Get those shields, hammers, and stingers ready, people. Today’s Friday Edition of Movie Morsels is packed with more superheroes than a year-long multipart crossover. That’s because we’ve got the latest on Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War, along with some red-hot new images from X-Men: Apocalypse, six (!) clips from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and more!
Avengers: Infinity War
Brothers Joe and Anthony Russo are hard at work putting the finishing touches on Captain America: Civil War in the sound mixing studio this week, but the pair weren’t too busy to share some words with Forbes about Spider-Man’s role in the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe…
“He was my favorite character growing up,” says Joe, “I still have my collection of comics in my closet so it was a dream come true for us to be able to have Spidey in the movie and interpret him as a character, so we couldn’t be more excited and we wanted to share that with everybody else.”
Brother Anthony remarks, “Part of the fun of Spider-Man is that this film is basically a war amongst the Avengers and Spidey does not have the baggage that all these other characters have… That gives him a very unique place in the story.”
Joe also comments that, to whet your appetite for the oncoming Avengers: Infinity War, Civil War could have as many as three post-credits scenes…
“We can’t say who is going to be in it, but we can say that there certainly could be one, or two, maybe three. We can confirm that you should stay sat in your seats when the movie is done.”
The brothers chat a bit about Infinity War as well, mentioning new characters and a colossal, culminating ending. Read the full interview over at Forbes.
Want more costumed champions? Empire magazine just released its whopping twelve covers for X-Men: Apocalypse. If there’s beauty in excess, this mosaic is stunning indeed…
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
What’s that? You want still more superheroes? Oookay. How about six clips from Warner Bros’ summer smackdown Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? The good folks at Superhero Feed have stitched them all together in one video so you can rest your fingers and focus your peepers.
Warners has also released a new behind-the-scenes featurette on the film’s score by Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL…
The Chronicles of Prydain
While Disney’s been churning out live-action adaptations of it animated classics, the films most in need of a remake are its misfire, because they can only be improved. And since the studio’s most infamous release, the godawful Black Cauldron (pictured above), was based on a truly great series of children’s fantasy novels, well, you’re damn right I want a better take on author Lloyd Alexander’s The Chronicles of Prydain. The Mouse House just secured the rights and is developing an adaptation. Fingers crossed they do the late Alexander justice this time.
Finally today… Colin Firth and Jude Law adopt American accents and star as book editor Maxwell Perkins and acclaimed author Thomas Wolfe in the biopic Genius, about the struggle to publish Wolfe’s first novel Look Homeward, Angel. Nicole Kidman, Laura Linney, Guy Pearce, and Dominic West co-star in the June 10th release for Tony-winning director Michael Grandage. Here’s the trailer…
Images: Marvel, Disney, Empire, Fox
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