Walt Disney Pictures has debuted this latest trailer for their upcoming animated film, ‘Planes.’ ‘Planes’ follows Dusty, a small town dreamer who longs to enter the most epic around-the-world air race… despite his fear of heights. ‘Planes’ arrives in cinemas on August 9th in the US and August 16th in the UK. The characters in ‘Planes’ include Dusty, a crop-duster voiced by Dane Cook, Bravo and Echo, two Top Gun-style fighter jets appropriately voiced by Anthony Edwards and Val Kilmer, Skipper (Stacy Keach), Leadbottom (Cedric the Entertainer), Dottie (Teri Hatcher), Chug (Brad Garrett), Ripslinger (Roger Craig Smith), Ned and Zed (Gabriel Iglesias), El Chupacabra (Carlos Alazraqui), Rochelle (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), Bulldog (John Cleese), Ishani (Priyanka Chopra), Roper (Sinbad) and sports-announcing blimp Colin Cowling (ESPN sports pundit Colin Cowherd).
From above the world of “Cars” comes “Disney’s Planes,” an action-packed 3D animated comedy adventure featuring Dusty (voice of Dane Cook), a plane with dreams of competing as a high-flying air racer. But Dusty’s not exactly built for racing—and he happens to be afraid of heights. So he turns to a seasoned naval aviator who helps Dusty qualify to take on the defending champ of the race circuit. Dusty’s courage is put to the ultimate test as he aims to reach heights he never dreamed possible, giving a spellbound world the inspiration to soar.
With the release of ‘Man of Steel’ rapidly approaching, Warner Bros Pictures has set loose three more TV spots for Zack Snyder’s hugely anticipated Superman reboot. Alongside Henry Cavill in the dual role of Superman/Clark Kent, the key cast for ‘Man of Steel’ includes Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Shannon as General Zod, Kevin Costner as Superman/Clarke’s adoptive father Jonathan Kent, Diane Lane as Superman/Clarke’s adoptive mother Martha Kent, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Antje Traue as Faora, Ayelet Zurer as Superman’s Kryptonian mother Lara Lor-Van, Christopher Meloni as Colonel Hardy, Harry Lennix as General Swanwick, Michael Kelly as Steve Lombard, Richard Shiff as Dr. Emil Hamilton, and Russell Crowe as Jor-El; Superman’s Kryptonian father.
In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Henry Cavill) is a young twentysomething journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond anyone’s imagination. Transported to Earth years ago from Krypton, an advanced alien planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question – Why am I here? Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Diane Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Kevin Costner), Clark soon discovers that having super abilities means making very difficult decisions. But when the world needs stability the most, it comes under attack. Will his abilities be used to maintain peace or ultimately used to divide and conquer? Clark must become the hero known as “Superman,” not only to shine as the world’s last beacon of hope but to protect the ones he loves.
Sherlock Holmes Cartoon Featuring Robert Downey Jr, Benedict Cumberbatch & Jonny Lee Miller: “The Endless Game”
Perishing-twinkie has drawn this excellent cartoon of the three current incarnations of Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic character Sherlock Holmes - Robert Downey Jr, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller - engaged in a lengthy game of poker. Who will win?
While Joss Whedon has been talking about two new possible superhero additions for ‘The Avengers 2,’ namely the brother-sister duo Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver (who 20th Century Fox has snuck into ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’), in a recent chinwag with Empire, the writer-director spoke about the villain in the film – long rumored to be Thanos. “I’m very excited about the villain, and have a lot to say about him. But if you watch my shows, the one thing I’ve never been very good at is guest stars, because I’ve always been interested in the ensemble. With The Avengers, I’m still most fascinated by them.”
Joss Whedon continued, “The other thing is, you don’t try to top it. I know I will never make a moment as pleasing in a film as Hulk and Loki. You can’t chase that dragon. If you try to do exactly the same thing, the chances you’re going to do it better are very slim, and the only reason for me to devote three years to making another Avengers movie is the hope of making a better one.”
20th Century Fox has unveiled five new stills from ‘The Wolverine.’ Alongside Hugh Jackman as the titular character, ‘The Wolverine’ stars Hiroyuki Sanada as Shingen, Hal Yamanouchi as Yashida, Tao Okamoto as Mariko, Brian Tee as Norubo Mori, Will Yun Lee as Kenuichio Harada/Silver Samurai, Rila Fukushima as Yukio, and Svetlana Khodchenkova as Viper. Scheduled for release on July 26th, ‘The Wolverine’ is directed by James Mangold (3:10 to Yuma, Walk the Line, Knight and Day), while the script is by ‘The Usual Suspects’ scribe Christopher McQuarrie and Mark Bomback.
Describing ‘The Wolverine’ as a “Japanese noir picture with tentpole action in it”, James Mangold recently said the film is set after the previous X-Men movies. ‘The Wolverine’ takes inspiration from Chris Claremont and Frank Miller’s Marvel miniseries from the 1980s dealing with the character’s adventures in Japan. There, samurai steel clashes with adamantium claws as Logan confronts a mysterious figure from his past in an epic battle that will leave him forever changed. The official synopsis for ‘The Wolverine’ can be read below.
Universal Pictures has set loose this latest banner poster for ‘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 July 19th release in the UK and a August 16th release in the US. You can check out the banner in higher resolution here.
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 Doctor 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.