Comics2Film: PUNISHER, WATCHMEN and WOLVERINE (Mania.com)

By:Rob M. Worley
Date: Thursday, December 04, 2008
Source: Various

The internet has been declared a 'Punisher War Zone' with the movie opening this weekend. That's not going to stop 'Watchmen' or 'Wolverine and the X-Men' from trying to steal its thunder. Here's your Comics2Film round up for December 4th, 2008.

Ray Stevenson on THE PUNISHER

Ray Stevenson, star of the new movie 'Punisher War Zone' sat down with Mania's own Rob Vaux for an exclusive 1 on 1 interview. Here's an exceprt:

You just use the weapons like it's second nature. You didn't want it to feel stylized or gung ho. Frank Castle is the weapon and the guns are just tools, just extensions of him. That needed to come through. Someone asked me if Frank had a favorite gun. I said, "Yeah, the one that was loaded and pointed at the enemy."

The movie opens in theaters everywhere tomorrow.

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The actor also dropped by CBR and chatted them up in this video interview:

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Review: PUNISHER WAR ZONE

Variety posted their review of 'Punisher War Zone':

Frank Castle, aka the Punisher, was last seen in 2004 unleashing his inner homicidal maniac on the mobsters who killed his wife and children. In the latest installment, "Punisher: War Zone," Frank is played by Ray Stevenson, taking over for the original's Thomas Jane, but he remains divinely ticked off: "Sometime, I'd like to get my hands on God," he mutters, still unafraid to take matters to the top. Gore-drenched actioner is guaranteed to draw fans of wretched excess like moths to a nuclear holocaust.

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'WOLVERINE &  THE X-MEN', New pics and a second season

Nicktoons Network has provided Marvel Animation Age with new images from 'Wolverine & The X-Men'.

[LINK] - Thanks to Jim Harvey for the submission.

Marvel Animation Age also reports that work is underway on a second season for the show.

Marvel Animation and Singapore-based Toonz Entertainment Pte Ltd have given an early green light to a second season of the animated television series, Wolverine and the X-Men. This on the heels of an overwhelming response at MIPCOM and the launch of Season 1 in Latin America, Canada, and Italy, the Wolverine and the X-Men animated series is set to continue its uncanny success as it expands to other international territories including the U.K. on BBC and the U.S. in January 2009 through the Nicktoons Network, Nickelodeon’s 24-hour animation channel. The action, adventure and drama will continue with 26 more half-hour episodes already in preproduction.

[LINK] - Thanks to Jim Harvey for the submission.

WATCHMEN running time cut

Zack and Deborah Snyder told SCI FI Wire that the current cut for 'Watchmen' is at 2 hours and 25 minutes.

"The movie's pretty long ... compared to '300', which was an hour and 58 minutes. The director's cut [of Watchmen] is about three hours and 10 minutes long. It has even more than the theatrical version, as far as the detail that gets even closer to the graphic novel."

Snyder also said that, while the 'Tales of the Black Freighter' animated movie will be released on DVD simultaneous to the film's release, he also hopes to integrate the footage into the DVD release of 'Watchmen' to create a 3 hour, 40 minute film.

"So there's a huge epic version of Watchmen, which will probably come out after the movie's theatrical release, for hardcore [fans]."

Watchmen opens March 6, 2009.

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'WATCHMEN' soundtrack website

Fans awaiting the release of the 'Watchmen' film score can visit WatchmenMusic.com and sign up for updates. The soundtrack is due out February 24th

[LINK] - Thanks to Jim Harvey for the submission.



Series: Watchmen, Punisher: War Zone, Wolverine and the X-Men, Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter, Watchmen: Under the Hood