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The first official full-length theatrical trailer for WB's 'Green Lantern' was unveiled yesterday (presumably the very moment they were done adding the voicework for Kilowog from recently-cast Michael Clarke Duncan). In it, we see more of Planet Oa (including a glimpse of the Guardians - the originators and seemingly inscrutable leaders of the Green Lanterns), and more of Hal's training from Sinestro (Mark Strong), Kilowog (Michael Clarke Duncan) and Tomar-Re (Geoffrey Rush):
The production is still racing to complete the massive amount of visual effects shots in the film but with $9 mil worth of new employees working on them Warner Bros. is confident they'll hit their June 17th release date.
Just recently "Certified Fresh" on rottentomatoes.com with a 92% rating (slipped down to 87% among critics), Marvel's 'Thor' has been garnering attention all week long as the US prepares for it's opening weekend. Already raking in nearly $93 million dollars internationally, the film is expected to do well here in the states and be yet another successful Marvel franchise.
In a recent interview, leading man Chris Hemsworth talked about the challenges and hard work that went into the film, care of director Kenneth Branagh. In addition to "motion coaching" to learn how to embody Thor's fighting style and physicality, Branagh apparently also went the extra mile to prepare his actors for the multiple facets of their characters. According to Hemsworth, the first week on the job Branagh handed him the St. Crispin's Day monologue from Shakespeare's 'Henry V' and told him to be ready to perform it on camera the next day as a "regal diction and cadence exercise".
As for the Avengers script - despite rumors of a delay due to the recent theft of Samuel L. Jackson's shooting script, Marvel has assured fans that there is nothing to worry about, stating: "Filming on The Avengers is on schedule and going well."
Now that they've completed most - if not all - of their interior scenes on soundstages in Hollywood, the cast and crew of 'The Amazing Spider-Man' have set up shop in New York City for location shoots and exterior scenes. Thanks to the photographers over at Splash News, we have an onslaught of new photos to show you:
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The most surprising thing about these shots is the revelation that a large portion of the web-slinging in the film will be accomplished using wirework and practical effects, instead of the completely CG webswinging from Raimi's previous franchise (which was arguably one of the better parts of the series). Practical effects are far cheaper (director Marc Webb is on a very tight budget after all), but we'll have to wait and see how the final product looks. On one hand, using wires and actual stuntmen could make the webswinging look more real and visceral. On the other hand, it may lose the grand sense of scale that the CG version had, with swooping movements and roller-coaster-like dives. Then again, very little is known about the film, so it's possible that they could be using a combination of the two and only using practical effects for close-up shots and specific scenes.
Premiering on MTV.com, we have three brand new character profiles for Matthew Vaughn's 'X-Men: First Class' featuring Banshee (Caleb Landry Jones), Havok (Lucas Till), and Hank McCoy (Nicholas Hoult). Possibly spoilerific, so avoid if you want to be surprised when the film arrives on June 3rd:
Until next time!