Superman as a kid! Superman in handcuffs! General Zod! Lois! What's going to happen?
Last month, director Zack Snyder revealed that a "crazy" trailer for his upcoming Superman reboot, Man of Steel, was going to debut before screenings of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Looks like that moment has arrived a few days prior to The Hobbit's release as Warner Bros. have officially released the reboot's second trailer.the latest crazy trailers
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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
Today’s Hot Trailer: Michael Shannon raises a family and kills people for money.
They say it's always the nice ones that are discovered to have done bad things, and that sentiment rings true for the first trailer for The Iceman, the drama thriller which chronicles the life of notorious contract killer Richard "The Iceman" Kuklinski. Played by Michael Shannon (Take Shelter) in the movie, Kuklinski claimed to have murdered over 100 men between 1964 and 1986 while maintaining a suburban life with a wife and kids.
The Iceman is premiering at the Venice Film Festival, so Milennium Films has released the first trailer for the movie, which also stars Winona Ryder (Black Swan) as Deborah, Kuklinski's wife, and Chris Evans as Kuklinski's mentor, Robert "Mr. Softee" Pronge. That role was originally cast with James Franco, who nevertheless makes an appearance in the movie, seemingly as one of Kuklinski's victims. watch the extremely violent, NSFW trailer >> Posted 08.31.12 by Ryan
The first trailer for writer-director Liza Johnson's first feature, Return, has been released online. A labor of love several years in the making, Return was chosen to be one of the 25 movies (out of 2,288 entries) to screen at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival Director's Fortnight and the only U.S. movie selected.
The drama stars Linda Cardellini as a former soldier who struggles to settle back into a normal life with her husband (Michael Shannon) and kids after a tour of duty in the Middle East. John Slattery (The Adjustment Bureau), Talia Balsam (The Wackness) and Emma Rayne Lyle (I Don't Know How She Does It) also star. watch the trailer >> Posted 01.05.12 by BrentJS
To celebrate the great cinematic performers of 2011, The New York Times has put together a spectacular video gallery called "Touch of Evil" that features thirteen of this year's hottest actors and actresses portraying thirteen iconic "Vamps, Crooks and Killers" from throughout cinema history. see the images and watch the videos >> Posted 12.08.11 by BrentJS
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
Considering he earned an Academy Award nomination for his supporting role in Revolutionary Road and there's buzz that he might get another nomination for his performance in his latest movie, Take Shelter, you would think that actor Michael Shannon would have a pretty good estimation of his abilities as an actor. However, Shannon recently revealed to Shortlist (via DigitalSpy), that when he met with Zack Snyder to talk about playing the villain in the director's Superman franchise reboot, Man of Steel, he was "confused" about why a major role in "one of the largest films around" was being offered to him. what did Shannon say about getting cast as Zod? >> Posted 11.20.11 by BrentJS
Because he's been talking with reporters about his new movie Take Shelter and his critically acclaimed HBO series Boardwalk Empire, Michael Shannon has been the greatest source of new information about director Zack Snyder's Superman franchise reboot. In his latest interview, Shannon explained to EW that the evil Kryptonian General Zod will have two costumes in the movie, though he's not quite sure what one of them will look like (except that it won't be "paisley"). Shannon on Zod's 2 costumes >> Posted 11.02.11 by BrentJS
Comic book movie fans have been hotly debating the reason for Henry Cavill's scruffy look in director Zack Snyder's Superman franchise reboot, Man of Steel, since the first "spy" pics of the actor emerged from the Alaska set earlier this month. The debate intensified recently when more photos from the set showed Cavill's Clark Kent was still sporting a scraggly beard and a tattered pair of pants, with no sign of the character's signature spit-curl and glasses, let alone the red-and-blue longjohns that are the trademark of the "Man of Steel."
Our best guess is that good ol' Clark is on his "vision quest" to figure out who he is and what he should do with his Kryptonian superpowers, but without the opportunity to question Cavill or Snyder, we remain just as in the dark as everyone else. However, one of the principal actors in the movie has been making the rounds recently, which has afforded various media outlets the opportunity to pick his brain about all of those little nerd facts that comic book movie fans live and die for.
While doing promotional interviews for his new movie, Take Shelter, Academy Award-nominated actor Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road) — who stars in Man of Steel as the evil Kryptonian General Zod, originally played by Terence Stamp in Supermanand Superman II — discussed beating up Superman's (biological) dad, the Phantom Zone and whether or not he will recite that classic Zod line, "Kneel before Zod," in Man of Steel. what did Shannon say about Zod? >> Posted 10.27.11 by BrentJS
Marlon Brando didn't see much action when he played Jor-El, Superman's biological father, in 1978's Superman, but in the upcoming franchise reboot, Man of Steel, it looks like Russell Crowe will see more action while playing the same character. The actor revealed that Jor-El will fight against General Zod (played by Michael Shannon) — who was sentenced to the Phantom Zone in the 1978 adaptation based on evidence provided by Jor-El — in a message on his Twitter.
15km bike ride,umpteen hours fighting Michael Shannon. He's very hard to put down.
When asked by one of his Twitter followers what the result of the fight was (good question, @HMack3), Crowe replied, "Hard to tell who wins, we are still fighting tomorrow."
That seems like a pretty decent battle between the two, which must be why Crowe often steps out of Man of Steel's Vancouver studio to enjoy a cigarette in full costume. more about Man of Steel >> Posted 10.20.11 by Ryan