The costume designer for the upcoming Batman vs. Superman (working title) movie is Michael Wilkinson, the same guy who came up with the textured supersuit for Man of Steel, Babydoll’s schoolgirl seifuku in Sucker Punch, the high-tech bodystockings of TRON: Legacy, the realistic superhero costumes for Watchmen and the minimalist battle togs in 300.
In addition to making some fixes to Superman’s (Henry Cavill) uniform and creating something new for Batman (Ben Affleck), Wilkinson — a frequent collaborator with director Zack Snyder — also had to design some version of Wonder Woman’s (Gal Gadot) classic star-spangled costume that would feel new but also respect her 70+ years of history. Wilkinson told TheWrap that the process was a “thrilling and slightly scary prospect.”
Marvel Studios is about introduce another Big Bad in the tradition of Loki: one who can serve as the villain in any number of future superhero films.
German actor Thomas Kretschmann has signed a deal to play villainous former Nazi Baron Wolfgang von Strucker in several movies, including Avengers: Age of Ultron and possibly a cameo in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, according to websites ComicBookMovie.com and Dark Horizons.
Kretschmann, who has already played Nazi officers in films such as The Pianist and Valkyrie, will play the battle-scarred leader of HYDRA, whose agents were seen battling Captain America in the World War II period of Captain America: The First Avenger. In the comics, von Strucker is a nemesis of Cap, the Avengers and S.H.I.E.L.D., which makes him a particularly appropriate addition to the Marvel movie universe. Also, he can give Loki a break from multifilm villainy. After all, the Norse god of mischief cannot be in every Marvel film!
Prepare to have your eyeballs seared by a terrific animated short that pits Batman against a horde of Terminators in a bid to save John Connor’s young life, created by very talented fan Mitchell Hammond.
Here’s the situation, according to Hammond:
“Thirty years have passed since Bruce Wayne survived Skynet’s nuclear blasts in August of ’97. Iron demons now roam the planet, and without the requirement to defend the innocent against crime and injustice, Wayne has seeked [sic] refuge in the bomb shelter that saved his life; the Batcave.
Having scavenged the wasteland for resources, he discovers the radio of a dead soldier. There is static over a frequency. Flesh and blood is rising up to the west. With The Stinger; a riot control vehicular unit built before the apocalypse along with a refitted bomb blast vest, Batman makes his way across what remains of the United States to join forces with the man determined to neutralize the electronic menace: John Conner [sic].”
Everything about this clip seems perfect, from the character designs to the cartoony movements to the grim music. I would definitely buy a ticket if this was done as a feature film!
The horror film Oculus was Karen Gillan’s first big project after breaking hearts and leaving the beloved Amy Pond role on DOCTOR WHO, and the film’s first full trailer has just been released.
The flick looks very creepy — even if the clip does not make it clear what exactly the demonic mirror does. Apparently it makes you see things it wants you to see… but is the mirror possessed by a demon, or is it a prison for a demon — or is the looking glass itself evil?
Still, Karen gets to use her native Scottish accent, and the movie co-stars BATTLESTAR GALACTICA’s Katee Sackhoff, so how bad can it be? (Wait, don’t answer that… with horror films, the result can be quite terrible.)
Here it is, as promised, to go along with the previously released images: the first trailer for Frank Miller‘s Sin City: A Dame To Kill For.
This looks a lot like what we got in Sin City — only moreso. For instance, Jessica Alba‘s Nancy Callahan isn’t wearing any fewer clothes, but the actress seems more comfortable gyrating on the stage. And Mickey Rourke‘s Marv? Well, like he says, “Just another Saturday night.”
Scarlett Johansson is reportedly pregnant with her first child with her French journalist fiancé, Romain Dauriac, but that doesn’t mean the Black Widow will have sit out the action in the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron — and the role is not being recast.
Instead, Scarlett’s scenes are being moved to the beginning of production, so she can complete her filming well before her baby is due, in August. Word is Scarlett will report to the set for returning director Joss Whedon on April 5 — right after she finishes her press duties for Widow’s appearance in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Here’s a peek at some of the main characters in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, the sequel to 2005’s Sin City, based on the comics by Frank Miller. A full trailer for the summer thriller is expected to be released later today.
We’re less than a month away from the April 4 opening day for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and anticipation is building.
Marvel Studios has released a poster of The Winter Soldier and a new one of Cap that looks a lot more like a comic book cover than the previous images — well, except for Chris Evans not wearing his Cap mask! In his own comic book and in Avengers, Captain America never goes into battle without his mask, But it’s always different in the movies: The studios all want to see the face of the actor they hired to wear the costume.
Take a look at this great new trailer (the third) that features more new footage — including the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Falcon (Anthony Mackie) in battle, Cap vs. the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), and more on that amazing helicarrier crash!
Here is a brief fight sequence that was deleted from the theatrical version of Thor: The Dark World. In it, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) battles some Asgardian guards to escape the palace with a captive Loki (Tom Hiddleston). Clearly, the scene was left unfinished, as the “heroic” sound effects have not been added.
Thor: The Dark World is out on DVD/Blu-ray and whatever other technology is out there…
The Commissioner Gordon-centric Batman prequel TV series, GOTHAM, has cast the actors who will play the young versions of Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle — whom fans know will grow up to be frenemies Batman and Catwoman — according to E! News.
David Mazouz, who starred in TOUCH with Kiefer Sutherland, will portray the preteen Bruce, while Camren Bicondova, a newcomer to acting, will play Selina as a teenager. Yes, that means in this universe, Catwoman is older than Batman!
Selina will be presented as an orphaned street kid who is a master pickpocket and thief — and dangerous when cornered. Bruce, meanwhile, is dealing with the traumatic death of his parents and is sequestered in stately Wayne manor, being raised by loyal butler Alfred Pennnyworth (Sean Pertwee).