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Marvel Films just released two brand new posters for the May 6th release of their film "Thor", featuring a lot of red and text over people's faces (click to see full-size):
Speaking of red-faced comic book characters - in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, director Joe Johnston released the first full image of the film's villain The Red Skull, played by Hugo Weaving (click to see full-size):
Johnston also talked a bit about the qualities that make Captain America interesting and relatable:
In the film - which is out July 22nd - the same super soldier serum that creates Captain America also creates The Red Skull. The difference is the subject's inner strength. Because of his kind heart and noble spirit, Cap remains good - only much tougher. Evil men, such as Hydra weapon designer Johann Schmidt (The Red Skull) turn into living horrors.
British MILF Elizabeth Hurley ('Austin Powers') confirmed via Twitter that she's been cast in the dreaded David E. Kelley Wonder Woman TV pilot:
The 45-year old actress will reportedly play wealthy pharmaceutical industrialist Veronica Cale, a highly-educated corporate head who becomes obsessively jealous of Wonder Woman and her accomplishments. She will play opposite actress Adrianne Palicki who was recently cast as the singing, dancing, crying Wonder Woman.
Deadline has also reported that:
And lastly, thanks to an Adrianne Palicki fansite, we have our first look at the actress sporting Wonder Woman's traditional black hair:
Source: Badass Digest
Forget the grain, for this next one just take it with a whole shaker of salt - according to Badass Digest, a "source" revealed that the plot of the upcoming WB film "The Dark Knight Rises" will center around Talia Al'Ghul (with Bane in tow) and The League of Shadows against Batman and Catwoman (who starts out bad but becomes an ally of Batman by the end). The unnamed source goes on to say that recently-cast Joseph Gordon-Levitt is also an antagonist and involved with the League of Shadows.
However, the article starts and ends with an "out clause" - purposely stating that Nolan and his "Batcamp" are prone to misinformation and releasing things that are intentionally untrue. So basically... if it turns out to be completely wrong, they can just chalk it all up to that. They've already announced that Anne Hathaway will play Catwoman, and that Tom Hardy will play Bane, and current rumors have been swirling that Talia Al'Ghul (and by extension the League of Shadows) may appear... it really doesn't take a lot to combine them together in the most logical way and say that 'Rises' is going to have Batman and Catwoman against Talia and Bane, with Joseph Gordon-Levitt in there somewhere. In addition, while some fans may bemoan Bane returning as another villains stooge - he did spend time in the comics with Talia and the League of Shadows as a kind of replacement for Batman (who turned down the offer of becoming Ra's Al'Ghul's heir).
So, while it's possible that this could truly be the plot of the highly-anticipated sequel, for now we have to file this under "plausible, but not confirmed" (Mythbusters fans feel free to post "plausible" images in the comment section). Moving along to more possible spoilers, fansite 'Batman on Film' quotes a longtime source that says that due to "The Tumbler" being destroyed in the last film, we will be seeing a new Batmobile this time around, as well as the possible appearance of a Batplane (taking inspiration from the surface-to-air-recovery system (STARS) that Batman used in The Dark Knight, no doubt).
The supposedly "official" website for actor Irrfan Khan, there is an article stating that not only will he be playing a villain named "Proto-Goblin", but that fellow actor Rhys Ifans will be playing Norman Osborn/Green Goblin... NOT The Lizard as has been previously reported. However, the article also says "Spider-Man Reboot" (like "Reboot" is actually part of the title) "is a new sequel of Spider-Man 3" and needlessly hyphenates "Green Goblin", so it's safe to assume that either this is wholly incorrect or perhaps just poorly translated. Bollywood may not fully understand the concept of a "reboot", which may have led to the confusion of the title as well.
Until next time!