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October 2000

New Toonami schedule
Posted Saturday, October 28, 2000, 7:22PM CDT by Franklin Harris
Thanks to DVD Animania and the CNX Toonami Revolution here's the new Toonami lineup starting Nov. 6, including the airdate for the long-awaited "Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz" film:

Monday through Fridays (all times Central):

3 PM: Gundam Wing
3:30 PM: Sailor Moon

Monday through Thursdays:

4 PM: Dragon Ball Z
4:30 PM: Tenchi
5 PM: Batman
5:30 PM: Superman

Fridays at 4 PM: Toonami Movies:

November 10: Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz
November 17: Batman/Superman: World's Finest
November 24: DBZ: The World's Strongest
December 1: Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

Scooby-Doo to start production
Posted Tuesday, October 17, 2000, 6:36PM CDT by Franklin Harris
According to Variety, the live-action "Scooby-Doo" film is set to start production in February. Raja Gosnell is directing the feature from a script by James Gunn.

Cleo replacing Xena?
Posted Tuesday, October 17, 2000, 6:31PM CDT by Franklin Harris
On the heels of the news that "Xena: Warrior Princess" will end with the current season comes a Hollywood Reporter story saying that "Cleopatra 2525" will expand to one hour and replace "Xena." Currently, "Cleopatra 2525" is half of the Back 2 Back Action hour, the other half of which, "Jack of All Trades," has already gotten the ax.

Smith's 'Green Arrow' due in Feb.
Posted Monday, October 16, 2000, 4:23PM CDT by Franklin Harris
Screenwriter and director Kevin Smith's next foray into mainstream superhero comics, the long-awaited "Green Arrow" revival for DC Comics, is scheduled to arrive in stores in February, according to a message from Smith posted to Comic Book Resources.

'Xena' to bow at end of 6th season
Posted Monday, October 16, 2000, 4:12PM CDT by Franklin Harris
According to Cinescape Online, Studios USA has confirmed that the sixth season of "Xena: Warrior Princess" will be the series' last. The studio announced that with the conclusion of a full 22-episode sixth season, the program will come to an end.

Electra Woman and Dyna Girl revival?
Posted Monday, October 16, 2000, 4:09PM CDT by Franklin Harris
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Sid and Marty Krofft live-action children's TV show "Electra Woman and Dyna Girl" is being revived for a possible new series. This follows earlier reports that two other Krofft series, "H.R. Pufnstuff" and "The Bugaloos," are being developed as feature films.

TNT picks up 'Witchblade' series
Posted Thursday, October 12, 2000, 6:50PM CDT by Franklin Harris
According to numerous reports, TNT has picked up "Witchblade," based on the Top Cow comic book, as an ongoing TV series. So far, TNT has ordered 11 episodes, which will begin airing in summer 2001.

E! Online: Malkovich is the Green Goblin
Posted Monday, October 9, 2000, 9:11AM CDT by Franklin Harris
In an interview with E! Online, director Sam Raimi confirmed that John Malkovich will portray the Green Goblin in his upcoming film, "Spider-Man."

UPDATE (Oct. 11): Spider-Man Hype says, "not so fast." It seems Malkovich's participation is still dependent on the actor's schedule. Stay Tuned.

Rumor: Cameron doing 'Mazinger Z'
Posted Friday, October 6, 2000, 6:20AM CDT by Franklin Harris
A report on Dark Horizons Thursday says that director Kathrlyn Bigelow said that James "Dark Angel" Cameron's next project will be a live-action film based on the "Mazinger Z" manga series. Take that fourth-hand news for what it's worth.

Malkovich out of 'Spider-Man' movie?
Posted Wednesday, October 4, 2000, 6:38PM CDT by Franklin Harris
An Ain't It Cool News source reports that John Malkovich has dropped out of consideration for Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man" film. Malkovich was up for the role of the Green Goblin.

JMS writing pilot for new Showtime series
Posted Tuesday, October 3, 2000, 4:59PM CDT by Franklin Harris
J. Michael Straczynski must be the busiest man alive, or at least in entertainment. According to Variety, the "Babylon 5" creator is writing a television series pilot for Showtime. The series, "Jeremiah," is based on a European science-fiction comic series of the same name. Variety reports that the pilot will tell the story of Earth 15 years after a virus has killed everyone who has reached puberty. Joe Dante will act as executive producer.

Straczynski previously said that Showtime would make its decision on whether or not to make the series based on the unfilmed pilot script alone.



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