Kinko-White has put together these two stellar ‘The Hobbit’ portraits centering on Lee Pace’s Thranduil and Orlando Bloom’s Legolas. Referred in the novel as “The Elvenking”, Thranduil is the ruler of the realm of the northern part of Mirkwood. He is also the father of Legolas. Expect to see more of Thranduil and Legolas in both ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ and ‘The Hobbit: There and Back Again.’
The second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece ‘The Hobbit,’ by J.R.R. Tolkien, ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ arrives in cinemas on December 13th while ’The Hobbit: There and Back Again’ concludes the trilogy on December 17th, 2014.
Comic-Con Interview With James McAvoy, Patrick Stewart & Ian McKellen For ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’
Acting as a sequel to both ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’ and ‘X-Men: First Class,’ ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ includes cast members from both: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Shawn Ashmore, Ellen Page, and Daniel Cudmore return from ‘X-Men: The Last Stand,’ while James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult and Lucas Till return from ‘X-Men: First Class.’ Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Booboo Stewart, Fan Bingbing, Adan Canto, Evan Peters and Josh Helman round out the film’s principal cast. Co-written, produced and directed by Bryan Singer, ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ is based on the 1981 Uncanny X-Men storyline “Days of Future Past” by Chris Claremont and John Byrne. The film is scheduled to be released in 2D and 3D theaters on May 23rd, 2014.
Patrick, how was it for you returning to Professor X after such a long time? Also, how was it working together and working on one character but at very different parts of his development and arc as a person?
Patrick Stewart: These things have a strange life because you start out and it could just be a movie and that’s it. Hello and goodbye. But then it develops its own life-force. The best part of this movie has been, for me, knowing that at an earlier time in my life I was James McAvoy (laughs). But I tried to ignore what James was doing because they’re at very different places. I really focused on the ground work I had done on the previous three X-Men films I was in.
With the latest edition of Empire set to hits shops and iPad on Thursday July 25th, the outlet has unveiled their two covers for the issue – showcasing a fresh look at Spider-Man’s new costume in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2.’ Set for release on May 2nd, 2014, ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ stars Andrew Garfield (Peter Parker/Spider-Man), Emma Stone (Gwen Stacy), Jamie Foxx (Max Dillon/Electro), Paul Giamatti (Aleksei Sytsevich/The Rhino), Dane DeHaan (Harry Osborne), Colm Feore, Chris Cooper (Norman Osborne), Felicity Jones, B.J. Novak, Sarah Gadon and Sally Field (May Parker).
In ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2,’ for Peter Parker life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen, high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro, emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn, returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past.
The following international R-rated prequel video has arrived online for ‘Snowpiercer,’ the highly anticipated post-apocalyptic drama by writer/director Bong Joon-ho (The Host, Mother) and producer Chan wook-Park (Oldboy, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance). The film is described as ”set in a future where, after a failed experiment to stop global warming, an Ice Age kills off all life on the planet except for the inhabitants of the Snow Piercer, a train that travels around the globe and is powered by a sacred perpetual-motion engine. A class system evolves on the train but a revolution brews.”
While there’s currently no release date set for ‘Snowpiercer,’ it is expected that The Weinstein Company will be releasing the film later this year. ’Snowpiercer’ stars Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Chris Evans, John Hurt, Ed Harris, John Hurt, Ko Asung, Alison Pill, Ewan Bremner, Octavia Spencer and Song Kang-ho – who previously starred in Bong Joon-ho’s equally fantastic ‘The Host’ and ‘Memories Of Murder.’ Marking Bong’s English language debut, ‘Snowpiercer’ is based on a French graphic novel titled ‘Le Transperceneige.’ All signs point towards this being a gem! Source: CBM.
Yahoo! has unveiled this first clip from the upcoming Alan Partridge movie, ‘Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa.’ Alan Partridge has had many ups and downs in his life. National television broadcaster. Responsible for killing a guest on live TV. Local radio broadcaster. A nervous breakdown in Dundee. His self-published book, ’Bouncing Back’, subsequently remaindered and pulped. ‘Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa’ portrays the events of the greatest low-to-high-ebb spectrum in his life to date – specifically how he tries to salvage his public career while negotiating a potentially violent turn of events at North Norfolk Digital Radio.
Written by Peter Baynham, Steve Coogan, Armando Iannucci, Neil and Rob Gibbons, Declan Lowney directs his second feature after ‘Wild About Harry,’ with his TV credits including many episodes of ‘Little Britain’ and ‘Father Ted.’ ‘Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa’ is set to be released in UK cinemas on August 7th. Felicity Montagu, Tim Key, Simon Greenall, Phil Cornwell, Nigel Lindsay, and Darren Boyd return alongside Coogan from the original series for the movie. Joining them will be Colm Meaney, Anna Maxwell Martin, Monica Dolan, Sean Pertwee, and Dustin Demri-Burns.
20th Century Fox has revealed this latest clip from ‘The Wolverine’ as part of a “HBO Advance Notice” piece that you can watch below. Alongside Hugh Jackman as the titular character, ‘The Wolverine’ stars Hiroyuki Sanada as Shingen, Hal Yamanouchi as Yashida, Tao Okamoto as Mariko, Brian Tee as Norubo Mori, Will Yun Lee as Kenuichio Harada/Silver Samurai, Rila Fukushima as Yukio, and Svetlana Khodchenkova as Viper. Scheduled for release on July 25th in the UK and July 26th in the US, ‘The Wolverine’ is directed by James Mangold (3:10 to Yuma, Walk the Line, Knight and Day), while the script is by ‘The Usual Suspects’ scribe Christopher McQuarrie and Mark Bomback.
‘The Wolverine’ takes inspiration from Chris Claremont and Frank Miller’s Marvel miniseries from the 1980s dealing with the character’s adventures in Japan. There, samurai steel clashes with adamantium claws as Logan confronts a mysterious figure from his past in an epic battle that will leave him forever changed. The official synopsis for ‘The Wolverine’ can be read below.