By brendon August 24, 2011 @ 12:46 PM
A facebook fan page, specifically this one, has some new pictures from the set of ‘Man of Steel’ showing Henry Cavill in his Superman uniform, and comic nerds everywhere are atwitter because his outfit now seems to be almost all dark blue and does not have the traditional red underwear thing.
It’s also the first look at Antje Traue as Faora, who is also from Krypton but evil (Faora, not Antje). It also shows some guy in a motion capture outfit, though it’s not clear what character he plays. I hope it’s King Kong. That would be a good movie!
By brendon August 04, 2011 @ 11:39 AM
The reboot of the Superman reboot ‘Man of Steel’ hasn’t actually begun filming yet, but Warner Bros has released the very first look at Henry Cavill as Superman anyway (giant full size copy here). And he looks good. He’s a good choice. Granted Brandon Routh was really good too, so this part is no indication of quality. And I’m so happy that they’re telling the origin story, because how come he can fly and stuff? Where is he from? Where do his powers come from? They never really explained that part in the comic or TV show or the first four movies. Finally we’re gonna get some answers.
KATY PERRY – will tie Michael Jacksons record if her 5th single off ‘Teenage Dream’ goes to number 1 like the other 4 have. And also if she gets two dozen little boys drunk and blows them. (mtv)
CARS 2 – is the worst reviewed Pixar movie ever, and not coincidentally they’ve now unveiled the characters for ‘Brave’, their first movie with a female protagonist. So I guess it’s about girl problems, like when there are no tampons in the ladies room. (joblo)
THE SUPERMAN REBOOT – will have Julia Ormond joining Russell Crowe as Supermans parents on Krypton before it explodes. Because this will tell the Superman origin story. Yet again. Otherwise no one would know what was going on. “There’s a new director now, so naturally I assumed the character would be completely different,” audiences will no doubt say to one another. “By showing me what I already know and saw in two other movies, I’m now reassured that Superman is still exactly the same as always. And it was great. I enjoy watching the same story over and over and over again. I’m like a fucking toddler.” (deadline)
MEN IN BLACK 3 – will cost $215 million, mostly because Will Smith is a pain in the ass. (the wrap)
JERSEY SHORE – will have an all new cast next year. Either that or they won’t, because MTV is denying these reports. As if they could ever find 8 more drunk Italians in New Jersey. (hollywood reporter)
PETER FALK – died “peacefully at his Beverly Hills home” last night at the age of 83, according to his family. But maybe their story comes unraveled if the detective says there’s “Just one more thing…” right before leaving. It can’t hurt to try. (ew)
PAZ DE LA HUERTA – walked around NYC on the phone. Presumably with someone asking what her tits felt like. (inf)
By brendon April 27, 2011 @ 6:51 PM
ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER – has agreed to reprise his most famous role in Terminator 5, to be directed by Justin Lin, whose first task will be to explain why a robot has a turkey neck and occasionally noticeable bra strap. (thr)
ANTJE TRAUE – will play the second villain in the Superman reboot. The relatively unknown German actress (pictured above) will play Faora Hu-Ul, another refugee from Krypton and an expert in the Kryptonian martial art of Horo-Kanu, who will likely be similar to Ursa, who helped General Zod in Superman II. This post has already kicked the shit out of my spell-check, if that helps any. (variety)
IMMORTALS AND X-MEN – both got very cool new trailers today, and Transformers 3 gets a new one tomorrow, which combined should give us about 10 minutes of tight shots on actors grunting at things that were added later with a computer. (immortals, xmen)
By brendon April 14, 2011 @ 6:55 PM
I think most people were so glad when Michael Shannon was cast as General Zod in the Superman reboot, if only because it meant we wouldn’t have to see another dumbass Lex Luther movie if nothing else, that they pretty much stopped paying attention to the casting after that. But now Latino Review says there will be a second villain as well; a girl.
A girl serial killer.
A girl serial killer who hates men and with a history of kicking Supermans ass because she’s from Krypton too and has all the same powers.
Faora Hu-Ul was a serial killer born on the planet Krypton. A self-professed “man-hater”, she targeted only male Kryptonians and ran a concentration camp where she kept other Kryptonians as slaves. Faora Hu-Ul claimed over twenty-three lives before she was arrested. Faora was sentenced to over three-hundred years of incarceration inside the Phantom Zone – the longest sentence ever handed to a female prisoner, and the second-longest sentence over all. As Faora was trapped inside the Phantom Zone, she, along with many others, survived the destruction of Krypton.
Faora was an expert at the Kryptonian martial art of Horo-Kanu, which utilized the pressure points on the Kryptonian body. This made her an extremely dangerous foe for Superman to face in hand-to-hand combat—he was forced to flee from their first encounter.
The role hasn’t been cast yet and they don’t even mention any candidates, but could this be the part Lindsay claims she was reading for? Sure, it could be, since she was lying to begin with. When you lie you can say and do anything you want. Watch this: “I also read for a part in the Superman movie. And right now I’m on the moon, with a panther.” See what I mean. It’s easy.
By brendon April 11, 2011 @ 12:01 AM
SUPERMAN – will face off against General Zod in the reboot, to be played by the excellent Michael Shannon. So, brace yourself, but Lindsay was lying to make it seem as if she was in demand. Although really I think she should be the one playing Lois Lane. And Zod. And Superman. She’s that good. (thr)
YOUR HIGHNESS – bombed at the box office this weekend, making just $9.5 million and opening at number 6 despite starring Natalie Portman and James Franco. Hop was number one again ($21.6M), with Author second ($12.6M) and Hanna third ($12.3M). Experts said Your Highness was hurt by the fact that it looked fucking terrible. (la times)
MEL GIBSON – was replaced in Hangover 2 by Liam Neeson, who will now be replaced by Nick Cassavetes because the director wants reshoots and Neeson doesn’t have time. Re-casting and shooting new scenes 5 weeks before the movie opens is a good sign. It means the jokes will be fresh. (ew)
ALESSANDRA AMBROSIO – was at the opening of the Marquee Dayclub in Vegas Saturday, and she wore this fantastic dress. It’s basically held together by nothing but optimism. (fame and wenn)