Wednesday, August 7, 2013

MOVIE ROUNDUP (Thor, DiCaprio and Expendables 3)


Here is some of the latest and hottest news to come out this week!

Since their beginning Marvel has always looked to the future to plan what comes next even before their present obligations have been fully realized.

We already know that there will be Two Marvel films in 2016 and one in 2017, yet there still no word on what those films might be. Nevertheless Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige says they've got things mapped out even further down the road.

"I could arguably say what we're planning for the year 2021," Feige told WIRED. "Will that happen? I don't know. But what we planned for 2015 in 2006 is happening." Marvel's 2015 plans include Avengers: Age of Ultron and the long awaited Ant-Man feature.

Feige also teased further expansion of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with future films. "Five years ago, looking at our plan, we knew that if Avengers was going to work, the movies had to stand alone," he says. "Now we have to prove to the studio that we're more than just these five characters, these five franchises."

It has been hinted in the past that Marvel has plans for new characters in Phase Three like Doctor Strange and The Black Panther, while many fans have been eagerly waiting to hear Marvel announce a Captain Marvel and Heroes for Hire feature.

In other Marvel related news, a new Trailer for THOR: THE DARK WORLD released, and MAN! IT LOOKS GOOD!

Check it out below

Chris Hemsworth returns as Thor Natalie Portman, Idris Elba, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Kat Dennings, and Jaimie Alexander all return as their respective characters as well. New additions are Zachary Levi as Fandral and Christopher Eccleston as Malekith.

Leonardo DiCaprio is set to produce and potentially star in King Harald, a historical biopic about Harald Hardrada, the 11th century Viking king.

DiCaprio, who recently appeared in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained and Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby, reteamed with Martin Scorsese for The Wolf of Wall Street, which would be releasing a little later this year.

Leonardo DiCaprio has also been said to be in talks for a live-action, Hollywood adaptation of Robotech. Latino Review reports that Leo turned down a role in Star Wars: Episode 7 to potentially star in this Robotech adaption.

This certainly isn’t the first time that Leonardo has been linked to an anime adaption, as he has been in talks to produce Ninja Scroll as well as produce and potentially star in an Akira adaption, in the past.

"Brightest set I've ever filmed on," Singer tweets, following with the hashtags, "#3600framespersecond #Quicksilver"

It appears that, to capture Evan Peters'  (aka Quicksilver) turn as the fast-moving son of Magneto, Singer is capturing footage in extreme slow motion. The end result of 3600 frames per second will appear 150 times slower than standard film and, as such, requires significantly more lighting to expose each frame. Although it's hard to see exactly what he's filming, you can check the basic setup in Singer's image below.

Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Halle Berry, Daniel Cudmore, Fan Bingbing and Boo Boo Stewart also star in the mutant ensemble, set for release July 18, 2014.

Stallone tweeted recently that Harrison Ford would be making his debut in the latest Expendable film, with Bruce Willis exiting the franchise.

Stallone stated that he has “been waiting years for this” re: working with Ford 

Stallone followed the news up with a tweet that appears to be aimed squarely at Willis: “GREEDY AND LAZY... A SURE FORMULA FOR CAREER FAILURE.” 

Red Hill director Patrick Hughes is poised to direct the sequel with a cast that includes Jackie Chan, Nicolas Cage, Wesley Snipes, Kellan Lutz, and Milla Jovovich. There have been rumours that Mel Gibson will be playing the villain, but nothing has come of that as yet.

Production on Expendables 3 should begin later this year or early next year, as the film is slated for release on August 15, 2014.


Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan) was originally supposed to helm the latest Wolverine adventure, alas he passed on the film and as a result James Mangold took the reigns.

Recently Aronosfky tweeted

With James Mangold replying,

Awww isn’t that lovely! The Wolverine got Aronofsky’s approval, as well as my own, CLICK HERE FOR MY REVIEW.

Definitely an awesome film, I suggest you check it out, and if you did already check it out again! 

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