Home Entertainment 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!

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


  1. Ouch, that Homeland intro hurts…

    I quite liked Lone Ranger, though it wasn’t all that great.


  2. Kromas

    October 7, 2013 at 18:22

    Why only Jaina? What about Jacen and Anikin and the rest of the younglings? Also does this mean the empire is busted and the new enemy is the Yuuzan Vong? This would also mean we get to see Anikins mother Mara Jade and Lukes right hand Jedi and every gamers hero Kyle Katarn? This raises way more questions than answers. Personally I would have loved the Timothy Zahn novels for the movies but oh well.


    • Kervyn Cloete

      October 7, 2013 at 21:19

      Well, we know nothing for certain right now, except that all the casting rumours point to a young female character being the lead in the new trilogy and that she is a part of the Skywalker/Solo lineage. That makes Jaina the main candidate. As for the Yuzhaan Vong, I would like nothing more than for them to make an appearance, but we still don’t know whether the new films will even honour the Expanded Universe timeline or not.

      Personally, I’m of the opinion they should keep the EU as canon and then base the new films in the 50 years or so gap between the New Jedi Academy and Star Wars Legacy stuff.


      • Kromas

        October 7, 2013 at 22:14

        I would love it if they do the sibling rivalry canon. That would make it feel more Star Warsey film wise.


      • James Francis

        October 8, 2013 at 07:20

        I’m just glad nobody is taking this stuff too seriously…


  3. Skyblue

    October 8, 2013 at 08:12

    Trance… One of my current favourite movies but I am a James McAvoy spazfan. Danny Boyle doing a heist movie, the man is a genius, let him do whatever he wants.
    QT’s list is rather underwhelming for this year so far but you know he just loved it when The Lone Ranger started pumping that 70’s cheese tune for the finale.
    That Homeland intro… wow… just wow…


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