Neill Blomkamp wants his Alien film to make all franchise fans happy — yes, even you, Alien 3 fans. Mark Ruffalo is looking to make fans happy too, by debuting the Hulk’s character poster from Avengers: Age of Utron. While Margot Robbie will have you positively elated if you’re keen on seeing her play Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad. Plus, meet Dave Bautista’s Spectre baddie and more in today’s Movie Morsels!
After much speculation that Neill Blomkamp’s Sigourney Weaver-starring fifth movie in the Alien film franchise (discounting Ridley Scott’s prequel Prometheus) would ignore the much-maligned Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection, Blomkamp has come forward to set the record straight. The director tells AlloCine that he won’t be rewriting Alien film history…
“I’m not trying to undo Alien 3 or Alien Resurrection,” says Blomkamp. “My favorites are the first two movies. I want to make a film that’s connected to Alien and Aliens. That’s my goal.”
Blomkamp’s next film Chappie — also starring Weaver — debuts on March 6th.
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Hot on the heels of the first character poster from Avengers: Age of Ultron, featuring Iron Man, Mark Ruffalo unveils the Hulk’s poster via Twitter…
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) February 26, 2015
Who will be next? Place your bets now! Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron opens on May 1st.
Hope you like the idea of Margot Robbie playing Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad, because you’re probably going to be seeing a lot more of her in the role. In a new interview with the Arizona Republic promoting Focus (in theaters today), Robbie implies that she signed a multi-picture deal to play the DC supervillain…
“[It’s] daunting,” said the actress. “You don’t need to have commitment issues to be frightened by the fact that you might have just signed 10 years of your life away. But with [Harley], it’s a character I don’t think would ever get boring. Ever. So if they did Suicide Squad One, Two, Three… I would be over the moon about it.”
Director David Ayer’s Suicide Squad arrives on August 5th, 2016.
In addition to yesterday’s video blog from the set of the twenty-fourth James Bond film, Sony has seen fit to release two new images from Spectre, featuring Blue is the Warmest Color‘s Léa Seydoux (as Madeleine Swann) and Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Dave Bautista (as henchman Mr. Hinx). Here’s what Bautista had to tell Empire about his character, in which he compares him to his best known role, Drax the Destroyer:
“When I came over to meet Sam [Mendes], I only asked two questions. I asked him if Mr. Hinx was a badass. He said, ‘Yes, he’s a badass.’ I said, ‘Well, is Mr. Hinx intelligent?’ He said, ‘Very.’ That’s what I like about Mr. Hinx. He’s very well-dressed and very well-mannered. I’m not just here to fight people. He has a sense of humour. He definitely knows what a metaphor is.”
Seydoux remarks, “I don’t consider myself a Bond girl. I think I’m not really the stereotyped Bond girl. I feel quite different. You can’t be like, ‘Oh, James.’ You have to find something else. She’s not a fighter, she’s a doctor. She fights in another way.”
Director Sam Mendes’ return to the world of 007 opens on November 6th.
The Deep Blue Good-by
Nerdist Movie Award Winner Rosamund Pike is in talks to co-star with Christian Bale, when he portrays John D. McDonald’s detective Travis McGee in The Deep Blue Good-by — an adaptation of the first McGee novel — for Wolverine helmer James Mangold. Pike will next appear alongside Pacific Rim‘s Charlie Hunnam in the survival thriller The Mountain Between Us, directed by Hany Abu-Assad.
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