X-MEN: FIRST CLASS
MSN has a interview with Michael Fassbender about taking on the role of Magneto. “Hopefully I won’t disappoint the fan base out there, because I know that what Ian McKellen did sort of latched onto a lot of imaginations and was very successful. But what drew me was the script and Matthew Vaughn and the fact that James McAvoy was going to be playing young Xavier. I thought it was a fresh take on the whole story. I’ve never been a big comic book enthusiast, but I thought it was an interesting concept to go back to when they were both friends and initially came together,” he says. Interestingly, the story promises a look at the cast, but the page has bee removed. In fact, all around the web yesterday, 20th Century Fox was requesting sites to remove a group photo. I’m sure the photo is still out on message boards and the like, but it seems it was more info than the studio was ready to share at this stage, if it’s real. It looked a little unfinished to me.
Release date: June 3rd, 2011
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
Hans Zimmer discusses the film’s score with MTV News:
Release date: July 20th, 2012
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER
Director Joe Johnston tells The Los Angeles Times Hero Complex blog that he’s excited for his film. “Maybe I’m somewhat biased – I was there [when we made it] – but, seriously, it’s funny, it’s exciting and there’s great visual effects. The movie is going to be something more than people are expecting. This movie is going to surprise some people. It is the origin story of Captain America but it is also something rare – it’s a period superhero film but there’s great action in it. You don’t normally think of guys driving around in 1939 sedans in an action film but there are some great action beats in it. It’s just a helluva lot of fun to watch.” It’s funny he mentions a period movie with great action. I always thought his film, “The Rocketeer,” was just that. I suppose that could be due to nostalgia blinders.
Starring Chris Evans, release date: July 22nd, 2011
Bleeding Cool notes “Judge Dredd” co-creator John Wagner is answering questions about his visit to the South Africa set over on his Facebook page. Here’s a choice quote from the session: “[Director] Alex Garland and I have had our disagreements but he has usually had a convincing argument for doing things his way. On the main issue, concentrating the plot on a slice of life rather than trying to convey the whole sweep of Dredd and Mega-City life, I now see that he’s right,” he says. “It was one of the flaws of the first movie, they tried to do too much.” That’s certainly a fair criticism of the Sylvester Stalone version.
Release date: TBA
Marvel released an image of the French poster last night:
Kind of looks like the class Calvin Klein model shot, doesn’t it?
Starring Chris Hemsworth, release date: May 6th, 2011
And while we’re looking across the Atlantic, Hey U Guys has the international trailer for “Priest.” Unfortunately, it cannot be embeded, but the trailer is fairly similiar to the previously released trailer if, perhaps, a little quicker paced.
Release date: May 13th, 2011
On Location Vacations has a shot of the webhead running into traffic in Downtown Los Angeles:
As the production is staying local, LA will be doubling for New York in the film. This happens to be Grand Avenue, in front of the Museum of Contemporary Art. As there are apartments across the way, a YouTuber captured video of the stunt being filmed:
Meanwhile, IGN hears word that J. Jonah Jameson, the loudmouthed editor of the Daily Bugle, will not appear in the film. “That’s right, Spidey fans. We’ve confirmed that no one will be growling ‘Parker!’ in this 3D reboot. So much for those rumors about John Slattery or Sam Elliott playing him,” they write.
Release date: May 28th, 2012
ALL STAR SUPERMAN
Here at CBR, Anthony La Paglia discusses playing Lex Luthor in a press release for the upcoming direct-to-video feature. “There’s a kind of sarcastic streak in Lex Luthor that comes from that extreme confidence in his ability to do what he does. I like the attitude of him,” he says. “I like that nothing really fazes him, that he feels like he has complete control over everything, therefore, he can be relaxed enough to be a smartass. A good Lex Luthor makes or breaks it for me, I think.”
Release date: February 22nd, 2011
NO ORDINARY FAMILY
TV Line has info on ex-Cylon Tricia Helfer’s role on the series. “Helfer will appear in at last[sic] one episode as ‘a sexy and mysterious woman’ who, like the Powells, may possess some special powers of her own,” they write. I’m betting she can say mysterious dialogue that has no follow-through because … oh, look over here, it was “God’s Plan” all along. Yeah, I didn’t like how her previous series ended.
Back here at CBR, we have clips and stills from Friday’s episode “Welcome to Happy Harbor.”
Michael Ausiello, now at TVLine, has a few tidbits about the upcoming Booster Gold episode. “The show is still casting the parts. For egomaniacal Booster, they want… well, in essence, another Justin Hartley (Green Arrow): blond and hot, although he has to radiate smarm. (Think Nathan Fillion as Captain Hammer.),” he writes. “For Blue Beetle – or Iron Man, if Iron Man became a superhero because a scarab possessed him – they want a nerdy Latino actor who can pass for a teenager.” Hey, I can pass for all of those. Maybe I should try out.
Airs: January 29th, 2011
No, I’m not talking about the film this time, but the actual year. According to Seth Rogen (as reported by Cinematical), “Star Wars” Creator/Destroyer George Lucas truly believes the prophecies of the Mayan Calendar. According to some translations, a great cycle of the world is set to end on the morning of December 22nd, 2012. If you’ve read “The Invisibles,” this will be familiar to you. “He’s going on about the tectonic plates and all the time Spielberg is, like, rolling his eyes, like, ‘My nerdy friend won’t shut up, I’m sorry…'” says Rogen of a meeting with the titans of film. Now, Rogen could be playing a practical joke, but he says Lucas’s faith in the end of the world was enough to make him question if maybe, just maybe, its true. Of course, if you have read “The Invisibles,” or “Promethea,” you know the Revelation could mean something besides buildings toppling over and the skies turning to blood. Meanwhile, if any of you in the great, wide Internet discover something awesome, disheartening, or just plain weird, let us know! Take credit, come up with a clever nickname, or go anonymous. The choice is yours. Fresh rumors and movie news every weekday morning. I am Erik Amaya, bracing for the future threat of millenial fever take 2.