New Man of Steel set photos reveal all's not peaceful in Smallville. Joe Johnston explains the heart of Captain America. A Shaun of the Dead star joins Snow White and the Huntsman. Plus the Evil Dead reboot is really happening!
It's spoilers all the way down!
Top image from The Hobbit.
Want to get a better look at Spidey's new movie costume? Check out this extreme close-up picture, which lets you see the rubbery texture of the thing. [Screen Rant]
Director Joe Johnston explains what makes the movie and the character stand out:
Well, I think Captain America is different enough from the rest in that it's period, it's an origin story, the first in a series...
What would you describe as the "heart" of Captain America?
Well it's the spirit of the underdog and this guy who just wants to do the right thing. All he wants to do is serve his country, he gets turned into the perfect human specimen overnight, and his thought is, "I've got everything I wanted," and of course he DIDN'T get everything he wanted. He's still rejected, they still think of him as a lab rat, but it's about overcoming and his refusal to give up. I think more than anything it's about not giving up – it's simple.
Paramount has released yet another batch of promo photos. [Comic Book Movie]
Man of Steel
Here are some new set photos from Plano, Illinois, which appear to reveal some of the movie's collateral damage in the form of two seriously totaled vehicles. [Superman Homepage]
Here are some awesome set photos that reveal the movie's futuristic police, or possible some sort of particularly intense ski vacation. You can find a lot more at the links. [ThisFilmBlog Tumblr, Ain't It Cool News, and On Location Vacations via /Film]
Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston, who is playing the Cohaagen character, reveals he has been filming in Toronto for at least the past week. [AV Club]
Evil Dead Reboot
Well, it's looking more or less official now - Ghost House Pictures has put out a press release confirming a remake is in the works, that Panic Attack's Fede Alvarez is directing, and that the script is by Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues. Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell are both on board as producers. [ShockTillYouDrop]
The new American adaptation directed by Monsters' Gareth Edwards has reportedly hired long-time Batman screenwriter David Goyer to write the script. [Deadline]
Here's the latest photo of dwarves, this time of Stephen Hunter as Bombur, James Nesbitt as Bofur and William Kircher as Bifur. [IGN]
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II
Tom Felton says he was made up in the future epilogue -
which will now only appear on the DVD* - to look like his on-screen father Jason Isaacs. Speaking of Lucius and Draco, Felton explains the big moment of disobedience during the Battle of Hogwarts and how that prompts his eventual reform:
It's open for interpretation. It was in the book and, hopefully, we've done that in the film as well. That's not a bad way to look at it. I think at that moment when he gets called over, his dad's voice doesn't do much to him. It almost makes him say "I'm not moving". But, when his mom calls him over, I suppose it's like in real life really, sons have a soft spot for their moms. If my mom asked me to do something, I'd do it for sure.
I suppose that's the moment where he realizes that Lucius hasn't quite been the wonderful influence that he once thought he was. Throughout his life, Draco has wanted to be Lucius and almost in that moment he realizes, "I don't want to be anything like him" so yeah that's nice. It's 19 years later and he's a lot better parent than Lucius was, I'm sure.
* As many of you have pointed out, the epilogue IS in the finished film. Apologies for the mistake.
Snow White and the Huntsman
Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz's Nick Frost has reportedly joined the cast as one of the dwarfs. It's a little unclear which role he is playing - Eddie Izzard is left out of the roundup and it says Frost is one the seven dwarfs, which suggests he might be taking over as Tiberius. However, it's also possible that Frost will beplaying an eighth dwarf named Gus, who was originally mooted as an unwanted hanger-on of the other dwarfs. The latter sounds more interesting — and apt, considering Frost is a bit of an odd man out among the acting heavyweights like Ian McShane and Bob Hoskins already cast. Anyway, I guess we'll find out soon enough. [Variety]
Untitled Charlie Kaufman/Spike Jonze Project
The creative team behind Being John Malkovich and Adaptation. is working together again, this time on "a satire about how world leaders gather to figure out all the seismic events that will take place in the worlds, from oil prices to wars that will be waged." Now, Joaquin Phoenix is reportedly up for the starring role. [Twitchfilm]
The latest entry in the quietly resilient Underworld franchise will be called Underworld Awakening. [ComingSoon.net]
G.I. Joe 2
Wu Tang Clan's RZA, besides being the unofficial poet laureate of this and all other generations, is currently up for Blind Master in the sequel. Now, RZA has weighed in on the reports:
"It's a great offer, a great producer. I like John Chu, he's directing it. We had a fun time talking about the character. It's a very strong cast. I want to do that. I think it will be a lot of fun, and I love having fun."
A new photo reveals Channing Tatum has completely shaved his head. Since the movie has reportedly started shooting, it appears Duke may be sporting a hairless look in the sequel. [Daily Mail]
Batman: Year One
Bryan Cranston is playing Commissioner Gordon in the DVD movie. He briefly explains how the character is portrayed:
The Commissioner Gordon role is complex, because he's conflicted. Basically good, but he has some major character flaws.
Jarrod Joseph revealed he is on set Friday to film another episode, presumably reprising his role from last season's "Marionette" as an FBI agent. [@jarodjoseph]
According to director Guy Norman Bee, Kim Rhodes will return as Sheriff Mills in the third episode. Also, looking much further ahead, the season will reportedly be 23 instead of 22 episodes long, featuring an extra-length season finale. [SpoilerTV]
Here are some set photos. [SpoilerTV]
Iron Man and Star Trek's Faran Tahir will reportedly appear in the next episode to assess whether Myka should actually be allowed to return to active duty. [TV Line]
Eddie McClintock implies Pete won't have any new relationships this season. He also previews the season's guest stars, as well as revealing there are still more we don't know about:
The thing for me, and besides the fact that I think the stories this year are even stronger than last year, I just think the show is more fun. It's more exciting this year especially because we have some great guest stars this year. Lindsay Wagner is coming back. Rene Auberjonois is coming back. Kate Mulgrew. Jeri Ryan. Sasha Rois from ‘Caprica'. Alessandra Torresani from ‘Caprica' has a guest spot. Then there's a few that I'm not allowed to talk about. So, it's great. It's one thing to have stunt cast just for the sake publicity, but to actually get actors who do great work and fit in so well with the show, it's just an added bonus.
Joanne Kelly reveals the growing relationship between Steve and Claudia:
"He's kind of like her Pete. Not in the same way, but they really grow to have an affection for each other, and I think he's a really nice fit for the show."
A few tidbits for the upcoming season from stars Colin Ferguson and Salli Richardson-Whitfield:
- Even though it might seem like it, Carter's not oblivious that there are still bumps and problems to come with him and Allison.
- Zoe will be back a couple of times this season.
- At the end of the season, the series kicks into next year's arc in a way you don't expect.
There's more at the link. [Daemon's TV]
Here's a new sneak peek.
Here's a season two sneak peek.
Nine Lives of Chloe King
Here's a promo and three sneak peeks for the next episode, "Nothing Compares 2 U."
For some reason - and I don't know whether I've ever used that phrase more appropriately - MTV is bringing the show back for a twelve-episode second season. [EW]
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson, Charlie Jane Anders, and Meredith Woerner.