Extras! 23 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!

  • I pride myself on having a pretty decent vocabulary and also my ability to make up words (okay, so maybe that second part played a big role in the first part). Especially words related to one of my favourite movies of all time!

  • Let’s be real here: Ant-Man‘s trailer was kind of weak. With all the behind-the-scene drama with Edgar Wright leaving the movie he had been working on for 8 years, and Marvel having to play musical chairs until eventually Peyton Reed got the gig – not to mention that this is Ant-Man! – they really needed to sell this hard, but instead dropped the ball on a trailer for the very first time. Luckily, some of what we’ve heard from the cast has given us some more hope, like Bobby Cannavale describing how much comedic improv we’ll actually be getting.

“The actual work, the scenes with me and Paul Rudd, and Judy Greer and Michael Pena, felt like an indie film. It felt like fun. Peyton Reed [and the studio], they weren’t mercurial about the script. They weren’t mercurial about the humor, at all. They let us be in charge of that. We improvised a lot. Judy Greer’s very funny. Paul’s very funny, he’s a great improviser.

The rewrite of the script that Paul did with McKay, and I’ve worked with McKay before, lent itself to that. You could see that there’s a funny scene and we could actually riff off of that, and that felt impressive to me in this big huge blockbuster film. It made me feel kind of good, that it felt like Marvel was going for something different. It didn’t feel like Thor. It felt more like Guardians of the Galaxy, which I really enjoyed and I thought brought a certain levity to a superhero movie that I had never seen before.”

  • Poster of the day: It Follows

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  • The May issue of Empire (via ComingSoon) features some new pics from Terminator Genisys that mainly show us looks at Arnie’s Terminator and Emilia Clarke’s Sarah Connor. But it also shows us a pic of a Terminator robot driving a truck which looks like the funniest thing I’ve seen in ages.
  • Cowabunga, dudes! The sequel to last year’s surprisingly entertaining Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will officially begin filming next month. While not a great film, director Jonathan Liebesman’s updated take on Turtles had some unexpectedly great moments, and some really fun action beats, so I’m kinda interested on this follow-up. This time around Earth To Echo director David Green will be taking the reins though, as seeing as his only movie was very 1980’s Spielbergian, it will be intriguing to see how his style translates to this.
  • Pail and Hailee Hollingsworth are just like your average father/daughter duos. Except for the fact that they made an awesome stop-motion Jurassic Park video using over $100, 000 worth of LEGO products. So yeah, just ignore the opening sentence on this blurb. They are most definitely not average.
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  • Just because you’re a Hollywood A-lister doesn’t mean you’re always getting paid in Scrooge McDuck money. As this informative article by Guardian points out, sometimes stars like Miles Teller (who only got paid $8000 for the Oscar-winning Whiplash) work for relative peanuts.
  • Whether the curse of Adam Sandler strikes again or not, Pixels is already a smash hit. At least on Youtube. The trailer for Chris Columbus director action adventure film that sees aliens invade Earth using constructs shaped like classic video game characters, has broken a record by scoring 34.3 million views worldwide in the first 24 hours since it was uploaded. This is the best performing trailer for Sony Pictures ever, picking up more than 11 million views more than its previous trailer champion in Amazing Spider-Man 2
  • With DC finally getting all their ducks bats in a row, they can finally challenge Marvel’s current domination of the comic book superhero movie landscape. Next year. Because 2015 is all Marvel. Something that the DC characters themselves are fully aware of, which is why they’re asking the Avengers for some advice. In song.

  • With adaptations for Wanted, Kick-Ass and Kingsmen, not to mention the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot drawing heavily on his Ultimate Fantastic Four run as well as his Civil War mini-series being the inspiration for Marvel’s third Captain America flick, comic scribe Mark Millar has been a movie studio’s dream as of late. And the latest studio to get into the Millar business is Universal, who have just snapped up the rights to Millar and artist Sean Gordon Murphy’s Chrononauts. The upcoming comic – yes, it hasn’t even been released yet and it’s already being turned into a movie – from indie publisher Image, follow a scientific duo who travel in time. Here’s the official synopsis:

“Corbin Quinn and Danny Reilly are two buddies who love to have fun. They’re also scientific geniuses. When their research leads them to a time-traveling adventure, will they use their knowledge for the good of all mankind? Or use the space-time continuum for their own ends? This is the story of man’s first, televised steps through the time-stream and everything going wrong in the process.”

  • When the Doctor on Doctor Who regenerates, there are always fans who don’t like his new appearance. After 13 different versions of The Doctor, it’s become a natural thing to have some fans not liking the new guy. But what about The Doctor himself? What if The Doctor wasn’t happy with the new Doctor and wanted a refund?

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Last Updated: March 23, 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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