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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Terminator 5, The Twilights Saga: New Moon, TV DVD News, Jonah Hex, Marvel Super Heroes: What The--?!, Comic Previews

Terminator 5

Fear Net reports here that Robert Patrick is getting ready to reprise his role for the film. Director McG says this about Patrick's character: "I like the idea in a prospective next picture that you meet Robert Patrick the way he looks today, and he's a scientist that's working on improving cell replication so we can stay healthier and we can cure juvenile diabetes and all these things that once again sound like good ideas -- and once again live as an idealized expression of ourselves. So imagine seeing a sixty-year-old Robert Patrick and knowing, 'Holy shit! That's gonna be the T-1000 -- who comes back perfect, lean and the whole thing.' I haven't concluded that, but Robert and I had dinner the other night and talked about it…" Patrick responds: "Yeah, he talked to me about it. I'm interested. I was listening to him tell me about it. I had no idea that he thought about that. I love McG. He's a great guy. I've worked with him before, had a great experience working with him both times… And I certainly can't think of anybody to tackle T4 other than him right now. I think he's got the energy for it and the passion for it. I know he's a fan of the movies. I think he'll do a fantastic job. I'm interested to see what Christian Bale does with John Connor. I'm interested to see the whole setting for that…so we'll see what happens. The sci-fi genre, and specifically that character, is something I'm very proud of. It's what broke me out big to the world. And it's a character that I've lived with ever since, and I kind of carry it with me everywhere I go, for good or bad. So it's obviously something that's very dear to me and real special to me. That was a real special time. That franchise means a lot to me. All of those people were great people to work with. I love 'em all -- Jim Cameron and Arnold and Linda and Eddie. It was a real, real special time in my life." The film is set for a 2011 release.

The Twilights Saga: New Moon

Variety says that production on the "Twilight" sequel has been shut down due to problems on the set. Several sources are telling that the star Robert Pattinson has been at odds with director Chris Weitz over script decisions, but (and this is the crux of it) favoritism towards cast newcomer Dakota Fanning. It seems that Fanning has a more established acting pedigree than Pattinson and he's acting up on the set. The rumor is that producers are looking at Zac Efron to replace Pattinson as fast as possible, and they will write a physical transformation of his character into the story to explain it.

TV DVD News has posted info about "The IT Crowd" (Season 2) here, "Corner Gas" (Season 6) here, "Callan" (Set 1) here, "The Closer" (Season 4) here, "Eureka" (Season 3.0) here, "ER" (Season 11) here.

Jonah Hex

Screen Rant reports here that Will Arnett and Michael Shannon have joined that cast that already included Josh Brolin, John Malkovich and Megan Fox. Arnett plays a Union soldier who hires ex-confederate Jonah Hex while Shannon will play the character of Doc Cross Williams, "a ring leader of a gladiatorial event Jonah finds himself in." Jimmy Hayward directs the DC Comics adaptation set for an August 10, 2010 release.

Marvel Super Heroes: What The--?!

You can watch the first episode of the video series here. There are also a links to a lot of other Marvel product you can watch for free.

Comic Previews
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Fantastic Force #1,

Dark Avengers #4,

Ms. Marvel #38,

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 #24,

Who Wants To Be A Superhero: The Defuser,

& B.P.R.D.: The Black Goddess #4

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