by Ryan Rigley
Since the release of Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel," vigilant fans have been on the lookout for any hints as to what might be popping up in the upcoming "Superman vs. Batman" movie. In addition to a Wayne Enterprises satellite that makes a very brief appearance in the third act, "Man of Steel" viewers were also quick to point out the Lexcorp building and a Lexcorp truck displayed quite prominently during the last battle.
Could this mean that Batman and Superman will be teaming up to take down the bald megalomaniac known as Lex Luthor? We'd sure like to think so. However, we here at MTV Splash Page aren't the only ones discussing the possibility of Lex's big screen return. In fact, two big name actors are already competing for the role: Bryan Cranston, from "Breaking Bad," and Mark Strong, from "Low Winter Sun."
by Ryan Rigley
"Kick-Ass 2" may be chock full of new villains with vulgar names, but it's still quite a challenge to match the intensity that was Frank D'Amico, the ruthless mob boss as played by Mark Strong in the first film. Going so far as to murder Big Daddy on live television, D'Amico was certainly a force to be reckoned with. Before he got brutally murdered, that is. But the question remains, will we be seeing Frank in any way, shape or form in the "Kick-Ass" sequel?
"Not in 'Kick-Ass 2' because I was blown off of a balcony with a bazooka. It’s not easy to come back from that," joked Mark Strong on revisiting the role of D'Amico in a recent interview with MTV Splash Page. "But the door is not necessarily closed on that particular character."
by Ryan Rigley
With "Man of Steel" soaring into theaters this year and a "Justice League" movie in the works, it seems like the DC Cinematic Universe is finally ready to compete with Marvel Studios. But it's equally likely that DC's previously-established properties won't be connected to the "Justice League" film in any way; speaking, of course, about Christopher Nolan's "Dark Knight" trilogy and the box office flop that was "Green Lantern."
"I really like 'Green Lantern,'" says Mark Strong (who played Sinestro) in a recent interview with MTV Splash Page. "I don’t have a problem with it at all. But it just didn’t seem to do anything at the box office or it didn’t do what they were hoping it would do at the box office. I think that more than anything, economics, dictates whether or not they make another one."
FROM MTV MOVIES: No matter how different the characters, costumes and mythology, there are a lot of similarities among comic book superheroes, especially those of the big-screen variety. The latest entry into the comic book movie annals is this week's "Green Lantern," in which star Ryan Reynolds sports a fashion commonly associated with superhero types: spandex.
Well, his co-star Blake Lively insists the Green Lantern isn't wearing a suit of spandex, but rather a suit of "energy." Still, given the fact that these characters seem so comfortable sporting outfits of the stretchy, pliant variety, we asked the stars and attendees at Wednesday's "Green Lantern" premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre when they think it's cool for dudes to wear spandex — outside the superhero realm, of course.
"Ooh wow, that's good," Ryan Reynolds said of our query. "Ballet. Definitely ballet. That's in the top five at least."
Continue reading 'Green Lantern' Stars: Don't Try Superhero Fashion At Home! at Movies.MTV.com.
Earlier today, you read some words from "Green Lantern" star Mark Strong about the difficulty of taking part in the production of such an effects-heavy film. Only one "Green Lantern" trailer has been released so far, and while there are some standout moments, a fair number of fans criticized the apparently unfinished look of some of the visual effects on display.
According to Warner Bros boss Jeff Robinov, the effects team's huge workload is actually a big part of the reason why we haven't seen much in the way of promotional video content from the film yet.
"We are on a learning curve in getting 3-D materials and marketing materials on the same schedule," he told the Los Angeles Times. Read More...
"Green Lantern" is out on June 17, with Ryan Reynolds starring as the classic DC Comics superhero. Only one trailer for the movie has been released so far, a fact which can likely be attributed to ongoing work on the abundance of digital effects that will be be included in the final cut.
Also appearing in the film is "Sherlock Holmes" star Mark Strong as Sinestro, and the actor talked a little about the experience of participating in such an effects-heavy production in a recent interview.
"[There's] all this Earth-bound stuff and there's space stuff. And obviously the space stuff was all in a big green warehouse and we all wore grey tracksuits with dots on," he told LeicesterSquareTV (via ComicBookMovie) on the red carpet at the 2011 Empire Awards. Read More...
Fans recently got their very first glimpse at Mark Strong as Sinestro in "Green Lantern," even though the actor revealed to MTV News that the production team had some trouble nailing down the eventual villain's final design.
While Sinestro will certainly have a big role to play in the "Green Lantern" mythos, it's clear that fans are going to have to be patient when it comes to seeing the purple-skinned and mustached Lantern on the big screen — because, according to Strong himself, he only started working on the set of "Green Lantern" near the end of filming. Read More...
Back in January, "Green Lantern" director Martin Campbell revealed that Mark Strong was up for the role of Sinestro opposite Ryan Reynolds' Hal Jordan. Perhaps best known for his more recent villainous roles in "Sherlock Holmes" and "Kick-Ass," Strong's hiring was met with general approval from fans of the original comic.
While Sinestro's visual appearance was recently shown to be true to his appearance within the comics, MTV News recently posed the question to Strong as to whether his character would allow his power ring to do most of the work for him or if Sinestro would have a physical part in the action as well.
"Half and half," replied Strong. "You very rightly point out that when we have a scrap together, Sinestro tests Hal initially. And a lot of that, because he's an accomplished Green Lantern, is done through the power of his thought. But there's some physical stuff, too." Read More...
Even though we received our first look at Sinestro in "Green Lantern" last week via a series of promotional posters for the film, there's still a lot of unanswered questions when it comes to Hal Jordan's mustachioed mentor in the Green Lantern Corps.
During this year's Comic-Con, MTV News caught up with actor Mark Strong, who plays Sinestro in "Green Lantern," and got more info about the popular character's look for the film and how it evolved.
"People will be — and I am — really delighted at the fact that they've really made sure that he is as he is in the comics," said Strong. "Because there was a whole production run of ideas of ponytails and goatees and all this kind of stuff, [and] I couldn't really understand why they would want to change it, because it's so successful in the comic." Read More...
Those who were lucky enough to attend the "Green Lantern" panel at Comic-Con last week already got a good glimpse at Hal Jordan's star-spanning adventures as the defender of Space Sector 2814 — but the rest of us have some nice posters to look at, too.
Four new posters from "Green Lantern" have premiered online, providing fans with their first look at actor Mark Strong as Sinestro, the purple-skinned and mustached alien mentor to Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan.
Also revealed are Reynolds as Hal, Blake Lively as love interest Carol Ferris and Peter Sarsgaard as the big brained Hector Hammond, one of the film's central villains. Read More...