UPDATE: clip removed. Jeff Wadlow has revealed this first clip from ‘Kick-Ass 2.’ The superhero sequel is directed by Wadlow, with ‘Kick-Ass’ helmer Matthew Vaughn co-producing and co-writing the screenplay. An adaptation of the Mark Millar and John Romita Jr comic, ‘Kick-Ass 2′ is set for a July 19th release in the UK and a August 16th release in the US.
For ‘Kick-Ass 2,’ Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Chloë Grace Moretz are reprising their respective roles of Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl, while Christopher Mintz-Plasse will return as the villainous Red Mist. Newcomers to the sequel include Jim Carrey as The Colonel, Donald Faison as Doctor Gravity, Olga Kurkulina as Mother Russia, Robert Emms as Insect Man, Lindy Booth as Night Bitch, Daniel Kaluuya as Black Death, and John Leguizamo as Javier, a bodyguard who is assigned to protect Red Mist (though that name will soon become “The Motherf–er” in the sequel). Morris Chestnut replaces Omari Hardwick as Sergeant Marcus Williams. The official synopsis for ‘Kick-Ass 2 can be read below the clip. Source: Geeks of Doom via Collider.
I really do love the internet! I’ve just stumbled across this photoshopped image on Tumblr showcasing Henry Cavill’s Superman and Christian Bale’s Batman. The image utilizes one of my favourite snippets – the Superman/Lois Lane interrogation sequence – from the new 3-minute ‘Man of Steel’ trailer that landed online last night. Arriving in cinemas on June 14th, ‘Man of Steel’ is from director Zack Snyder and producers Charles Roven, Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas and Deborah Snyder. The screenplay was written by David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight trilogy) from a story by Goyer and Nolan, based upon Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics.
Alongside Henry Cavill in the dual role of Superman/Clark Kent, the key cast for ‘Man of Steel’ includes Oscar nominee Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Oscar nominee Michael Shannon as General Zod, Academy Award winner Kevin Costner as Superman/Clarke’s adoptive father Jonathan Kent, Oscar nominee Diane Lane as Superman/Clarke’s adoptive mother Martha Kent, Oscar nominee 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 Academy Award winner Russell Crowe as Jor-El; Superman’s Kryptonian father. The official synopsis and production notes for ‘Man of Steel’ can be read below.
Heat Vision bring word that DreamWorks Animation has greenlit a sequel to their caveman hit, ‘The Croods.’ Kirk De Micco and Chris Sanders, who wrote and directed the original, are back in their respective capacities for the follow-up. DreamWorks are reportedly in negotiations with key voice stars to return as well.
‘The Croods’ centers on a family of cavemen – Emma Stone voices the independent-minded daughter, Nicolas Cage the stuck-in-his-ways father, among other family members – and the human (voiced by Ryan Reynolds) who guides them through a fantastical world. To date ‘The Croods’ has made $144 million in the US and $242 million internationally. It’s set to pass the $400 million worldwide box office mark shortly.
Walt Disney Pictures has revealed, via Yahoo!, this new theatrical trailer for ‘The Lone Ranger.’ A first-rate cast has been assembled for the film, with Armie Hammer (The Social Network) taking on the role of the titular character, Johnny Depp playing Tonto, and the likes of Ruth Wilson, William Fichtner, Helena Bonham Carter, James Badge Dale, Barry Pepper, Tom Wilkinson and James Frain co-starring. The film, which takes place in 1869, is directed by Gore Verbinski for Walt Disney Pictures/Jerry Bruckheimer Films. ‘The Lone Ranger’ marks Verbrinski and Depp’s fifth collaboration after the first trio of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movies and the Oscar-winning ‘Rango.’
The film is described as “a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought tolife through new eyes. Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice—taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.” ‘The Lone Ranger’ has been pencilled in for a July 3rd release in the US and a August 9th release in the UK. Check out the production notes and official synopsis for ‘The Lone Ranger’ below.
‘Star Wars’ Movies Coming Every Summer Starting In 2015; ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Released Summer 2015
This afternoon at CinemaCon, Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm announced that J.J. Abrams’ ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ will arrive in cinemas in the summer of 2015. Furthermore, they also added that every summer after 2015 they will offer a ‘Star Wars’ film, alternating between standalone films and “Episode” films. Late last year, the Walt Disney Company announced that they acquired Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion, and that they’re eyeing a 2015 release for ‘Star Wars: Episode VII.’ Today it was finally confirmed that the film will be hitting in the summer. At this moment in time we don’t know how many standalone films Disney and Lucasfilm are planning on making. Plot details are being kept under lock and key as well.
New Lucasfilm Chief Kathleen Kennedy had reportedly been courting J.J. Abrams to direct ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ for a while. Abrams runs one of the movie and television industry’s top production companies, Bad Robot, and created or co-created television franchises like ‘Lost,’ ‘Fringe’ and ‘Alias.’ He has also directed the feature films ‘Mission: Impossible III,’ ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Super 8.’ Abrams is currently in the post-production phase of ‘Star Trek Into Darkness,’ his second Star Trek film since he rebooted the franchise in 2009. That film opens in cinemas on May 8th in the UK and May 15th in the US.
Deadline bring word that Reece Ritchie (The Lovely Bones, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time) has joined the likes of Dwayne Johnson, Aksel Hennie, Rufus Sewell, Ian McShane, Joseph Fiennes, John Hurt, Antje Traue and Rebecca Ferguson in ‘Brett Ratner (Tower Heist, the ‘Rush Hour’ series) ‘Hercules.’ Ritchie will play Iolaus, the legendary strongman’s (Johnson) nephew and biggest booster who eagerly promotes Hercules’ achievements and adventures. A poet, Iolaus is forced in the film to also become a warrior alongside his uncle.
‘Hercules’ is based on Steve Moore’s graphic novel, ‘Hercules: The Thracian War.’ The take on the project grounds the classic hero and ditches the supernatural, making Hercules not the son of Zeus but rather a mortal with a fearsome reputation. He leads a team of mercenaries on a job where all ominously is not what it appears. Pencilled in for a August 8th, 2014 release, the film is eyeing a May production start in Budapest. The plot summary for the graphic novel is below.