Extras! Gus van Sant gets kinky,time travel explained,Daredevil is now owned by Mickey Mouse,General Zod reads a disturbing email 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!

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Extras-bullet-points-micro3 Gus van Sant happens to be one of the most revered directors in Hollywood. And now, he’s the director who has just shot a movie scene that is usually accompanied bu bass guitar riffs and tissue paper. The helmer is looking to get in on that whole 50 Shades of Grey directing gig, and to do so, he recently shot a sex scene that starred Alex Pettyfer as Christian Grey. Hopefully, he sent the audition tape in a nondescript brown package that would not arouse any suspicions whatsoever.

Extras-bullet-points-micro3 Time travel is a complex and wibbly wobbly thing. What with all those jiggawatts, TARDISes and magical manipulators flying around anywhere. So if you’ve ever been confused by a paradox or need some temporal reassurance, then take a look at this handy flow chart from Mr Dalliard.

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Extras-bullet-points-micro3 21 Jump Street 2: Jump Harder is coming next year, and that’s about all we know. Until today that is, because it looks like the film has a pair of directors now. Speaking to Collider, producer Neal Moritz confirmed that not only will the pair of junior policemen return undercover, this time at a university, but that they’ll be directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

And yes, Ice Cube will return.

Extras-bullet-points-micro3 Let The Movies run red…with two new RED 2 character posters showcasing how to blend in with livestock with John Malkovich, and shopping for groceries and ammunition with Bruce Willis.

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Extras-bullet-points-micro3 Dammit Dan Akroyd, you were my favourite Ghostbuster, but you keep teasing me with news that a third film may be on the way. And then nothing happens. Stop that! Bad Akroyd, bad Akroyd1 Please sign my proton pack replica! The latest piece of news from Ray Stanz himself, is that he’s hoping to start shooting the sequel next year already.

I feel re-encouraged, reinvigorated by the pages that I have seen. I know that we’re expecting half of the screenplay to be completed very soon. It should be into production by the fall and be shooting by the new year. I won’t say anything, it’s very exciting. TheHiggs boson and the particle theories, gluons and mesons, that really gives us a scientific base in terms of our fictional storytelling, to open up to another dimension and have something horrible come through.

We’re going to really put it into ninth gear, in this third one. It’s going to be very, very exciting. I’ve been more encouraged than I ever have been. It sounds real now. We’ve got a sharp new writer on it, Ivan (Reitman) is on it, Harold (Ramis) is on it, I’m on it. And if I can put the catch-net on Billy [Murray] and bring him in, it will be wonderful, if he decides to do it. There will always be a hole for him.

Right now, Egon Spengler is having a hernia due to the fact that someone other than him is talking science.

Extras-bullet-points-micro3 Ever wondered why you never see Daredevil or the Fantastic Four in films like Spider-Man and the Avengers? That’s because the house of mouse doesn’t own the screen rights to them, with those options now firmly belonging to 20th Century Fox.

Or the rights for Daredevil did at least, until they lapsed back into the lap of Marvel due to the fact that they weren’t being used. Quick, someone call Joe Carnahan!

Extras-bullet-points-micro3 Here’s the mighty Thor sans a beard, staring directly into your soul and casting divine judgement on the left turns of Nascar, because F1 is better. Go see that damn Rush movie when it arrives.

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Extras-bullet-points-micro3 I never thought I’d say this, but I’m kinda looking forward to the sixth Fast and Furious film. Director Lin has crafted some solid entries so far, and if the latest featurette is anything to go by, it’ll be a film with plenty of heart underneath those muscle cars.

Extras-bullet-points-micro3 Looks like the Odin-Sleep just isn’t cutting it anymore for the ol’ Allfather. Anthony Hopkins returns to be the grand daddy of all Asgard in Thor: The Dark World, but he’s starting to look like he’s sorely in need of a new matress with which to recharge himself, in this new still.

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Extras-bullet-points-micro3 And to end the day off, here’s General Zod himself reading a letter written by an American sorority girl. Stop laughing, because nothing is more frightening than Michael Shannon launching himself into a world filled with NSFW cussing that is backed up by orchestral music and strong alcohol.

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Last Updated: April 24, 2013

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