Apple has unleashed this first trailer for ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier.’ Directing the film is the team of Anthony and Joe Russo (Welcome to Collinwood) from a screenplay written by the ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Marvel’s ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ returns Chris Evans as the iconic Super Hero character Steve Rogers/Captain America, along with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. In addition, film icon Robert Redford has joined the all-star cast as Agent Alexander Pierce, a senior leader within the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization. ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ is set for release on April 4th in the US and March 28th in the UK.
‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ sees Steve Rogers trying to embrace his role in the modern world as he teams up with Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, to battle a powerful yet shadowy enemy in present-day Washington, DC. Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1941, Marvel’s ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ features a top-notch supporting cast that includes Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/Falcon, Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlow and Georges St-Pierre as Georges Batroc. Rounding out the talented cast are Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter, Toby Jones as Arnim Zola, Emily VanCamp as Agent 13 and Maximiliano Hernández as Agent Jasper Sitwell.
Speaking to Yahoo for the UK release of ‘Turbo,’ Ryan Reynolds gave an update on 20th Century Fox’s long awaited ‘Deadpool’ movie. “[In] its current iteration the movie’s actually very small. There’s minimal impact to the studio, which is the way we’re kind of presenting it to them. We’re saying ‘Look, the budget is minimal. Therefore, can we do this the way it should be done?’ Which unfortunately needs a Rated R or it needs those elements.”
He continues, “The script is probably available online, it leaked. But it’s very meta, I mean the character knows he’s in a movie, he knows he’s in a comic book. He names studio executives in the script. So, it’s kind of a risky property. But, you know, we’ll see. It’s actually, within the last couple of weeks, taken a few very, very small tiptoes forward. “
Pantelion Films has set loose this new trailer for the Paul Walker-starring thriller, ‘Hours.’ The film, directed by Eric Heisserer, revolves around what happens after Hurricane Katrina hits the hospital where Walker’s child was just born in tragic circumstances. The hospital is evacuated and he is told to stay with his baby, who is on a ventilator, and they are soon cut off from the world by power outages and rising flood waters. Genesis Rodriguez, Judd Lormand and Nick Gomez also star. ‘Hours’ hits theaters on December 13th.
‘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.
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 Fandral, Christopher Eccleston will play the villainous Malekith The Accursed, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje will be playing Algrim and Kurse. Directed by Alan Taylor, ‘Thor: The Dark World’ is set for an October 30th release in the UK and a November 8th bow in the US.
Stepping into Loki’s shoes for the third time now, how is that relationship as an actor to your character? I can imagine your understanding of him and all his quirks deepens every time….?
Tom Hiddleston: Definitely. As an actor you sort of develop a relationship with a character that sort of exists for as long as you play them, and then you take off the costume and you walk away and that’s it. The amazing thing about Loki is that this is my third meeting with him (laughs). We’ve had a year between each film, but essentially my understanding of the character deepens every time. And I feel like the ‘Thor’ sequel and my third engagement with playing him is a chance as an actor to find new depth, new dimension, new iterations of his psychology, of his physicality and his capacity for feeling. God bless him, he’s a complicated cat (laughs), you know? He’s on one level this kind of off-the-rails psychopathic agent of chaos – who exists in the mythology as a kind of wrecking ball. But on a human level his psychology and his emotional landscape is very very interesting because he’s so intelligent and yet so broken. This film is a chance to find where his capacity for heroism and his Machiavellian menace meet.
Marvel’s Kevin Feige On What to Expect From ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ & Its 2015 Showdown With ‘Batman Vs Superman’
In a recent chat with Fandango, Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige opened up about what we can expect story-wise from Joss Whedon’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’ Apart from the fact that ’The Avengers’ sequel will involve the team of superheroes squaring off against a seemingly indestructible artificial intelligence (to be portrayed by the great James Spader), there’s not much we know about the hugely anticipated sequel. “It’s still early days, but I will say that like the first Avengers, [The Avengers: Age of Ultron] is the culmination of the films before it while at the same time being structured in a way that it could stand on its own,” Feige said. “That’s one of the big challenges with all our films. And the script that’s coming together for Age of Ultron is absolutely influenced by all the movies post-Avengers that lead up to it, but at the same time structurally it’ll be able to stand on its own. It’s exciting to see exactly how different the world of the Avengers is at the beginning of Avengers 2 than it was at the end of The Avengers, in large part because of the stories in between.”
Kevin Feige said that they’re already mapped out Marvel’s “phase three”, “Realistically, [we've planned] just into the beginnings of [phase] three, in terms of practicality. In terms of pipe dreams, we’ve talked about [phases] four and five, but that’s just sort of wishful thinking.” The Marvel Studios president of production was also asked about the 2015 team up of Batman and Superman in their first big-budgeted, live-action movie. Asked if Marvel is “feeling the pressure from its DC competition”, Feige replied, “Ya know, I think there’s something like seven weeks between them, which in moviegoing is really a lifetime. So I don’t think it’s really a showdown of any kind,” Feige said. When we pressed for his thoughts on ‘Batman vs. Superman,’ he replied, “I’m excited to see it.”
Fox Searchlight has unveiled this new behind-the-scenes featurette for Steve McQueen’s (Hunger, Shame) phenomenal ‘12 Years a Slave.’ Out now in the US on limited release (it goes nationwide on November 1st), the historical drama, featuring a script by McQueen and John Ridley, stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyong’o, Alfre Woodard, Paul Dano, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ruth Negga, Adepero Oduye, Paul Giamatti, Garret Dillahunt, Sarah Paulson, Scoot McNairy, Dwight Henry, Chris Chalk, Quvenzhané Wallis, and Michael Kenneth Williams. ’12 Years A Slave’ opens on January 24th in the UK.
Based on the 1853 autobiography of Solomon Northrup, ‘12 Years a Slave’ tells of Northrup’s tragic kidnapping in Washington DC in 1841 where, despite being born a free man, he was forced into slavery at a Louisiana cotton plantation. The official synopsis for ‘Twelve Years A Slave’ can be read below. Hans Zimmer is providing the score for the film.