It’s worth remembering that before the recent brouhaha about Edgar Wright and Ant-Man that this episode wasn’t the first time that Marvel Studios has struggled in its relationship with talent. There was Terrence Howard‘s somewhat unceremonious replacement as James “Rhodey” Rhodes in the Iron Man movies, and there was that time Eward Norton‘s Bruce Banner suddenly looked a lot like Mark Ruffalo. But in in one specific case, it appears that bygones aren’t yet bygones. During a recent interview, actor Mickey Rourke re-affirmed that if he gets a collect call from Marvel, he will not be accepting the charges. (more…)
The last time that Robert Rodriguez did a sequel, well, let’s just say it, it sucked. Machete Kills seemed a bit underwhelming, but that’s not a word I think (I hope) that is going to be associated with Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. The action-packed – not to mention inferred-nudity-packed – trailer gives us a lot to chew on including snippets of actors featured in the original film like Jessica Alba, Mickey Rourke, and Powers Boothe, and new cast members like Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and naturally (and au naturel) Eva Green. Are you hyped up enough now to see the trailer for yourself… (more…)
There’s some new images and information making the Internet rounds for directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller‘s second film in the Sin City franchise, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. We get our first look at Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s character Johnny, Jessica Alba‘s super-sexy-dancer Nancy, and Mickey Rourke‘s tough as nails Marv. (more…)
An Alternate Ending for ‘Iron Man 2’ & New Deleted Scenes from ‘The Avengers’, Now With More Shawarma
Earlier this week Marvel was finally able to release the long delayed Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One box set, containing every “Phase One” Marvel film from Iron Man right up to last year’s highly successful Avengers film. As with most special editions these days, the box set also contains a treasure trove of deleted and alternate scenes many fans have yet to see, unless you’re one of the lucky one’s who are currently in possession of the box set.
Many fans have already seen the behind the scenes footage of Thor: The Dark World which was pulled from the Internet, but this also includes new highlights for Iron Man 2 and The Avengers. There’s Iron Man 2 and it’s alternate ending, featuring Mickey Rourke’s Whiplash kidnapping Gwyneth Paltrow’s Pepper towards the ending of the film. This ending isn’t quite what you would expect in an Iron Man film.
Forgive the look of the “special effects” though, since Jon Favreau went and had the ending re-shot these clips didn’t quite that polished effects look everyone is used to:
The Avengers, otherwise know as “Joss Whedon is a freaking genius”, ensemble feature is more about deleted scenes cut for time that didn’t really affect the overall aesthetic of the film. Joss shot a lot of coverage for this film, most notably the now famous Shawarma scene added just prior to the theatrical release. The scene was a surprise hit with everyone who stayed through the credits and has taken on a life of it’s own on the Internet. Take a look at the behind the scenes featurette and the deleted scenes after the jump.
Playboy Playmate Crystal McCahill posted a picture of her upcoming character poster for her role as one of the “Girls of Old Town” in Frank Miller‘s Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. Based on the comic created by Miller the film stars Rosario Dawson, Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Jamie King who are reprising their Sin City (2005) roles in the film with the addition of Clive Owen as “Dwight McCarthy” and Jamie Chung and Dennis Haysbert who are taking over the roles played by Devon Aoki and Michael Clarke Duncan.
The plot for Sin City 2 is comprised of the stories A Dame To Kill For, Just Another Saturday Night, and a new one Frank Miller wrote called The Long, Bad Night, that centers on Alba‘s character Nancy Callahan. She’ll be the connectting factor between the two films.
The movie is set to hit theater screens on October 4th, 2013. Just wait until the actual marketing team gets going, we’re sure to see lots more character and production set material then.
Sylvester Stallone put a casting news update for The Expendables III on his Facebook page to confirm that Nicolas Cage is signed up and that he (Stallone) is still hoping to get Harrison Ford, Wesley Snipes, and Mickey Rourke on board.Really though, besides Harrison Ford do any of those guys have any reason NOT to do the movie? Wesley Snipes needs the money to pay taxes on all the other money he has not paid taxes on, Rourke has managed to revive his career and flush it right back down the toilet again faster than a speeding bullet. It is going to really take some work on Stallone’s part to get Harrison Ford involved, I’d put money on Ford not getting any where near this movie with a ten foot pole.
Sly couldn’t resist the urge to throw a stone or two at the movie’s critics while making this announcement, you’d think that with a movie like this he would just have fun, make some money, and let it be. Does he really think that critics would fawn over this type of movie, Lord help us if Stallone starts reading reviews of his Dolly Parton movie Rhinestone.
THE EXPENDABLES 3:
We are preparing the film with the same passion and commitment as the previous two. We have confirmed Nicolas Cage, a master actor who gives a veneer intellectual group. Hopefully we can realize to Harrison Ford, Wesley Snipes and Mickey Rourke. That is the great mission of the producer. We will continue with the same narrative scheme, the agility and the frenzy, which are inherent to the saga. What will definitely be the last? I can not guarantee. In principle it would be two deliveries, but the affection of the people encouraged us to work on a third. I guess as long as we amused ourselves by offering fun and people, we can continue playing ‘The Expendables’. For now we are not as expendable as it should and as some critics want.
