It's rare that when news of a high-profile comic book movie casting comes along, like Dane DeHaan joining the "Amazing Spider-Man" sequel, that we can find strong evidence that the actor can convincingly live in the world of superheroes. Luckily in the case of DeHaan we have one of this year's biggest surprises, the found footage superhero flick "Chronicle."
DeHaan's portrayal of Andrew, a troubled kid who gets more power than he ever could have imagined, makes the perfect case for his new role as Harry Osborn, and here's why.
For an actor gaining Oscar buzz for his role in a musical, Eddie Redmayne sure has his name in the mix for a lot of comic book movie roles lately. First, he popped up as a potential candidate for Harry Osborn in the "Amazing Spider-Man" sequel, and then last week, Redmayne appeared on a short list of actors testing for the lead in Marvel's upcoming space epic, "Guardians of the Galaxy."
When MTV News' Josh Horowitz sat down with Redmayne recently, they touched on the subject of his rising profile and this recent string of comic book movie rumors. Redmayne couldn't comment directly, but he's certainly open to starring in that kind of film.
"As an actor, you never believe you're going to get a job when you start out," he said. "You're lucky to get any form of employment."
Read more after the jump!
"Guardians of the Galaxy," the biggest wild card in Marvel Studios' hand, has officially begun casting! We reported late yesterday that a handful of actors have signed test deals to audition for Peter Quill, the half-alien known as Star-Lord.
The eight actors named in the original report rank among Hollywood's most sought-after, so we figured we'd break down the list of those in contention to give you a better idea of just who might lead the Guardians when they hit the screen in August 2014.
When it comes to the rouges' gallery of Gotham, it's difficult to imagine them as anything other than fully formed adults. But considering that they're all roughly the same age, it stands to reason that some of them knew each other growing up or even went to high school together.
Or they all went to high school together.
This is how a new fan-made trailer for "Gotham High" sees things going. The clip, which comes from the folks over at Movie Clips Trailers, features many of the characters from Nolan's Batman universe (and the actors who played them) as teenagers.
The result is a convincing preview that mashes up teen movies like "10 Things I Hate About You," "The Breakfast Club," and, best of all, "Powder."
Check out the video (via Blastr) after the jump!
With filming now underway on Spike Lee's remake/adaptation of "Oldboy," the New Orleans set has been largely leak-free, aside from a few set photos that showed off a buzz-cut, ripped Josh Brolin in the lead role, so we were more than a little intrigued when
Ziggy Sobotka James Ransone opened up to Entertainment Weekly about the film in a new interview.
Ransone, who only recently joined the cast of "Oldboy," replacing Nate Parker, spoke candidly about the secretive project and even directly addressed some of the concerns from the more diehard fans of the Chan-wook Park original. "I have seen the original. It was after I got the part, to see what it was," Ransone said. "There was so much build-up about it. People built it up to be a masterpiece. I didn't think it was sacrilege we're remaking it."
The actor described his character as a doctor who works with the woman played by Elizabeth Olsen. Ransone's character did not appear in original film, but in the comics, and the actor says we can expect more comic material from Lee's film.
We're not sure if you got the memo, but Joss Whedon is a director of big budget blockbusters now. "The Avengers" didn't just change things for the once small-time Whedon, it altered movie-making, cinema, and the universe.
But some person who claims to be a comedian, named Mike Birbiglia, has decided to challenge the Whedon-"Avengers" supremacy with a little movie called "Sleepwalk With Me." Mr. Whedon doesn't like this very much, and now he has been forced to take the matter into his own hands. Today, he posted a YouTube urging his loyal followers to demand "Sleepwalk With Me" screen at their local theaters. Diabolical!
See the video below!
No big deal or anything, but there's a new trailer for "The Avengers" or "Avengers Assembled," depending on whether your country won the Revolutionary War or not. This is the first look at the superhero all-star game since the extended Super Bowl ad convinced us of the potential awesomeness.
And to think, all it took was putting Cap, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Hawkeye and Black Widow on the screen at the same time. For the new trailer, they've added that same round robin shot, plus we get the added benefit of seeing Hulk's beautiful mug up front and center at the beginning. Now, on top of that, we have an even newer trailer and even more of Manhattan to watch an alien race destroy. Watch for yourself after the jump.
This morning, Variety reported that the long-in-development "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" reboot has finally found a director in Jonathan Liebesman, the man responsible for "Battle: Los Angeles." Frankly, I think we're in trouble here. The more I'm hearing about this project, the less it's sounding like the Turtles I know.
This is the last thing I want to see, so I've devised a series of measures that need to be followed closely in order to save the next TMNT. With strict adherence and a little luck, all may not be lost.
Though one star of "Animal Kingdom," Joel Edgerton, turned down the lead role in the sequel to Zack Snyder's "300," one of his co-stars, Sullivan Stapleton, has taken his place.
Deadline is reporting that Stapleton will play the Greek warlord Themistocles in "300: The Battle of Artemisia."
The role of Themistocles was originally offered to Edgerton, who turned down the role last November while being approached for several other parts.
You'd think that amazing extended Super Bowl spot would have been enough "Avengers" goodness to tide us over until the May 4 release, but you would be underestimating our hunger for all things Earth's Mightiest Heroes.
The two newest images come from curious places. One shows the team assembled walking toward the camera. The picture originated over at Harley-Davidson's website. According to the main page, a new contest will put the winner into a digital "Avengers" comic and win a custom cycle. The connection between the Avengers and Harley-Davidson might not be clear at first, but then again you might be Amurican! [sic] As a country, we don't have any more iconic images.