Eva Green discusses playing a baddie in 300: Rise Of An Empire
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 08:00:00 GMT
In issue 217 of Total Film magazine, Eva Green discusses transforming herself into a formidable warrior queen in 300: Rise Of An Empire.
Inside the issue - which is available for just £1.99 on your iPad - Green reveals that she loved playing badass Artemisia because it didn't require her to reform to the typical girlfriend movie role.
"She's so ballsy," she says. "She's not a girlfriend or a love interest; she's got guts, she's fuelled by revenge.
"She's a very complex character, very exciting. It's always been a fantasy for me to play an action hero. She's a baddie, but she's a cool baddie; she's human to an extent."
300: Rise Of An Empire is in UK cinemas now.
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Muppets Most Wanted Clip: The Evil Plan
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 16:44:00 GMT
Muppets Most Wanted is almost here - and with its imminent arrival, so comes a host of brilliant new teaser clips.
We've got our hands exclusively on one titled 'Evil Plan'.
Which kind of explains itself.
But why not let Ricky Gervais' evil villain Dominic Badguy and Kermit's nefarious doppleganger Constantine elaborate further.
Muppets Most Wanted hits UK cinemas from 28 March 2014.
First trailer arrives for Sin City: A Dame To Kill For: watch now
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 08:21:00 GMT
The first trailer has arrived online for the long awaited Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, and we have to admit, it looks pretty darn fantastic.
Returning star Mickey Rourke gets things started by crashing through a plate glass window, while fellow old faces Jessica Alba and Bruce Willis also get a brief look-in here.
Meanwhile, there’s also a first look at new additions Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Eva Green and Josh Brolin, the latter playing a physically-altered version of Clive Owen’s character, Dwight.
Take a look at the new trailer, below…
While it’s exciting to see our favourite characters again, the newcomers already feel like they fully belong in Sin City’s scuzzy environs. There doesn’t look to be much dead wood in this ensemble…
Directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, and co-starring Ray Liotta, Rosario Dawson and Jeremy Piven, Sin City: A Dame To Kill For will open in the UK on 29 August 2014.
Watch a 3-minute scene from Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 08:11:00 GMT
Captain America: The Winter Soldier has released a three-minute scene online, in which Cap leads a S.H.I.E.L.D. operation to recover a ship hijacked by pirates.
Combining snappy dialogue with bone-crunching action, the new scene gives a really good sense of the tone of the film, as Cap, Black Widow and Frank Grillo’s Crossbones all get themselves in on the act.
We particularly enjoyed watching Black Widow cleaning house. Those are some serious moves from Miss Romanoff…
Take a look at the new clip, below…
We’re going to call it right now and say that from what we’ve seen so far, The Winter Soldier might just turn out to be the best Marvel sequel to date. Excitement levels are reaching fever pitch…
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and co-starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Robert Redford, Captain America: The Winter Soldier will open in the UK on 26 March 2014.
Michael Fassbender stars in first trailer for Frank: watch now
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 07:53:00 GMT
The first trailer has arrived online for Lenny Abrahamson’s offbeat comedy, Frank, in which Michael Fassbender stars as an enigmatic musician who never removes his oversized model head.
Loosely based upon the story of Frank Sidebottom, the new film looks genuinely hilarious, with Fassbender helping his bemused bandmates understand how he’s feeling by describing his facial expressions out loud.
Newest member Domhnall Gleeson is the most perplexed by proceedings, but eve he has to admit that the man in the mask is hugely charismatic, even if we can’t see what he looks like.
Take a look at the new trailer, below…
We don’t know about you, but we’re going to have Frank’s “most likeable song ever” stuck in our heads for the rest of the day! Marvellous stuff.
Directed by Abrahamson and co-starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and Scoot McNairy, Frank will open in the UK on 2 May 2014.
Tom Hardy stars in new trailer for Locke: watch now
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 07:29:00 GMT
A new trailer has arrived online for Locke, starring Tom Hardy as a family man enduring a particularly long night of the soul.
