Now that Award season is over, Mark Wahlberg is done collecting accolades for The Fighter, the biopic he produced and starred in as welterweight fighter "Irish" Micky Ward, and is back to work on Contraband, the remake of the 2008 Icelandic thriller Reykjavík-Rotterdam. The movie follows Wahlberg as a former smuggles who may return to his criminal ways after an associate makes him a lucrative offer. Set photos were revealed in early February, which Wahlberg told EW shows him out of fighting shape.
more on the Fighter sequel >> Posted 03.15.11 by Ryan
Well, I certainly took some time off and enjoyed the fruits of my labor and stuffed my face, drank a lot of wine, and then had a lot of people say, "Dude, you don’t look the same." [When I first] showed up on the set of this movie, they were like, "Dude, you can’t show up to work looking like that. They’re expecting you to be in shape like you were for The Fighter."
Not much is known about Spider-Man 4, the sequel director Sam Raimi was preparing for Sony, other than it was going to feature John Malkovich as the Vulture, and possibly also include the Black Cat , until Raimi decided he couldn't make the movie in Sony's timeframe and quit the project, leaving Sony to reboot the franchise. Fans had a mixed reaction to the news, while Malkovich admitted he was "disappointed" by the decision, and he wasn't the only cast member to feel that way.
Actor J.K. Simmons, who played J. Jonah Jameson for all three Spider-Man movies, recently admitted to MTV that he is still "reeling from the rug being pulled out" and revealed a few more details about the abandoned sequel. What was going to happen to Jonah? >> Posted 01.26.11 by Ryan
A recent report claimed that Sony Pictures was searching for an actor to portray J. Jonah Jameson in their upcoming Spider-Man reboot. Both John Slattery and Sam Elliott were named as possible replacements for J.K. Simmons who played the character in the previous Spider-Man movies. Zap2It spoke to Elliott and asked the actor about the casting rumor. is elliott interested? >> Posted 10.31.10 by Ryan
Sony's reboot of Spider-Man has cast its Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), villain (Rhys Ifans in an unspecified role, but possibly the Lizard), and love interest Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), but what about J. Jonah Jameson, Parker's boss at the Daily Bugle and avid hater of Parker's web-crawling alter ego? J.K. Simmons capably and hilariously played the role in the previous trilogy, but a recent report claims that Sony and director Marc Webb will be looking elsewhere for the reboot. Two Actors in early contention >> Posted 10.28.10 by Ryan
Kirsten Dunst's return may be uncertain, but J.K. Simmons, the man behind J. Jonah Jameson's infamous mustache will be back for Spider-Man 4.
Simmons seems pretty content with the size of the Bugle Chief role: "We've definitely brainstormed ideas for Triple-J, but I have no desire to make Triple-J more of the focus of those movies," he told MTV, "The amount that I did in 1, 2 and 3, is just exactly right. Like be the wolf. Come in, blow in, do a week, blow out, be the comic relief, and hit the road. And let Tobey and everybody else do the heavy lifting."
Spider-Man 4 is set to start filming in 2010, with a May 2011 release date, the same month that First Avenger: Captain America hits theaters (May 6), and before the July release of The Avengers. Posted 01.19.09 by Ryan