Extras! 22 April 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!

  • Yesterday, we showed you a retro trailer for Batman v Superman: Porn of Just Tits* and today it’s time to look at the competition. And go retro-er! Like back to 1952, as film guy Ivan Guerrero imagines what an Avengers movie would have looked like using just the characters from classic black and white genre films back then. You can check out the full list of all the characters and movies here.

  • So we’ve heard the “rumours” that Idris Elba is joining Star Trek 3 as the main villain. I throw the air quotes up around that sucker, because star/co-writer Simon Pegg has been all but confirming it lately, first by denying reports that Elba would be a Klingon, and now again when he spoke to MTV and initially said that “I just read things on the internet” about Elba’s casting and then went onto talk about the new role he’s written for him.

“Idris is an extraordinary actor and we’re trying to write him a kickass role. This is the five year mission, we’re out there. We don’t need to keep bumping into the same five people. It’s a massive universe!

  • A short while back, we heard that after coming in to co-write the script on Ant-Man after Edgar Wright left the project, Anchorman‘s Adam McKay was being considered to be in the running to direct a Marvel movie. And now its been confirmed that he is. So which movie would he be eligible for? Well, all of them, according to Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige.

“Adam McKay is in the running for everything. Adam McKay is a great, great writer and director. He did an amazing pass on the Ant-Man draft with Paul Rudd for us, and I didn’t know him before then. And we got to know him through that and liked him very much, and have met with him a number of times trying to find something else, so we’ve talked about a lot of characters with him.”

“It’s happening. It will be shooting the beginning of next year, so I think we start production January or February and it’s me and [director] Rupert [Sanders]; and that’s all I know.”

  • The folks over at Honest Trailers are not waiting until actual movie for Batman v Superman: Dawn Lotion** comes out, as they have already turned their honest attentions to the teaser trailer for the flick!

  • And the live-action Beauty and the Beast‘s cast of well-known actors playing stuff you normally find on your gran’s dress continues. After Sir Ian McKellen was recently cast as a clock, Ewan McGregor has now been cast to play the candelabra Lumierre. Yes, a candelabra, who, if you’ve never seen the classic animated film, is actually responsible for one its most memorable songs. Also cast is Stanley Tucci, but he will apparently be playing a new role created exclusively for the film. Based on the track record, I’m going to guess he’s playing a toilet seat named Derriere.
  • John Carpenter’s The Thing boasts many memorable and/or nightmare inducing scenes, and one such scene that definitely ticks all those boxes is “defibrillator chest chomp scene” or as I like to call it: “Every paramedic’s worst drug fueled nightmare”. And here’s how it was done.

  • Looks you’ll have to put off growing up a little longer, as Joe Wright’s Pan – a retelling of Peter Pan’s origin story starring Hugh Jackman, Garret Hedlund and Levi Miller – has been delayed from July 24, 2015 to October 9, 2015. The reason for the delay is apparently twofold: to give them more time to polish the film’s “complex” VFX and also to just give the movie more breathing room from the usual summer blockbuster season glut, where it was set to go head to head with Marvel’s Ant-Man, Judd Apatow and Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck, Adam Sandler’s Pixels and Jake Gyllenhaal’s boxing drama Southpaw. So yeah, good dodge.
  • Before Star Wars: The Force Awakens broke the internet on Thursday, we were all busy geeking out to the cheesy awesomeness of David Hasselhoff’s “True Survivor”, the theme song to incredible looking 80’s parody flick Kung Fury. Luckily, some bright sparks on said broken internet realized that if they were to slap some David Hasselhoff “True Survivor” on top of some Star Wars: The Force Awakens you get something even more amazing!

*not the real title

**still not the real title

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Last Updated: April 22, 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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