Who should play Peter Parker's best frienemy?
Even though director Marc Webb has expressed some reluctance about leaping right back into the swing of things (pardon the pun) with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 so soon after The Amazing Spider-Man, plans for the sequel are moving right along. We recently learned that Shailene Woodley (The Descendants) has been offered the role of Mary Jane Watson, Peter Parker's college girlfriend and eventual wife in the Marvel comic books and his paramour in the Sam Raimi-directed trilogy. And, only days ago, Academy Award-winner Jamie Foxx (Ray) teased fans by tweeting that he had "dressed up as Electro for Halloween," the villain known to be menacing Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) in the sequel, a bold casting move that Webb seemed to confirm when he later called Foxx an "electrifying" actor.
The only other new character that is known to be appearing in the sequel and that does not yet have an actor's name attached is Harry Osborn, son of Norman Osborn, whose company was directly responsible for the creation of both Spider-Man and the Lizard (Rhys Ifans). In the comic books, as in Raimi's movies, Harry was Peter's friend until his father, wearing the guise of the Green Goblin, is killed during a battle with Spider-Man. Harry then takes up the mantle of the Goblin and sets out to destroy Spider-Man. James Franco got his big break by landing the role of Harry in Raimi's trilogy. Who do you think has what it takes to fill Franco's shoes and go tit for tat with Garfield in the sequel?
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Posted 11.05.12 by BrentJS
Earlier this month, Matthew Fox (Lost) was cast in the upcoming political thriller Emperor. Set at the end of World War II, Fox will play Gen. Bonner Fellers, one of General Douglas MacArthur's leading Japanese experts during a time when MacArthur was temporarily in charge as the de facto ruler of Japan as supreme commander of the occupying forces. Fellers struggles with the decision whether Emperor Hirohito should be tried and hanged as a war criminal, while also searching for his lost love, a Japanese exchange student he had met years before in the U.S.
With Fox set for the lead role, it was only a matter of time before an actor was cast to play Gen. MacArthur, and, according to ComingSoon, director Peter Webber (Hannibal Rising, Girl With a Pearl Earring) has decided on Tommy Lee Jones for the role. "Tommy will bring strength, intelligence, and gravitas to the portrayal of General Douglas MacArthur, a legendary American hero," said producer Gary Foster (Ghost Rider).
Emperor was written by David Klass (Walking Tall) and Vera Blasi (Tortilla Soup), and starts shooting later this month in New Zealand and Japan. more actors board the Snow Piercer train, Mattew Lillard and Clint Eastwood? >> Posted 01.18.12 by Ryan
ReelzChannel Celebrity Rundown
Blue Ivy continues to make news. Maternity patients at Lenox Hill Hospital are complaining they faced a series of indignities because of the increased security at the hospital over the weekend, which included having to wait hours to visit their own babies.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z haven't responded to the complaints. However, less than two days after Blue Ivy's birth, Jay-Z posted a new song online about his daughter. The lyrics to "Glory" reveal Beyoncé once suffered a miscarriage and that the baby was conceived in Paris.
Snoop Dogg was arrested for drug possession in Texas over the weekend after police allegedly found weed on the rapper's tour bus. Snoop was issued a citation and released. Turns out the arrest was made at the same Sierra Blanca highway checkpoint where Willie Nelson was busted last year.
Even though she's nominated for seven awards, Katy Perry has decided not to attend tomorrow's People's Choice Awards as previously planned. The awards show would have been her first outing since the announcement of her divorce from Russell Brand. Perry tweeted a message to fans: "I want to thank u all for voting for me, fingers crossed! #KATYCATS."
Don't miss our live red carpet coverage of the People's Choice awards, starting Wednesday at 8 PM ET. Get tune-in info and details about encore showings.
Are they or aren't they? Evan Rachel Wood was spotted wearing what looked like a several-karat diamond engagement ring while out with Jamie Bell, her longtime on-again/off-again boyfriend. No comment yet from her rep. Although when similar buzz happened last fall, Wood tweeted to set the record straight: "Sorry to disappoint, but I have been wearing that diamond on my left hand since I was 14. It was my aunts. Any engagement rumor is false."
And what would a rundown be without the latest Lindsay Lohan news? The actress is in "early talks" to star as Elizabeth Taylor in a Lifetime movie about Taylor's romance with Richard Burton. What do you think, brilliant or terrible casting? Posted 01.10.12 by reelz
The Adventures of Tintin opens today but that doesn't mean there isn't time for the release of a few more preview clips. Produced by Peter Jackson and directed by Steven Spielberg, the 3-D motion-capture animated movie is already a success overseas, where it's earned $239 million. The foreign box office isn't surprising given that the movie is based on the characters and situations created by the late Belgian author and illustrator Hergé. As Jackson told The LA Times, "The challenge we have is getting the people who don't love Tintin to see the movie."
