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Extras! Six degrees of Google, Bond gets dirty, Jack Reacher meets Andromeda, Godzilla gets a date, ninjas in a cinema and more!

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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!

Here’s a bit of news for all of you who want to do the monster mash. A new Godzilla movie may only exist as teaser footage for now, but that hasn’t stopped the ol’ giant green lizard from getting a release date for his movie. The Legendary Films produced extravaganza will arrive May 16 2014, just in time to snack on some Asian cities, and come back an hour later for seconds.

 There’s a new James Bond Skyfall poster out, and he’s doing what he does best. No, not sleeping with your girlfriend you dirty people you, but shooting a few rounds from his trusty Walter PPK and getting down on the ground.

 Slashfilm has some new images of upcoming Jack Ryan reboot director and now villain, Kenneth Branagh, doing Kenneth Branagh stuff. Which is evil. We think? Maybe he’s using his cell phone without the knowledge of taxpayers in areas which generate high roaming charges. The fiend!

 Those rumours of Viggo Mortenson playing Doctor Strange in a new Marvel movie that would first see him appear in the new Thor sequel? File that under wishful thinking as Marvel movies bigwig Victoria Alonso has cast the crimson bands of Cytorrak on them, squashing them completely.

 Sticking with Marvel movies though, and everyone still wants to know what exactly was shown at comic-con regarding Edgar Wright and an Ant-Man film. Well, according to Victoria Alonso once again, that rough clip is getting some spit and polish, and could be released on the web soon. Get it? Ants and webs? I kill myself sometime.

 Tired of super-rude movie patrons who somehow think that they’ll die if they don’t check their Facebook statuses every quintillionth of a second? Well, if you happen to be a regular movie-goer over at the Prince Charles Cinema in London, doing so could net you a visit from an employed professional cinema ninja. A cinaninja. I’m coining that phrase right now.

 Before James Cameron devoted himself to ship-wrecks and Smurf empires that made over $2 billion in cash, the man was more well known for his work on the second Aliens film. With Ridley Scott returning to the franchise in Prometheus earlier this year, Cameron took the time to sit down, watch and review the film:

I enjoyed “Prometheus”; I thought it was great. I thought it was Ridley returning to science fiction with gusto, with great tactical performance, beautiful photography, great native 3D. There might have been a few things that I would have done differently, but that’s not the point, you could say that about any movie.

I have yet to see the film, but I bet right now, Kervyn is burning his brain out coming up with several retorts to those comments.

Wreck-It Ralph has a new poster, and possibly a rare form of cancer, based on the size of his massive hands. See if you can count the number of video game characters before the chemotherapy burns that poster up.

 Curb your enthusiasm writer and star Larry David is working on an ambitious semi-improv movie, and he’s managed to gather an impressive cast for it. So far, the ex-Seinfeld writer has managed to snag Jon Hamm, Kate Hudson, Danny McBride, Bill Hader, Michael Keaton, Eva Mendes, Amy Ryan, Phillip Baker Hall, and JB Smoove to lend some acting chops to his project, Clear History.

 Sic Semper Spielberg! Tom Hanks will be providing some narration for an upcoming dramatical documentary, that charts the final days of Abraham Lincoln, his shooter John Wilkes Booth and the conspiracy around it, according to a book written by conservative Bill O’ Reilly.

 Tom “Loki” Hiddleston recently spoke to SFX.co.uk, and revealed who his favourite superhero was. Suffice to say, he probably won’t be on Stan Lee’s Christmas card list this year.

 Here’s a new photo of Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher, a man who is 6’5 in the novels and weighs the same as a WWE employee. Which is why I’m never going to piss Rosamund Pike off, seeing as how she is even bigger than Tom Cruise in that picture.

 Robocop officially starts production in Toronto on Saturday. To commemerate the event, we’ll be showing the first film to impressionable children and see if they become as mentally scarred as we did when the Toxic Avenger appears near the end of that flick.

 Twenty years ago, we had Bob Hope, Johnny Cash and Steve Jobs. Now we have no hope, jobs or cash. If we lose Kevin Bacon, we’re screwed. But in a tenuous link to Bacon and screwing, Google has now come up with a search engine feature that allows one to see if they are indeed connected to the actor ala the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon theory.

Last Updated: September 14, 2012

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