Following the character posters for Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man and Mark Ruffalo’s The Hulk, Marvel have today set loose these new posters for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ featuring Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury, Chris Hemsworth’s Thor, and Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow. Joss Whedon’s ensemble superhero flick also stars Chris Evans as Captain America and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the team must reassemble to defeat Ultron (James Spader), a terrifying technological villain hell bent on human extinction.
Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch), played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff (Quicksilver), played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision. The likes of Don Cheadle, Idris Elba, Claudia Kim, Andy Serkis and Tom Hiddleston co-star. The film opens on April 24th in the UK and on May 1st in the US.
Beloved actor, film director, poet, singer and photographer Leonard Nimoy has passed away at age 83 due to complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Nimoy died this morning at his Bel Air home, as confirmed by his wife, Susan Bay Nimoy. Nimoy had a long career as both an actor and director. However, he was best known for his portrayal of the half-human, half-Vulcan character Spock in the original ‘Star Trek’ series, and in multiple film, television and video game sequels. He played the iconic character since 1966 and was the only actor from the original series to return for J.J. Abrams’ recent film versions.
Nimoy’s final tweet was exceptionally poignant: “A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory.” He signed off with “LLAP” – a reference to his character’s famous catchphrase, “Live long and prosper”.
This new clip has arrived online for writer-director David Robert Mitchell’s ‘It Follows,’ which opens today in the UK and on March 13th in the US. The film is led by Maika Monroe (The Guest) as Jay, a 19-year-old girl who after a strange sexual encounter finds herself haunted by nightmarish visions and the inescapable sense that something is after her. Currently holding a 100% rating on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes based on 16 reviews, the likes of Keir Gilchrist, Daniel Zovatto, Jake Weary, Olivia Luccardi and Lili Sepe co-star.
After teaming up on ‘Les Miserables,’ it was announced last April that director Tom Hooper and actor Eddie Redmayne are set to reunite on ‘The Danish Girl,’ a film inspired by the novel written by David Ebershoff. The film is a love story about Danish painters Einar Wegener (Redmayne) and his wife Gerda (Alicia Vikander). In 1930, Wegener was one of the first men ever to undergo operations to become a woman.
Today we get our first look at the recent Oscar winner as Einar Wegener. Alongside Redmayne and Vikander, the cast also includes Matthias Schoenaerts, Ben Whishaw and Amber Heard. The book, which has been adapted for the big screen by Lucinda Coxon, is officially described as follows:
Alcon Entertainment send word that Harrison Ford will reprise his celebrated role of Rick Deckard in the sequel to ‘Blade Runner’ and Academy Award nominee Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Incendies) is in negotiations to direct. The film is scheduled to start principal photography in summer of 2016. Hampton Fancher (co-writer of the original) and Michael Green have written the original screenplay, based on an idea by Fancher and Ridely Scott. The story takes place several decades after the conclusion of the 1982 original.
“We are honored that Harrison is joining us on this journey with Denis Villeneuve who is a singular talent, as we experienced personally on ‘Prisoners,’” said Alcon co-founders and co-CEO’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson, “Hampton and Michael, with Ridley Scott, have crafted a uniquely potent and faithful sequel to one of the most universally celebrated films of all time, and we couldn’t be more thrilled with this amazing, creative team.”
Trailer For Noah Baumbach‘s ‘While We’re Young’ – Starring Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver, Amanda Seyfried…
From A24 comes this trailer for writer/director Noah Baumbach’s (Frances Ha, The Squid and the Whale) ‘While We’re Young,’ which follows a childless married couple (Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts) who decide to reclaim their youth by hanging out with a young, hip couple (Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried). Set for March 27th, the film is described as an exploration of aging, ambition and success. ‘While We’re Young’ also stars Charles Grodin, Maria Dizzia, Adam Horovitz and Ryan Serhant.