No plans for spin-off (yet), but some “Justice” heroes set to return on Smallville
Comic Continuum spoke with Al Gough, executive producer of Smallville, about the future of all those heroes running around on last week’s Smallville:
“No plans for the moment for a Green Arrow spin-off. Sorry,” he said. “No plans to bring the entire Justice League back this season but you may see several members toward the end of the season!”
This is the first corroboration of an earlier Continuum report that DC heroes would return to the show this season. This will likely happen in the 17th and/or 19th episodes of the season.
NBC launches Heroes 360
Apparently last night’s episode of Heroes apparently included a lot of interactive features that were lost on me. Lostremote.com reports:
During the broadcast, viewers can log on to a two-screen application and participate in real-time. A character will give out access to a WAP (wireless) site. An ad on the site plugs the phone number for the fictional Primatech Paper Company, which viewers can call. And NBC.com will post a bunch of original video, such as cast commentary. “This is particularly exciting because it’s the most developed TV 360 application we’ve created for a scripted series, and the first to use this level of interactivity,” said Jeff Gaspin, President NBCU Cable Entertainment, Digital Content and Cross Network Strategy.
Your obligatory superhero film Oscar nomination
The Oscar nominations came out today, and while X-Men 3 and Superman Returns were shut out of the big categories (big surprise), Superman did garner a visual effects nomination:
24. Visual Effects: “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest,” “Poseidon,” “Superman Returns.”
Eat that, Magneto! Meanwhile, the Razzies, aka the anti-Oscars, were also announced this week. Basic Instinct 2 and Bloodrayne came out ahead (behind?) with multiple nominations, and Kate Bosworth got the nod for worst supporting actress in Superman Returns. Eat that, Lois!