With August 16th quickly approaching, the release of Kick-Ass 2 is all most upon us. In anticipation, MTV takes us behind the scenes with the stars of the film. Featuring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, ChloeMoretz, ChristopherMintz-Plasse and Jim Carrey, this behind-the-scenes featurette gives us a look at super heroes and super villain lairs. Check it out below:
According to Moretz fans of Kick-Ass will “see this new evolution of Mindy Macready and Dave Lizewski” that expands on the relationship of the crime-fighting duo. It’ll be interesting to see how it all pans out between the overlaying story lines of both Dave and Mindy, adjusting to working in a team and the rigors of dealing with High-school. If you’ve read the comic, you know that’s just the tip of the cock.
Last night while we laughed at Microsoft’s misfortune after Sony’s game-changing – and by game-changing I mean continuing to allow used games – E3 presentation, there was the announcement a sequel to Warner Bros.‘ Man of Steel has already been greenlit. Clearly, someone is confident in there as of yet unreleasd Superman flick. It’s not entirely surprising as the buzz around the film is at a fever pitch with almost every early review full of praise, so rather than striking while the iron is hot why not strike while it’s just heating up? That way, you’ve got a jump start on your hot iron, or something, right? I’m bad at metaphors.
Anyway, the sequel will repeat the first’s formula with Zack Snyder returning to direct and David S. Goyer tapped to write the script. Interestingly, Goyer’s deal is for three pictures: Man of Steel, Man of Steel 2, and a Justice League movie with Superman. Christopher Nolan‘s role as producer, while not finalized, is reported to not be as “full blown” as it was for Man of Steel, where he creatively oversaw the project and helped form this new Superman franchise.
Seeing as a sequel is already on its way, are you more or less excited to see Man of Steel when it released this Friday, June 14th? With Zod as the big bad in Man of Steel, who’d you like to see Supes tackle in Man of Steel 2? Luther? Doomsday? Metallo? Darkseid? A team up of villains? And, do you think this sequel will open the door for the long awaited Justice League movie?
06-03-13 • Comics, FilmPosted by Adam A. Donaldson
If you live in Cleveland, and you heard what you thought was the sound of gun fire and explosions today, don’t worry, it wasn’t an attack, at least not if you’re name is The Falcon or Black Widow. Yes, they were filming a scene from Captain America: The Winter Soldier on the Memorial Shoreway overpass at West 3rd St. in Cleveland, and Cleveland.com (via Comic Book Movie) got some pictures of the shoot.
There’s a full photo gallery below, but what is it that they were filming? Excellent question, and Comic Book Movie did a nice little breakdown that may offer some slight spoilers, so read on at your own mitigated risk:
As you’ve seen in photos earlier today, the Winter Soldier is riding on top of a vehicle and in this vehicle are what appeared to be his personal armed posse. After the vehicle stops the minions get out with machine guns poised to fire and the Winter Soldier gets off the hood of the vehicle.
The Winter Soldier is carrying a grenade launcher and raises is at a vehicle that had both the doubles for the Black Widow and Falcon (or Sam Wilson, whichever way he is called in this film). He let’s off a blast. His fellows-in-arms open fire as well. Sadly, the photo taken of the Winter Soldier with the launcher was obscured and blurry.
Our heroes take cover from the blast and gunshots and it appeared they were preparing themselves for some hand-to-hand fighting versus the Winter Soldier and his armed buddies. Winter Soldier and his posse versus the Black Widow and Falcon?!
Back in the year 2000 if you wanted to make a compelling Hollywood blockbuster with a clever “twist” you hired M. Night Shyamalan. Known for toying with expectations his film, Unbreakable, released that same year and cemented his position as the guy everyone wanted. Several years and several misfires later, Shyamalan is back and possibly looking to make a sequel to one of his first major successes.
