Four minutes of “The Amazing Spider-Man” excellence hit NBC last night during “America’s Got Talent.” Let’s watch.
Opens July 3
Josh Trank’s superhero flick “Chronicle” hits DVD and Blu-ray today and in honor of the home video debut, MTV has posted the test footage Trank shot to get the film made.
“What was great about doing ‘Chronicle’ at this very moment in time and where we’re at in movies and pop culture in both a combination of the evolution of reality television in the last ten years, as well as the iconic found footage movies that have been released in the last ten years,” Trank told MTV.
DVD and Blu-ray hits stores today
While speaking with Collider, Idris Elba revealed he will be back as Heimdall in “Thor 2” and spoke about his hopes to help expand his character from the first film.
“I’d just like to get to know him a bit more,” Elba told Collider. “Who is Heimdall? He guards the gate. Okay. Is there anything else? I don’t know what is in the script because I haven’t read it yet. But, the audience has responded to Asgard and wants to know more about who lives there and what it’s about. I’m sure, if they do that, Heimdall will be featured more.”
Elba also spoke with MTV during the press junket for “Prometheus” where the actor continued his support of expanding Heimdall and Asgard’s role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“Definitely Heimdall’s more involved, but also, what’s more involved is who the Asgardians are,” Elba told MTV. “I think we’ll see a sense of that. … It’s a huge film, ‘Thor 2,’ but I also think it’s micro in a way that you start to look at people, who they are a little bit more.”
Opens November 15, 2013
IRON MAN 3
“Iron Man” and “Iron Man 2” director and “Iron Man 3” producer Jon Favreau spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about the overall tone of “Iron Man 3” and what to expect following the box office smash of “The Avengers.”
“After ‘Avengers,’ you want to start with something really bold and inspired, and if you’ve ever seen ‘Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang,’ you’ve seen that when [Robert] Downey and Shane [Black] get together, interesting and unexpected things happen,” Favreau told THR. “I’m happy to see that it’s taking a bit of a tonal shift from ‘The Avengers’ and it’s going to be something completely different and exciting, and I’m happy to be a part of it. … Shane and Robert definitely have an original point of view and an original take on the character, and I think it delves deeper into what makes Tony Stark tick and plays on the unexpected original unpredictable quality of the character that I think fans gravitate to. … I’ll be very involved on [‘Iron Man 3’]. I’ve already been talking to them and I feel a tremendous connection to that franchise and that character, and I’m very proud to see it moving forward in a way that re-enforces that story.”
Opens May 3, 2013
STAR TREK 2
Leonard Nimoy spoke to StarTrek.com about his career and J.J. Abrams’ upcoming sequel.
“I visited the set one day and that started some speculation about whether I was doing the film,” Nimoy told StarTrek.com. “It’s all speculation. I talk to these people regularly. Zachary Quinto and I have dinner whenever we can. We just had dinner three or four weeks ago. I talk to J.J. about family. His parents and I go back a number of years as friends. I knew them long before I ever met J.J. So we talk regularly. I visited the set one day because I had never seen the bridge. When I was in the last film, none of my work was on the bridge of the Enterprise. So I wanted to see the bridge, and the bridge was extraordinary. It’s beautifully designed and put together. We talk. It’s great. I expect that it’s going to be a gigantic film. Look, I think he’s put together a wonderful cast of people. His writers are imaginative and energetic. I think we’re going to see another great Star Trek movie.”
Here’s a particularly gruesome “Prometheus” TV spot courtesy of PrometheusNews.net.
The RidleyScott2012 YouTube channel has posted the first clip of the film online, entitled “Prometheus Has Landed.”
The channel has also posted this lovely “Prometheus” soundtrack preview. It’s great to play while you’re working — especially if you’re a space archaeologist or scientist. The score is by Marc Streitenfeld, who recently did the soundtrack for “The Grey.”
Opens June 8
Over at the Empire Online podcast, Edgar Wright spoke about his involvement in “Ant Man.”
“I get quite superstitious because I don’t feel like anybody — websites and stuff — quite understands how hard long it takes and because the film websites update hourly, it’s like ‘What’s the fucking hold up? Just make it. Why isn’t it coming out tomorrow?'” Wright told Empire. “But every film that I’ve made has taken like three years. Each one, it’s been three years between movies. I would love for that gap to be shorter, but the truth is there’s — it’s almost like a holding pattern. There are planes in there air and you have to figure out which one is going to land before they all crash. … Yes, things are happening and other things are happening on other things as well. … There’s some interesting plates spinning and I ideally hope we’ll be shooting this year.”
That’s around the 18 minute mark, but the entire podcast with Wright is pretty interesting.