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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Silver Surfer, Jonah Hex, TV DVD News, Watchmen, End of the CW?, Comic Previews

Silver Surfer

Director Alex Proyas has been rumored to be the man to direct, however, he told MTV in this splash page that he'd never play along with rights holder 20th Century Fox. Proyas said: "I'm determined never to work with them ever again because of my experience on 'I,Robot' ... It's like the origin of Silver Surfer was in that movie, and I'm going, 'This is such a f***ing great story, why throw it away?' I think they messed it up."

Jonah Hex

Directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor said in this posting in The Movie Blog that Thomas Jane will not play the lead character. Neveldine said: "We're excited about looking for the lead. We have some options for Jonah Hex." Taylor said: "We had never brought his name up, he's great, we like him ... We don't see the guy as Jonah Hex, to be quite honest with you. But we like him. We're totally stoked that he would do that, it's so awesome."

TV DVD News has posted info about "Route 66" (Season 2) here, "Torchwood" (Season 1) here, "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C." (Season 5) here, "Howdy Doody" (Best of) here, "Tales of the Gold Monkey" (Complete Series) here, "Freaks and Geeks" (Yearbook Edition) here and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" (Remaining Seasons) here.


According to this article in the New York Times, the film could take until next summer to be released. Their article said: "Fox has said it will seek an injunction blocking Warner's planned release of the film next March. Warner has argued that Fox should not be allowed to stop the movie, after standing by while Warner and its partners on the film, Paramount Pictures and Legendary Pictures, spent more than $100 million on the production, directed by Zack Snyder. The report also outlined conflicting requests for a trial date: as early as next June, if Fox has its way, or April, if Warner prevails."

End of the CW?

Variety reports that stations owned by the Tribune (like WGN and KTLA) have begun removing The CW name. A Houston station removed the "CW" reference from its call letters.Still no word about whether there will be any more CW programming on a network known as CW for the 2009-10 season.

Comic Previews
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
X-Men Origins: Beast #1,

X-Men: Manifest Destiny #1,

Venom: Dark Origin #2,

Marvel Apes #1,

Eternals #4,

Secret Invasion: Front Line #3,

& Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane #2

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