MAN OF STEEL
EW.com spoke with “Man of Steel” director Zack Snyder about whether there was any discussion of cutting a scene involving a tornado in light of the recent twister that touched down in Oklahoma.
“He’s changed by those events,” Snyder told EW. “If anything, we feel like our Superman has a connection — not to make light of it — to the kind of grief that happens during those kinds of natural disasters. Also, in a sad way, even Superman can’t change that.”
MTV spoke with Michael Shannon about how he characterizes the film and the approach it took to an iconic comics character.
“It never really felt like a comic-book movie to me,” Shannon told MTV. “Because of the approach, it was so serious. And I don’t mean that to make it sound like it’s not [fun]; I mean, at the end of the day, it’s meant to be an entertaining movie and I think it is. But from the beginning where they’re on Krypton, there’s some real serious issues being discussed, and real dire circumstances. And just the scope of it kind of took me by surprise — I think it’s unusual.”
While speaking with The L.A. Times, Zack Snyder teased the possibility of an expanded DC Universe in the “Man of Steel” continuity.
“Do the DC characters exist in the universe I created? The answer is yes,” Snyder said. “In my mind, we have this fantastic character of Superman. It’s not madness that there would be others. Now, that being said, does a ‘Justice League’ movie exist now? No. Whether or not I ever get to make that movie, I don’t know.”
Opens June 14
THE AVENGERS 2
The Wrap reports that Marvel Studios is considering “Kick-Ass” and “Kick-Ass 2” star Aaron Taylor-Johnson as the frontrunner for Quicksilver in “The Avengers 2.” However, no decision has been made at this time. The Wrap also reports that Marvel is “still negotiating” with Robert Downey Jr. to return as Iron Man.
PBS has posted a full segment of the Tavis Smiley show, which contains an interview with Joss Whedon. While the segment has more to do with Whedon’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” the director also speaks briefly about “The Avengers 2.”
Opens May 1, 2015
AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
A new TV spot for “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” aired during Game 1 of the NBA finals, giving the tiniest hints of new footage.
Airs Tuesdays this fall on ABC
Deadline has posted a report from J.J. Abrams’ talk at Produced By Conference 2013 stating the director intends to start production on “Star Wars Episode VII” at the beginning of next year.
“Most likely we are going to be moving to London at the end of the year for the ‘Star Wars’ movie,” Abrams said, stating that shooting overseas “drives me insane” and would have rather filmed in Los Angeles.
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2
Comic Book Movie has posted a rumor that Colm Feore’s role in Marc Webb’s “Amazing Spider-Man 2” is Adrian Toomes, also known as The Vulture. While CBM says the rumor is “100% confirmed” (and it would certainly make sense given the rogues gallery Webb seems to be building for the sequel), definitely wait until the official announcement until spouting this one off as fact.
Meanwhile, Jamie Foxx spoke with Total Film about coming on to the movie as Electro and his excitement at getting to be in the film.
“It’s been fantastic. [Director] Marc Webb has been fantastic to work with,” Foxx told TotalFilm. “What I’ve learned on the set… that suit, that Spider-Man suit… the first thing I had to shoot it was like… not tears, but this is the real thing. It was mindblowing.”
Opens May 2, 2014
The official “The Wolverine” Twitter has posted a new text poster for the upcoming film. Check it out below.
— The Wolverine (@WolverineMovie) June 7, 2013
Opens July 26
With the news last week that Matt Smith will retire as the Doctor, fans have been wondering who the BBC will pick up as his replacement. The Telegraph reports “Skyfall” actor Rory Kinnear has landed the role. Kinnear played Bill Tanner in both “Skyfall” and “Quantum of Solace.” The actor’s casting is still unconfirmed by the BBC, so take this one with a grain of salt.
Seibertron has posted a screencap of Paramount’s Instragram account, already removed. The post was a photo of a 2013 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe with the hashtags “Transformers,” “MichaelBay” and “MeganFox.” Could Fox be returning for a fourth installment of the franchise?
Opens June 27, 2014
The official “The Hobbit” Twitter account has released the first poster for the upcoming “Desolation of Smaug” film, stating that a full teaser trailer will hit tomorrow morning at 10 AM PST.
— The Hobbit (@TheHobbitMovie) June 9, 2013
Opens December 13