Gal Gadot Cast As Wonder Woman
Brace yourselves, because your ultimate nerd sexual fantasy is about to become a reality: Israeli actress and model, the super hot Gal Gadot, has been cast as Wonder Woman in the upcoming untitled Superman/Batman movie, Warner Bros. announced today.
The 28 year old star opposite Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent, and Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne, with Man of Steel director Zack Snyder and writer David S. Goyer both returning.
The casting confirms Warner Bros.’ ambitions to transform the DC Comics universe into a mega-franchise, a la Marvel Studios’ cinematic universe, but it is unclear whether Gadot’s role is substantial or a glorified cameo meant to point to an upcoming Justice League movie.
Arnold’s “Sabotage” Looks Kind Of Kick Ass (video)
The former Governor of California wants to go back to making movies… and his upcoming movie Sabotage promises to bring him back to the big leagues.
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s new movie at least has an interesting premise: a team of DEA hotshots take down a cartel safehouse, only to find themselves the targets of a mysterious mole. The cast is pretty fun (Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard, Joe Manganiello, Mirielle Enos from The Killing), and it’s written by the dude who wrote Training Day.
Could this really be Arnold’s comeback? God does he look old…
The Hunger Games Sequel Kills Box Office Records
The “Hunger Games: Catching Fire” opened to a record breaking $161.1 million at the box office, narrowly besting the original film and setting a record for a November opening.
The result was still not good enough to dethrone the year’s biggest box-office opening of $174 million for “Iron Man 3.” But it did best the previous top November opening of $142.9 million by “Twilight Saga: New Moon.”
But the bigger budget and better reviewed “Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is doing far better abroad than the 2012 original. It opened with $146.6 million internationally.
The domestic total included Thursday night screenings that made approximately $25 million. The film’s three-day weekend total of $136.1 million was actually less than “The Hunger Games.”
Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson Say Jennifer Lawrence Has A Huge Ego (video)
Of course it’s all a joke because who could dislike Jennifer Lawrence… is that even possible?
Anyway, in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Liam Hemsworth and Woody Harrelson poke fun at the 23-year-old actress, joking that her ego has exploded since she took home that Oscar.
“Some people on set …” Hemsworth says, “get a little too big for their britches.” Harrelson reveals that the cast and crew “can hardly talk to her anymore” now that she’s “Jennifer Lawrence” and not “just Jen.”
“Or J-Law,” Hemsworth continues. “I’m not really going to call you J-Law, though, am I? Because that’s ridiculous. I’m a person, too, you know? Don’t talk to me that way.”
“You can’t talk to her directly or look her in the eye, that’s one of her rules,” Harrelson quips.
“It’s A Wonderful Life” Is Getting A Sequel
This is why we can’t have nice things!
It’s a Wonderful Life is getting a sequel. You read that correctly, not even a remake, it’s getting a goddam sequel.
In the planned sequel to the 1946 Jimmy Stewart classic, where George Bailey’s daughter Zuzu is an angel showing Bailey’s grandson the world as it could have been had he never been born, will have the grandson, who shares his grandfather’s name, going through the same thing. Playing Zuzu once again will be Karolyn Grimes, now 73.
“The storyline of the new film retains the spirit of the original—every life is important as long as you have friends,” says Bob Farnsworth, a producer and writer of It’s a Wonderful Life: The Rest of the Story. The movie will be filmed largely in Louisiana; the lead actor and director are yet to be named, but other actors from the previous film are in talks to take part. The film is due for the holidays next year.
This Is ‘The Raiders of the Lost Ark’ Exploding Head We Didn’t Get To See (pic)
Raiders of the Lost Ark fans should be pleased: As first posted by Will McCrabb, here’s a graphic picture of Belloq’s exploding head from the final scene in the cult movie. The shot comes before Spielberg added some conciliatory visual effects (aka the cheap fire effect on his face) to placate the Motion Picture Association Of America.
Here’s what the head should have looked like:
And here is a video of the ritual because we all want to see that again now:
Maleficent Releases First Trailer (video)
Yesterday we brought you the first official poster. Today we bring you the trailer!
The first trailer for the upcoming “Maleficent” has hit the web and I have to admit it looks rad.
From the movie’s synopsis:
A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal – an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora (Elle Fanning).
The Princess Bride Is Being Made Into A Play
Because you asked for it, Inigo Montoya is coming to the stage.
Disney is adapting The Princess Bride for theater, Variety reports. It’s not clear whether the show will be a play or a musical, nor is there a production timeline or a creative team just yet.
“I am thrilled that the next chapter in the life of The Princess Bride will unfold on the stage,” said William Goldman, author of the book and screenwriter of the film, in a statement obtained by Broadway.com. “With [Walt Disney Studios chairman] Alan Horn, [Disney Theatrical Productions president and producer] Thomas Schumacher, and his team at Disney Theatrical Productions leading the way, Buttercup, Westley and all of Florin are in the best of hands.”
Who said dreams don’t come true?