DC Entertainment Buzz, ‘Hancock 2’ Updates And Beatles Comics: It’s The Back-Issue Bin!

It’s been another week of big announcements in the comics biz, and with the 2009 VMAs practically on our doorstep, it’s hard to imagine a more hectic week. Nevertheless, here’s how the week looked as far as the top stories and buzz-generators from around Splash Page HQ:

10. My one-on-one interview with new DC Entertainment chief Diane Nelson yielded some interesting hints about where the company is looking for future projects, and what fans can expect from the new environment at Warner Brothers.

9. “Whiteout” star Kate Beckinsale talked sex, surgery and sequels in our video interview with the star of this weekend’s adaptation.

8. Aaron Eckhart told us he’s willing to bring Two Face back for “Batman 3”—even though he was second-choice to Heath Ledger’s Joker.

7. As “Beatles: Rock Band” hits shelves, we gave you the exclusive news that the Fab Four were headed to comics, too!

6. It might have been one of the biggest stories in the biz this week, but it only managed to reach #6 in our Top 10 stories of the week: Warner Brothers creates DC Entertainment!

5. Nicolas Cage parted ways with “Green Hornet,” leaving a big role for Seth Rogen and Michel Gondry to fill.

4. In case the previous news got you down, the first shots from the “Green Hornet” set arrived online, giving us our first look at Kato!

3. We brought you the exclusive news about a new comic book biography of “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling.

2. The new Superman costume in “Smallville” had everyone talking.

And for our top story of the week…

1. “Hancock” director Peter Berg confirmed exclusively to Splash Page that Will Smith and Charlize Theron will be back for a sequel to the 2008 slacker-superhero film.