FROM MTV MOVIES: One of them flies around the world, is greeted by roaring applause everywhere he goes and works a red carpet like nobody's business. Ladies love him, men want to be like him and many call him a hero. The other one is Tony Stark.
On Monday night, Robert Downey Jr. continued to blur the line between real life and fiction, arriving at the premiere of "Iron Man 2" in one of his character's many cars. Like Stark in the film, Downey was greeted by scantily clad dancing girls, rapturous applause and reporters with questions. So, where does Downey end and Stark begin?
"Tony Stark is the movie star of superheroes, for sure," co-star Gwyneth Paltrow (Pepper Potts) insisted. "He's slightly debauched, handsome, funny."
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FROM MTV MOVIES: It isn't overstating things to say that Ridley Scott is among the greatest filmmakers of all time, and "Alien" is among the greatest films of all time. So how could anyone not be eager to learn every little detail about his prequel to the 1979 classic?
On Thursday (April 22), we caught up with the "Robin Hood" director to speak with him for next week's MTV Summer Movie Preview. And when he mentioned that he was feasting his eyes upon the latest "Untitled 'Alien' Prequel" script pages, we couldn't help but ask some questions.
What followed might be the most revealing interview Sir Ridley has given thus far on the top-secret project. Read on for exclusive details concerning the prequel's plot, creature design and the woman — not named Sigourney Weaver — who will soon be kicking alien ass.
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FROM MTV MOVIES: The acclaim has reached a fever pitch. The audience is already dressing up as characters they haven't even met yet. And at the "Kick-Ass" premiere Tuesday night, the cast couldn't have been any happier that the time has finally come to show off their movie.
"It's been a year-and-half now since we filmed it. There's lots of buzz, everybody's loved the screenings we've had so far," explained Christopher Mintz-Plasse, who has only two more days being known as McLovin' before the moniker will likely be replaced by a new one: Red Mist. "It's very exciting to be here right now."
Mintz-Plasse said he hopes audiences will be equally excited to the adaptation of the "Kick-Ass" comic, which shows what might happen if ordinary people tried to become superheroes. And since the first part of any good alter ego is costume choice, we asked all of the stars on the red carpet how they'd design their super-duds.
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Before you read the following new item, there are a few things you should know: Hans Zimmer is not directing the next “Batman” film; Hans Zimmer has little to no input on who will be chosen as the villain in the next “Batman” film. But in his mind, there’s no doubt who’d be the best baddie: The Riddler.
“For me, I’d have an enormous amount of fun with The Riddler,” enthused the eight-time Oscar nominee (onetime winner for "The Lion King"), who composed the “Batman Begins” and “The Dark Knight” scores. “There is such a wealth of fun to be had with a character like that.”
In Zimmer’s mind, Edward Nigma is the Batman villain most ripe with potential, in both musical score possibilities and elsewhere. Portrayed by Frank Gorshin and John Astin in the '60s TV series and Jim Carrey in “Batman Forever,” the riddle-obsessed, stick-thin madman doesn’t possess any super powers — which would seem to make him an ideal fit for Chris Nolan’s realistic take on Gotham City. Read More...
Two of the last three films Jon Landau has produced have become the highest-grossing films of all time. So when the guys speaks, smart people tend to listen.
Nowadays, Landau is speaking loud and clear about his Oscar hopes for “Avatar,” the potential "Avatar" sequel and a possible "Avatar" prequel for James Cameron’s hugely-successful movie — but the project he deems to be the next blockbuster Landau/Cameron franchise is “Battle Angel: Alita.”
When he stopped by our studios, Landau gave us an update on the long-gestating project, revealing that he’s determined to get Cameron to change the title to "Alita" first and foremost. But, after telling us that screenwriter Laeta Kalogridis had opened the duo’s eyes to all nine books in the series, Landau said the biggest obstacle now is figuring out which tales to tell from Yukito Kishiro’s manga series. Read More...
