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If there’s one thing that I’ve learned from numerous featuring covert operatives, it’s to always have an escape plan. Unfortunately, that sounds too much like work to me, so I’m willing to settle for an Escape Plan poster. I mean, it’s got Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger! What more could I need?
Although character resurrections in comic books are more common than unusually muscled white men, it looks like that won’t be how The Wolverine will handling the death of Jean Grey in X-Men: The Last Stand. Director James Mangold explains how it’s possible to have Famke Janssen reprise her role but not actually be alive again.
“[She is] a shadow presence [who] pops up to mock, comfort and advise Logan much as Number 6 tortured Gaius Baltar on ‘Battlestar Galactica'”
Just earlier today we brought you the news that Michael Bay BOOM! BAM! CRASH!… I’m sorry, I have no idea where those explosions came from. They just appeared when I said Bay’s name. Now where was I? Ah, right. Earlier today, we brought you the news Bay has signed on with Ubisoft and Warner Bros to develop a movie based on Ubisoft’s “Ghost Recon” videogame franchise, and now comes the news that the French videogame publisher has landed acclaimed producer and occasional director Frank Marshall (Indiana Jones, Back to the Future, Jurassic Park, Arachnophobia) to produce one of their adaptations, Assassin’s Creed, which stars Michael Fassbender.
[ WARNING! INCOMING TASTELESS JOKE!] Despite the fact that they clearly don’t have vaginas, mermaids can apparently still experience “that time of the month”. Well, either that or something really violent just happened at sea in this new poster for 300: Rise of an Empire.
And in news that should surprise nobody who can count to 365 million (you all can, right?), there will be a third G.I. Joe film. Yo, Joe! Or something. Paramount and MGM are in currently talks with Jon M. Chu, who led the recently released G.I. Joe: Retaliation to a $365 million worldwide box-office haul, to once again take up the director’s chair on this third installment.
Hey, Jon! Want to make even more money next time? Just make the entire movie about rope-swinging ninjas fighting each other on the side of Tibetan mountains.
It may be a couple more weeks until we get to see if that guy from The Tudors can really fly in his blue pyjamas, but in the meantime you can tide yourself over with the Man of Steel soundtrack, which released yesterday. It’s just the latest bit of musical genius from composer Hans Zimmer, and if you want to know about him, he did an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit yesterday that makes for interesting reading. For example, did you know that his home studio is designed to look like a turn-of-the-century Vienese brothel?
Now we’ve already seen the crazy looks that Jamie Foxx will have as Max Dillion as well as his villainous alter-ego Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but it looks like he wants the role to be both ear- and eye-catching.
Note to self: Never get a haircut from Jamie Foxx’s sister. Apparently she just lets an ornery and sweaty ferret loose on your head and calls it a day.
Looks like those big, muscular, badly accented wheels are finally starting to turn as it’s been reported that Paramount are in talks to acquire the rights to Terminator 5, which will see probably Arnold Schwarzenegger back in the lead role. The last major development we’ve had on the sequel was when Fast & Furious director Justin Lin dropped out of the production back in December 2012. Laeta Kalogridis (Avatar) and Patrick Lussier (Drive Angry) are still attached to pen the script, but they’re going to have to get cracking (especially if Paramount is planning a new trilogy as some have suspected) as according to new US copyright laws, the rights will revert back to original writer/director James Cameron in 2019, 35 years after the release of the first film.
Let the record state that on the 12th of June 2013, at approximately 4pm, I, Kervyn Cloete, being of sound body and mind, finally admit to cheering on Adam Sandler in something. But that’s mainly because I just wanted him to punch Taylor Lautner in his face during this new clip from Grown Ups 2.
There’s a rumour going around that Doctor Who alum Karen Gillan’s villainous role in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is actually Angela, the red-haired, scantily clad, supernatural bounty hunter created by Todd McFarlane in Spawn. A comic from one of Marvel’s rival publishers, Image. Yeah, I think you better click the link since this will take too long to explain. Also, since the rumour is based purely on the fact that somebody heard that Ms Gillan is working out, I’m really not going to spend too much time typing it all out again.
James Cameron’s Aliens is all about gung-ho soldiers, pants-wetting tension, creepy cyborgs, maternal instincts and Sigourney Weaver’s tiny panties, right? Wrong, it’s apparently all about Vietnam. Don’t believe me, then check out Cracked’s articled on 5 Great Movies With Mind Blowing Symbolism You Didn’t Notice.
Let it never be said that we’re just about Twilight jokes and Joss Whedon worship around here. Occasionally, we can even get educational! So crank up your brains and get ready to learn a few things about the world’s greatest superhero. No, not Bananaman! I’m talking about Superman of course!
Last Updated: June 12, 2013