Well it seems that Man of Steel is the big news bringer this week but that doesn’t mean that we don’t have some other geek movie tidbits for you to keep up to date with.
Thor: The Dark World
Marvel’s Craig Kyle Talks THOR: THE DARK WORLD – ComicBookMovie.com
Back during the filming of Thor: The Dark World the team at Total Film got a chance to visit the set and talk with writer Craig Kyle who showed them some storyboards and concept art as well as having this to say:
“It’s The Empire Strikes Back,” Kyle said. “We’re travelling further out into the other worlds of the Thor saga – the further out we go the further in we have to go with the character. We spent a lot of time in the first film in the palace. This time, we are going to see where the people live and where the pubs are!”
Whedon fires back at those ‘tawdry’ Avengers 2 budget rumors - Blastr
Apparently there is some silly rumor floating around the web that Joss Whedon is getting paid an obscene amount of money ($100+ million) for heading the Avengers 2 project. This has pissed off Joss to the point he took to the Whedonesque fan site to refute the silliness
“I was going to let it slide, but I’ve got this sour taste in my mouth. (Mmmm, lemonade!). Some facts are not facts. I’m not going to go into the whole thing, but jeepers, I’m not getting $100 mil on Avengers 2. If I were, I would come on this site and laugh and laugh and laugh. I’m not making Downey money. I’m making A LOT, which is exciting. I’m not pretending to be a poor farmer, an Everyman, an ANYman. But that number is nuts.
Report: Joss Whedon’s Model For Scarlet Witch Is Saoirse Ronan - Bleeding Cool
When we found out last week that both Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch were going to be a part of the next Avengers’ movie the obvious question was – who is going to play the Scarlet Witch?
Well apparently Joss Whedon already had someone in mind according to a report at SuperheroHype
they’re generally looking for actors in their 20s and we’ve heard word that the “prototype” for their Scarlet Witch is none other than Irish actress Saoirse Ronan. Except something to note is that they’re going “British” for the role rather than trying to have actors playing Eastern Europeans.
Looks good to me.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Robert Redford Spoils CAPTAIN AMERICA 2 Role Detail; Anthony Mackie’s ‘Falcon’ In 60% of Movie – ComicBookMovie.com
Some interesting bits of info about two of the characters in the movie with the first bit in releation to the amount of screen time that The Falcon will be seeing in the movie:
“Sam’s very involved. I’m in about 60 percent of the movie,” he said. “Captain America, the Black Widow and The Falcon take down the Winter Solider together, and they solve the crime at hand and take down the Winter Soldier. So this movie, if you look at the cast, with everybody in (the fictional crime-fighting group) S.H.I.E.L.D. and (co-stars Robert) Redford and Sam Jackson and everybody who’s in the movie, it’s kind of turning into ‘The Avengers Part 2′ because the cast is so big.”
This was followed by a few “slipped” words from Redford:
“I think a career requires a certain amount of reinvention. If you get caught in one track I think that can be dangerous. Success has a dark side to it. you want to be careful if you’ve had success at something, that you not try and follow it by just duplicating it. That’s why I’m doing this Captain America thing. I like the idea of playing a villain…I did that just because it’s a different thing for me to do.”.
Hmmm .. a villain eh.
Howard Stark Practically Confirmed To Appear In CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER – ComicBookMovie.com
Not only is this starting to like The Avengers 1.5 or something but it seems a previous character from the original Captain America is making a returning visit as we hear from Dominic Cooper who played Howard Stark.
“Well… It’s hard to say. We’re shooting something for it,” Cooper admitted to Total Film, after the English thesp was asked about reprising The First Avenger role. He added, “I’ve worn the costume again. But whether they just had me put it on as a joke, I don’t know! [laughs] It was good fun getting back into it and he’s got some very cool shades now. But who knows…”
X-Men: Days Of Future Past
First Look At James McAvoy’s New Appearance As Charles Xavier In X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST – ComicBookMovie.com
Courtesy of director Bryan Singer a set photo of a “young” Professor Xavier.
Guardians Of The Galaxy
Zoe Saldana Discusses GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY – GeekTyrant
We are still a couple of years away from seeing Guardians up on the silver screen but that hasn’t stopped any news of who’s being cast to play the various characters in the movie.
One of the most popular so far is the casting of the awesome Zoe Saldana, fresh off of her role in Star Trek Into Darkness, as Gamora. Ya, I’m thinking that is going to be a big win for the movie.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
I Think This Is Smaug As We’ll See Him In The Hobbit Movies – UPDATED – Bleeding Cool
There’s a bit of controversy as to whether this is the Smaug from the upcoming second installment of The Hobbit: The Unexpected Journey – so take it with a grain of salt.
Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes
First Still From DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Released – ComicBookMovie.com
I really should get around to watching the original that this is the sequel to but we are already starting to see some set images of the new movie – pre-CGI of course.
Here’s the brief synopsis just in case you are interested this early in the game
In ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’, a growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
New Amazing Spider-Man 2 Images Appear To Be A Massive Spoiler – Bleeding Cool
Apparently, according to Spider-Man canon, the outfit being worn by Emma Stone, playing the character Gwen Stacy, is the same one that Gwen was wearing when she died in the comic book; hence the whole spoiler reaction.
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 – New Photos and Video from the Set - GeekTyrant
The movie is currently filming in Rochester, NY, which of course we are wallowing in new images of the set where Spidey is doing his thing. As a bonus we also have some video action to enjoy.
Man of Steel
Superman Flies in New MAN OF STEEL Poster – GeekTyrant
With June 14th just around the corner hopes are riding high for Man of Steel and we are starting to see the studio ramping up its promotional efforts which means we will be seeing a lot more movie posters like this one.
David S. Goyer Reveals Why MAN OF STEEL Wasn’t Called Superman – ComicBookMovie.com
This was something I was wondering myself:
“I would say that the marketing began early on in that we decided not to call it Superman, that was very deliberate.”
“That was Chris [Nolan] and I, Man Of Steel, and Warner Bros. said, ‘Why?” And we started talking about it, and we said, ‘We want a line of demarcation in the sand between the old and the new.’ We always knew we would be using the Superman glyph or the shield as we call it. But Man Of Steel was also supposed to represent our take, which was he’s a man, but he’s not made of flesh and blood, metaphorically he’s a man of steel. So that was sort of like the whole thing wrapped up in a nutshell.”
New Details Revealed for Henry Cavill’s Superman Suit – GeekTyrant
One of the big changes with this reboot of the Superman character has been the transformation of his suit; which caused more than its fair share of consternation when first found out. Now we have some more details about what those changes are:
Oh yeah, amount of detail on Superman is unbelievable. Superman’s costume, is a three-layer costume; there’s a body-skin layer and then there’s a muscle layer that was molded to Henry’s muscles – it’s a silver, metallic rubber – and then over that is a mesh skin so whenever he turns into light it looks like he’s made of steel….It’s just incredible, the design of the film is fantastic. All the concepts and the designs is just remarkable and they didn’t have to build fake muscles for Henry because he’s really built.
I actually like the new suit.
New MAN OF STEEL Video Focuses On Super Powers – ComicBookMovie.com
A little bit of new commentary but not much new action.
MAN OF STEEL – New Poster and 11 New Images - GeekTyrant
The poster refered to in the headline is the pone at the very top of this post and you can see all of the 11 images at the link, I just picked the ones I liked.