Monday, December 12, 2011

Week Links: Posters, rumors, trailers

This week, we have more Star Trek rumors, because those just don't get old. Also, more casting for Ender's Game, and then some teaser posters, including the one pictured right here. Then there's a trailer for Battleship, a film from the school of thought that says a) You can make a movie based on anything, and 2) Absolutely anyone can act. Or at least get some attention, and that's the whole point of filmmaking isn't it? There should also be a trailer for G.I. Joe 2 released later today, so I'll post that when I get a chance. Anyway, Happy Monday, your links are below.

New frontrunner for Star Trek's villain

Now that Benicio Del Toro is no longer in the running, the next choice to square off against Kirk and Spock in the Star Trek sequel looks to be Edgar Ramirez. We'll be seeing him the much anticipated sequel to Clash of the Titans before that, but lets queue the Edgar Ramirez is Khan rumors now.

Ben Kingsley joins Ender's Game

With Asa Butterfield as Ender, his Hugo co-star Ben Kingsley is reportedly lined up to play Mazer Rackham, a war hero who eventually mentors Ender late in the game. I haven't seen Hugo yet, but I'm guessing this casting means the two worked well together.

New posters for Spider-man and Dark Knight Rises

A couple new teaser posters show off The Amazing Spider-man, the reboot starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, and The Dark Knight Rises, the conclusion of the trilogy that helped make superheroes a critical as well as commercial force in cinema. Recent news says that TDKR will feature 50-minutes of IMAX footage, double that of the previous installment. Both posters are shooting for the dark, gloomy, black and white feel. It works for Batman, but Spider-man? Really? This is the hero that wears red and blue tights. Spider-man can't brood if he wants to, that's part of what makes him great.

Battleship trailer is Transformers in water

The second trailer for Peter Berg's Battleship features a lot more Rihanna and aliens and a lot less Liam Neeson, which is sad.

1 comment:

  1. Your posts always keep me interested. and Yes, I am still reading them. ;]