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!
Is there no end to the pain and suffering for our dear survivors on "The Walking Dead"? So many characters have already fallen this season, and it looks like we're in for even more gore when the show returns in February.
One of the characters we're most worried about based on last night's spisode is Daryl Dixon. Is he going to be okay? The producers wouldn't dare write off Daryl, would they?
While we spend the next few weeks worrying about Daryl's safety, we thought we'd spend at least today enjoying some "awkward" commentary from the actor who plays him, Norman Reedus.
FROM MTV GEEK: Congratulations are in order for Rick Baker, who receives his much-earned star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today. You know Baker's work even if you don't know his name, and especially if you've seen this year's "Men in Black 3."
Baker is the mastermind behind the creatures in the "Men in Black" movies, "An American Werewolf in London" and "Hellboy," and the special makeup effects he creates truly are a work of art. Our friends over at MTV Geek have an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Baker's work on "Men in Black 3," which you can watch above.
Captain Planet is back, but it's debatable whether he's better than ever.
Don Cheadle's epic take on "Captain Planet and the Planeteers" first graced our lives last year, and we haven't been the same ever since. But as it quickly became clear in Cheadle's first Funny or Die skit, this wasn't Captain Planet as we best remembered him.
Well, Cheadle has shot a sequel to his first video, and Earth hasn't fared too well in the time since we last saw it. Check out the skit after the jump, and find out why one newscaster now calls Captain Planet the Earth's "cruel overlord."
(Warning: some NSFW language ahead.)
The Avengers won't have to worry about the Justice League assembling on the big-screen for another few years, but they do have some present competition to worry about: the Guardians, a group of legendary heroes consisting of Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, the Sandman and Jack Frost.
Frost and the gang take center stage today with the release of "Rise of the Guardians," and the question will inevitably come up: which group of heroes would beat the other, Earth's mightiest or Earth's most legendary?
Unsurprisingly, the "Guardians" cast and crew voted firmly in their own favor.
Daryl Dixon might be one of the most popular characters on "The Walking Dead," but he's also one of the only main characters who has never appeared in the comic books that the television series is based on.
But what Daryl lacks in paneled page presence, he more than makes up for with his very own cartoon.
Nick Mastrangelo of Maverick Animation is a 13-year-old aspiring animator who is also a big fan of "Walking Dead." I won't make judgments about whether or not a show like AMC's zombie drama is appropriate for someone of that age, particularly when the results are as bloody and creative as Mastrangelo's epic Daryl Dixon animated short.
Watch it below, but be warned: big, bloody zombie and kung fu violence lurks ahead. Not for the faint of heart, and very much not safe for work.
Helen Mirren has been away from the high-powered sniper rifle for far too long, in our opinion. But thankfully, that's about to change: she returns to the role of retired and extremely dangerous killer-spy Victoria in "Red 2," hitting theaters next summer.
Mirren is joined by fellow "Red" returnees like Bruce Willis and John Malkovich, as well as a host of all-star newcomers, including Catherine Zeta-Jones and Sir Anthony Hopkins. In fact, Mirren has had some recent experience working with Hopkins, thanks to their likely-to-be Oscar-nominated collaboration on the Alfred Hitchcock biopic "Hitchcock," in theaters this Friday (November 23).
But Mirren doesn't feel like she ever had the chance to work with Hopkins, not until "Red 2," at least. On "Hitchcock," she was working purely with the filmmaking legend himself — there was no Hopkins in sight, she tells MTV News.
See more of what Mirren has to say about her work opposite Hopkins on "Hitchcock" and their upcoming "Red 2" collaboration in the video below!
If Clark Kent is dating Lois Lane, and Lois sleeps with Superman… is it cheating?
That's the kind of question that's on the mind of secret superhero Brendan in "Alter Egos," the Kevin Smith and Phase 4 Films-produced superhero comedy currently in limited theatrical release and hitting VOD today (November 20).
Brendan has a secret: by day he's an ordinary civilian, but by night he's Fridge, a superhero who can shoot ice out of his hands. When his girlfriend Emily sleeps with Fridge, Brendan has a meltdown, despite the fact that he and Fridge are the same person — a fact that hasn't gone over Emily's head.
Check out the "Alter Egos" confrontation in the exclusive NSFW red-band clip above.
Ruling over Asgard isn't the most enviable of tasks, but it also comes with its fair share of perks — like working with young up-and-comers like Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman, to hear Sir Anthony Hopkins tell it.
"I'm having a ball. It's great working with young people," Hopkins told MTV News of his experience working on "Thor: The Dark World," praising Hemsworth's work specificially. "He's a wonderful actor and a great new star."
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!