Reelz' Entertainment Rundown
The Valentine’s Day Box Office saw Valentine’s romance winning over Die Hard action with the movie Safe Haven coming out on top with $8.9 million. The latest Nicholas Sparks film adaptation starring Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel just beat A Good Day To Die Hard, which came second with $8.3 million. However the fifth John McClane movie is expected to get ahead over the long weekend.
GRAMMY drama continues as Adele attempts to dispel rumors that she shouted at Chris Brown for not standing when Frank Ocean beat him to win Best Urban Contemporary Album. EOnline reports that the superstar emphasized that they were just complimenting each other when the alleged shouting took place which pleased Chris Brown as he took to Twitter to express his thanks: "I heard your words and thats all that matters. Thank u for speaking truth. CB."
Anchorman: The Legend Continues may have an additional cast member. Cinema Blend says Terence Stamp may be joining the confirmed return of the original stars including Paul Rudd, Steve Carrell, David Koechner and Christina Applegate. Although his possible role is not yet revealed it is believed that he will play the world's most notorious media mogul. Kristen Wiig will also join the cast Posted 02.15.13 by reelz
Like the comic book superhero he will be fighting in director Zack Snyder's Man of Steel, actor Michael Shannon's career is on a trajectory headed straight for the stratosphere. The Kentucky-born actor had been turning in memorable performances in supporting roles in movies for more than 15 years before his performance in Revolutionary Road won him an Academy Award nomination, and now he is receiving acclaim again for his leading role in director Jeff Nichols' apocalyptic drama Take Shelter and for his part on the ensemble cast of HBO's Boardwalk Empire. On top of that, Shannon landed the coveted role of the villain General Zod in Snyder's aforementioned Superman franchise reboot, which will undoubtedly expose him to a much wider audience than any of his previous acting gigs. what did shannon say about Man of Steel? >> Posted 12.07.11 by BrentJS
For the first time on the big screen since 1980's Superman II, General Zod will try to force Superman to "kneel before Zod" and actor Michael Shannon is nervous about it. Shannon has previously admitted that he did not feel "worthy" to take over the role, originally played by Terence Stamp, and says his version of the character that appears in Man of Steel will be a "reinvention."
In a recent interview with Complex, Shannon admitted that playing Zod comes with a lot of pressure. Shannon talks preparation, casting, and "spy" pics >> Posted 09.12.11 by Ryan
It seems appropriate that production on Zack Snyder's Superman franchise reboot, Man of Steel, seems to be following the trajectory of Superman's (Henry Cavill) own life experiences on Earth. The production recently spent several weeks in and around Plano, Ill., which doubled as Clark Kent's (Superman's human name, in case you didn't know) childhood home of Smallville. Now, the production has moved to downtown Chicago, which will double for Metropolis, the fictional mega-city that adult Clark calls his home as a reporter for The Daily Planet and which serves as Superman's superhero "beat." According to Chicago's WGN TV, Man of Steel will shoot for ten days in Chicago, with The Chicago Board of Trade building serving as the exterior of The Daily Planet and the floors of the Willis Tower serving as the interiors of the newspaper office. After Chicago, the Man of Steel production will move on to Vancouver, B.C. what did Shannon say about playing Zod? >> Posted 09.07.11 by BrentJS
Though the original Superman movie, the precursor of the modern era of comic book-inspired movies, is often considered a superior movie to its sequel (critics rate it 94% on aggregate review site RottenTomatoes versus 88% for the second movie); among comic book movie fans there's simply nothing that tops seeing Superman (Christopher Reeve) tangle with the three Kryptonian villains: General Zod (Terence Stamp), Ursa (Sarah Douglas) and Non (Jack O'Halloran) in Superman II.
After Bryan Singer's Superman Returns failed to deliver the kind of super-thrills that fans had been clamoring to see in a movie about the world's first superhero, the news that Zod and Ursa — now called by her original comic book name, Faoroa — would be the villains in Zack Snyder's franchise reboot, Man of Steel, was received with nearly universal praise by the fan community. The few naysayers — the same people who are upset that Superman will not be sporting those dated red briefs — have questioned how Michael Shannon can possibly deliver a General Zod performance as compelling and memorable as that given by Stamp in the first two Superman movies. Now, for the first time since being cast, Shannon has offered up his own thoughts on being "worthy" of Stamp's legacy. what did shannon say? >> Posted 09.04.11 by BrentJS
So far, all that's certain about Zack Snyder's Superman franchise reboot is that British actor Henry Cavill has been cast as Clark Kent, aka Superman. The plot remains a mystery, as does the rest of the cast of characters and the actors who will be portraying them. Intrepid reporter Lois Lane, otherwise known as "Superman's girlfriend"—wife in the comic books since DC forced the comic book writers to match the events of the Lois & Clark TV show in the '90s —may not even be in the movie, or she may be played by any number of actresses rumored to be up for the part, including Kristen Stewart, Olivia Wilde, Alice Eve and Rosamund Pike.
