It's not easy being the son of Norman Osborn. But playing the son of Norman Osborn — when Oscar winner Chris Cooper is occupying the role — is a much more pleasant prospect for actor Dane DeHaan, who joins "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" as Peter Parker's good friend and future enemy, Harry Osborn.
DeHaan spoke with MTV News about signing on to play Harry in the "Amazing" sequel, citing his previous working relationship with Cooper as an excellent starting point for their dynamic as the Osborns.
"Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance" is very much a movie for me. As a fan of co-directors Mark Neveldine and Bryan Taylor well before their Marvel adaptation, and as a fan of Nicolas Cage's signature brand of over-the-top performances, "Spirit of Vengeance" was a movie that worked for me on every level — or, at least, on the important ones.
That said, I am the first to admit that it's not a movie for everyone. Its 17% fresh rating on RottenTomatoes.com says it, too. With that statistic in mind, perhaps it's not surprising to hear that Cage is done making "Ghost Rider" movies.
"I think the ship has sailed on that one," Cage told MTV News at the recent press junket for "The Croods," his new animated movie from Fox and DreamWorks Animation. "At least with me involved."
The new "Iron Man 3" trailer is here! More Tony Stark! More Mandarin! And more suits of armor than you can possibly imagine! (Actually, you can probably imagine more, but let's be happy for what we already have — it's a lot!) Check it out below:
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Don Cheadle and Gwyneth Paltrow, "Iron Man 3" soars into theaters on May 3, 2013.
What do you think of the new "Iron Man 3" trailer? Tell us in the comments section below or let us know on Twitter!
Chris Pratt is Star-Lord in "Guardians of the Galaxy," but he wasn't the only actor vying for the lead in Marvel's intergalactic epic. Jim Sturgess of "Cloud Atlas" fame was one of the many men in contention for the part of Peter Quill, and during a recent interview with MTV News, he told us all about the process.
"I got way further than I'd ever imagined I possibly could," he told MTV while promoting "Upside Down," his new movie opening March 15. "As you get further and further down the line, you start caring about it more and more. The competitiveness in you starts kicking in. But I was amazed I'd gotten as far down the line as I did."
It might be time to stop poking fun at DC's planned "Justice League" movie. If a new report pans out as outlined, Warner Bros.' answer to Disney's Marvel Studios epics is very serious indeed.
El Mayimbe at Latino Review reports that Christopher Nolan is in talks with WB to godfather the DC Universe to the big-screen, not unlike his role on Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel." If a deal shakes out, Nolan would produce "Justice League" along with Snyder. Snyder might even direct the film, according to Mayimbe's report.
What's more, Mayimbe reports that Christian Bale is being courted to resume his role as Batman, despite the fact that he and Nolan retired the character in "The Dark Knight Rises." According to the report, Bale could share the screen with Henry Cavill in a "World's Finest" team-up flick ahead of "Justice League."
Among the many newcomers to the "Iron Man 3" cast, one of the players we're most curious about is Maya Hansen, played by British actress Rebecca Hall. We're even more curious hearing that Hansen's been described as "the female Robert Downey Jr." by director Shane Black.
Hall stopped by MTV News this week to talk about her new miniseries "Parade's End," and we spoke with her about her work on the upcoming "Iron Man" threequel. Black's compliment aside, however, Hall claims she "can't even come close to matching wits with [RDJ] — but it was fun to try!"
by Ryan Rigley
Watch out, Starling City! There's a new troublemaker in town and he's stealing purses and hearts! Figuratively speaking, of course. Last night, Roy Harper (as played by "Teen Wolf's" Colton Haynes) made his big "Arrow" debut. Scheduled to appear in at least three episodes this season, it's quite apparent that Roy is more than just another lowlife.
"Roy is a troublemaker," agrees Colton Haynes in a recent interview with MTV Splash Page. "He thinks he can get out of every single situation but he keeps going for situations where he needs the help of someone a lot more powerful than he is."
A lot more powerful as in, say, the Hood? Read on past the jump!
by Brett White
Fox is both attempting to get their Wolverine franchise back on track and trying to create a cohesive universe with the time-spanning "X-Men: Days of Future Past." It's obvious that they're trying to capture the movie magic (and profitability) of Marvel's cinematic universe. It's still possible that the events of "X-Men: Days of Future Past" will reset the original trilogy, giving those fan-favorite actors and characters a chance to live on, Phoenix-free and mutant-cure-free.
If Fox is attempting to create a universe to rival that of the Avengers one, there's no better set of characters to make that happen than the X-Men. With stories and spin-off series now numbering in the thousands, the possibilities for expansion are endless. Here are a few corners of the X-Men universe that Fox should bring to the big screen next:
We have an exclusive first-look at the 12th issue of "Thief of Thieves," the Robert Kirkman and Skybound comic book about Conrad Paulson, a master thief who steals from other thieves under the guise of Redmond. The issue, with story by Kirkman and James Asmus and art by Shawn Martinbrough and Felix Serrano, hits stands on February 20.
"James Asmus has delivered a great twelfth issue of Conrad Paulson’s story," Kirkman tells MTV of the issue. "Conrad’s already strained relationship with his son Augustus is put to the test as the two work together to rescue Emma from the Cartel."
If you haven't been reading "Thief of Thieves" and you're a "Walking Dead" fan, now's the time to start; it's on track to join Kirkman's zombie drama as a possible AMC TV show.
In addition the preview, we have first word on "Thief of Thieves: Experience," a partnership between Skybound and Internet Explorer that immerses you in a heist of your own.
See the "Thief of Thieves" preview and get more details on the "Experience" below!
We don't know who Peter Dinklage is playing in "X-Men: Days of Future Past" just yet. So let's just assume he's playing Tyrion Lannister, his brilliant award-winning character from "Game of Thrones." After all, "Days of Future Past" is already dealing with time-travel, juggling two separate eras of "X-Men" casts at once — would bringing Westeros' smallest giant into the realm of mutants and Sentinels really make things too weird?
(Yes, it would. Just roll with us.)
In fact, smart money suggests that Tyrion would actually handle himself quite well if he was put up against the X-universe. Sure, height isn't on his side, and he has no real powers to speak of beyond his razor-sharp tongue — but who needs Valyrian steel to compete with adamantium when wits are on your side?
So, let's put Tyrion to the test. We've turned to Sean T. Collins, comic book author and critic and blogger of all things "Game of Thrones" and "A Song of Ice and Fire" at All Leather Must Be Boiled, for his insight into how The Imp would fare against mutantkind.
Take it away, Sean!