‘The Hobbit’: Fantastic Cartoon-Style Drawings Featuring Richard Armitage’s Thorin, Lee Pace’s Thranduil, Martin Freeman’s Bilbo & More
Otis Frampton has put together these stellar drawings for ‘The Hobbit,’ featuring a number of the key players in the series. The trilogy of films tell a continuous story set in Middle-earth 60 years before ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ which Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson and his team brought to the big screen in the blockbuster trilogy that culminated with the Oscar-winning ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.’
Ian McKellen has Tweeted the above image of himself as a 93-year-old iteration of author Arthur Conan Doyle’s legendary detective. From director Bill Condon, ‘Mr. Holmes’ is about a retired Sherlock Holmes and is based on Mitch Cullin’s novel ‘A Slight Trick of the Mind.’ The film is the second collaboration between Condon and McKellen, who previously worked together on ‘Gods and Monsters.’ Written and directed by Condon, ‘Gods and Monsters’ won the best screenplay at the Oscars and earned McKellen a best actor nomination.
Set in 1947, ‘Mr. Holmes’ follows an aging Sherlock Holmes (Ian McKellen) as he returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote seaside Sussex farmhouse, Holmes faces the end of his days with only the company of his housekeeper (Laura Linney) and her young son, Roger. Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon the boy as he revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement. Hattie Morahan also stars.
President Snow’s Panem Address – “Unity”: Second Teaser Video For ‘The Hunger Games Mockingjay – Part 1′
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Following the “Together As One” teaser video, Lionsgate has released this second teaser video for ‘The Hunger Games Mockingjay – Part 1,’ which stars the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Jeffrey Wright, Jena Malone, Sam Claflin, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Stef Dawson, Donald Sutherland and Willow Shields. ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1′ will hit theaters on November 21st, nearly a year to the date after the previous installment, ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,’ – and, about a year before ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2′ swoops into theaters on November 20th, 2015.
Marvel has unleashed this new ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ character featurette centering on Zoe Saldana’s Gamora. Alongside Saldana, the stellar cast for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ also includes Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Dave Bautista as Drax, Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon, Vin Diesel as Groot, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Djimon Hounsou as Korath, Benicio del Toro as The Collector, John C. Reilly as Rhomann Dey, Glenn Close as Nova Prime and if recent reports are true, Josh Brolin as Thanos. Ophelia Lovibond, Gregg Henry, Marama Corlett, Emmett J. Scanlan and Enzo Cilenti co-star. The film arrives in cinemas in the UK and Ireland on July 31st before opening in the US on August 1st.
20th Century Fox has set loose this brilliant “Koba Kills Commentary” video for ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ featuring Toby Kebbell. The Matt Reeves-directed flick is the sequel to the 2011 film ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes,’ which began Fox’s reboot of the original ‘Planet of the Apes’ series. Opening on July 11th in the US and July 17th in the UK, the cast for ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is as follows.
Humans: Jason Clarke as Malcolm, Gary Oldman as Dreyfus, Keri Russell as Ellie, Kodi Smit-McPhee as Malcolm’s son Alexander, Jocko Sims as Werner, Kirk Acevedo as Carver, Kevin Rankin as McVeigh, and Keir O’Donnell as Finney. Apes: Andy Serkis as Caesar, Toby Kebbell as Koba, Judy Greer as Cornelia, Terry Notary as Rocket, Karin Konoval as Maurice, Doc Shaw as Ash, and Nick Thurston as River, Caesar and Cornelia’s teenage son.
Brilliant ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice’ Fan-Made Wallpaper Featuring Henry Cavill’s Superman & Ben Affleck’s Batman
Utilizing the first ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ promo images of Henry Cavill’s Superman and Ben Affleck’s Batman, Krallbaki has put together this great wallpaper for the hugely anticipated film (click on the image for the full 2262×1022 version). From ‘Man of Steel’ helmer Zack Snyder, ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ also stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Scoot McNairy, Ray Fisher as Victor Stone/Cyborg, and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film. Expect more news about ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ and further DC movies this month in the run up to Comic-Con.