Extras! 11 March 2014

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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!

Forget all about your thinly veiled racism towards Michael B. Jordan being cast as Johnny Storm, there may be another reason to get prematurely and unnecessarily uppity about director Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot. According to Miles Teller, who plays team leader Reed Richards aka Mr.Fantastic, the film will be very grounded.

“I think what we’re going to do with Fantastic Four is going to be very grounded and it made sense to me. When I read the script, I didn’t feel like I was reading this larger-than-life, incredible superhero tale. These are all very human people that end up having to become I guess what is known as the Fantastic Four.

“It’s a proper character and that’s my favourite stuff to do.”

Grounded? This is the movie about the stretchy guy, the invisible girl, the dude who sets himself on fire and the guy made out of gravel, right?

One of the first major screenings for Darren Aronofsky’s Noah happened last night and the first few impressions are starting to trickle in. It seems the film has it’s flaws, but it’s incredibly ambitious, looks amazing and is surprisingly dark. We still have a ways to go till we can check all this out for ourselves, so till then we’ll have to be content with this clip which proves that any problem, no matter how big, can be solved by building a boat.

As you may have heard, Marvel wants to take over your TV. The studio has plans to create a bunch of new, interlocking series set in Hell’s Kitchen, New York, one of which will focus on hero for hire Luke Cage, or as he used to be known, Power Man. Know who else has all the P-P-P-POWER?! Terry Crews, and he’s game to take on the silver tiara and afro combo.

“Anything can happen. All I know is scheduling and all that stuff—anything can happen. I’m open to all kinds of things, but who knows? Actually I took myself out of the Luke Cage running a while back, just because it was people trying to put people against each other. [It was] Idris vs. Michael Jai and I’m like, ‘Wait a minute, this is not even greenlit! Can we talk to Marvel? Why are you talking to me? Don’t put me against my homeboy for a movie that’s not existing.’ I said, ‘Take me out!’

I heard [it’s greenlit] but I haven’t gotten any calls. I’ve been hearing stuff like, ‘oh you’re too old,’ and I’m like, ‘Man do my workout 20 years ago and we’ll talk about who’s too old (laughs).’

Like I said, anything can happen, I never rule anything out. I’m game. There are no rules. What’s up, Marvel? I’m right here, baby. I ain’t goin nowhere. You know where I live!”(laughs)”

This weekend past, saw the international releases of 300: Rise of an Empire and Wes Anderson’ Grand Budapest Hotel, two titles about as diametrically opposed as you can get. But what if you, like the guys over at Pajiba, watched both films back to back. Well, then you might start pondering on What if 300: Rise of an Empire was directed by Wes Anderson?

Poster of the day: Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla by Mondo.

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Watch your step when you click this next link; there’s a cereal killer afoot. It seems that a major plot twist spoiler for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has been given away as part of a Kelloggs cereal promotional clip. I can’t tell you how bad the spoiler is, as my Spidey Sense has warned me to steer clear, but click on through if such things doesn’t bother you.

Remember that Game of Thrones mixtape? Yes, that was actually a real thing and not some premature April Fool’s joke, and now you can actually listen to the entire “Catch The Throne” album right here.

Jason Sudeikis has been cast in the titular lead of Fletch Won, a new action comedy that will see him take on the iconic role made famous by Chevy Chase in the 1980’s. And no, face tattoos are not necessary. The original two Fletch films, based sort-of on Gregory McDonald’s mystery novels, saw Chase as investigative reported I.M. Fletcher, who gets caught up in all kinds of intriguing cases where he often uses his acerbic wit to get out of sticky situations.

This new flick (let’s not say reboot quite yet) is said to be “an origin story, described as a gritty action comedy with heart and more tonally in line with McDonald’s novels than the Chase movies.”

Sudeikis is a pretty decent comedic actor, and possesses a few of the traits that made Chase such an household name, so I’ll be keeping my eye on this one.

Ed Helms has teamed up with Lionsgate for an Epic Fail, and no it’s not just 90-mins of Youtube videos of people hilariously smacking into walls with their testes as they attempt parkour. The comedy, which was developed by Helms and producer Nicky Weinstock, follows “an elite but unorthodox Special Forces team that takes their dysfunction and excessive firepower on a desperate mission to save America — led by the only soldier more badass and more mustachioed than a Navy SEAL: The Walrus.”

Helms would play the lead, who I’m assuming would be The Walrus.

And the Wolf of Wall Street parody trailers just keep on coming! Today’s effort is a raunchy Sesame Street effort called Wolf of Sesame Street. Yes, I just said “raunchy Sesame Street”. Watch to the end of the clip, and you’ll see.

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Last Updated: March 11, 2014

Kervyn Cloete

A man of many passions - but very little sleep - I've been geeking out over movies, video games, comics, books, anime, TV series and lemon meringues as far back as I can remember. So show up for the geeky insight, stay for the delicious pastries.

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