William Hurt

It was a surprise when the cast list for Captain America: Civil War was released and on it was none other than William Hurt. The venerated actor played General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross in 2008’s The Incredible Hulk, but like all things related to that early Marvel Studios misstep, it seemed as though the powers that be were doing their best to mitigate everything that had to do with that movie (including its original star Edward Norton). But Hurt will be play some kind of role in Civil War, the jam-packed kick-off to the next phase of Marvel movies, and may people are wondering if that role includes Ross’ comic book fate as well? Well Hurt was recently asked about both topics, but don’t worry, no real spoilers to be found here. (more…)

capcivilwar

Here’s some news that fits nicely in the “Holy $#!%” file. For the last several months we’ve been getting dribs and drabs in terms of Captain America: Civil War news. We knew that Chris Evans would return, of course, as the titular hero. His Winter Soldier sidekicks Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Anthony Mackie as Falcon were both highly expected and confirmed to return as well. The coup de grâce though was the announcement that Robert Downey Jr. would be joining the cast as Tony Stark, along with Chadwick Boseman making his Marvel Universe debut as the Black Panther. Along the way, and with every new casting notice, the joke persisted that Civil War was shapping up to be Avengers 2.5, and if you look at the now official cast list, it looks like they were right. (more…)

‘The Host’ Trailer Delivers Little

I really sold you on this one. But its so true, unless you have a fetish for eyeballs the teaser trailer for The Host, really doesn’t show much. Clearly there is an “on the down-low” invasion afoot, Stephenie Meyer wrote the book, Andrew Niccol directed the film, which is still in production and it opens March 29, 2013 — this is what I got from the “teaser”. I consider myself teased to the point of frustrati… eh, sure — the loose blue balls analogy gets to stay in the picture.

My balls aside (king of the segue, I am I am) the film stars Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons (son of Jeremy), Jake Abel (son of Cain…no, can you imagine though?), Diane Kruger (daughter of Freddy, this is ridiculous now), William Hurt (…) and Frances Fisher.

According to Deadline.com, “Ronan stars as Melanie Stryder, one of the last humans putting up a fight against an alien species called Souls, parasites that invade human bodies, fuse to each person’s consciousness and systematically erase their personalities.”

Meyer wrote The Host right after she completed the Twilight books, but not long after she had her Scrooge McDuck treasure bath.

Here is the video, warning — it will not be released on Betamax, so you may want to catch this one in theaters.