WE KNOW THE IDENTITY OF SUPERMAN AND ITS NOT CLARKKENT
Firstly we got to apologize for this… we knew an interesting bit of news for the last 3 weeks but we completely forgot to put it in HYPE!!!
Superman’s identity is revealed . . . Henry Cavill will be playing ClarkKent aka The Man of Steel!!
Henry Cavill is a British Actor and his most famous credits include Stardust as well having a main role in the Tudors series. Well we know that isn’t the greatest list of credits but what we do know is that once director Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen & SuckerPunch) got his shortlist of actors to play Kent. He let them all try on a replica of Christopher Reeves Superman costume. And after laughing at nearly all of the actors, out stepped Henry Cavill and they just knew it’s him.
Cavill as Superman, Its Fake but a nice taste!
Zack Snyder said, “If you can put on that suit and pull it off that's an awesome achievement…" he says. "He walked out, and no one laughed. Other actors put that suit on, and it's a joke, even if they're great actors. Henry put it on, and he exuded this kind of crazy-calm confidence that just made me go, 'Wow. Okay: This was Superman.'"
In other casting news, Kevin Costner will be playing Jonathon Kent, Clarks adopted father. Lindsay Lohan might also get a role in the film. She will have a major role if she joins, but it will not be as
Lois Lane. . .THANK GOODNESS!!!
STEP UP G.I. JOE
A director for G.I. Joe 2 has finally been found!!
Channing Tatum as Duke
Jon Chu, the director of Step Up 3D and Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, to direct their follow-up to 2009's G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra.
Chu steps in for Stephen Sommers, who directed the first film.
Filming begins this fall and that Paramount's working on getting Channing Tatum to reprise his role as Duke.
GHOSTRIDER AND AN EXORCIST
Nicholas Cage has been talking about his role in the film Ghost Rider, as well as an Exorcism!!
Cage revealed that he will be playing dual roles in the film, while promoting his latest film Drive Angry 3D.
"There's an exorcism scene I just did where Johnny Blaze is being exorcised" he explained. "And then I also play Ghost Rider, who's the spirit if Zarathos, who's a corrupted angel. So it's like completely different entities."
He continued "The movie is not like anything I've done before. It's completely original. I think it's a really high adrenaline ride. And I think you'll see things in it that are mysterious as well."
BROMANCE IN THE X-MEN
The new, young Professor Charles Xavier, James McAvoy, has been talking about X-Men: First Class, and in doing so he's described the relationship between his character and Michael Fassbender's Magneto. The actor has said that, “Its kind of a love story, like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, which, really, was a love story between two men. This is the first time in their lives they've met someone who is an equal of sorts, someone who understands them and can connect and push them too. Especially Charles, he's fascinated with Erik and his potential. For Erik, Charles is the first person he's trusted to really tell about his past and the first person to understand the horrible things he's been through."
He added that professor X wasn’t always a, "selfless, sexless monk" and that the character is caught up in himself in this film. Also, he treats Raven/Mystique (who's his assistant here) like a "living experiment."
You can look forward to X-Men First class as it hits our cinemas in July!!
Director Jonathan Liebesman, the man behind Clash of the Titans as well as Battle: LA, is busy promoting his film Battle: LA, but he still took some time to talk about his future project, the Clash of the Titans 2, or as its known, the Wrath of the Titans. The film starts shooting in a few days time, and his main aim is, not to make the film suck like its predecessor!!!
"The story just didn't work in the first movie. It's a rich source material, Greek mythology obviously, and you had such an amazing cast who are coming back and it just felt like a missed opportunity all around. I think what we're doing with this one is that we've had fantastic writers who are just focused on the heroes' journey, a much more sort of a return to just the simple joys of stuff, of why stories work. Then stylistically just ground it. Make it feel more real. Redesign the costumes so that they're more recognizable to what you'd expect from the time and juxtapose that reality with the fantasy of Greek mythology within this reality, within real camera work and stuff. I think that's a sort of fresh take on that genre, on the fantasy genre that we haven't yet seen. That's how we're approaching it."
Almost all the starts from the first film will be returning, and Liebesman would just hope that this time around he could utilize them better.
Clash Of The Titans
"That's what we're trying to milk in this one," he says. "You've got some of the best f#@king actors working today in Ralph [Fiennes] and Liam [Neeson] and in Sam [Worthington]. How do you use them this time, use their ability as opposed to… and again, I don't know what happened on the first movie. It's just an obvious missed opportunity. I was there on the opening day looking very forward to it and felt like many."
