Hot on the heels of the Russell Crowe as Jor-El one-sheet, Warner Bros. Pictures has unveiled these character posters for ‘Man of Steel’ featuring Henry Cavill as Superman/Kal-El and Michael Shannon as General Zod. Set to hit 2D, 3D and IMAX cinemas on June 14th, the Zack Snyder-directed film also stars 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, and Richard Shiff as Dr. Emil Hamilton.
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.
Warner Bros. Pictures has unleashed this latest TV spot for Todd Phillips’ ‘The Hangover Part III.’ Scheduled for release on May 23rd, Phillips wrote the screenplay for ‘The Hangover Part III’ with Craig Mazin, who also collaborated with him on the screenplay for ‘The Hangover Part II.’ For the third and (said to be) final adventure, Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis and Justin Bartha are reprising their roles of Phil, Stu, Alan and Doug, collectively known to moviegoers as “the Wolfpack.” Returning to the ensemble are Ken Jeong, Heather Graham, Jeffrey Tambor and, as the guys’ long-suffering wives, Gillian Vigman, Sasha Barrese and Jamie Chung. John Goodman joins the cast.
“Keep testing your limits.” – Jor-El. Not long after the release of this new character poster, the official ‘Man of Steel’ Twitter account has just debuted this still of Russell Crowe’s Jor-El in the film. You can check out the above image in higher resolution here. Additionally, a number scans from the film’s tie-in media has arrived online (via SHH), showcasing a number of the key players and set pieces in ‘Man of Steel.’
Alongside Henry Cavill in the dual role of Superman/Clark Kent and Russell Crowe as Jor-El; Superman’s Kryptonian father, 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, and Richard Shiff as Dr. Emil Hamilton.
Following a four year separation, Ahmad (Ali Mosaffa) returns to Paris from Tehran, upon his French wife Marie’s (Bérénice Bejo) request, in order to finalize their divorce procedure. During his brief stay, Ahmad discovers the conflicting nature of Marie’s relationship with her daughter Lucie (Pauline Burlet). Ahmad’s efforts to improve this relationship soon unveil a secret from their past. ‘The Past’ is writer-director Asghar Farhadi’s follow-up to his Foreign Language Oscar-winning ‘A Separation.’ Tahar Rahim, Elyes Aguis, Jeanne Jestin, Sabrina Ouazani, Babak Karimi and Valeria Cavalli also star. Out now in France, look out for ‘The Past’ later this year in the UK and US.
Initially, you were due to make another film with Asghar Farhadi. What was that, and what happened?
Tahar Rahim: Asghar had seen ‘A Prophet,’ and he told me that was why he wanted to work with me. We met up and he told me about this project. It seems quite a while ago now, but I remember there was a man and a woman who fell in love over the internet. The writing came up against a specific problem: the use of a webcam (laughs). Anyway, we were supposed to see each other three weeks later, and during this meeting he told me the plot of ‘The Past.’ I asked about the other film. He replied that he’d rather make this one, because it was more personal for him. It came as a surprise, but since we hadn’t yet started working…
Relativity Media has pegged Liam Hemsworth to lead ‘Aurora Rising.’ In the film, Hemsworth will play a Southern California surfer turned military fighter pilot who, after acing a complicated and messy first combat mission, gets recruited to be part of an elite team to test the next generation of aircraft. This happens just as an international conflict begins to escalate.
Based on a screenplay by Christian Gudegast (A Man Apart), ‘Aurora Rising’ is being produced by Alexandra Milchan’s Emjag Productions, Scott Lambert’s Film 360 and Relativity Media CEO Ryan Kavanaugh. Antonio Moura Santos Jr. is executive producer. Relativity is scheduled to release the espionage thriller ‘Paranoia,’ which also stars Liam Hemsworth, on August 16th. Hemsworth will follow that up with ‘The Hunger Games’ sequel, ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,’ on November 22nd. Expect more ‘Aurora Rising’ news soon.
Peter Jackson has took to his hugely popular Facebook account to reveal that production has commenced again in New Zealand on the final two parts of his ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy, ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ and ‘The Hobbit: There and Back Again.’ Jackson posted, “Back on set for our last Hobbit pick ups. Our last ever Tolkien pick ups, in fact. It’s going to be an intense few weeks, but we’re looking forward to shooting some powerful scenes with our great cast. Our next blog is coming soon!”
The adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘The Hobbit’ was originally made as a two-part film, however Warner Bros, Peter Jackson, producer Fran Walsh and writer-producer Philippa Boyens announced last year that ‘The Hobbit’ films will be a trilogy. The release schedule for the upcoming two films are as follows: ‘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. Last month Jackson took to his official Facebook page to reveal a 6-minute excerpt of the live event he hosted for ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,’ providing us with a first official look at the film.