Extras! Quentin Tarantino shares his universe, Tomas Aflredson has a Lionheart, John Carter gets old school, David Cronenberg shows Robert Pattinson a Map to the Stars, Why Catwoman is in Dark Knight Rises, Spider-Man pops up in the sewers, and LEEEEEEEEEROY JEEEENKINS! 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!

Chances are that the moment you try to think of The Dark Knight, you immediately think of Heath Ledger as the Joker. There’s a very good scientifically sound reason for that: He was f—ing awesome! So if you want to relive some of his crazed antics then have a look at this supercut, featuring nothing but the scenes with everybody’s favourite homicidal clown:

This year seems to be the battle of the Snow Whites, prompting Movieline to list 9 More Occasions When Hollywood Made Similar Movies At The Same Time.

Oh Spider-Man, what are you doing down there?.You’re not a Ninja Turtle, you silly arachnid, you!

Robert Pattinson will be joining his Cosmopolis director again for his next film, Maps to the Stars. Could this just be the new Tim Burton-Johnny Depp relationship blossoming?

If you’re one of the people that’s still doubting Christopher Nolan’s decision to include Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises, well you now have somebody else to direct your ire at. Turns out it was Chris’ brother Jonathan that pushed to get the feline femme fatale added.

“Catwoman is a very iconic figure in the Batman pantheon. I was nervous about how she would fit into our world. But (Jonathan) was very much convinced that there would be a way to do it and eventually turned me around.

“Once I got my head around the idea of looking at that character through the prism of our films, saying, ‘Who could that person be in real life?’ we figured it out.”

Jonathan Nolan adds,

“You’ve got to have her, because she has a delicious greyness to her that helps define who Batman is.”

The John Carter Blu-Ray and DVD gets released next week on the 5th June. And just in time for that, is this new, simply jaw-droppingly cool fan-made 1950’s styled trailer for the film.

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Let The Right One In and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy director Tomas Alfredson’s next film will be an adaptation of Astrid Lindgren‘s book The Brothers Lionheart. I can’t say that I’ve heard of the book before, but based on how much I loved his earlier works, I will anxiously await this one.

Kristen Stewart told MTV that Snow White and the Hunstman didn’t require much training. She means physical training, not acting training, in case you were wondering.

Alberto Meilgo has posted some of the concept art he’s done for Tron: Uprising and it’s gorgeous neon-coloured stuff.

Did you know that Quentin Tarantino’s True Romance, Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction and even Inglourious Basterds all takes place in the same universe? Seriously.

Here’s a new poster for Klown, which you may recall is the absurdly lewd comedy that will soon be remade by Todd “Hangover” Phillips.

If you love James Bond then you can go Vote For Your Favourite Bond Moment over at Total Film.

If you’ve ever played the online roleplaying game World of Warcraft – or even if you didn’t, seeing as it’s the biggest MMORPG out there – then you’ve probably heard of Leeroy Jenkins. Well, director Flinn O’hara had the brilliant idea of reimagining the memetic moron’s shenanigans as a short heist film. And it’s pretty darn cool!

Last Updated: May 31, 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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