There’s a mountain of new stuff from the animated feature, starting off with a new featurette about the film with new scenes. There are also seven new clips from the reboot online at UGO (one, two, three, four, five, six, seven). Also, a scooper at Ain’t It Cool News had an early review of the project.
The presentation from the ShoWest convention in Las Vegas has generated a lot of interest in the Michael Bay-helmed film, including a lengthy description of what was shown, courtesy of IGN (and yes, there’s info about stuff already seen as well) and a photo from IESB.
Screenwriters Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman talked to MTV about sequel possibilities. “As fans,” Kurtzman said, “we read that [first draft] and said, ‘This isn’t the best use of Soundwave, so let’s save him for when we can actually do Soundwave right.'” Orci said, “We have ideas [for a sequel], but we’re trying to be diligent about not thinking ahead. We have a few notions.”
Finally, the always informative Seibertron.com message boards have images of the new wall graphics, which gives excellent looks at Prime, Bumblebee and Barricade.
IESB has an early look at the newly shorn pate of the future Obadiah Stane, actor Jeff Bridges.
THE MAN OF STEEL
Actor Brandon Routh suggested to Empire Online that there will be more action in the sequel, and that we won’t see a certain Kryptonian figure who has vexed the house of El. “I don’t know how much we want to reprise characters that have appeared in the series before,” Routh said, “since we’ve reset and used the first film to pay homage to all that’s come before. Now I think Bryan (Singer) might want to go somewhere new with it, which I think will be exciting.”
Meanwhile, Variety reports that director Bryan Singer will be working on a new Tom Cruise vehicle which will delay the sequel. However, a note at the Superman Homepage claims that Variety is talkin’ out of the side of their neck, and that the film is on track to start filming next March, as planned.
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Writer/director Edgar Wright was interviewed by Moviehole about working on the lesser-known Marvel property. “Obviously I can’t interview anyone that’s got shrinking serum,” Wright said, “[but] in terms of who the characters are though — yeah. Nanotechnology and all that. We have done a bit of research on it, yeah — and will continue to do so. It’s great. It’s really fascinating. I did read a bit of “The Avengers” as a kid, and I especially liked the Scott Lang character Ð by David Michelinie and John Byrne – and, of course, the imagery. I think “Ant Man” is one of those characters that the writers got bored with after about ten or fifteen issues so they’d go “What do we do now? Ð Hey, lets make him Giant-Man!” Then he became YellowjacketÉ and the character changed … its interesting, he seems sort of like the run-of-the-litter in the comics world, and that’s exactly what appeals to me [about it]. On top of that, the visuals of him could be absolutely extraordinary. I really like the idea of doing an action film with a miniature element to it. Most ‘shrinking’ films are about people being scared of shrinking — ‘Incredible Shrinking Man,’ ‘Honey, I Shrunk the Kids’ — this is a film about how cool it would be to have that power, ya know?”
Let’s start off with fresh spoilers about the May 3rd episode, “Noir” and screen captures from the longer Canadian trailer for “Promise,” both courtesy of Kryptonsite. The entire Canadian trailer has been (of course) posted on YouTube, while TV Guide’s Michael Ausiello sort of spoils a big surprise about a major cast member.
JoBlo.com has six new photos from the web-spinning sequel, including Gwen Stacy and part of a fight scene with Venom. You might find some shots you haven’t seen at this French site if you look hard enough. The film’s official blog has been updated with a look at the actual webs used in the movie.
Director Greg Beeman has posted a new blog answering fan questions like, “Which power is the most difficult to film?” and “when is the season finale?”
Actor Ron Perlman talked to Newsarama about his work as the title character in multiple media.
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