Justice League of America
Warner Brothers has announced that "Justice League of America" is in production (Australia, not Canada) with a 2009 release scheduled. Variety says all issues from the writer's strike to actor availabilities, have been resolved. Kieran and Michele Mulroney are back to work polishing the script. A final draft will be given to director George Miller in two weeks. Those previously announced as the cast have "been told to continue their superhero training."
James Kyson Lee (Ando) spoke to SCI FI Wire in this article, saying that the show will get back to producing new episodes as early as June for next fall since writers' strike is over. Lee said: "Or possibly May, if they want to speed it up. And I think NBC is going to do another big push again, right after the Olympics, and we'll premiere season three in September. I know they're very excited about it. They had a lot of great ideas that they wanted to incorporate, and obviously our second season got cut short because of the strike, so now they're really happy that they're going to be able to play with some stuff. 'Villains' opens up a whole new world. Are they going to bring a whole new set of characters that are going to face off with us and whatnot? [The] assassination of Nathan [Adrian Pasdar] and Nicky/Jessica [Ali Larter]. Is she alive or dead?' I know people are excited that Ando and Hiro are back together after their little stint away [in] different timelines. I think more adventures and mayhem ensue for us."
TV DVD News
TVShowsOnDVD.com has posted info about "Disneyland" (Dr. Syn) here, "G.I. Joe" (Toy Battle Packs) here, "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" (Defect Replacement Info) here, "12 oz. Mouse," (Vol. 1) here, "Penn & Teller: Bullsh*t!" (Season 5) here, "The Incredible Hulk" (TV Films) here, "Voltron: Defender of the Universe" ("Fleet of Doom") here and "Batman: The Animated Series" (DTV: "Gotham Knight") here.
Let the Right One In
Variety reports that Magnolia Pictures has optioned North American rights to the romantic horror movie based on novel by Swedish author John Ajvide Lindqvist, about a boy whose new girlfriend may be a vampire.
The last "all new" episode ended with the words "to be continued," but, not so much. NBC has canceled the series, leading its creator, Gary Scott Thompson, to tell TV Guide Online: "We were probably the first victim of the strike. The strike did us in. We had three more episodes to shoot for the season, which we didn't get done. And the 'To be continued . . .' was actually supposed to be the first part of a two-parter. But that's as far as we got." Thompson said he had hoped "to wrap it up and make it satisfying for all the fans, and, in some ways, give ourselves an incredible curtain call with all the major characters."
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Captain America #35,
House of M: Avengers #5,
Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four #33,
Marvel Zombies 2 #5,
New Warriors #9,
X-Men: Legacy #208,
& X-Men: First Class #9