Believe it or not, some movie news broke this weekend that had absolutely nothing at all to do with Star Wars. Like what, you ask? Well, like the first official posters for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the latest cast announcements for X-Men: Apocalypse and Independence Day 2, and some amazing new trailers for the Salma Hayek-starring fantasy film Tale of Tales and the Paul Newman documentary Winning. Read on, and may the Force be with you.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Director Zack Snyder has tweeted the first official posters for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and they look, er, interesting, offering one poster for each character and taking their cue from contemporary street art…
Batman v Superman — starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, and Holly Hunter — arrives March 25, 2016.
It’s official. Returning with Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Rose Byrne, Evan Peters, and Nicholas Hoult in director Bryan Singer’s next X-Men film, X-Men: Apocalypse, will be Lucas Till. How old will his Havok be in 1985, compared to his brother Scott Summers, who be played for the first time by Tye Sheridan? And can Till pull off a version of the character more than thirty years older than the one he played in X-Men: First Class? He’s sure gonna give it the old Xavier School try… X-Men: Apocalypse — co-starring Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Kodi Smit-McPhee as Nightcrawler, Alexandra Shipp as Storm, Olivia Munn as Psylocke, Lana Condor as Jubilee, Ben Hardy as Angel, and Oscar Isaac as Apocalypse himself — debuts on May 27, 2016.
Independence Day 2
Joining the list of Independence Day cast members returning for Independence Day 2 who are not Will Smith are Bill Pullman and Judd Hirsch. The two will reteam with Jeff Goldblum, Brent Spiner, and director Roland Emmerich. New stars Liam Hemsworth and Jessie Usher round off the announced cast. Independence Day 2 lands on June 24, 2016, exactly twenty years after the first blockbuster film.
Tale of Tales
Wanna watch Salma Hayek eat the bloody heart of a downed dragon? Yeah, I know, it’s the same question you ask yourself every Monday morning. But now your dream becomes reality in the following trailer for Tale of Tales, a fairy tale anthology film in which Hayek stars in one of three segments, directed by Matteo Garrone. Co-starring Vincent Cassel, John C. Reilly, and Toby Jones, the film debuts at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman
Paul Newman is awesome. Auto racing is awesome too. So it stands to reason that a documentary about the late actor’s affinity for speed would be awesome, right? Judging by the trailer for directors Adam Carolla (yes, that Adam Carolla) and Nate Adams’ Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman (due out on May 22nd), it sure looks so! Newman reportedly enjoyed the sport far more than he did his craft, and he demonstrated that love in his last film role, in Pixar’s Cars. Here’s the trailer for the new documentary.
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