MAN OF STEEL
RecentMoviePosters has posted three international character banners for “Man of Steel,” featuring Superman, Jor-El and General Zod.
Opens June 14
A new trailer and two new posters have hit for “The Wolverine.” The posters follow in the Japanese ink painting style, depicting Viper and Yukio. The trailer, which dropped this morning, features new footage of Silver Samurai and the flashback sequence with Famke Janssen’s Jean Grey.
Opens July 26
ComicBook.com has uncovered a clip from “Larry King Now,” where Larry King interviews Dan Aykroyd about “Ghostbusters 3” and possible developments on the anticipated sequel, which has stopped and started a number of times.
“It’s based upon new research that’s being done in particle physics by the young men and women at Columbia University.” Aykroyd told Larry King. “Basically there’s research being done that…I can say that the world or our dimension that we live in, our four planes of existence, length, height, width, and time, become threatened by some of the research that is being done. And Ghostbusters, new Ghostbusters have to come and some the problem.”
THOR: THE DARK WORLD
MTV spoke with Chris O’Dowd during the press junket for “Epic,” and asked about his scene with Natalie Portman in “Thor: The Dark World.” The interviewer asked about the possibility of taking on the role of Daredevil — and O’Dowd didn’t completely shoot down the possibility.
“There’s been some talk of that,” he told MTV. “Maybe some contract talk.”
Opens November 8
X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
“X-Men: Days of Future Past” director Bryan Singer posted a first look at Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique on Twitter. Check out the villainess in full Mystique makeup and bodysuit below.
— Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) May 20, 2013
Collider spoke with Ellen Page about her return to the X-Men franchise as Kitty Pryde.
“I didn’t know for that long,” Page told Collider of her character’s return. “I knew they were kind of doing it, but I didn’t expect it. I didn’t expect to play Kitty Pryde again, so when that came up and I met with Bryan, because I didn’t work with Bryan I worked with Brett Ratner, it was just awesome. I feel so grateful to be back… Really, truly, it’s not like something I’ve known for a year by any means. I really didn’t know that long before we went to shoot.”
Opens July 18, 2014
IRON MAN 3
ScreenCrush has posted that the official release date for the “Iron Man 3” DVD/Blu-ray is August 27, 2013. It’s a quick turnaround — understandable, considering how successful the movie’s been so far.
io9 spoke with “Iron Man 3” screenwriter Drew Pearce about how penning the script for the perpetually in-development “Runaways” film helped him land the gig for “Iron Man 3.” The story is pretty interesting, posted here in its entirety.
I’d made my superhero TV show “No Heroics,” and that led to writing “Runaways” for Marvel — but in September 2010, that project started to lose momentum, due to the imminent gigantic world-building of “Avengers.” And at the same time, I had my first kid. I was up at 4am every morning, feeding the baby and going out of my mind with lack of sleep. I started to watch DVDs — including the first Iron Man, which I consider the gold standard of modern superhero movies, and “Iron Man 2,” which I do not.
And basically, I started thinking of what I’d do with a third movie. And writing it down. And at some point, after four weeks, I had a 30-page document. I have no idea how. That pitch has subsequently become known at Marvel as “the Jerry Maguire document”.
I sent it to my “Runaways” producer, and she reacted by a) telling me I’d gone mad and b) saying that legally, she probably couldn’t even accept it. I convinced her to read it, though, and she reluctantly passed it up the chain to Stephen Broussard, the “IM3” producer, and Kevin Feige himself. And…
Their reaction was a deafening silence. In fact, in Stephen’s case, when I met him in a corridor later that year, there was a look of genuine fear in his eyes that suggested he thought I was a psychopath. Quite understandably. So I forgot about the document, and got on with my life.
Three months later, I got a call from Kevin’s office saying he was in London recording the orchestra for Thor and had some free time — would I take a general meeting? I said of course, and met him in a Starbucks — where he opened his iPad, and there sat the Jerry Maguire document. I literally did not remember a word I’d written. But we talked, and then he flew me out three days later to LA, and we talked some more. And finally, after a lot of hoop jumping, I got the job. Obviously, then Shane came on, and there was a well-documented week of arranged-marriage awkwardness, where it would’ve been VERY easy for me to get fired. But luckily, the marriage turned into a romance, and now Shane and I are happily shacked up… and the rest is threequel history.
Now in theaters
MTV spoke with “Arrow” season two regular Colton Haynes about what fans can expect from the popular CW drama’s second season.
“A few of the most important DC characters are going to be coming to ‘Arrow,'” Haynes told MTV. “And quite possibly working in a team together.”
Airs Wednesdays on the CW
Deadline reports that “Breaking Dawn” actress Mia Maestro as the female lead in the new FX pilot for Guillermo Del Toro’s “The Strain.” Maestro will play Dr. Nora Martinez, who works with Corey Stoll’s character Dr. Ephraim Goodweather.
EW.com has posted comments from Guillermo Del Toro about the possible sequel to “Pacific Rim” — but it’ll likely be a while before anything happens with it.
“It will take us a while to develop,” del Toro told EW. “I don’t think the screenplay will come out so quick. It took us a year and a half to do this script, and it’ll take us at least two years to develop the other script.”
Opens July 12
JoBlo.com has posted the rumor that some classic “Transformers” characters will show up in “Transformers 4,” including the Dinobots, Hound and Galvatron. All the characters are fan-favorites and might bring back some fans who have lost faith in the big screen franchise.
Opens June 27, 2014
PATTON OSWALT’S STAR WARS GETS ANIMATED
A genius on the internet has animated Patton Oswalt’s “Parks and Recreation” filibuster pitch for “Star Wars Episode VII.” Check it out below.