Welcome to The Weekend Extras! A dose of all the smaller movie related news, clips and just plain cool stuff that you might have missed! So, just like the normal Extras, just much bigger!
We start with some Hobbit news with this pretty epic pic of Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins, dirt stained, Sting in hand. (The sword not the singer. Let’s keep it PG-13, thank you.) Judging by Bilbo’s web-covered state, I’m guessing that this is after he has battled the spiders of Mirkwood. Click the pic for a humungous high res version.
MTV Movie Blog has put together a list of 5 Things all Mark Wahlberg movies have
Moviefone lists 12 New Years resolutions for moviegoers. Some real great ones in there that a lot of people should read
Deviantarts user, Weatherstone, has this awesome Star Trek Seven Of Nine cosplay
According to (rubbish) comicbook artist and creator, Rob Liefeld, Fox has shot 8 minutes of R-Rated Deadpool test footage
Conan the Barbarian (reboot not original) director, Marcus Nispel, is set to do direct an adaptation of vampire hunter comic, Hack/Slash
Jim Carrey channels his inner douche in some new set photos of Burt Wonderstone, the dueling stage magician comedy he is making with Steve Carrel
Quentin Tarantino lists his best and worst films of 2011 over at FilmSchoolRejects. (Seriously, QT? Three Musketeers on your Best list? Seriously?!)
GeekTyrant has some pics of this absolutely awesome Shaun of the Dead Lego set, which has now shot to the top of my birthday gift wishlist.
Chronicle director, Josh Trank, may be helming the proposed Fantasic Four reboot. I’ll hold off my opinion until I can see his work first, but it would be very hard to make the franchise any cheesier than it already is.
“So much of [The Avengers] story takes place from Steve Rogers’ perspective, since he’s the guy who just woke up and sees this weird-ass world. Everyone else has been living in it. He’s the guy that feels that sense of loss.”
JJ Abams has officially kicked off production on Star Trek 2. Still no script details out yet.
George Lucas recently spoke to the Daily Show’s John Stewart about his upcoming Tuskegee Airmen film, Red Tails. Among some other interesting info, he also says that Hollywood will not financially support a big budget film comprised of an all black cast:
Empire is reporting that a TV series prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s classic Psycho may be heading our way. No, Mother. Please, not that, Mother.
Jordana Brewster talks to Collider about the success of Fast Five and what’s happening with Fast Six (Worst. Sequel. Titles. Ever.)
And on that mind blowing note, it’s time to get out of here. See you in the movies, folks.
Last Updated: January 15, 2012