The film will be converted into 3D post-production once again, but this time they said the process would be different, as the 3D sucked in the first film!!
AND I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU . . . BODYGUARD!!
This doesn’t even make sense if you ask us… Why would you want to remake this film, why???
Kevin Costner & Whitney Houston in the BobyGuard
Dan Lin is producing the redo of the classic romantic thriller with Jeremiah Friedman and Nick Palmer scripting.
Dan Lin stated that, "The new version is similar, including the love story, but here the bodyguard will be a former Iraq war veteran who gets the job protecting the star as his first gig after leaving the Army. He discovers that the world of Twitter, Google Maps and TMZ has made access to celebrities easier than ever, making the job more difficult than ever. The goal is to take a young female singer with global appeal and give her the platform that The Bodyguard did Houston."
So who do you think will headline this film, Channing Tatum and Rihanna? Or Chris Evans and Christina Aguilera? Or Idris Elba and Beyonce? You tell us who you think…
Three more actors have joined the cast of Ridley’s Scotts, Prometheus! And one of the actors that joined the film is Rock n Rolla star Idris Elba.
It doesn’t stop with him either, two more actors has joined the film, Sean Harris (24 Hour Party People) and Kate Dickie (Red Road). Join the previously announced Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace.
No word yet on who the actors will play, and director Scott said, "It's the story of creation, the gods and the man who stood against them."
Now we know that you might of seen a trailer prior to this one of the film, but we feel that, that earlier trailer was just the director and producers and probably studio executives forcing the trailer with that early footage to try and HYPE the film...
Well we dont know if that really worked, it really made the film look like it wasn't going to be able to hold its own compared to the other AVENGER films.
BUT, then they released this trailer!!!
We must say this trailer will definitly change your mind about the film and it will be a must watch for all you fans as well as Movie Lovers!!!
Former X-Man and Bond girl Famke Janssen has reportedly joined the cast of Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters.
Janssen will play "the leader of the witches."
Famke as Phoenix
Tommy Wirkola directs the 3D Hansel & Gretel, “which stars Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton as adult versions of the eponymous fairy tale characters who, having survived their childhood ordeal, now serve as bounty hunters out to get witches.”
We think this is definitely one to look out for! We will make sure we get the full details on it.
CAPTAIN AMERICA’s FUTURE
The First Avenger hasn’t even come out, the full trailer hasn’t even been released, but Marvel has already got plans for the sequel under way.
The First Avenger's writers, Stephen McFeely & Christopher Markus, have been hired to write a sequel. The writing duo scripted the first film and Joss Whedon (the Director of the Avengers) was brought in to do a polish on their draft.
Chris Evans will reprise his role in the film, as he signed with Marvel to be in 6 films, but little is known about the story of the sequel.
We know that First Avenger is set with scenes set in present day, with the end of the movie rumored to involve Cap being frozen in ice. It's possible a sequel could pick up from this point and unfold in present day, the same time period as Whedon's Avengers movie.
FROM BIGGIE TO TUPAC
Principal photography on Tupac’s life story film is scheduled to begin in May, June and will be directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, Brooklyn's Finest); the film will be shot on location in Los Angeles, New York, Georgia and Las Vegas.
The film makers are still in the beginning stages of casting for the film.
The film, “chronicles the life and legacy of Tupac Shakur, including his rise to superstardom as a hip hop artist and actor, as well as his imprisonment and prolific, controversial time at Death Row Records, where he was steeped in the East coast/West coast rap war.”
HOW I MET YOUR S.H.I.E.L.D AGENTS
Captain America, Thor and Iron Man better move over, Cobie Smulders is set for the Avengers! For all you that don’t know, Cobie Smulders stars in How I Met Your Mother, playing Robin “Sparkles” Scherbatsky, and the beautiful actress is finalizing her deal to join the Marvel mega-movie, Avengers, confirming earlier reports that she could be playing S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Maria Hill.
Like most of the actors that are involved in Marvels films, Smulders contract will tie her to the Avengers and other Marvel films for a long time, she'll be signing for nine films total!! Talk about a retirement plan!! While her character will work closely with Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury, but take note that in the comics, Maria Hill eventually took over S.H.I.E.L.D. herself. Even though Nick Fury doesn’t age, Samuel L. Jackson does!! So could Maria, be his retirement plan?? We will just have to wait and see…
Cobie Smulders (Left) Maria Hill (Right)
ABRAHAM LINCOLN MENTOR IS IRON MAN’s DAD
Two more actors have reportedly joined the cast to Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
Dominic Cooper who plays young Howard Stark in the upcoming Captain America: The First Avenger, is in final negotiations to play Abraham Lincoln’s (Benjamin Walker) vampire mentor Henry Sturgess, The Hurt Locker's Anthony Mackie will play Lincoln's buddy, Will.
