Extras! Fast and Furious 7 finds a date, Patton Oswalt is the penguin, 300 Rise of a poster 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!

 

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Extras-bullet-points-micro3 Guys, I know what you need. It’s not another over-sized rear spoiler to put on top of your existing over-sized rear spoiler, or newere go-faster stripes. It’s the Fast and the Furious that you’re after. And with a sixth film on the way this year, you’re eager to pop that handbrake and make the ladies squeal with joy.

Well guess what fellas? That proposed seventh film of quick cars and plot points? It’s got a release date now, and it’ll be drifting onto screens July 11 next year. I live my life a quarter of a release schedule at a time…

Extras-bullet-points-micro3 Well, enough about fast cars, because we’re going old school with our next piece. And by old school, I don’t mean Will Ferrell streaking, I mean ancient fictional greece as envisioned by filmmakers and comic book maestro Frank Miller. Here’s the first poster for the 300 prequel, Rise of an empire.

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Air brushers, form a phalanx!

Extras-bullet-points-micro3 Iron Man 3 keeping a secret is like a jiu jutsu martial artist in the Gracie household trying to find a first name that hasn’t been claimed already. Pretty damn hard to keep, I think is the point that I’m making. While a trailer, TV spot or piece of concept art hits the screen every five seconds, here’s a more in depth featurette on why some of that armour is just so damn special.

Extras-bullet-points-micro3 This week, we got a look at Professor X in a behind the scenes shot for the upcoming X-Men First Class sequel, Days of Future Past. Today, it’s the coolest member of the team (HA! GET IT?) Iceman’s turn. Played by Shawn Ashmore in the previous films, Iceman is back and ready to rock the future. With a mysterious affliction that leaves orange motion capture trackers on his face.

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THE FUTURE IS TERRIBLE!

Extras-bullet-points-micro3 Keeping trailer Tuesday firmly in comic book movie news land, comes a fresh arrival to James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy movie. Michael Rooker, who you may know as being one half of The Walking Dead’s MerleenrdErle, will be joining that galactic movie. He’ll be playing Yondu Udonta, “a primitive yet noble bow-hunter who’s also a founding member of the original Guardians”.

And who also has a massive fin on top of his head. MERLERNERLE!

Extras-bullet-points-micro3 Here’s some news that doesn’t rhyme with Shmarvel or Shmeesee. Pitch Perfect, the musical that I never saw and have literally no knowledge whatsoever about, is getting a sequel. Doing some good business at the box office, the sequel will see a new script penned by original writer Kay Cannon, and most likely the return of the main cast as well. Expect that one in 2015.

Extras-bullet-points-micro3 Time for a chuckle. Long before James Cameron was smurfing it up in Avatar and making people hate icebergs, he was working on movies such as Piranha 2 and Galaxy of Terror. And then he hit the big time with The Terminator, a time-travelling tale of terrible T-1000’s that terrorised his thespians.

It’s a great film, that still holds up well to this day. Until you read the abridged script for it from the Editing Room.

 

ARNOLD SLOWLY approaches LINDA and SLOWLY pulls out his gun and SLOWLY aims at her forehead and SLOWLY starts to pull the trigger…

 

ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER

 

(struggling to pull the trigger)

 

Linda’s hair… too ridiculous… my processor… can’t take it… preventing me from pulling… trigger…

 

MICHAEL finishes drinking his MOJITO before he decides to jump in and pump ARNOLD full of lead.

 

MICHAEL BIEHN

 

Linda! Come with me if you want to live!

 

LINDA HAMILTON

 

I kinda just sat there like a dork while Arnold stuck a gun in my face so maybe I don’t want to live?

Extras-bullet-points-micro3 And to end today off, we’ve got something that isn’t Batman-related. Nope, it’s Badman! And with Patton Oswalt guest-starring as the Penguin. Nighty night criminals!

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Last Updated: April 17, 2013

Darryn Bonthuys

Word-slinger at Critical Hit. Inventor of the macho Swiss gym chocolate known as Testoblerone. That's...that's about it really.

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