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Monday, January 7, 2008

Justice League of America, Superman: The Man of Steel, TV DVD News, Strike News, The Avengers, Comic Previews

Justice League of America

With the state of so many Superhero films in flux, rumors have become the norm. says here that those recent rumors about Eva Green auditioning for the George Miller "Justice League of America" film have gone the way of the Dodo. reports : "Eva has no interest or involvement whatsoever in Justice League of America." The rumor about Common as Green Lantern are still strongly afloat. JAKE PAINE at wrote that "Rumors circulated this week that the 35 year-old had signed paperwork to proceed with production. G.O.O.D. Music representatives were not available for comment." As for the crew there comes a report from scenic artist and props maker Billy Shannon that he is on board: "In January, I am off to Fox Studios, Sydney to work as a set finisher, painting surfaces to look like various types of marble and fancy woods . . . and with luck, may do some backdrop work . . ."

Superman: The Man of Steel

As reported in Latino Review, actor Brandon Routh is not putting on the tights for George Miller's "Justice League of America," but is back for the sequel, despite the exit of the film's director.

TV DVD News has posted info about "Married . . . with Children" (8th Season) here, "Party of Five" (3rd Season) here, "Family Affair" (5th Season) here, "Duckman" (Season 1) here, "Star Trek" (Hi-Def) here, "C.S.I." (Hi-Def) here, "Living with Ed" (More Episodes) here, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (6th Season) here and "Battlestar Galactica" (3rd Season) here.

Strike News

Here is a list from TV Guide of how many new episodes are left in your favorite shows in this strike shortened season. BTW: "After considerable outreach to Golden Globe actor nominees and their representatives over the past several weeks, there appears to be unanimous agreement that these actors will not cross WGA picket lines to appear on the Golden Globe Awards as acceptors or presenters. We applaud our members for this remarkable show of solidarity for striking Writers Guild of America (WGA) writers." So said Screen Actors Guild (SAG) President Alan Rosenberg. Rosenberg said the boycott will cover all nominees up for acting awards in the January 13 event, plus stars acting as presenters. UPDATE: While the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. and NBC engaged in eleventh-hour sessions Sunday attempting try to reach an agreement over the upcoming Golden Globes. Tension was racheted up by the fact that NBC appears to be seriously considering pulling the telecast, because of the lack of star power. Talks continue.

The Avengers

Jon Favreau says that he enjoyed working on "Iron Man" so much, he might consider doing an "Avengers" movie. He told MTV the project, based on the Marvel comic series about Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Captain America and Ant-Man joining forces, was a "great idea." Marvel has made it clear that they would only want to go ahead if all the individual characters have had their own movies first. Favreau said: "In the case of Marvel they're pretty clear on wanting to do it with the actors who've established the roles or to not do it at all. I think it's a good idea if you use the characters established in the other franchises that then come together for an event. I don't think they would do it like they're doing Justice League where it's a whole different set of actors and a whole different take on the world." Right now several of The Avengers team have their own movies in the works. First is Favreau's own "Iron Man," Ed Norton will be "The Incredible Hulk" this summer and Edgar Wright is to direct "Ant-Man." Mathew Vaughn's "Thor" is scheduled for a 2009 release. There are rumours circulating that Robert Downey Jr's Tony Stark (Iron Man) will make to an appearance in "The Incredible Hulk."

Comic Previews
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
New Avengers Annual #2,

Atomic Robo #4,

Afterburn #1,

Midknight #2,

Dynamo 5 #10,

Fearless #3,

& Lucha Libre #3

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