With the release of ‘Thor: The Dark World’ on the horizon, Marvel has set loose these two new TV spots for the film. ‘Thor: The Dark World’ continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s Thor” and ‘The Avengers,’ Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos… but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. To defeat an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor sets upon his most dangerous and personal journey yet, forced into an alliance with the treacherous Loki to save not only his people and those he loves… but our universe itself.
In the film, the likes of Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Jaimie Alexander (Sif), Idris Elba (Heimdall), Ray Stevenson (Volstagg), Kat Dennings (Darcy Lewis), Rene Russo (Frigga), Tadanobu Asano (Hogun), Anthony Hopkins (Odin), Stellan Skarsgård (Dr. Erik Selvig) and Natalie Portman (Jane Foster) reprise their roles from the first ‘Thor’ film, while Zack Levi is confirmed to play Fandril, Christopher Eccleston will play the villainous Malekith The Accursed, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje will be playing Algrim the Strong and Kurse.
Columbia Pictures and MGM send word that principal photography has begun on ’22 Jump Street,’ the sequel to the 2012 action-comedy blockbuster ’21 Jump Street,’ which took in more than $200 million at the worldwide box office. ’22 Jump Street’ reunites Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum as they return to their roles as undercover cops Schmidt and Jenko; they are also re-teaming with ’21 Jump Street’ producer Neal H. Moritz (“Fast and Furious” franchise) and directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,’ upcoming ‘The LEGO Movie’). Alongside Hill and Tatum, Ice Cube reprises his role as Captain Dickson.
With the announcement that the new trailer for ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ will be unveiled tomorrow (Tuesday) at 6am PT/9am ET/2pm GMT, Warner Bros. Pictures has revealed this new banner poster for the film. ’The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ is the second installment of a three-part film series based on J. R. R. Tolkien’s 1937 novel ‘The Hobbit,’ beginning with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) and set to conclude with ‘The Hobbit: There and Back Again’ (2014). The three films together act as prequels to Peter Jackson’s ‘The Lord of the Rings’ film trilogy.
‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ arrives in cinemas on December 13th while ’The Hobbit: There and Back Again’ concludes the trilogy on December 17th, 2014.
Yahoo! Movies UK has released this new poster for ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.’ The film sees Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth reprising their roles of Katniss, Peeta and Gale, with Lenny Kravitz, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Willow Shields, Toby Jones and Woody Harrelson also returning to their respective roles. The likes of Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Jena Malone, Lynn Cohen, Stephanie Leigh Schlund, Maria Howell, E. Roger Mitchell, Alan Ritchson, Bruno Gunn, Meta Golding, Sam Claflin and Amanda Plummer join the “Hunger Games” film series for this sequel.
While on the promotional rounds for NBC’s ‘The Blacklist,’ James Spader commented on playing the villain Ultron in writer-director Joss Whedon’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’ Asked by The Inquirer whether he had started preparing yet for the role, Spader said, “I have spoken to Joss Whedon about it, “And yes, actually, just this weekend I went in for them to take very extensive photographs, head scans, body scans, and all kinds of things in preparation for figuring out how the hell I’m gonna fit in this Ultron character!”
Secondly, speaking to The Independent, he added, “I think it’ll be a lot of fun and it’s incredibly nostalgic for me. When I was a kid my best friend had trunks of comics and I didn’t have any so I used to love going for sleepovers at his house. Also I have three sons and two of them have a great interest in comics so they’re excited I’m playing the role.”
Columbia Pictures has premiered online a sneak preview of Paul Greengrass’ ‘Captain Phillips’ that aired during the series finale of ‘Breaking Bad’ last night. The film is an adaptation of Phillips’ memoir ‘A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea.’ Pencilled in for a October 11th release date in the US and an October 18th bow in the UK, the likes of Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman, Catherine Keener, Max Martini, Yul Vazquez, Michael Chernus, Faysal Ahme, Chris Mulkey, Corey Johnson, David Warshofsky, John Magaro and Angus MacInnes.
Columbia Pictures’ action-thriller Captain Phillips stars two-time Oscar® winner Tom Hanks in the true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years. The film is directed by Oscar® nominee Paul Greengrass, from a screenplay by Billy Ray and based upon the book, A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea, by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty. The film is produced by Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, and Michael De Luca.