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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Phantom, True Grit, TV DVD News, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Where The Wild Things Are, Comic Previews

The Phantom

When it takes up its new name (SyFy) the channel will also be doing a new take on the Lee Falk creation. The Hollywood Reporter says here that the film should air in 2010, with a possible follow-up series starting later.

True Grit

Variety says here that the Coen Brothers will be doing a "truer to the book" version than the 1969 film. Their description of the script is: "A lot of violence in it. There's scalping and hanging ... it's good. Indians torturing people with ants, cutting their eyelids off. It's a proper western, a real western, set in the 1870s."

TV DVD News has posted info about "Burn Notice" (Season 2) here, "ER" (Season 11) here, "Designing Women" (Season 1) here, "The Spectacular Spider-Man" (Vol 4) here, "The Jeff Foxworthy Show" (Season 2) here, "The Middleman" (Complete Series) here.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Ryan Reynolds spoke here to MTV about his Deadpool character in the film. First, he confirmed it is deadpool, saying: "That [face in the trailer], I would say, is Deadpool, yeah. When I'm in the scarred makeup too, and you'll see closer shots obviously in the film, and it's hard to even tell that's me, but you can tell. You've just got to find a better shot." Then Reynolds said: "I'm not going to get into exactly what's going on with his mouth, particularly because he is 'the merc with the mouth…' But it's going to be pretty interesting when people see it. People are going to be blown away and have a deep appreciation for what it is and how that character fits into this universe."

Where The Wild Things Are

USA Today has posted a great story here, with a link to a lot of pictures from the film that will be released on October 16th.

Comic Previews
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
X-Men: The Lives and Times of Lucas Bishop #2,

X-Infernus #4,

X-Force/Cable: Messiah War Prologue,

Wolverine: First Class #13,

Runaways #8,

War of Kings: Darkhawk #2,

& Avengers: The Initiative Featuring Reptil #1

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