CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER
Empire Online spoke with the cast and crew of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” at Comic-Con International, where actor Sebastian Stan teased hints of Bucky Barnes’ return seeded in “Captain America: The First Avenger.”
“There were actually some clues in the first movies that this was going to happen, believe it or not,” Stan told Empire. “I didn’t even know about it. There are some clues in some of the scenes, actually in some of the set pieces that the guys put in there that I didn’t even know about — particularly in that rescue scene. If you freeze, you go, ‘Oh!’ But it’s so subtle. That’s one of the great things about it. There’s a reason he survives that fall.”
Opens April 4, 2014
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
The same Empire Online interview focused on the “Guardians of the Galaxy” cast and crew as well, with quotes from the stars of the film — including Chris Pratt, who gave a brief overview of what to expect from the film’s tone and overall mission statement.
“It’s not Star-Lord’s movie,” said Pratt. “It’s definitely an ensemble — it’s the team’s movie. You get to see the origin of Peter Quill and you do get to truly feel [that] everybody in the movie has a reason why they need to be a part of this team. You explore all of those things.”
Opens August 1, 2014
THOR: THE DARK WORLD
A new trailer for “Thor: The Dark World” hits tomorrow, and the film’s official Twitter account has posted a new photo of Tom Hiddleston in anticipation.
— Thor: The Dark World (@ThorMovies) August 5, 2013
Opens November 8
IGN has posted a new Red Band featurette going behind the scenes of “Kick-Ass 2.”
Opens November 16
X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
JoBlo.com has posted a brief report from “X-Men: Days of Future Past” director Bryan Singer’s Q&A session at The Fantasia International Film Festival, where he revealed a few tidbits about the film. It’s been shot in native 3D, there won’t be an appearance by the Scarlet Witch and most of the film takes place in 1973. The future segments take place approximately 10 years after the events of “X-Men 3.”
Singer also addressed Cyclops’ death in the first half-hour of “X3,” saying he wasn’t happy with the decision. While the director could justify Xavier’s resurrection, Cyclops coming back currently isn’t in the cards.
Opens May 23, 2014
STAR TREK 3
The Hollywood Reporter reveals that “Star Trek” and “Star Trek: Into Darkness” scribes Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are currently in talks to return for the third film in the franchise. J.J. Abrams (despite his commitments to the “Star Wars” franchise) is onboard to produce.
No release or production start date has been set.
Stan Lee spoke with CBR News about his role as Stan the Janitor on “Ultimate Spider-Man” and the appeal of Spider-Man across generations.
“I think, first of all, he’s a teenager,” Lee told CBR. “I think that helps kids to relate to him a great deal. Then, he’s got an interesting personality. He’s different when he’s Spider-Man than when he’s Peter Parker. And he has a superpower that we just don’t see anywhere else. He can shoot webs, swing on the webs, use them as weapons, he can climb on walls like an insect and stick to the ceiling. He’s got a costume which is really terrific. I don’t know if you’ve thought of this, but the costume he wear covers him completely. You see no skin at all. Now, because of that, any youngster can imagine that he is Spider-Man. It could be a black kid, it could be an Asian kid, it could be anybody of any skin color. They could imagine they’re Spider-Man because he’s all covered up and he could be anybody. We didn’t do that purposely, but it’s certainly worked out that way. I think it’s been a great thing in Spider-Man’s favor in attaining worldwide popularity.”
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THE LONE RANGER
To wrap up, here’s a video from Yahoo! Movies that’s made the rounds in the last 24 hours: “The Lone Ranger” stars Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp as well as producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski discussing (frankly) how they felt about critical reaction to the film.
“This is the deal with American critics: they’ve been gunning for our movie since it was shut down the first time, that’s when most of the critics wrote their initial reviews,” Hammer told Yahoo! Movies. “If you go back and read the negative reviews, most of them aren’t about the content of the movie, but more what’s behind it. It’s got to the point with American critics where if you’re not as smart as Plato, your stupid. That seems like a sad way to live your life.”
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