AliceXZ, one of my artists online, has put together these awesome digital art portraits of Tom Hiddleston’s Loki, titled “A Once and Future King”, “Loki, Prince of Asgard” and “Descension”. Head on over to Alice’s Tumblr and Society 6 Shop to view more of her work, including pieces on ‘Skyfall,’ ‘Les Miserables,’ Tom Hardy’s Bane from ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ ‘Tomb Raider,’ Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock, ‘Community,’ ‘Dr. Who’ and Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss, among others.
Tom Hiddleston’s God of Mischief will next be seen on the big screen in Marvel’s ‘Thor: The Dark World.’ On where he wishes to take Loki in ‘Thor: The Dark World,’ Hiddleston has said, “I’d like to take Loki to his absolute rock bottom. I’d like to see him yield, essentially, to his darkest instincts. Then, having hit rock bottom, maybe come back up. I think the fascination for me about playing Loki is that, in the history of the mythology and the comic books and the Scandinavian myths, is he’s constantly dancing on this fault line of the dark side and redemption.”
Deadline bring word that Tim Burton will direct Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams in ‘Big Eyes.’ Waltz, who’s coming off another Oscar turn in Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained,’ and Adams, nominated for Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘The Master,’ will play Margaret and Walter Keane, whose paintings of large eyed children became one of the first mass marketed art sensations in the 50s and 60s.
While Walter was the marketing genius, he also took the bows for doing the brush work. He was a full fledged celebrity, a regular on the TV talk show circuit. His shy wife was the actual artist in the family. When they split and she tried to get her due, he painted her as being eccentric, and they ended up in court. There, a judge finally provided them with two easels and ordered them to prove it. Walter’s art reputation went down on the canvas when he begged off because of what he said was pain in his arm. She whipped up one of her trademark big-eyed works.
Illustrated ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’ Poster – Starring Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes & Bradley Cooper
Rich Kelly has drawn this brilliant poster for ‘The Place Beyond the Pines,’ Derek Cianfrance’s (Blue Valentine) sweeping drama. Head on over to Rich Kelly’s website for more excellent work, including pieces on ‘Django Unchained,’ ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild,’ The Black Keys, ‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘Escape from the Planet of the Apes,’ among others.
Lead by Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper and Eva Mendes, ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’ powerfully – and fantastically – explores the consequences of motorcycle rider Luke’s (Gosling) fateful decision to commit a crime to support his child. The incident renders him targeted by policeman Avery (Cooper), and the two men become locked on a tense collision course which will have a devastating impact on both of their families in the years following.
The Hollywood Reporter bring word that Will Arnett has joined Megan Fox as one of the leads in the upcoming ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ reboot. Jonathan Liebesman (Battle: Los Angeles, Wrath of the Titans) is directing the live-action CG hybrid take on the classic 1980s characters which first debuted in an indie comic before going on to become a massively popular cartoon and merchandising line.
Megan Fox is playing April O’Neil, reporter and ally to the sewer-dwelling heroes Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael as well as their master, Splinter. Playing the four turtles via motion capture are up-and-comers Alan Ritchson (Raphael), Pete Ploszek (Leonardo), Jeremy Howard (Donatello) and Noel Fisher (Michaelangelo). Will Arnett’s role is being kept secret although still uncast from the ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ mythology are Splinter, the turtles’ sensei rat, and the villainous and masked Shredder. Paramount Pictures recently moved ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ from its initial May 16th, 2014 release date to a June 6th, 2014 bow. Michael Bay and his Platinum Dunes partners Bradley Fuller and Andrew Form are producing the film.
Following the “Sky Tower”, “World Of” and “Bubbleship” featurettes, Universal Pictures has set loose, via Digital Spy, this new “Iceland” featurette for writer/director Joseph Kosinski’s (Tron: Legacy) ‘Oblivion.’ Starring Tom Cruise (Commander Jack Harper), Olga Kurylenko (Julia Rusakova), Andrea Riseborough (Victoria Olsen), Morgan Freeman (Malcolm Beech), Mellissa Leo (Sally) and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Sykes), ‘Oblivion’ is based on Kosinski’s own Radical Publishing comic book series.
In 2073, a former-Marine Commander Jack Harper (Tom Cruise) is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed at Earth which was nearly destroyed by an alien invasion 60 years ago. As part of a massive operation to extract the planet’s remaining vital resources, he lives in an airborne “town” floating thousands of meters above the Earth. His mission nearly complete, Jack’s soaring existence comes crashing down when he rescues a female stranger (Olga Kurylenko) from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a series of events that forces Jack to question everything he knows about the war and its aftermath. ‘Oblivion’ is released on April 10th in the UK and April 12th in the US. The official synopsis for the film can be read below the featurette.
Walt Disney Pictures has unleashed this new sneak peek video 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.
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).