Extras! Fred Savage has a ladies night, The Mandarin gets a voice job, Star Trek lights up the darkness, Michael Scofield wants to scare you and The end of world comes early! Plus much more!

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Looks Marvel and director Shane Black may be pulling a page out the Chistopher Nolan “Make Bane Sound Better” play book. Slashfilm has picked up that for some reason Ben Kingsley’s voice has apparently been changed for his delivery of one on the Mandarins’ lines of dialogue. The line in question is “You’ll never see me coming” which you can hear at the 0:47 mark of the original trailer and 0:18 mark of the latest TV spot posted below. It definitely does sound different, but why would it have been changed? I – as well as many others – rather liked the unconventional original delivery.

Public service announcement time. Mad Men actor Jon Hamm would really appreciate it if you guys would stop talking about his penis. For realzies, yo.

The Wachowski Siblings (The Matrix Trilogy, Cloud Atlas, Speed Racer) and popular scribe and Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski (Thor, Changeling) will be teaming up with Netflix to produce a new show for Georgeville Television called Sense8. The show will have a 10 episode first season and is described “as a gripping global tale of minds linked and souls hunted.” And to hopefully clear up whatever the hell that means, here’s the official statement from Andy and Lana Wachowski.

“We’re excited to work with Netflix and Georgeville Television on this project, and we’ve wanted to work with Joe Straczynski for years, c. ,” said Andy and Lana Wachowski . “Several years ago, we had a late night conversation about the ways technology simultaneously unites and divides us, and out of that paradox ‘Sense8’ was born.”

Nope. That didn’t help at all.

This weekend past was the WWF’s Earth Hour, where we all switched off our electrical appliances and lights and then promptly lit up the world again with the glow from our cellphone screens as we all tweeted or Facebooked about how we were sitting in the “dark”. Over in London town though, something much cooler was happening, as Paramount took advantage of the lack of light to put on a very unique promotional display that took the title Star Trek Into Darkness onto very literal levels.

Using LED’s mounted on drones, they produced a giant, revolving Star Trek logo in mid-air. Ooooh preeeetttyyy.

Keeping it Trekkie, Simon Pegg aka Scotty spoke to Empire Magazine (via Trek Movie) about the film, specifically its villain John Harrison, played Benedict Cumberbatch.

“It’s a modern take on terrorism in a way. It looks at why Benedict is doing what he’s doing. There are motives that make you think he’s not a bad guy and alliances form. All the time we’re being puppeteered by this John Harrison, even Kirk falls for it. He manipulates us as much as the audience.”

Cumberbatch himself told Empire what a swell guy JJ Abrams is to work with.

“J.J. is truly irritatingly talented. He’s focused and passionate but at the same time he’s got a killer sense of humour, stand up level very sharp. He’s a polymath & a doodler. He’ll say “what do you think of that?” And by the end of the week it’s a Nickelodeon cartoon. He sculpts 3D sculptures on his iPad and then beat boxes in his downtime. He has a superlative light and energy.”

What was that, Benedict? You’ll have to speak up, I couldn’t hear what you were saying with JJ’s buttcheeks on your lips. (I keed, I keed!)

For a day or so last week, troubled indie western Jane Got a Gun was sans director after Jane Ramsay experienced the worst first day on the job ever by not even being there. Eventually Warrior helmer Gavin O’Connor plonked himself down on the vacant director’s chair, but what if a different set of buttocks had that privilege? For example, the gluteus maximii of Terence Mallick or Wes Anderson or even JJ Abrams?

OK hands up everybody that had a crush on Winnie Cooper when they were younger? And if you were able to understand that question without using Wikipedia then congratulations, you’re old. It also means that you’ll know who Fred Savage. The Wonder Years star has been pretty quiet for the last couple of decades, and there’s a very good reason for that. See, unlike most other child stars, Savage decided that instead of becoming a raging alcoholic who flashes their naughty bits at the paparazzi, he actually preferred to work for a living.

After a steady flow of TV and commercial directing gigs though, Savage is looking ready to get back into the limelight. He’s apparently in negotiations to make his feature film directing debut with Ladies Night, the Charlize Theron starring and produced comedy about a lady who decides to have one last night of debauchery with her friends, before she dumps her non-committal boyfriend and leaves town for a new start in her life.

Speaking of nights of debauchery, here’s a new pic from Edgar Wright’s The World’s End showing all the boys (Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Eddie Marsan, Paddy Considine) as they head out of for their epic night of pub crawling, that may just end in the end of the world. Which is something that should be familiar to anybody who chooses to end the night out with tequila shots.

And along with the pic comes the news that The World’s End will be hitting cinemas two months earlier than originally scheduled, as it’s now being released on August 23 instead of October 25, 2013.

Wentworth Miller aka That Guy That Everybody Will Always Refer To As Michael ScofieldFrom Prison Break has taken some time out of his busy schedule of turning his body into a treasure map to apparently become a successful screenwriter. He produced the screenplay to acclaimed Korean director Park Chan-Wook’s English language debut, Stoker, which is currently being steeped with critical praise, and now he’s got his second writing gig. Relativity Media has tapped Miller to adapt Richard Parker’s upcoming novel Scare Me for the big screen. Here’s the novel’s official blurb:

“When did you last google yourself?”

Wealthy businessman, Will Frost, gets woken in the middle of the night by an anonymous caller, asking him exactly this.

When Will goes online, he finds a website has been set up in his name, showing photographs of the inside of his home, along with photographs of six houses he’s never seen before.

In the first of these strange houses, a gruesome murder has already taken place.

Will is then told that his own family is in mortal danger.

The only way he can keep them safe is to visit each of the houses on the website in person – before the police discover what has happened there.

Seven houses.

Seven gruesome homicides.

Seven chances to save his daughter’s life…

I’ve never been much of a Dax Shepherd fan. His onscreen comic antics are a bit hit and miss for me, and more importantly, he gets to see Kristen Bell naked while the rest of us don’t. Irrespective of what you thought of the man up until this point though, if you’re not kicked square in the feels by his incredible story of how his dying father got to meet his unborn child, then I hate to break the news to you, but you’re officially a Cylon.

Seriously, somebody needs to tell Barack Obama that his house ain’t safe. He needs to grab Michelle and the kids and get the hell out of Dodge, because if this new video from THR is any indicator, it’s only a matter of time before some alien ship or overeager rapper turned secret service agent turns the White House into the What the Hell Happened To It? House.

Last Updated: March 28, 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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