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By Rob M. Worley     February 24, 2009
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Piccolo in DRAGONBALL: EVOLUTION (slideshow)
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A whole bunch of 'Dragonball' photos dropped on the interwebs today. Plus: 'Transformers 2' spoilers (sort of) online. 'Smallivlle' photos online. 'Brave and the Bold' episode online! And there's this little film you might have heard mentioned called 'Watchmen' coming out, so there's some new buzz on that online. Even more! All this in your super-online edition of Comics2Film 9.2.24!



WATCHMEN lenticular poster

Syndime.com is offering a 'Watchmen' lenticular poster for sale. The website has  a Quicktime demo widget that simulates the 3D motion of the artwork. It's kinda fun.

Thanks to Antonello Blueberry for the submission.




TFW2005 has been running a message board Q & A with 'Transformers 2' writer and producer Roberto Orci. One bit of potential SPOILER has come out of it. Frankly, the news won't surprise most people, but we're putting the spoiler in white text to protect the innocent. Swipe it with your cursor to read it.

Orci has revealed that Megatron, who was apparently destroyed at the end of the first movie, will make a comeback in 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen'. Come on. You saw that coming. Right?

Fans are invited to visit TFW2005 to submit their questions to Mr. Orci.




Eriko as Mai and James Marsters as Piccolo in this still from DRAGONBALL: EVOLUTION

Normally a studio likes to have full control of the photos and videos coming out of their movies. With a film like 'Dragonball', the stateside studio 20th Century Fox doesn't have the level of control they'd normally enjoy, as they have partners in other countries alos rolling out publicity materials.

That being the case, we've got a huge set of new photos from the film at the site JediYuth.com. These include production photos as well as stills from the finished film.

Thanks to Antonello Blueberry for the submission.



Three New Clips from WONDER WOMAN

The other big comic-based movie that's coming out next week is 'Wonder Woman', the animate film on DVD. IGN has three clips from the movie ready for your viewing enjoyment.



First Look: SMALLVILLE's Zatanna

Fans who subscribe to TV Guide will see the first image of Canadian supermodel Serinda Swan as the mind-wiping Zatanna in an upcoming episode of 'Smallville'. If you don't get the magazine, never fear. KryptonSite.com comes to the rescue with a scan of the photo faster than you can say, "Erutcip Eht Em Wohs!"

Guess what? She's the first 'Smallville' take on a DCU character that looks exactly like the comic book counterpart, fishnets and all.




Mania.com has seen 'Watchmen'. So have a lot of U.S. based websites. Warner Bros have embargoed reviews from the site, which means we can't tell you what we thought until next week.

Apparently "international" outlets have no such bindings (as if all websites aren't international). So, we're seeing a smattering of reviews trickling out from "international" sites. Here's a roundup:

IGN AU - 5 Stars (of 5) - "The movie you always wanted to see but never expected to get."

Total Film - 4 Stars (of 4) - "...It’s hard to imagine anyone watching the Watchmen as faithfully as Zack Snyder’s heartfelt, stylised adap [sic]."

Empire Online - 4 stars (of 5) - "Okay, it isn’t the graphic novel, but Zack Snyder clearly gives a toss, creating a smart, stylish, decent adaptation, if low on accessibility for the non-convert."

Thanks to Antonello Blueberry for the submission.



BRAVE/BOLD - "Return of the Fearsome Fangs" Online

If you missed last Friday's episode of the super-groovy new 'Batman: The Brave and the Bold' show, you can catch it online now at CartoonNetwork.com.

"Return of the Fearsome Fangs" takes Batman back to his origins with Master Wong Fei and the Wudang Temple. There he teams up with Bronze Tiger to save the temple's most sacred relic. The episode also includes a teaser clip that gives us a first look at Jonah Hex and Batman in the Old West.




WATCHMEN World Premiere Report

Finally, here's Empire Online's video coverage of the "Yellow Carpet" premier of the movie in London:

Thanks to Antonello Blueberry for the submission.



IRON MAN 2 and THOR Confirmations

Mania.com just received the following announcements regarding 'Iron Man 2' and 'Thor' direct from Marvel Studios publicity machine. It's nothing too earth-quaking. Just some confirmations of stuff that's previously been reported with the big bit of news is a new release date for the the Thunder God film.

Here are the announcements:

Kenneth Branagh is set to direct Marvel Studios’ 'Thor' which Paramount Pictures will distribute worldwide.  The film will come to theatres domestically on July 16, 2010.

'Iron Man 2' will begin principal photography in early April starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow and Don Cheadle and directed by Jon Favreau.





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violator14 2/24/2009 8:54:20 AM

anybody can get the jediyuth.com site going... let me know. I wanna see some more cheesy Dragonball pics.....

.....Transformers 2-yay




xenomorph 2/24/2009 9:12:45 AM

That Transformers spoiler really wasn' that much of a spoiler. Seriously, we all expected Megatron to come back. If not as Megatron, then as Galvatron. It's just not Transformers without him.

AntoBlueberry 2/24/2009 9:43:15 AM

If you can't access Jedyyuth.com, most of the pics can be found here:


Wallace85 2/24/2009 10:49:26 AM

Yea I saw pics of Megatron last night he looks alot better and alot closer to the cartoon version and he is gonna be a tank.

I know nothing about Dragonball Z but it looks a hell of alot better then the new Street Fighter.

That Wonder Woman film was great wish it was longer the voice casting was perfect but then again Andrea Romano never fails on casting the right voices.Zantanna looks great can't wait for the new episodes.

Oooooo just one more week and we can all see Watchmen.


violator14 2/24/2009 12:59:32 PM

Yo Wallace! whered u see the new pic of megatron?

Wiseguy 2/24/2009 2:05:57 PM

I'll say this much, from the pictures I've seen I think Dragonball is going to be better than Street Fighter. But I still think both will suck and I'll pay to see both of them. Matinee prices, but I'll still pay.

Thor and IM2, but especially Thor, seem to be running short on time. They're supposed to be released next summer and don't have a full cast yet. Thor doesn't have their lead. I hope they don't sacrifice quality to meet these dates. I wish we were getting more updates from both of these productions.

I think Watchmen is going to be big ala 300, another Snyder film, but that R rating will never allow the film to break that 300mil mark IMO. But never the less it'll do great and those reviews help to reassure that the film indeed will live up to the hype.

Zatanna does look good, but that is the one thing Smallville does well, cast good looking females. And the fact that she's a magician by day helps to keep her adaptation faithful.

Wallace85 2/24/2009 10:46:06 PM

Here you go Violater these are the links of the pics of Megatron and his action figure.


Dazzler 2/25/2009 4:29:46 AM

I think a director anouncement is pretty big for Thor.  Now we can get a better idea what to expect. 



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