Following Hardy’s character as he embarks upon a long drive to London, the film takes place entirely within the confines of Hardy’s car, in a set-up that should rival Buried for claustrophobia.
As in that film, Hardy gets plenty of interaction with his mobile phone, but other than the voices on the other end of the line, it’s a completely one-man show.
Take a look at the new trailer, below…
We’ve no idea what the mistake was that Hardy’s character now finds himself ruing, but it sounds as though he’s about to be made to pay for it in full…
Written and directed by Knight, with voices supplied by Ruth Wilson, Olivia Colman and Alice Lowe, Locke will open in the UK on 18 April 2014.
Idris Elba to voice Shere Khan in The Jungle Book
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 07:15:00 GMT
Disney’s forthcoming update of The Jungle Book has bagged its first major star, with Idris Elba signing on to provide the voice of Shere Khan.
With a voice that’s both silky smooth and vaguely menacing, we’d say Elba is the perfect fit for the predatory tiger, who is very much the biggest cat in this particular jungle.
Disney’s version of the story is set to go up against a rival production from Warner Bros., but with Elba attached and Jon Favreau already in place to direct, the Mouse House seems to have the upper hand at this stage.
Disney’s version will take the form of a mix of live-action and CGI, with Elba’s character set to be rendered using the latter.
Production is set to begin on the project this summer, with the film pencilled in for a US release date of 9 October 2015. A UK date has yet to be confirmed.
Watch an exclusive clip from The Stag online
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 15:06:00 GMT
If you've ever been on a stag do, you'll have an idea of the ridiculousness and debauchery that regularly unfurls on its often unsuspecting participants.
New Irish comedy The Stag follows the weird and wonderful exploits of one bachelor party gone spectacularly awry, and the hilarity that occurs when male bonding meets the great outdoors.
Watch our exclusive clip below, as the group's eager Alpha Male 'The Machine' attempts to scale an electric fence.
Things do not go as planned.
The Stag is in UK cinemas 14 March 2014.
Watch the new trailer for The Boxtrolls
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 14:43:00 GMT
We're rather big fans of Coraline and Paranorman here at Total Film.
Which is why the new project from the brains behind those animations, The Boxtrolls, is one of our most anticipated movies of 2014.
Set to the soulful voice of Cee Lo Green covering Elvis Presley’s “(You're So Square) Baby, I Don't Care”, the trailer shows the chaotic happenings of the underground critters and their orphan pal Eggs.
Another 3D stop-motion and CG hybrid, the story (which is adapted from Alan Snow’s children’s book Here Be Monsters) revolves around the titular characters and the trouble they have evading the townspeople who are out to eliminate them.
When a renowned exterminator visits town, Eggs must defend the creatures he loves, and once and for all convince the community that the Boxtrolls are a peaceful and lovable species.
With Ben Kingsley, Elle Fanning, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Toni Collette all lending their voices, the film is bound to be just as impressive as its predecessors.
The Boxtrolls are going over ground in cinemas on 12 September 2014.
Karen Gillan stars in first trailer for horror thriller Oculus: watch now
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 08:12:00 GMT
Horror thriller Oculus has released a brand new trailer online, starring Karen Gillan and Brenton Thwaites as a pair of siblings looking to find the culprit responsible for killing their parents ten years previously.
As it turns out, said culprit might just be that creepy old mirror they’ve been keeping hanging around. And it may well have killed before…
If that premise sounds a mite daft, the new trailer certainly sells it well, with a pleasingly ominous tone hanging over proceedings.
Take a look at the new trailer, below…
The extensive flashback scenes that shed some light on Gillan and Thwaites’ traumatic childhood look particularly creepy, while the mirror itself does a remarkably effective job as the villain of the piece, inanimate object or not…
Directed by Mike Flanagan and co-starring Katee Sackhoff and Rory Cochrane, Oculus will open in the UK on 13 June 2014.
