Extras! 25 March 2014

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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!

What’s this I see? It appears that you’ve forgotten just how much we all love Jennifer Lawrence and need a reminder. So here, have this deleted dance scene from American Hustle, where the ever charming J-Law mimes and air-guitars her way through Santana’s “Evil Ways” and back onto the top of the list for The Internet’s Girlfriend.

House of Cards’ Corey Stoll is apparently in talks to join Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas in Marvel’s Ant-Man. Just what he’ll be doing though, is being kept a mystery for now, very much like the recently cast Patrick Wilson’s role is also being kept under wraps.

Hmmm…. Very mysterious. Especially since Ant-Man doesn’t exactly have the type of rogue’s gallery or supporting cast that would warrant some kind of big deal reveal further down the line.

Poster of the Day:

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We’ve already seen one Steve Jobs biopic become an iFaillure, so what’s to stop director David Fincher and writer Aaron’s Sorkin’s upcoming take on the Apple founder from also ending up a dud? (Besides, you know, it being a movie made by David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin) Simple, really: Batman.

Fincher apparently met with Sony’s Amy Pascal – with whom he had several falling outs with on The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo –  to discuss him taking on this directing gig, and according to sources, Fincher stated, in no uncertain terms, that the only way he comes on board is if they secure Christian Bale to play Jobs.

And with Bale and Pascal having a great relationship thanks to the Oscar nominated American Hustle, there’s a fair chance that this is going to happen.

The guys at Film School Rejects have written an article titled How Bad Do Spoilers Spoil: A Super Scientific Study. It says “Super Scientific Study”, so it must be serious.

Earlier today we showed you pics of Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson as superpowered siblings in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and now here are some pics of them as husband and wife in Godzilla. They’re hillbilly like that. Also on the pics you’ll find Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe and director Gareth Evans

A teacher in France has come up with the most ingenious way to get his pupils to keep quiet: If the class gets too disruptive, he simply writes a Game of Thrones spoiler on the board like “Oh, you haven’t finished reading A Storm of Swords? LET ME TELL YOU EVERYONE WHO DIES.”

The teacher devised this deterrent after realizing that most of his class watched the TV show, but had never read the books as he had. And when his students decided to call his bluff, he wrote down, in detail, the deaths of every single person in the show’s third season. What followed was described by one student as “religious silence”.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is definitely where the franchise gained some maturity. And by “maturity”, I mean it got f—ing scary in places, all thanks to those soul-sucking Dementors. They’re downright creepy, and if one were to just be wandering the streets, it could make for some terrifying results. Also, hilarious. Definitely hilarious results.

Hey, homie! Here’s some news that should get you high… on life. During an interview given on – wait for it – Celeb Stoner, Tommy Chong revealed that he and Cheech Marin were working with writer/director Jay Chandrasekhar (Super Troopers, Beerfest) on a new Cheech & Chong movie.

“He’s working a script right now for us. We’ve had some preliminary meetings. It looks really good. It looks really funny. It will be about us going to a festival called the Burning Joint. All sorts of shenanigans happen. It’s going to be a lot of fun.”

“Man, I love what you’ve done with the place!” Thanks to conceptual artist Nathan Schroeder, here’s our first bit of concept art for director Colin Treverrow’s Jurassic World showing off a new Visitor’s Centre on Isla Nubar, the original island from Jurassic Park. This new Centre looks way more high-tech and futuristic and also contains 100% less rampaging T-Rexes. For now.

There are many words that have been used to describe Michael Bay’s Transformers films, with most of them either not being fit for a family friendly site, or just rhyming with Rex Joseph. But now a new word needs to be added to the lexicon, according to Transformers: Age of Extinction star Mark Wahlberg: iconic.

“This will be the biggest movie of 2014. I feel like it’s the most iconic franchise in movie history.”

Ladies and gentlemen, Mark Walbergh, Master of Hyperbole.

“Life is like a box of chocolates… it’s not as fun if you’re diabetic.” That’s my own (admittedly lame) contribution to this rather funny video of Forrest Gump  outtakes.

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Last Updated: March 25, 2014

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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