As for the villain, it has been rumored that Kryptonian man-hater Ursa (played by Sarah Douglas), who first appeared in Superman and had a major role in Superman II, might be a featured character in the new movie, tentatively titled Superman: The Man of Steel. Of course, Ursa's addition to the movie just wouldn't be right without her cohort and commander, General Zod (played by Terence Stamp in Superman and Superman 2). Well, now there's a rumor for that, too. According to THR, none other than Viggo Mortensen (The Road, Eastern Promises) is a "person of interest" for the role of the Kryptonian despot who would see Superman kneel before him. more about Superman: The Man of Steel >> Posted 02.26.11 by BrentJS
Almost immediately after the news broke that a planned sequel to Wanted was going to be scrapped following the departure of Angelina Jolie from the project, Mark Millar, the creator of the comic book that served as the basis for the movie, refuted the assertion. According to DigitalSpy, Millar admitted to STV that Jolie was not going to be a part of Wanted 2, but he said that "the first one made too much money for them not to do a sequel."
The idea was that it was going to be self-contained, but the movie cost $75 million to make and it made $314 million back just theatrically. At the premiere the tracking was really good and everything, and the producer came up and said, "What are we going to do for Wanted 2?" and I was like, "I don't have any ideas!"
There has been no explanation for Jolie's decision not to reprise her Wanted role, but it's likely that there simply was no satisfactory way to properly explain her character's appearance in Wanted 2 after committing suicide at the end of the first movie. In a follow-up article, DigitalSpy reported that Millar told STV that he thinks the resurrection of her character "probably just didn't sit easily with [Jolie]," and that it is probably for the best that she doesn't return in the sequel.
I think it's actually more authentic if they keep her dead. She was the star of the movie really, but how cool is it to have the star dead and bring in another cool character for the next one.
Millar said that he has "heard" that Wanted 2 would be going into production this year, with an intended late-2011 release, but admitted "it changes every day." Director Timur Bekmambetov is expected to return to helm Wanted 2 and James McAvoy and Terence Stamp have apparently committed to reprising their roles. Posted 02.28.10 by BrentJS
Despite recent comments made by Wanted creator Mark Millar that the script for Wanted 2 "is almost ready" and that director Timur Bekmambetov will start shooting "soon," New York magazine's Vulture blog has reported Universal is scrapping plans for a sequel. According to the report, Universal's decision was made after Angelina Jolie pulled out of the project.
Due to the incredible success of the first movie, there had been talk of a sequel as far back as July 2008. James McAvoy and Terence Stamp had apparently committed to reprising their roles, and director Timur Bekmambetov said that he was open to bringing Jolie's character back from the dead.
No explanation was given for Jolie's departure from the sequel, though it's worth mentioning that her involvement in Wanted 2 had never officially been confirmed. In the same interview in which he said that the script was almost ready, Millar did mention that Jolie was one of the people "to please" regarding the script for Wanted 2, so it's possible she simply did not care for the way her character would be resurrected and decided to pass. If the script had been retooled to bring her back and she decided to opt out, it would make sense that Universal would scrap the movie rather than try to recast her role. Posted 02.26.10 by BrentJS
As far back as July 2008, there was talk of a sequel to Timur Bekmambetov's Wanted, the highly successful adaption of the comic book series created by Mark Millar. With the exception of the news that James McAvoy and Terence Stamp would reprise their roles, and that Bekmambetov was willing to explore the possibility of bringing Angelina Jolie's character back from the dead, there has been virtually nothing more heard about the planned second act of what might turn into a trilogy of Wanted movies until now.
In a recent interview with IGN, Millar spoke about how he was afraid the first Wanted was going to be "rubbish," and then divulged some news about Wanted 2, including the fact that Jolie will be involved in some way, which had not been previously confirmed. If you don't have the time to watch the entire clip below (or if you simply have a hard time with his thick Scottish accent), Millar starts dropping major clues about the progress of Wanted 2 at about 3:08. And, if you're wondering why Millar is sitting in front of a bunch ofKick-Ass posters during the interview, it's because he is also the creator of that upcoming comic book adaptation. In fact, Millar has an entire line of "Millarworld" comic book titles, several of which are being developed for the silver screen.
In addition to the news about Jolie joining the Wanted 2 production, Millar relayed these interesting bits of information:
Posted 02.07.10 by BrentJS
The script is almost ready.
I can't really be exact when it's going to start shooting ... but it will be soon.
It follows on immediately after the end of the first movie.
If you wished for more Wanted right after seeing it, like many probably did, you’ll end up getting exactly what you wanted. After the huge box-office success it turned out to be, the next two installments of the story are already in the works. Cinema Blend is reporting that Wanted will be made into a trilogy and that James McAvoy and Terence Stamp are both in on the projects. McAvoy’s character will likely end up fighting more corrupt fraternity weavers all over the world and Angelina Jolie may possibly be back for a second go, we'll have to wait and see how they'll work that out. Either way there is a lot more blood soaked, high-octane action on the horizon for fans of Wanted. Posted 07.02.08 by reelz