One of Marvel's latest superheroes could be crossing over to The Avengers 2. Check out new trailers for Oblivion and the Evil Dead reboot. Ryan Murphy keeps on talking about American Horror Story's next season. Plus Hugh Jackman hints at tons of returning mutants in X-Men: Days of Future Past!
Spoilers from here on out!
Top image from The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Iron Man 3
The Facebook page for the Hollywood Orchid Suites posted this message to guests that effectively doubles as a set report for the past weekend's Los Angeles reshoots:
It is going to be an exciting weekend here at the Hollywood Orchid Suites as ‘Iron Man 3′ is filming additional scenes in Hollywood on January 21, 2013. Film crews plan to shoot wide-angled shots from cranes positioned high overhead "to capture the full scope, color and liveliness of Hollywood" while they "blow up" Grauman's Chinese Theatre. There will be flashes of light, debris being propelled out of the courtyard towards the street and about 30 cars driving by with obligatory fender benders. The shoot will cause street closures on Hollywood Blvd., between Highland Ave. and Orange Dr., Highland Ave. and McCadden Pl., beginning on Monday, January 21, 7:00 p.m. through Tuesday, January 22, 4:00 a.m. and possible increased noise from generators, cranes, film crews, etc. Iron Man 3.
Thor: The Dark World
Erstwhile Doctor Who star Christopher Eccleston says his Dark Elf character, Malekith the Accursed, is "a bad guy with no redeeming qualities" and that Malekith is trying to take over the universe with the very vocal encouragement of Tom Hiddleston's Loki. [Comic Book Movie]
Lost alum Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje shares some experiences from his work as secondary villain Kurse:
Yeah, I mean look: I can recall the scene. I'm in the scene and Renee Russo is in my arms or beside me and I'm facing Anthony Hopkins and Chris Hemsworth and Chris Eccleston–and just about every great actor within that genre is in the room and you just realize it's a great privilege and honor. To be opposite Anthony Hopkins and to watch him work is just... amazing.
I think that's the most exciting part about it–the fact that you're going to be rolling up your sleeves and getting dirty. As an actor, that's what turns you on. That's what we did, is put on those costumes and we went for it, toe to toe, pound for pound, including those choreographed fights. It wasn't blue or green screen–they obviously need a certain amount of that but there was a lot of stuff that we–that I certainly did. I pretty much did everything myself. Obviously the dangerous stunts were done by stuntmen but I enjoyed the process of choreographing the fights; that was fun.
He also mentioned that he filmed scenes "out in Iceland on these black volcanic mountains." [Comic Book]
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Toby Jones has now confirmed that he will indeed return as the villainous Armin Zola in the Captain America sequel. His confirmation can be seen towards the end of the video interview below. [HeyUGuys via Comic Book Movie]
The Avengers 2
This is most definitely tenuous, but Anthony Mackie — who is playing The Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Soldier — was asked twice about appearing in both the Captain America and Avengers sequels in a recent interview and failed to correct the interviewer about his appearance in Joss Whedon's next Avengers movie. So... he might be in it? There were some reports way back in October that Frank Grillo would be playing the villain Crossbones in both Captain America: The Winter Soldier and The Avengers 2, so the idea of bringing in some supporting players from Captain America — likely in a role roughly the size of Gwyneth Paltrow's cameo in The Avengers — doesn't seem impossible, but anything bigger than that is much more speculative. [Comic Book Movie]
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Speaking of tenuous, Chronicle star Dane DeHaan premiered a new film at Sundance over the weekend, and he was reportedly introduced as playing "Green Goblin" in the Amazing Spider-Man sequel. This is being taken by some as confirmation that DeHaan's version of Harry Osborn will be suiting up as Green Goblin during the film, but it just as easily could have been a reference to the character's past activities in either the comics or Sam Raimi's trilogy. Either way, an eventual transformation into Green Goblin seems decently likely for DeHaan's Harry Osborn, but anything beyond that is just guesswork and inference from not a whole lot of anything. [Bleeding Cool]
The Descendants actress Shailene Woodley says she's excited to play Mary Jane Watson in the sequel, although she doesn't know enough yet about the film to say for sure whether she has a love triangle with Andrew Garfield's Peter Parker and Emma Stone's Gwen Stacy, or indeed if she will be dying her brown hair red for the role — although she says she's assuming she will indeed become a redhead for the part. [MTV Geek]
X-Men: Days of Future Past
Wolverine actor Hugh Jackman very strongly implies there's a bunch more old X-Men returning for Bryan Singer's latest:
"You wouldn't have enough room on the page after you've listed them all. ‘Every other actor who's ever put on a superhero uniform will be in it. There's an element of time travel and, naturally, it will be action-packed."