Steven Spielberg eyeing West Side Story remake
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 07:53:00 GMT
Steven Spielberg could be about to remake one of Hollywood’s best-loved musicals, with the director reportedly mulling over a new version of West Side Story.
The original film was released back in 1961, and scooped a whopping ten Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, so Spielberg will have plenty to live up to.
Loosely based on Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, the story subs in rival gangs the Jets and the Sharks in place of the Montagues and Capulets, for a New York spin on the classic tale of star-crossed lovers.
At this stage, Spielberg seems to have done little more than register an interest, but that seems to have been more than enough to get rights-holders Fox all excited, with the studio said to have “unlocked” the story for a potential remake.
Spielberg has never taken on a fully-fledged musical in his storied career, which should go some way towards explaining his interest in this one. Expect that box to be ticked sooner rather than later if Fox has its way…
New featurette for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 homes in on Peter and Gwen: watch now
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 07:36:00 GMT
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has debuted a new featurette online, in which the spotlight falls upon the developing relationship between Gwen Stacy and Peter Parker.
The duo seem to be as perky and sparky as ever, but as Andrew Garfield points out, the promise Peter made to Gwen’s father continues to weigh heavily upon him.
On top of that, there’s also an increasing tension between Peter’s crime-fighting exploits and Gwen’s burgeoning academic career. The path to true love never did run smooth…
Take a look at the new featurette, below…
The chemistry between Garfield and Emma Stone was one of the primary pleasures of the first film, and it looks as though it will be a major feature of the sequel too. But could there yet be a sting in the tail?
Directed by Marc Webb and co-starring Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan and Chris Cooper, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will open in the UK on 18 April 2014.
Quvenzhané Wallis, Cameron Diaz and Jamie Foxx star in first trailer for Annie: watch now
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 07:17:00 GMT
The first trailer has arrived for Sony’s musical remake of Annie, starring Quvenzhané Wallis as the titular orphan, struggling through her hard-knock life under the watchful eye of mean-spirited carer, Cameron Diaz.
Enter Jamie Foxx as an aspiring Mayoral candidate, who spots a campaign opportunity in the all-singing, all-dancing Annie.
Needless to say, he soon finds himself caring for her as more than just a potential vote-winner, and starts to develop a rather acute case of the warm and fuzzies…
Take a look at the new trailer, below…
We already know from Beasts Of The Southern Wild that Wallis has more than enough talent to carry a film on her own, but Diaz and Foxx also look to be having a ball here, particularly in the chucklesome exchange that rounds off the trailer…
Directed by Will Gluck and co-starring Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Annie will open in the UK on 6 February 2015.
Angelina Jolie stars opposite her daughter in new Maleficent image
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 06:58:00 GMT
A new image has arrived from Disney’s Maleficent, featuring Angelina Jolie acting opposite her off-screen daughter, Vivienne.
The new image ran as part of a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, in which Jolie describes the film as an exploration of the nature of evil…
“The exercise wasn’t, ‘How can we have fun with a villain?’” Jolie says. “It was, ‘What turns people evil and vile and aggressive and cruel? What could have possibly happened to her?’”
“When that character makes mistakes - which Maleficent does, and crosses many lines - you want them to be angry at her and concerned and confused and in the end, somehow understand something that they didn’t know before.”
And as for her daughter’s involvement, Jolie says her appearance was borne out of necessity rather than any great desire to get her on screen.
“[Brad and I] think it’s fun for our kids to have cameos and join us on set, but not to be actors,” says Jolie. “But the other 3- and 4-year-olds wouldn’t come near me. It had to be a child that liked me and wasn’t afraid of my horns and my eyes and my claws. So it had to be Viv.”
Directed by Robert Stromberg and co-starring Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley and Juno Temple, Maleficent will open in the UK on 30 May 2014.
Watch the new action-packed The Raid 2: Berandal TV spot
Wed, 05 Mar 2014 17:48:00 GMT
An action-packed new TV spot for The Raid 2: Berandal has roared online.
