Out and about on the promotional campaign for ‘The Call,’ Academy Award winner Halle Berry confirmed to Black Tree TV that she will be reprising her role of Ororo Munroe/Storm in Bryan Singers’ ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.’ “Yeah. I’m excited too. The fans really love Storm, and so I’m really happy that it’s worked out that way. No matter what my part will be or won’t be, to be a part of that is always a good thing. I love it.” Check out her comments below (from the 4.15 mark).
Rumor: Christian Bale To Return As Batman Alongside Henry Cavill’s Superman In Christopher Nolan & Zack Snyder-Produced ‘Justice League’
Please note: at this moment in time, pretty much anything related to ‘Justice League’ should be taken with a
sizable truck load of salt pinch of salt. Now with that said, with Christopher Nolan having completed his groundbreaking Batman trilogy with ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ and test screening reviews of ‘Man of Steel’ being nothing short of fantastic, Latino Review are reporting that Christopher Nolan and Zack Snyder will produce the superhero ensemble ‘Justice League,’ with Snyder possibly directing. If that wasn’t enough, they’re also saying that Christian Bale is being lined up to return as the Caped Crusader to star alongside Henry Cavill’s Superman. Check out the video blog from Latino Review below.
Warner Bros. Pictures was said to be eyeing a 2015 release for their ‘Justice League’ film, which could put it up against J.J. Abrams’ ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ and Marvel’s comparable superhero ensemble, ‘The Avengers 2,’ which has Joss Whedon returning to write and direct for a May 1st, 2015 release. Warner Bros took control of DC Comics in 2009, folding the comicbook company into the studio and re-launching it as DC Entertainment to better manage how its characters wind up on the big and small screens.
Daniel Devoy has put together top-notch poster for Quentin Tarantino’s revenge-tinged spaghetti western, ’Django Unchained.’ Last week the film took home two gongs at Sunday’s 85th Academy Awards, with Christoph Waltz winning Best Supporting Actor and Tarantino winning Best Original Screenplay. The film was up for five Academy Awards overall: Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor, Best Cinematography, and Best Sound Editing.
In ‘Django Unchained,’ Jamie Foxx plays the eponymous hero, a slave who is liberated and taught the tricks of the trade by a German bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz). Django’s real desire is to be reunited with his wife (Kerry Washington), who winds up in a variety of unsavory places and whose travails drive the plot. It leads to a confrontation in Candyland, a ranch owned by the notorious Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCapio).
The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Peter Jackson’s ’The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ has reached the colossal $1 billion plateau, making it only the 15th film in history to hit $1 billion in global ticket sales, not accounting for inflation. Propelled by China, the New Line and MGM epic crossed the milestone over the weekend. It’s the second Jackson film after ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King’ ($1.12 billion). As of today, ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ has grossed $301.1 million in North America and just shy of $700 million internationally. The film, the first in a trilogy, has grossed roughly $37.3 million in its first 10 days of play in China, the movie’s final major market. The top foreign markets for ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ are as follows: Germany ($90 million), followed by the UK ($84.3 million), France ($44.9 million), Australia ($44.3 million) and Russia ($43.8 million).
“We could not be more proud to have reached reached this amazing benchmark. Together with our partners at MGM and New Line, everyone at Warner Bros. congratulates Peter Jackson and his entire cast and crew on the extraordinary success of this film,” said Warners president of domestic distribution Dan Fellman. Added Warners president of international distribution Veronika Kwan Vandenberg: “From Berlin to Beijing, it is so gratifying to see how the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journsey has been such an event with audiences around the world. It’s an exciting bellwether as we move toward the release of the second film in the trilogy.”
While this poster is almost identical to the final US and UK theatrical posters for the film, Cine1 has unveiled this Marvel Latino final poster for ‘Iron Man 3.’ You can view the poster in hi-res here. ‘Iron Man 3,’ the latest installment of the film franchise that has grossed more than $1.2 billion at the global box office, will be released internationally starting April 26th and in North America on May 3th. The film pits the brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds (The Mandarin; Ben Kingsley). When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?
Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, ‘Iron Man 3′ returns Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man, Marvel’s The Avengers) as the iconic Super Hero character Tony Stark/Iron Man along with Gwyneth Paltrow (Iron Man, Iron Man 2) as Pepper Potts, Don Cheadle (Iron Man 2) as James “Rhodey” Rhodes and Jon Favreau (Iron Man, Iron Man 2) as Happy Hogan. Marvel’s ‘Iron Man 3′ marks the second feature to be fully owned, marketed and distributed by Disney, which acquired Marvel in 2009. The likes of Ben Kingsley, Rebecca Hall, James Badge Dale, Guy Pearce, Wang Xuequi, Fan Bingbing and William Sadler join the Marvel universe in this third Iron Man movie as The Mandarin, Maya Hansen, Eric Savin, Aldrich Killian, Dr. Wu and Sal Kennedy, respectively.
Although his role has yet to be disclosed, director Bryan Singer has took to his Twitter account to announce that the award winning French actor Omar Sy (The Intouchables) has joined the cast of ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.’ Singer tweeted the following: “Thrilled to welcome the brilliant
#OmarSy from the amazing film #TheIntouchables to the cast of #Xmen #DaysofFuturePast!” Personally I’d love to see Sy play Bishop, one of my favourite X-Men characters. Expect news regarding his role soon. Sy was recently said to be in talks to star alongside Bradley Cooper in Derek Cianfrance’s (Blue Valentine, The Place Beyond the Pines) ‘Chef.’
Last month director Bryan Singer announced that the ‘Game of Thrones’ star Peter Dinklage is the latest actor to join the ever-growing 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. With Singer merging past and present ‘X-Men’ actors for ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’ the director recently announced that Anna Paquin (Rogue), Ellen Page (Kitty Pryde), and Shawn Ashmore (Iceman) will be joining the film – which is ostensibly a sequel to ‘X-Men: First Class,’ but will prominently feature actors from the first ‘X-Men’ trilogy. That casting news follows the announcements that Hugh Jackman will be playing Wolverine again, and that 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 hilariously cameoed as Wolverine in ‘X-Men: First Class.’ Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult have also been confirmed to star.