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Published On: Wed, Aug 6th, 2003

Movie Preview: ‘Hellboy’ release date, Johnny Depp as Wonka, ‘AvP’ and ‘Gigli’ bombs

Hellboy sooner than later: The release date moved up to April 2 away from all that May fluff. Ron Perlman to play titular character (see final photo version below)

Depp in “Charlie”: To no one’s surprise, Johnny Depp may land the lead role in Tim Burton’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” A better choice than Christopher Walken, but isn’t Depp lined up to be Burton’s “Beetlejuice 2” and “Edward Scissorhands Strikes Back”?

Also likely to make Ashley Lauren happy (she’s hot for Depp), is the rumored sequel to “The Ring” – I guess I need to see the first one. Dreamworks announced the target release date of November 10, 2004, so mark those calendars.

But first, pencil in August 6, 2004 for 20th Century Fox’s “Alien vs. Predator.” Hey, that’s only a year away, I guess they need to hurry and get a cast – probably won’t matter.

Oh crap, wait, on June 11, 2004 Nicole Kidman, Matthew Broderick, Christopher Walken and Bette Midler will star in “The Stepford Wives.” John Cusack and his sister dropped out to join Tim Burton (he went to direct “Big Fish”) on the list of what-ifs. This is another example of Hollywood’s need for source material to make a feature film these days.

Did I mention “Gigli” made only $3-million in its first week? Hmm, how’s that taste Jen?

Originally published, transferred from Crazedfanboy.com

Ron Perlman as Hellboy photo

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- Writer and Co-Founder of The Global Dispatch, Brandon has been covering news, offering commentary for years, beginning professionally in 2003 on Crazed Fanboy before expanding into other blogs and sites. Appearing on several radio shows, Brandon has hosted Dispatch Radio, written his first novel (The Rise of the Templar) and completed the three years Global University program in Ministerial Studies to be a pastor. To Contact Brandon email [email protected] ATTN: BRANDON

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