Here's a trailer for Tom Cruise and Tron Legacy director Joseph Kosinski's post-apocalyptic sci-fi epic.
And here's a promo photo. [/Film]
Here's an interview with costar Katee Sackhoff, who of course is best known for her work as Starbuck on Battlestar Galactica. [I Am Rogue]
New franchise star Mark Wahlberg discusses why he signed on for the project:
"I think it will be the most challenging role that I've played and it's an opportunity for me to do something extremely different. It's going to be very different from what the first ones were. I'm excited about it. When I talked to (producer) Steven Spielberg and Michael and said, 'Don't worry guys, this is not me taking a paycheck and running with it. This is me trying to do something different.'... It's the first time [my children have] ever been excited about me going off to do a movie, and they demand to be in it."
Elsewhere, Wahlberg suggested he starts filming Transformers 4 in May, and then he will be working on the Ted sequel by September, meaning his portion of filming could only run from May to August, though more realistically he will have some time off between projects. That suggests a somewhat shorter production schedule than that of Dark of the Moon, although it's of course entirely possible that there will be more principal photography without Wahlberg being involved. [TFW 2005]
Here's the first official image from the upcoming sequel, showing an encounter between Aaron Taylor-Johnson's Kick-Ass and Jim Carrey's Colonel Stars and Stripes, the leader of the fledgling Justice Forever superhero team. [Pop Culturology]
Here are some in-universe propaganda posters to promote this zombie romantic comedy. [Wired]
[gallery 5977482] Here's a metric crapload of photos for the upcoming supernatural romance. [Coming Soon]
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
Looper's Joseph Gordon-Levitt explains why he decided to get involved with Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's Sin City sequel:
For me, it's first and foremost about a filmmaker who inspires me. In the last year I have been extremely fortunate. I got to work with Rian Johnson and then Chris Nolan and then Steven Spielberg. The job I just took, Sin City 2, I did it because I just love Robert Rodriguez's movies. And then after filmmakers, it's the script. Sin City 2 is just a fun part to play.
Elsewhere, Goodfellas star Ray Liotta, The Dark Knight Rises actress Juno Temple, and Old School's Jeremy Piven have all joined the movie in unspecified roles. [The Playlist]
Here's another trailer for the rest of the season, although it's more or less identical to the one that aired after the Christmas special. [Coming Soon]
Once Upon a Time
Here's the description for episode thirteen, "Tiny", which airs February 10:
"Tiny" – Kidnapped and brought to Storybrooke by Cora, the Giant (Jorge Garcia) unleashes his vengeance on the town when a case of mistaken identity leads him to try and settle an old score with David; Mr. Gold, accompanied by Emma and Henry, attempts to depart Storybrooke – hoping to keep his memory intact when he crosses the town line — and heads to the airport in search of his son Bae; and Greg (Ethan Embry) questions Belle as to what she saw on the night of his car accident. Meanwhile, in the fairytale land that was and against his brothers' wishes, Anton, the Giant, climbs down the beanstalk and attempts to befriend some humans – whose intentions may not be so noble.
Here's a preview for this Wednesday's episode, "Trust But Verify" from producer Marc Guggenheim.
The Vampire Diaries
Here's a promo and a sneak peek for this week's episode, "Catch Me If You Can."
And here are some promo photos. [SpoilerTV]
Episode sixteen is reportedly called "Bring It On." [SpoilerTV]
American Horror Story
Creator Ryan Murphy shares even more details about what's ahead in the once more rebooted third season:
The thing that I really wanted to do next season was something that's funnier. I love this season and I think it was successful, but I really miss that Jessica Lange as Constance stuff, and I know she missed it, too. The only thing I'll say about [season three] is that it's a mixture of several cities, and it's really about female power. I got Jessica to do it because I did everything she asked, which was the location, and I also told her that she would have complete hair and make-up and the best designer gowns, ever. She said, "Please don't put me in a wimple again, ever!" So, she's going to play a real glamor cat lady, in season three... I come up with the story and, obviously, it's always now crafted around Jessica, for the most part. Before I talk to anybody, I go to her and tell her what the story is and what the character is, and then she has input. This year, she said, "I would like to work with X, Y and Z. Will you please meet with these people?" So, I'm doing that. I will say that, for season three, we're going to have some actors from season one, who will return... It's more historical in nature. I'm also interested in getting into a horror romance. That's certainly something that's going to be in the water for season three. I think you'll see a very different tone in season three, but that's the joy of the show. As a person, right now, I do feel lighter and maybe want to embrace something a little bit more fun... There will be time periods, and there will also be different cities.
Here's a sneak peek for episode three, "ConFaegion."
Additional reporting by Amanda Yesilbas and Charlie Jane Anders.