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You guys… I bring you this news because it is my job to do so, but that doesn’t mean I enjoy doing this to you. Let’s just get this done quick, like ripping off a Band-Aid. Gods of Egypt has released its first theatrical trailer. It’s… interesting to say the least. Besides the cast for a movie set in ancient Egypt being pretty damn white-washed, the special effects are big and bad and unapologetic. Every shot seems like a glorified flex-fest between Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Gerard Butler (The latter totally plucks out the former’s eye, by the way. Because that’s what you do when someone is unfit to be king, right?). Read on for the actual premise of the movie, and the trailer itself. (more…)

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One of the more interesting things about shows like AMC‘s The Walking Dead and HBO‘s Game of Thrones is how the stories change from the written form to the small screen. Characters live, die and go in all kinds of directions that book reading fans never expected. The trick though, is to make those changes work within the framework of the overall story. Both The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones have been handling these changes quite well. Next season in Game of Thrones we’re going to see another character, Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) go off in a different direction from the written page and we’ve got some spoilery details here.

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With the premiere of Game of Thrones season 4 just a few weeks away, the Internet is awash with all-things-hypable in order to get people excited (as if we needed any help). One such bit of marketing involves interviewing anyone and everyone. And this time around it’s Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, AKA the incestual twin we love to hate, Jaime Lannister. So what did Coster-Waldau have to say about GoT season 4 and his role as Jaime? Check it out below. (more…)

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Can you feel that buzz in the air? We are two weeks out from San Diego Comic Con and every nerd, whether they be attending or not, is in a frenzy. Even the creators coming to share their wares at the con are getting a little antsy. George R.R. Martin, you may know him from HBO‘s hit television show Game of Thrones and that guy people yell at on the street to, “WRITE FASTER!”, has shared his Comic Con plans on his blog,

The next convention on my calendar is the San Diego Comicon.

My dance card is already almost full. Yes, there will be a GAME OF THRONES panel, and I’ll be on it. It is scheduled for Friday, July 19, 2:50 to 3:45, in Hall H To be followed by an autographing at the WB booth. Of course, I’ll be joined on the panel by half a dozen cast members (no, don’t know which ones yet) and David and Dan.

He provides some hints at what we can expect from Game of Thrones, like a panel in Hall H on Friday with David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, and as of yet unannounced members of the cast. (What do you know? UPDATE! John Bradley, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Fairley, Kit Harington, Rose Leslie, and Richard Madden will be in attendance.) Surprised? No way! After last season and all those records they broke of course the series was going to get a prime time and placement.

GRRM also has some comments for those concerned about the recent casting announcement of The Red Viper, and there are rumors Neil Marshall is returning to direct Season 4’s finale. Hit the jump!

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In some news related to Game of Thrones that has absolutely nothing to do with The Red Wedding or those involved, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, the cruel but charming Jaime Lannister, is in talks to star in Alex ProyasGods of Egypt. The Wrap reports Coster-Waldau will play the god, Horus, in Summit Entertainment’s mythic, fantasy epic.

Proyas, probably best known for the Will Smith flick, I, Robot, had a hand in shaping the script along with screenwriters Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama. Gods of Egypt is set in – surprise! – ancient Egypt and will follow, “Horus, the god of the sky, who teams up with a human thief and Hathor, the goddess of love, on a magical quest to avenge the death of his father, Osiris.”

I’m betting 10-1 in this version, Horus and Hather are brother and sister. And lovers. What? Gods and incest go together like a couple of Lannisters. … Which, means terribly, so scratch that, I just really wanted to work that incest angle in here. Anyway, Coster-Waldau, a god? Seems like a no brainer to me. Can’t wait to learn more about this flick. As of now, no production start date has been set, and obviously, still a bit of casting to be done.

What are you thinking about Gods of Egypt? Interested? Hopefully we aren’t in for another Clash/Wrath of the Titans or The Immortals.

Source: The Wrap via Digital Spy

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What? You’ve gone a couple days without anything new from Game of Thrones? Let’s change that. As the hype builds HBO has released another teaser to do just that, tease us with scant, quick clips from Season 3. And tease us they do, they damn near titillate us with that all too quick glance of Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) taking a bath in one of the series’ most popular scenes.

There’s also quick glimpse of Daario, a new “acquaintance” of Daenerys for Season 3, plus more Ygritte, Talisa, and Margaery. I think Natalie Dormer is going to be a scene stealer this season, I’m so excited!

Last week, the cast of Thrones was all over Entertainment Weekly, this week it’s TV Guide. There’s three covers available, one for each of three main houses: Stark, Lannister, and Targaryen, plus some truly stunning, black and white photos of the principal cast. Take a look through the gallery below.

