Tuesday, March 22, 2005


Two bits of comic book movie news

In case you hadn't heard, there's been some news . . .

1) Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and other way-cool TV properties, will be writing and directing the big screen adaptation of Wonder Woman. No word yet on the casting (though Whedon might be leaning toward some actress from his space TV show Firefly), but the star-spangled Amazon is indeed headed to theaters.

It's taken a long time for the Queen of All Super-Heroines to make it to this level, in part because her origins, costume, powers, and villains are pretty hard to take seriously.

You know, she was molded out of clay by her mother, Queen of the Amazons. She wears a bathing suit and wrist bands that deflect bullets. There's the lasso that makes people tell the truth. There's the invisible plane. And so on.

Her villains include Ares, God of War; the Cheetah, who's like Catwoman only meaner; Dr. Psycho, a midget with curly hair; the Duke of Deception, about whom I know absolutely nothing; and those are the big ones.

Best of luck to Joss.

2) Thomas Haden Church, of Sideways fame, will be appearing as the primary villain in Spider-man 3. No word yet on what villain he'll play, although the word on the street is that he'll be Venom . . . a guy in a black Spider-suit with a long tongue and a mad-on for our hero.

You can see a pic of him here:



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