Timur Bekmambetov will direct with Tim Burton serving as a producer. Filming starts soon for a 2012 release.
2 SNOW WHITES AND HOW MANY DWARFS???
Two Snow White films in one year?? Mmm . .. . This will be interesting!!
As we reported previously, Charlize Theron is up for the villainess role in Snow White and the Huntsman directed by Rupert Sanders and produced by Tim Burton.
We did say that Viggo Mortensen will play the role of the Huntsmen but that wasn’t true. SORRY!! The new Magneto, Michael Fassbender, is now the leading contender to play the titular huntsman.
Julia Roberts however, has signed on to play the evil queen in, The Brothers Grimm: Snow White. The Oscar-winner will star in this upcoming untitled Snow White feature, based on the Brothers Grimm story, directed by Tarsem Singh (Immortals, The Cell).
The Brothers Grimm Story of Snow White, will be “a retelling of one of the most beloved fables of all-time, will eschew the traditional story in favor of a more modern tale full of comedy and adventure. After her evil stepmother kills her father and destroys the kingdom, a Snow White band together with a gang of seven quarrelsome dwarfs to reclaim what is rightly hers.”
But that’s not all!! We have just learned that Disney is getting ready to breath there retelling of Snow White into life… Disney says they have a unique take on the story, and that it will be a live adaptation instead of there favored animation films. The film will be entitled Snow White and the Sevens. The dwarfs will be re-envisioned as Shaolin fighting monks.
This could mean that we could potentially see three Snow White films in one year?? That’s a tad much, don’t you think?.
PROMETHEUS NO ALIENS
Prometheus was supposed to be Director’s Ridley Scott’s prequel film to Aliens. But now it seems that the film will be taking a whole new direction.
The Beautiful Charlize Theron
In mean time it seems that SA’s darling Charlize Theron has signed on to play a character called Vickers. The actress joins the previously announced Naomi Rapace (the original Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) who will play the lead female protagonist Elizabeth Shaw and Michael Fassbender (Magneto in the upcoming X-Men: First Class) will take on the role of an android.
X-Men: First Class is an upcoming American superhero film, directed by Matthew Vaughn, based on the characters appearing in Marvel Comics. The film is the fifth installment of the X-Men film series and a prequel to the first three movies.
The film stars James McAvoy as Professor X and Michael Fassbender as Magneto.
The films plot is set during the 1960s, with John F. Kennedy as president of the United States. X-Men: First Class parallels the history of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Civil Rights Movement. It will follow Professor X’s X-men and Magneto’s Brotherhood of Mutants. The villains of the film will be the Hellfire Club.
"Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-Men."
Captain America: The First Avenger is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Captain America. The film stars Chris Evans as Captain America. The film will be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and will be released in 3D.
Plot, “In 1942, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is deemed physically unfit to enlist in the U.S. Army and fight the Nazis in World War II. Volunteering instead for Project: Rebirth, a secret military operation, he is physically transformed into a super-soldier dubbed Captain America. With sidekick Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), he fights the Red Skull (Hugo Weaving), Hitler's treacherous head of advanced weaponry, whose own plan for world domination involves a seemingly magical object known as the Tesseract.”
I Am Number Four, is an upcoming 2011 American teen science fiction film, directed by D. J. Caruso, starring Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant, Teresa Palmer, Dianna Agron, Kevin Durand, and Callan McAuliffe. The film is based on the novel I Am Number Four, written by Jobie Hughes and James Frey. The film is being produced by Steven Spielberg and MichaelBay
The plot follows, “Nine infant aliens, who closely resemble humans, flee their home planet, Lorien, to hide on Earth. An invading species, the Mogadorians, have destroyed their planet, and followed them to Earth to hunt them down. Each of the nine aliens is given a guardian and will develop superhuman powers on becoming an adult. Each is assigned a number. These last children of Lorien can be killed only in the sequence of their numbers. Numbers One, Two, and Three have been killed so far. Number Four (Alex Pettyfer), also named John Smith, moves to Paradise, Ohio, disguised as an American high school student. He makes a friend, Sarah Hart (Dianna Agron), a sweet Midwestern girl who is a photographer. After being on the run his whole life, Number Four falls in love and now has something to stand up and fight for.”