When it comes to the “Spider-Man” movie franchise these days, it seems like there are far more questions that answers. Are all these casting rumors accurate? Will the king of 3-D, James Cameron, have any influence on how Marc Webb tackles the gig? And did Sam Raimi ever get close enough to rolling cameras that there were concrete plans for the supporting characters ?
Over the years, we’ve spoken with Anne Hathaway many times and always found her to be exactly as you’d expect: Sweet, polite and never one to speak out of school. And when it came time to speak with her last week for the upcoming release of Tim Burton's “Alice in Wonderland” re-imagining, we remembered that it was our first time talking with the actress since Raimi’s “Spider Man 4” plans fell apart. So, it seemed reasonable that Hathaway might finally be willing to reveal how truthful those rumors were about her having a role in the now-canceled film.
Hathaway gave us a statement that reminded us of that earlier fact about her: She’s sweet, polite and never one to speak out of school. Read More...
Remember the good old days of 2005? MySpace was taking over the Internet, Mel Gibson was unleashing R-rated tirades that weren’t in any film script — and some long-forgotten hermit named James Cameron was making public appearances, claiming he had two boundary-breaking projects on the horizon.
Well, as it turns out, he was right — and choosing “Avatar” as the first of the two films to make seems pretty damn brilliant in retrospect. But what about the other movie?
“'Avatar' was something Jim had written before, but we were about to embark on a film called ‘Battle Angel: Alita,’ and then we looked at ourselves and said ‘Wait a second, ‘Avatar’ is something that Jim always referred to as his magnum opus, and we can do it now,’” remembered the filmmaker’s producing partner, Jon Landau. “But [‘Battle Angel’] is something that Jim is very, very passionate about. It was actually brought to our attention by another filmmaker, Guillermo del Toro; Guillermo saw those things in the property that he thought would really relate to Jim, and Jim responded to it immediately.” Read More...
Following the smash success of “Avatar,” James Cameron is Hollywood’s new guru of greatness. It’s no surprise, then, that filmmakers looking to master the complexities of 3-D, science-fiction and state-of-the-art special effects are seeking him out for guidance as if he were a bearded man sitting atop a mountain.
Now, in a new development that should thrill fans of our friendly neighborhood webslinger, MTV News has learned the name of the latest filmmaker to meet with Cameron: "Spider-Man" director Marc Webb.
“Last [week] we met the director of [the next ‘Spider-Man’ film],” Cameron’s producing partner Jon Landau revealed to us when he stopped by the MTV studio, explaining that the “Avatar” filmmaker and Spider-Man’s new gatekeeper compared notes Wednesday evening. “[Webb] wants to do the next one in 3-D, which they’ve announced that they want to do. So, we want to try to support that as much as possible.” Read More...
Remember “Spider-Man 3”? It was the most eagerly-anticipated film of the year, made enough money to buy every Toyota owner a new brake pedal, and then left theaters with promises of more sequels to come. Well, the events of the last few weeks have broken the news to fans that emo Peter Parker won’t be gracing the big screen again anytime soon – but what about Topher Grace as Venom?
MTV News caught up with the 31-year-old actor on the red carpet for "Valentine's Day," and spoke to him about the latest news in the “Spider-Man” community. And when asked whether he ever expects to play irritable baddie Eddie Brock again, the former “That ‘70s Show” star offered a simple, six-word answer.
“Well,” he grinned, “I died in the movie.” Read More...
Over the weekend, affable veteran actor Anthony Hopkins was haunting the hallways at the Beverly Hills Four Seasons, shaking the hands of various journalists as he showed off a new grey beard. When a couple of journalists asked him who he was playing in his next movie, he responded “I’m God!” and then burst out laughing.
Moments earlier, the Oscar-winner sat down with MTV to explore a few of the finer points of his character in Marvel’s now-filming blockbuster.
“It’s for ‘Thor’,” he said of the beard. “It has a great director in Kenneth Branagh. So, I’m lucky. In the past year I’ve worked with [‘Wolfman’] filmmaker Joe Johnston, Woody Allen and Ken Branagh.” Read More...