Extras! Bruce Lee vs Donnie Yen, The Raid 2 has a tease, Robin Williams could be visiting the Museum again, Loki wants to run a nightclub, Josh Brolin eyeballs some dinos, The Game of Breaking Bad, and Arnie talks a lot! Plus much 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!

Welcome everybody, to today’s edition of… WHY WE HATE WILL SMITH! And in today’s episode, we take a look at the Men in Black star’s $2.5 million double-storey trailer!

While I clearly know just what Marvel should do with the Punisher franchise now that they have it back, it would seem that Marvel themselves are taking things a bit more cautiously. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige revealed that their current plan for this, and their other recently reacquired franchise, Daredevil, is to just take it easy.

We’re trying to figure out what to do with Daredevil now. Punisher could show up at one point. You know, once we get characters back into the Marvel fold we don’t want to do something right away, we want to do the smart thing at the smart time.

His golden locked big brother’s name might adorn all the posters, but we all know that Loki is the the true star of the Thor films. So what if he could be just that, the star of his own film? What do you say Mr. Tom “Loki” Hiddleston?

Were you one of those people who lost your Bat-minds and went on a Bat-rage (bats rage, right?) when it was revealed that Ben Affleck would be Batman? Well, then I would have loved to have seen your reaction if it was revealed that Willem “I have the face of a mass murderer” Dafoe would actually be Batman. Because you know that nearly happened, right?

Looks like an Oldboy may just be hanging with some young boys on a dinosaur infested island. After last week’s casting news of youngsters Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson joining director Colin Treverrow’s Jurassic World, the current word around the water cooler is that Universal Pictures is currently circling a deal with Josh Brolin to star.

We have a ridiculous amount of love for Gareth Evan’s bone crunching action spectacle, The Raid: Redemption, around these parts. And much to Darryn’s spine’s gratitude, soon we won’t have to keep doing our own recreations of the film’s epic fights, as Evans is now busy editing the film’s sequel, The Raid 2: Berandal, with a trailer to drop soon. Today though, we have the first teaser poster for the film, giving us a look at all the people that Iko Uwais’ Rama will soon be punching in the face/spleen/[INSERT BODY PART OF CHOICE HERE].

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We all know about the epic bromances between Seth Rogen and James Franco’s, or Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, but you’d be surprised to find out who are not only good chums, but even use to live together as roommates. Like Tommy Lee Jones and Al Gore, for example. Okay, so maybe you weren’t that surprised by that at all, because clearly you had just read The Chive’s list of Celebrities That At One Point Were Roommates.

There are plenty of amazing characters in HBO’s Game of Thrones, but in my opinion, it could do with one more. One cancer stricken, meth-making bald badass by the name of Walter White. Or Aemon Targaryen. Whatever, as long as he’s in there!

Looks like Robin Williams is not done recklessly riding horses through priceless exhibits of natural history yet, as he’s apparently in talks to reprise his role as Teddy Roosevelt in Night at the Museum 3. Original director Shawn Levy is back, and Ben Stiller will once again be playing museum security guard Larry Daley, as the supernatural action comedy now moves over the pond to London’s Natural History Museum.

Congratulations, absolutely amazing Star Wars Sleeve tattoo, you win the Internet for today!


If you love telling your friends to GET TO DA CHOPPAH! or explaining what is best in life, then you’ll love this thread over at Reddit, where Arnold Schwarzenegger dropped by and during the chat, began recording little video messages of his most famous lines for people. Collider has a nice roundup of all the videos, so now you can practice getting just the right emotional inflections in your voice as you tell somebody to PUT DAT COOKIE DOWHN!

I think I’ve just discovered my new favourite Twitter account, and it doesn’t even have a half naked girl as a profile pic, nor is it telling me how to win iPhones. @HardSciFiMovies is a parody account that retweets concepts for famous movies. Only it tweets what would happen in the real world, with real science, and not the sensationalist stuff that Hollywood dreams up. And it’s hilarious, in a dry, geeky kind of way. Here a couple of my favourite thus far:

@HardSciFiMovies:” A talented computer hacker searching for truth is offered two pills by a mysterious character. It is a DEA sting operation.”

@HardSciFiMovies:” A robot accidentally develops the ability to feel love. Per its programming, it continues to weld brackets to VW Jetta doors until obsolete.”

@HardSciFiMovies: “The government creates an elite police unit to prevent criminal abuse of time travel. The agents have nothing to do. They play Candy Crush.”

As I mentioned earlier, we sure do love our kung fu movies around here, and we all have our favourite practitioners, like current megastar Donnie Yen, and late kung fu legend, Bruce Lee. Why, just the other day, I asked Darryn to pass me a glass of WATAAAAAH! and he calmly replied, “Yip, man” just as we got into another argument about who would have won if the two had lived in the same era.

And now, thanks this really cool CG video from animator Li Jin, called A Warrior’s Dream, we can actually see the two go toe to toe.

Last Updated: October 21, 2013

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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