Extras! Jason Bateman needs therapy, Stare Trek, Godzilla says hi, was the Death Star destruction an inside job 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!

So, sad news: Sam Mendes won’t be directing another Bond film anytime soon. Good news: There will still be more Bond mayhem starring Daniel Craig as the facially paralyzed secret agent, guv’nor. Bond 24 might still be a ways off though, but  MGM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gary Barber is confident that it shouldn’t take more than 3 years to see a new flick released, as he explained to Reuters:

[We] are very excited about the franchise, we look forward to announcing a director soon. We are currently developing the screenplay and working with our partners. We look forward to developing the script soon and signing a director. We are hoping within the next 3 years it will be released.

Bond 24 will mark the fourth outing of Craig as Bond. And the fourth time that my father will moan about how he misses Roger Moorer and suaveness, in comparison.

 Pope Francis? Pfft! I’ve got Pope Bateman! First decree from my new pope: Thou shalt not have better business cards than the Pontiff.

Funnyman Jason Bateman is planning on still being a man…that’s funny. Fresh off of Identity Thief which was a box office success, and with an upcoming directing gig that will see Bateman Begins putting children in their place, comes news from Deadline about another project.

Called Family Therapy, the comedy film finds Bateman working with a therapist to help his family out before his big upcoming wedding. There’s a twist somewhere in there, but I have yet to see it. Unless the therapist is played by Will Arnett, which would be rad.

Here’s two new stills from the upcoming Star Trek Into Darkness, which finds Captain Kirk and Spock engaged in a staring contest for the ages and the fate of the galaxy against Benedict Cumbermatch’s Maybe-Khan.

The tension is killing me! Look out for Stare Trek Into Cataracts to appear sometime in 2015.

ERMERGHERD YOU GUYZ, GERSBERMS! Yes, mid-90s book fad Goosebumps looks set to once again make a comeback, with a feature film based on the books on the way. According to Coming Soon, Darren “Jack the Giant Slayer” Lemke is currently taking a crack at the RL Stine material, which might have Rob Letterman on board to direct.

 Marc Webb just loves teasing Amazing Spidey 2 fans, and he’s got a new image that he tweeted yesterday for the sequel which is busy filming. “There are chainz in there,” Webb tweeted. Could we be seeing the super-jail of the Spidey-verse, the Ravencroft Institute for the Criminally Insane rock up? Or will Jamie Foxx be revealed to be headlining a solo film as Disco Inferno Unchained?

Filming has officially begun on the new Godzilla film, and before director Gareth Edwards destroys all of Vancouver by using method acting techniques to irradiate a harmless lizard into a weapon of nuclear breath destruction, he’s taken the time to make the following little video greeting:

If you pause the video at the ten second mark, you can totally see some radiation leaking out from behind Edwards.

Here’s the Imax poster for Iron Man 3 which confirms two things in life: One, I hate that we don’t have Imax, and two: The Mandarin still looks like a ring-powered pimp who could slap the face off of a ho who gave him sassy lip.

 And to end off the day, we’ve got perhaps the greatest of all conspiracy theories to tackle. When Luke Skywalker flew with the Rebel Alliance to take down the first Death Star, many said that it was a suicide mission for the young Jedi. And it totally was, if you weren’t action-figure worthy or morbidly obese enough to survive into Empire Strikes Back.

There’s no way that the Rebel Alliance should have been capable of getting past thousands of turb-laser batteries, TIE fighters and Lord Vader himself…unless they had some inside help.

 

 

Last Updated: March 20, 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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