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!
With a thunder god, a super-soldier, a flying human high-tech tank, a rage-fueled monster and an almost supernaturally gifted marskman, you could easily wonder what Black Widow could possibly be bringing to the table in The Avengers. It’s quite simple really: she does an amazing 3-point landing.
What’s a 3 point landing, you ask? This is a 3 point landing, I answer:
“Beneath Bruce Garrett’s shabby, overweight exterior, the passionate beating heart of a salsa king lays dormant. Only one woman can reignite his Latin fire. Spotlight hits, sweat drips, heels click – Nick Frost IS Cuban Fury.”
Said woman firestarter will be portrayed by Parks and Recreation’s lovely Rashida Jones, while Chris O’Dowd will be Frost’s womanizing co-worker and rival.
Toy Story writer, Michael Arndt, has been brought in to rework Simon Beaufoy’s script for Catching Fire. I’m hoping for a Mr Potato Head cameo.
Has your dreams just been filled with golden maned ponies (or big breasted cheerleaders. whatever’s your fantasy) chasing technicolour butterflies (nudist gymnasts) through sun-dappled meadows (waterfalls of baby-oil)? Well then here, have some nightmare fuel courtesy of the new poster for The Possession.
I cannot recall when last a movie ticket stub has got the internet this aflutter, if ever, but that’s exactly what’s happening thanks to IMDb user dvonnesoneek posting his pre-sales ticket for Prometheus. Up until now, there has been no official statement from the MPAA as to the film’s age rating, although director Ridley Scott has said in the past that he wants it to be R, so as not to compromise his vision. And according to this ticket stub, he got his wish.
Either AMC Cinemas know something that the rest of us don’t, or some over eager cinema jockey just punched in a “R” on that pesky Rating blank space on their systems.
According to comic book artist and co-creator of Kick Ass, John Romita Jr, Kick Ass 2 (the movie) will begin production in June with an eye on a May 2013 release.
Here’s the first official look at Isla Fisher trying to escape an underwater trap in Louis Leterrier’s stage-magician heist movie, Now You See Me. Judging by that look on her face, I’m guessing that not all those bubbles are coming from her face.
Bleeding Cool has a list of all the deleted scenes to be included on the John Carter Blu ray.
Internet, you will never cease to amaze me. The Social Network, as told through a Facebook timeline.
Collider has a set of images detailing low(no)-cost DIY Avengers Costumes. The windshield wiper bow for Hawkeye is a particular piece of inspired genius.
And if you have a bit more time and energy (and impressive cleavage), then you could make yourself either this Mk1 Iron Man armour or skin-tight Black Widow costume like these two I encountered at this past Saturday’s Free Comic Book Day celebrations:
Cinephile hipsters rejoice! Vulture has this handy guide on How To Shoot Instagram Photos That Look Like You Favourite Director’s Films. Sorry, Michael Bay fans, there’s no Cover-The-Screen-In-Explosions filter.
Guardian lists the 10 Best Movie Credit Sequences
Tenacious D could very well be the greatest rock band in the world, unfortunately that didn’t stop their feature film debut, Tenacious D and the Pick of Destiny, from bombing harder than a Bar Mitzvah in Palestine. But Jack Black and Kyle Glass are back, rising from the ashes like only the D can.
And on that rocking note, I am out of here. I’m off tonight to practice my 3-point landing. This guy shows some great technique.
Last Updated: May 7, 2012