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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The Incredible Hulk, The Avengers, TV DVD News, Disneynature, Barbarella, Comic Previews


The Incredible Hulk

Tim Roth said here at Sci Fi Wire he was committed to keep the Abonimation human and relatable: "We talked about that from the beginning, before we even ended up in front of a camera. [Blonsky] has a real problem with authority, even within the military, which is where he operates. We were looking for things that could carry right through to the actual monster at the very end, so there is a real echo. You can see Blonsky in the Abomination. I talked a lot to the CG animators about how I'd like to him to operate and function. It's good."



The Avengers

The producers of "The Incredible Hulk," Gale Anne Hurd and Kevin Feige, spoke to SCI FI Wire saying that elements of that film lay groundwork for a film adaptation of Marvel's "The Avengers." Hurd said: "It's nice to be able to let things evolve, and we set things up with this film. We have Tim Blake Nelson playing Dr. Samuel Sterns, and anyone who is a fan of the comic books knows that Samuel Sterns turns into the Leader, so there is an opportunity to explore that. It's in this film, but for people who aren't aware of that, it's not confusing." At the New York Comic Con, filmmakers confirmed rumors that Iron Man's Robert Downey Jr. appearing in Hulk; showing a scene between William Hurt's Gen. Ross and Downey's Tony Stark at a bar. Feige said: "I can definitely say that part of the fun of doing all these characters in-house now, the ones we have the rights to, is all about being able to bring something that has never been on screen before, which is the Marvel Universe. Any comic book reader knows that you can flip through any given issue of a comic and not know who to expect popping into a panel. That's part of the fun of what Stan [Lee] and Jack [Kirby] did so many years ago, by intertwining these characters. We haven't had that ability until now."



TV DVD News

TVShowsOnDVD.com has posted info about "What's Happening!!" (Complete Series) here, "Get Smart" (Complete Series) here, "Soap" (Complete Series) here, "Eureka" (Season 2) here, "Avatar: The Last Airbender" (Book 3: Fire, Vols. 3 & 4) here, "The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet" (Best of Ricky & Dave) here, and "The Invaders" (Season 1) here.



Disneynature

Remember Disney's "True-Life Adventures" series that ran from 1948 through 1960? The studio has announced they have created a new film company called Disneynature to produce documentary films like those. It will be based outside of Paris and headed by Jean-Fran├žois Camilleri, who joined with Disney to produce "March of the Penguins" in 2005.



Barbarella

Rose McGowan has answered rumors claiming the remake of "Barbarella" will be shelved because producers want a more famous lead. Robert Rodriguez (who has a personal relationship with McGowan) is directing the film. McGowan insists there is no truth to the reports, saying a delay in production is due to a potential actors strike. She said: "It (the rumor) was irritating, very malicious and there was no proof."



The Renaissance Festival of Joplin
"The Renaissance Festival that Builds Houses"
April 26 and 27, 2008 in the beautiful village of Fareham located within Landreth Park in Joplin, Missouri
Click here for our web page.
"Come and play!"





Comic Previews
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Young Avengers #4,



Marvel Illustrated:
The Picture of Dorian Gray #5,



Power Pack: Day One #2,



Uncanny X-Men #497,



Wolverine: First Class #2,



X-Men: First Class #11,



& X-Force #3











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