His latest effort with the father/son duo of Will and Jaden Smith in After Earth all wrapped up the director recently brought up the notion of Unbreakable 2. Every couple of years the long awaited sequel has resurfaced, but it’s never been more than a rumor. Now, in an interview with MTV, Shyamalan said Unbreakable 2 is in ”his agenda”, adding,
As long as it can be connected to something that I’m feeling right now, then I’ll work for me.
As someone who actually enjoys his earlier work this is a project M. Night can and should develop in the next few years. Even with the almost fourteen year gap the announcement of casting Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson, should it ever happen, to a sequel would procure my ticket. The original Unbreakable itself even left open the option for a sequel, maybe it’s time for David Dunn and arch-villain Elijah Price to make their respective return? What do you think?
Everybody loves Joss Whedon! He has a front row seat at the world’s biggest movie studio, he made the third most popular movie of all time, and has the biggest new show of the fall. But there’s another project that’s pretty close to the heart of a smaller number of Whedon fans, and it’s called Serenity.
The tale of a ship full or pirates, scoundrels, rebels and fugitives floating through the back end of space is beloved. So much so that the the TV series Firefly, which lasted only 13 episodes, did so well in DVD sales that a movie studio put serious cash into a feature film. And even though that film barely broke even at the box office, people are still clamoring for a sequel.
So what about that, Joss? Any chance for more Firefly? Well Coming Soon, got an answer from the man himself:
“Right now I’m happy to say everybody is working doing good jobs. There’s a real fear of ‘The Monkey’s Paw,’ you know? You bring it back to life and it isn’t the same. Even if it’s GREAT and it isn’t the same. I’m dying to get on a ship with those guys again, but I’m also doing yet another goddamn huge ensemble movie ['The Avengers 2']. Why can’t I do a movie about just one guy? So right now I can’t even access that part of my brain. If all the planets align that would be great, but I’m not going to do what I did the first time and move heaven and earth to make it happen.”
And those are some mighty big planets that have to be aligned considering most of the cast stays very busy with other jobs. Maybe we’ll just have to let this one go, space fans.
05-24-13 • Comics, FilmPosted by Adam A. Donaldson
It’s on. It’s off. It’s on. It’s off. Well, looks like it might be back on.
At the Retailers Conference at the MCM London Comic-Con today, a rep from Rebellion, the publisher of 2000 A.D., the magazine that launched the Judge Dredd character, told attendees that a planned sequel to last fall’s Dredd 3-D isn’t entirely dead. Indeed, the exact words of the rep, courtesy of Bleeding Cool, is that a sequel “could still be happening.”
What that means is now unclear, but fans have been on a yo-yo ride concerning a future Judge Dredd movie since the film’s release last fall. While Dredd was critically very successful, and very well received by fans, it was not so successful at the box office. Previous benchmarks, like high DVD sales, have been established as possible red lines to determine whether or not a sequel could be made, but when last discussed it seemed like the most fans might get in the near-term is some kind of short film project. But now, it seems, that the door’s been open again for a sequel
More news as it develops, obviously, but for the Dredd fans out there – Hey, there’s hope!
Red 2, the sequel to 2010 action-comedy, has yet to be released, but Summit Entertainment must really be banking on its success…seeing as they have green lit the development of Red 3.
Red 2 won’t be released in theaters until mid-July, but Summit refuses to sit on their hands waiting for the money to roll in. The studio has already rehired Red and Red 2 writers Jon and Erich Hoeber to begin development of the third installment based off the comic mini-series written by Warren Ellis. Details are scarce, as they would be for a sequel not even written yet, but the return of Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, and Mary Louise-Parker is a sure bet.
Even with something this early in development, the studio has already made the first step in the right direction, bringing Jon and Erich back to write. The duo made the first Red a successful adaptation and Red 2 should continue the trend of former government agents and Bruce Willis being Bruce Willis.
No brainer, right? The highly popular and influential British filmmaker behind The Dark Knight, Memento and Inception being handed the reins of James Bond, Britain’s Number One super-spy and one of the biggest franchise in the history of film. Well reports (rumors?) are leaking that Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson have had some low-key meetings with Christopher Nolan about the possibility of coming on board Bond 24 now that Sam Mendes has officially passed. This according to The Daily Mail’s Baz Bamigboye.
