MARVEL PHASE TWO
Entertainment Weekly reports the Marvel Phase One boxset is back on track for production following the legal dispute over the case the Blu-rays and glowing Tesseract cube are housed in. However, it seems as though the delay has allowed for some awesome new bonus features to be included, such as a cut ending for “Thor” and some teases on what to expect in Marvel Studios’ Phase Two of its films. Head honcho Kevin Feige stated there will be a few tidbits for the next five films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe including “footage, concept art and a few new surprises. Also, look for a nod to ‘Iron Man 3’ in the Tony Stark S.H.I.E.L.D. file in the box set.”
THOR: THE DARK WORLD
Speaking of Marvel Phase Two, “Thor: The Dark World” continues production with about six weeks left to shoot. MTV spoke with lead actor Chris Hemsworth about the production and status of Thor and Jane’s relationship.
“For Thor and Jane, there are some unanswered questions now, since obviously he didn’t stop in and catch up with her in ‘Avengers.’ Thor might have some explaining to do in this one,” Hemsworth told MTV. “There’s some fun to be had with that. And with Loki, we get down to the major bones of our conflict with everything that’s come from ‘Thor’ to ‘Avengers’ to now.”
MTV also spoke with Sir Anthony Hopkins about his role as Odin in the film, stating that he finishes shooting at the end of the week and most of his scenes involve Hemsworth.
“I’m having a ball. It’s great working with young people,” Hopkins told MTV, further characterizing Hemsworth as “a wonderful actor and a great new star.”
Comic Book Movie has posted a round-up of behind-the-scenes videos of the “Thor: The Dark World” production at the University of Greenwich — including a glimpse at Natalie Portman as Jane Foster. I wonder what she’s carrying…
Opens November 8, 2013
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the search is narrowing for the role of Harry Osborn in “Amazing Spider-Man 2.” THR reports four actors are currently under consideration for the role and tested on Monday. Those testing are Sam Claflin (“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” “Snow White and the Huntsman”), Eddie Redmayne (“Les Miserables”), Douglas Booth (“Noah”) and Boyd Holbrook (“The Host”).
Opens May 2, 2014
Christopher Mintz-Plasse Tweeted this picture from the set of “Kick-Ass 2” that features Aaron Johnson in a new, yet familiar, costume for Kick-Ass.
Opens June 28, 2013
G.I. JOE: RETALIATION
Collider spoke with Adrienne Palicki about her role as Lady Jaye in the delayed, but upcoming “G.I. Joe: Retaliation.”
“For ‘G.I. Joe,’ I had much more physical action because I’m playing a Navy SEAL. So, it’s not only about holding a gun. I had to do everything 100% correctly,” Palicki told Collider. “We had Harry Humphries, who’s one of the best of the best. He’s a retired Navy SEAL, who’s one of the original Navy SEALs, and he trained us. I loved him, but that was a lot of work. But, I felt like I was two steps ahead of the game, having done all the work on Red Dawn. And then, I also did Wonder Woman and had hand-to-hand combat training for that. I felt like I was ready.”
Opens March 29, 2013
This smartly-cut fake trailer for a “Gotham High” movie has been making the rounds online. Definitely give it a look.