(Welcome to “Magdalena Week” on Splash Page, where we’re bringing you exclusive news on the upcoming comic flick. Don’t miss our previous posts on the background of the character and film, and Jenna Dewan’s sexy superhero costume!)
Thanks to summer flicks like “Iron Man” and “The Incredible Hulk,” comic cross-promotion is all the rage, and it’s not just Marvel Studios who are falling over themselves to take it to the max. But one place you won’t see any comic cameos is in “Magdalena,” the upcoming adaptation starring Jenna Dewan, the actress told MTV News.
“I think that maybe that in this first one it’s gonna be based on Patience and her arc and her story,” Dewan said. “I think if we do a second and a third that’ll definitely be an option. I’ve heard it’s possible.”
Created by Top Cow Comics, Magdalena first appeared in their series “The Darkness.” The company also owns the rights to characters such as “Witchblade,” “Tomb Raider,” “The Angelus,” among others others.
Given all that, it would seem natural to have at least some of those other characters cross-over, especially considering a) “Magdalena” producer Gale Anee Hurd also produced “The Incredible Hulk” and b) there’s a “Witchblade” movie slated for 2009.
But no, says Dewan. In fact, at best, all we might get is a mention.
“You know how when you go see a comic book movie and all the fans will know certain things when we mention somebody. When you say Sara from the ‘Witchblade’, or maybe I say ‘I fought the Darkness one night.’ Something that the fans will know,” Dewan said. “I’m not sure about appearances [though].”
There’s time to convince her otherwise, though. Would you like to see some comic crossovers in “Magdalena”? Sound off below.