Archive for April 10, 2011
Remember last November when Zack Snyder denied rumors that General Zod would be the villain in his Superman reboot? He wasn’t exactly telling the truth and now, the Man of Steel finally has a foe!
Warner Bros. confirmed the casting moments ago that Michael Shannon (Boardwalk Empire, The Runaways) will be playing the villainous Kryptonian, Zod, in the now-titled Man of Steel.
Snyder had the following to say about the latest member of his cast:
“Zod is not only one of Superman’s most formidable enemies, but one of the most significant because he has insights into Superman that others don’t. Michael is a powerful actor who can project both the intelligence and the malice of the character, making him perfect for the role.”
Michael Shannon may not ...
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Movie fans gets Branded as Hop and Arthur top the box office; Anna Karenina turns into Atonement 2; Keanu Reeves is a Man of Tai Chi; Sofia Vergara is a Stooge and Wahlberg plays Bait and Switch.
The original Arthur was caught between the moon and New York City, but the remake seems to be caught between Hop and Hanna.
You could say that Russell Brand is the real winner this weekend, considering that he has Hop at number one, and Arthur at two, however it looks like the British star may not get another chance to headline another live action film – at least not for a while due to Arthur’s lackluster debut. Hop brought in another $21.7 million for a $68.2 million total, while Arthur had a flaccid $12.6 million debut. It looks like the profit margin for Arthur may be on the rocks.
Weekend Movie News Wrap Up: April 10th, 2011
We’re less than four weeks away from the release of Thor in theaters, and promotional material for the comic book flick just keeps rolling in. Marvel has now released a third clip from the film, along with a featurette that offers a behind-the-scenes look at the construction (and de-construction) of a small desert town built specifically for the movie.
The recent release of a scene that provided a sneak peek at a fellow Avenger in Thor -- after a somewhat underwhelming first clip was unveiled -- raised the question: Has Marvel not built up the level of anticipation for Thor that it was hoping to have by now?
A number of fans have made it known they’ve gotten their fill of Thor-related promotions and are now just waiting to see the actual movie -- not more ...
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The first official X-Men: First Class trailer from February remains the only one for the X-Men prequel to release in North America, but last week we did get an amazing retro ’60s style X-Men: First Class opening sequence to fill the void.
While we await the next official trailer from Twentieth Century Fox, we watched the powerful and moving Russian trailer which offered more mutants and an epic score. This time around, we have the same international trailer, but made for Japan with the voices left in English, giving viewers their first real earful of Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Erik Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender) hinting at their journeys to come.
There’s certainly no hiding how Magneto and Professor X came to be on opposite sides of the mutant phenomenon and arguably might be ...
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Debates about whether or not TRON: Legacy truly constituted a financial success aside, it seems that Disney is prepping to move forward with a sequel, TRON 3, after all. What remains up in the air for now is the issue of whether or not Legacy helmer Joseph Kosinski will be returning to direct the third trip to The Grid as well.
Kosinski opened up a bit about the prospective plot of TRON 3 (or TR3N, if we’re going the SCRE4M route) and admitted that although he’s not a lock for the project, he’s hopeful about getting to call the shots on the threequel.
“We’re working ...
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