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The good folks over at Empire have unveiled the covers for their upcoming March issue, providing us with new looks at a number of the key players in Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’ The issue hits newstands on Thursday, so expect more images and info from the piece shortly. The film itself opens on April 24th in the UK and on May 1st in the US.
Cedric Nicolas-Troyan Replaces Frank Darabont As ‘The Huntsman’ Director – Starring Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron & (Possibly) Emily Blunt
Following the departure of Frank Darabont last week due to creative differences, Schmoes Know bring word that visual effects specialist Cedric Nicolas-Troyan will be taking over the directing duties on ‘The Huntsman,’ the prequel to 2012’s ‘Snow White and the Huntsman.’ According to Variety, Nicolas-Troyan was among the finalists when Universal Pictures first started looking for a director for the film and the decision made sense to go back to him given how well he knows the world, having worked as the VFX supervisor on the first film. Nicolas-Troyan is currently developing ‘Bethlehem’ for Universal and a reboot of ‘Highlander’ for Summit Entertainment.
Emily Blunt In Talks To Play The Villain In ‘The Huntsman’ Opposite Chris Hemsworth; Director Frank Darabont Drops Out
Here’s some good nes and bad news for those interested in ‘The Huntsman,’ the sequel to 2012’s ‘Snow White and the Huntsman.’ On the negative side of things, THR bring word that Oscar nominated writer-director Frank Darabont has left the project due to creative differences. Sources say a new director will likely be announced next week and that the project is still on track for a April 22nd, 2016 release.
On the positive front, Emily Blunt is said to be circling a villain role, potentially joining Chris Hemsworth, who will reprise his role as The Huntsman from the original. The sequel sends the Huntsman on a quest to find the magic mirror, which has been stolen, forcing him to face not only his past but the evil Snow Queen who’s set on avenging her sister Ravenna’s death. Charlize Theron will return as the villainous Ravenna and Blunt is making a deal to play her sister, the evil Snow Queen.
Ron Howard’s ‘In The Heart Of The Sea’ Delayed Until December – Starring Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Ben Whishaw…
Warner Bros. Pictures have announced that the release of Ron Howard’s ‘In the Heart of the Sea’ has been moved from March 13th to December 11th, likely due to confidence for Awards contention. Based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s best-selling novel about the dramatic true journey of the whaling ship Essex, ‘In the Heart of the Sea’ stars Chris Hemsworth as the vessel’s veteran first mate Owen Chase; Benjamin Walker as its inexperienced Captain, George Pollard; Cillian Murphy as second mate Matthew Joy; and Ben Whishaw as novelist Herman Melville, whose inquiries into the event 30 years later helped bring the story to light. The film also stars Tom Holland as young seaman Tom Nickerson, and Brendan Gleeson as the same man, 30 years later. Spanish actor Jordi Mollà is the captain of another ship, the Archimedes, who tries to warn the Essex of what may lie ahead.
Set within the world of global cybercrime, Michael Mann’s ‘Blackhat’ follows a furloughed convict and his American and Chinese partners as they hunt a high-level cybercrime network from Chicago to Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Jakarta. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis, Tang Wei and Wang Leehom, ‘Blackhat’ opens on January 16th in the US and February 20th in the UK.
Hot on the heels of its premiere during the College Football Playoff National Championship on ESPN, Marvel Studios have unleashed online this new trailer for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’ Joss Whedon’s ensemble superhero flick stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the team must reassemble to defeat Ultron (James Spader), a terrifying technological villain hell bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch), played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff (Quicksilver), played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision. The likes of Don Cheadle, Idris Elba, Claudia Kim, Andy Serkis and Tom Hiddleston co-star.