Wonder Woman has been cast, Gal Gadot (Fast & Furious) will take on the role in Zack Snyder’s upcoming Man of Steel follow-up Batman vs. Superman. Among the many rumors about the flick, it has been said that Wonder Woman would be introduced in the film along with Ben Affleck’s Batman and a few other comics characters.
It’s still not clear if we will just be introduced to the character (Diana Prince perhaps) or if we will see an all out Wonder Woman in action. It leaves me thinking Justice League and a Wonder Woman franchises are coming for us.
Zack Snyder had this to say about the casting:
“Wonder Woman is arguably one of the most powerful female characters of all time and a fan favorite in the DC Universe. Not only is Gal an amazing actress, but she also has that magical quality that makes her perfect for the role. We look forward to audiences discovering Gal in the first feature film incarnation of this beloved character.”
Gadot is a beautiful Israeli-born actress best known for her role as Gisele in the last three Fast & Furious films. This will be her first starring role in a feature film, so good for her. It only took the Internet a few hours to take issue with this casting; some people think her breasts are too small for the role. Serenity now.
In a fantastically candid roundtable with Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, and Terence Winter, The Wolf of Wall Street players open up about airplane orgies, how Hill won the role, Steven Spielberg on set and why DiCaprio was drawn to the real-life story.
Martin Scorsese is returning to black comedy with this month’s The Wolf of Wall Street opening on Christmas Day. The film is based on the memoir of Jordan Belfort and stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a hard-partying, drug-addicted stockbroker who was indicted in 1998 for security fraud and money laundering and served a 22-month federal prison stretch.
THR has been doing a number of roundtable interviews for this year’s awards contenders; this one is by far my favorite so far. Watch it after the jump below.
FYI: Scorsese confirms that we won’t be seeing a longer director’s cut on home video.
Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for Noam Murro’s (his IMDb lacks evidence for me to give hope.) action sequel 300: Rise of an Empire. The story takes place before, during, and after the events of 300, centering on the naval battles between Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) and Artemisia (Eva Green) and the control over Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro). If you understand that, you will likely enjoy the flick.
We get lots of slow-motion and taglines being shouted across the screen, but give it up to them for trying. The movie does look great, if there was an award for use of green screens, this movie takes it.
300: Rise of an Empire also stars Lena Headey and opens in 3D on March 7, 2014, watch the trailer below:
The Veronica Mars movie will aim to please the fan-base that brought it back from the dead on March 14, 2014. EW broke the news of the release date for the film written and directed by creator Rob Thomas.
Here’s the plot via the reliable wiki page: Veronica Mars, former high school sleuth, has moved to New York City with her boyfriend Stosh “Piz” Piznarski an indefinite amount of time after the events of Season 3. She wishes to distance herself as far from her hometown Neptune as possible, but is forced to return to her old hometown when her old boyfriend Logan Echolls is once again accused of murder.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug comes out next week, is it just me or is there very little hype for this entry? Maybe they just know people will go ape for dragons. At any rate, Peter Jackson has unveiled one last production blog to take fans behind the scenes of the second installment of The Hobbit trilogy (there will be one more blog before the end of the year).
The video gives a peek into the filming of the scenes featuring Smaug, voice by Benedict Cumberbatch and much more.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug opens in 2D, 3D, HFR 3D, and IMAX 3D on December 13th.
The second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.
Hit the jump to take a look at the production blog:
The first trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is here! Peter Parker continues to adjust to his crime fighting life as Spider-Man and relationship with Gwen Stacy while dealing with new enemies, the return of his old friend Harry Osborn, and discovering more about his past.
Blink and you might miss Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus’ arms and Vulture wings. What is happening here!? Will it be another cluster of poor story telling around too many baddies?
Directed by Mark Webb, the sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man will have Andrew Garfield reprising the role of Peter Parker, who’s keeping busy fighting crime as Spider-Man while juggling his personal commitments, including spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone) — against the wishes of her late father, we might point out — and anticipating his high school graduation. Jamie Foxx will play the role of Electro in the film, while up-and-comer Dane DeHaan fills James Franco’s shoes as the new Harry Osborn. Also among the cast are Chris Cooper, Paul Giamatti and Sally Field.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is scheduled to be released in 2D and 3D on May 2, 2014.
FYI: On June 17, 2013, Sony announced two more sequels to follow The Amazing Spider-Man 2 with the third film getting the release date of June 10, 2016, and the fourth film on May 4, 2018
Check out the trailer below:
According the THR the BBC and The Weinstein Company are moving ahead on a biopic about Laurel and Hardy, which is to be penned by Jeff Pope (Philomena). The 90-minute film, “Stan and Ollie,” tells the story of the duo’s 1953 U.K. tour at the end of their careers. The tour which was meant to provide light relief for the pair who faced declining popularity and personal issues after having made 106 films together ended in disaster when Oliver Hardy suffered a heart attack. The cast will be confirmed at a later date.
The story goes that after Hardy suffered a heart attack, he tried to carry on performing on the tour, but it became clear that he was too ill. Laurel was offered the chance to perform alone, but refused. Hardy died shortly thereafter.
This is sure to make a lot of L&H fans happy that the legacy is being kept alive and looks to be in good hands. You could spend days on YouTube with these guys, and you probably should:
A new banner poster for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has popped up, revealing Spidey facing off against three villain in Time Square. Wait, three? Haven’t they learned anything? When has jamming multiple villains into a film ever worked out? Mind you, it could just be that Electro is the main villain and the other two only appear in the beginning and end of the film.
I won’t spoil the identity of the villains in question, even though it’s already all over the place, so I’ll throw the poster up after the jump!
New Trailer for Spike Jonze’s HER Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, and Scarlett Johansson’s Voice
Here is a new trailer for director Spike Jonze’s upcoming romantic drama Her which has been generating a lot of buzz out of its New York Film Fest premiere.
The story revolves around Joaquin Phoenix who falls in love with his operating system voiced by Scarlett Johansson. It looks like Jonze could be channeling Charlie Kaufman here with his latest, and there’s nothing wrong with that. The film looks great, funny and relevant to our times even.
The film also stars Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, and Olivia Wilde.
Her opens in limited release on December 18th and expands wide on January 10th, watch the trailer below:
It’s that holiday season again, although if you didn’t know it you’d think it had started right after Halloween…WRONG! Wait for the gosh forsaken month people. Folks in my neighbourhood had their Christmas lights up in early November and I know someone else who had their tree up around the same time! It’s madness I tells ya, madness.
Anyway, we here at City of Films want to do our part to help out. Perhaps you’re acquainted with some lovers of cinema, maybe you’re dating or married to one. Whatever the relationship may be, sometimes it’s hard to figure out just what to get them. So in a first EVER coming together of all the contributing members of The City of Films…we present…The City of Films Super Happy Christmas Gift Guide!
We’ve each chosen a handful of items that we would want for Christmas, all movie related of course, and where you can find them. Some of the items will be regular easy to obtain items and others might be the ones we’d get if we won the lottery. We hope at least one of these items might give you an idea for those hard to buy for individuals, so without further ado…lets get to it!