an X-Man Can…
announced this week that The Amazing Spider-Man has doubled its
sales since May 2001, when the book was troubled, largely ignored by
fans, and aimless after a failed revamp.
Giving credit where
credit is due, Marvel lauded writer J. Michael Straczynski for making
that happen. And those doubled sales are impressive, as the book now
ships over 100,000 copies per month, making it one of the top sellers
in the industry. (Ah, for the days when 1.5 million was the high number
to shoot for…)
Can A Blind
Hero Even Play Videogames?
Encore, Inc. has signed a five-year exclusive deal with Marvel, giving
them the rights to produce next generation console games featuring Daredevil.
Few details have
shaped up at this point, but the first game has targeted a late fall
release, to coincide with the movie. Elektra will play a part in the
first Daredevil game, but since the rights include everybody's favorite
hot assassin, Encore plans to develop a game for her, as well.
The rumors have
flown about for well over a week, but Monday The Hollywood Reporter
claimed that Jennifer Garner, of ABC's ALIAS, has a lock on the
role of Elektra if she wants it.
While not necessarily
the most Greek-looking of actresses for the role, Garner has proven
that she can kick butt with the best of them. And she is one of the
few young actresses in Hollywood neither Ben Affleck nor Matt Damon
have dated, so the casting could give Daredevil publicists something
to talk about.
I really need to
start watching ALIAS (no relation whatsoever to Brian Michael
Bendis' Marvel comic of the same name).
George Lucas, Please
Stop Embarrassing Me…
Once again, the
day after posting that pop singing "sensations" *NSYNC would not
be making a cameo in Attack of the Clones, a spokesman for Lucas
stated that the decision has not been made, since the film itself has
not been edited into even much of a rough cut. Sensible, but annoying
position to take.
So for those who
wanted to see Lance Bass get cauterized from the neck up, it's still
possible. In the meantime, Saturday Night Live took the opportunity
last weekend to release their version of the scene. Nothing could be
more chilling than having Mace Windu turn to the movie audience and
announce, "Ladies and Gentlemen, *NSYNC!"
it just might happen, aren't you?
Jay, Jay, Jay…
Jason Mewes, he
who plays Jay in all of Kevin Smith's movies (so far), has taken the
role too far to heart. Though scheduled to make an appearance at Sundance
this week, it seems that Mewes is actually on the lam.
New Jersey police
want him for failing to make several probation meetings in both California
and New Jersey, a necessity ever since the actor got busted for heroin
possession. Allowed to continue building his movie career, the New Jersey
courts had agreed to let him serve his probation in Los Angeles.
Mewes has not been
seen in public for almost a month, and his sometime mentor Kevin Smith
has chosen once again to play Silent Bob on the issue.
The day after Fanboy
Planet runs a piece hoping that ALIAS
will find an audience, ABC announced that they will renew the show
for a second season.
Okay, okay, I get
it. I've got to start watching the show.
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