When they took these beautiful photos, TV Guide also recorded some interviews with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Michelle Fairley, Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Richard Madden, and Kit Harington. Check it out!

Game of Thrones returns March 31st!

Sources: Winter is Coming (2), Huffington Post

The ‘Oblivion’ Trailer – Now With Commentary

With it’s chin-stroke worthy premise and backing of Scientology icon Tom Cruise, Sci-Fi film Oblivion is on the fast track to being one of 2013’s most visually impressive and interesting films. I can’t believe I just used the words “impressive” and “interesting” in the same sentence as Tom Cruise. This really must be the end of times…

Just recently director Guillermo del Toro offered a commentary track to the trailer of Pacific Rim. Following this trailer-commentary trend, is Joseph Kosinski.

Jim Vejvoda of IGN sat down with the Oblivion director for a scene by scene breakdown of the trailer; picking his brain for as much information as Kosinski would let out. The pair discuss everything from location of the film and it’s Northeast United States setting, to coy details on Jack Harper’s background and the “Scavs”.

What’s interesting is Kosinski’s inclusion of setting the film 60 years after an alien war on the planet, and the repercussions it held long after the war has ended. It’s rather intriguing.  Check it out below:

Unlike most Sci-Fi films that capture audience’s attention with over the top action and visual effects, Oblivion seems to be able to blend action and substance seamlessly and effectively.

As long as Universal Pictures and Kosinski can keep the momentum going, Oblivion could very well be one of the next big hits for Tom and science-fiction fans.

Oblivion, starring Tom Cruise, Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, Morgan Freeman, Melissa Leo, Zoë Bell and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is in theaters everywhere April 19th, 2013 with exclusive showings on IMAX starting April 12th, 2013.

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The official trailer for Tom Cruise‘s Oblivion won’t hit the Internet until Monday, but there is a subtitled version already sneaking it’s way out to the net. I’d not given a lot of attention to this movie, but that will change after watching the trailer.

I’m not sure what the heck is going on in Oblivion, but Tom does a lot of running away from things so I’m all in.

A court martial sends a veteran soldier to a distant planet, where he has to destroy the remains of an alien race. The arrival of an unexpected traveler causes him to question what he knows about the planet, his mission, and himself.

Oblivion hits theater screens April 19th, 2013 with Joseph Kosinski (Tron Legacy) directing and stars Tom Cruise, Morgan FreemanOlga KurylenkoNikolaj Coster-Waldau, and Zoe Bell .

Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

Via: Bleedingcool

‘Captain America 2’ Casting News

Today, we here at the elite Nerdbastards news collective of the motherland bring you more information concerning the upcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier.  Since the movie is still in its early stages, Marvel Studios is putting together a cast.  And though very few have as-of-yet been positively confirmed, there are a few front-runners that are looking very likely.

The two main roles they need to fill are that of the female lead and, of course, a nasty villain for the Captain to square off against.  Several names are flying around, but some stand out above the rest.

As far as the female lead goes, it’s looking very much like Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) is the favorite.  She’s thought to be in contention for the role of Sharon Carter, niece of Peggy Carter from the first film.  Though that too is still a rumor, the fact that Sharon is one of Captain A’s main love interests in the comics makes it one of those rumors that might actually be true.

When it comes to the main villain, there are two familiar faces contending in the final rounds.  Josh Holloway of Lost fame and the almighty Game of Thrones bastard, Nikolaj Coster Waldau.  No word on what their role will be quite yet.

These folks will be joining Anthony Mackie as The Falcon and a returning Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow.

There is one individual who will not likely be making a return, however – Hugo Weaving as The Red Skull.  Not that they planned on bringing him back immediately, but Weaving has expressed his opinion that he’d rather not play the classic Captain America villain ever again.

Or, in his own words:

I [signed a multi-picture deal] for Captain America. I think the tendency, with those films, would be to probably not bring a villain back. They might for The Avengers, but I didn’t think I’d be in CaptainAmerica 2 or 3. I don’t think Red Skull will be there. And it’s not something I would want to do again. I’m glad I did it. I did sign up for a number of pictures and I suppose, contractually, I would be obliged to, if they forced me to, but they wouldn’t want to force someone to do it, if they didn’t want to. I think I’ve done my dash with that sort of film. It was good to do it and try it out, but to be honest, it’s not the sort of film I seek out and really am excited by. As an actor, to do all sorts of different films is great. It stretches you in different ways. But, I increasingly like to go back to what I used to always do, which is to get involved with projects that I really have a personal affiliation with.

Oh well.  Although Weaving did a decent job in the first flick, who really wants to see the same villain pop up over and over again, especially where there are so many more stories to tell in the Captain America universe?

Check out the Captain when he finally makes his way back to the big screen again on April 4th, 2014.

 

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