Extras! Hasbro counters WB's DnD saving throw, Robocop stands tall, Garrett Hedlund has violent talent, Rich people are rich, and Time travel sucks! 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!

We kick off today with a new poster for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Now Lionsgate has released some interesting posters for the highly anticipated sequel thus far, but this one is easily the most unique. Featuring a rather serene scene and using a painted approach, it certainly stands out of the crowd of normal explosion heavy, lense flaring, photoshopped posters. Unfortunately, that also means that it certainly would not look out of a place on a Mills and Boon book cover. I suspect we should see one for Peeta Mellark soon, complete with bare chest and Fabio hair.

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Robert Rodriguez doesn’t play around. When the fan favourite director decided to make a TV series based on his and Quentin Tarantino’s vampire flick From Dusk Till Dawn, he didn’t try and sell it to some TV exec. No, he went and created his own TV network! Your move, Tarantino.

Warner Bros thought they were top geek last week, just rollin’ 20’s, as they announced that they would be doing a new Dungeons and Dragons movie. But it looks like they may just have counting their d20’s before they had landed, as Hasbro has now sued the studios claiming that WB actually don’t have the legal grounds to make a new film. WB has had to stop all work on the production until a judge can decide who is in the right here.

The Wolverine director James Mangold has been all over the twitters last night, twittering about a number of new behind the scenes pics for the upcoming ninja-filled superhero movie.

@Mang0ld: “Directing a Kendo sequence at the Yashida Compound.”

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Garrett “Just cast me as young Han Solo already!” Hedlund has landed his next gig. And it’s not playing a young Han Solo, alas. He will be joining Toby Kebbell (RocknRolla) and Riz Ahmed (Four Lions) in Violent Talent, a crime drama about three old friends looking to become criminal kingpins in Chicago. The film will mark the directorial debut of Matthew Michael Carnahan, who has been known thus far purely for his writing skills on movies like The Kingdom, State of Play and World War Z.

Though John Carter may have left critics divided, there was no dissention (because I violently threatened anybody who said otherwise) when it came to it’s magically retro soundtrack, which was the latest work of composer Michael Giacchino. Now Giacchino has lined up next scoring gig, and he ain’t monkeying around (because apes aren’t monkeys) as he’ll be providing the musical score for Matt Reeves’ Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. This will be the third collaboration between the two men, as Giacchino also scored Reeves’ Cloverfield  and Let Me In.

Oh, Internet, sometimes you are a beautiful thing. Not so much with the weird Asian stuff though, but definitely when it comes to things like a Kickstarter campaign to give the city of Detroit its very own Robocop statue. That campaign was funded amazingly so now we get the first glimpse of the final end result. Here’s the almost completed model that will eventually be used to make a cast from from sculptors will create a bronze statue of the famous cyborg lawman.

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If you’ve read my Oblivion review then you would know that while the movie just about melted my eyeballs with its incredible visuals, the story completely fell apart in the end. And, hey look, those funny guys from How It Should Have Ended appear to have noticed this as well, and have produced this hilarious new video to rectify it.

Are you feeling happy about yourself? Perfectly at peace with your lot in life? Well allow me to crush all that and make you feel like a cheap bum who will never amount to anything with this list from of the Top 50 Richest Celebrities in Entertainment. If you want to feel especially grumpy about life has screwed you over then be sure to notice how much Julia Louise Dreyfus – you know, Elaine from Seinfeld? – is worth. Here, I’ll get you started on the heart attack: It’s more than Oprah Winfrey.

There’s this rather large and rather eyecatching new banner out for Gore Verbinski’s Lone Ranger, and oh look, the guy who the movie is named after’s name is still second to Johnny Depp’s.

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Just yesterday I posted a trailer about a new movie that shows that time travel, as cool as it initially sounds, sucks. As a wise man in a blue box once said, it’s all just wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff. And if you don’t believe that then just watch this utterly hilarious video giving you 10 Reasons Why Time Travel Is No Good.

Last Updated: May 16, 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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