Eadge Art has drawn this fantastic “Paper STAR TREK” crossover piece inspired by J.J. Abrams’ ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ and Disney’s Oscar-winning 2012 short film, ‘Paperman.’ Eadge Art’s description for the artwork is as follows: “Definitely feel like I might be beating a dead horse now but a friend of mine asked me draw this. Although it does make sense that Captain Kirk would hit on Meg. He hits on anything that moves. Oh and btw go see Star Trek Into Darkness because it was AWESOME. Definitely seeing it a second time this weekend.” Check out Eadge Art’s Deviant Art or website for more stellar pieces, including further ‘Paperman’ inspired art for ‘Iron Man 3′ and ‘Mad Men.’
‘Man Of Steel’ Producer Talks Michael Shannon’s General Zod & The Physical Rivalry With Henry Cavill’s Superman
In a recent chat for ‘Man of Steel’ with SFX Magazine, producer Deborah Snyder opened up about Michael Shannon’s General Zod and Henry Cavill’s Superman in the hugely anticipated superhero epic. Considering Terence Stamp’s iconic take on that villain, the producer was asked what Michael Shannon brings to the role, “Michael Shannon is again such a respected actor. He had never done something of this physicality before, so it was challenging for him. All his armour is CG, so he embodied this role by looking at the pictures of what he was going to look like, and how he would move in his armour when he was in a mo-cap suit. You need someone who’s super-seasoned as an actor to pull that off, and he really does. It’s funny, because he’s the nicest guy, but sometimes on set he would be super-serious. He’d be in character and I’d be like “Oh my goodness, he is super-scary!” And then all of a sudden he would finish the scene, he’d break a joke and you’d be like “Oh, that’s Michael, he’s funny…” I forgot that because he’s kind of terrifying too! He just has this intensity that he brings to the role.”
Alongside the intensity that he bring to General Zod, Deborah Snyder spoke on the physicality Michael Shannon has to bring to match Henry Cavill’s Superman. “He’s [Michael Shannon] a giant, but we really put him through the motions. The training for the role was so much a part of the process of making the film. The guys carried themselves differently as they went through their process of transforming their bodies. It was a really important part of the preparation. You saw Michael’s posture change. As we went along in prep he kept becoming more and more Zod-like, and I’d say the same thing about Henry too. It’s like they would carry themselves differently. It wasn’t that they were wearing a padded suit, they actually filled the suit, but it did something to their performance at the same time, and I think helped them get in the head of their character.”
‘Grisgris’ is Mahamat-Saleh Haroun’s follow-up to his critically-acclaimed drama ‘Un Homme Qui Crie’ (aka ‘A Screaming Man’). The film centers on Grisgris, a 25 year old young man with dreams of becoming a dancer despite the fact that he’s paralyzed from the waist down. His dreams are shattered when his uncle falls seriously ill. To save him, Grigris resolves to work for petrol traffickers. Pencilled in for August 28th release in France, the film screened in competition at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this week. Expect confirmed UK and US release dates shortly. Soulémane Démé, Mariam Monory, Cyril Guei, Anaïs Monory and Marius Yelolo star.
How did you come up with ‘Grigris’?
Mahamat-Saleh Haroun: I wanted to make a film about those petrol smugglers I could see all over N’Djamena who got involved in car chases – they would load their cars with petrol cans and then get chased by customs officers. This is a widespread phenomenon that I wished to address in a crime film, while keeping away from the genre’s clichés. In 2011, while I was attending the FESPACO Film Festival in Ouagadougou, I went to a show where I discovered Souleymane Démé, a dancer whose left leg was crippled. When he got on stage, I thought to myself, “That’s the hero of the story I want to tell.” I remember that back then he dyed his hair blonde and that there was something supernatural about him that drew me in. That encounter helped me come up with the storyline.
The good people over at Blurppy (via Ironspy) have come this great collection of business cards for the members of Marvel’s ‘The Avengers.’ Over the next three years Marvel Studios has a lot in store for fans with their wave of “Phase Two” films: ‘Iron Man 3′ and ‘Thor: The Dark World’ in 2013, ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ in 2014, and the tentatively titled ’The Avengers 2′ in 2015. It was recently announced that ‘The Avengers 2′ is set to shoot at Pinewood-Shepperton in early 2014, with production due to get underway later this year. ‘The Avengers’ sequel marks the latest collaboration between Marvel and the Buckinghamshire hub, with the studio recently wrapping shoot at the studios on ‘Thor: The Dark World’ and gearing up for shoot on ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ this summer.
In a recent chat with Total Film, Evangeline Lilly (Lost, Real Steel) shed some light on her character in ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy, Tauriel. “She’s a very, very young elf,” Lilly told the outlet. “She’s only 600 years old, unlike Legolas who’s like, 1,900 years old and Thranduil who’s about 3,000 years old. She doesn’t have quite the wisdom and pose that those two boys do; she’s a little more… gritty. A little more spontaneous, passionate perhaps.” Taking her bow in ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug,’ Tauriel is a fighter who makes a mess with finesse. “To play this character I need to have a certain amount of grace,” said Lilly. “But I’m also supposed to be an absolutely ruthless, deadly killer.”
Warner Bros. Pictures has unleashed this new TV spot for Zack Snyder’s soon-to-be-released Superman flick, ‘Man of Steel.’ Alongside Henry Cavill in the dual role of Superman/Clark Kent, the key cast for ‘Man of Steel’ includes Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Shannon as General Zod, Kevin Costner as Superman/Clarke’s adoptive father Jonathan Kent, Diane Lane as Superman/Clarke’s adoptive mother Martha Kent, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Antje Traue as Faora, Ayelet Zurer as Superman’s Kryptonian mother Lara Lor-Van, Christopher Meloni as Colonel Hardy, Harry Lennix as General Swanwick, Michael Kelly as Steve Lombard, Richard Shiff as Dr. Emil Hamilton, and Russell Crowe as Jor-El; Superman’s Kryptonian father.
In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Henry Cavill) is a young twentysomething journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond anyone’s imagination. Transported to Earth years ago from Krypton, an advanced alien planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question – Why am I here? Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Diane Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Kevin Costner), Clark soon discovers that having super abilities means making very difficult decisions. But when the world needs stability the most, it comes under attack. Will his abilities be used to maintain peace or ultimately used to divide and conquer? Clark must become the hero known as “Superman,” not only to shine as the world’s last beacon of hope but to protect the ones he loves.