With Iron Man 3 officially in production, it didn't take long for spoilers to make their way to the web. In fact, set photos of someone (allegedly James Badge Dale) wearing the Iron Patriot armor. This lead to a tremendous outpouring of online speculation, starting with the fact that Dale was set to play cyborg Coldblood and not Iron Patriot. Then the question arose about the Iron Patriot since, in the Marvel comic books, the armor is worn by Norman Osborn, a character owned by Sony, as they hold all the movie rights associated with Spider-Man.
Turns out all that speculation and theorizing may have been for naught — fun as it was for fanboys worldwide — as new information has come to light that would seem to debunk the Iron Patriot spoiler. We feel compelled to warn those trying to avoid spoilers that the information that spoils the Iron Patriot spoilers will only provide more spoilers, even if they aren't confirmed and could in fact be more speculation which could mean that...ok, you get the idea. Proceed with caution. spoilers and a Thor 2 cast member declines to return >> Posted 06.09.12 by Ryan
With The Avengers currently breaking box office records, Marvel Studios is moving forward with its 2013 follow-ups: Iron Man 3 and Thor 2. While the former is currently in production, Thor 2 won't start shooting until later this summer under the direction of Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones). Unlike the first installment, Marvel president Kevin Feige told Empire (via Collider) that the sequel will further explore the Norse gods' world of Asgard.
more about Iron man 3 and Thor 2 >> Posted 05.30.12 by Ryan
We’re going to see the other side of Asgard. It’s not all polished and golden in this film. And the events of Avengers will have affected Thor for sure. His relationship with Loki will continue to evolve, and the biggest part is Natalie [Portman] and Thor returning with Jane Foster.
One of the first cast members brought on board for Iron Man 3 (besides Robert Downey Jr., of course) was Ben Kingsley, who has been cast as a villain "involved in spreading a virus through nanobots." Some reports at the time claimed that Kingsley would not be the sequel's only villain, and, depending on what you believe about the latest cast addition, those rumors may be valid.
According to Deadline, James Badge Dale has been cast as the villain Savin, though further details are still forthcoming. Variety has speculated on the casting, claiming that Dale will play Eric Savin, a character from the Marvel Universe that eventually becomes the cyborg Coldblood. In the comics, Savin is a soldier in the Army who steps on a landmine and is turned into a cyborg as a result. And though, in the comics, the character fell prey to his cyborg side at times, he was not necessarily considered a villain, nor did he cross paths with Iron Man in the Extremis storyline which is serving as the inspiration for Iron Man 3. more details on Dale's character >> Posted 05.16.12 by Ryan
Disney's adaptation of The Lone Ranger is finally back in the saddle after the studio shut down production in August over the movie's reported $250+ million budget. After director Gore Verbinski and producer Jerry Bruckheimer worked to bring down the budget, which Bruckheimer said took "four to six weeks" to get the budget down to an more acceptable $215 million (which still seems like a lot, but we digress) and were rewarded with a May 2013 release date in October.
With production rescheduled for February, it was reported that the movie's leads were intact, with Armie Hammer (The Social Network) remaining in the title role, Johnny Depp set to play Tonto — a role he's been attached to since 2008 — but what wasn't clear was whether the movie would retain its supporting cast, but Deadline reports that the rest of the cast will also be retained.
Tom Wilkinson (The Kennedys), originally cast in June, will still play railroad tycoon Latham Cole, a character who is, as we expected, the movie's main villain. Ruth Wilson (BBC's Luther), originally cast in July, will be back as Rebecca, The Lone Ranger's female lead. kingsley enters Ender's game >> Posted 12.11.11 by Ryan
A NC-17 rated drama about sexual addiction seems like an unusual movie to kick off the holiday month of December, but Shame isn't your usual NC-17 rated drama about sexual addiction. Recently nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best International Film, Shame won the top prize at the Venice Film Festival earlier this year, with actor Michael Fassbender wining a Best Actor award for his portrayal of a Manhattan-based yuppie whose sexual addiction leads him down a path of self-destruction. Critics have also been positive, as the movie currently holds a 80% approval rating on review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes.
Shame is the second collaboration for Fassbender and British director Steve McQueen, who previously worked together on the prison drama Hunger. Fassbender, who lost 35 pounds for Hunger and went full frontal for Shame, told The Chicago Tribune that he had good reason to reunite with McQueen.
watch the clip and red band trailer >> Posted 12.01.11 by Ryan
Why do I want to do all this with Steve? Because what's massively evident and refreshing about [McQueen] is that he has no rule book about making a film.
Open Road Films has announced that director Joe Carnahan's latest movie, The Grey, will finally be released on January 27, 2012. The Grey is part of the inaugural slate of movies for the distribution company.
The action-packed survival thriller reunites Carnahan with his The A-Team star Liam Neeson, and may open in New York and Los Angeles before the end of the year to allow for a possible Oscar campaign for Neeson's performance. Ironically, Neeson's role was originally cast with Bradley Cooper, but after Cooper dropped out, Neeson took over. Bummer for Bradley, but the synopsis does sound like the actors had to withstand a great deal of cold weather (which makes it harder to keep your abs tanned). synopsis and cast for The Grey >> Posted 08.11.11 by Ryan
The posse's really coming together for Disney's adaptation of The Lone Ranger. British actress Ruth Wilson (BBC's Luther) was recently cast as the female lead of Rebecca, and now four new actors will be joining Armie Hammer (The Social Network), who will play the titular role, and Johnny Depp, who will play a more expanded version of the Lone Ranger's trusty sidekick Tonto.
THR reports that Dwight Yoakam, Barry Pepper, and Helena Bonham Carter are all in negotiations for the movie, which will be directed by Gore Verbinski (Rango, the first three Pirates of the Caribbean movies). who will they play? >> Posted 07.20.11 by Ryan
With Paramount's adaptation of World War Z set to start production this month, the cast is expanding. By one.
Variety reports that James Badge Dale (HBO's The Pacific) has joined the cast as an American soldier that tries to warn authorities of the zombie outbreak. Dale joins a cast that so far has Brad Pitt headlining as a U.N. researcher and Mireille Enos (AMC's The Killing) starring as Pitt's wife. Anthony Mackie was rumored to be up for a role, but his recent casting in the upcoming Gangster Squad may mean that Mackie won't be killing zombies any time soon.
The Marc Forster–directed production will reportedly begin in London, but The Daily Record reports that, in August, the production will head north to Glasgow, Scotland. The city will fill in for the U.S. city of Philadelphia and the production will serve as a huge boost for the city's economy.
Based on Max Brooks' best-selling novel, World War Z was adapted by screenwriters Matthew Michael Carnahan (The Kingdom) and J. Michael Straczynski (Changeling). The production seemed to be facing some severe financial trouble in March, but is now finally getting in front of cameras. We expect more casting announcements to follow. Posted 06.13.11 by Ryan