With the release of the film on the horizon, Universal Pictures has unveiled 4 clips and 10 minutes of behind-the-scenes footage from ‘Kick-Ass 2.’ The superhero sequel is directed by Jeff Wadlow, with ‘Kick-Ass’ helmer Matthew Vaughn co-producing and co-writing the screenplay. An adaptation of the Mark Millar and John Romita Jr comic, ‘Kick-Ass 2′ is set for a August 16th release.
For ‘Kick-Ass 2,’ Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Chloë Grace Moretz are reprising their respective roles of Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl, while Christopher Mintz-Plasse will return as the villainous Red Mist. Newcomers to the sequel include Jim Carrey as The Colonel, Donald Faison as Dr. Gravity, Olga Kurkulina as Mother Russia, Robert Emms as Insect Man, Lindy Booth as Night Bitch, Daniel Kaluuya as Black Death, and John Leguizamo as Javier, a bodyguard who is assigned to protect Red Mist (though that name will soon become “The Motherf–er” in the sequel). Morris Chestnut replaces Omari Hardwick as Sergeant Marcus Williams. The official synopsis for ‘Kick-Ass 2 can be read below.
Talking to io9 at a recent 75th anniversary celebration for Superman, Henry Cavill spoke on the relationship between Clark Kent/Kal-El and Amy Adams’ Lois Lane moving forward. Seeing as ‘Man of Steel’ deviates from traditional Superman lore in that respect (Lois knowing that Clark is Superman from day one), Cavill was asked how this changes things between the characters in the sequel, “I think it’s essential” for Lois to know Clark’s secret, says Cavill. “Because if we’re trying to base it reality, there’s no way that Lois has these direct interactions with Superman, and then doesn’t recognize Clark sitting next to her in the office. If she falls in love with Superman, and she’s ignoring a guy who looks just like Superman, behaves just like him, and has the same kind of mannerisms and behavior, then what does that say about Lois? I like this relationship. She saves him just as much as he saves her.”
Carl Pearce has put together this top-notch piece centering on Michael Fassbender’s Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto. The upcoming film acts as a sequel to 2006′s ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’ and 2011′s ‘X-Men: First Class,’ featuring cast members from both. Earlier this year Bryan Singer announced that ‘Game of Thrones’ star Peter Dinklage joined the cast of ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.’ Further reports bring word that the Emmy and Golden Globe Award winning actor will play the main antagonist in the film, Bolivar Trask. With Bryan Singer merging past and present ‘X-Men’ actors for ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’ the director has announced that Anna Paquin (Rogue), Ellen Page (Kitty Pryde), Halle Berry (Storm), Daniel Cudmore (Colossus) and Shawn Ashmore (Iceman) will be joining the film.
Additionally, Hugh Jackman will be playing Wolverine again, and Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart are to reprise their roles as Magneto and Professor X, with Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy returning to play younger versions of the same characters in the film. Seeds of a tie-in between the trilogies were sown when Jackman cameoed as Wolverine in ‘X-Men: First Class.’ Jennifer Lawrence, Omar Sy, Fan Bingbing, Booboo Stewart, Adan Canto, Josh Helman, Evan Peters and Nicholas Hoult have also been confirmed to star.
Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy Talks ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’; Speaks On Character, CGI Balanced With Practical Effects…
Following the announcement that John Williams will be scoring ‘Star Wars: Episoder VII,’ the film’s Executive producer Kathleen Kennedy has given an update on the production of the film at Star Wars Celebration Europe (quotes via IGN). The new president of Lucasfilm revealed she’s currently dividing her time between Lucasfilm and Bad Robot, where she’s busy having extensive story meetings with director J.J. Abrams and the rest of the writing team, including ‘Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back’ scribe Lawrence Kasdan. And that emphasis on story and character came up repeatedly during yesterday panel, hosted by Warwick Davis. “The story and characters are all we’re talking about right now,” said Kennedy. “We have an amazing team at ILM, who can create fantastic effects, but if we don’t have a great story and characters, the effects mean nothing.”
Universal Pictures has unleashed this new batch of clips from Baltasar Kormakur‘s ’2 Guns.’ Based on the graphic novel of the same name, the film is lead by Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg as operatives from competing government bureaus who are disavowed and forced to go on the run together after a mission goes wrong. Set for August 2nd in the US and August 16th in the UK, ’2 Guns’ co-stars Paula Patton, James Marsden and Edward James Olmos.
Academy Award® winner Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg lead an all-star cast in 2 Guns, an explosive action film that tracks two operatives from competing bureaus who are forced on the run together. But there is a big problem with their unique alliance: Neither knows that the other is an undercover federal agent.
Tracking-Board are reporting that Christian Bale is in talks to play the lead role in Todd Haynes’ drama, ‘Act Of God.’ Written by Haynes and Jon Raymond, the film centers on a Kansas man who speaks out against local government after a devastating tornado, becoming a national figure in the process. If he takes the role, Bale would play Ron Madariaga, the scorned man at the center of the controversy. Christine Vachon will produce for Killer Films.
The Oscar-winner has several anticipated projects lined up, including a re-teaming with ‘The Fighter’ director David O. Russell in ‘American Hustle’ and roles in Scott Cooper’s revenge thriller ‘Out of the Furnace’ and Terrence Malick’s ‘Knight of Cups.’ Christian Bale previously worked with Todd Haynes on ‘Velvet Goldmine’ and ‘I’m Not There.’ Haynes is currently on pre-production on ‘Carol,’ which stars Mia Wasikowska and Cate Blanchett.