James Spader Talks ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ & Playing The Titular Villain: “He Is Psychopathic. He’s Really Batsh*t Crazy”
The first trailer for ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ arrived online last week, providing us with our first proper look at the character of Ultron himself. With James Spader taking on the role, he recently opened up about the character to the good folks over at Total Film. “There’s a humerous aspect to him, which is something that drew me in from the very first conversation I had with Joss [Whedon],” Spader revealed. “In many ways he’s a child, this character, because he’s a brand new being who’s just come to be. And yet, through artificial intelligence, he has an incredible capacity for knowledge. So he’s a very powerful, smart child.”
Currently starring as a former government agent, turned criminal, in ‘The Blacklist,’ James Spader drew fundamental differences between the morally ambivalent Red and Ultron. “Ultron takes abrupt turns in scenes. Red isn’t pyschopathic but Ultron is. Yes, he is psychopathic. He’s really batshit crazy!”
Open Road Films has set loose this red band trailer for ‘Nightcrawler, the pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. ‘Nightcrawler’ follows Jake Gyllenhaal’s character, Louis Bloom, a young man who finds a home in the nocturnal world of freelance crime journalism in LA. Opening on October 31st in the US and November 14th in the UK, ‘Nightcrawler’ is directed by Dan Gilroy (previous writing credits include ‘Real Steel,’ ‘The Fall,’ ‘The Bourne Legacy’) in his directorial debut. Alongside Gyllenhaal, the likes of Rene Russo, Bill Paxton and Riz Ahmed also star.
4 New ‘Penguins Of Madagascar’ Featurettes – Starring Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, John Malkovich, Benedict Cumberbatch…
From DreamWorks Animation comes this batch of short behind-the-scenes featurettes for ‘Penguins of Madagascar,’ the animated spin-off from the ‘Madagascar’ series centered on the fan-favorite penguins. Set for a November 26th release in the US and December 5th bow in the UK, the film features the voices of Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Chris Knights, John Malkovich, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ken Jeong, Annett Mahendru and Peter Stormare. Simon J. Smith is directing from a script by Michael Colton and John Aboud.
Trailer Announcement Video & New Poster For The Newly Titled ‘Furious 7′ (Fast & Furious 7); Trailer Arrives Next Week
Along with the release of the above new poster, Universal Pictures has announced that the first trailer for the next installment in the ‘Fast & Furious’ will arrive in seven days. The official ‘Fast & Furious’ Facebook page had the following to say about the trailer launch for the newly titled ‘Furious 7′: Because of our fans, our saga has grown bigger and better with every chapter. In just 7 days, we will reveal the first trailer for our next installment – FURIOUS 7 – at The Road to Furious 7: Trailer Launch Event at Universal Studios in Los Angeles!
We want to share this moment with all of our fans around the world. For those of you not able to attend in person, you’ll be able to follow a live broadcast starting at noon Pacific on the Fast & Furious Facebook page and on E!. For those in the Los Angeles area, tickets will be available starting tomorrow, October 27th, on the official Fast & Furious social pages.
Artwork by Garnabiel Kraken.
Earlier this month, Warner Bros. Pictures officially announced that a standalone ‘Wonder Woman’ film will hit cinemas on June 23rd, 2017, a year after the character makes her debut in ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.’ From ‘Man of Steel’ director Zack Snyder, ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ stars Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent, Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince, 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. ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ opens on March 25th, 2016.
From 20th Century Fox comes these three new posters for Ridley Scott’s Biblical epic, ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings.’ Starring Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley, John Turturro and Indira Varma, ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ arrives in cinemas on December 12th in the US and December 26th in the UK.
The synopsis for ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ is as follows: From acclaimed director Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Prometheus) comes the epic adventure EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS, the story of one man’s daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses (Christian Bale) as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharoah Ramses (Joel Edgerton), setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.