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It seems everyone just loves them some Jennifer Lawrence lately, thanks to the Oscars. An not just, because y’know, of how she was walking around almost naked as the blue-skinned Mystique in X-Men: First Class. But getting some blue paint everywhere is a time-consuming problem, something that Rebecca Romjin-Stamos passed on to her successor.
It takes hours upon hours to get a body painted up, and Lawrence actually had trouble being so blue. For the upcoming sequel though, she’ll be sporting a body suit instead of her actual skin, something that has the actress excited;
I’m so excited because I’m going to wear a body suit, she told E!. “It will be from neck down so it will cut out time and the blisters.
Also, filming starts in May for the time-spanning sequel.
May-ish. I haven’t read the script yet. I haven’t had 30 minutes. They literally gave me the script and I was like, ‘I can’t read this until Monday.
Now tell us more about the body-suit…
He’s big, he’s mean, he’s Russian! He’s the Rhino! As played by Paul Giamatti. I still have no idea how Amazing Spider-Man 2 director Marc Webb is going to pull that transformation off, but in the meantime, he’s more than content to tease us with random photos from the set.
And today’s pic is all about the bling, as Webb posted the following photos of ring tattoos for the character, with the hashtag of #pravda, or Russian for truth.
We know that there is another Muppets film on the way. We know that Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell and Tina Fey. So what’s the movie actually about then? Turns out that Producer DAvid Hoberman felt like dropping those deets, as he explained to Crave Online that the Muppets would be touring Europe with a hit new theatrical show that was taking the continent by storm.
Only problem is, Europe is also home to the greatest thief in the world, who kinda resembles Kermit. Naturally, a case of mistaken identity ensues, and it’s up to the gang to get to the bottom of an international mess. Gervais will be playing the number two assitant to the villainous Kermit lookalike Constantine, while Fey will be a feisty Prison guard and Burrell will be acting as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon.
Just yesterday it was announced that Johhny Depp will be joining first time director and Dark Knight cinematographer Wally Pfister for Transcendence. Now comes news that another big name actor has signed up as well. Paul Bettany, better known these days as the voice of Iron Man’s digital Butler, will be joining Depp’s scientist character, who uploads his own mind into machines.
Because nothing can possibly go wrong when you give a machine sentience.
What would happen if you combined Taken with the Bourne Identity? Besides making Kervyn;s chest and groin explode, you’d probably get this Aaron Eckhart film by the name of Erased, where he plays a former CIA agent caught up in conspiracy thingamajigs.
Ace Ventura director Tom Shadyac is coming back, and he’s bringing a French award-winning film with him to the comedy genre. The Intouchables was a big movie in France, as it dealt with a man struggling to come to terms with a sudden case of full body Christopher Reeves level paralysis.
Stuck in a chair for the rest of his life, the Frenchman soon connected with his new caretaker, a blue collar worker who was straight with the truth. Friendship ensued. Somehow, I see this movie becoming an Adam Sandler vehicle with Kevin James pushing him around.
“Why don’t ya wipe my tush, ya bum!”
Keeping things fairy taleish, is Emma Watson. She may have left Hogwarts behind, but the actress is now circling the glass slippers for a new Cinderella movie, with Kenneth Branagh directing. It’ll have some competition though, as it’ll be going up against the upcoming animated Frozen, and the Angelina Jolie starring Maleficent.
Move aside Twilight, Fairy Tales are the next big thing it seems.
And lastly, to end this week, we’ve got a cuationary tale about being Star Wars creator George Lucas. I’ve always thought that in recent years, Lucas was the worst possible thing to have around that franchise. And that’s an idea which transcends the physical, into meme territory, as one fan explains how pretending to be Lucas left a seven year old in tears.
George Lucas, you are a lumberjack-shirted bastard.
Last Updated: March 1, 2013