And it's quick to champion the critical acclaim it's already received - including a few quotes from your trusted review here at Total Film.
It's a quick-fire affair, with smatterings of scenes to be glimpsed from its kaleidoscopic action setpieces.
Watch the trailer below, read our ravey quotes in-trailer, and then let us know what you think in the comments below.
The Raid 2: Berandal is in cinemas from 28 March 2014.
New Winter Soldier Captain America poster revealed
Wed, 05 Mar 2014 17:14:00 GMT
A new poster for Captain America: The Winter Soldier has exploded online.
And it features Cap's titular nemesis in full posey glory.
As comic fans/nerds (us included) will well know, ***SPOILER ALERT*** the robo-armed assassin is none other than Cap's sidekick Bucky Barnes, last seen falling to his cinematic death in Captain America: The First Avenger.
This time it's personal - and from the looks of it, he's a not too bad a shot with that old sniper rifle either.
[Click the image below for a hi-res version]
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is released in UK cinemas from March 26 2014.
Mark Wahlberg stars in new full-length trailer for Transformers: Age Of Extinction: watch now
Wed, 05 Mar 2014 08:08:00 GMT
Paramount has released a new trailer online for Transformers: Age Of Extinction, in which Mark Wahlberg’s small-town Joe stumbles upon none other than Optimus Prime when he buys himself a new truck…
The new trailer introduces the film’s post-war setting, in which Transformers are no longer needed. Indeed, as Kelsey Grammar’s character puts it, “the age of the Transformers is over”.
But while humankind might have convinced itself that the Transformers are obsolete, it looks as though we might have spoken a tad too soon…
Take a look at the new trailer, below…
Yes, those were Dinobots alright. Just when you thought you were out… they pull you back in!
Directed by Michael Bay and co-starring Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor and Stanley Tucci, Transformers: Age Of Extinction will open in the UK on 10 July 2014.
Zack Snyder defends Watchmen ending
Wed, 05 Mar 2014 08:06:00 GMT
With Joel Silver putting the boot in to Zack Snyder’s Watchmen last week, it hasn’t taken Snyder long to come out fighting, defending his film and dismissing Terry Gilliam’s abortive plans for the project.
Much of Silver’s attack was based upon criticism of the way Snyder ended the film, but according to Snyder, Gilliam’s version was too far out of leftfield…
“If you read the Gilliam ending, it's completely insane,” says Snyder. “The fans would have stormed the castle on that one. I would not have grabbed something from out of the air and said, 'Oh, here's a cool ending' just because it's cool.”
“Honestly, I made Watchmen for myself,” continues the director. “It's probably my favourite movie that I've made. And I love the graphic novel and I really love everything about the movie. I love the style."
“I just love the movie and it was a labour of love. And I made it because I knew that the studio would have made the movie anyway and they would have made it crazy. So, finally I made it to save it from the Terry Gilliams of this world.”
Five years on, then, and Watchmen remains as divisive as ever. At least Snyder’s next one won’t be likely to draw as much criticism! Oh, wait…
First trailer for Paddington arrives online: watch now
Wed, 05 Mar 2014 07:47:00 GMT
The first trailer for children’s film Paddington has made its way online, giving us our first look at everyone’s favourite marmalade-guzzling bear in his big-screen debut.
Based on the classic series of books by author Michael Bond, Paddington will tell the story of the titular bear, who finds himself lost in London, a long way away from his native Peru!
Having been adopted by a kindly family, things are looking up for Paddington, and it’s not long before he sets off on a new adventure to find an explorer who is obscurely connected to his past.
Take a look at the new trailer, below…
No chance to listen to Colin Firth’s dulcet tones as the voice of Paddington, then, but it’s nice to get a first glimpse or our ursine hero, brief as it is here.
Directed by Paul King and featuring an all-star cast including the likes of Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters and Nicole Kidman, Paddington will open in the UK on 28 November 2014.
