Extras! 13 March 2015

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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!

  • So there’s a rumour going around that Dominic Cooper is currently the frontrunner to play Jesse Custer in AMC’s upcoming adaptation of controversial/critically praised comic book Preacher. I do not like this rumour one bit. I have nothing against Cooper as an actor, but he just doesn’t have the deep South grit needed for Custer.
  • Poster of the day: Terminator 2: Judgement Day

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  • After mediocrity that is Taken 3, I think I’ve had my fill of action man Liam Neeson. I think he needs to branch out and find a new gig now. Like, maybe a dramatic bedtime storyteller!

  • Looks like we might be headed back to the mall to hang out with Quint and Brodie again (and maybe discuss the horrors of superhero sex and child birth again), as fan-favourite filmmaker Kevin Smith just dropped a huge hint on Twitter that we may be seeing a Mallrats sequel sometime soon!

There damn well better be a sail boat schooner in this one!

  • Manu Bennet has done an incredible job bringing Slade Wilson aka Deathstroke to life on-screen in Arrow, but now the character is about to enter the big time in David Ayer’s upcoming Suicide Squad. And that means recasting with some big movie star. And according to one of Cinemablend’s sources close to the production, that has already happened with Joe Manganiello apparently having been tapped to play the one-eyed supervillain. Besides for being a great physical match for the role, Manganiello had previously worked with Ayer on Sabotage, so they already have a working relationship.

Interestingly, if the Magic Mike actor does officially get the nod, this will be his overdue debut in WB\DC’s movie universe. Manganiello was actually picked to play Superman in Man of Steel, but when his shooting schedule on True Blood clashed with the film’s production, he had to drop out and passed the role onto director Zack Snyder’s second pick Henry Cavill.

  • Leonard Nimoy was a great man, and his list of achievements have been well documented. And now you can add one more philanthropic entry to the list: Helping his friends forget the Star Wars prequel trilogy.
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  • Let’s be honest: Blake Lively is pretty nice to look at. And in The Age of Adaline you’re going to get to look at her a lot, as she remains unchained and immortal for decades while everybody else around her gets old. And to capture that premise, the film has released this cool series of posters that show that passage of time.
  • If its up to HBO, the Game of Thrones will be going on for quite some time. Despite being based on a finite number of books – George R.R. Martin has planned for just seven novels – and showrunners Dan Weiss and David Benioff having previously stated that they will be doing about seven seasons of the show, the US cable network has other, much longer ideas. Just don’t mention a movie.

“This is the hard part of what we do. We started this journey with David and Dan. It’s their vision. Would I love the show to go 10 years as both a fan and a network executive? Absolutely.”

“We’ll have an honest conversation that explores all possible avenues. If they weren’t comfortable going beyond seven seasons, I trust them implicitly and trust that’s the right decision—as horrifying as that is to me. What I’m not going to do is have a show continue past where the creators believe where they feel they’ve finished with the story.”

““Certainly there have been conversations where it’s been said, ‘Wouldn’t it be cool to do [a movie]?’. But when you start a series with our subscribers, the promise is that for your HBO fee that we’re going to take you to the end of this. I feel that on some level [a movie would be] changing the rules: Now you have to pay $16 to see how your show ends.””

  • And staying on topic… Here it is, ladies and gentlemen: The Game of Thrones/The Princess Bride mashup you’ve been waiting for your entire life! Or at least since the start of this sentence.

If you have anything you would like to contribute to Extras, whether it be interesting stories, funny videos, or artistic photos of yourself in morally questionable poses, feel free to drop a mail to [email protected]

Last Updated: March 13, 2015

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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