Extras! Danny Boyle does a smash 'n grab, The Wolverine almost had a classic look, Stallone gives out prison break tips, Dr Who finds some episodes, and Quentin Tarantino like The Lone Ranger?! 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!

If you were at rAge this weekend past you may have seen our very Noelle and Darryn running around in costume. Noelle pulled off an amazing Tomb Raider cosplay while Darryn dressed up as one of the Ghostbusters if the Ghostbusters looked like short, fish and chips shop owners. Head over to our sister site, Lazygamer, to check out all the cosplay goodness, and if that inspires you to dress up but you’re worried that you don’t have the money/materials to do it, then check out this video of this amazing Robocop cosplay done just with cardboard that won big at this year’s San Diego Comic Con.

Lourens and I got to see Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity and quite frankly, it was amazeballs, and that’s not a term I just use willy-nilly, ya know! Lourens’ full review should be up tomorrow, but maybe you don’t trust his opinion, in which case here’s a review from actual astronaut Buzz Aldrin!

I loved how non-superheroey The Wolverine was – well, at least for the first two acts – but it seems that at one point director James Mangold really wanted to take the comic book influence all the way. Legacy Effects digital modeler and sculptor Adam Ross, who’s worked on a slew of recent blockbusters, has revealed this unused costume that was created with a 3D printer for the film. That costume is of course the classic yellow and black one first introduced back in 1975’s Giant Sized X-Men #1, and my personal favourite.

While it made sense to not have this costume in The Wolverine, this looks absolutely superb, and I can’t help but feel that we’re probably going to see Hugh Jackman donning it in the 70’s set X-Men: Days of Future Past.


Did you like The Lone Ranger? Did your friends point and laugh derisively in your direction because of it. Well now you’re not alone. Acclaimed director Quentin Tarantino has revealed his Top 10 Movies of 2013 Thus Far and there’s a certain mask wearing turkey on there that may interest you.

After more speculation and rumours than you can squeeze inside a TARDIS, it would seem that the all the stories were true: The BBC have indeed located some missing Doctor Who episodes, and have remastered them for release soon. BleedingCool are convinced that two of them are Enemy of the World and The Web of Fear from the Patrick Troughton era.

It’s sort of unofficially been accepted now that Star Wars: Episode VII will probably tell the story of Jaina Solo, Han and Leia’s daughter. Seems that a lot of people had this same story idea though, specifically burgeoning filmmaker Paul J. Alessi, who both produced and starred in this short film which he intended to use as a pitch for a spinoff TV series.

Speaking of superpowered females, Warner Bros CEO Kevin Tsujihara spoke at a convention this weekend, where he hinted that Wonder Woman is finally getting the attention she deserves.

Tsujihara said that the lack of superhero movies other than the Superman and Batman franchises had been a “missed opportunity,” but added that the studio had “huge plans for a number of other DC properties on TV.” Perhaps one hint in that direction: “We need to get Wonder Woman on the big screen or TV.”

Sylvester Stallone, you irresponsible man, you! Giving away all the secrets of how to break out of a maximum security prison with this new clip from Escape Plan. You and Michael Scofield should be ashamed of yourselves.

Looks like Danny Boyle isn’t out of the heist game yet, but this time he’s keeping things a whole lot more realistic than the – pun intended – hypnotic Trance. Boyle has signed on to direct a feature film adaptation of the recently released documentary Smash and Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers, which surprisingly had nothing to do with Peter Sellers.

No, instead it “revolves around the world’s most successful diamond thieves who take the audience into the dark world of the international jewel trade. The footage for the doc was captured using real-life surveillance footage as well as interviews with several of the gang”.

Award winning drama Homeland is back on TV, so get ready for another season of  hysterical ugly-crying from Claire Danes and Damien Lewis breathing like a racehorse. My tiny, personal quibbles (which is not a genital euphemism) aside, the show is rather superb, starting with it’s incredible mood setting intro, something that would have looked compeltely different had it been done in the 1990’s.

Last Updated: October 7, 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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