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!
- What a day for superhero news! We had some Civil War action, Battfleck’s origin and a Brainiac looking for justice, so we might as well kick off Extras today with some Man Without Fear, as the full Daredevil panel from this weekend past’s NYCC has now been made available online.
- The Walking Dead? More like The Making Money Dead, am I right?! Ok, so that was lame. What wasn’t lame though was the season 5 premiere of AMC’s hit zombie show , which drew in a whopping 17.3 million viewers in the US, breaking the show’s previous ratings record held by its season 4 premiere.
- I hope Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton know their veverss from their gris gris so that they can figure out how you do that voodoo that you do so well. CraveOnline spoke to Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters 2 writer/producer Tommy Wirkola, who hands over the directing reins for this sequel, and while he wouldn’t divulge any details about the second film, he just teased that “there’s voodoo involved”.
- Poster of the Day: Steven Spielberg’s Duel
- If you’re concerned about screenwriter Roberto Orci making his directing debut with the big budget, high pressure film like Star Trek 3, then the cast of Star Trek 3 is here to assure you that there’s nothing to worry to about. That’s according to Karl Urban and John Cho who gave these respective quotes.
“I’m going to meet with [producer] J.J. [Abrams] in a couple of days and I’m looking forward to that. And the important thing is that it is going to be phenomenal. Based on what I hear of the concept, it’s going to rock and you guys are going to love it.”
“I’m absolutely confident in Bob. No one knows these characters better than Bob. And no one knows the Star Trek universe better than Bob. I think he’s going to blow people away.”
Well, if Bones and Sulu are happy…
- Have you watched The Flash pilot episode yet? It’s really, really good. During the episode, one of Flash’s greatest enemies, the Reverse Flash gets hinted at, and thanks to these set pics his appearance has now been confirmed. Firstly, that is a badass costume, and whomever’s in it fills it out much like how I had hoped Grant Gustin would fill out the Flash costume. I specifically said “whomever’s inside” because those are actually stunt guys, meaning that guessing the Reverse Flash’s civilian identity won’t be that easy.
- A few weeks ago, a young boy by the name of Cody became a mild internet star when his dad uploaded his homework which promptly went viral. The assignment was to write out an algebraic expression as a word problem, and young Cody turned out an awesome one all about Star Wars: Episode VII director JJ Abrams, speeder bikes, bounty hunters, spies, kidnapping and more. It was a maths problem any geek would be proud of. And now its been solved, by none other than JJ Abrams who took the time writer back to Cody with the answer.
Check out the original problem and Cody with Abrams’ response below.
- According to Vulture, a lot of things about Sex and the City has not aged well, and they’re not just talking
Mr ChinwagSarah Jessica Parker.
- Bill Murray is making a Christmas musical special with Sofia Coppola, because he’s Bill [email protected]#$ing Murray. There’s not much known about the project other than Murray will be singing Christmas carols in the TV special and that it’s going to be “nice”.
“It’s not going to be live… We’re going to do it like a little movie. It won’t have a format, but it’s going to have music. It will have texture. It will have threads through it that are writing. There will be prose.
It will have a patina style and wit to it. It will be nice.”
- You guys need to check out Fortress, this stunning short film by Russian CG enthusiast Dima Fetodof. The English in this translated synopsis for the film may be rather clunky, but Fetodof’s work looks damn good.
Despite the fact that mankind is killed, the war still continues. War continued with automated system left by people. One of the last surviving bomber and its pilot still performs its task. The city is dead for a long time. Dead people who built it. Dead people who gave the order to destroy the city. And war will continue until subside echo of humanity.But life will always find a way to survive. Cassette bomb submunitions became a fortress for the grass.
- Congratulations, Netflix. You officially have the worst plot synopsis for Pulp Fiction ever.
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Last Updated: October 14, 2014