DARK KNIGHT RISES
Collider reports Gary Oldman’s comments on “Dark Knight Rises” during his three day, seven film retrospective at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema in New York, where the actor teased one of Michael Caine’s key scenes in “Dark Knight Rises.”
“There’s an emotional scene coming up in the next Batman, which I am obviously, absolutely sworn to secrecy about… They would kill me. Well, I’d do the press junket and then they’d kill me,” Oldman said.
“Watching Michael Caine work, as Alfred, was a great lesson for me. Just focus, concentration. He has this emotional scene. I’m kidding you not. It was tears and the whole thing. And it’s ‘Take 1.’ [Oldman snaps his fingers] He got it. ‘Take 2’ [snaps], Got it. Take 3 [snaps] Got it. He’s just on the money. Every single time. It’s just extraordinary… You get inspired by it.”
While speaking with MTV, Tom Hardy expressed little concern over Bane’s voice, putting his trust in director Christopher Nolan.
“I trust Christopher Nolan implicitly,” Hardy told MTV. “I’m not worried at all about people understanding him mumbling away, but I have seen some brilliant stuff online about [my mumbling] ‘Mmmm … Batman doesn’t beat up retards!’ which I thought was very funny. I enjoyed that.”
Opens July 20
Ain’t It Cool News has posted a full set report for Disney’s “John Carter” with many new images of behind-the-scenes action including Taylor Kitsch as John Carter and Lynn Collins as Dejah Thoris.
The official “John Carter” Twitter posted this image, marking 30 days before the official opening of the film.
Finally, here’s a new 30 second TV spot, showcasing a few tidbits of new footage.
Opens March 9
GAME OF THRONES
A whole gallery of new images for Season 2 of “Game of Thrones” has popped up on the official Game of Thrones Facebook page, with 17 still images of the cast including a first look at Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth and Gwendoline Christie-Helen as Brienne of Tarth. Be sure to head over to the gallery at Spinoff Online for the veritable cornucopia of images.
New episodes premiere April 1 on HBO.
THE WALKING DEAD
Anticipation is ramping up for Sunday’s midseason premiere of “The Walking Dead.” MSNBC spoke with producer Glen Mazzara, Melissa McBride and Steven Yuen on the direction of the show and its characters moving forward, with Mazzara describing Rick and Shane’s rivalry as “at the heart of the show.”
“Certain people feel Shane was right to break open the barn, but Rick’s the one who stepped forward and put down Sophia,” Mazzara said. “You have these two alpha males sparring for position and we get a lot of great story out of that.”
The Kansas City Star spoke with Norman Reedus, who expounded on the general misconception of “The Walking Dead” as a whole by those unfamiliar with the concept.
“They think it’s just a monster show,” Reedus told The Kansas City Star. “It’s not. It’s about characters and about the interaction of people who would never hang out together and decisions made. We are lucky to have the zombies as a backdrop because it’s pretty dynamic but the show is about so much more.”
Here in the real world, “Walking Dead” artist and co-creator Tony Moore is suing Robert Kirkman over proceeds on the property. Jump to the full report for more details.
Midseason premiere airs this Sunday on AMC.
SNOW WHITE & THE HUNTSMAN
Over at Spinoff Online, new images have surfaced of Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart and the silhouette of a giant monster.
Opens June 1
According to Rob Liefeld’s Twitter, the “Youngblood” live action film is moving forward after nearly three years. “Just got off of a fantastic call per the ‘Youngblood’ movie,” Liefeld tweeted. “After 3 years of dealmaking we are moving forward!” In 2009, the rights to “Youngblood” were picked up by Indian media conglomerate Reliance Big Entertainment and it was revealed Brett Ratner would direct the adaptation of Liefeld’s comic. It is unknown whether Ratner is still attached to the project.
HAN SHOT FIRST
Spinoff Online reports George Lucas’ comments on the change from Han Solo shooting Greedo first in “A New Hope” where Lucas asserted the smuggler never shot first.
“It had been done in all close-ups and it was confusing about who did what to whom,” Lucas said. “I put a little wider shot in there that made it clear that Greedo is the one who shot first, but everyone wanted to think that Han shot first, because they wanted to think that he actually just gunned him down.”
What a lovely thought to lead into the weekend.