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As you'd expect with just three weeks to go to its release, Warner Bros.' publicity department ramped up the marketing for Man of Steel this past week. Pick of the promotional goodies was a brand new fourth trailer, which saw a heavy focus on the epic action set to be unleashed in Zack Snyder's hotly-anticipated reboot when General Zod (Michael Shannon) and Faora (Antje Traue »
- Flickering Myth
There's a minor war brewing between 20th Century Fox's X-Men: Days of Future Past and Marvel Studios' The Avengers 2. Both franchises hold the right to use characters Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, mutant siblings of Magneto and substantial members of both superhero teams. The catch is, Fox can never mention the Avengers, and Marvel Studios can never explain that they are Mutants, or mention the name of their father.
Shortly after The Avengers 2 director Joss Whedon confirmed both of the characters would have significant roles to play in his sequel, director Bryan Singer announced that he had cast American Horror Story mainstay Evan Peters as Quicksilver in his film. This came as a shock to many, as the character has never been utilized by the X-Men franchise over the course of six films, and until last week, it didn't look like he'd be making an appearance in X-Men: Days of Future Past either. »
After confirming that Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver would be in “Avengers 2,” Joss Whedon gave some clarity to why he chose those characters to appear in the next pic on Friday nights Jimmy Fallon Show.
See Also: Robert Downey Jr.’s “Avengers 2″ Salary Stand-Off
Whedon was plugging his next movie , “Much Ado About Nothing,” and before getting into that film Fallon asked Whedon if he could give them any scoop on the next installment of “The Avengers.” While Whedon didn’t have much news to break he did say that the two characters skill set made them very unique to the Marvel universe. (See Video Below)
“I found their powers to be very visually interesting,” Whedon explains. “In the last film a lot of the characters had very ‘punchy powers’ where they were always punchy something and that got kind of boring after awhile.”
Whedon added that no one had been »
- Justin Kroll
"Anyway, nobody pays me big money to make this kind of movie. I love Iron Man and this kind of movie, but no-one hires me. Fools!"
He is expected to return for Avengers 2 but the future of the Iron Man series is uncertain at this point.
Sylvester Stallone has teased Chan for a role in Expendables 3. »
The box office action this summer will be triggered more by superstars than superheroes, contrary to recent history. And the studios have created and endured some messy budgetary headaches and production melodramas to make that happen.
Will they have a profitable run?
Consider the lineup: Leonardo Di Caprio’s star turn as “The Great Gatsby” prompted a $150 million outlay (pre rebates), while the 1974 “Gatsby” with Robert Redford cost $6.5 million. Johnny Depp’s version of “The Lone Ranger” set Disney back nearly $300 million and its overseas potential worries the studio marketers. Brad Pitt’s delayed and re-cut “World War Z” propelled Paramount to a nearly $200 million zombie spend. Then of course there’s Will Smith in “After Earth” — a risky offering costing more than $100 million, and Robert Downey Jr.’s latest “Iron Man” sequel, whose $1 billion worldwide haul will give the actor stratospheric leverage in negotiating the next installment in the franchise with Marvel parent Disney. »
- Peter Bart
Tom Cruise is taking a step back by stepping out of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. to focus on producing and starring in Mission Impossible 5. Cruise had been slated to co-star with Armie Hammer in the Guy Ritchie directed movie adaptation of the '60s television series. When the project was first launched, Steven Soderbergh was directing and George Clooney was attached to star. Both men have since left the project with Soderbergh slowly slipping into retirement and Clooney focusing on other projects like Gravity and Monuments Men. So who can fill Tom Cruise's spot? Here are five guys who could step in and yes, many of them have worked with Ritchie before. Robert Downey Jr. Ritchie Connection: Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Why He Could Be The...
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Sadly not a hilarious (and homoerotic) as that title sounds but breaking news coming out of Tinseltown has superstar Tom Cruise no longer attached at the lead in the Warner Bros’ reboot of the cult 60s series The Man From U.N.C.L.E., set to be directed by Brit Guy Ritchie.
Armie Hammer recently put pen to paper on a deal that will see him partner up with Cruise in what the studio hoped would be a brand new action franchise in much the same vein as Cruise’s own high-tech espionage adventures with Mission: Impossible. Apparently, Cruise has walked away in an effort to get started on the fifth outing of Ethan Hunt and his Imf team, expected to be directed by Christopher McQuarrie from a screenplay by Iron Man 3′s Drew Pearce. Rising stunner Alicia Vikander was also recently added to the cast.