The movie follows the intrepid young reporter Tintin (played by Jamie Bell) as he tries to solve a mystery that involves a unicorn, a scroll, and a poem written in Olde English, accompanied by his loyal dog, Snowy, and Captain Haddock (played by go-to motion-capture actor Andy Serkis). Spielberg "shot" the movie in 40 days using performance-capture technologies and then Jackson Weta visual effects team animated the movie, not unlike how the character of Gollum (again played by Serkis) was created for the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Jackson says that Weta, or Tintin for that matter, wouldn't exist without Spielberg's Jurassic Park. watch the clips >> Posted 12.21.11 by Ryan
A third, action-packed trailer for multiple Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg's (Saving Private Ryan, Schindler's List) upcoming 3-D animated movie, The Adventures of Tintin, was released last week and now five new preview clips from the movie have debuted online.
Adapted from the classic Tintin comic book series by Belgian author and illustrator Hergé, The Adventures of Tintin will begin opening in theaters in Europe in just two weeks time, yet little is known about the plot of the movie. However, the new preview clips do reveal that the intrepid young reporter (voiced by Jamie Bell) winds up neck-deep in trouble with his loyal dog, Snowy, and comrade Captain Haddock (Andy Serkis) while investigating a mystery involving a unicorn, a scroll, and a poem written in Olde English. watch the new preview clips >> Posted 10.13.11 by BrentJS
The third trailer for The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn is 90 seconds of uninterrupted action. That isn't much of a surprise since the movie was made by the dream team of Steven Spielberg (directing) and Peter Jackson (producing).
As far as a synopsis goes, nothing much has been released yet. The official site for the movie only says that Tintin is an "intrepid young reporter whose relentless pursuit of a good story thrusts him into a world of high adventure." Jamie Bell, who plays Tintin in the motion-capture animated flick, may have revealed why that is. When the young actor was asked in an interview with Movie Pilot if he could describe the movie in thirty second or so, he simply replied "No." It sounds like we can expect a pretty involved plot from what might look on the surface to be simply family-friendly holiday fare. Watch the trailer >> Posted 10.05.11 by Mandy
Say you're a cop who is framed for a crime you didn't commit, what would you do if you found a chance to escape? If you're Sam Worthington (Avatar, Clash of the Titans) in the upcoming thriller Man on a Ledge, the plan is simple: step out on the ledge of a building in New York and feign a suicide attempt while actually coordinating the theft of a $30M diamond and convincing a hostage negotiator to believe he's innocent as SWAT team members swirl around ready to rain down bullets. See? Simple.
If the plot seems convoluted, don't worry, the cast is tight. Worthington is surrounded by such notables as Elizabeth Banks (Our Idiot Brother) as the hostage negotiator; Jamie Bell (The Eagle, Jumper) and Genesis Rodriguez (Entourage) as Worthington's co-conspirators; Kyra Sedgwick (TNT's The Closer) as a news reporter; Ed Burns (Saving Private Ryan) as a cop; Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker) as possibly another cop (he drives in an unmarked police car for no more than half a second); and Ed Harris as a guy who tries on suit jackets and says things like, "Find them" and "Tell me it's done" (the villain, of course). From the looks of the icy blue poster and teaser trailer, the movie looks promising, since the story sounds like Inside Man and Negotiator stuffed inside Phone Booth. watch the trailer >> Posted 09.23.11 by Ryan
The first collaboration between two of the biggest names in movies has so far been shrouded in mystery, but today we get the first glimpse of the project.
The poster for The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn was unveiled today, showing the title character and his trusty dog, Snowy, walking in shadow above a globe.
The motion-capture 3-D movie, a collaboration between Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson, is based on the comic books by Belgian artist Georges "Hergé" Remi. Spielberg takes the duty of director while Jackson will serve as producer (Jackson will direct the sequel). Jackson's F/X company Weta Digital will do the movie's motion capture and special effects. Tintin will be Spielberg's first move that will be shot digitally. It took 28 years to bring Tintin to the big screen Posted 05.16.11 by Chris
If you're making a movie about a group of survivors set against a backdrop where a deadly virus outbreak has the potential to wipe out humanity, than who better to call on than Cillian Murphy? After all, he's a veteran of that scenario after dealing with the zombie-causing virus in 28 Days Later.
And that's exactly who first-time filmmaker Carl Tibbetts has cast in the thriller Retreat. The movie is about a couple (Murphy and Thandie Newton) who are vacationing on a desolate island when they come across a psychopath, Jamie Bell, who has news of a deadly outbreak that is sweeping through Europe. And it's Bell's character who decides the only way to survive the outbreak is to board up the house and wait it out. That wouldn't be too hard, except that Bell is crazy. watch the trailer >> Posted 05.06.11 by Chris
The first preview clip from Academy award-winning director Kevin MacDonald's (The Last King of Scotland) new movie, The Eagle (formerly The Eagle of the Ninth), was all about action, showing Roman Centurion Marquis Aquila (Channing Tatum) single-handedly attacking an advancing army of chariots. The pace is slowed down considerably in the latest clip from the movie, which finds Marcus Aquila explaining to Aquila (Donald Sutherland) his plan to go beyond the Roman Wall into the highlands of Caledonia to retrieve the Eagle emblem of his father's lost Ninth Legion with his British slave, Esca (Jamie Bell), as a guide. watch the new preview clip >> Posted 01.30.11 by BrentJS