Extras! Shia LeBeouf goes NSFW, Real Comic-Con heroes, Sandra Bullock doesn't feel the heat, Spider-Man has 99 homes and lots of friends, Arnie gets a zombie daughter and Knights of Badassdom finally set to ride out! Plus much more!

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You wouldn’t be able to swing a cat at last weekend’s Comic-Con without a) getting some stern looks from cat lovers and b) instantly hitting somebody dressed as some kind of superhero. But while these people were showing off their cartoonish and sometimes just plain creepy superheroism, outside the San Diego Convention Center some real heroics played out. A group of stuntmen who had just recently completed work on Kick-Ass 2 and who were at the convention to promote the film, were outside the building when they heard screams of “Don’t jump!”. Investigating they found a lady dangling from the balcony of a 14th floor apartment across the road. With no officials on scene yet, and the lady threatening to jump any second, the stuntmen decided to take matters into their own hands to avert disaster.

Director Marc Webb has been keeping a steady stream, nay torrent of tweets and pics going for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and I don’t know if he’s just run out of stuff to say about the movie, because he’s already talking about The Amazing Spider-Man 4 (Yes, 4). Specifically how they plan to introduce all Spider-Man’s friends and foes into it.

“Well, I think this was conceived of as a trilogy so there was a defined architecture to the story we were telling and we had sort of a rough outline of what was going to happen. I think [for] the fourth movie, what we’ve discovered is there are so many ancillary characters, that have enormous, cinematic potential that there may be other ways to exploit those characters, in a way that is exciting and fun and worthwhile. It might not just be a Spider-Man movie.”

“You know, what was fun about the comics is that there’s an entire sort of encyclopedia of characters and stories and histories and nuances and idiosyncrasies and off-shoots. I think that that is something that seems to be really successful and has a lot of potential so it’s sort of, as yet, undefined, but intentionally so.”

He also goes on to explain that this is actually what they’re starting to with the upcoming second film, so all those people (read: me) that are worried that they’re filling it with too many characters, won’t have to worry. Jamie Foxx’s Electro is the main villain in the sequel, and tall the other characters, even Paul Giamatti’s Rhino are just there to offer glimpses into this bigger, living breathing world.

Speaking of Spider-Man and all his friends, at least if they come over to his place for sleepovers they’ll have a place to stay as star Andrew Garfield has just got himself 99 homes. Oh wait, that should actually be 99 Homes, a new indie drama which will see Garfield starring as a man who has to go to work for the same real estate company that  foreclosed on his home, and now has to help them take other people’s homes from them, leading to a severe case of the guilty feelings.

Here’s the new poster for The Canyons, the movie Lindsay Lohan recently made with porn star James Deen. And no, she’s not naked on it. Now stop asking, all you perverts!

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With this year’s Comic-Con, it officially becomes the second anniversary since director Joe Lynch showed off Knights of Badassdom to great success at the convention’s lauded Hall H. However, after a rights battle saw the film’s financiers essentially take the film away from Lynch, and recut it to their own liking, the film has just been sitting on a shelf somewhere gathering dust. Until now. A new press release states that eOne Entertainment has picked up the film’s US distribution and are planning a simultaneous theatre and VOD release for some unspecified date. As to which cut of the film is going to be released though, Lynch’s original or the chopped up studio version? Well, that’s still up in the air, with not even Lynch knowing (#NMC = Not My Cut).

And if you don’t know what the fuss is about then go check out the last trailer for the film that came out at the beginning of the year.

There’s a very logical, scientifically sound explanation for why we’ve never seen Wolverine wearing his trademark winged mask in his on-screen appearances: It would look stupid. Comic book costumes don’t always translate well to real life, which is something that writer/director Joss Whedon is fully aware of, especially when it comes to the mask/helmet/tiara/thing that newest Avengers addition Scarlet Witch wears.

“She might wear a headband or something that might echo it. The guys at Marvel, the conceptual artists, are phenomenal, and they are so good at taking the essence of what works and interpreting it for the actual human body, and when they paint something you can not only tell how it’s gonna work on a person, you can even tell what fabric it’ll be. They are very specific, very talented. So I’m excited to see the designs. Obviously we want to echo the look that people know, but there’s the classic look and the Ultimates look, but you have to do it in a way that will work. But it can’t be too old school… she can’t wear a leotard.”

She can’t also be mentioned to be the daughter of X-Men baddie Magneto, according to the deal that’s been worked out between Marvel and Fox.

Read  Remember, you’ll have to shell out a little bit extra for autographs and photos at Comic Con Africa

Speaking of the offspring of Eastern European madmen, Little Miss Sunshine and The Call actress Abigail Breslin has signed on to the title role in Maggie, the new Arnold Schwarzenegger movie which will see her as Arnie’s daughter who gets infected with a zombie virus.

There’s not much else known about the movie, but I’m really hoping that Arnie gets infected as well, so that just before he dies and turns into the walking dead, he can once again utter “I’ll be back!”.

Here’s a the first poster for the Downtown Abbey creator Julian Fellowes’ version of Romeo and Juliet, and SHOCKER!, it features two young people in love about to kiss. Nobody saw that one coming. Nobody.

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When last we heard from Lars Von Trier’s Nymphomaniac, we saw a clip feature Stacy Martin, playing a younger version of star Charlotte Gainsborough, planning to make the beast with two backs with somebody. Looks like that second back belonged to Shia LeBeouf based on this kinda-NSFW image from the film. And before you ask: No, Shia’s Li’l Beef does not make an appearance, so no need to worry.

Von Trier introduced LeBeouf’s character (Jerome) and the Chapter of the film that introduces him with this poetic message:

Chapter 2: Jerôme

“Love is just lust with jealousy added”

Though love is a shallow feeling in the eyes of the cynical nymphomaniac, young Joe is met by forces penetrating her armoured defences.

His name is Jerôme.

Hur. Penetrating. Hur hur hur hur.

Now this is what I call method acting! In an obvious attempt to fully become Tony Stark, his most famous on-screen creation, Robert Downey Jr has ended up on the top spot of the Forbes Highest Paid Actor List, banking a cool $77 million last year. I’ll give you a guess as to who is following closely on his heels: Around here, he’s more commonly known as a Charming Potato.

Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy may have fired up the box-office with Paul “Bridesmaids” Feig’s The Heat, but don’t expect to show up for the inevitable sequel.

“I know they say never say never, but right now, I can’t imagine it. I don’t want to ruin what Melissa and I had. If a miracle happens where [a script] shows up that really and truly outdid the first and provided an experience that was better than the first one, then I would look at it. But I’m not there.”

This is completely understandable, especially based on Bullock’s track record when it comes to sequels to hit movies. Wait, what’s that? I couldn’t hear your reply over the insanely loud whooshing news of Speed 2: Cruise Control still sucking something fierce after all these years.

We started off today with a clip of a potential death being averted. This was a serious moment and not something to laugh or smirk at. This last clip for the day however, most definitely is. In fact, I challenge you to no guffaw at these hilarious movie deaths!

Oh, Ridge Forrester, you so crazy!

Last Updated: July 26, 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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