It makes perfect sense if you think about it. Nolan was very influenced by the Bond films, and hasn’t been shy talking about it; the entire mountain villa sequence from Inception more or less had “Bond” written all over it. And since Skyfall was helmed by a serious, even Academy Award-winning talent and became the most successful Bond movie yet, it only makes sense that EON Pictures would reach out to someone of Nolan’s stature for Bond 24. What could possibly stop this from becoming a reality?
Well, for one thing, Interstellar. Already confirmed for a Fall 2014 release date, Nolan is currently hard at work at pre-production on that film project. Bond 24 was originally slated for a Fall 2014 release date itself, but the producers have pushed it back in the interest of not rushing into anything. Typically Bond films have an 18 month turn-around, six months for pre-production, six months for principal photography and six months for post-production, so conceivably, Nolan could get to work after Interstellar and having something together for a 2015/2016 release date, but would he want to work under that kind of pressure? Nolan said he’d be interested if it was “the right situation and the right time in their cycle of things.” So is this it?
Or perhaps it’s a friendly chat. A “let’s leave the door open” kind of thing. There’s also a question of the overall direction of the series, with some rumors saying that Bond 24 and 25 will be linked, as well as a question of how long Daniel Craig will keep playing James Bond himself. But maybe those are outside the discussions with Nolan.
Either way, it’s very exciting to consider that Christopher Nolan may be taking on another iconic character. What do you think Bastards, want to see Nolan’s Bond?
Can you believe that it’s been almost 20 years since Independence Day taught us the value of American patriotism in the face of near global extinction of the human race? Neither can I. Still, some people seem to think that two decades later, people are still dying to know the rest of the story, and one of those people is ID4 co-writer and director Roland Emmerich.
After telling a more low key story of White House demolition in the upcoming thriller White House Down, Emmerich seems eager to revisit that first time he wrecked the Executive Mansion, and get going on a sequel to Independence Day. While out and about at a film festival recently (and overheard by /Film), Emmerich says that there is a plan for Independence Day 2, and maybe Independence Day 3…
“That’s actually what we talked a lot about. The mythology of why did the aliens come in the first place, what is the bigger story of this whole thing? And we talked a lot about swarm intelligence. And [the humans] are individual intelligence. Even though we kill each other and have wars against each other, we have something special. We have this domino human spirit to believe in good and over coming enemies. And it’s a little bit about that and when you get a bigger mythology going, I think then you have the chance to do not only one or two or three but you can create a series and that’s what we want to do.”
Of course, I’m more or less sure that the point of ID4 was famous landmarks exploding, and not the underline motivations and differences between the humans and the aliens, but hey, maybe Emmerich’s got something good cooking. Like in 2012 when the whole Earth is destroyed and everybody dies except all the rich people and John Cusack and his family.
No word on who might star, but look for Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum to be made lucrative offers to return if this thing ever gets past the being endlessly talked about stage.
05-01-13 • Comics, FilmPosted by Adam A. Donaldson
We know that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is full to the brim with villains – Electro (Jamie Foxx), Norman Osborn (Chris Cooper), Black Cat (Felicity Jones), though that last one is more rumor than anything – but aside from a recent pic of Foxx as Electro, we haven’t seen too much of all those bad guys.
And now there’s this. It’s a video of some spy pics from the Rochester set of Amazing 2, and the video-makers think it seems to indicate the look of Paul Giamatti‘s character Rhino. Now obviously, the shot isn’t of the Rhino in costume, and it’s not even Giamatti himself, but the mask the stunt man is wearing, and the very Russian mob-style appearance with the tattoos and the jump suit, it’s easy to conclude that maybe this is what Aleksei Mikhailovich Sytsevich might look like out of costume.
Press play on the video below and judge for yourself.
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