Sep 192008

* Writer Geoff Johns has been tapped to pen the story for the DC Universe Online videogame, currently being developed by Sony and featuring designs by artist Jim Lee.

* “Desperate Housewives” star Eve Longoria-Parker was spotted at the Marvel Studios offices with a stack of Avengers comics, leading to speculation that she might play The Wasp in the Avengers film, planned for 2011.

* “Eagle Eye” director D.J. Caruso says he’d like to tackle a “Thor” movie for Marvel. Caruso also is working on adapting Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra’s “Y: The Last Man,” which he would like to shoot next year.

* Paul Dini is bringing his “Diniverse” of characters to Top Cow. The first book, the one-shot “Jingle Belle: Santa Claus vs. Frankenstein,” will be out in October.

* Verizon Wireless is adding a DC Comics Channel to its V Cast mobile video service. The channel will offer “motion comics,” the DCU animated features and clips from DC-based films such as “The Dark Knight” and “Superman Returns.”