Following the casting of Dane DeHaan (Harry Osborne), Shailene Woodley (Mary Jane Watson) and Jamie Foxx (Electro), THR bring word that Paul Giamatti is in talks to join ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ to play the villain known as The Rhino, while Felicity Jones is also negotiating for an unspecified role. The Rhino first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #41 in 1966 as a thug from a Soviet Block country who wore a superhuman suit that made him invulnerable while giving him super-strength and super-speed. It also had a deadly horn on top. In more recent comics, he became a sympathetic figure who found himself allying with Spider-Man.
The new chapter in the Spider-Man saga is set for release on May 2nd, 2014, with production beginning in early 2013. The screenplay for ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ is by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Jeff Pinkner based on a previous draft by James Vanderbilt. Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone are returning to their roles of Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Gwen Stacy, respectively.
Walt Disney Pictures has unveiled this sneak peak for their ‘Oz The Great and Powerful’ Superbowl TV spot. Alongside James Franco as the titular Oz, Sam Raimi’s fantastical Wizard Of Oz spin-off stars Rachel Weisz as Evanora, a powerful, evil witch who intends to rule the land, Michelle Williams in the role of Glinda, and Mila Kunis as Theadora. Zach Braff and Joey King also star. The story follows Oz (Franco), a young illusionist with a grandiose attitude who is forced to flee a travelling circus. His hot air balloon is swept up by a tornado to the magical land of Oz. ‘Oz The Great and Powerful’ is pencilled in for a March 8th release – fingers crossed it’s a good’n! Check out the full production notes and official synopsis for ‘Oz The Great and Powerful’ below. Look out for the full TV spot during the big game on February 3rd.
“Oz The Great and Powerful” imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved character, the Wizard of Oz. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot—fame and fortune are his for the taking—that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity—and even a bit of wizardry—Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well.
“Look down. Look down. Don’t look ‘em in the eye!” Sheridan-J has put together this stunning digital portrait for Tom Hooper’s (The King’s Speech) feature adaptation of ‘Les Misérables,’ centering on Hugh Jackman’s Prisoner 24601/Jean Valjean. I strongly recommend giving Sheridan’s deviantART a peep, there’s a whole host of incredible portraits on there to feast your eyes on – including further ‘Les Misérables’ pieces spotlighting Hugh Jackman’s Jean Valjean and Russell Crowe’s Inspector Javert.
Earlier this month, ‘Les Misérables’ won three Golden Globes, including “best motion picture (musical or comedy)”, ”best actor in a comedy or musical award” for Hugh Jackman’s portrayal of Jean Valjean, and “best supporting actress” for Anne Hathaway’s Fantine performance. ’Les Misérables’ has also picked up eight Oscar nominations and nine BAFTA nods.
Following the release of Empire Magazine’s March issue ‘Man of Steel’ covers, three scans have landed online (via CBM) from the upcoming issue featuring Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s Kick-Ass, Jim Carrey’s Colonel Stars and Stripes, and Chloe Mortez’s Hit-Girl for ‘Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall.’ Additionally, two scans have also arrived online from the issue’s ‘The Wolverine’ article, spotlighting Hugh Jackman’s Logan/Wolverine. While, finally, a scan of Chris Hemsworth alongside director Alan Taylor has also emerged from the mag. The latest issue of Empire hits newsstands this Thursday. You can also get hold of it on your iPad here and in the US here. Empire is always a must buy for me!
Besides Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Jim Carrey and Chloe Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse will return to the ‘Kick-Ass’ sequel as the villainous Red Mist. Newcomers to the sequel also include Olga Kurkulina as Mother Russia, Robert Emms as Insect Man, Lindy Boothas Night Bitch, and John Leguizamo as Javier, a bodyguard who is assigned to protect Red Mist (though that name will soon become “The Motherf*cker” in the sequel). Morris Chestnut replaces Omari Hardwick as Sergeant Marcus Williams. ’Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall’ 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, the film is aiming for a June 28th release. The official synopsis for ’Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall’ is as follows.
“Do You Feel Safe” Poster For Danny Boyle’s ‘Trance’ – Starring James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson & Vincent Cassel
Closely following the James McAvoy and Rosario Dawson posters, Orange has set loose this new poster for ‘Trance’ centering on Vincent Cassel’s character. Academy Award winning director Danny Boyle returns to the big screen with this psychological heist-thriller about a fine art auctioneer, mixed up with a criminal gang, who join forces with a hypnotherapist to recover a lost painting. ’Trance’ stars James McAvoy (Atonement, X-Men First Class), Vincent Cassel (Black Swan, Mesrine) and Rosario Dawson (Seven Pounds, Sin City). The film is set for a March 27th release in the UK and Ireland. Expect an announcement for the film’s release in other territories shortly.
Fine art auctioneer Simon (McAvoy), in league with a gang led by underworld boss Franck (Cassel), plots the audacious theft of a masterpiece by Goya from a major public auction. When Simon double-crosses the gang during the robbery, Franck retaliates violently and knocks him unconscious.
With the March issue of Empire Magazine hitting newsstands this week, the good people over at Empire have revealed their two covers for the issue – showcasing a fresh look at Henry Cavill’s Superman. Alongside a full cover story on Zack Snyder’s ‘Man of Steel,’ the issue looks ahead at the likes of ’Iron Man 3,’ ‘The Wolverine,’ ‘Thor: The Dark World,’ ‘Kick-Ass 2,’ ‘The Lone Ranger,’ ‘The World’s End,’ ‘This Is The End,’ ‘Pain & Gain’ and ‘Oz: The Great & Powerful.’ The March issue of Empire will be on newsstands this Thursday. You can also get hold of it on your iPad here and in the US.
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.