When director Josh Trank needed to convince studio heads that his crazy idea, a found footage superhero flick, could conceivably work, he created a test reel to put his money where his mouth is.
That effects test is included in the newly released Blu-ray and DVD for "Chronicle," but we have an exclusive commentary from Trank himself about the making of the footage.
Superman is going to be meeting his greatest challenge yet in the upcoming DC Comics movie "Superman vs. The Elite."
The animated film is the latest entry in the DC Universe Animated Original Movies line. This story is based on "Action Comics" #775, which was written by DC comic book scribe and "Ben 10" co-creator Joe Kelly. The flick follows Superman as he faces off against The Elite, a group of new superheroes who don't seem to have the world's best intentions at heart.
The new scene introduces the Elite soon after they arrive in Metropolis. They clearly aren't out to make a good impression, because their first action is to kill a cute dog who wasn't hurting anyone. That's a sure sign of villainy if we've ever seen it.
Check out the new clip after the jump.
Everyday is a good day to talk more about the upcoming English version of "Oldboy," right? Particularly when we have word from star Josh Brolin that the Spike Lee-directed adaptation is going to be plenty "gnarly" and that even Korean fans of Chan-wook Park's version are psyched to see it.
“A lot of people are bringing it up, which I love," Brolin told MTV News about the genuine interest in the film during the "Men In Black 3" junket. "Chan-wook Park’s version was, his original version of 'Oldboy' was fantastic. And I emailed him recently, and asked him for his blessing, that we do our version of the movie. And he was absolutely for it, actually really kind of happy that it was being done again and he was honored."
"The Avengers" already owned the box office, and "The Dark Knight Rises" seems destined to. The big question mark for summer superhero movies has to be Marc Webb's reboot, "The Amazing Spider-Man."
If you're one of the fans still on the fence about the latest version of your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, you can get a better idea of the movie when a four-minute "super preview" airs with "America's Got Talent" next Monday, May 14.
Four-minutes may just be enough to convince you to give Andrew Garfield's Peter Parker a chance, and hey, how can you really say "no" to something called a "super preview"?
Check out a preview after the jump!
With "The Avengers" just hitting theaters this past weekend, it's easy to forget that Marvel and Disney are already set to roll on "Iron Man 3," which is scheduled to begin shooting next month.
The past few weeks have been a filled with exciting casting news, starting with the addition of Sir Ben Kingsley as a yet-to-be-named villain. Shortly after, talk surfaced about Guy Pearce and Jessica Chastain potentially joining the cast.
MTV News caught up with Kingsley while he was promoting his upcoming film, "The Dictator," and the actor said he couldn't be happier to join. "I'm delighted. I'm thrilled," Kingsley said. "That great team, headed by its inventors and, of course, the great Robert Downey, I'm delighted to join them."
Read more of Kingsley comments and learn why Chastain ultimately passed after the jump!
The Avengers have every right to leave this past weekend with their giant green fist held high in triumph. Marvel's superhero all-star team collected $200.3 million in the US box office debut, but the victory did not come without some loss.
Those who have seen "The Avengers" know by now that not every member of the team made it out alive. War is bloody and senseless, and the heroes of the Marvel universe aren't exempt from that.
We here at MTV News wanted to show our respects to the dearly departed with a respectful, soft fade-filled in memoriam video tribute. Check out our send-off after the jump!
MAJOR "AVENGERS" SPOILERS AHEAD!
"The Amazing Spider-Man" is in a bad way right now. With "The Avengers" hitting screens last night and "The Dark Knight Rises" poised to melt minds in July, the latest adventures of your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man has the highest mountain to climb of any of the superhero tent poles this year.
The combination Sam Raimi's trilogy still feeling fresh in the audience's memory and the so-so reception of the first person point-of-view in the teaser trailer immediately handicapped the reboot of Marvel's most recognizable hero.
But a new trailer over at iTunes shows off a bunch of new footage and more details about plot.
With director Peter Berg making the media rounds in support of his upcoming summer blockbuster "Battleship," there's plenty of talk about the nuts and bolts of the action-packed blockbuster that isn't "Transformers at sea", but also a few updates about the other projects Berg has cookin', like "Hancock 2."
"There was a phone call. That’s movement. We had a phone call last week and [producer] Akiva [Goldsman] and Will Smith were on the phone. Everyone's got ideas, and everyone seems energized," Berg said.
Tom Hiddleston is certainly one of the best parts of "The Avengers," but have you ever asked yourself why he's so good as Loki, the god of mischief? It's because the man loves a good prank.
Unfortunately, he's terrible at them.
MTV News' Josh Horowitz found out the hard way in the newest episode of "After Hours." Hiddleston had originally stopped by for an interview, but wound up causing a series of minor inconveniences for Josh. Or as Hiddleston likes to say, he got "Loki'd."
Check out the brand new episode of "After Hours" with Tom Hiddleston above.
Few actors have really taken to playing a character as over-the-top as a super villain quite like Tom Hiddleston has to embodying Loki. The nemesis of the Avengers is the whole reason that the ultimate superhero team is able to come together, so all of us are really indebted to Hiddleston's dedication.
When we spoke with Hiddleston at the Tribeca Film Festival, you could see the cogs in his wonderfully British head already turning. This man loves to play Loki, and he's eager to keep playing him.
Having signed on to "Thor 2" eons ago, it's no secret that Loki will see another day beyond the conclusion of "The Avengers." But where does one go after taking on a team of Earth's Mightiest Heroes and jeopardizing the fate of the human race?
Hiddleston's answer? Even lower.