THE AVENGERS 2
It’s never too early to get a jump on “The Avengers” sequel and EW.com spoke with mastermind Joss Whedon about whether his involvement with “The Avengers 2” will get in the way of his ABC Marvel series “S.H.I.E.L.D.,” which the director says he’ll work on “as my schedule allows.”
“I have to maintain a fine balance between not hurting ‘The Avengers,’ which is my number one priority right now, and not be the guy who shows up once a month and undoes everything that’s been done by everyone else,” Whedon said.
Meanwhile, MTV spoke with Jeremy Renner about the possible expansion of his role as Hawkeye in the sequel.
“Now, there’s more opportunities to explore the characters a little more, I think, for everybody. I think that’s exciting,” Renner told MTV.
May 1, 2015
SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR
According to The Hollywood Reporter, “The Dark Knight Rises” actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been cast in “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” as Johnny, a smooth-talking gambler. The part was originally written for Johnny Depp. THR further reports that director Robert Rodriguez is still looking a female lead to play the part originally written for Angelina Jolie and a male lead.
Opens October 4, 2013
X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
SuperHeroHype spoke with Famke Janssen about her possible return to the X-Men franchise for “Days of Future Past,” and the actress indicated the return was far from a sure thing.
“I’m sitting by the phone waiting, call me up Bryan [Singer]!” Janssen told SHH. “I think their challenge is that I died as Jean Grey and I died as the Phoenix, so what else can they do. If they bring a younger version back, they’ll have to get a younger actress, so what is there left to do?”
Opens July 18, 2014
SHADOW OF THE COLOSSUS
THR reports Josh Trank’s adaptation of the wildly successful “Shadow of the Colossus” video game has found a writer in Seth Lochhead, who co-wrote the 2011 action film “Hanna,” which was about a young teenage girl trained to be a deadly assassin.
Cinemablend has posted a first look at one of the featurettes on the “Dredd” DVD/Blu-ray release focusing on the comic book roots of the character.
Now on DVD/Blu-ray
THE LEGEND OF CONAN
MTV spoke with Arnold Schwarzenegger during a press tour for “The Last Stand,” where the actor teased the upcoming “Legend of Conan” film.
“The important thing with Conan is to make it into an A-movie, to treat it like a ‘300,’ any of those good movies, rather than a B-action movie, where you just hack a few heads and limbs off and run around with a sword. That doesn’t do it,” Schwarzenegger told MTV. “The audience today, the fans, are very sophisticated. They’ve seen all the Superman, Spider-Man, Iron Man, all of those movies. … They’ve seen it all. They demand something that isn’t [just] a spectacle.”
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