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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Vin Diesel Wants to Play . . ., Spinal Tap World Tour, TV DVD News, Terminator: Salvation, Watchmen, Comic Previews

Vin Diesel Wants to Play . . .

MTV Splashpage has posted here a talk they had with the action star about talk he was being considered for the role of Prince Namor. Diesel says: "I have some superhero favorites. I talked to Jonathan Mostow about 'Sub-Mariner,' which could be interesting because of its World War II-New York connection. I would be [more] apt to play a villain. [I'd like to play] the protagonist of a story that is also like a Marvel villain - like Doctor Doom or something."

Spinal Tap World Tour

BBC News tells us in this article that the subject of the best ever Mock-Rock-Umentary will be having a "World Tour" to mark the 25th anniversary of the film "This is Spinal Tap." The complete tour consists of a single show at Wembley Stadium in June. The 1960's folk group The Folksmen (featured in the film "A Mighty Wind") will be the opening act.

TV DVD News has posted info about "Father Knows Best" (Season 3) here, "Every Picture Tells a Story" (Athena Release) here, "Wire in the Blood" (Season 6) here, "Playing Shakespeare" (Mini-series) here, "All in the Family" (Norman Lear Collection) here, "Friday Night Lights" (Season 3) here.

Terminator: Salvation

Airlock Alpha reports here that Fox is considering renewing and rescheduling "Dollhouse," but, once "Terminator: Salvation" opens, they will probably cancel "Terminator: The Sarah Connors Chronicles," since Warners will stop paying them a fee to keep it on the air.


Slash Film says here that while he was receiving the best director award at ShoWest, Zach Snyder spoke about the 3 hour plus version of the film and the lower than expected ($104M in the US &$172M worldwide) box office. Snyder said: "The thing about Watchmen is it's a lot of craziness. It's a long movie, it's rated R. Everyone is talking about Monsters vs. Aliens, which is a cool movie, comes out and makes like $58 million and everyone is like, 'Oh my god, it's the hugest hit ever!' And then a R-rated movie, two and a half hours long with superheroes raping each other makes $55 million dollars and every-one's like 'WHAT?' How is that possible? I'm pretty happy with the movie. We're super proud of the movie, the director's cut is coming soon. So in July you'll get to see more 'Watchmen.' If you didn't have enough in two hours and forty minutes you'll have three hours and ten minutes, and I think there is three hours and thirty minutes coming so they'll be a lot more Watchmen to come, regardless of how people feel about it."

Comic Previews
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Captain Britain and MI13 #12,

Dark Reign: Hawkeye #1,

Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #50,

Punisher: Frank Castle #69,

All-New Savage She-Hulk #1,

The Odyssey #8,

& The Wonderful Wizard of Oz #5

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