Extras! – 10 February 2013

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Welcome to The Extras! A daily dose of all the smaller movie related news, clips and just plain cool stuff that you might have missed!  

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Extras-bullet-points-micro3If you were in Joburg today, you might have noticed several superheroes strolling the streets. Or you might not have, because you don’t have an all access pass to get inside the location shooting for Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Yep, shooting has begun in the Jozi CBD, with Metro Police Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar saying that “Albetina Sisulu street [previously Market] will be blocked off between Harrison and Rissik streets from 7am until 7pm”. Filming continues until Thursday as the Avengers seek the Infinite Gatsby sammich. In other news, I’ll finally be attempting to get my romance on with starlet Scarlett Johansson. And speaking of Avengers…

Extras-bullet-points-micro3Paul Bettany as the Vision! I love it! It’s just a pity that the character has a costume that can only be described as Ag nee man dis kak. Whether the final look will be a physical costume that Bettany dons, or a quick CGI job is still up for discussion however. But according to Screen Rant, there’s going to be quite a bit of Stark Tech inside of it:

It has a helmet akin to the Iron Man armor, but it’s designed more like a face than a smooth Stark helmet. The iconic yellow and green are present in the design, but it’s more metallic shades than bright ‘comic book colors.’ They said it reminds them somewhat of the T-100 from Terminator 2 but it’s not as shiny.

The yellow metal “liquid” bits seem to light up. This may or may not happen since there are two designs for that section. One lights up the other doesn’t. That’s the only difference. The cape is present, but they say it appears to only “pop out” when in flight mode. The cap sports some similar shades of yellow as the body. The “neck pieces” are the same yellow but they seem to shift positions from “standing” (for lack of a better word) to “flight mode.”

Honestly, anything than his traditional comic book outfit is an improvement in my eyes, as Ultron clearly didn’t have fashion deisgn 2.0 installed when he created the Vision.

Extras-bullet-points-micro3John Travolta is going to be a Gummy Bear. No, not the kind that drinks liquid steroids and proceeds to ass-pummel soldiers like in that Disney cartoon. Rather, the far more annoying GummyBear based on that stupid cell phone ringtone whose popularity died out years ago.

Somehow, that damn green bastard is still averaging 20 million new users a month which makes no sense at all, and has now set aside $30 million for a feature film and hell I give up. Is John Travolta that hard up on cash?

Extras-bullet-points-micro3The seventh time is indeed the charm, as director Terry Gilliam is once again set to attempt to make his Don Quixote movie. And hopefully, this time he’ll get it right when he starts in September.

Extras-bullet-points-micro3The movie is still three months away, and I’m already sick of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Clearly having never ever heard of the word “excess”, the Sony marketing push has now released several new images of the title hero. And if you squint hard enough, you can see vintage foe the Hypno Hustler hiding in the background. Maybe.

Extras-bullet-points-micro3Move aside Batman, because the Gotham TV series has finally found its future police commissioner. Ben “Southland” McKenzie will portray the cop known as James Gordon, who becomes an ally to the Batman and a tenuous link inside the Gotham PD. Danny Cannon will direct the pilot episode, and will star a James Gordon who happens to be a college football star, war hero and rookie detective on the Gotham force.

Gordon is idealistic “to the point of naiveté,” and is driven by a desire to live up to the legacy of his father. He’s also “brave, energetic, and honest,” is pretty sharp and driven.

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Extras-bullet-points-micro3Hey check it out! A new TV spot for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, where Steve Rogers pulls a Tony Stark!

Extras-bullet-points-micro3Heroin dealers may be mourning the loss of Phillip Seymour Hoffman, but Hunger Games fans have nothing to worry about. Thanks to the magic of digital technology, the crew will pull a Gladiator/Superman Returns and finish Hoffman’s scenes digitally.

Extras-bullet-points-micro3The streets aren’t a safe olace anymore. Gangs, beggars and that damn salvation army are just itching to get your cash out of your pocket. And now, there’s the walking dead to worry about as well. Hmmm, spare some braaaaaaaains…

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Last Updated: February 10, 2014

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