Tony Stark would like to wish you a merry Christmas, and a happy New Year.
Marvel Studios has unveiled a new image from the upcoming "Iron Man 3," and in it Tony looks like he's in better shape than the last time we saw him. Staring up into a snowy sky, Stark looks beaten but not broken in Marvel's holiday card to us. "Happy holidays from Tony Stark," the image reads.
Who can forget Tom Hiddleston's best role of the year in the After Hours skit "Loki'd"? Forget "The Avengers," this video had it all: Action, adventure, intrigue and even a little romance (just look at that sexual tension with MTV News' Josh Horowitz).
Fortunately, we've got a little more of where that came from. What you saw in "Loki'd" isn't all that was shot that day, and Hiddleston has dropped in to give us some hilarious unseen outtakes from a day that the MTV newsroom will likely never forget.
"If you liked that, then you're in for a treat," Hiddleston said. "I'm here to introduce some never-before-seen outtakes from that day of insanity and folly."
Which did you like better: "Loki'd" or "Loki'd: The Outtakes"? Let us know in the comments section below or on Twitter!
Damon Lindelof liked "The Walking Dead" before liking "The Walking Dead" was cool. He started reading the comics when they first began, befriended Robert Kirkman at the beginning and then started watching the AMC series as soon as it started airing.
In a new interview with Collider, the "Prometheus" writer explained why he's so enamored with the zombie property.
"I think that that idea of — 'The Walking Dead' is not the title for the zombies, it’s the title for the survivors, and the show plays in this ambiguous moral space of at what point are you no longer a human anymore?" he said. "Wrapping that all up in some sort of very satisfying package where also zombie arms are getting torn off and heads are rolling and all those other things are happening, I think it’s an enormously tall order."
In some alternate universe, there is a version of "Thor: The Dark World" that is directed by Tom Hiddleston. We'll be seeing the one directed by Alan Taylor next year, but apparently there was a time when Hiddleston was considering following in "Thor" helmer Kenneth Branagh's footsteps and transitioning from actor to director in the upcoming Marvel sequel.
Hiddleston caught up with Empire (via ComicBookMovie.com) in a recent interview, and the magazine asked him if he'd ever had any interest in directing. He said he did, and even approached Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige about potentially helming "Thor: The Dark World."
Hugh Jackman isn't the only one making a cameo in a future "X-Men" movie. The "Les Miserables" star has confirmed that we'll be seeing another familiar face in "The Wolverine."
"There is a cameo from one of the past X-Men in it," Jackman told Parade. Though that was as much as he elaborated on the subject, we have a feeling we know who he could be talking about: Famke Janssen.
Samuel L. Jackson is one cool dude. It doesn't matter how old he gets or what roles he takes, because he's bound to make them cool just because he's playing them. That can be said for everything from "The Avengers" to "Pulp Fiction" to "Snakes on a Plane" — and even the M. Night Shyamalan movie "Unbreakable."
During a recent conversation with the Huffington Post, Jackson talked about his streak of cool characters and where they started, and also touched upon the subject of "Unbreakable." That launched him into a lengthy and interesting discussion of Shyamalan as a director, and how he stacks up to someone like Quentin Tarantino.
"I don't choose roles because of [being cool]," Jackson explained. "Sometimes, people will just attribute stuff to it. It's like Elijah [Price, Jackson's character] in 'Unbreakable.' You know, people say he's 'cool.' He's a f--king breakable nerd. And they go, 'That f--king coat and your hair — he's just cool.' And I'm like, 'Really?'"
Just who will direct Warner Bros.' "Justice League" movie? Though it doesn't come out until 2015, we've been dying to know the answer to that question since the film was first announced. One WB go-to who almost immediately shot down directing rumors was Ben Affleck, who quickly said that it's "not something I'm working on."
The rumor mill continued to spin out of control and list other helmers like the Wachowskis as "Justice League" director candidates, but Affleck has come forth yet again to explain why he didn't take the project. In his version of the story, he was briefly approached about making the movie, but Warner Bros. didn't have anything to show him.
Joss Whedon's "S.H.I.E.L.D." has found its Agent Skye in the form of "Nashville" star Chloe Bennet.
This completes the casting of the six central characters in "S.H.I.E.L.D.," The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The site says Skye is "a confident woman who is slightly obsessed with superhero culture and the shadow organizations that exist within it. She's edgy and can out-talk anyone with her unflappable nature."
Jamie Foxx has at least one fan excited to see him play Electro in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2": "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" star Reeve Carney. The musical also features Electro as one of its villains, and Carney admitted in a recent interview with MTV News that he's excited to see Foxx's take on the character.
"I actually had no idea that Electro was going to be the villain in the next 'Spider-Man' film and I didn't know Jamie Foxx [was] playing him until I met Jamie the other day. I'm really excited to see that," he said. "I wonder how they'll do it visually: Like, how much will be CGI and how much is going to be real electricity of some sort. Like in our show, we have these sparks that come out of Electro's hands and his head, so I wonder if they'll do anything like that."
James Badge Dale has been in a talking mood when it comes to "Iron Man 3." He plays Eric Savin, aka "Coldblood," and has spilled during a recent interview that he acts as the film's "muscle."
This month Dale graces the cover of Glow magazine, and he again speaks candidly about the upcoming Marvel cinematic universe film. Calling it a "dark comedy," Dale discussed his experience working alongside actor Robert Downey Jr. and director Shane Black.
"I had a great time. I went from riding a horse in the desert for 'The Lone Ranger,' tossed my dogs in a car and went to 'Iron Man 3' with guys in robot suits," he said, via Just Jared. "'IM3' is really a dark comedy with a little bit of farce. The trick is to be able to have the audience relate to you. Director Shane Black gave me a long leash. We had a great time. Robert Downey Jr. loves the process of acting and loves to be creative with a director and his fellow actors."