It’s almost becoming a cursed »
- Craig Hunter
Well here's one for the books... after Joss Whedon confirmed that he'd be introducing the mutant siblings Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2015's The Avengers, 20th Century Fox has moved to steal a march on Marvel Studios, with Bryan Singer revealing via Twitter that Quicksilver has been added the roster of X-Men: Days of Future Past, with Evan Peters (Kick-Ass, American Horror Story) cast in the role.
Having featured in both the X-Men and Avengers comic books, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch - the offspring of X-Men baddie Magneto - are the subject of a bizarre rights issue, whereby both Fox and Marvel Studios can use the characters as part of their respective worlds, although Marvel can't make reference to them being mutants (or Magento's kids) and Fox can't refer to them as part of Earth's Mightiest Heroes.
Considering the fact that X-Men: Days of Future Past »
- Flickering Myth
As Iron Man 3 continues its meteoric climb up the all time box office chart (it's currently closing in on The Dark Knight Rises for eighth place), a selection of unused poster designs for the Marvel solo sequel have arrived online via ComicBookMovie; check them out below, and click any of the images for bigger versions:
Marvel Studios’ Iron Man 3 pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly »
- Flickering Myth
As previously reported, Downey was forced to take six weeks off during production to recover from an ankle injury. That kind of delay would've destroyed the studio's plans to get the film into theaters by May 3rd.
Instead, a special effects team was brought in to continue filming. Essentially a body double shot the scenes live action, while Downey's face was shot acting out the scenes and digitally inserted over the double.
Visual effects supervisor Chris Townsend says: "We were able to reconstruct [Downey] as Tony Stark on set, with the help of a body double and the facial captures we collected afterwards."
- Garth Franklin
Now that writer-director Joss Whedon has confirmed sibling superheroes Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch will be a part of The Avengers 2, the talk has shifted to casting these roles. Actress Saoirse Ronan recently spoke about rumors that the director is using her as a "prototype" for the Scarlet Witch character. Although she has not officially been cast yet, the actress revealed she would love to take on the role.
"I have heard about it and yes, I would. Yeah, of course I would. I love Joss and I love those films, and I love his handle on them and how he portrayed these kinds of superheroes. I think it's very different from what anyone else has done. So yeah, I'd love to be in it."
Quicksilver (Pietro Maximoff) and Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff) started out in the X-Men comic book franchise, as villains under the control of Magneto. They switched »
Where’s the best place to get updates on the next Marvel tentpole? Why, the Wall Street Journal, of course. Ray Stevenson, of Rome and Dexter fame, is reprising his role as Volstagg of the Warriors Three in Thor: The Dark World. It appears his role is beefed up in the sequel, and Asgard and the other realms are not as happy as they once were. Here’s what the big man had to say about the Alan Taylor helmed sequel.
What of Asgard and the 9 realms?
“In the first “Thor” Asgard had this tremendous peace among the 9 realms. They were riding at the heights. Everything is working and looking as it should be. In this one, the realms are being whipped up into various rebellions. There is a darker malignant force out there and we are in the process of engaging in long protracted skirmishes and battles. The luster »
- Andy Greene
The two sides of Jon Favreau can't be better exemplified than by two recent projects. The writer/director/producer/actor is currently gearing up his little "indie" flick "Chef" (starring A-list types Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sofia Vergara and more) but has found some space between "Iron Man 3" and his next feature effort, to shoot a little commercial for a videogame company. Dude knows how to multitask and keep his toes in the commercial and not-so-commercial worlds. Bungie and Activision are lauching "Destiny" this fall, a brand new buttonmasher that kind of looks like "Halo," but then again the last videogame I played was on the PlayStation 2. Anyway, he ropes in the always excellent Giancarlo Esposito (whom he directed in the pilot episode of "Revolution"), in a spot that someone links "The Jungle Book" with taking a last stand in the last city on Earth. It's live action intercut with gameplay scenes, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
After Seth Macfarlane officially bowed out of an encore engagement and Tina Fey said she wasn't interested, we offered up six suggestions for host of the Oscars. Your top choice among them was Justin Timberlake, who has won two Emmys for hosting "Saturday Night Live." In our poll, he received 20% of your votes. The only other contenders to score in the double digits were 2008 Oscarcast host Hugh Jackman (16%) and two-time Oscar nominee Robert Downey Jr. (11%). Jimmy Kimmel, who hosted last year's Emmys to great acclaim, polled 9%. A pair of Oscar nominees rounded out our half dozen possibilities: Queen Latifah came in at 7% and Will Smith scored 4%. Two other choices -- a combo of the above and no one -- each earned 3%. Your most popular pick was "someone else" which received 27% of the vote. So, who do you want to preside over Hollywood's biggest night? Let us know your thoughts in the comm. »
The sun has set (or risen?) on Summit Entertainment’s venerable vampire series — but even though it, like Robsten, is officially kaput, Twilight still holds a hypnotic power over people of a certain age. (That age is “young.”)