Production is finally underway for the long awaited sequel to Robert Rodriguez/Frank Miller‘s Sin City
Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, began filming on Monday with two actresses familiar with the genre. Jaime King is returning for the sequel, playing the sister of her character from the first movie, and Jamie Chung is playing the role Devon Aoki had in the 2005 original.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news of both actresses joining the cast, which already includes returning actors like Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba and Rosario Dawson. Rourke’s character, Marv, was killed in the original film, but this sequel precedes he’s “shocking” execution.
The only missing pieces we know of so far, are the major roles of Ava and Dwight. As noted in the Hollywood Reporter’s article, Angelina Jolie‘s role will now have to be recast as she is not is likely to appear and the same goes for Clive Owen. His role as the red sneakered bad body in the 2005 original will most likely be recast; seeing as how Sin City 2 we’ll see Dwight prior to the facial reconstruction we all saw in Sin City.
So, not only is production under way without a complete cast, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is set for a October 2013 release. That gives Rodriguez less then a year to shoot and edit the entire movie. That’s a tall order. Especially, when you consider the fact, that he just wrapped Machete 2 and has to oversee it’s post production.
I for one, am I little concerned the sequel won’t get the care it deserves. We’ve waited 7 years for this, and it’s feeling rushed. Not to mention the lack of returning actors. You can already tell it just won’t be the same
The Expendables 2 comes out this Friday, and the assumption is that it’s going to hit. So naturally, producers are looking at who else might be recruited to the team for the inevitable follow-up, and they have some pretty big names in mind.
Producer Avi Lerner gave Total Film a wish list of who he’d like to see in Expendables 3, and it’s got some pretty impressive names on it. Let’s let Lerner explain:
We’ve approached Clint Eastwood to be one of the guys, we’ve got a character in mind for him. We’re talking to Harrison Ford. [And we want] Wesley Snipes when he comes back from prison. I’ll give you one more name, we’ve got Nicolas Cage to play [one of the characters]. And we’re going to bring Mickey Rourke back, if he won’t be too crazy. I like Mickey. And of course, all the existing stars [will return].
I can see Snipes doing it, and he’ll be getting out of jail next summer – just in time for principal photography to begin. Eastwood would be very cool, I can see him being like Lee Marvin in The Dirty Dozen, but I wonder if given his busy career as a director if he has the time or the interest. Cage? If he did Bangkok Dangerous, he’ll do Expendables 3. Hopefully as a villain. Ford might be the trickiest of all to secure, but he did Cowboys & Aliens and went to Comic Con in the same year, so maybe he’s getting soft in his old age.
No word if Steven Seagal might pull his head out of his ass and sign up.
The Expendables 2 comes out this Friday.
Progress is being made on the development of the Sin City sequel A Dame to Kill For, and key to that is getting Mickey Rourke back on board as Sin City bruiser and ex-con Marv. Deadline is reporting that Marv’s portrayer Rourke is now officially in negotiations to be a part of the film, which is supposedly going to begin shooting sometime later this summer. By now you’re saying, “Wait. Didn’t Marve die in the first Sin City? Sure, if you’re judging things chronologically, but A Dame to Kill For takes place before The Hard Goodbye, the story Marv’s segment in the first Sin City movie was based on.
In other Sinful news, another key cast member from A Dame to Kill For says he hasn’t heard anything about his services being needed in the new film. Michael Madsen, who plays corrupt police detective Bob, former partner of Detective John Hartigan (Bruce Willis), is kind of scratching his head wondering where his invitation to play is.
“Well that’s kind of a mystery because there’s a whole bunch of stuff all over the internet that I’m doing a sequel and I certainly didn’t put that stuff on there, so I don’t know who did,” says Madsen who adds in a MTV News interview that he’s yet to get a straight answer from director Robert Rodriguez. “But, wherever that came from, whoever generated that information, must be thinking that I’m doing that — but I can’t seem to get an answer out of anybody.”
Still, Madsen says he’s up for the movie if and when he’s asked, even though it kind of sounds like he hasn’t done the reading. “Well, sure. I thought the first one was pretty good,” he says. “I mean, I kind of got in that first one by default. And Bob survives, so you’d figure that he’s gonna make it, right? You’d figure that I’d show up in part two. So if you could get an answer for me, I’d really appreciate it, cause I can’t find out. Of course, I’d like to be a part of it.”
De-Fault. The two sweetest words in the English language. Hope it works for Madsen this time.
More news as it develops.
Source: Comic Book Movie
I guess it’s finally happening. Good thing because once sequels cross the 10 year mark between chapters, we start asking why the filmmakers are even bothering in the first place.
Dimension Films is staking out the date of October 4th 2013 as the launch for Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, which will be about eight and a half years after the release of the original Sin City. Read the full press release immediately following the proverbial jump: (more…)