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!
Since it’s been far too long since I’ve had people tell me that I over-thought Prometheus, we get today underway with a rather humurous take on one of my biggest gripes about the film: Stupid scientists. Now we finally know why they know zero sciencey things, or actually do any proper scienceing! (Those are totally real words. Totally.)
Did you know that John Travolta hates being next to other people? (Well, except maybe male masseuses apparently) Seriously, Cracked cover it all in their article on 9 Actors Who Do The Same Thing On Every Movie Poster.
James Cameron has previously said that he would like to do a further 3 Avatar sequels, which you would think would keep him busy for quite some time, but according to a recent interview that Sigourney Weaver gave Showbiz 411 he may just be cutting down on that development time by filming them all back to back:
“When “Political Animals” finishes shooting, see if you can follow Weaver’s schedule: she goes right into a new Christopher Durang play for a short run at Lincoln Center. Then she films “Avatar” 2, 3, and 4 with James Cameron. That’s right: they’re making three sequels to the blue 3D phenom all at the same time. Weaver says she has no idea how long it will take, or how it’s going to work. “I just show up,” she said.”
If you live in Bakersfield, California, you would be forgiven for not leaving your basement last week (Just for last week though. The other days are all on you and your BO), as something strange and draconian appeared to patrolling the skies of the town. It seems that Disney was testing a prototype flying, animatronic dragon in the area. Speculation is still out as to what exactly it’s for, but the two likeliest candidates are the proposed Avatar Land in Florida or the under construction Disneyland, Shanghai.
Steven Soderbergh’s soon to be released male stripper movie, Magic Mike, is going to be adapted into a stage musical. Correct me if I’m wrong, but by putting it on stage, aren’t they now just doing a normal stripshow with a bit of added talking?
Comic book writing living legend and professional cranky old man Alan Moore is set to write his very first feature film script, which makes for a nice change of pace from the regular practice of simply using (and some would say crapping over) all his ideas without asking for his input.
I love going to the cinema, but since I’m rapidly turning into a cranky old man (Git off mah lawn!), I tend to inevitably get upset by some or other oxygen-thief who just simply refuses to obey movie theatre etiquette. One solution involves teeth and internal organs everywhere, with me probably doing a 10 year stretch. The other is just to build a better cinema. And luckily, the Oatmeal is on hand to show us exactly how that movie theatre should be built. (Warning: Some NSFW language)
Screenwriter Roberto Orci has listed 5 characters that will NOT appear in JJ Abrams’ Star Trek sequel. And no, Khan’s name is not on this list DUHN DUHN DUUUUUUHHHN!
And even more evidence that Marvel is gearing up for a Guardians of the Galaxy has been uncovered. Bleeding Cool has picked up on the fact that comic publisher has gone on a trademark registration spree, registering just about everything that could tie into Guardians, from beverages to furniture. Yes, furniture. Seeing as one of the characters in the Guardians is a member of a race of sentient trees, that seems a bit insensitive, don’t you think?
According to Hollywood.com The Dark Knight Rises is basically a Rocky III remake, because clearly Tom Hardy is a dead ringer for Mr. T’s long lost albino twin brother.
Moviehole has managed to find out some more plot details for Kick-Ass 2 (possibly through the super sneaky act of, you know, reading the comic). Clearly, there are some minor SPOILER warnings for this, but just so you know, projectile vomiting is involved, which is always a great part trick!
“Someone’s discovered the hero’s identity’ territory with both Dave and Mindy being find out. It adds an exciting, and somewhat amusing twist to proceedings. Dave’s identity as ‘Kick-Ass’ is only really revealed to the one extra person, but it’s someone important. And it has repercussions. Hit-Girl’s identity is also widely known by this point – and it evokes much nasty yabbering behind Mindy’s back by her schoolmates (she’s nicknamed “Captain Muffin-Muncher”). The worst of the mean girls, Brooke, is your typical prissy jock-marrying wannabe who controls the thoughts and feelings of her teenage followers and disciples (including innocent young Lois, whom ultimately forms a bond with Mindy). But ‘Hit-Girl’, never one to shy away from a confrontation and seemingly always equipped with the perfect weapon of self defense, gets Brooke and her bitch gang back in… let’s say, rather spectacular fashion. It involves gadgetry, projectile vomiting and much begging. There will be so much cheering in the cinema!
We live in a fast paced world. You simply cannot afford to always be… “walking around”. It’s a scientifically proven fact that losers walk. Winners, on the other hand, they run. They run like the fate of world depended on them arriving at their destination timeously, because quite often it actually does. They run with enough power and conviction to make even the air molecules in front of them get the hell out of their way. In short, they run like Tom Cruise!
Last Updated: June 26, 2012