It seems that we have now entered the looky-loo phase of production on Iron Fist, which, if nothing else, means that the fourth Netflix series produced by Marvel Studios has officially begun principal photography. As we’re seen time and again, shooting on the streets of New York City looks good on screen, but its a pain in the neck if you’re trying to keep your film or TV show a secret. To wit, the cameras caught a look at Finn Jones as Danny Rand, sadly not in the Iron Fist costume, in what looks like the moment his character turns home to NYC years after the tragic death of his parents. (more…)
Shooting on Suicide Squad continued on Yonge Street in Toronto last night, as the downtown core played host to a thrilling car chase in what’s presumed to be Gotham City. As with the previous night’s activities, the now famous Joker-mobile was spotted on set, but following Monday night’s appearance by the Batmobile there was something new to get fans excited, a full-blown appearance by the Dark Knight himself. Fans lining up for a glimpse at the Joker’s ride, were treated with the first public appearance by Batman, which naturally sent social media a twitter with new videos and photos of what’s expected to be a very exciting scene in the Suicide Squad. (more…)
As well all know, unauthorized pictures from the set of Star Wars Episode VII has been a problem from the word “Go.” Sometimes though, we do get some legit stuff, legit peaks behind the curtain at Pinewood, like J.J. Abrams‘ response to the leaks. In another legit peak from the set, this one’s all business. Because if there’s one thing that can get a director and a producer of a mega-franchise out of a media hidey-hole, it’s the guy that controls the purse strings in the U.K. (more…)
Prepare for the deluge!
Now that Episode VII has officially been shooting for a few weeks in Abu Dhabi (that’s a French desert where there’s cheese stands, for those unsure of their geography), you can pretty much expect candid shots of everything from practical monsters to Harrison Ford eating steak salads to begin rolling in on a near-daily basis. Thankfully, TMZ (shudder) posted the former this morning (though I’d honestly kill for a still of Ford with A1 slathered on his mug) and we’re here to re-appropriate their watermarked goodness for the sake of cheap Internet traffic (is there any other kind?). (more…)
It’s been a while since we’ve heard “boo” about the latest live-action incarnation of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The film being produced by Michael Bay and directed by Jonathan Liebesman has generated a lot (and I mean A LOT) of online hate, and some of it’s understandable given the rumors that have trickled out, but maybe these new spy pictures from the set will engender some good will.
If Latino Review is to be believed, then this is what the Turtles’ new sewer-bound lair looks like. Note the thrift store meets garbage dump decor, with a generous smattering of pizza boxes throughout the room. (I certainly hope that the filmmakers are getting Pizza Hut sponsorship money for their trouble.) This first angle shows the Turtles’ living area:
And this one shows the Bat Cave area:
So I bet you’re wondering about the authenticity of these pictures. Latino Review seems pretty convinced and they added the following message that has sent along with the pics:
“Kel here is the Ninja Turtles Lair, thought you would like it and let all the haters who don’t believe what you guys post try and debunk this one, which I can take a photo of the Falcon for you but that’s like Mission Impossible. Anyway Enjoy and Happy Birthday!”
I guess we’ll know shortly if they’re real or not, assuming, you know, if lawyers are involved. But lets us know what you think, Bastards? Does the film, at least, get the Turtles’ hole in the sewer right?
More news as it develops.
Source: Comic Book Movie
Don’t know about you guys, but I’m really, really excited for Maleficant starring Angelina Jolie. I know we’re all a little fairy-taled out right now, but an origin story of a classic fairy tale villain sounds faaaaar more interesting than remaking, say, Snow White for the umpteenth time. Look at the book/stage musical, Wicked which explores the secret history of the Wicked Witch of the West. Yeah, you know Disney was eyeing the piles of money that property made when they were dreaming up Maleficant.
Maleficant is being directed by Robert Stromberg, traditionally a visual effects artist and also stars Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Miranda Richardson, Juno Temple, and Lesley Manville. The film will reveal what happened to Maleficant that turned her into the hardened bitch who curses little baby, Aurora in Sleeping Beauty. In a previous interview Jolie had this to say about the flick and her role in it,
It’s not anti-princess, but it’s the first time they’re looking at this epic woman. I hope in the end you see a woman who is capable of being many things, and just because she protects herself and is aggressive, it doesn’t mean she can’t have other [warmer] qualities.
It sounds really crazy to say that there will be something that’s good for young girls in this, because it sounds like you’re saying they should be a villain. [Maleficent] is actually a great person. But she’s not perfect. She’s far from perfect.
In general, it’s a very good message to say, “Let’s look at something from the other side.” But then also, what our challenge will be – and the script writer [The Lion King and Alice in Wonderland’s Linda Woolverton] has already cracked it – is not to simplify it, not to just reverse the story but tell a bigger story that doesn’t point the finger [at Princess Aurora] either.
