Friday, December 31, 2010


Dark Horse Comics has released a new image from Frank Miller's graphic novel XERXES which still isn't finished. And why do we want it to be finished as soon as possible? Because it will be a foundation for the prequel film to epic blockbuster 300. The director of
300, Zack Snyder is waiting anxiously to make a new epic movie out of it. The story will cover 10 years and will follow the main character Themistocles, who became warlord of Greece and built their navy, we shall also see the Battle of Marathon, the fight between huge Greek and Persian naval fleets, and Persian king's Xerxes' efforts to become a God.
As you remember, in the first film, Persian ruler Xerxes was portrayed absolutely magnificently by stunning actor Rodrigo Santoro and I hope he will take the role in XERXES as well. Although the story will focus on Xerxes as he tries to conquer the world and goes up against the Athenians there will
apparently be a brief cameo by Leonidas himself as well, which means that Gerard Butler could appear in the prequel too.

Although it was said that Joss Whedon's super hero film THE AVENGERS will have only one female character and that Black Widow, portrayed by Scarlett Johansson, will be the only lady keeping company to Thor, Captain America, Hulk, Iron Man and Hawkeye, according to new rumors the producers are thinking of putting another pretty female face in the film due to popular demand. It still isn't clear who would it be, but the most probable super heroine is Wasp (and it won't be Demi Lovato since that story was denied yesterday).

And HOLLYWOOD SPY would like to wish you all THE HAPPIEST NEW YEAR, may it be ten times better than any other so far! 


  1. Just stopped by to wish you the best New ear ever. It's been great "conversing" with one of the best.
    Much love and many blessings!

  2. thanks, Mary, I wish the same to you and your family and don't go crazy tonight, I know you have a reputation of the wild party-maker :))

  3. I wish you the happiest of New Year's, Dezz. I hope 2011 is your most successful year yet. I'm off to party with some hot, hot men. More research *wink, wink* for my naughty tales. ;)

    300 has to be the finest feast of a film ever. I've lost count of how many times I've rewatched it. Xerxes is high on my anticipation list.

  4. That is a bunch of arrows:)

    I like Johansson, but I think period films suit her best.

  5. Loved The 300 - ready for the prequel.
    Yes, please give us another woman in tights!! We'll take all the female superheroes you care to throw at us.

  6. Can't help noticing that big green Hulk character in that grouping!

    Have a wonderful 2011, Dez! :)

  7. @Melissa
    research should always be in the first place! And yep, 300 was a visual feast and then some more :)

    what can I say - it was a time when arrows flew all around ;)


  8. @Masy
    thanks, Masy!

    Hulk will be the part of the team, played by Mark Ruffallo. And I'm both Dezz and Dezzy, as you see fit ;)

  9. A great hug, Dezmond. Have a wonderful 2011, and keep sending us informations like these, that are highly interesting.

  10. Here's to a crazily successful 2011 for you Dezmond.

  11. @Thomaz
    thanks, Thomaz, I'm returning the hug and sending greetings to you, Suzy and all other good Brazilians! ;)

    cheers mate! May 2011 bring you new publishing deals!

  12. Only one woman in the show? At least it's Ms. Johanson. Seems like they could get a couple more good looking ladies for the cast.

  13. Just popping in from hot Middle Earth, to wish you in the frozen North, a very Happy New Year, dear Dezmond!

  14. HAPPY NEW YEAR, Dezzy!! Wishing you all the best for the new year, I'm so glad we've become bloggie friends!

    Well, despite my affinity for 300, I'm not anticipating Xerxes at all, yes even with the possibility of Gerry Berry making a cameo. I kinda doubt he's inclined to get back into that bad-ass shape again for a brief screen time. He's said the training nearly killed him.

  15. @Cheeseboy
    they could, especially since most of the guys in it are irritating (Robert Downey, Samuel L. Jackson...)

    the Elven realm is sending greetings to you wonderful creatures in the Middle Earth! Lots of frozen kisses and snowy magic ;)

    thank you my dear, I wish you the same and I'm also happy to have you as my dear friend and I will show that to you later on this month, but I can't say more now it's a surprise :)

    thanks darling, I wish the same to you and your family!

  16. Xerxes should be a damn good read, and a damn good movie too :)

    I'm so glad that Demi Lovato isn't going to be in The Avengers. I'm guessing Wasp is the other female lead, but the question is, who to play her?

  17. it should, it certainly should :)
    How do you mean who? Eva Longoria off course :)

  18. Hey Dezz,
    paid tribute to your site and this article today in "Movie News Monday" on my site. (it publishes at 10:30am EST. thanks for being the spy you are, and the heads up!

  19. Dezzyyyyy... you got me all curious now! Oh ok, I'll be patiently waiting for your surprise... and your post for tomorrow :D :D

  20. @Scarlet
    thanks, I will check it out immediately. The main rule of blogosphere says - if you take a story from someone be a friend and put the link :)

    the surprise is coming later this month but you will see the banner announcing it soon :) And yes, Butler will come over tomorrow when I announce the winner of the poll :)

  21. Okay, I'm excited about both Xerxes and the Avengers, but they're not seriously going to make Hulk almost double the height of everyone else, are they? Please don't screw this up guys. I'm beggin' ya. (that plea is to the comic book movie gods btw, who I hope are listening somewhere).

  22. that's just the fake poster, Eric :)