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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Iron Man 2, The Spirit, TV DVD News, Watchmen, Priest, Comic Previews

Iron Man 2

Justin Theroux, who did the script, spoke here to MTV about the Jim Rhodes role saying: "I can't really speak to the plot stuff and all the rest of it but Rhodes is completely present in a very strong and big way. He's COMPLETELY present." Don Cheadle (who plays Rhodes in the film) says here in IGN where he said: "I got a phone call from my agent saying they were offering me the part. That was kind of it. It happened very fast, and I had a very short time to answer. Literally, overnight. I was unaware of what was happening with Terrence [Howard]. And when they called me I asked what was going on with Terrence. I've worked with Terrence, I've known Terrence for a long time. And they said they were moving away from him. So it's not like I was taking Terrence's job, because the job was already gone. Someone else was going to do the part. I don't know who the next person in line was, but that's who they were going to. And I literally had a few hours to accept the job or not." The sequel, directed by Jon Favreau, is set to open on May 7, 2010.

The Spirit

New clips on the film are at both JoBlo (here) and Cinematical (here). Comic Book Resources News spoke here with the cast and crew about the movie. The film, directed by Frank Miller and starring Gabriel Macht, will open on December 25, 2008.

TV DVD News has posted info about "South Park" (Season 12) here & here, "Futurama" (Into the Wild Green Yonder-Blu-ray) here & here, "Room 222" (Season 2) here, "Charlie Brown/Peanuts Specials" (Snoopy's Reunion) here, "Just Shoot Me" (Season 3) here, "Mr. Belvedere" (Seasons 1 & 2) here.


ComicBookMovie has had a chance to see the first 22 minutes of the film and their review is here. Of course, this link contains spoilers, so don't get all crazy on me about it. The same site has posted the film's cast members favorite Super-heroes here. They also posted the trailer for the movie's video game here. IGN posted news on the delay of the trial over the rights to the film here.


Scott Charles Stewart will direct and Cory Goodman has written the screenplay that adapts the a horror Western for Screen Gems. The tale (a Manga created by Min-Woo Hyung) tells of a world ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampire and tells of a warrior priest who turns against the church to track down a murderous band of vampires who have kidnapped his niece. The film is scheduled for a 2009 release.

Comic Previews
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Black Terror #2,

Zorro #9,

Terminator Revolution #1,

Vincent Price Presents #4,

The Imaginaries : Vol #2, #1,

Bartholomew of the Scissors #4,

& 1782: The Year Of The Blood

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