Kevin Smith to direct Heroes spin off… and more!
Friday and Saturday pass at the San Diego Comic-Con. Already weâve had the unveiling of the teaser trailer for âThe Dark Knightâ? and the casting of Spock in JJ Abramsâ âStar Trekâ?, so whatâs next? Here are a few more highlights.
At a panel dedicated to the TV show âHeroesâ? fans didnât just get a teaser for season two. They also learned that a spin off series is coming out called âHeroes: Origins.â? But the biggest surprise of all is that the debut episode will be directed by none other then Kevin Smith, who was on hand to receive a standing ovation from the crowd. âOriginsâ? will consist of six stand-alone episodes and will begin airing in December after the eleventh episode of the second season.
Fans of this summerâs âTransformersâ? movie may not have to wait as long as they think for a sequel. IDW Publishing is going to publish a series of sequel comics to bridge the gap between the film and its follow up. The first one is entitled âThe Search for Starscream.â?
Marvel Comics announced that Spider-Man fans are going to be getting more Spidey then they bargained for when his flagship title, âAmazing Spider-Manâ? starts being published three times a month. The publishing initiative is called âBrand New Dayâ? and will feature rotating creative teams. One of the members of these teams is âBack to the Futureâ? writer Bob Gale. Marvel Comics, along with Robert Downey Jr., Jon Favreau, and Stan Winston unveiled the Iron Man Mach 1 armor from the upcoming movie.
Finally, â300â? director Zack Snyder was on hand to discuss his next film an adaptation of what is considered greatest graphic novel of all time, âWatchmen.â? âWere interested in making a movie that is not bullshit and has real balls.â? He told the crowd as he unveiled the first movie poster. âWatchmenâ? will be released on 3-6-09.