Tom Six talks Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence)
Wed, 05 Mar 2014 07:31:00 GMT
Director Tom Six has been discussing what we can expect from The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence), and has surprisingly revealed that the concluding film in the series won’t be quite as gross as its predecessors…
“THC Part 3 will be totally different from Parts 1 and 2 and certainly not as gross,” says Six. “But it will be the most controversial one politically-wise. It will have a lot of self-mockery and will be the most darkly comical of the three."
“Parts 1 and 2 have a very European feel. Part 3 is very American with the highest budget, a big movie score, widescreen, and an XXL human centipede.”
“It’s set in an American maximum security prison in the middle of the desert. Plot-wise I won’t share details yet but if you let your imagination run wild you might get ideas.”
Meanwhile, the first image has also arrived online, featuring the aforementioned prison, as well as returning stars Dieter Laser and Laurence R. Harvey, both playing new roles in the latest film.
Directed by Six, and co-starring Eric Roberts, The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence) will open in the US later this year, with a specific release date yet to be confirmed.
New TV spot and featurette for Captain America: The Winter Soldier: watch now
Wed, 05 Mar 2014 07:17:00 GMT
Captain America: The Winter Soldier has released a new TV spot and featurette, featuring plenty of new footage to tide us over until the film arrives at the end of the month.
The new spot hammers home the impact The Winter Soldier’s attack has on S.H.I.E.L.D., and Nick Fury in particularly, while also finding time to give Anthony Mackie’s Falcon his moment in the spotlight.
Meanwhile, the new featurette brings together a number of talking heads, including Kevin Feige, Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson, as they discuss the key themes of the new film.
Take a look at the new videos, below…
We’ve heard plenty about the ethical questions Cap will be posed by modern day peacekeeping, and it certainly looks as though our hero’s morals are going to be increasingly stretched by the end of his latest adventure…
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and co-starring Sebastian Stan, Robert Redford and Samuel L. Jackson, Captain America: The Winter Soldier will open in the UK on 28 March 2014.
Edge of Tomorrow Footage Reaction
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 15:22:00 GMT
Total Film just leapt back from an exclusive preview of Tom Cruise's latest action sci-fi Edge Of Tomorrow, which was introduced by the man himself via a video pre-record (futuristic!), and accompanied by an in-person Doug Liman, who stayed around for a post-footage Q&A.
Selflessly, Cruise spent much of his intro talking up his collaborators, describing director Doug Liman's achievements in film - reminding us that he's done everything from Swingers to The Bourne Identity - references which actually turned out to be a pretty good indicators of what we went on to watch.
He also described his co-star Emily Blunt as a "Bad-ass, with extraordinary range." And we saw plenty of evidence of that in the footage, as well.
But Cruise didn't get left out of the praise party. Liman went on to say: "Tom is a brilliant comedic actor, truly brilliant. He's the gutsiest, most courageous actor I've ever worked with."
Even if, at one point, he did acknowledge the unique section of films fans who dislike Cruise on sight - "If you hate Tom Cruise, he dies 200 times in the movie." - Liman was full of genuine admiration for his star and, from the evidence of what we saw, his respect is completely deserved. This is the best we've seen from Cruise in a long time (and we're big Oblivion fans).
The footage was surprisingly funny, with a Swingers-level wit at times (that is, if Swingers had featured a scene in which Heather Graham dismissively shot Jon Favreau in the face after a bad chat-up line) and some /insanely/ cool action beats.
The scenes weren't clearly delineated into sections, rather, it was one big flowing sequence that appeared to be compiled from moments across the movie, so - at times - we got a bit confused as to where we were in the story.
But perhaps that was Warner Bros. encouraging us to go method and experience what it's like to be baffled about our place in the space-time continuum.
Regardless, we're going to describe roughly what we saw below, as clearly as we can.
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The footage opened on Cruise as he wakes up in the middle of a military base. Bill Paxton's Master Sergeant Farell approaches, and reveals that Cruise is being processed with the other new recruits ahead of a big battle tomorrow.
