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Monday, June 16, 2008

24, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, TV DVD News, The First Avenger: Captain America, The Fairness Doctrine, Comic Previews


The Hollywood Reporter says that Jon Voight will play a recurring character on the seventh season of "24." Voight will play Jack Bauer' (Kiefer Sutherland's), nemesis introduced during the two-hour Season 7 prequel and then be featured heavily in the latter half of the season. The prequel is now filmingg on location in South Africa and is scheduled to air November 23, before Season 7 kicks off in January.

Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Superhero Hype has posted this interview with actors Doug Jones, Luke Goss and Ron Perlman, wherein Perlman says "I'm not nearly as young or eager or ambitious as I was when I was doing all those other heavy-duty make-up roles decades ago, so now, the only way I can get my ya-yas up to go through that process, it has to be a character with the gravitas of Hellboy and for a filmmaker like Guillermo. Otherwise, I just can't do it anymore. I'm too tired, I'm too cranky, I'm too curmudgeony."

TV DVD News has posted info about "Honey West" (Complete Series) here, "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" (Best of Season 3) here, "Eureka" (Season 2) here, "Las Vegas" (Season 5) here, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (Season 7) here, "Friday the 13th: The Series" (Season 1) here, and "Legion of Super-Heroes" (Vol. 3) here.

The First Avenger: Captain America

In answer to this rumor in the Latino Review, which points to Leonardo DiCaprio as Marvel's first choice to play Captain America, the site says: "Now before some loser film website goes out there and tries to debunk me let's get it straight. Don't expect Marvel to go on the record and say 'Yes it's true, we are looking at so and so.' Hollywood doesn't work like that. Studios and production companies only go on the record to announce the casting of a role when it's official. I announced the lead in the upcoming 'Prince of Persia.' It took the trades weeks later to make it official. That being said ... NO OFFERS HAVE BEEN OFFICIALLY MADE! NOBODY HAS BEEN CAST YET! DICAPRIO IS PROBABLY CLUELESS AT THIS POINT!"

The Fairness Doctrine

Conservative activists are pushing for the Broadcaster Freedom Act, which would prevent any future president from reviving an FCC rule that required broadcasters to balance opinions expressed on their airwaves, called the Fairness Doctrine. Republican Congressman Mike Pence of Indiana said: "It is dangerous to suggest that the government should be in the business of rationing free speech. With ... conservatives finally having their voices heard, liberals desire to shut them up and shut them down by [reinstituting] the Fairness Doctrine." Balanced reporting? Yeah, that's un-American.

Comic Previews
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Squadron Supreme 2 #1,

X-Factor #32,

Marvel Illustrated: The Iliad #7,

Wolverine #66,

Ultimate X-Men #95,

Ultimate Fantastic Four #55,

& Secret Invasion: Fantastic Four #2

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