again, Fanboy Planet scours the web and the press releases to bring
you the news you might want to read. Or not. It's a desperate bid for
attention, really, in an attempt to rival Chairshots in popularity.
So far, so good.
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Don’t Call Them
The Ultimate Avengers
Marvel Comics has
announced that their fourth “Ultimate” book will be titled simply The
Ultimates. Due in December, this book will feature a group of the
same name, who look suspiciously like The Avengers. Mark Millar and
Bryan Hitch will chronicle the adventures of the team, consisting of
The Hulk, Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Giant Man, and The Wasp.
From hints dropped by Marvel E-I-C Joe Quesada, the versions of Iron
Man and The Hulk will differ from those established by Brian Michael
Bendis in Ultimate Marvel Team-Up. Character designs will appear
in Wizard #121, due August 26.
WizardWorld Signing Schedules
Ian M. Feller contacted
all of us comics websites so that we could post this information. CrossGen
has divided their creators into two teams for booth appearances and
signings, and wants to stress that they do not charge for sketches and
Team A: Mark Waid,
Steve Epting, Scot Eaton, Butch Guice, Tony Bedard, Paul Pelletier,
and George Perez.
Team B: Ron Marz,
Greg Land, Jim Cheung, Barbara Kesel, Bart Sears, and Steve McNiven.
12:00-2:00 Team B
2:00-4:00 Team A
4:00-6:00 Team B
12:00-2:00 Team A
2:00-4:00 Team B
4:00-6:00 Team A
12:00-2:00 Team B
2:00-3:30 Team A
3:30-5:00 Team B
DC Fans, Keep
Your Grains Of Salt Handy…
that director Wolfgang Peterson (Das Boot, The Perfect Storm) has
signed to develop and direct a World’s Finest film, to feature,
of course, Batman and Superman for the first time together on screen.
While not confirmed, George Clooney does have a contract tying him to
two more Batman films, so he could don the cowl for this project. However,
this marks the fourth DC superhero project Warner Brothers has “in development,”
three of which involve the caped crusader. You’ll notice that none of
them has progressed much past the announcement stage.
For the record,
we have Boaz Yakim (Remember The Titans) working on Batman
Beyond, Darren Aronofsky (Requiem For A Dream) working with
Frank Miller on Batman: Year One (maybe), and no one admitting
that the Superman Lives project is dead. The good news is that
Jon Peters’ name has not been mentioned in conjunction with World’s
Finest. The bad news is that Aint It Cool News has run the
rumor that John Travolta may play Superman, provided he gets to wear
his Terl stilts.
that production on Daredevil may commence in Toronto in January.
A threat of a looming Canadian actors’ strike had stalled pre-production,
but it looks like a waiver will be allowed. No, we have no word as to
who, if anyone, has been cast. Ask Rob. He’ll know.
Aquaman To Lose Hand Okay, we admit it. We’re dumber than a
bunch of monkeys around here. Last week, the aforementioned Comics2Film
quoted us as saying that Aquaman’s episodes in the upcoming JLA
series would cover his transformation from the old orange and green
short-haired guy to Arthur the One-Handed Barbarian. We did say
that. We tipped off Comics2Film. And we completely forgot to run it
in the news column. So here it is.
Takes On The X-Men
reports that X-Men: Evolution will be pre-empted on Saturday, September
1st, so that the KidsWB! can show an episode of Samurai Jack. It’s
corporate synergy at its finest, as the WB lets Cartoon Network pay for
a show’s development, then take it for its own. For those without the
Cartoon Network, this should give you hope: it’s likely then that sooner
or later, JLA will show up on regular broadcast television.
The eagerly anticipated
teen heart-throb look at the Superman mythos will premiere on Tuesday,
October 16 at 9 p.m. James Van der Beek will not be there.
BJ And The Angel
Maybe this has
no business being on this page, but David Boreanaz (Angel) has
announced his engagement to Playboy Playmate and Son of the Beach
star Jaime Bergmann. Readers of both genders may now gnash their teeth.
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