Extras! Sherlock is a dragon on a mountain, Ben Foster on a bicycle, Captain America is back, Batman fails his driver's license 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 We start today off with our future lord and robotic master, Ultron. Or more specifically, The Avengers: Age of Ultron. James Spader sounds like a solid choice for the role, but he ain’t exactly a brand name and is btter known these days as the sidekick of DENNY CRANE!

But according to Marvel movie head honcho Kevin Feige, Spader brings a certain quality to the role, that will be more than just voice acting. Expect the veteran actor to have ping pong balls on his face, as he gets motion captured for the role:

He’s a very unique and incredibly exciting and unpredictable actor. And Ultron in the comics is a robot, but what’s cool about him in the comics — and certainly how Joss Whedon is interpreting him for the movie — is that he is much more than just a robot. That he’s infused with much character. And I don’t want to say too much, but you can imagine James Spader will be very dynamic in his portrayal of the character.

Extras-bullet-points-micro3 One look at Jason Statham tells you everything that you need to know about the man: Namely that he’s harder than adamantium nails and he knows seven different forms of upper-f$$%ry you up martial arts. But it looks like the Expendable one is going back to his comedic routes, as he’ll be teaming up with former cop Melissa McCarthy for a new spy comedy called Susan Cooper. McCarthy will play a new spy, teaming up with Statham’s veteran secret agent. Expect plenty of the usual jokes from this Paul “Bridesmaids” Feig directed film.

Extras-bullet-points-micro3Here’s your first look at Ben Foster as the fastest liar on two wheels, Lance Armstrong. The biopic still has no official title, but Foster certainly looks the part. Now to test him for any illegal and banned acting substances.
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Extras-bullet-points-micro3Remember when voice acting was just a quick paycheck, a complaint and having Michael Bay publicaly dissing you for being ungrateful? Such behaviour is for amateurs man, and when it comes to the Hobbit films, Sherlock star Benedict Cumbermatch is all too eager to get into the role of Smaug the dragon. Click the link to see more of Benedict pulling a crazy face.
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Extras-bullet-points-micro3Man, that Benedict Cumbermatch sure is popular today. That, and he must really love mountains. He’s already stolen a tall land mass filled with gold from the dwarves in The Hobbit. And now there’s talk that he’s about to stake a claim to Mount Everest itself, as famed explorer George Mallory.
Extras-bullet-points-micro3Sticking with the Sherlock theme, here’s a first look at former Dr Watson Jude Law with enough gold to make a lowly movies writer cry. Law will be popping up in Black Sea, a thriller that sees the unemployed salvager discover a Russian sub filled with good ol’ Nazi gold. Kevin Macdonald was keen on hiring Law. Here’s  a taste of the praise that he slung his way:
I wanted somebody in their middle age and who was British and who could convincingly be a blue-collar guy. If you look around Hollywood, there aren’t very many who look like that and certainly not stars. I went to see him thinking ‘well Jude Law is great, but he’s not really him.
Extras-bullet-points-micro3We’ve gone several stories without posting anymore comic book stuff. TIME TO FIX THAT! Here’s the trailer for Necessary Evil: Super Villains of DC Comics which takes a look at the maniacs that keep orphaned aliens and punch-happy vigilantes in business.

Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics explores the thin line between right and wrong, the nature of evil and how super-villains can reflect society’s dark side as well as our own personal fears.  It also offers insight as to the reasons comic book fans are so fascinated by the very characters they hope to see defeated.
The film focuses on DC Comics’ most terrifying villains, including The Joker, Lex Luthor, Bane, Black Adam, Black Manta, Catwoman, Darkseid, Deathstroke, Doomsday, General Zod, Sinestro, the Suicide Squad, and more.

Extras-bullet-points-micro3Here’s your first poster and some new photos for Captain America: The Winter Soldier which confirms two things: One, that he’s ditching the horrible Agent Coulson costume design from the Avengers, and two: Super Soldiers don’t need no parachutes.

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Extras-bullet-points-micro3News of William Fichtner being cast as the Shredder for the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film earlier this year was met by comments such as “Wha?” and “Guh?” from fanboys. Fichtner is a great actor, but there’s something that just doesn’t sit right with this kind of character casting. Which is why TMNT won’t have your usual Shredder, but someone that suits the acting range of Mr Fichtner instead, as he described the character:

What I read about Eric Sachs in the script was great, and then how the character has been moulded and changed when we started filming has become something really quite remarkable in terms of what we’ve seen before of the character.

Extras-bullet-points-micro3In other words, expect Fichtner to have a decorative Shredder suit of armour in his office that the camera spends a second on, before he flips his sanity switch, dons the suit and proceeds to crack some shells.

And to end today, we have the Batman himself facing the greatest villain ever constructed. A driving license test.

BAT’S DON’T NEED TURN SIGNALS!

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Last Updated: October 23, 2013

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