ComicCon is exploding with information regarding some highly anticipated upcoming projects. Because we love you more than Superman in a wet t-shirt contest (don't ask me where that came from), here's a quick update:
- Those of you lucky enough to be attending ComicCon this weekend in San Diego can drop by the Paramount booth and pick up a mini one-sheet for Star Trek XI. Produced and directed by Lost creator J.J. Abrams, the new Trek will supposedly revolve around a young Kirk and Spock as they begin their Academy training. Oh, and did I mention there's already a teaser poster available online for all to see? Star Trek XI is on course to land at some point in 2008.
- Steve Sansweet, head of Lucasfilm's Fan Relations, spit out some tasty Star Wars tidbits, telling fans they expect the Star Wars animated series to premiere in 2008, with the live-action series to follow sometime before 2010. Currently, the first batch of scripts for the animated series have been completed, and folks are working real hard on those first episodes. The animated series will take place during the Clone Wars, after Anakin Skywalker has achieved Jedi Knight status. Some of the characters expected to appear are: Anakin, Obi-Wan, Yoda, Count Dooku, Palpatine, General Grievous and Asajj Ventress. On Indiana Jones 4, Sansweet noted David Koepp's script will be ready in a couple of months (What else is knew?), with pre-production tentatively starting at the end of 2006, or early 2007.
- Finally, Joel Silver spoke a little bit about why he decided to jump onboard a new Wonder Woman film. According to the producer, the idea popped into his head during initial tests on The Matrix. When Silver realized Trinity was testing the highest out of any character, he figured Wonder Woman might not be such a bad idea. On casting the female superhero, Silver says, "She'll probably be someone you never saw before, because she's very young, but I think we'll have a good time with it." And the guessing games continue ...
[via Coming Soon]