Extras! Johnny Depp transcends, Turtles delayed, Wonder Woman the movie, the Mandarin has a strong pimp hand 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!

 We start today out with two new Iron Man 3 posters. Starky Stark looks the part, minus that helmet that Pepper stole a few posters back. Also, looks like his armour is about ready to go plant an infinite crisis on his titanium keister.

But it’s the pimptastic Mandarin poster of Ben Kingsley that I love the most.

Is the Mandarin going to have to choke a bitch?

 The Muppets are coming back…again, and they’ve got British comedy talent Ricky Gervais on board with their new sequel. Of course, working with muppets isn’t all manic fun and wacky hijinks, as Gervais and Peppy the king…PRAWN, can tell you in this latest video.

 Ninja Turtles, the upcoming Jonathan Libesman directed and Michael Bay produced project has already had one delay. Now it’s getting another. The movie is dropping three weeks to a June 6 release date, in a move that experts say will help maximise box office returns.

Or to give the CGI crew enough time to attempt to make Megan Fox interesting.

 Johnny Depp is a busy man, and much in demand these days. With work on the Lone Ranger just about done for him, he’s taking the time to appear in Dark Knight cinematographer’s Wally Pfister’s directorial debut, Transcendence . While it’s doubtful that Pfister was wearing a cardboard cut-out of Tim Burton’s face as a mask, it gives the movie some heavyweight talent, as Depp will be playing the scientist who uploads his mind to a computer in order to give it a taste of sentience.

Check out this new TV spot for Sam Raimi’s upcoming film, Oz: The great and the powerful, from Fandango. Also below is a new cover of EW, showing the wicked witch who may or may not be Mila Kunis.

Due to the fact that she’s wearing tight leather and has a hook nose and green skin, my Captain James T Kirk gene has activated, so she must be Mila Kunis.

It’s the only way for me to save face, using that excuse.

 Ah, true life stories. They’re great motivational pick me-ups, and even better when Hollywood adapts them, with only a few dozen twists to what actually happened. Next on that chopping block is The Gangster Princess of Beverly Hills, a movie which is unfortunately not about Tony Montana’s unknown daughter.

Craig Brewer will be directing the true story of Lisette Lee, a drug mule who faked her way into the Hollywood elite by pretending to be an actress, model and heiress, and subsequently became the star of a story written by journalist Sabrina Rubin Erdely.

 Read this next part in a Morgan Freeman voice. Back on the last day of February, in 2013, we saw two posters released of the upcoming movie Oblivion, that starred Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman and Morgan Freeman’s voice. And Tom was very angry, because the first poster actually made him look closer to his real age for once, instead of some young lady boy jumping around on couches.

And it was a pretty good day over all, until he decided to murder the photoshop assistant who was in charge of sprucing that poster up. Get busy lookin’ younger, or get busy strangling a damn runner, is what Tom told me that warm Autumn day…

 Not that I wouldn’t mind it, but I think the world isn’t exactly starving for a new Ghostbusters film. The problem plaguing that trapped in a development containment unit production though, is getting the old gang together for one more rodeo of stream-crossing avoidance. Well that, and those guys are kind of old.

Bloody Disgusting reported earlier that Sony then hit on the idea of making Ghostbusters 3 an animated movie. Well put the Poulterixar cap away, because they ain’t going to be happening. Back to square one then.

 In news that will have Kervyn frothing at the mouth and ripping the heads off of Damon Lindleoff action figures, comes an update on the sequel to Prometheus, from none other than Noomi Rapace herself. “They’re working on the script,” said Rapace to Playlist.

“I met Ridley in London a couple of weeks ago. I would love to work with him again and I know that he would like to do another one. It’s just like we need to find the right story. I hope we will.”

No word yet on who the actual writer is. Although hopefully, this one will include an antagonist who understands the basic laws of gravity and which direction to run in when a giant donut rolls towards you.

 Green Lantern, Iron Man, Superman, Batman. They’ve all had movies. But when it comes to the amazing Amazon, she’s gotten a raw end of the cinematic deal for way too long. David E Kelley tried last year in an attempt that made Diana Prince resemble a Barbie hooker who catered to a very weird clientelle (Me), and there are other rumblings that another TV adaptation will see WW fighting rogue armies and the joy of ice cream.

And then you get Jesse V. Johnson, who made a trailer for his own vision of a Wonder Woman movie. And it’s one that I paid money to go watch.


Last Updated: February 28, 2013

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