Kevin Feige Talks ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ & James Spader’s Titular Villain Ultron: “We Want Him To Have An Extreme Personality & Attitude”
With ‘Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe’ set to air on ABC at 8 pm ET/7 pm CT on Tuesday, March 18th, Movies.com have caught up with Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige about the one-hour special, which teases new footage from ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier,’ ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and 2015’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’ While first-unit doesn’t officially begin on ‘The Avengers’ sequel for another week, fans have been promised a first look at ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ during the show. “They’re advertising it as a first look, and that is an honest statement,” he told us. “We don’t start filming for another week and a half, so you’re not going to have a lot of first-unit footage because it doesn’t exist yet. But you certainly get more than just a peek at some of the new fun things we have in store.”
“I had wings once. And they were strong, but they were stolen from me.” Disney has debuted this “Wings” banner and teaser for ‘Maleficent,’ the live action re-telling of the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale. Lead by Angelina Jolie as Disney’s notorious evil queen, ‘Maleficent’ co-stars Elle Fanning as Aurora, and Sharlto Copley as Stefan, the half-human, half-fairy bastard son of the human king. In the film, Miranda Richardson plays Queen Ulla, a fairy queen who is Maleficent’s aunt – and dislikes her niece. Kenneth Cranham plays the human king who plots to conquer the fairy kingdom. Sam Riley takes the role of Diaval, a raven who changes into human form and is Maleficent’s right hand. Juno Temple, Imelda Staunton and Lesley Manville play the three pixie fairies in the tale.
‘Godzilla': New Look At The Iconic Monster From The Cover Of The ‘Godzilla: The Art of Destruction’ Book
This new look at the titular monster in ‘Godzilla’ has online via the cover of the ‘Godzilla: The Art of Destruction’ book by Mark Cotta Vaz. Featuring an introduction by director Gareth Edwards, the May 13th release is officially described as follows: Published to coincide with the release of Warner Bros. and Legendary’s Godzilla, directed by Gareth Edwards, this visually stunning book presents an extraordinary new vision for the beloved character through a dynamic selection of concept illustrations, sketches, storyboards, and other pre-production materials. Godzilla: The Art of Destruction is the definitive book on one of the most anticipated films of 2014. Featuring interviews with the director and key crew and cast members, the book tells the complete story of the making of Godzilla from concept to final frames. Comprehensive and enthralling, Godzilla: The Art of Destruction is a book that no fan will want to be without.
“Reinventing Arnold” Featurette For ‘Sabotage’ – Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard, Joe Manganiello…
Lionsgate has unleashed this new behind-the-scenes featurette for David Ayer’s action-thriller ’Sabotage,’ which opens on March 28th in the US and May 7th in the UK. In the film, Arnold Schwarzengger leads an elite DEA task force that takes on the world’s deadliest drug cartels. Specializing in complex mobile operations, the team executes a tactical raid on a cartel safe house. What looks to be a typical raid turns out to be an elaborate theft operation, pre-planned by the DEA squad. After hiding millions in stolen cash, the team believes their secret is safe – until someone begins assassinating them one by one.
The cast for ‘Sabotage’ includes Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard, Dawn Olivieri, Joe Manganiello, Malin Akerman, Olivia Williams, Mireille Enos, Josh Holloway and Harold Perrineau. Described as a testosterone-heavy riff on Agatha Christie’s ‘Ten Little Indians,’ ‘Sabotage’ is from an original screenplay by Skip Woods. David Ayer’s writing credits include 2001 hit film ‘Training Day,’ which earned an Academy Award for Denzel Washington, as well as scripts for ‘The Fast And The Furious,’ ‘S.W.A.T.’ and ‘U-571.’ He also wrote and directed ‘End of Watch,’ ‘Street Kings,’ ‘Harsh Times,’ and the upcoming ‘Fury.’
While we await the March 24th release of the film’s new trailer, 20th Century Fox has revealed this new Instagram teaser ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.’ The stacked ensemble cast for the hugely anticipated film includes Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Jennifer Lawrence, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Shawn Ashmore, Daniel Cudmore, Nicholas Hoult, Omar Sy, Booboo Stewart, Fan Bingbing, Adan Canto, Evan Peters, Josh Helman, Evan Joingket and Lucas Till. ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ acts as a sequel to both 2006′s ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’ and 2011′s ‘X-Men: First Class,’ as well as a follow-up to 2013′s ‘The Wolverine.’
Co-written, produced and directed by Bryan Singer, ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ is based on the 1981 Uncanny X-Men storyline “Days of Future Past” by Chris Claremont and John Byrne. The film is scheduled to hit both 2D and 3D theaters on May 23rd. The story is written by Simon Kinberg, Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman, with Kinberg writing the screenplay. Singer launched the’ X-Men’ movie franchise with the first two films, ‘X-Men’ and ‘X2,’ and has been a guiding influence in each subsequent X-Men film by producing.