Archive for April 26, 2012
The Avengers is poised to make more money than anything Joss Whedon has ever been intricately involved with – from Buffy to Angel to Dollhouse to Serenity - that is, if the overseas box office figures are any indication.
Recently, Whedon discussed a number of topics having to do with The Avengers, including Marvel’s stipulations for the movie, butting heads with Robert Downey Jr. early on, and a deleted scene between Captain America and Iron Man pertaining to the latter’s father, Howard Stark. Also, we have an image of the ensemble cast from the film that depicts a very old-school, Jack Kirby-esque Hulk.
On the similarities between writing the comic book Astonishing X-Men back in 2004 and writing the screenplay for The Avengers – ...
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[WARNING! VERY MINOR AVENGERS SPOILERS!]
The countdown to the U.S. release of Joss Whedon’s The Avengers is upon us, and some of our friends abroad have had the opportunity to see the film, which is already breaking box-office records. Avengers of course follows the first rocky assembly of the superhero team that Sam Jackson’s Nick Fury puts together.
We had the opportunity to sit down with Chris Evans (Captain America) and Chris Hemsworth (Thor) to talk about the creation of the massive (yep) fight sequences with The Hulk, how their characters have evolved and where they see them going from here in their individual storylines.
Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow, Hawkeye, The Hulk and Thor must make a rough attempt to come together to defeat a fairly psychotic foe (Thor’s brother Loki). The film brings the motley crew of ...
Click to continue reading The Avengers Video Interview: The Future for Captain America & Slinging Thor’s Hammer
The Five-Year Engagement is the latest comedy from Nicholas Stoller and Jason Segel, the writing team behind Forgetting Sarah Marshall and The Muppets. The film follows the ups and downs of Tom solomon (Jason Segel) and his fiance Violet Barnes (Emily Blunt) as they traversee the choppy waters of balancing the needs of work and relationships, and the marathon run of an extended – very extended – engagement.
We had the opportunity to speak with Five-Year Engagement co-writer and director Nicholas Stoller about the secret to creating a romantic comedy that works.
Screen Rant: So why does everyone suck at rom-coms but you?
Nick Stoller: (Laughing) “Oh, thank you.”
SR: No but it’s true, it’s true.
NS: “Well, thank you. I think the genre, like a lot of movies, is seen as product. And I think ...
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As far as the impending slate of hard-hitting action flicks goes, the king of badassery (where cast credentials are concerned) is The Expendables 2. Last week saw the release of numerous G.I. Joe: Retaliation character posters – showing off the improved cast for that sequel – and today we have one-sheets for all members of “The New Dirty Dozen,” who’re uniting for the second Expendables installment.
We’ve once again “scoured” every inch of the ‘Net to round up all twelve Expendables 2 posters, which you can peruse through in the gallery above. Continue on for additional information about the film, along with larger versions of each individual character profile banner.
The majority of the original Expendables‘ cast (those still alive by the film’s end, that is) are returning for the followup – including Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Randy Couture, Terry Crews and Dolph Lundgren. Also returning ...
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Though primarily associated with comedies up until now, Paul Feig, the director of Bridesmaids, is reportedly lending some of his considerable writing talent to the upcoming superhero reboot The Amazing Spider-man.
According to Vulture, director Marc Webb enlisted Feig to assist with the writing of a high school scene between Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) and Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone). Initially, this may seem like a strange move on the part of Webb, until one considers Feig’s earlier work on the Judd Apatow TV show Freaks and Geeks, which focused largely on the trials and triumphs of a group of high-schoolers.
The show, initially a flop during its short-lived television run, experienced a revival of sorts after it was rediscovered on DVD. Audience response since ...
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