Cruise explains he's a PR man, not a soldier, and THAT there's been some kind of mistake. He asks for a phone call, and Farell pulls a switch-a-roo, revealing that Cruise is a deserter, and he's going to be forced to fight the next day.
We cut to a huge armada of spaceships flying through the air - this shot was awesome, looking like Avatar multiplied by a million - then we jump into one, with Cruise's William Cage strapped into the craft with a bunch of other soldiers all in their exo-suits.
After a rousing speech from Paxton - "Remember, there is no courage without fear!" - Cruise has just enough time to ask one of his fellow soldiers how to take the safety off his gun, before a sudden explosion rips through the craft and bodies start to drop.
Still attached to the ship via a connective wire, Cruise's Cage pirouettes through the air in a sequence that's going to look amazing in 3D, before dropping into a beach battle scene.
This looked /beautiful/, and incredibly intense, with explosions all around and missiles spiralling through the sky, leaving hefty smoke trails everywhere.
After a spot of battlefield fun - including a very dark gag drawn from a falling spaceship - we're introduced to Emily Blunt as she punches and blasts an alien into submission. The aliens look a bit like Matrix squids covered in ultra-violet lights, and were probably the only minor disappointment in the footage. But it is a small negative (Liman pointed out later: "At the end of the day, I wasn't making a movie about an alien invasion.") and the footage revealed there's much more to Edge Of Tomorrow than that.
Anyway, we then saw a fairly beautiful shot of Blunt, framed by trails of missile smoke, looking like the coolest bad-ass in the galaxy, before suddenly - and shockingly - an alien attacks, killing her in an instant.
Cruise joins his group, who are quickly torn up by an attacking squid. He manages to switch on his gun, blasts one of the aliens, before working out how to use a rocket launcher, and exploding another. Unfortunately, that creature's weird acidy blood splashes Cruise's face, and kills him in a gross melty way that drew gasps from the crowd.
He wakes up back on the base, where we first found him, and the movie's Groundhog Day concept is revealed. He relives the processing day, the battle sequence, with each time trying to change events.
We saw a few minutes of this stuff, before the next big twist was revealed - after he finally manages to save Blunt, she realises the situation he's in and tells him "Come and find me when you wake up."
We cut to Cruise seeking Blunt out, who, after a minor confrontation (it turns out she doesn't remember him) is convinced of Cage's time-loop situation, and tells him "What happened to you, happened to me, I had it and I lost it."
We then go into an impossibly cool training sequence, as Blunt trains Cruise to be the ultimate fighter, swinging a massive sword about and generally being amazing. Then, when Cruise f*cks up, falls down and complains of a broken back, she wearily pulls out a gun and shoots him in the head so they can start all over again. This bit got big laughs.
Then, we went straight into an extended sequence of Cruise being a bad-ass. If you like it when heroes shoot baddies casually, without so much as looking at them, you're going to find a lot to enjoy in this film. We got goosebumps during one moment of Cruise awesomeness which is pretty impressive.
Finally, we saw a sequence featuring Cruise and Blunt in a farmhouse setting that had shades of Looper. There are several movie touchstones throughout the footage we saw, some we were expecting (Groundhog Day, Aliens), and others that came as a pleasant surprise (Avatar, The Matrix). But it's the Looper element that was perhaps the most exciting.
Far from being just a boom-filled blockbuster (though the action does look exciting), Edge Of Tomorrow seems like it's going to focus on character as much as it does explosions, an element Liman was keen to talk up when discussing his relative lack of interest in the alien creatures.
"Alien invasions don't necessarily bring out the best in the characters, as evidenced by other recent alien invasion movies."
The idea of Liman doing a generic big blockbuster seemed to concern the director. He described himself as having a terror of selling out, and being relieved that Warner Bros. encouraged him to be "contrary and rebellious" on Edge Of Tomorrow.
But mostly, he wants to impress his friends. "I hang out with an artsy, intellectual crowd, and when I tell them about the movie, I probably talk up Emily Blunt's involvement instead of Tom's, because they're judgmental." he said, with his tongue only slightly in his cheek.
