One might think that with all the incessant, obsessive coverage "The Dark Knight Rises" has received this year (since its inception, really, pun not intended) further stories and comments about the film might get old. Not so for the MTV News gang; we're still psyched to see this film, no matter how many months we still have to wait.
Of all the hot topics to come out of the "DKR" gate in 2011, Anne Hathaway's Catwoman costume reveal is at the top of the list. As such, whenever we encounter someone connected to the Batman franchise, we have to ask them about it.
Case in point, our recent interview with Michelle Pfeiffer during the press day for her upcoming film, "New Year's Eve." When we sat down with Pfeiffer, who famously played Selina Kyle in Tim Burton's "Batman Returns," we had to ask for her thoughts on Hathaway in the role and whether or not she'd seen any photos of the revamped costume.
Now that "Thor 2" has found its director in "Monster" helmer Patty Jenkins, it's time to find out what her plans are for the film! In a perfect world, we'd call up Jenkins and have a nice lengthy chat about her take on the second installment, how big a role Jane will have in the story, whether Loki will be the one and only baddie, etc. We don't have that quite yet, but the second best option is a sit-down with Tom Hiddleston wherein he reveals what his first meeting with Jenkins was like and what her vision is for "Thor 2."
"She's amazing," Hiddleston told MTV News recently. "I actually had dinner with her earlier this week and she's sensational, a really amazing woman and quite clearly an amazing director."
FROM MTV MOVIES BLOG: If you like superheroes as much as we do, it's safe to assume that you also feel that there can never be too many movies made that feature folks with super powers. We have a while to wait for more action from more familiar heroes like "The Avengers" and "X-Men," but Fox is helping to fill our superhero void with their new movie "Chronicle," which is about three normal teenage boys who develop extra special abilities after being exposed to a mysterious substance in the woods.
We are happy to say that we have an exclusive look at the first trailer of the film, which was written by Max Landis (son of John Landis) and directed by Josh Trank ("Big Fan"). The cast includes Michael B. Jordan, Alex Russell and Dane DeHaan.
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Aaron Eckhart is someone who I am always happy to see working. No matter what material he's working with, he always seems like he gives 100 percent to his work and is a complete professional. Therefore when Lionsgate announced that Eckhart would be their star in Stuart Beattie's "I, Frankenstein," adapted from Kevin Grevioux's graphic novel, I was pleased as punch.
When MTV News caught up with Eckhart recently during the press day for his latest film, "The Rum Diary," I asked him to give us a tease about what we can expect from him and the film.
The one thing missing from Entertainment Weekly's meaty "Avengers" feature in this week's issue is Tom Hiddleston.
Even though we've managed to glean a few details about the master of mischief's plans for the Avengers from the man himself, there can never be too much news about Loki or Hiddleston, as far as this writer is concerned. [Editor's note: seriously, she's obsessed. -JW]
Thankfully Total Film has filled the void with a very intriguing new interview with Hiddleston wherein he addresses some specifics with regard to Loki's individual fights with each Avenger, and which one of them proves to be the biggest challenge.
For those in need of a zombie fix, AMC has unveiled more "Walking Dead" season two teasery goodness today, courtesy an action-packed, minute-and-a-half trailer.
The teaser opens with the crew on the run, and a voiceover by Rick.
"We're facing a long hard journey, maybe even harder than we can imagine," says the fearless leader, as we see images of each of the cast members, their faces and body language full of anxiety. "I don't know what our chances are, slim I guess," Rick continues, and we see him alone on top of a roof, speaking into a walkie, followed by a shot of him aiming his rifle at something.
FROM MTV MOVIES: Nothing causes a storm of online controversy like the first big reveal of an updated superhero costume — particularly when said costume is on a glamorous Hollywood starlet.
Case in point: the paparazzi photo snapped on the Los Angeles set of "The Dark Knight Rises" that features a catsuit-clad Anne Hathaway in between scenes. The firestorm around the photo, as well as the detailed analysis that followed, reminded us of some other costumes that received the same obsessive treatment.
MTV News reached out to Caleb Goellner, senior editor at Comics Alliance, for his thoughts on past lightning-rod getups.
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Remember when Warner Bros. announced their plans for a big screen adaptation of Hiroshi Sakurazaka's "All You Need Is Kill?" A lot of folks were pretty psyched about it, including our illustrious Movies Blog and Splash Page editor, whose excitement over the title alone is worth revisiting here.
Now there is yet another reason to jump aboard the "Kill" bandwagon: Brad Pitt might sign on to star in it.
While we know that everyone in "The Dark Knight Rises" is sworn to secrecy in not revealing anything about their role or association with the film, there have been a few comments and photos released from the stars recently that, while not exactly breaking news, continue to keep us as intrigued as ever about Chris Nolan's future blockbuster.
Digital Spy managed to get their hands on a nice little soundbite from the seemingly perfect and expertly cast Tom Hardy as evil and unstable Bane, wherein the reporter asked him if he'd managed to kick Batman's ass yet during filming.
"Have I managed to kick Batman's ass? Christian Bale is not the kind of guy you wanna piss off," Hardy replied. "We negotiate these fight scenes," he said, before adding the requisite, "I can't answer that."
Much ado has been made over "The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn," the upcoming motion capture animated adventure from Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson, co-written by Edgar Wright ("Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World"), Steven Moffat ("Doctor Who"), and Joe Cornish ("Ant-Man") and stars Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis and Cary Elwes.
Looking at that A-list lineup, it's not surprising about all the ado, right? Today we have more to salivate over in the form of a slew of new photos that appeared online, making it one of our first glimpses at new material since the film's presence at Comic-Con this summer.