IRON MAN 3
According to local NBC affiliate WECT, shooting wrapped at the Cape Fear Club in Wilmington, NC earlier than expected. The news affiliate caught Robert Downey, Jr. on camera along with various members of the crew.
ComicBook.com posted a full report on the scene filmed at the Cape Fear Club. Not much to go off of other than the fact that the film’s security had things pretty well under wraps there.
Yahoo! News reports Chinese actress Fan Bingbing has been added to the list of possible cast members for the “Iron Man” sequel.
Opens May 3, 2013
G.I. JOE: RETALIATION
Remember when “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” was coming out later this year and then got delayed because Paramount wanted to convert the film into 3D? Well, Deadline spoke to a source at the studio who said conversion to 3D is not the entire reason we won’t be seeing “Retaliation” until next year.
“This was a case of letting a schedule to fill a summer slot dictate the film not being in 3D even though we knew that would be the most commercial version of the film,” the source told Deadline. “Then in the spring there were 2 big events. First ‘John Carter’ lost $200M despite the best efforts of the Pixar brain trust. But the 3D film managed to gross over $200M overseas, nearly tripling its U.S. take.
“Also Channing Tatum had a breakout spring, starring in ‘The Vow’ and ’21 Jump Street.’ In our first screening of the film the reaction from audiences was good but with 2 big concerns: 1) They didn’t like the fact that Channing and The Rock really didn’t have any time to develop a friendship before Channing died, and 2) Why wasn’t it going to be in 3D? We went back and shot another week with Channing to develop more of his story with The Rock, which made the film play much better. But we didn’t have the time to be in 3D.
“Then a week ago ‘Battleship’ basically had the same performance as ‘John Carter’ — $60M-$70M U.S. and just over $200M international. That was just a wake-up call that said to us we need to offer the best version of the film irrespective of summer market share to ensure the best possible performance. And not being in 3D will cost us a ton of business internationally.”
Interesting stuff. Check out the full article over at Deadline for more details.
Opens March 29, 2013
“Arrow” star Stephen Amell spoke to Zap2It about the overall feel of the upcoming “Green Arrow” drama and the inevitable comparison between “Arrow” and “Smallville.”
“Nobody in our universe has super powers, so that’s a big jumping off point,” Amell told Zap2It. “I think we find Oliver Queen more injured than we saw him before. Other than in name, there are virtually no similarities between [Hartley’s version and the new version]. It’s not to say that one’s better than the other, it’s just that they’re so different, it’s almost weird to compare them.”
Premieres Fall 2012 on the CW
Michael Fassbender spoke to Digital Spy about his process in preparing for the role of David in “Prometheus” and the likelihood he’ll be returning for a sequel.
Also, IGN has posted a new featurette called “What is Prometheus?”
Opens June 8
STAR TREK 2
In a profile for The Telegraph (which is, in fact, very interesting beyond the tidbit about “Star Trek 2”), actor Simon Pegg revealed Benedict Cumberbatch is not playing Khan.
“It’s not Khan,” Pegg told The Telegraph. “That’s a myth. Everyone’s saying it is, but it’s not. … I think people just want to have a scoop. It annoys me – it’s beyond the point to just ferret around for spoilers all the time to try to be the first to break them. … It just spoils the film. It masquerades as interest in the movie but really it’s just nosiness and impatience. You just want to say, ‘Oh f— off! Wait for the film!'”
Opens May 17, 2013
Marc Webb, via Twitter has posted a behind-the-scenes photo of “The Amazing Spider-Man” and is soliciting captions.
Opens July 3
GAME OF THRONES
EW.com has posted a full list of the characters who will appear in season three. Here’s a lovely spoiler of all the characters and their descriptions according to EW:
- Mance Rayder: We’ve heard about him all season. A former member of the Night’s Watch who became the “King Beyond the Wall,” the leader of the Wildlings.
- Daario Naharis: A confident and seductive warrior.
- Jojen Reed; Meera Reed: A teenage brother and sister duo with special insights.
- Edmure Tully: A brash young member of the Tully family.
- Ser Brynden Tully (The Blackfish): Catelyn Stark’s uncle.
- Lady Selyse Florent: Stannis Baratheon’s wife.
- Shireen: Stannis’ daughter.
- Olenna Redwyne (The Queen of Thorns): Margaery Tyrell’s sharp-witted grandmother.
- Beric Dondarrion: A skilled knight who is the leader of the outlaw group Brotherhood Without Banners.
- Thoros of Myr: A red priest who follows the same religion as Melisandre.
- Tormund Giantsbane: A Wildling raider.
Airs Sundays on HBO
HOW IT SHOULD HAVE ENDED: AVENGERS
The always awesome “How it Should Have Ended” has finally posted its short for “The Avengers.” View it and revel in its hilarity.