Extras! Nicole Kidman finds her Basic Instinct, The Wolverine gets a date, Ashton Kutcher's Apple film gets a new title,The Mandarin/Iron Man 3 rumours continue, Will Smith gets slap-happy and Emma Stone & Andrew Garfield sing about Spider-Man or something! 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 kick off today with some black on crack violence as Will Smith proved that his pimp hand is still strong, if somewhat effeminate, when he backhanded an Ukranian reporter who tried to kiss him on the lips at the Moscow premier for Men in Black 3.

Apparently Will was not ready to get fresh. Get it? “Fresh”, because he used to be called… Ah, fugeddaboutit.

Can you smelllllelelelelll what the Rock is cooking? Well, it may just be some spandex. Dwayne Johnson dropped a hint on Twitter that he may soon have something to do with a DC superhero movie. If you listen very carefully, you can hear the sound of the fanboys frothing at their mouths.

Chris Pine spilled some details to EmpireOnline on the proposed Jack Ryan reboot, Moscow, which will apparently see the character “working in Russia – framed as an American spy and forced to go on the run, Bourne-style.” Ryan was previously portrayed onscreen by Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck.

Contrary to popular belief, Christian Slater actually still works. To prove it, here’s a poster for his latest film, Assassin’s Bullet.

Apparently despite his entertaining and charismatic on-screen personas, Sacha Baron Cohen is quite the social butterfingers when he goes out just as himself, much to the embarrassment of his wife. He has made plenty of accidental faux pas, as he revealed to IMDB.

“I don’t really watch a lot of television or film, so I don’t really recognise some of the faces.

I went to one dinner recently with Warren Beatty and Annette Bening and a few other people around quite a small dinner table and… I turned to Annette Bening and said, ‘You should have won an Oscar for The Kids Are All Right…’ and she stared at me and she said, ‘You don’t know who I am, do you?’ It was Diane Keaton.

“I was embarrassed. I didn’t know what to say… so I just asked… ‘What was it like to make love to Woody Allen?’ She did get up and leave.”

Spoiler alert: If you forked over your hard-earned cash for a Battleship ticket in the sole hopes of hearing anybody say the immortal line “You sunk my battleship,” then you’re in for a disappointing night at the movies. But here’s director Peter Berg to explain exactly why that earth-shattering omission was made.

It seems that the Geek Gods have heard my prayers, as Ashton Kutcher’s Steve Jobs biopic will now be titled jOBS. No, my Caps Lock is not stuck, it’s a play on Apple’s lower-case iPhone styled naming convention, which while still not a great title is certainly far better than the clunky Jobs: Get Ins- I’m sorry, I just could not finish writing that title. It’s just too horrible.

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If you’re lucky enough to be able to visit Disney’s Star Wars Weekend, you can now even get to build a droid!

According to Hugh Jackman’s Twitter feed, The Wolverine  “starts shooting in August!!!

Indiewire has a first look at Nicolas Cage, Vanessa Hudgens and John Cusack in new serial-killer film, Frozen Ground. Despite what you might think, that is not Cage’s career lying on that medical slab.

Rumoured real-life and soon to be on-screen couple, Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield did some promo work for Amazing Spider-Man in Germany by creating this 14 second long jingle. Or at least I think they’re singing about Spider-Man.

Also, I think “singing” may be too optimistic a word.

According to Movies.com, Nicole Kidman has what is being called a “Basic Instinct” moment in her next film, Paperboy. I believe the proper technical term is “I see London, I see France. I can see your underpants.”

VirginMedia lists 5 Reasons You Must See The Raid. Yo, local cinema houses! Pay special attention to reason no. 4: It’s amazing to watch on the big screen!

According to Comic Book Movie, a Chinese newspaper has let the ten ringed cat out of the bag (For the sake of the metaphor, let’s just forget that cats don’t wear rings and actually only have 4 digits per paw) saying that The Mandarin is totally definitely for real making an appearance in Iron Man 3.

Joe Carnahan joins JoBlo for their weekly podcast, where he discusses The Grey, his proposed Death Wish remake and why animal activists are douchebags.

John Cusack will be tickling some ivory along with Elijah Wood in the “Speed at a piano” thriller, Grand Piano. And no, that concept does not get less crazy sounding the more I type it.

And finally we end on another reason to love Mythbusters. You know besides featuring a co-host that is half-walrus/half-James Bond villain. Adam Savage, the one with the Boris Becker eyebrows not the walrus-villain hybrid, attempts to construct the ZORG gun from The Fifth Element:

 

Last Updated: May 21, 2012

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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