Idris Elba is once more a sexy beast in a new batch of photos from Disney’s live-action The Jungle Book! Also in today’s Movie Morsels, the latest on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the Tomb Raider reboot, and more!
The Jungle Book
Disney has just released a batch of portraits of the voice cast for director Jon Favreau’s adaptation of The Jungle Book posing alongside the character they voice in the film. And as curious as I am about this new take on the Rudyard Kipling classic (by way of the studio’s own animated feature film favorite), these photos have me kind of wishing we could see as well as hear these actors perform their roles. Feast your eyes on some very handsome shots of Giancarlo Esposito (Akela), Ben Kingsley (Bagheera), Idris Elba (Shere Khan), Lupita Nyong’o (Raksha), Scarlett Johansson (Kaa), and Christopher Walken (King Louie).
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
If you’re hungry for info on the mo-cap droid that Alan Tudyk will play in the very first Star Wars spinoff film, Rogue One, Making Star Wars (a usually very reliable source) has dug up some deets. Tudyk’s character, formerly with the Empire and now working with the Rebels, is an eight-foot-tall “Enforcer” droid…
“The droid’s eyes just have two circles that light up. The cranium is really smooth but the mouth area and the underpart of the cranium is very techno with lots of little details that contrast well against the smooth cranium and the under part goes down into a mouth piece (that kind of shapes down into a mouth piece like General Grievous but way less skull-like). The mouth doesn’t move. It is almost like a speaker mouthpiece. When his head turns a certain angle, his cranium shape kind of reminded me of Robocop because he’s a dark color and the shape of the head stands out with the lit eyes and you really can’t get a good look at the mouth and under head parts with the shadow. If Iron Giant was the father and EV-9D9 was the mother, he’d have his father’s eyes.”
Hey, speaking of Star Wars… New fan fave actress Daisy Ridley has confirmed that she is indeed in talks to star as Lara Croft in a Tomb Raider reboot. The Force Awakens star says there have been conversations, that she will have time in her busy Star Wars schedule, and that she is “waiting for someone to say ‘I want you, let’s do it’.” I, for one, am looking forward to hearing Ms. Croft speak with a genuine English accent this time around. [The Hollywood Reporter]
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Only a few days remain until Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice shows its brooding head in theaters across America. Amazon is getting into the promotion game with a new video preview of Warner Bros’ oh-so-serious movie, starring Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, and Gal Gadot…
The Secret Life of Pets
Finally today… Illumination wishes you a very happy Easter with a new video promoting its The Secret Life of Pets. Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, and Kevin Hart make their animated debuts in film, which co-stars Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Jenny Slate, Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Buress, and Albert Brooks.
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