Extras! Jor-El would go back to Krypton, Sherlock could be a monster, Neil Marshall is in the game again, Riddick plays for blood, and James Franco will be James Franco?! 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 kind of enjoyed both Warm Bodies and Oz the Great and Powerful over here on TheMovies, but there are some that would argue that both movies were bloopers (definitely not their respective studios’ bean counters, though). They would be wrong though. These are bloopers. Specifically, the blooper reels for both films, because the only thing more entertaining than James Franco pretending to be a great and wise wizard, is James Franco stuffing up while pretending to be a great and wise wizard.

Speaking of James Franco, the seemingly permanently baked actor has apparently joined the cast of the Veronica Mars movie. Now, I’m no Mars fanboy (that’s Lourens’ gig), but I’m pretty sure Franco wasn’t in the original show, so who is he playing? Well, himself actually. Franco will be one of several real life celebs playing themselves, who’ve all fallen victim to some invasion of privacy spy cam shenanigans.

Here’s a new feature for R.I.P.D., which contrary to popular female belief is the actual name of the spiritual law enforcement agency in the film, and not just a badly spelled description of star Ryan Reynold’s six pack.

Having a bad day, and want to feel better through some schadenfreude? Then check out Pajiba’s list of 10 Biggest Box-Office Flops of 2013 So Far. Most shocking thing on there? Bullet To The Head actually took $50 million to make.

Man of Steel may have left some fans and critics divided, but almost everybody agrees that the film’s opening sequence on Krypton was just pure science-fiction world building badassery. So much so, that many people have been asking for a Krypton set prequel to be made. Specifically, they’ve been asking Jor-El himself, Russell Crowe, on Twitter. And here’s how he responded.

“A lot of you are asking about a KRYPTON prequel, if that’s something you feel strongly about let @Legendary pictures know your thoughts.”

“Just getting sick of reading the same question mate, however, if it came up, i’d give the tights another go.”

Give those tights another go, Russell!

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson took time out of his busy schedule of looking like an action figure to share this new pic from the set of Hercules, which he’s currently shooting.

“Our HERCULES set created by award winning designer Jean-Vincent Puzos [with] great detail. I sit in awe.”

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Holy gigantic leg muscles, Batman!

Neil Marshall may have started off his career on low- to mid-budget affairs like The Descent and Centurion (starring a pre-big time stardom Michael Fassbender), but it was his directing work on season 2 of HBO’s acclaimed adaptation for Game of Thrones that landed him his biggest gig: directing the upcoming Thor: The Dark World for Marvel. But now that Marshall is a big budget superhero movie helmer, he hasn’t forgot what got him his big break though, as he will be returning to direct the season 4 finale Game of Thrones.

According to TheOnion, Michael Bay has decided to take a break from his pyrotechnics filled, robot explodathons, and will instead be make romantic comedy next. One that focuses on the intimate love affair between two explosions.

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Here’s a very short, but brutal new TV spot for Riddick that reveals that Vin Diesel’s shiny-eyed antihero is now finally done playing for spek en boontjies. (If you’re under the age of 25, I take it that sentence makes zero sense to you).

It seems that it’s a good time to get into the pitchforks and torches business. As we’ve recently documented, there is currently a whole slew of Frankenstein movies in development, and now you can add another to the pile, courtesy of Guillermo Del Toro. The Pacific Rim director has revealed that he has plans for a film based on Mary Shelley’s classic tale. So how do you tell this one apart from all the others? Simple, Del Toro’s Frankenstein, if he gets his way, will star none other than Benedict Cumberbatch, who’s already played both the monster and his master to critical acclaim in Danny Boyle’s stage production of the famed story.

I love me a good western, and also love me a good video game, and in 2010 those two things combined spectacularly for the multiple Game of the Year Award winning ‘Red Dead Redemption’. RDR was just about the closest you could get to starring in your own spaghetti western short of moving to the Karoo, wearing a rug on your shoulders and hat on your head, squinting a lot and getting people to refer to you only either as “Stranger” or “Blondie”. The game’s premise seemed almost primed for a live action adaptation, but none has ever been developed, which means that fans can take their own crack at bringing the adventure of ex-outlaw turned reluctant hero John Marsten to life, like this quite cool fan film from Silk Dog Films, titled Red Dead Redemption: The Hanging of Bonnie MacFarlane.

Last Updated: July 8, 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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