Movie news round-up: dead Indy, Lady Gaga and the Bond Olympics
Posted by Ali at 09:45 on 29 Jul 2012
James Bond helped open the Olympic Games, with the help of Queen Elizabeth II. She's basically like the sexier, younger Judi Dench.
INDIANA JONES IS DEAD. Or retired, whatever. The point is, Frank Marshall has blown the lid on the "We're talking about it"-style rumours of Indiana Jones 5's development by admitting that Spielberg and co are just about as interested in making a fifth Indy movie as we are in watching it.
I'm not sure I'd call Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull a "hurrah" though, unless it's the kind of listless, sardonic "hurrah", uttered in ironic fashion by a homosexual teenage boy at a sporting event.
"I say, for me, [Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull is] the last hurrah. I know that yes, we talk about it, but there's no idea, there's no MacGuffin."
Lookit: The Expendables 2 has a new featurette online. "You're never, ever going to see this again," says Sylvester Stallone of his assembled cast. Holy shit, I think they accidentally killed Chuck Norris on set and just haven't told anyone yet.
Marvel are in early talks with ABC about a TV series set in the Avengers universe. Potentially, we could see a show about human characters living in - and reacting to - the spectacular events that occur in future Marvel movies. Maybe it'll be like Cheers and the Marvel heroes will stop by for a drink in Tony Stark's own personal bar, where Hulk is on his eighth bowl of peanuts and Hawkeye is crushing it on the dartboard.
It's a Jeremy Rennerama today, with this new look at The Bourne Legacy, specifically where this new movie fits in with the old Bourne trilogy. Note: at no point in this video does anyone say "Because Matt Damon didn't want to do any more".
A transcript of the first of presumably several deleted scenes from The Dark Knight Rises has made its way online, courtesy of ComicBookMovie. I won't tell you which characters it features, but you should be able to work it out from the cryptic pictogram I've posted underneath.
Robert Rodriguez revealed on Twitter this week that Lady Gaga would play a small role in Machete Kills and debuted the poster of her character, La Chameleon. Lady Gaga 1, Liam Neeson 0.
E-Dubs have the first pictures from Trouble With The Curve, starring Clint Eastwood and Justin Timberlake. Take the time to read that sentence over again and wonder if the you from 2002 would ever believe it.
A 67-year-old man who was unable to make out depth perception has apparently has his stereoblindness cured by viewing a screening of Hugo in 3D: "It was just literally like a whole new dimension of sight," he said. Sounds like someone else is angling for a poster quote. Too late, buddy.
If you were wondering where The Joker was during The Dark Knight Rises and are also an idiot, the official novelisation gives him up.
Sounds like a fitting fate for the series' most interesting character, but of course, it's just that one guy's opinion: Christopher Nolan wouldn't have signed off on this. In fact, it's just a fancy way of saying 'He's exactly where Batman left him'. So yeah, return to bitching about Bane's voice.
"Now that the Dent Act had made it all but impossible for the city’s criminals to cop an insanity plea, it (Blackgate Prison) had replaced Arkham Asylum as a preferred location for imprisoning both convicted and suspected felons. The worst of the worst were sent here, except for the Joker, who, rumor had it, was locked away as Arkham's sole remaining inmate. Or perhaps he had escaped. Nobody was really sure. Not even Selina."
Speaking of which, here's an interesting comparison of the dub of Bane's voice comparing the IMAX prologue to the final film. It certainly sounds like Tom Hardy had enunciation lessons before release.
Bane's voice comparison (IMAX prologue vs... by mrstevenrichter
Finally this week, our Matt got married. Well done, Matt. We always knew you had fully-functional genitals. Male ones, too.
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