Rocketman 28 has put together this top-notch fan-made poster for Zack Snyder’s highly anticipated Superman film, ‘Man of Steel.’ Besides Henry Cavill in the dual role of Superman/Clark Kent, ‘Man of Steel’ stars three-time 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, Harry Lennix, Michael Kelly, Richard Shiff, and Academy Award winner Russell Crowe as Jor-El; Superman’s Kryptonian father.
‘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 from a story by Goyer and Nolan, based upon Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. The synopsis and production notes for ‘Man of Steel’ can be read below the other posters. If you missed the latest – thoroughly fantastic – trailer for the film, you can view it here.
Speaking to IGN for ‘Jack the Giant Slayer,’ director Bryan Singer teased the return of both Cyclops and Jean Grey for ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.’ IGN asked, “As a fan of this world too, though, do you want to see Scott and Jean return? Because it’s what everyone is thinking. That we want to see them return, you know?” To which Singer replied, “Who wouldn’t? Who wouldn’t? [Laughing] That’s all I can say.” James Marsden and Famke Janssen played Cyclops and Jean Grey, respectively, in Singer’s ‘X-Men’ and ‘X2′ before both characters were killed off in Brett Ratner’s third X-Men film, ‘X-Men: The Last Stand.’ Considering the time-travel plotline of ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’ both characters have the potential to return to the franchise. Expect more news regarding Cyclops and Jean Grey’s inclusion in the film shortly!
Late last week 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.
Always one to keep people up to date with his latest projects, Vin Diesel has took to his hugely popular Facebook account (39+ million likes) to unveiled another new image of himself as the eponymous anti-hero in the sci-fi thriller ’Riddick.’ The film, written and directed by David Twohy (The Chronicles of Riddick, A Perfect Getaway), also stars Katee Sackoff, Jordi Molla, Karl Urban, Matt Nable, Bokeem Woodbine, Conrad Pla, Raoul Trujillo, Dave Bautista, Keri Hilson and Nolan Funk. Universal Pictures has set a September 6th release for ‘Riddick.’ You can view the image in hi-res here.
The latest chapter of the groundbreaking saga that began with 2000′s hit sci-fi film Pitch Black and 2004′s The Chronicles of Riddick reunites writer/director David Twohy (A Perfect Getaway, The Fugitive) and star Vin Diesel (the Fast and Furious franchise, xXx). Diesel reprises his role as the antihero Riddick, a dangerous, escaped convict wanted by every bounty hunter in the known galaxy. The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he’s encountered. The only way off is for Riddick to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty. More >
Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss & Josh Hutcherson’s Peeta Feature In New “Victory Tour” Posters For ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’
HitFix and the film’s official Facebook page has debuted two new ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ posters celebrating the victory tour of Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson). The film sees Lawrence, Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth reprising their roles of Katniss, Peeta and Gale, with Lenny Kravitz, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones and Woody Harrelson also returning to their respective roles. The likes of Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Jena Malone, Lynn Cohen, Stephanie Leigh Schlund, Maria Howell, E. Roger Mitchell, Alan Ritchson, Bruno Gunn, Meta Golding, Sam Claflin and Amanda Plummer join the “Hunger Games” film series for this sequel.
The story for ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a “Victor’s Tour” of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) – a competition that could change Panem forever.
Twentieth Century Fox has announced the full voice cast for their upcoming ‘Rio 2,’ which is pencilled in for a April 11th, 2014 release. Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Jemaine Clement, will.i.am, Tracy Morgan, George Lopez, Leslie Mann, Rodrigo Santoro, Brazilian singer Bebel Gilberto, Jake T. Austin and Jamie Foxx are all returning with new cast members set to include Andy Garcia, Bruno Mars, Kristin Chenoweth, Rita Moreno, Amandla Stenberg, Rachel Crow, Pierce Gagnon and Natalie Morales. Carlos Saldanha, who was inspired to create ‘Rio’ based upon his experiences growing up in that city, is back as director, as are producers John C. Donkin and Bruce Anderson.
In ‘Rio 2,’ we find Blu, Jewel and their three kids living the perfect domesticated life in that magical city. When Jewel decides the kids need to learn to live like real birds, she insists the family venture into the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in with his new neighbors, he worries he may lose Jewel and the kids to the call of the wild. Brazilian music legend and ‘Rio’ executive music producer Sergio Mendes also returns along with composer John Powell. ‘Rio 2′ will feature new Brazilian artists and original music by Janelle Monáe and The Wondaland Arts Society, who also voices a role in the film.
The Weinstein Company (TWC) and Anant Singh send word that TWC has acquired the North American, Australian and New Zealand distribution rights to the film of Nelson Mandela’s life based on his autobiography ‘Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom.’ The film is directed by Justin Chadwick (The First Grader, The Other Boleyn Girl) and produced by Anant Singh. The drama will star Idris Elba and Naomie Harris.
Singh began communicating with Mandela about making a film based on his life while he was still in prison and acquired the film rights to Mandela’s book at the time of its publication in 1996 and development on the film began immediately when Academy Award Nominee, writer William Nicholson (Les Miserables, Gladiator, Shadowlands) signed on. The completion of ‘Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom’ sees the culmination of Singh’s most ambitious project to date.