These new set pics comes courtesy of the Daily Mail and Rumorfix and while they’re that lovely, grainy quality we’ve come to love from leaked set pics, they do show Jolie flying around. So, that’s pretty cool. Check ’em all out in the gallery below.
Jolie just looks so good as Maleficant. Never would I have picked her for the role were I casting, but man, with one promotional image and this slew of on set pics, I’m a fan. Considering Charlize Theron’s Evil Queen was the highlight of Snow White and the Huntsman, I think the time of the villainess has come and Jolie’s going to own.
Are you excited for Maleficant, set to release March 14th, 2013? Was a Jolie a good choice for the classic Disney villain?
Source: Geek Tyrant
The Avengers is still rolling along at the box office, but our Marvel fanboy and fangirl attentions have been split, with our longing looks pointed toward Iron Man 3, and all the castingand story news and speculation. Now, by way of Marvel, we have our first official still from the set of Iron Man 3, a shot of what appears to be Tony Stark looking at his collection of Iron Man suits, so lets call this one “a boy and his toys”.
Iron Man 3 is set to see it’s theatrical release on May 3, 2013 (Mayan apocalypse permitting). The film will be written and directed by Shane Black and will star Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Ben Kingsley, James Badge Dale, and Jon Favreau.
Here’s a look at the pic (that you likely already skipped ahead too).
A few days ago we reported on Doctor Who filming in Spain for a Western episode and now the pictures to prove it have surfaced. Collected here are bunch of shots from the set where they’re filming Toby Whithouse and Saul Metzstein‘s Spaghetti Western episode and you’ll notice Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill are all present. So is a horse, and horses are cool.
You also might notice a stranger in these shots. The dude you don’t recognize is Farscape‘s Ben Browder, who’s guest starring in this episode and judging from the makeup in one photo he’s playing some kind of robo-sherrif or something.
Check ’em out below the cut.
New images from last night’s filming of Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man in New York City show some of what we’ll be seeing when the film releases. They are standard action stills, showing the wires that Spidey uses to jump crazy distances and climb to amazing heights. In the final image, it appears that Spidey has had it with all this saving the city business (pictured above). With the wire, it looks like Spidey has hung himself. Obviously on closer examination, he is just held by the back and attempting to curl up for one of his usual flippy moves. I wish I could do that, but do not wish to hang myself (unless the movie is really, really bad…). Check out a gallery of set pics after the jump :
Are you excited for X-Men: First Class? While I, like the rest of you, have no faith that FOX can produce a quality super hero movie. The studio fuckheads seem to make it a mission to squeeze a gooey shit all over our beloved comic book characters. However, First Class is helmed by Kick-Ass (pun intended) director Matthew Vaughn and is written by his Kick-Ass cohort Jane Goldman (I badly want to have sex with her). The duo can do no wrong. Well, they can, but lets assume they can’t. The recently released trailer certainly put a pause to most speculated negativity. The foreboding music score and quick cuts of mutants, mayhem and January Jones as Emma Frost personally tickled my nerd fancy. Regardless of the alternative telling of the formation of the X-men, the trailer made it seem the essence is well captured.
Anyway, to get the rest of you on the First Class bandwagon, Empire got their hands on this cool image (pictured above) of January Jones as Emma Frost and Kevin Bacon as Sebastian Shaw standing in the Hellfire Club’s “secret lair”. Hmm, I imagine Emma Frost must have said something along the lines of “Ice to see you”. Seriously, what are they in Superman’s fortress of solitude? Mr. Freeze wants his hideout back. Jokes about the Hellfire pad aside, I think we’re all too enchanted my Emma Frost’s “Mom Pants”.
So aside from this snappy photo, Empire also had a few brief words from the actors themselves.
Kevin Bacon on Sebastian Shaw
“He’s not a mustache twirler. He’s a smooth talker and a manipulator. But he really believes that mutants are the master race and to get what he wants he will do whatever he has to do.
And what of his significantly different costume in this movie? The comics Shaw wears a faintly ridiculous 18th century get up..
“The movie’s grounded. We went through different sideburn lengths but to have him dressed as Benjamin Franklin would have been weird. I don’t have the legs for those tights anyway!”
January Jones plays Emma Frost, the infamously under dressed villain from the X–Men comics. She tells Empire about being nervous when she heard about the character’s revealing outfits.
“Before I came here, I was frightened and curious. You can’t just paint on an outfit! I only do projects set in the ’60s with Men in the title! But I get to wear crazy outfits and fight and be telepathic. It’s a lovely change of pace.”
X-Men: First Class hits May 30th.