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Friday, April 27, 2007

Robert Downey Jr. "Irons" It Out

A new picture has been released of Robert Downey Jr. in the role of Tony Stark creating the armor of Iron Man. Along with it are soem words form the actor and director Jon Favreau.

"We didn't want to just go with a safe choice," Favreau says from a USA Today article, "The best and worst moments of Robert's life have been in the public eye. He had to find an inner balance to overcome obstacles that went far beyond his career. That's Tony Stark. Robert brings a depth that goes beyond a comic-book character who is having trouble in high school, or can't get the girl. Plus, he's simply one of the best actors around."

"I'm more diligent than I used to be," Declares Downey. "I want to show Jon he was right to have faith in me. Whatever questions might have arisen about my life weren't issues with him."

Downey didn't get to appreciate the character until after awhile. He admits that he likes D.C. Comic characters more than Marvel, but Iron Man is a hero that appeals to him a bit more from the Marvel universe.

"He struggles with his lifestyle, he struggles with the drinking. He faces the same issues a lot of people do."

Downey spent a year in prison due to drug posession and has been trying to keep busy after his rehab in 2002. He's had critically acclaimed supporting roles in both "Good Night, and Good Luck", and the amazing "Zodiac". No doubt his experiences will do a lot for the role of Tony Stark.
Iron Man arrives in theaters May 2, 2008.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

More Fantastic Four 2 Pics...Ones That I Can stand Anyway...

It's kind of funy I was getting interested in this movie. But the closer the time comes to it, the less enthusiastic I am. Anyway, here's a few new pictures form the movie including Dr. Doom's new look.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

New Harry Potter Poster Surfaces

Hot on the heels of the new trailer, the new Harry Potter poster has been released to promote the highly anticipated film. Lots of Harry Potter lately, eh Mary? Click to enlarge:

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

New "Pirates 3" Footage

New "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" Jack Sparrow centric footage has appeared. Some of the footage is from the trailer, but there's also a lot of new footage of Jack being...well...Jack. "Captian" Jack, that is. Enjoy!

Way More Harry Potter 5 Pictures Than I Know What to Do With

So I guess I'll just post them. They're in their smallest form below. Click them to enlarge:

Transformers Get Some Magazine Promotion

Two pictures have been released from Entertainment Weekly, showcasing the Transformers and Shia's cheek bones. Click to enlarge:

More Fantastic Four 2 Posters

Character posters have recently been released for the highly anticipated and likely to suck "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer". Here you go. Click to enlarge:

Coen Brothers Return

Those who are fans of the Coen Brothers, known for "Oh Brother Where Art Thou?" and "The Big Lebowski" fame, will be glad to hear that they are returning to make two films under Focus Features. The first is called "A Serious Man" which is reported to be a dark comedy. The second has yet to be announced. The Coen Brothers will both write and direct the films.
I can't say I'm an enormous fan of these guys, but I enjoy some of their movies. "The Big Lebowski" is their masterpiece , but "Oh Brother Where Art Thou?" is a film I've always considered to be overrated trash. But they recovered with the funny "Intolerable Cruelty".
The next movie from the Coen Brothers before they begin work on "A Serious Man" will be "No Country For Old Men", due out this fall. I may or may not look in to it.

Tarantino's Studio Keeps on "Grinding" - "Hell Bike"

I suppose this is due to Tarantino still being obsessed with the "Grindhouse" concept; Tarantino's studio will be producing the grindhouse-like feature, "Hell Bike". It will be directed by Larry Bishop (who played Larry Gomez in "Kill Bill: Vol. 2") who also wrote the screenplay. The film is slated for release, summer 2008.
I don't know who this Larry Bishop guy is, but I hope this doesn't turn out to be a "Ghost Rider 2". Apparently it's a throwback to old biker movies-- So why isn't Tarantino directing? Who knows.

