Another Look at the Wachowskis’ ‘Jupiter Ascending’

Remember that mind-blowingly cool trailer for the Wachowski siblings‘ latest wild sci-fi ride, Jupiter Ascending? Well now we have another trailer for the intergalactic chase film starring Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum.

This version of Lana and Andy Wachowski film feels very different from the first trailer; in this one, Mila’s Jupiter feels very much like a lovely victim swept along by events and “rescued” by handsome hero, rather than the kick-ass gal we saw in the first film. Also, it appears that maybe she’s not playing two roles, but rather Jupiter before and after accepting her royal destiny.

In any event, it looks like a pretty good summer popcorn film to me.

Superman + GoPro Camera = Brilliance

Check out this short film created by Sam Gorski and Niko Pueringer — two directors looking for financing at their page on Patreon.

What can I say? I loved this clip. I really loved it. Thanks to a breezy sense of fun, it feels way more like the “classic” Superman we all know and love — not the alien mass-murderer he became in Man of Steel.

Tom Cruise’s ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Trailer

Tom Cruise‘s latest sci-fi action flick — following on from Oblivion — is called Edge of Tomorrow, and is adapted from the novel All You Need Is Kill, by Hiroshi Sakurazaka.

Despite the soap oera-ish name, in the flick Cruise plays Col. Bill Cage, a soldier in a futuristic war against powerful aliens, who is repeatedly killed and mysteriously transported through time back to the day before he dies.

The film opens June 6.

Is Another Old Monster Getting a Face-lift for DOCTOR WHO?

Is this a Nimon I see before me?

Not only were lead actors Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman spotted shooting a series eight story for DOCTOR WHO on location in a park, they were shooting with a monster of unfamiliar design that many folks on the interwebs are suggesting could be a redesigned Nimon! Judge for yourself:

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Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver in Avengers Action!

Thanks to news photo service Getty Images, we now have a boatload of photos depicting the Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver and Hawkeye in action as part of location filming in Aosta, Italy, on March 24. There are a lot of images, so I’ll break them up into galleries.

First, Scarlet Witch (played by Elizabeth Olsen) seems to be using her probability-altering hex power to conjure some sort of spell — doubtless there will be CGI elements inserted in post-production. Her costume may be nothing like its comic book version, but I still like it a lot.

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GOTHAM TV Series Set Photos

Filming is well under way for GOTHAM, the pilot for a potential Batman sequel TV series, and here are the photos to prove it.

The images are mostly of Camren Bicondova, 14, who plays future Catwoman Selina Kyle — and she appears well on that path, with a jug of milk tucked into her jacket, sporting goggles and busting some catlike moves.

And then there’s David Mazouz (TOUCH) as the even younger Bruce Wayne — who does not appear to have acquired his morbid fascination with bats, instead preferring to wear clothes that are too big for him.

Finally, we see Donal Logue as Det. Harvey Bullock and his protégé, rookie James Gordon (Ben McKenzie) — the real lead character of the series.

Another ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Trailer!

This second official trailer for this summer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past really ramps up the action by showing a lot of the heroes using their powers and the Sentinels looking menacing.

I think the fire guy is supposed to be the (silly) new version of Sunspot (Adan Canto). Looked like a snippet of Rogue in there, too, so maybe Anna Paquin isn’t being entirely exorcised from the theatrical version?

My favorite bit is seeing Colossus (Daniel Cudmore) armoring up, while the most disappointing had to be Iceman (Shawn Ashmore) doing his ice slide.

But the most eye-opening sequence had to be Evan Peters as Quicksilver in the scene with Magneto reclaiming his helmet! Quicksilver — also part of a rival film studio’s competing Avengers franchise — has been allowed to cross over. (In the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron, Aaron Taylor-Johnson plays the mutant speedster.) Pietro Maximoff has ties to both teams, so it makes perfect sense for him to be in both movies, but… 20th Century Fox and Marvel Studios playing nice for the good of the film properties and the fans? It appears the unique crossover was made possible because the siblings were covered by the rights packages sold for both the Avengers and the X-Men.

Now that’s uncanny!