Peter Jackson Announces That The Third “Hobbit” Movie Will Be Titled ‘The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies’
Peter Jackson has shared on his official Facebook page that the third installment in his “The Hobbit” trilogy will no longer carry the subtitle “There and Back Again”, and instead will be titled ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.’ His statement reads as follows: Inside Information…
Our journey to make The Hobbit Trilogy has been in some ways like Bilbo’s own, with hidden paths revealing their secrets to us as we’ve gone along. “There and Back Again” felt like the right name for the second of a two film telling of the quest to reclaim Erebor, when Bilbo’s arrival there, and departure, were both contained within the second film. But with three movies, it suddenly felt misplaced—after all, Bilbo has already arrived “there” in the “Desolation of Smaug”.
Joss Whedon Talks ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ Newcomers & Lead Villain: “Ultron Is Genuinely Disturbed… He’s Not A Creature Of Logic”
With their June issue out in stores now, the good people over at Empire have released some quotes from a recent chat with ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ writer/director Joss Whedon. Considering that the superhero epic will feature a number of newcomers to the Marvel Cinematic Universe – Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver, Thomas Kretschmann as Baron Wolfgang Von Strucker, James Spader as Ultron, Paul Bettany as The Vision, Whedon stated that each character has a carefully designed place in the story; none is superfluous or there as fan bait. “I fiercely dislike the idea of just throwing in more people for the sake of doing that,” he stressed. “But last time I had all of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes versus one British character actor, and I needed more conflict.”
On the topic of the titular villain, Joss Whedon said, “I’m having a blast with Ultron. He’s not a creature of logic – he’s a robot who’s genuinely disturbed. We’re finding out what makes him menacing and at the same time endearing and funny and strange and unexpected, and everything a robot never is.” The writer/director also commented on the movie’s UK locations. “The number of different looks and textures and moods we’re getting from the British locations is stupid awesome”, he enthused, “because this, palette-wise, is very different. I’m trying to make a different film. Because why would you make one movie twice? That seems weird.”
UPDATE: Japanese trailer added. Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures have set loose, via Total Film, this IMAX poster for ‘Godzilla.’ Described as an epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic sci-fi monster pic, the film pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence. The key cast for ‘Godzilla’ includes Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Sally Hawkins and Bryan Cranston. This new take on the classic ‘Godzilla’ franchise is set to kick off the Summer movie-going season on May 16th. Gareth Edwards (Monsters) is directing the creature feature centered on the giant city-destroying and monster-fighting lizard. The filmmaker directs from a screenplay by Max Borenstein, Frank Darabont and Dave Callaham.
Columbia Pictures has premiered the following green band trailer for the Jason Segal and Cameron Diaz lead comedy, ‘Sex Tape.’ Directed by Jake Kasdan and co-starring Rob Corddry, Ellie Kemper and Rob Lowe, the synopsis for the film is as follows: When Jay (Segel) and Annie (Diaz) first got together, their romantic connection was intense – but ten years and two kids later, the flame of their love needs a spark. To kick things up a notch, they decide – why not? – to make a video of themselves trying out every position in The Joy of Sex in one marathon three-hour session. It seems like a great idea – until they discover that their most private video is no longer private. With their reputations on the line, they know they’re just one click away from being laid bare to the world… but as their race to reclaim their video leads to a night they’ll never forget, they’ll find that their video will expose even more than they bargained for. ‘Sex Tape’ hit cinemas on July 25th in the US and September 5th in the UK.
With the release of the film fast approaching, this new Japanese trailer has landed online for ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.’ Acting as a sequel to both ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’ and ‘X-Men: First Class,’ ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ includes cast members from both: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Shawn Ashmore, Ellen Page, and Daniel Cudmore return from ‘X-Men: The Last Stand,’ while James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult and Lucas Till return from ‘X-Men: First Class.’