"None of you are safe."
Since the first trailer for the highly-anticipated sequel Star Trek Into Darkness was rolled out, fans have been wondering what villain Benedict Cumberbatch's (BBC's Sherlock; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) would be playing. While Trekkers kept their Vulcan fingers crossed Cumberbatch was playing a reinvention of the titular antagonist from 1982's Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, it was eventually revealed that the character had the less interesting name of John Harrison, described by Cumberbatch as a "one-man terrorist, who does despicable things for a noble cause."
That is certainly on display in the newly-released, international trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness, which gives its focus to Cumberbatch's Harrison, who starts out the trailer by attacking Starfleet, immediately prompting Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) into action. Also revealed is the first look at Peter Weller's (Robocop, Dexter) character as well as a more, um, let's say revealing look at Alice Eve as Dr. Carol Marcus. watch the trailer >> Posted 03.22.13 by Ryan
Keep your Batman fix going.
Batman fans were both (mostly) elated and dejected with The Dark Knight Rises, which added a new chapter to director Christopher Nolan's Batman movies, but also ended the franchise as a trilogy. Stepping in to fill the void is Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1, which was released on DVD and Blu-Ray last month.
Based on the seminal comic book arc by Frank Miller (Sin City, 300), The Dark Knight Returns is set in dystopian future Gotham, where Batman (voiced by Robocop's Peter Weller) has retired after the death of his second Robin, Jason Todd. With crime ruling the streets, Batman returns to face Harvey Dent, aka Two-Face (voiced by Wade Andrew Williams, who plays the warden of Blackgate prison in The Dark Knight Rises), armed with a new Robin, thirteen-year-old Carrie Kelley (voiced by Modern Family's Ariel Winter). The Dark Knight Returns has been a property that plenty of directors have wanted to turn into movies (300 director Zack Snyder admitted in 2009 that he approached Warner Bros. about the possibility), but, considering the dark subject matter, this animated adaptation may be as close as fans will ever get. The Dark Knight Returns Part 2 won't be out until next year, but a new trailer has already arrived, revealing Michael Emerson (Lost) as the Joker and Batman's inevitable showdown with Superman (Mark Valley), who doesn't approve of Batman's methods.the latest trailers return
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When Benicio del Toro (Traffic) decided to skip out on the highly-anticipated sequel Star Trek 2, director J.J. Abrams was left without a villain in his cast. Variety reports that Édgar Ramírez (Carlos, Vantage Point) is the frontrunner to replace del Toro with Jordi Mollà (Colombiana, Knight and Day), though no offers have been made. Ramirez reportedly will audition for Abrams via Skype later this week.
What role the two actors are auditioning for is still in question. Del Toro was rumored to be playing Khan Noonien Singh, the genetically-augmented superhuman originally played by Ricardo Montalbán in a 1967 episode of the original Star Trek series episode, and again in the 1982 movie sequel Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Likely because del Toro and Montalbán are both Hispanic, the role of Khan seemed a lock for del Toro, despite Abrams shooting down the rumor as "not true". With two other Hispanic actors up for whatever the villain role will be, the Khan rumors are not going away anytime soon. To add fuel to the fire, we'll point out that in 2009, Star Trek screenwriter Roberto Orci said that Khan's chances of showing up as the villain in the sequel were "50/50." what role will weller play? >> Posted 12.08.11 by Ryan
Robocop has been reassigned from Detroit to Starfleet.
Dealine reports that actor Peter Weller (Robocop, Dexter) has been cast in Paramount Pictures' Star Trek 2, the upcoming sequel to their highly-successful 2009 reboot of the Star Trek franchise. Weller is the third new actor hired to join Captain Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto) and the rest of the crew in an unknown role. Director J.J. Abrams recently confirmed interest in having Benicio del Toro (Traffic) join the cast in a role that reportedly is villain, but won't be Khan. Alice Eve has also been cast in a "lead role", but that role is again unspecified.
Production is set to begin early next year with a script by screenwriters Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof. Star Trek 2 is scheduled to arrive in 3-D on May 17, 2013. a previously unspecified role revealed >> Posted 12.05.11 by Ryan