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!
We start off today with a first look at the most badass of actors with a chromedome to ever be knighted, Sir Patrick Stewart. Filming kicked off today on the X-Men First Class sequel, Days of Future Past, and director Bryan Singer was there to tweet a picture of ol’ Chucky X in costume.
While he posed in front of the camera of course. Yeah, that’s it Charles, work it! Show me anger! Show me sadness! Show me the bald new frontier!
Nothing says confidence like planning a sequel of sorts before your main movie is even out. That’s just the case with The Immortal Instruments: City of Bones, as Constantin Films has drafted scribe Stephanie Sanditz to get to work on adapting the prequel book by author Cassandra Clare, for the big screen.
Talk about having a bone for long-term plans. AMIRITE?
Have you seen Iron Man 3 yet? Well you should have watched the whole movie by now, seeing as how Disney and Marvel have released enough content of it to cut into a feature length presentation. In case you’re missing a few pieces of the puzzle, here’s some new footage for you to add to the playlist of ol’ snarky Stark in action.
Update: MTV took the first clip down quicker than Thor could demolish a plate of schwarmas.
After directing the lacklustre Alex Cross, you’d expect Rob Cohen to go into hiding as one of the stunt doubles for Tyler Perry when he dons a Madea fat suit. Oh lerd! But that’s not the case, as Cohen will instead be starting work on Crash Bandits, which deals with rival treasure hunters on the way to find a lost fortune in salvage, hidden away in the Amazon.
Hmm, someone call Lara Croft. And Indiana Jones. And Nathan Drake. And Tia Carrere from that god-awful TV show Relic Hunter. And the lads from Sahara. Because this all sounds mighty familiar to me.
Sticking with some more Iron Man news, here’s one that has given the cosplay fan inside of me a raging arc-reactor. Seeing as how Disney owns Marvel, they’ve gone and opened up a museum dedicated to the various armours that Stark has created over the years, over at their Tomorrowland exhibit. Hit this link for a ton of pictures, or admire this one while I ask the security what time they close, and if they know where I can buy some burglar tools.
I do not envy being Joss Whedon right now. The nerd king already has his hands full with a second Avengers movie and other projects, and that includes some work on the upcoming SHIELD TV series. That show has some tricky ground to cover, and that includes fitting itself into a world that cost a quarter of a billion dollars to create.
Speaking to TotalFilm, Whedon says that the two properties tie into one another quite nicely. Of course they do. Here’s what he had to say, with quote marks includes:
The S.H.I.E.L.D. show fits into the mythology of The Avengers remarkably well and they both complement each other. So it just seemed like a no-brainer – although it has required a lot of my brain to get it right. We have just finished shooting and I am excited. I think Marvel fans will appreciate what we have done.
In other words, I’ll have to coat my couch in plastic in case Kervyn watches the show at my place, due to Xenomorph-levels of drooling.
Here’s a bunch of new posters for the upcoming Star Trek Into Darkness. Combined with the seventy kajillion other posters that the movie industry now brings out annually, this will most likely drive OCD fanboys into even further debt. Damn you Hollywood, have you no heart?
Woop woop! Dark Knight reunion alert! For a first-time director, former DArk Knight trilogy cinematographer Wally Pfister sure is attracting an A-list cast to his upcoming film, Transcendence. He’s already got Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara and Paul Bettany on for the film, and now he’s adding the voice of God to that line-up.
Morgan Freeman and Morgan Freeman’s voice are the latest additions to the cast, in a film that has Christopher Nolan producing as well.
If there’s one actor that deserves a fourth chance in Hollywood, it’s not Mark Dacascos. It’s Mel Gibson. Crazy, possibly senile and definitely Australian, it’s hard to deny that Gibson is still one damned good filmmaker. So good in fact, that Expendable Sylvester Stallone is thinking of grabbing the lethal weapon to help helm a third Expendables flick.
No , I was kiddiing about , but seriously , what about Mel Gibson directing EXPENDABLES 3?Opinions anyone ?Curious…..
— Sylvester Stallone (@TheSlyStallone) April 11, 2013
I say thee yay, I say thee yay!
And to end the day off, we have Game of Thrones mixed with light sabers. I’ve only managed to watch around four episodes of the show thus far, so insert a snappy phrase here of your own choosing, because my middle name might be Snow and I know nothin’!
Last Updated: April 15, 2013