Extras! Opening credits ahoy, Wolverine snikts some ninjas, no feathered dinos in Jurassic Park 4 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!

I’ve always thought that it would be pretty cool if we could have an opening credits sequence to kick off Extras, but the problem is that my very next thought is usually “Urgh. That sounds like work”. Coming to the rescue of my innate laziness though, Disney have released the full opening credits sequence for Oz the Great and Powerful (you may have seen Noelle’s review earlier) and you can now get to check it for free!

There have been a lot of advances in science over the last few years, particularly when it comes to our understanding of dinosaurs. One such advancement was the discovery of small nodules on the surface of some dinosaur fossils, which seems to strongly indicate that many dinosaurs, including our favourite, door opening clever girls, the velociraptors, may have had feathers. Now if this news had you worried that the new Jurassic Park 4 would reflect this by having a bunch of carnivorous turkeys running around, have no fear because director Colin Treverrow has your back.

@colintreverrow: “No feathers. #JP4”

Take that, science!

 We’ve seen very little of Logan AKA The Wolverine AKA Mr Magnificent mutton chops. The Canadian mutant has a film out later this year, and besides some behind the scenes photos, it looks like the marketing machine may have been sliced and diced by some adamantium claws lately.

But hold the gravestone! It looks like that Marketing mutant may have a healing factor of his own, because not one, but two new posters have emerged for the James Mangold directed movie. Here they are. SNIKT!

And the Jane Got a Gun plot thickens. Reports are now suggesting that original director Lynne Ramsay (who still has not released any statement to give her side of the story) didn’t just not show up on set for the first day of shooting. Turns out that she may actually have quit the weekend before that already. So then what was with producer Scott Steindorf’s surprised response then? Well,we don’t know. What we do know is that Steindorf and co personally contacted Deadline with the original story. They wanted it public. But now FilmDrunk is alleging that they solicited people to leave positive comments about their involvement on said Deadline article.

In the midst of all this scandal, LA Times brings word that Jake Gyllenhall, Tobey Maguire and Jeff Bridges are being considered for the lead villain role, recently vacated by Jude Law after he left in a show of support for Ramsay.

If you’ve ever wanted see usual poster boy Christian Bale looking all frumpy, then David O. Russell’s untitled “Abscam” thriller (previously titled American Bullsh*t) may just be the movie for you, according to these newly released onset pics.

The film is based on the true story of the 1980’s “Abscam” undercover sting operation, which saw the FBI recruit a con artist to help root out corruption in congress. Bale would play said con artist. Who apparently has won The Masters.

When you think of the Jonas brothers, the words warm, family, and oh sweet Buddha this music is terrible normally spring up. Words such as Edgy and Thriller though? Please, as if that could be the case. Well it looks like at least 33% of the Jonas Brothers is going to be on the receiving end of some grit as Nick Jonas will be starring in Be Careful What You Wish For. Which has been described as an “edgy thriller”. Nah, I still can’t see it happening.

Read  Mark Millar and Rafael Albuquerque are teaming up again for Netflix’s Prodigy comic book series

  I cannot wait for Pacific Rim to finally come out and robo-curb stomp some nostalgia back into my skull. Having grown up on TV shows such as Grendizer, Robotech and Power Rangers (DON’T JUDGE ME!), it’s high time that we got a proper big bad robot movie, one that knows how to handle massive mecha. And according to some of the latest buzz surrounding that movie, Pacific Rim just might be the blockbuster of the year. Slashfilm has a round up of the praise for the film from journos who went to go seen an early screening, but this very NSFW tweet might just sum it up the best:

Peter Jackson, whose name you might recognise as being that fella who made all those movies about midgets and swords, also happens to be a Doctor Who fan. So much so, that he’d actually be keen on directing an episode of the cult hit BBC TV show. So how much would the award-winning director charge then to helm said episode? Surprisingly, not much at all.

“They don’t even have to pay me. But I have got my eye on one of those nice new gold-colored Daleks. They must have a spare one (hint, hint).”

Expect the next Hobbit film to feature a cameo by a Dalekasos, who rides around The Shire demanding elaboration to the whereabouts of Bilbo Baggins. ELABORATE! ELABORATE! ELABORATE!

Here’s John Romita Jr and Mark Millar ready to make a cameo on the set of Kick Ass 2. If you’ve read the sequel comics that the writer-artist duo created, you just know that some mad Bantha poodoo is about to go down, colourful costumes be damned!

Veronica Mars is coming back, and it’s got the crowdsourced cash that it needs to give that cult hit series the resurrection that it deserves. Director Rob Thomas has a script in mind, and some spoilers to share, so read ahead at your own peril.

“I want to make the movie accessible for people who haven’t watched Veronica Mars before. All you need to know is that Veronica was a teenage private eye and she’s given it up. And there will be a moment early in the movie that will bring her back to Neptune and make her give being a private detective one more shot.”

After the raging success of the Veronica Mars movie Kickstarter campaign, it’s only natural that similar projects would now start coming out of the woodwork (I’m contemplating a Pumpkin Patch movie Kickstarter. I’m sure those guys aren’t doing anything now. Except heroin) with lots of folks suddenly cottoning onto the viability of crowd funding. Those folks even include evil organizations with plans on ruling the world.

Last Updated: March 25, 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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