It’s starting to get pretty cold out there, but the first Movie Morsels of the week has a few items that should warm your heart, including some exciting casting news for Thor: Ragnarok and the latest TV spot for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Plus, word on Ridley Scott‘s possible next project, the trailer for Matthew McConaughey‘s latest, and more!
Clever ET pulled that old trick of pretending an actor has already been cast in a role to get confirmation about it from a co-star. In this case, the outlet asked Mark Ruffalo at this weekend’s BAFTA Tea Party, “Your Thor 3 co-star, Cate Blanchett, is here tonight, are you happy about that?” To which the actor replied…
“I’m so thrilled. I saw her at the Governors’ banquet here and heard that maybe she was circling, they were talking to her about the part, so I ran up to her and I was like, ‘Please, please, please make this work!’ She’s just one of the best, and to have her play a baddie is going to be really exciting.”
So while we don’t have final word from Disney that Blanchett has been cast, we know for certain that if cast she will play one of the film’s villains. The question, however, is which villain. I’d personally love to see the stunning Aussie cast as the Enchantress. But she’d make for an equally memorable Hela. Aw, let’s face it, Blanchett could wind up playing Beta Ray Bill and she’d still kick ass!
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
While it basically offers the same footage seen in the film’s latest trailer, there’s a new TV spot for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, featuring the titular titans (played by Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck) first meeting, under the auspices of one Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg).
As seventy-eight years old, Ridley Scott doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon. Between last year’s acclaimed The Martian and his upcoming Alien: Covenant, Ridley Scott has also found time to begin discussing the long-in-development film adaptation of Patrick McGoohan’s classic 1960s TV series The Prisoner, about a government agent trapped in a deceptively lovely resort. A second Prisoner series was launched several years back by AMC, but garnered a lackluster response from audiences and critics.
Free State of Jones
Matthew McConaughey’s latest, Free State of Jones, is based on the true story of Newton Knight, a Confederate soldier in the Civil War who turns Union-sympathizing outlaw. Gary Ross directs the May 13 release, the first trailer for which has just arrived online…
The Other Side of the Door
Sarah Wayne Callies’ just can’t away from the thriller genre. After starring in Prison Break, The Walking Dead, Into the Storm, and USA’s new Colony, the actress appears in the supernatural nail-biter The Other Side of the Door, co-starring Jeremy Sisto and directed by Johannes Roberts. Due out on March 11, its first trailer has just landed…
Finally today, a new website for the acclaimed western The Revenant has been activated. An interactive VR-simulated experience, it allows you to experience Leonardo DiCaprio’s two-hundred mile trek in the film as the haunted Hugh Glass. Check it out here.
Images: Disney, Sony, ITV
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