"You'll never see me coming."
"One of the joys for me has always been seeing how you take a villain from the comic book and realize him in a slightly more realistic way for the movie, render him for movies in a way that’s recognizable, but different," co-writer and director Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) recently told Collider about the character of The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley) in the highly-anticipated sequel Iron Man 3. The Mandarin was not only the highlight of the sequel's first trailer but also the latest trailer, where the villain offers a sleepless Tony Stark, aka Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), a choice between "an empty life or a meaningful death." Yikes. watch the trailer >> Posted 03.05.13 by Ryan
"No, you’re just going to have to turn this opportunity yes. …Do the job."
Journey to Spain by way of London to experience an electric, sometimes surreal, heist movie featuring one of the most brilliantly-acted psychotic gangsters in cinema history. do the job >> Posted 12.26.12 by BrentJS
"I've got a lot of apologies to make."
After not one but two trailer teasers, Marvel Studios have released the first trailer for Iron Man 3. As revealed in the synopsis, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is going to see his personal life "destroyed," which takes on literal and figurative examples in the trailer. Clearly affected by the events of The Avengers, Stark's latest villain won't be an intergalactic army. Instead, it's The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley), who points out in the trailer that he is not "a terrorist" but rather "a teacher." If that's true, then he's saving his biggest lesson for Stark, who looks like he might be without a home and the one he loves.all the latest trailers
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With Iron Man 3 set to start shooting soon, the cast additions to the third installment had some exciting newcomers in Ben Kingsley as a mysterious villain and Guy Pearce as geneticist Aldrich Killian. Most recently, Jessica Chastain was offered (for the second time) a role as a "sexy scientist." Looks like Chastain has had to decline again, as indicated by a message on the actress' Facebook page (via Super Hero Hype).
more about Iron Man 3 >> Posted 05.08.12 by Ryan
Sorry to say that Iron Man 3 isn't going to work out. My schedule is jammed packed and I can't fit anything else in. The press announced my possible attachment far too soon. I know many of you wanted me to be involved, and I'm so sorry to disappoint you. Hopefully there'll be another Marvel film in my future. [Director and co-writer] Shane Black and everyone on the IM3 team are really wonderful. I'm very excited to see the film when it comes out. xx
We're still not sure who Tony Stark, aka Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), will be fighting in the upcoming sequel, Iron Man 3, but we know Ben Kingsley will be playing him. Or, at least one of them. We'll explain.
Variety reports that Kingsley is in final talks to join the sequel as the villain, which reportedly will not be the Mandarin, Iron Man's longtime comic book nemesis, who many fans hoped would finally make an appearance in the third installment. Back in 2010, Iron Man and Iron Man 2 director Jon Favreau revealed that he wanted the Mandarin for Iron Man 3, despite the complications of the character's 10 magical rings and how those could be explained in the tech-heavy world of Tony Stark. Unfortunately for fans of Mandarin, Favreau will only executive produce the movie, while Drew Pearce is responsible for the script along with director Shane Black. more on kingsley's role >> Posted 04.10.12 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
Although the 10-year run of Harry Potter movies is about to end, you can get a peek at another upcoming children's book adaptation when the final movie hits theaters. For the past few months, Martin Scorsese and his team have been hard at work on post-production for Hugo Cabret, based on Brian Selznick's Caldecott-winning book The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Today, the movie's Twitter page announced that the first trailer for the movie will run ahead of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, which arrives in theaters July 15. More on Hugo Cabret >> Posted 06.13.11 by reelz
Last week, just as 20th Century Fox hired David Slade (30 Days of Night, Twilight Saga: Eclipse) to direct a new Daredevil movie, early rumors began piling up that the movie would be a "continuation of the Daredevil saga", implying that it wouldn't completely ignore the 2003 Daredevil starring Ben Affleck. Other rumors claimed that Slade's Daredevil would be either "a bit Batman Begins" with the villain learning "who Daredevil really is and tries to destroy him" or, more pointedly, be an adaptation of the "Born Again" storyline written by Frank Miller and illustrated by David Mazzucchelli from the mid-1980s run of the Daredevil comic book series.
Meanwhile, casting rumors also sprang up, with Robert Pattinson, Bradley Cooper, and Garrett Hedlund all mentioned as potential actors for the role of the blind lawyer Matt Murdock, who moonlights as the masked vigilante Daredevil, the "Man Without Fear".
With all of these rumors already swirling, Slade took to twitter to set the record straight. is slade up for The Wolverine as well? >> Posted 03.22.11 by Ryan
A reboot of 20th Century Fox's 2003 Daredevil has been in the works for years, with screenwriter David Scarpa (The Day the Earth Stood Still) hired to write a draft in February of last year. The Ben Affleck-starring original earned $179 million worldwide, a modest success considering its budget, and spawned a spin-off, 2005's Elektra, which bombed at the box office. Affleck eventually admitted that Daredevil "missed a lot".
Fox is in a precarious position with the few Marvel Comics properties they own the rights to: the studio must continue to develop the franchises or else the rights will revert back to Marvel Studios. When Disney purchased Marvel in 2009, reports claimed that Disney was trying to find a way to wrestle Daredevil, Fantastic Four and the X-Men movies away from Fox, and Spider-Man away from Sony. However, as long as both studios continue to develop movies based on the Marvel characters, the studios will continue to hold the rights.
While Scarpa's Daredevil draft may not reach the screen, a movie based on the character created by Stan Lee and artist Bill Everett in 1964 is on the way. david slade to direct >> Posted 03.16.11 by Ryan
Summer is when studios roll out all of their biggest, baddest, most blockbustery movies — a season that starts earlier each year, it seems. Disney and DreamWorks just released new posters to promote their summer fare.
First up, a very confrontational poster for Shrek Forever After) that has Shrek (Mike Myers) and his fellow ogres squaring off against Rumpelstiltskin (Walt Dohrn) and a gaggle of witches. In this fourth chapter, everyone's favorite ogre is duped by Rumpelstiltskin into signing a pact that creates an alternate version of Far Far Away, one in which Shrek and Fiona (Cameron Diaz) have never met. Eddie Murphy and Antonio Banderas also return as the voices of Donkey and Puss in Boots, respectively. get more details about the new posters >> Posted 04.19.10 by BrentJS