Friday Afternoon Round-Up: Hulk Squeeze edition

June 1, 2007

CBR has a preview of WORLD WAR HULK: X-MEN, in stores June 27th.

DANIA RAMIREZ (X-MEN, SOPRANOS) is joining the cast of HEROES as Maya– no word on her powers yet, though!

TV Squad’s got more details, via conference call, on the end of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA.

We’ve all got one less day to wait ’til TRANSFORMERS.

Stan Winston is doing the special effects for THE INCREDIBLE HULK.

Newsarama has another weekly interview with editor Mike Marts about COUNTDOWN.

They’ve also got an interview with FLASH writer Marc Guggenheim. Sadly, his other book, BLADE (which we dug) has just been cancelled.

Legend in Japanese horror legend HIDEO NAKATA (RINGU, DARK WATER) will direct INHUMAN, based loosely on a true story.

Its not all repeats: Sci-Fi has new episodes of STARGATE SG-1, STARGATE ATLANTIS, and PAINKILLER JANE tonight, starting at 8pm EST.

The Beat has a look at Marvel’s April sales figures.


The Incredible Hulk Synopsis

May 31, 2007

Via Comic Book Movie, Universal has released a full synopsis for THE INCREDIBLE HULK, the non-sequel starring Ed Norton and Liv Tyler:

The explosive, action-packed adventure in one of the all-time most popular superhero sagas unfolds with a cure in reach for the world’s most primal force of fury: The Incredible Hulk. We find scientist Bruce Banner (Edward Norton) living in shadows, scouring the planet for an antidote. But the warmongers who dream of abusing his powers won’t leave him alone, nor will his need to be with the only woman he has ever loved, Betty Ross (Liv Tyler).

Upon returning to civilization, our brilliant doctor is ruthlessly pursued by The Abomination (Tim Roth) — a nightmarish beast of pure adrenaline and aggression whose powers match The Hulk’s own. A fight of comic-book proportions ensues as Banner must call upon the hero within to rescue New York City from total destruction. And on June 13, 2008, one scientist must make an agonizing final choice — accept a peaceful life as Bruce Banner or the creature he could permanently become: The Incredible Hulk.

Can’t wait to see THE ABOMINATION and THE HULK tear up Manhattan! That could be one amazing fight sequence, especially in the hands of director Louis Leterrier!


Thursday Afternoon Round-Up

May 31, 2007

The Mach-5 has been revealed, and its pretty effin’ sweet! Go, SPEED RACER, Go!

SIN CITY 2 is still happening, but not anytime soon.

There will be a SHREK 4 & 5.

Newsarama’s got a great preview of WORLD WAR HULK: FRONT LINE #1.

The SUPERMAN: DOOMSDAY animated movie will premiere at Comic-Con on July 26th.

Speaking of Comic-Con, here’s the full list of exclusive action figures you can grab while you’re there.

You’ll have to wait 2 less days– HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX has been moved up to open on July 11th.

TV Squad has a look at LOST Season 3 letdowns. We don’t agree with them, though, except for Eko’s death (kinda unnecessary) and the winter hiatus.

There will be a HERCULES film. Could be cool, obvs.