Fan Art Exhibit has created this great fan poster for the hugely anticipated ‘Man of Steel’ follow-up/Superman vs Batman movie. ‘Man of Steel’ director Zack Snyder recently announced that he’s bringing together the two most iconic Super Heroes of all time – Batman and Superman – for the first time on the big screen. The Comic-Con announcement saw Snyder asking Harry Lennix (General Swanwick in ‘Man Of Steel’) to read an excerpt from Frank Miller’s graphic novel ‘The Dark Knight Returns’ before an image of the Superman logo, backed by the Batman symbol, flashed on the big screen. ‘Man of Steel’ has taken in more than $630 million at the worldwide box office to date, and climbing. Along with its star, Henry Cavill, the upcoming film brings back the likes of Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane. The new Batman has yet to be cast. Snyder is co-writing the story with David S. Goyer, who will then pen the screenplay. Production is expected to begin in 2014, with an anticipated release date in Summer 2015.
Halle Berry Talks ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’: “There’s Something Very Revealing & Shocking About Storm In This Movie…”
In a recent chat with Total Film, Halle Berry shed some rather interesting light on her role as Ororo Munroe/Storm in ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.’ When asked how different is the experience of Bryan Singer’s “inbetweenquel” and Brett Ratner’s ‘X-Men: The Last Stand,’ the Oscar-winning actress says (quotes via CBM), “They’re like apples and oranges, they could not be more different. That’s for sure. The way they work is different. What you feel is different… Not that one is better or worse – they’re just very different. I was so happy to work with Bryan [Singer] again and I think it was nice for everyone to get back together. I wasn’t in as much as I was meant to be though,” Halle adds, referring to her pregnancy. “That kind of coloured what my involvement could be, which was why I was one of the first ones in and the first ones out,” she says. “My ever-growing belly was posing a constant challenge! What I could do was getting more limited so the role that I play is so different from what it could have been, due to my surprise pregnancy. But there’s something very revealing and shocking about Storm in this movie that I thought was needed. There are some things you find out about her that I think give you much more insight into who she is.”
Additionally, Halle Berry says ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ feels much bigger than the previous installments. “I think it’s big because there are so many X-Men in the movie. There’s the young X-Men and there’s the X-Men that started it all off. Just so many X-Men! You’re gonna get to see some more than other, but they’re all there. I think that adds to the bigness of it. The concept of the movie is pretty big too. The urgency is more important this time round. The threat is greater too.”
Boss Logic has drawn this great “Iron Jaws” piece inspired by Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man and Sharknado. Boss Logic’s description for the artwork is as follows: “So with the #IronMash series that i have been doing, i decided mashing him with other characters is great and all but after watching Sharknado, i had to do this. #BosslogicInc LIKE this page for more random art Facebook.com/LogicStateOfMind.”
With the release of ‘Elysium’ fast approaching, TriStar Pictures has unveiled this “critics” TV spot and “Agent Kruger” (Sharlto Copley) featurette for Neill Blomkamp’s sci-fi thriller. As a huge fan of Blomkamp’s ‘District 9’ – that film had style and substance in abundance – ‘Elysium’ is without a doubt one of my most anticipated of 2013. Further adding to my excitement is the top-notch cast the filmmaker assembled for the film in Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Wagner Moura, Sharlto Copley, Jose Pablo Cantillo, William Fichtner, Alice Braga, and Diego Luna. ‘Elysium’ arrives on August 9th in the US and September 20th in the UK.
In the year 2159 two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster), a hard line government official will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That doesn’t stop the people of Earth from trying to get in, by any means they can. When unlucky Max (Matt Damon) is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that if successful will not only save his life, but could bring equality to these polarized worlds.
Forest Whitaker’s Eugene Allen & James Marsden’s John F. Kennedy Highlighted In New ‘The Butler’ Clip
The Weinstein Company has released, via Yahoo! Movies, this new “freedom rider” clip from Lee Daniels’ (Precious) upcoming historical drama, ‘The Butler.’ Danny Strong wrote the script with Daniels based on Wil Haygood’s Washington Post article about Allen, ”A Butler Well Served by This Election.” Eugene Allen started at the White House as a “pantry man” in 1952, when blacks weren’t allowed to use public restrooms in his native Virginia. He ended up serving eight presidents and had a unique front-row seat as political and racial history was made, from the Vietnam War and the civil rights movement to the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, John F. Kennedy and Robert Kennedy. Allen is portrayed in the film by Forest Whitaker.
Forest Whitaker is joined in ‘The Butler’ by the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Alex Pettyfer, David Oyelowo, Liam Neeson, John Cusack, Alan Rickman, Jane Fonda, Robin Williams, James Marsden, Aml Ameen, Nelsan Ellis, Yaya DaCosta, Terrance Howard, Vanessa Redgrave, Minka Kelly, Lenny Kravitz and Liev Schreiber. The music for ‘The Butler’ is being composed by Quincy Jones. The film arrives in cinemas on August 16th. UPDATE: three more clips added.
Narrator366 has put together this great ‘The Hobbit’ artwork focusing on Richard Armitage’s Thorin Oakenshield. The studio describes the character as follows, “As a young Dwarf Prince, Thorin witnessed the destruction and terror wrought when a great fire-breathing dragon attacked the Dwarf Kingdom of the Lonely Mountain. When no one came to the aid of the surviving Dwarves, a once proud and noble race was forced into exile. Now, as the strong, fearless fighter and respected leader of The Company of Dwarves, Thorin is determined to reclaim his homeland and destroy the beast that brought such misery upon his people.”
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.