The last installment of the blood-sucking saga dominates the “first wave” of nominees at this year’s Teen Choice Awards, which single out the movies, TV series, music, fashion, comedians, athletes, and performers that resonate most with today’s 13- through 19-year-olds. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 snagged seven nods, nine if you include star Taylor Lautner’s individual nominations for »
- Hillary Busis
Last year, Robert Downey Jr injured his ankle while on set of "Iron Man 3." The actor was forced to take six weeks off to recover, which would have completely destroyed Marvel's timetable to get the movie into theaters by May 3rd. Instead of putting the production on hold, a decision was made to bring on the special effects team in order to continue filming. The plan was to create Downey digitally and insert him into key sequences. "We were able to reconstruct [Downey] as Tony Stark on set, with the help of a body double and the facial captures we collected afterwards," explained visual effects supervisor Chris Townsend, who said that the entire beach scene at the end was constructed this way. The process is similar to how Chris Evans was turned into a skinny Steve Rogers in the beginning of "Captain America." »
Feature Simon Brew 24 May 2013 - 07:27
As The Hangover Part III looks set to clean up at the box office, Simon wonders why comedies can't aim a bit higher....
Amongst the many majestic scenes in Carl Reiner's hugely underappreciated comedy classic All Of Me is one where Steve Martin has to go the toilet. By this time, he's sharing a body with Lily Tomlin, with each of them controlling one half of it. Thus, Martin needs Tomlin to, bluntly, do the necessaries.
It's brilliantly and simply shot, with Tomlin's face the reflection in the mirror, delivering a difficult performance pitch perfectly. Martin, not for the first time in his career, is genuinely astounding too, one of the most gifted comedy actors of all time. They take a simple scene, and turn it into something special. Basically, two gifted performers sell you a superb, very funny scene about a man having a pee. »
Ready for one last round of that famously ravenous voting, "Twilight" fans and alums? Well, here's your chance. "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" has been nominated for a plethora of awards in the first wave of 2013 Teen Choice Awards noms, adding to the forty-one (41!) wins the "Saga" has already racked up from the TCAs over the years. View slideshow: 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' film stills The "Twilight"-related nominations for this year are as follows: Choice Movie: Sci-Fi/Fantasy (versus "Beautiful Creatures," "Iron Man 3," "Oblivion" and "Oz The Great And Powerful") Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy for Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner (versus Tom Cruise in "Oblivion," Robert Downey, Jr. in "Iron Man 3" and James Franco in "Oz The Great And Powerful) Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy for Kristen Stewart (versus Mila Kunis and Michelle Williams in "Oz The Great And Powerful, »
When Robert Downey Jr. suffered a serious injury and had to take 6 weeks to recover, Shane Black and co. obviously kept production going on Marvel's Iron Man threequel..but they didn't only shoot scenes without Tony Stark in them. For that last scene with Tony overlooking the beach from the ruins of his mansion for example, a body double was used and Downey Jr.'s face superimposed in much the same fashion as the "Skinny Steve" version of Chris Evans was created in Captain America: Tfa. “Together with face replacement and full body doubles, somewhere there was a solution to the problem of not having Robert Downey Jnr on set for the time,” explains Iron Man 3's VFX supervisor Chris Townsend. "We were able to reconstruct Rdj as Tony Stark on set, with the help of a body double and the facial captures we'd collected afterwards." I've seen »
Judging by the steady solid Blu-ray pre-orders for Marvel's Iron Man 3 starring Robert Downey Jr. at Amazon.com, it will be one of the hottest home video releases a little later this year. We initially thought later would mean September, but new information suggests Tony Stark and pals will swoop into homes a little earlier.
According to a report at MTV's Screen Crush, the finalized Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD release date for Iron Man 3 is August 27, 2013. They site their own sources for the information which helps solidify its believability. MTV isn't about to make up information like that and print it.
Screen Crush doesn't have any additional information about the release other than reconfirming that the extra Chinese footage will appear re-edited into a short film.
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