AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
CinemaBlend has posted a video from the set of “Avengers: Age of Ultron” that features the big three — Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) — on location at the Norwich film set.
Opens May 1, 2015
BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE
HitFix reports that Jason Momoa — long rumored to be a part of “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice” — will play Aquaman in the anticipated “Man of Steel” follow-up. Reportedly, director Zack Snyder has already finished the design of the character. Warner Bros. has yet to officially confirm the rumor, and HitFix does not cite any specific source, so take that as you will.
Opens May 6, 2016
Donal Logue spoke with CBR News about his upcoming role in “Gotham” as Detective Harvey Bullock and the character’s many different incarnations of morality.
“Ultimately, he has revealed himself to be a little bit of a fearless, good cop at heart. I’m fairly cynical. I believe a bit in moche politique — you kind of have to get in bed with the devil. I think that’s who he is. It’s absurd to be that idealistic if Gotham is the Jungian shadow of the world, you know what I mean? So of course, it’s up to Bruno [Heller], it’s up to Danny Cannon where the individual storylines are going,” Logue told CBR. “After seeing the pilot, you see how my relationship with Jim Gordon will be tested when I’m like, ‘I was right, by the way, in that you have to do bad things in war to achieve bigger, better things. Can you do this?’ ‘Yes.’ And does he or does he not? Ultimately, a lot of people suffer when people wuss out, which is what’s going to happen, I think.”
Debuts this Fall on FOX
EW spoke with “Arrow” stunt coordinator JJ Makaro about the Deathstroke/Arrow fight in the season two finale, as well as a bit of what to expect from season three’s stunts.
“Our fights are going to get better again because they always do. [Stunt coordinator] James [Bamford], we keep pushing him and we keep giving him stronger challenges,” Makaro told EW. “He’s right now in Asia learning some more fight moves, so he’s really moving forward with the fight work. Now that they’ve put us into Asia, hopefully we’ll be able to get in there and have a lot of fun doing those kinds of fights. But the other things that we’re trying to get out is I’ve always wanted to do a parkouring sequence through moving traffic. I’ve seen little bits of it. We dabbled with it in the previous season when we did the huge jump across the alley and then came down the fire escape and hopped on a car, and then we did a little parkour over some moving vehicles, but that’s something I’ve been hoping to do somewhere along the line. I keep watching for the opportunity for it. But of course, it’s as big and complicated as a lot of the things we’ve done already. I’m sure if we do do it, it will be a challenge.”
TV Line has posted descriptions of four new characters coming in the third season. Check them out below.
‘DANIEL’ | Though Daniel could be a fake name to throw off spoilerholics, this 20something gent – a major recurring character for Season 3 – is a handsome, enigmatic and highly intelligent entrepreneur developing groundbreaking technology. (Picture a business magnate in Ryan Gosling’s body.) Though exuding charm and confidence in public, he privately harbors a tragic past that will drive him to become a tech-powered superhero. Watch for this formidable fella to be a love interest for Felicity and a rival of Oliver’s – both personally and professionally.
‘SETH’ | A well-educated criminal with grand ambitions and a knack for chemistry, this potentially recurring character gains power over his enemies by exposing them to a drug that drains their willpower. Oh, and he is very much a physical match for The Arrow.
TOSHI | Majorly recurring in (at least) the Hong Kong flashbacks, Toshi (late 20s/early 30s) will serve as Oliver’s teacher and handler, and eventually become a friend. A well-trained operative, skilled in weaponry, combat and intelligence gathering, he is also a devoted father and husband.
AKIKO | Toshi’s wife is another of Oliver’s Hong Kong caretakers, and is herself highly skilled in martial arts.
Airs Wednesdays on the CW
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
USA Today has posted a new photo of Djimon Hounsou as Korath in “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Check it out below.
Plus, ComingSoon.net has put up some new footage in a 30-second character profile for the film. There’s not a whole lot of unseen stuff here, but it’s a fun time.
Opens August 1
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2
Sony has released details and box art for the “Amazing Spider-Man 2” Blu-ray release (via EW). The special features are pretty standard — deleted scenes, commentary, etc.
Blu-ray & DVD Bonus Features Include:
4 All-New Deleted Scenes with Commentary by Marc Webb
Alicia Keys “It’s On Again” music video
Exclusively Available on Blu-ray:
9 Additional Deleted Scenes with Commentary by Marc Webb, including “Peter Meets His Father”
“The Wages of Heroism: Making The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” featuring revealing, in-depth segments including:
“Lessons Learned: Development and Direction” – Filmmakers and cast discuss their approach to the sequel and their efforts to make it the best Spider-Man yet.
“Heart of the City: Shooting in New York” – A behind-the-scenes look at the film’s unprecedented access to
New York City during production.
“Triple Threat: Attack of the Villains” – An inside look at the development of Spider-Man’s fearsome foes, Electro, the Green Goblin and Rhino.
“A More Dangerous World: Transforming Electro and the Green Goblin” – From make-up to costuming, see what it took to transform Jamie Foxx and Dane DeHaan into their fearsome alter-egos.
“A Bolt From the Blue: Visual Effects” – Sony Pictures Imageworks artists and animators show how they created the gravity defying, web-slinging and pumped-up action in the new film.
“Spidey Gets His Groove Back: Music and Editing” – Learn how the film’s soundtrack and score came together in this behind-the-scenes look at jam sessions with Composer Hans Zimmer and the team of master musicians he assembled, including Pharrell Williams, Johnny Marr, Michael Einziger and more.
Exclusive to the DVD:
New Public Service Announcement for the Worldwide Orphans Foundation (WWO), featuring Andrew Garfield & WWO CEO Dr. Jane Aronson
Releases on DVD/Blu-ray August 19
THE POWERPUFF GIRLS
According to The Wrap, Cartoon Network plans to reboot “The Powerpuff Girls” in 2016. No further details were revealed about the new series, except its target debut year.
“As the original ambassador of ‘girl power,’ The Powerpuff Girls brand continues to resonate with people of all ages and there is tremendous excitement around introducing Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup to a new generation,” said Pete Yoder, vice president of consumer products for North America, Cartoon Network Enterprises. “With proven success and great content plans in place, there’s so much potential that we’re looking forward to explore with our licensing partners in the coming weeks.”
Debuts 2016 on Cartoon Network
While appearing on the Graham Norton Show, Samuel L. Jackson recited his iconic speech from “Pulp Fiction” word for word from memory. It’s a great moment, made even better by Jackson duplicating the cadence almost exactly.