HBO has unveiled this latest trailer for the eagerly awaited fourth season of ‘Game of Thrones.’ Based on the hugely popular book series ‘A Song of Ice and Fire,’ by George R.R. Martin, the Emmy-winning fantasy series chronicles an epic struggle for power in a vast and violent fantasy kingdom. HBO will premiere season four of ‘Game of Thrones’ on Sunday, April 6th. I can’t wait!
Members of the ‘Game of Thrones’ ensemble cast include Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Kit Harington, Natalie Dormer, Iain Glen, Charles Dance, Maisie Williams, Liam Cunningham, Aidan Gillen, Stephen Dillane, Carice van Houten, Alfie Allen, Jack Gleeson, Nathalie Emmanuel, Michiel Huisman and Sophie Turner. Season four of ‘Game of Thrones’ will roughly cover the second half of Martin’s third book in his ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ book series, ‘A Storm of Swords.’
Marc Webb “Embraced the Spectacular” For ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′; Comments On Villain Overload Concerns
Considering that ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ features Electro (Jamie Foxx), The Rhino (Paul Giamatti), Norman Osborn (Chris Cooper), and Harry Osborn’s alter ego Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan), many fans have shared their concerns that there may be an overload of villains in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2.’ The trailers have also teased others – namely Vulture and Doctor Octopus, and it’s likely that the characters played by BJ Novak and Felicity Jones will be involved in some of the villainous shenanigans in the movie. With that in mind, THR caught up with ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ writer-director Marc Webb to talk about the concerns from some people about “villain overcrowding”.
“I’m going to embrace the spectacle. I’m not going to be beholden to smallness. I want it to be fantastic, to be big, to command and express that feeling when you’re a kid and reading the comics. … I didn’t want to hide or shy away from that.” He continues, “We’re obviously familiar with the complaints people had. We’re very careful to make sure the stories intertwine. For Peter Parker, it’s very important that you create obstacles that are difficult to overcome.” Webb added that Paul Giamatti’s character – a role he nabbed before the script had even been written, after Webb heard the actor saying he’d always wanted to play Rhino on Conan O’Brien’s talk show – is only “in the movie for four minutes.”
I dig the hell out of this. Daniel Thompson has put together this great piece imagining Lupita Nyong’o as X-Men’s Storm/Ororo Munroe. Last weekend, Lupita took home the “Best Supporting Actress” Oscar for her incredible performance as Patsey in Steve McQueen’s ’12 Years A Slave,’ and she’s undeniably been the darling of awards season with her grace, beauty, fashion sense, tremendous acceptance speeches and all around loveliness. While there’s been no word on what her next acting role will be, I can imagine her agent is staying pretty busy* (*manically busy!) considering the immense amount of love she’s received from fans and her peers alike.
It was recently reported that the lead quartet for 20th Century Fox’s upcoming reboot of ‘The Fantastic Four’ has been set, with Miles Teller cast as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch, Kate Mara as Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman, and Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm/The Thing. Linked to the role for what seems like almost a year now, Miles Teller talked with IGN about the eagerly awaited superhero flick while on the promotional campaign for ‘Divergent.’
On the topic of director Josh Trank and what appealed to him about joining the film, Miles Teller said, “Well, for me I didn’t grow up really as a comic book kid necessarily. Fantastic Four is my dad’s favorite superhero comic. And so for me I guess what attracted me originally was Josh Trank. I think Josh Trank is a very creative, inventive guy. You look at Chronicle, you look at what he did for that budget and just how he told the story was really well done. I want to chase directors at this point, and then the cast kind of came together — Michael B. (Jordan), Kate Mara, and Jamie Bell — I was very excited.”
Lionsgate Acquires The Bigfoot Horror ‘Exists’; From ‘The Blair Witch Project’ Director Eduardo Sánchez
After playing last night at SXSW to a sold-out midnight screening, Lionsgate have sent out a press release announcing that they’ve acquired North American distribution rights to the Bigfoot horror flick ‘Exists,’ which is from ‘The Blair Witch Project’ director Eduardo Sánchez. The brief synopsis for the film is as follows: “In Bigfoot’s bold return to the big screen, five friends on a camping weekend in the remote woods of East Texas struggle to survive against a legendary predator that is stronger, smarter, and more terrifying than anything they would have ever believed exists.” ‘Exists’ stars Chris Osborn, Dora Madison Burge, Roger Edwards, Samuel Davis, Denise Williamson and Brian Steele. You can check out the full press release from Lionsgate below.
Frédéric WALL has put together these great Batman and Superman pieces. The iconic characters will meet for the first time in a cinematic format in 2016 with the tentatively titled ‘Batman vs. Superman,’ which is set to commence shooting later this Spring. ‘Batman vs. Superman’ stars Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent, Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, and Diane Lane as Martha Kent. The new film is currently being written by Chris Terrio, from a screenplay by David S. Goyer. Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder are producing, with Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Wesley Coller, David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers. The film is set to open worldwide on May 6th, 2016.