With a background as an action movie star and governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger has become involved with Stan Lee for “The Governator.” But will the superhero governor sink or swim?
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the project is very much afloat. An article chronicling the business propositions of Schwarzenegger's comic book, animated series and impending live-action property brings news about the cartoon getting picked up internationally.
After a short trailer was played at MIPTV in Cannes, broadcasters from France, Spain, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom reportedly lined up for the property. U.S. rights have not yet been sold.
“Captain America: The First Avenger” will be released this summer, and some re-shoots are going to be done in Los Angeles this weekend, though it sounds as if something has already started. After initial rumors that re-shoots would be done in the United Kingdom, the new location makes fans speculate that it’s much more likely this will be the place of Stan Lee’s must-have cameo.
SuperHeroHype reported on the L.A. location, but Mr. Lee himself revealed more about his cameo on Twitter.
It was big news when we learned Darren Aronofsky would no longer be directing “The Wolverine,” and now the floodgates are open with talk and rumors of who might replace him in the director's chair.
Nothing is official yet, but Deadline is reporting that they've heard David Slade and Duncan Jones' names as potential replacements for Aronofsky. Slade's a very familiar name on the comic book circuit, having directed "30 Days of Night" and recently being named as the “Daredevil” pseudo-sequel's director.
Jones, meanwhile, directed “Moon” and the just-released “Source Code,” and was once rumored to direct "Superman" before Zack Snyder snagged the job.
“The Avengers” is scheduled to be released in the spring of 2012, and filming is just around the corner. Sooner than you might think, in fact.
Mark Ruffalo, who replaces outgoing Hulk actor Edward Norton in the role of Bruce Banner, spoke with Collider and revealed that shooting on "The Avengers" begins the first week of May. Exciting news, to say the least, but that's not all he had to say about Earth's Mightiest Heroes' forthcoming assembly.
“We have to get the script,” he said. “We’ve been working on the script, which has been fun. I’ve lost 15 pounds. They don’t want me all ripped up, but they want me to be lean and mean. It’s about trying to get the psychology of somebody who knows, at any moment, they could literally tear the roof off of wherever they are and trying to bring something real to that and totally fantastic.”
Having a hard time waiting until "X-Men: First Class" hits theaters on June 3? The team behind the film is doing their best to make the wait a little bit easier by bringing you access to the stars.
Edi Gathegi and Caleb Landry Jones, who play the evolutionary-inclined Darwin and piercing-voiced Banshee respectively, have taken to Facebook to tackle questions from the fans. Jones admitted that he thought his audition was “absolutely terrible,” though others must not have thought so.
When asked what makes Banshee such a cool character, he replied, “His naively destructive personality sprinkled with wit.”
Zombies might be dead, but they’ve given major life to Robert Kirkman’s career as the creator of "The Walking Dead," the hit comic book series and TV show.
Collider spoke with Kirkman at last weekend’s WonderCon, asking how he'll be able to raise the bar for season two of the hit television series. “I can say, sitting here knowing what I know about the second season, that you can’t even see the bar because it’s been raised so much," he said. "There is all kinds of crazy stuff that is coming up. I’m really excited.”
The “Spider-Man” movies have been blockbusters, but the Broadway musical “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” has been plagued by a series of problems. The solution? George Takei.
Topless Robot posted a hilarious video with the “Star Trek” actor giving an audition reel while clearly — very clearly — on strings. Takei will be starring in “Allegiance: A New Musical” on Broadway in 2012, but he can’t wait that long to get on the big stage -- hence his plea to replace Reeve Carney as the on-stage Spider-Man.
Watch the audition after the jump!
The first trailer for “X-Men: First Class” debuted back in February, and the June premiere is being hotly anticipated. To tide you over until the official release, we at Splash Page have come across a very unique fan-made trailer.
Slash Film posted this opening sequence trailer, which came from Joe D! who made it after Super Punch held a contest to redesign posters for "X-Men: First Class."
Explaining what he attempted to do, Joe D! said, “This sequence was designed to give a very brief primer on the time period, the setting, as well as show the relationships of the characters in this film, as they are very different from the previous movies and audiences shouldn't be confused as to why Professor X and Magneto, enemies in the original trilogy, are the best of friend in this prequel.”
The finale of “Smallville” is just around the corner on May 13, so we at Splash Page all want to know what to expect. Everyone working on the show knows not to give away spoilers, but they can give us a few hints.
TV Guide recently spoke to several people on the show, including Superman himself, Tom Welling.
"This show, to me, has always been about Clark Kent — it hasn't been about Superman," said Welling. "And it was very important at the end that we make sure that we wrap up the Clark Kent story."
There has been plenty of talk — and even more rumors — about where "The Dark Knight Rises" will be filmed. Director Christopher Nolan has decided on Pittsburgh.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette was happy to report on this today. Nolan praised the Pennsylvanian city, saying, “Pittsburgh is a beautiful city. We have been able to find everything we were looking for here, and I am excited to spend the summer in Pittsburgh with our final installment of Batman."
Nolan, who also directed “Batman Begins” and “The Dark Knight,” spoke with representatives of the mayor. The mayor himself, Luke Ravenstalh, gave the following statement:
"We are thrilled to be welcoming the Batman film to Pittsburgh, and eager for the economic impact that our city will experience. This is another example of the growing film industry in our community, and we will be rolling out the red carpet for them."