Legendary Pictures has set loose this new banner poster for ‘Man of Steel.’ Check out the banner in hi-res here. 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.
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. The official synopsis and production notes for ‘Man of Steel’ can be read below.
WaterTower Music and Warner Bros. Pictures has revealed this above look at Hans Zimmer’s Limited Edition Deluxe ’Man Of Steel’ soundtrack. WaterTower Music will release two different versions of the soundtrack for Zack Snyder’s soon-to-be-released Superman reboot on June 11th in the US and on June 17th in the UK. Both version are available to pre-order now. The full track list, which might contain minor spoilers, can be viewed below. Check out the above image in hi-res here.
Hans Zimmer previously worked with DC Comics on Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy: ‘Batman Begins,’ ‘The Dark Knight’ and last summers ‘The Dark Knight Rises.’ Zimmer also worked with Nolan, who’s co-producing ‘Man of Steel,’ on ‘Inception,’ for which he received an Oscar nomination. To date the composer has been nominated for nine Oscars and previously won for Disney’s ‘The Lion King.’ ‘Man of Steel’ will mark the first Zack Snyder-directed film on which the helmer hasn’t worked with composer Tyler Bates, who scored ‘Dawn of the Dead,’ ’300,’ ‘Watchmen’ and ‘Sucker Punch.’
According to Heat Vision, Jason Bateman is in talks to voice-star in a new Walt Disney Animation feature project that will be helmed by ‘Tangled’ director Byron Howard. While details are few and far between, sources tell the outlet that the new project is an untitled animal comedy that does not yet have a release date. The next titles from Disney Animation are ‘Frozen,’ a nouveau princess tale that will be released this November, as well as an untitled secret film project slated for November 7th, 2014.
Jason Bateman is gearing up to shoot Warner Bros. Pictures’ adaptation of the Jonathan Tropper novel ‘This Is Where I Leave You’ and ‘Horrible Bosses 2.’ He recently starred in ‘Identity Thief’ and ‘Disconnect,’ and will next reprise his role as Michael Bluth for Netflix’s new ‘Arrested Development’ season. He has previously supplied big screen voice work for the English-language version of Luc Besson’s ‘Arthur and the Invisibles.’
Deadline are reporting that Al Pacino and Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment have parted company on ‘Despicable Me 2.’ Pacino was signed on to provide the voice of the film’s villain, Eduardo, in the follow-up to the 2010 hit. With just two months to go before the film’s June 28th release in the UK and July 3rd bow in US, the studio and Chris Meledandri’s Illumination are in the process of landing someone to take over. Pacino’s last-minute exit is said to have come down to creative differences.
Universal Pictures confirmed Pacino’s exit, and sent over the following statement: “Over the production of Despicable Me 2, there were creative differences between us and Al Pacino, who had been cast as the voice of Eduardo in the film. We have mutually decided with Al to replace the voice of Eduardo with a new actor. Universal and Illumination thank Al for his many contributions to the process and look forward to a new actor bringing this memorable character to the screen upon its release this summer.” UPDATE: Benjamin Bratt has stepped in to voice the villain Eduardo.
The Coen Brothers’ ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ Set For December – Starring Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman & Justin Timberlake
CBS Films send word that ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ will see a limited release December 6th and expand out December 20th – during the heart of awards season. Written and directed by Academy Award-winners Joel and Ethan Coen, the film stars Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund, F. Murray Abraham and Justin Timberlake. The Coen Brothers are producing the film with Scott Rudin, who formerly worked with the Coens on ‘No Country for Old Men’ and ‘True Grit.’ The script for the film is loosely based on the life of the influential folk musician and left-wing activist Dave van Ronk. It has been hinted that the film may draw from van Ronk’s posthumous memoir entitled ‘The Mayor of MacDougal Street.’
‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ follows an aspiring singer-songwriter (Isaac) as he navigates the 1960s folk-music scene in New York City’s Greenwich Village. Grammy-winner T Bone Burnett produced the film’s soundtrack which includes music performed by, among others, Oscar Isaac, Marcus Mumford and Justin Timberlake. Robert Graf served as executive producer, T Bone Burnett served as executive music producer and Marcus Mumford as associate music producer. Previous collaborations between the Coen Brothers and Rudin include the Academy Award-winning Best Picture of 2007 ‘No Country For Old Men’ and the multiple-Academy Award-nominated ‘True Grit.’
In a long line of news, behind-the-scenes images and teasers, director Bryan Singer has tweeted the above first image of Ellen Page on the set of ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ as Kitty Pryde, aka Shadowcat. Singer captioned this image with: “Hello, Kitty @
EllenPage #XMen #DaysofFuturePast.” ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’ the seventh installment in the ‘X-Men’ film series, commenced filming earlier this month in Montreal, Canada. It will be the first film in the ‘X-Men’ film series to be filmed in 3D.
Bryan Singer recently announced that ‘Game of Thrones’ star Peter Dinklage joined the cast of ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.’ Further reports bring word that the Emmy and Golden Globe Award winning actor will play the main antagonist in the film. With Singer merging past and present ‘X-Men’ actors for ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’ the director also announced that Anna Paquin (Rogue), Ellen Page (Kitty Pryde), Halle Berry (Storm), Daniel Cudmore (Colossus) and Shawn Ashmore (Iceman) will be joining the film – which is ostensibly a sequel to ‘X-Men: First Class,’ but will prominently feature actors from the first ‘X-Men’ trilogy.