on What to Expect from Marvel's 'Thor: The Dark World'
the buzz fromThe Avengersfinally dies down, comic book movie
fans are looking ahead to Marvel's Phase Two. We'll seeIron
Man 3this summer,
butThor: The Dark Worldis right on its heels, and that
project is a lot more mysterious right now. We know thatDark Elves are involvedwithChristopher Ecclestonleading the chargeas Malekith, a second villain named
Algrim the Strongplays a major part, and Tom Hiddleston isback as Loki. In a recent interview withEmpire Magazine(viaYahoo!), Marvel Studios executive producerCraig Kylerevealed more details about what's
coming in the comic sequel. Read more here.
is Rhino in 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' & Felicity Jones Joins
cues from some of the other comic book sequels out there,The Amazing Spider-Man 2seems to have a couple of villains on
the docket. We already know thatJamie Foxx is slated to play Electro, but
nowHeat Visionhas word thatPaul Giamattiis in talks to enter the mix asThe Rhino.
Considering Giamatti isn't exactly the most fit of actors and he's certainly
not anywhere near as buff as the comic book villain usually appears, this seems
like strange, but wholly interesting casting for the comic book sequel. This
isn't Giamatti's first comic book film as he ledAmerican
Splendor, but it'll be his first superhero film. Read more here.
& Ashmore Are Returning for 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'
Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen were announced toreprise their rolesas Professor X and Magneto
respectively (with James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender still playing the
younger versions of those same characters) inX-Men: Days of
Future Past, we knew something interesting was going on with the
sequel toX-Men: First Class. Then Hugh
Jackman wasconfirmed to returnas Wolverine, and now the story is
getting even more interesting as moreX-Mencharacters from the original trilogy
are back.Anna Paquin, Ellen PageandShawn Ashmorewill reprise their roles as Rogue,
Shadowcat and Iceman respectively. Read more here.
Announces J.J. Abrams as Director of 'Star Wars: Episode VII'
official. Hot on the heels of yesterday's surprise scoop thatJ.J. Abramshad changed his tune from a flat out
denial and was going to directStar Wars:
Episode VII, Disney has officially announced in a press release
that theStar Trekreboot director will officially be at
the helm of the sequel. In addition, the press release confirms that Michael
Arndt is writing the screenplay, and that Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg are
consulting on the project as well. Lucasfilm's new fearless leader Kathleen
Kennedy says, "It’s very exciting to have J.J. aboard leading the charge
as we set off to make a newStar Wars movie." Jumphere to read more.
Goes Young Adult in 'Divergent' Starring Shailene Woodley
on the heels ofSmashedandThe Spectacular Nowdirector James Ponsoldt taking on an
adaptation of the young adult novelsThe Pure Trilogy, a more
familiar name is heading into tween territory as well. Shailene Woodley isalready confirmed to leadSummit Entertainment's adaptation ofVeronica Roth's bookDivergent, the first in a hopeful
trilogy of movies, and nowVarietyreportsKate Winsletis currently in talks to take an
unknown role. Directed by Neil Burger (Limitless)
the story is set in a dystopian future Chicago with the city separated into
five factions, so it has shades ofThe Hunger Games, hence the
appeal. Read more.