Extras! 17 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!

  • Would you say that when it comes to Deadpool that you fall under the category of “the most critical of fanboys”? Well then Ryan Reynolds, who will finally be bringing the Merc With the Mouth to the screen the way he’s supposed to be done, has some good news for you:
“I’m incredibly happy about it – we’ve got a director that understands that world, and writers with a slavish devotion to the canon of that character. That’s the most important aspect: it’s made in a way the most critical of fanboys could embrace. Well, that’s the hope.”
  • When I wrote about the reveal that Gareth Edwards’ planned standalone Star Wars spinoff film would be called Rogue One, I mentioned some of the possible story scenarios the movie could employ. But as Darryn proves to me every day, some people would much rather prefer pictures over words, so here’s a really cool video explaining why Star Wars geeks like me are potentially freaking out right now.

  • And as if I wasn’t excited enough about Rogue One it’s now been revealed that recent Oscar winner Alexandre Desplat (The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game) will be composing the score for the film. While the legendary John Williams has always done the scores for Star Wars films (and will still do so on The Force Awakens), I sure as hell can’t complain about Desplat being tagged in for this one. This will be the second time that Desplat will be working with director Gareth Edwards, as he previously scored Godzilla as well.
  • Poster of the day: Inception

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“Oh my God. Some of the most vile, misogynistic shit I’ve ever seen in my life… The biggest thing I’ve heard for the last four months is, ‘Thanks for ruining my childhood.’ It’s going to be on my tombstone when I die. It’s so dramatic. Honestly, the only way I could ruin your childhood is if I got into a time machine and went back and made you an orphan.”

  • You can’t hear it, but right now I’m offering a silent prayer of thanks to The Flying Spaghetti Monster that WB had not made a scientifically accurate version of Pinky & the Brain when I was a kid. Just look at the screencap below and consider yourself warned.

  • We’ve been hearing about a third Bill & Ted movie for quite some time now. But probably not as much as Bill himself, Alex Winters, has been hearing people asking him about how far along the third Bill & Ted movie. So in case you were planning on asking him as well, here’s your answer.

“We’re really close. We’re just about there. In Hollywood parlance, [that] means we’ll either be shooting soon, or it’s never going to happen. We’re trying to get the movie made, so how could we be sick of it? It’s really been us driving the whole thing, me and Keanu and [writers] Chris [Matheson] and Ed [Solomon]. So we’re producing it and we’re actively trying to get it made. We’re not tired of it, but I think for our fans, we are eager to stop talking about and actually shoot the damn thing.”

  • As much as I had my issues with Exodus: Gods and Kings, there’s no denying that director Ridley Scott definitely crafted some impressive visual effects for his Biblical epic. And thanks to ComingSoon.net, we can take look behind the scenes to see how some of them were produced.

  • If you’re a fan of the Lord of the Rings, then you need to head over to i09 where they have an incredibly interesting write-up on East Middle Earth (which sounds a bit like the East Rand actually, what with the Dark Elves and roving bands of wild tribesmen) and whether the events that are merely alluded to there in the books, could be perhaps be used for future stories. Author J.R.R. Tolkien was very well-known for having created so much more to the world of Middle Earth than what we see in his books (and way less so in the movies), so there’s a lot of untapped story potential here. Just as long as there are no 10-minute long sequences of dwarves doing the dishes.
  • Do you have a favourite Disney princess? Maybe it’s Cinderella? Or maybe even Belle from Beauty and the Beast? I guess there’s only one way to decide, right? Yep, rap battle! Featuring Buffy!)

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 17, 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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