MAN OF STEEL
A new TV spot has debuted for Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel” that focuses on Michael Shannon’s General Zod.
Speaking of Shannon, Independent.ie spoke with the actor about his experience in the upcoming film.
“It’s a nice feather in my cap, for sure. It’s not anything I ever imagined I would be a part of and I’m still trying to process it really,” Shannon told the Independent. “When I started acting, I never thought I would be in a Superman movie so it’s pretty neat. I did some big blockbusters before, but never this prominent a role. I can’t fathom how people would say no to Man Of Steel. I thought they were pulling my leg… Then I got on set, and realized they were serious. I had no qualms about doing it. I loved it. It was a blast.”
Opens June 14
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER
Cleveland.com spoke with “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” directors Joe and Anthony Russo about how they landed the directing role.
“We were working on the third season of ‘Community,’ and we got a call from our agent saying [Marvel President] Kevin Feige was a big fan of the show and wanted to know if we would come into meet to talk about the next ‘Captain America’ movie,” said Joe Russo told Cleveland.com. “I think Kevin had seen the paint ball episode we did on ‘Community’ and thought, these guys should be directing action movies.”
Opens April 4, 2014
Comic Book Movie has posted quotes from the latest issue of Empire Magazine from Hugh Jackman about “The Wolverine” and “X-Men: Days of Future Past.”
“I was like, ‘Okay, this is a slam-dunk idea. This, actually, is phenomenal. I think this will be, for X-Men, like The Avengers.’ And I think it is,” Jackman told Empire. “I was a little frustrated because I was nearing the end of a 12-to-18 month physical odyssey and getting ready to have Christmas off — and lasagnas. And I’m, unfortunately, not as young as I was, so I have to start earlier and go for longer. So I was like, Okay, we gotta keep going.’ But I’m really excited about it, and I never thought in a million years I would play one character in seven movies.”
Opens July 26
Empire Online has posted an interview excerpt with “Pacific Rim” director Guillermo Del Toro about his love of monsters, along with some new “Pacific Rim” stills.
“There was something weird about me from the beginning. I don’t know exactly when I started loving monsters so much, but it was definitely early,” Del Toro told Empire. “When I was 4 or 5 years old, I would ask my mother, ‘Can I sleep in the coffin tonight?’ and I would lie down in a drawer or I would sleep in a toy box. There’s even a recording of me, aged three or four, asking for a mandrake root, for Christmas, to use in magic rituals.”
Opens July 12
“Booster Gold” screenwriter Andrew Kreisberg has tweeted that he has finished a script for the SyFy series.
@universodc1 Not sure about the comic.The script is going to SyFy next week!
— Andrew Kreisberg (@AJKreisberg) May 28, 2013
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES
Concrete Loop has photos of Whoopi Goldberg on the set of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” There are no details on who she’s playing, yet.
Opens June 6, 2014
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2
Marc Webb continues his Twitter escapade teasers for “Amazing Spider-Man 2,” this time with a behind-the-scenes photo of a “Park Avenue Showdown.”
Opens May 2, 2014