A source has told EW that the twin characters Wanda and Pietro Maximoff (aka Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver) will be joining ‘The Avengers 2′, which writer-director Joss Whedon hinted at recently when he said he was writing a brother-sister duo into the movie. Kevin Feige maintains a poker face on that scoop, saying to EW: “I’m not confirming or denying. The draft could change six months from now.” Concerning which studio owns the mutant duo’s rights, Marvel president Feige said last year, “It’s a little complicated; If [Fox] wants to use them in an X-Men movie they could, if we want to use them in an Avengers movie we could.”
Joss Whedon’s full comment regarding Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver joining ‘The Avengers 2′ is as follows, “This is the part where it’s all still fun. It’s an evolution, and that goes on all through shooting and it never stops. I’ve done enough shows and movies to be comfortable with that. You do come to a point where we all agree …‘Oh, I’ve got these two characters, two of my favorite characters from the comic books; a brother/sister act. They’re in the movie, that’s exciting.”
20th Century Fox has debuted, via Yahoo! Movies, this new clip from their CG action-adventure comedy ‘Epic.’ Boasting an all-star voice cast of Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Amanda Seyfried, Christoph Waltz, Pitbull, Jason Sudeikis, Steven Tyler, Aziz Ansari, Blake Anderson, Judah Friedlander and Beyoncé Knowles, ‘Epic’ arrives in cinemas on May 22nd in the UK and on May 24th in the US. The story tells of a hidden land deep in the forest where the battle between the forces of good and evil continues under our very noses. Beyoncé Knowles plays Queen Tara, the Mother Nature-like queen of the forest. Chris Wedge (Ice Age) directs.
EPIC is a 3D CG action-adventure comedy that reveals a hidden world unlike any other. From the creators of ICE AGE and RIO, EPIC tells the story of an ongoing battle deep in the forest between the forces of good who keep the natural world alive and the forces of evil who wish to destroy it. When a teen age girl finds herself magically transported into this secret universe, she must band together with a rag-tag team of fun and whimsical characters in order to save their world… and ours.
Variety are reporting that the long-delayed ‘Pride, Prejudice and Zombies’ has been resurrected with Burr Steers on board to direct and with Lily Collins in negotiations to star in the adaptation of Seth Grahame Smith’s mash-up of the literary classic. The book follows the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England who are faced with a new challenge – an army of undead zombies. Collins would play the Elizabeth Bennet character. Natalie Portman and Annette Savitch of Handsomecharlie films and Allison Shearmur of Allison Shearmur Productions are producing.
The project has been in development for some time, with David O. Russell eyed to direct, Natalie Portman starring and Lionsgate distributing. But reportedly the script took too long to develop the proper tone, leading to Russell and Portman exiting because of scheduling conflicts. After those two left, the project went through a revolving door of directors including David O. Russell, Mike White, Craig Gillespie, while actresses such as Scarlett Johansson, Mia Wasikowska and Anne Hathaway were all linked to star. Expect more news about ‘Pride, Prejudice and Zombies’ soon.
The Hollywood Reporter bring word that ‘Game of Thrones’ star Emilia Clarke will headline ‘The Garden of Last Days,’ James Franco’s latest directorial effort. Adapted from the 2008 novel by Andre Dubus III (House of Sand and Fog), ‘The Garden of Last Days’ explores family and sexual values over the course of a night set in a Florida strip club. In one of three interwoven stories, Clarke will play a stripper named April who brings her 3-year-old daughter to work. A July start is being eyed for the low-budget movie. Clarke plays Daenerys Targaryen, the awesome dragon-commanding princess trying to reclaim her family’s throne, in HBO’s hit fantasy epic ‘Game of Thrones.’ The synopsis for ‘The Garden of Last Days’ novel is as follows.
One early September night in Florida, a stripper brings her daughter to work. April’s usual babysitter, Jean, has had a panic attack that has landed her in the hospital. April doesn’t really know anyone else, so she decides it’s best to have her three-year-old daughter close by, watching children’s videos in the office while she works.
Providing us with a couple of fresh snippets of footage from the hugely anticipated film, Warner Bros. Pictures has unleashed this second TV spot for Zack Snyder’s ‘Man of Steel.’ Alongside Henry Cavill in the dual role of Superman/Clark Kent, the key cast for ‘Man of Steel’ includes Oscar nominee Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Oscar nominee Michael Shannon as General Zod, Academy Award winner Kevin Costner as Superman/Clarke’s adoptive father Jonathan Kent, Oscar nominee Diane Lane as Superman/Clarke’s adoptive mother Martha Kent, Oscar nominee Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Antje Traue as Faora, Ayelet Zurer as Superman’s Kryptonian mother Lara Lor-Van, Christopher Meloni as Colonel Hardy, Harry Lennix as General Swanwick, Michael Kelly as Steve Lombard, Richard Shiff as Dr. Emil Hamilton, and Academy Award winner Russell Crowe as Jor-El; Superman’s Kryptonian father.
Arriving in cinemas on June 14th, ‘Man of Steel’ is from director Zack Snyder and producers Charles Roven, Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas and Deborah Snyder. The screenplay was written by David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight trilogy) from a story by Goyer and Nolan, based upon Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. The official synopsis and production notes for ‘Man of Steel’ can be read below the second TV spot.
Logan Lerman is said to be in talks to join the cast of David Ayer’s upcoming military action thriller ‘Fury,’ Deadline reports. Lerman would play Norman Ellison, a military typist serving under Brad Pitt’s Sergeant Wardaddy and alongside Shia LaBoeuf’s character. Principal photography is set to begin on the film in September, with a November 14th, 2014 release date being eyed. Lerman was most reasentkly seen in ‘The Perks Of Being A Wallflower.’ He’ll next be seen reprising his signature role in the sequel ‘Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters’ and in Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Noah.’
‘Fury’ is set at the very end of World War II, in April 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theater, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.