But, having nearly finished the film, Liman said later that he's proud of what they've achieved together. "I can hold my head when my friends in Brooklyn see it."
We've got a feeling that, after the film screens, Liman's hipster mates will be boasting about the fact their friend made a film with the Cruise-ian mega-star.
Because if there's one thing that's clear from the footage it's this: Emily Blunt is a bad-ass. But if there are two things, it's also this - Tom Cruise is about to become very cool indeed.
Edge of Tomorrow hits UK cinemas from 30 May 2014.
Hugh Jackman calls Wolverine recasting 'inevitable'
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 14:25:00 GMT
Hugh Jackman has been discussing his uncertain future as everybody’s favourite adamantium-enhanced superhero, Wolverine.
The actor (who has played the character for the past 14 years) has been pondering the day when he'll have to retire his much-loved sideburns.
Talking to IGN (via Digital Spy), Jackman admitted that he believes that 20th Century Fox were considering casting a younger actor as Wolverine in X-Men: First Class.
"I'm sure they had the discussion," he said. "They didn't mention it to me, obviously!”
Discussing the reality of ageing in Hollywood, Jackman added: "Look, that's inevitable, man. Anyone who thinks they're indispensable in this business is fooling themselves. But I feel unbelievably blessed to have this part. I never thought in a million years I'd get to play him seven times."
That seventh time will be in Bryan Singer’s X- Men: Days Of Future Past, which the actor describes as the best installment yet in the franchise.
"Every day I walk on the set with the claws and the hair, I thank my lucky stars. I don't take any of it for granted. To think that in a second version we'd have this cast and this director, and you guys don't know the script, but I would say probably the best script of all of them, is pretty amazing. I think that's why I'm still here. I'm sure by the way, that it won't always be my decision to always be here. At some point, someone will close the door on me… [Laughs]"
Helmed by the original X-Men director Bryan Singer, Days Of Future Past co-stars Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy and a whole host of others, and opens in the UK on 22 May 2014.
Chris Evans to take acting break when Marvel contract expires
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 12:46:00 GMT
After a long run of wearing tight latex costumes, comic-book movie veteran Chris Evans has decided to hang up his shield for a while after his six-film Marvel contract expires.
Talking with Glamour magazine (via Digital Spy), the Captain America actor discussed his impending temporary retirement as well as his directorial debut on 1:30 Train.
"I think when I'm done with this Marvel contract, I'll take a little break from acting," he told Glamour.
Following his appearances in comic-book movie franchises (Captain America, Avengers Assemble and Fantastic Four), Evans has decided to take a career move and place himself in the director’s chair.
"This process [directing], you're involved in every single decision. If I hadn't done it, I'd be really kicking myself. At the time, it was a daunting task for a number of reasons, but in hindsight it was the right move.”
Appearing somewhat disillusioned with the world of acting, the actor went on to say:
"With acting, you're one piece in a very big puzzle. It's like you helped buy a gift but you don't know what the gift is, so you come back and see the movie. Sometimes it's nice, sometimes it's tragic.”
Fortunately for us, Captain America will return in the latest installment Captain America: The Winter Soldier along with Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier will open in the UK on 28 March 2014.
Bryan Singer to direct Vince Gilligan's Battle Creek pilot
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 08:11:00 GMT
Bryan Singer is set to team up with Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan on the latter's new CBS TV series, Battle Creek.
Announced last September, the new show is described as a contemporary detective drama, following a pair of mismatched cops in Battle Creek, Michigan.
Given the success Gilligan had with the mismatched buddy dynamic on Breaking Bad, we should be in for a real treat, with the series reportedly in line for a full season order.
Singer has agreed to direct the series' pilot episode, with House creator David Shore (for whom Singer also directed that series' pilot) also on board to serve as showrunner.
Starring US TV mainstay Dean Winters, Battle Creek is expected to screen in the US later this year, with a specific air date to be confirmed in due course.