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!
- With the first trailer for Jurassic World right around the corner, it’s time to remember one of the original, classic film’s most seminal moments. Well, not exactly how you remembered it, but still quite ace.
- It was subtly hinted in Captain America: The Winter Soldier that Frank Grillo’s Brock Rumlow will be back in his costumed supervillain identity as Crossbones, and now it looks like we just got our first sorta-official confirmation from the man himself.
“[Winter Soldier] was only a taste of what’s to come with the next film, and I couldn’t be more humbled and excited. They just kind of called and said, ‘What kind of shape are you in? We’re going to need a body scan.’ They scan your body so that whatever you wear fits you like a glove….We all know what Crossbones represents in his world, so when they called me and said we gotta do the body scan, I was like ‘Okay!’”
- Poster of the day: John Carpenter’s The Fog
- Young star Brenton Thwaites’ star may rapidly be on the rise, but looks like he’s about to go down… Down to Davy Jones’ Locker. Or get scurvy and walk the plank. Y’know, one of those pirate-y things, as he’s won the role of British soldier Henry in the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean 5. Its a new character in the franchise and we don’t know much about it, but we recently learned that he will have a major role to play opposite Johnny Depp’s returning Captain Jack Sparrow.
- Did you know that Masters of the Universe was to have a sequel where Skeletor was a disguised industrialist who successfully destroyed the Earth, or that that He-Man’s world of Eternia was actually a planet colonized by humans from the far-future? You didn’t? Well, then clearly you haven’t read GeekTyrant very cool list of 20 Fun Facts About Masters of the Universe.
- Hey, it’s another edition of “The Internet is Full of Dicks Who Hide Behind Their Anonymity” or as Jimmy Kimmel likes to call it: Celebrities Read Mean Tweets
- If you’ve become a fan of ex-Doctor Who alum Karen Gillan’s new US sitcom Selfie, then you were probably disheartened by the news that it was axed after just six episodes in its maiden season, right as it was getting into a groove, and with a bunch of completed episodes still in the can. But fret not, there’s some good news. No, a bowtied man in a blue box is not going to travel back in time and save the show’s ratings, but rather that the show’s 7 unaired episodes will be appearing on Hulu for your viewing pleasure.
- Terry Gilliam’s Brazil is one of my favourite movies of all time, so you can be damn sure that I’m going to post this recent talk the director where he spoke about the film’s production, including the clashes he had with writer Tom Stoppard, as well as all the minutiae behind the film’s visual effects.
- You know all those silly, out of place superhero vehicle tie-in toys – you know, like a Spider-Mobile or a Flash-Bike, because those guys really need help getting around – that get flogged to kids who don’t know any better? Well, KIA has just gone and done it for real. As a way of promoting the Blu Ray release of X-Men: Days of Future Past, Fox has teamed up with the Korean car manufacturer to create a new version of their 2016 Sorento inspired by Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine. The Kia Sorento Wolverine will be shown off for the first time at the 2015 Australian Open.
- Did you watch that absolutely incredible “modern” trailer for The Last Starfighter that I posted the other day, and also wonder how the hell it is that this movie, which has such a huge nostalgia value, has not been remade yet, especially since we now have the technology and gaming culture to pull it off better than ever? If you did, you were not alone, as several Hollywood folk including Seth Rogen and Gary Whitta took to Twitter to discuss the same thing. And it turns out that several of them have actually tried over the years, but all to no avail. Rogen revealed that even Steven Spielberg, a filmmaker about as influential as you can get, was unable to get a remake going. The reason: the original film’s writer, Jonathan R. Betuel, is sitting with all the rights to any potential sequels, remakes, etc, and absolutely refuses to do anything with them or allow anybody else to do anything with them either.
- This recreation of the docking scene in Interstellar using a USB cable is funny because it’s true.
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Last Updated: November 25, 2014