DARK KNIGHT RISES
The MTV Movie Awards were this weekend and new footage of Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises” premiered during the broadcast. Comic Book Movie has posted a video of the footage and it’s fantastic. The video is pretty much all new clips with a closer glimpse at Anne Hathaway’s Catwoman and Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s character. There’s also a cool shot of Bane.
For even more footage, JoBlo.com has posted a new TV spot.
Opens July 20
It’s release week for “Prometheus” and even more TV spots have shown up online. These two feature a few clips of new footage set to a very creepy instrumental rendition of “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.”
Comic Book Movie spoke with star Logan Marshall-Green, who expounded on his character Charlie Holloway, the audition process and the character’s interaction with synthetic android David (played by Michael Fassbender).
“Well that’s actually the other thing that I wanted to instill in [Charlie], and something we haven’t really seen in science-fiction — a sense of racism towards synthetic life,” Green told Comic Book Movie. “I mean I think androids and synthetic life are inevitable, and just as inevitable is our social disdain for them. I mean anything different, humanity can find a way to not like. So It was important for me to really not have a sense of trauma like you see with Ripley’s character and robots, but actually a built in, innate sense of bigotry and racism towards them.”
For those heading to see the film in IMAX, Collider has posted an advanced look at the IMAX poster.
Opens June 8
Comic Book Movie has posted an interview with “Arrow” star Stephen Amell about the upcoming “Green Arrow” drama. The actor talked about a myriad of topics including some of his favorite comics, the attraction of the role and the challenge of the pilot.
“In the pilot, I play four different characters,” Amell said. “Oliver pre-island: a jerk; so I have to be ‘Oliver-I-am-back-now-pretending-to-be-a-jerk’ — slightly more virtuous, slightly more hardened but still a little bit jerkish. Then there’s the real Oliver, which is essentially the same character as Arrow. Not essentially, they’re the same person. You could argue that the alter ego on the show is the contemporary Oliver who’s trying to be something that he’s not.”
Air Fall 2012 on CW
G.I. JOE: RETALIATION
MTV spoke with Channing Tatum during the MTV Movie Awards red carpet where the actor spoke a bit about the rumor that audiences will be seeing more of him in the delayed “G.I. Joe: Retaliation.”
“I don’t know. Truly,” Tatum told MTV. “I haven’t seen the movie. I did my part and then all this stuff is going on, so they haven’t come to talk to me about anything. They talk about a lot of stuff; who knows if it’s the industry or the actual studio? You never know.”
Opens March 29, 2013
STAR TREK 2
Damon Lindelof spoke with Collider about the upcoming “Star Trek” sequel including the massive size of the Enterprise set.
“It was incredible, and I think that ‘Trek 2’ — there’s certainly an instinct to just go bigger in the second movie,” Lindelof told Collider, “and one of the things that we did was we connected all the sets, so you can just basically follow the actors off the bridge, into a turbo lift, down, walking through a plaza, into the med bay as opposed to [having to] cut every time you do that, because when we were shooting on the Paramount stages we just didn’t have the money to connect all the sets. So the first day that I actually walked on the Enterprise, you walked through the Enterprise and it’s a very insular experience of like, ‘Wow I’m actually on a starcraft.'”
Opens May 17, 2013
THE BOURNE LEGACY
A new TV spot for “The Bourne Legacy” has popped up online. Tip of the hat to Comic Book Movie for the heads-up.
Opens August 3
Collider spoke with actor Joel Kinnaman about his role as the titular character in the “Robocop” reboot and why a reboot makes sense.
“I used to be like ‘Why are we doing a remake? What are remakes being done for?’ But then, we do that all the time in the theater,” Kinnaman told Collider. “If we weren’t doing remakes, nobody would know who Shakespeare was. I’m not saying that Robocop is Shakespeare, but it’s a way to … we’re retelling. That’s what we do as human beings. We retell our favorite stories. That’s what we’ve done since we were sitting around campfires. It’s a part of the human spirit. It doesn’t have to be negative to creativity. It can be completely opposite. That’s how you can break new ground by rethinking something that’s already been done. Jose has a completely different take on this than Verhoeven had, and with all respect, everybody that’s involved in this movie loved the original and we have a lot of respect for it. We’re going to have a lot of throwbacks and there’s going to be a lot of fun stuff for the fans of the first movie. It’s a new story within the old one.”
Opens August 9, 2013
THE AVENGERS VS. HARRY POTTER
No funny video today, just a quick interesting factoid. Over the weekend, “The Avengers” surpassed “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2” to become the third-biggest film worldwide. However, Earth’s Mightiest Movie has a long way to go if they want to sink “Titanic” — about $500,000 more — and would need a cool $1.5 billion more to topple “Avatar” from its seat as the most successful film of all time.
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