The Digital Fix Film News Roundup
Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige has revealed that Scarlett Johansson's character, Black Widow, could be in line for her own spinoff movie; "Black Widow's part in (Age of Ultron) is very big. We learn more about her past and learn more about where she came from and how she became in that film. The notion of exploring that even further in her own film would be great, and we have some development work with that." Feige also spoke about the upcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier and it's effect on the other films in the Marvel universe;
"We wanted to change the dynamic of the cinematic universe with this film. We wanted Cap and really the entire cinematic universe to be very different at the end of Winter Soldier than it is at the beginning. Therefore when we meet the Avengers at the top of Age of Ultron, it's a very different landscape than we left them at the end of the film. Partially that's because we love the rhythm that the comic books have developed - each of the characters appear in their runs, occasionally they get together for a big event or crossover series, they part again, and then they come back together again." Comic Book Movie
Unbelievably, Syfy's Sharknado has earned a sequel, titled Sharknado: The Second One. Not only that, but the cast has now been announced to last years cult smash. Vivica A. Fox will be joined by Kelly Osbourne, Judd Hirsch, Andy Dick and Ethan Hawke lookalike Mark McGrath. The action will this time switch to New York, as a twister full of sharks wreaks havoc across the city. Deadline
Robert Schwentke will direct the sequel to this years Divergent. The sequel, Insurgent, is the second film in a trilogy based upon the books written by Veronica Roth. Schwentke takes over from Neil Burger, who cannot commit to the second film due to scheduling conflicts. Schwentke has previously directed Red, Flightplan and most recently R.I.P.D. Deadline
Director Zack Snyder has recently spoken about the casting of Ben Affleck in Batman Vs Superman, as well as the influence that seminal graphic novel The Dark Knight Returns will have on the film. "The comic book will influence the history of Batman vs. Superman, on which the writer David S. Goyer and myself will work." Snyder added; "Ben brings an interesting counterweight to the performance of (Henry Cavill's) Superman. He has the experience necessary to paint the picture of an older and more experienced man than Clark Kent, who bears the scars of a seasoned vigilante while at the same time retaining the charm that Bruce Wayne deploys when present in the world."
With the Alan Taylor directed Terminator: Genesis still a go at Paramount & Skydance, the film is seeking to add another important character to its cast list. With John Connor & Sarah Connor cast already, two actors are currently vying for the role of Kyle Reese. Jai Courtney (A Good Day To Die Hard) and Boyd Holbrook (Jane Got A Gun) are apparently the final two up for the role which is said to cover two movies. Deadline
Word has it that The Weinstein Company are looking at developing a movie based on the 80's TV show Knight Rider. Apparently Chris Pratt (Guardians Of The Galaxy) & Danny McBride (Pineapple Express) are being sought for the lead roles in the movie. The roles are specifically that of Michael Knight and the voice of KITT, the modified Pontiac of the series. With the success of 21 Jump Street in cinemas, The Weinstein Company are looking for the film to have a similar action comedy feel. First Showing
At The Cinema This Week
The Lego Movie
The Monuments Men
The Pirate Fairy
Sleepless In Seattle (re-release)
This Weeks Trailers
Scarlett Johansson stars as an alien seductress in Under The Skin from director Jonathan Glazer. This one looks very promising.
One of the final films of the late Paul Walker, Brick Mansions, showed off its first trailer this week. The film is a remake of the French action film, District B-13 and centres around "An undercover cop tries to take down a ruthless crime lord with access to a neutron bomb by infiltrating his gang."
The sequel to last years The Purge also released its first trailer this week. The Purge: Anarchy moves the action from a single house to an entire city, as all crime becomes legal for 12 hours across the USA.