Who Should Play the Demented Industrialist?
The Green Goblin wasn't the first Spider-Man villain and he's not the most powerful, but the colorful character has become Spidey's signature nemesis over the years, appearing in just about every board game, video game, and animated series based upon the wall-crawler's exploits, as well as featuring prominently in Sam Raimi's trilogy (played with great aplomb by Willem Dafoe). Norman Osborn, the wealthy industrialist who first took on the mantle of the Green Goblin, did not figure prominently in this summer's The Amazing Spider-Man, but director Marc Webb laid the groundwork for his big screen return, setting up Osborn's company, Oscorp, as the manufacturer of the biotech that inadvertently created both Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) and the Lizard (Rhys Ifans) and also inserting a tag scene at the end that shows a mysterious figure that may or may not be Norman Osborn.
While most speculate that Electro will be the primary villain in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 because of the Electro-ish lightning seen in the credits, the return of Norman Osborn and the Green Goblin are inevitable, especially in light of the recent news that Shailene Woodley (The Descendants) will likely have "a very small part" in ASM2 as Peter's other major love interest, Mary Jane Watson, and that Sony intends to "build to the classic 'Death of Gwen Stacy' story" that saw the Green Goblin killing Peter's high school sweetheart. Help us choose the new Green Goblin: Who do you think has the drive and determination to play a billionaire industrialist willing to experiment on himself to save his own life?
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Posted 10.29.12 by BrentJS
Double the Viggo equals double the fun.
Make an Exception?: Normally, we're not the biggest fans of arty, foreign-language flicks, but Viggo Mortensen playing a set of twins and speaking multiple languages is worth the trouble it takes to read subtitles in Everybody Has a Plan.
What's the Plan?: Honestly, between the identity switching, the bees, the inexplicable sobbing, and some possible drownings, the nuances of the plot still aren't clear, but the trailer leaves us wanting to see more.
The Most Important Question: Which is better — Clean-cut Viggo or scruffy Viggo? Is there any way to choose? watch the trailer >> Posted 09.11.12 by reelz
Since playing Aragorn in Lord of the Rings trilogy, actor Viggo Mortensen has been extremely cautious about what roles he would accept, choosing to work with director David Cronenberg on movies like A History of Violence and Eastern Promises. After shooting the 2009 apocalyptic drama The Road, Mortensen revealed he wanted to take a break from acting, and once he returned, he turned down role after role in projects like The Man of Steel, Snow White and the Huntsman and Enders Game. Explaining this is only to say that when Mortensen accepts a role, it's likely that it's going to be good if not at least interesting, and a year ago the actor accepted a role in the upcoming thriller The Two Faces of January, which is finally moving forward with the addition of Oscar Isaac. more about The Two Faces of January >> Posted 07.01.12 by Ryan
In October, we reported that Warner Bros. was trying to talk Tom Cruise into accepting a role in the adaptation of Hiroshi Sakurazaka's novel, All You Need is Kill. Looks like the convincing worked.
Deadline reports that Cruise has officially committed to the role of a futuristic soldier fighting a war against an alien race who gets killed in action. In a Groundhog Day twist of fate, he is reborn every day to repeat his final day, slowly realizing that there are difference in the repetitions and that he be able to change his future.
All You Need is Kill earlier reported to have the unfortunate title, We Mortals Are, but now thankfully back to it's original title, is one of two sci-fi projects Cruise is attached to. After finishing the action/thriller adaptation of One Shot this fall, Cruise heads into production of Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski's sci-fi epic Horizons next year. However, Cruise had to work out his busy schedule before he could commit to the movie. casting begins on Ender's Game adaptation >> Posted 12.02.11 by Ryan
Fans of the The Lord of the Rings trilogy will get to see plenty of familiar faces when the two-part prequel of The Hobbit debuts with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in late 2012, followed by The Hobbit: There and Back Again in 2013. Besides the return of Ian McKellen as Gandalf, Andy Serkis as Gollum (motion-capture) and Hugo Weaving as Elrond, director and co-writer Peter Jackson has found a way to bring back Cate Blanchett as Galadriel, Orlando Bloom as Legolas, Sir Christopher Lee as Saruman, and Elijah Wood as Frodo Baggins, even though the characters don't appear in J.R.R. Tolkien's original novel.
One character that won't be returning is Aragorn, the character Viggo Mortensen played in the trilogy of movies. During an interview with Movies.com, Mortensen revealed that he wasn't against returning but was never asked. why no aragorn? plus benedict cumberbatch talks about playing smaug >> Posted 11.24.11 by Ryan
Canadian director David Cronenberg began his career with surreal, sci-fi horror movies like 1981's Videodrome. Lately, he's been concentrating on dramatic thrillers like 2005's A History of Violence, 2007's Eastern Promises, and his newest entry, A Dangerous Method. The movie, set in World War I–era Vienna, explores the tangled relationship between psychologist Dr. Jung (Michael Fassbender) and his mentor, Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen), who both fall under the spell of the troubled Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley).
A Dangerous Method is currently touring the festival circuit, premiering this week at the Venice Film Festival. Cronenberg told Variety that his own fans may not like the movie even if he doesn't think the movie is a "big creative departure." cronenberg talks, critics respond, a new trailer debuts >> Posted 09.02.11 by Ryan
David Cronenberg's last movie to reach theaters was 2007's Eastern Promises, but the Canadian director is currently hard at work shooting an adaptation of Cosmopolis, based on the Don DeLillo novel and starring Twilight's Robert Pattinson. Cronenberg's next movie to hit theaters, however, is A Dangerous Method, based on the play The Talking Cure by Christopher Hampton (Dangerous Liasons), which, in turn, was based on the non-fiction novel A Most Dangerous Method by John Kerr.
A Dangerous Method is a historical drama that enters the intellectual, and apparently sex-filled, world of psychology as explained in the movie's synopsis.
watch the trailer >> Posted 06.22.11 by Ryan
Seduced by the challenge of an impossible case, the driven Dr. Jung (Michael Fassbender) takes the unbalanced yet beautiful Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley) as his patient in A Dangerous Method. Jung's weapon is the method of his master, the renowned Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen). Both men fall under Sabina's spell.
It looks like Universal will have to continue its "hunt" for a Huntsman to star opposite Kristen Stewart in first-time feature director Rupert Sanders' Snow White and the Huntsman adaptation, a modern retelling of the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale. According to Variety, Academy Award-nominated actor Viggo Mortensen (Eastern Promises) has turned down the role that he had been linked to for several months. No explanation was given for his decision. Is there a bright side to this news? >> Posted 03.27.11 by BrentJS
Director Zack Snyder has only revealed a few casting decisions for his upcoming Superman: The Man of Steel, the first of which was the announcement that British actor Henry Cavill would play the title role. The other two confirmed cast members are Kevin Costner and Diane Lane, who will play Jonathan and Martha Kent, Superman's adoptive parents.
With no villain either announced or cast yet, rumors continue to persist over who will battle the last son of Krypton. Despite Snyder revealing that his Superman would not be linked to the previous Superman movies, a rumor that Kryptonian villain General Zod — originally portrayed by Terence Stamp in Superman and Superman II — would appear as the villain in the movie refuses to die. Snyder quickly debunked the reports by addressing them as "just a rumor" as long ago as last October, and then, a month later, stated that the Zod rumor was "just wrong". Despite Snyder's efforts, Viggo Mortensen (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) was linked to the rumored role last month.
In a rather unrevealing interview with Latino Review, Snyder put an end to the Mortensen casting rumor. what? no viggo? >> Posted 03.23.11 by Ryan
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