Hanks to Return to Codebreaking

Tom Hanks will be returning as Robert Langdon in something of a prequel to "The Da Vinci Code" called "Angels and Demons". "Angels and Demons" is a 2000 Dan Brown novel about an "evil" Pope trying to destroy the Vatican with an...anti-matter bomb? Of course the Illuminati are behind this ridiculous plot and Langdon is thrown in to action to stop them.
Well it sounds no more ludicrus than "The Da Vinci Code", so why not? No word on whether or not Ron Howard will direct.

Monday, April 23, 2007

TRAILER - "Elizabeth: The Golden Age"

Follow up to the Academy Award nominated "Elizabeth", this trailer is one of the most impressive I've seen in awhile. The acting in this minute and a half alone is enough to get my butt in the seat to see this film. Plus, the first was a good movie too. The sets and costumes look Just, wow. Take a look!

TRAILER - "Spider-Man 3" - Venom TV spot

Hype for the thrid film in the now legendary Spider-Man series is growing and the TV spots are very exciting. Most of the TV spots consist of character centric themes. There's a Black Suit Spider-Man TV spot, a New Goblin TV spot...etc... The most popular is, of course, the Venom centric TV spot. So to exemplify these previews, below is the Venom TV spot. Very awesome! Can't wait to see this bad boy in action. Enjoy:

Spider-Man 4...5 and 6...

Is Sony jumping the gun a bit. Apparently Sam Raimi has confirmed that Sony Pictures plans on doing Spider-Man 4, 5 and 6... No word yet on if Raimi will be doing them. He's been quoted saying that if there's a good story to tell he'll do it and that it would be very difficult to say goodbye to Spider-Man.
On top of that Raimi was offered the job to do "The Hobbit", which get in the way of plans for a fourth Spider-Man.
As of right now I'll believe it when I see it. This just sounds like a lot of hype and confidence in the new movie.

A Whole Different HULK Pt. 2

Apparently Arad exploded recently about people making way too big of a deal about the Hulk possibly being grey. Kind of funny really.

"It was a joke!" Arad laughed. "Here's what it was. There were 30 people around a table, and they said 'is there going to be a grey Hulk?' And I was thinking about it and I said, 'who knows?' It was one of those moments. I had just got back from Japan and I was trying to talk about Spider-Man and this guy was pushing me on The Hulk so I thought I'll be coy. I don't know what colour it is, and all of a sudden it's headline news. It's a different shade of green, but the colour is not like the old Hulk. And no, there's no grey Hulk."

Welp. That's that. A darker Hulk would probably be of benefit. Ang Lee's Hulk looked way too bright green to fit in with its surroundings.

TRAILER - "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix"

Let's just say...NOW I'm really excited about seeing this. Happy be-lated Anniversery Mary:

July kids...July...

New AVP2 Pics

Small "Alien vs. Predator: Survival of the Fittest" have popped up. The pictures are small, but they're just used to promote a picture book for the movie around its release date. Enjoy.

Stathamn to "Death Race"

Rising action star Jason Statham has signed on to star in the remake ("GASP!" Another?) "Death Race".
The original was called "Death Race 2000" and starred Sylvester Stallon. It was considered a cult classic and was directed by b-movie director Roger Corman. The film is about a superviolent race to the death in which the President of a corrupt America looks over. Yeah...sounds...great.

A Whole Different HULK

A recent interview with producer Avi Arad popped up recently giving some interesting info about the new Hulk film. Don't expect anything that was shown from the previous film. Looks like we'll be heading in the fimiliar direction of the original show:

"It's a new Hulk, new direction, new size, new color, new attitude. Anything that was done before is not in this movie. It's a very different kind of Hulk. It's more of a love story; it's more of a heroic Hulk. It's a kind of Hulk we loved in the show, so it's kind of more influenced by the show than anything else. It's very human, very touching, and huge action. Louis Leterrier has a unique filming style that will be great here and it’s going to be spectacular." When asked if the Gray Hulk would appear, Arad was taken off guard and responded: "We’ll see, I don’t know.”

For those of you unaware, the Gray Hulk was the first form the Hulk took on before going green, which what he's famous for. I like where this is going conceptionally. Lets hope it's better than Ang Lee's movie.