MAN OF STEEL
Digital Spy spoke with “Dark Knight Rises” director and “Man of Steel” producer Christopher Nolan about the upcoming Superman reboot and star Henry Cavill’s portrayal of the Man of Steel.
“I don’t want to say too much about it because they’re a long way out,” Nolan told Digital Spy. “They’re at the beginning of the process, really. It doesn’t come out for another year. But I think what Zack [Snyder] and Henry [Cavill] are doing with the character is going to make a remarkable impression.”
Opens June 14, 2013
THOR: THE DARK WORLD
Tom Hiddleston spoke to Total Film after winning the Total Film Hotlist Award for Hottest Actor, teasing a bit of what to expect from Loki in “Thor: The Dark World” next year.
“I don’t want to give too much away,” Hiddleston told Total Film. “But I can guarantee that you won’t be disappointed. Alan Taylor’s vision of Thor 2 is utterly brilliant. The journey continues in the most epic dimension and proportion imaginable. It’s very, very exciting.”
Comic Book Movie has posted a report from Icelandic website Svarthofdi that states principal photography for the “Thor” sequel will take place partly in Iceland. It’s just a rumor at this point, but with “Game of Thrones” director Alan Taylor at the helm, it would certainly make a bit of sense. “Game of Thrones” has filmed scenes in the country and a return for Taylor may not be out of the question.
Opens November 8, 2013
THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY
The One Ring has posted a new trailer for “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” along with three scenes that are brand new. At 23 seconds, check for Bilbo’s reaction to Gandalf’s arrival. At 1:57, Bilbo hides behind a tree in Mirkwood. Finally, at 1:59, Gandalf runs through a forest with Bilbo and the dwarves.
Opens December 14
Additional minute scene details continue to leak from “The Wolverine” production in Australia. This time, Spotlight Report has info from an inside source that one of Hugh Jackman’s scenes was shot in “cold rain at a small alley” despite the low temperature. The scene occurs during the beginning of the film before Logan’s journey to Japan.
Opens July 26, 2013
Well, not really about “The Avengers,” but about the special edition collector’s version of the Marvel Phase One box set. Luggage company Rimowa is suing Marvel over the design of its “Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One – Avengers Assembled” box set packaging.” A complaint from the company states, “Images of the replica briefcase on Marvel’s advertising materials, and fan video from Marvel’s product display at this year’s Comic-Con convention, show the plastic ‘replica case’ to be a close copy of Rimowa’s Topas attache case in every respect but quality — from the proportions and coloring, to the style of the handle and latches, and, of course, in the use of the trademarked parallel ridges around the body of the case.”
Releases on DVD/Blu-ray September 25
SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR
It’s rare that an actor not being involved in a film is news, but while speaking with MTV, actor Michael Madsen (who played Bob in the original “Sin City”) stated he hasn’t heard a thing about returning for the announced “Sin City” sequel, despite reports to the contrary.
“Well that’s kind of a mystery because there’s a whole bunch of stuff all over the internet that I’m doing a sequel and I certainly didn’t put that stuff on there, so I don’t know who did,” Madsen told MTV. “But, wherever that came from, whoever generated that information, must be thinking that I’m doing that — but I can’t seem to get an answer out of anybody.”
Madsen further stated he hasn’t been able to get a hold of director Robert Rodriguez. Furthermore, “Sin City” producer Harvey Weinstein isn’t involved in the sequel.
“If the Weinstein’s aren’t doing ‘Sin City’ then I don’t know who is and whoever it is they have been not very clear about it,” Madsen said. “I mean I’ve heard everybody, every name on the roster that’s supposed be in the thing, even Mickey, he’s a friend of mine… I mean I just don’t know. It’s odd that I can’t seem to get an answer out of anybody. Nobody seems to know.”
Opens October 4, 2013
Angry Asian Man has gotten a hold of the complete character list and descriptions for Spike Lee’s upcoming remake of “Oldboy.”
Director: Spike Lee
Exec. Producer: Spike Lee
Producers: Nathan Kahane, Doug Davison, Roy Lee, John Powers Middleton
Co-Producer/Writer: Mark Protosevich
Screen Play: Jo-Yun, Chun-hyung Lim, Chan-wook Park
Casting Director: Kim Coleman
Casting Associate: Jackie Sollitto
Casting Assistant: Keisha Richardson
Callbacks: Aug. 12, 2012 (Sunday)
Shooting / Start: October 1, 2012
Location: New Orleans
[WALLACE SHARKEY] Male, 60ish, Caucasian. Joe’s well-tailored, slickster boss.
[DONNA HAWTHORNE] Female, Mid 20s, Caucasian. Joe’s ex-wife and mother of Mia. Once a homecoming queen, now a stripped down hardworking single mom.
[DAVE BERMAN] Mid 40s to 50s. African-American. Shlubby, but very welthy businessman. Joe hits on his much younger girlfriend.
[ASIAN WOMAN] Female, Early to mid 20s, Asian. A mysterious exotic beauty sitting at the bar observing Joe. MARTIAL ARTS EXPERIENCE A PLUS
[CHUCKY] Male, Mid 40s, Caucasian. A free spirited likeable human teddy bear who sports loud vintage Hawaiian shirts. Joe’s best friend.
[BROWNING] Male. Caucasian. Small in stature. A career criminal with pockmarked skin.
[CORTEZ] Latin male. 50s. A bullishly strong street thug/criminal.
[JAKE PRESTON] Male, Mid 30s to mid 40s, Caucasian. A clean cut tough looking former cop; the no-nonsense host of the TV show “Unsolved Crimes.”
[ADULT MIA] Female, Early 20s, Caucasian. A musical prodigy on cello. Sensitive, intelligent, beautiful but humble. CELLO EXPERIENCE A PLUS.
[GRACE] Female, 50s, African American. A drug addicted nutcase in the Mobile Hospital.
[JOHNNY] Male, Mid 40s to 50s, Caucasian. A disheveled, schizophrenic man who is on the street near the Mobile Hospital unit.
[A BURLY MAN] Male, 40s, Caucasian. Muscular and serious with close-cropped hair.
[THE CHECKPOINT] Male, 40s, Open Ethnicity. A serious looking sort (probably trying to hold down two or three jobs to support his family) who is sitting at a desk in the underground parking garage.
[EDWINA BURKE] Female, Late 50s to early 60s, Caucasian, distinguished-looking. She is from Evergreen Academy where Joe attended school. She is tough, smart, and very much a lady, but a lonely one.
[SECURITY GUARD] Male, 40s to 50s, Caucasian. The guard at Evergreen Academy that patrols the grounds and takes his job a bit more seriously than he needs to.
[AMANDA PRYCE] Female, 14, Caucasian. Adrian’s younger sister. She is pretty, yet shy and a bit awkward-looking.
[YOUNG JOE DOUCETTE] Male, 17, Caucasian. A young Josh Brolin.
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
Joss Whedon’s upcoming indy production of the Shakespeare comedy has released some new images via The Film Stage featuring Alexis Denisof (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), Amy Acker (“Angel”), Tom Lenk (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), Nathan Fillion (“Firefly”) and more. “Much Ado” premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.
Premieres in September at the Toronto International Film Festival