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 off today with the latest Prometheus viral video which seems to be bucking the currently Prometheus promo material trend, by NOT ACTUALLY GIVING AWAY THE ENTIRE PLOT. What it does give, is an intriguing look at Noomi Rapace’s De Elizabeth Shaw as she asks for some assistance from Guy Pearce’s Peter Weyland.
A Warner Bros shareholder wants Morgan Freeman to button his lip about his personal politics during the promo tours of The Dark Knight Rises. Keep quiet about politics? Is this dude crazy? Does he know he’s talking to Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela?!
On this past weekend’s episode of SNL, Nic Cage appeared with a second Nic Cage and discussed how they would like to star in every movie. Every movie. So of course somebody like Matheus Candido took it upon himself to give us a glimpse of what this reality would be like.
You can engage with more of the Cage outrage over on the Facebook page. (Dr Seuss, eat your heart out!)
As I mentioned in my recent review of Shame, it truly was a… well… shame that Michael Fassbender was not at the least nominated for an Oscar for his performance as sex addict Brandon Sullivan. Many people were quite upset by the nomination snub, and as it turns out, Fassbender was one of them. And he also suspects one golden moment in the film as the reason why he was given the cold shoulder, as he tells GQ magazine:
“At the beginning people (say), ‘You’re going to be going to the Oscars,’ and you’re like, ‘Whatever, doesn’t matter, don’t think so.’ But after a while it does penetrate. After a while you’re like, ‘Anyway, so I’m going to the Oscars…’ And you start to believe it. And I did. I thought I was going. And then I found out I wasn’t and I was upset. I was very upset by it. The first reaction was, ‘What the f**k?’ It’s a vanity thing. It does become important to you. And it shouldn’t.”
Referring to one of many explicit scenes for him in the film, in which he urinates on camera, Fassbender posits:
“That peeing cost me an Oscar.
“After a certain point you worry that it kind of detracts from the movie. But there’s nothing I can do. I just have to laugh it off. I can. Pretty much.”
“You know, I’m very torn. It’s an enormous amount of work telling what is ultimately somebody else’s story, even though I feel like I did get to put myself into it.
But at the same time, I have a bunch of ideas, and they all seem really cool.”
Joss, I beg you, go through door no. 2! The world can never have enough Whedon cool ideas!
Inspired by Avengers’ total destruction of the Box Office, Pajiba lists the 10 Biggest Second Weekend Film Grosses of All Time.
Scratching your head trying to figure out just how all the Marvel movies link up together? Well scratch no more (seriously, it’s starting to scab), thanks to this handy Official Marvel Movie Universe Timeline!
Click to enlarge that sucker.
It’s official. The Geeks have inherited the Earth. And for those of you who’ve not jumped on the bandwagon yet, BadAssDigest list 5 Ways To Be A Better Nerd.
Ever wanted to look up Marilyn Monroe’s skirt? Well now you can. A nearly 8 metre tall statue of the blonde bombshell, recreating possibly her most famous scene from The Seven Year Itch, has been unveiled in Palm Springs, California.
The Academy announces the US winners of the 2012 Student Academy Awards. Which apparently almost nobody even knew existed, which is rather sad, if you ask me.
This week’s face-off over on JoBlo pits Tim Burton’s Batman vs Chris Nolan’s Batman Begins. Here’s a spoiler: The one with the guy dressed as flying rodent wins.
And we end today on this cool anime and Star Wars inspired animation from Sean Soong, entitled SubWars. It took Soong 9 months of work to put this 5:00 mins worth of animation together, but it sure as hell shows it.
And that’s all for today. Heads up for those of you that read my Diablo 3 launch article over on Lazygamer yesterday, as PART 2 has now gone live. Or dead. Depends how you look at it.
Last Updated: May 17, 2012