Cowboys & AliensThe new trailer for "Cowboys & Aliens" debuted last night, and while there's not a lot of new footage to be found in it, we did get a few choice tidbits to whet our appetites for the upcoming sci-fi western mash-up.

Currently available on iTunes, the new trailer offers a bit more info on the plot of the film and Daniel Craig's character, as well as a quick tease of the aliens. There's also an interesting shot that hints at the fate of the locals once they're whipped into the air and captured by the aliens.

Oh, and there's more footage of Olivia Wilde — which is always appreciated around Splash Page HQ. Read More...


Cowboys & AliensWe're still a few months away from the premiere of Jon Favreau's sci-fi western mash-up "Cowboys & Aliens," but another preview of the much-anticipated film will arrive this week.

The first full-length "Cowboys & Aliens" trailer will debut during a commercial break in Thursday's episode of "American Idol," according to a press release issued by the studio. The April 14 episode kicks off at 8 PM Eastern on Fox, but a high-res version of the trailer will be available on iTunes shortly after it airs.

You can read the full text of the press release below to get all the details, but while you're waiting for the new trailer to debut, feel free to check out Jon Favreau's commentary on the film's first teaser, too. Read More...


Pretty much the minute that "Cowboys & Aliens" was announced, people have been intrigued — and that was before fan-favorites Harrison Ford, Daniel Craig and Jon Favreau were announced as the film's stars and director.

When MTV News caught up with Favreau recently during a lengthy chat at WonderCon, we asked him if, given the film's genre-blending, he'd considered involving another icon of the Western genre: one Clint Eastwood.

"He's definitely somebody we would have been very appreciative to work with. He's iconic," Favreau said. "For this genre, Harrison felt like the right guy because he's still vital and exciting enough that he can jump on a horse, ride into battle, but he's also a different generation than Daniel." Read More...

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As enigmatic as the laser-packing Daniel Craig comes off in what fans have seen from Jon Favreau's upcoming "Cowboys & Aliens," the film's biggest mystery has to do with its extraterrestrials' as-yet unrevealed appearance.

MTV News caught a brief glimpse of the menace from space during the C&A panel at this past weekend's WonderCon 2011 in San Francisco and noted its at least passing resemblance to the rancor Luke faced beneath Jabba's palace in "Star Wars: Return of the Jedi." When presented with the good-natured comparison, Favreau agreed on a basic level, noting his team's intention to create an intimidating alien antagonist.


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A new trailer for the Jon Favreau-directed adaptation of "Cowboys & Aliens" premiered last night during Super Bowl XLV. The 30-second TV spot offered plenty of new looks at the July 29-releasing comic book movie, which Favreau sat down to discuss in a new interview.

Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, the director first tackled the subject of what's not seen in the trailer — specifically, the aliens. Read More...

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Cowboys & AliensWe still have a few hours to go before this year's Super Bowl, but the first big movie trailer scheduled to air during the game has already arrived online. Ladies and gentlemen, get ready for some brand new footage from "Cowboys & Aliens," courtesy of director Jon Favreau.

The "Iron Man" and "Iron Man 2" filmmaker announced the trailer's early premiere via Twitter today, hours before the kickoff of Super Bowl XLV, when the new trailer will make its television debut.

"I'm going to post the #Superbowl commercial before the game so that every country can see it at the same time," tweeted Favreau. Read More...

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"Cowboys & Aliens" producer Platinum Studios has been increasingly active the last few years with adaptations of their comic book-based properties, and today brings news of their latest acquisition: Top Cow Productions' "V.I.C.E."

Platinum has teamed up with "Jonah Hex" producer Andrew Lazar and Top Cow Productions to develop a feature film adaptation of the Top Cow miniseries, reports Deadline.

"V.I.C.E." follows a group of delinquent teenagers who agree to join the FBI's Critical Response Unit in exchange for cleared-up criminal records. The teens happen to have superpowers, which they put to good use in bringing down domestic terrorists and any superhuman threats. Read More...


The Walking DeadFrom "Kick-Ass" and "Iron Man 2" to "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World" and "The Walking Dead," there were a lot of great projects that hit theater and television screens in 2010. We spent the last few weeks breaking down some of the highlights (and low points) of the year in our Best Of 2010 features, but now it's time to look ahead to the year in front of us.

By any count, 2011 looks to be another big year for comic book movies and television series based on comic book properties. Not only will Marvel Studios offer up a double feature of "Thor" and "Captain America: The First Avenger" this year, but Warner Bros. will bring "Green Lantern" to the big screen and we'll get the much-anticipated second season of "The Walking Dead."

In the interest of helping you make sure your calendar is clear for this year's cornucopia of comics-friendly projects, I've put together a list of some of the big-ticket items to look out for in 2011. Read More...


These days, having the director of a film provide a commentary track on the DVD or Blu-Ray is nothing new, but what about a trailer?

Jon Favreau's "Cowboys & Aliens" trailer had the Internet buzzing last week, earning near-unanimous approval for the "Iron Man" filmmaker's adaptation of the Platinum Studios comic book. Given how well our first look at "Cowboys & Aliens" was received — and let's face it, how much we love everything with Favreau's name on it — MTV News sat down with the director in his L.A. editing studio to get a first-hand account of what went into the trailer for the 2011 film.

"This is new for me," laughed Favreau. "I'm already doing a commentary track on a movie that I'm in the middle of the director's cut." Read More...

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Cowboys & AliensThe "Green Lantern" trailer may have left fans divided, but the "Cowboys & Aliens" trailer that premiered earlier today is proving to be an impressive source of unity in the comics-to-film world.

The trailer for Jon Favreau's adaptation of the Platinum Studios graphic novel has been receiving high praise since it debuted this afternoon, and combined with its all-star cast that includes Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde, and Harrison Ford, it's very possible that we're looking at one of next year's biggest hits.

But the trailer wasn't all that was released today from "Cowboys & Aliens." Universal Pictures has also released a set of new images from the film — some from the trailer, some brand new. Read More...

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