5 items from 2014
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Well, they sure made us wait, but this week Marvel Studios gave us our first look at August's cosmic superhero adventure Guardians of the Galaxy, and boy did they deliver, with the reveal of the first trailer on Jimmy Kimmel Live! leading to what's been described as a "social media smash", with more mentions in the first 12 hours across Facebook and Twitter following its release than Man of Steel managed in 24 hours. The fun got underway on Monday with the arrival »
- Gary Collinson
Fox's Batman prequel series Gotham has added a new villain to its cast, with Jada Pinkett Smith (The Matrix Revolutions, Madagascar) set to play newly-created mobster Fish Mooney, who Deadline describes as "an imposing, hotheaded and notoriously sadistic gangster boss and nightclub owner with street smarts and almost extra-sensory abilities to read people like an open book who is not one to be crossed."
Gotham has been created by Bruno Heller (The Mentalist), with Danny Cannon (Judge Dredd set to direct the pilot. The show will revolve around a young Detective Gordon, played by Ben McKenzie (Southland) and will also feature Sean Pertwee (Dog Soldiers) as Alfred Pennyworth, Robin Lord Taylor (Another Earth) as Oswald Cobblepot, Zabryna Guevara (The Guilt Trip) as Detective Essen, Erin Richards (Being Human) as Barbara Kean and Donal Logue (Sons of Anarchy) as Detective Harvey Bullock.
- Gary Collinson
News Louisa Mellor 20 Feb 2014 - 07:41
After Batman prequel Gotham established DC characters Jim Gordon, the Penguin, and Detective Harvey Bullock, it’s gone off-canon with the next announcement. Introducing Jada Pinkett-Smith as new addition to the Gotham universe: Fish Mooney.
Best recognised for her roles in Matrix and Madagascar franchises Pinkett-Smith will be playing "a sadistic gangster boss and nightclub owner". The official blurb describes Mooney as having "the street smarts and almost extra-sensory abilities to read people like an open book. Imposing and hotheaded, she’s not one to be crossed."
If you've followed the trickle of Gotham casting announcements thus far, you might remember the name Mooney as the boss of one Oswald Cobblepot, aka The Penguin. Though new, Pinkett-Smith's character has links to Gotham's established roster of criminals. »
Last summer, This Is The End proved that moviegoers will turn up en masse to see a lot of funny people doing crazy things on-screen, even in projects far out enough to feature cannibal gangs, demonic genitalia, high-speed rapturing and the Backstreet Boys (in under ten minutes of screen time). And so, confirmation that some members of that apoca-comedy’s principal cast, including Seth Rogen, James Franco and Jonah Hill, will be joining forces for another project shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to anyone who took a peek at just how much their last venture picked up at the box-office.
What’s more surprising are the specifics what they’ve planned next. According to TheWrap, Rogen, Franco and Hill will topline a raunchy animated comedy called Sausage Party, alongside Kristen Wiig, Edward Norton, Michael Cera, Nick Kroll and David Krumholtz.
The flick will follow a heroic sausage »
- Isaac Feldberg
Sacha Baron Cohen is so great at playing the bad guy - he was the station master hunting an orphan in Hugo and a corrupt innkeeper and guardian in Les Miserables. Of course, he made Madagascar's King Julien "move it, movie it" like no one else. So, it's exciting news that the comedian may play the villain in Through the Looking Glass. Johnny Depp ("Mad Hatter") and Mia Wasikowska ("Alice") are definitely coming back for the sequel to Alice in Wonderland. The Muppets' director James Bobin will helm. The challenge to the script is said to be that writers already pulled from Lewis Carroll's novel "Through the Looking Glass" to make Alice in Wonderland.
Disney is scheduling Through the Looking Glass to hit theaters May 27, 2016. »
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5 items from 2014
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