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The Dark Knight Rises: Is The Batwing Back?

We seem to be getting updates on Batman almost everyday now, and having just come back from my holiday yesterday, I have returned, as I guessed I would, to more big updates, including an image of the Nolan-esque Catwoman (Anne Hathaway) on set. However, as sexy as a woman in a leather cat outfit is, I’m pretty sure there has been a lot more uproar on the leak of some new videos and images showing another vehicle from Christopher Nolan’s upcoming Bat-finale, The Dark Knight Rises.

The most recent business online is that this peculiar vehicle may in fact be the Caped Crusader’s method of air transport – The Batwing. For those of you who remember Batman Forever, the Batwing was briefly used in the movie, before being taken down by Two-Face and The Riddler. However, although it had a pretty cool looking Batwing and was a better movie than Batman & Robin, Batman Forever isn’t even a tiny drop of water trailing down the side of the full glass of water that is Batman Begins and The Dark Knight; and other than Forever and the Batwing from Batman (1989), there aren’t really any huge versions of the Batwing to compare against, other than that portrayed in the comics. So perhaps The Dark Knight Rises will be the one to truly show off the amazing technology that Batman really packs…not that it needs to be any more amazing (I mean, a Batmobile…with a built-in motorbike?!) Check out a video of what may be the Batwing, being transported to the Wabash Tunnel in Pittsburgh:

I would say this is exciting stuff, but it would appear that this movie slowly seems to be getting ruined by the day, and with the possibility of some big spoilers having already been revealed, I really hope nothing else too major spills itself on to the internet before this release. However, I’m sure there are still plenty of big secrets under wraps which will remain there, and not to mention, it is The Dark Knight Rises, so how can you not be excited?!

The Dark Knight Rises is expected to hit cinema screens on the 20th July, 2012, so book a day off.

By Manpreet Singh


Laurence Fishburne Will Play Daily Planet Editor In ‘Superman: Man Of Steel’

Although the actual film is scheduled to be released in June 2013, almost all of the roles are already taken for the new reboot of Superman.
Laurence Fishburne is the newest addition as the Daily Planet Editor-in-chief, Perry White.

The new Perry White in the Superman reboot

I’m a little bit confused to the casting, he is a brilliant actor, but I do not think he suits this role at all. I always imagine the Daily Planet Editor-in-chief to be quite a nervous person, and lacking confidence. Laurence can do much stronger roles than this. However he is cast now.

Lets just hope this Superman reboot lives to expectations. Directed by Zack Snyder, Man of Steel is set to hit cinema screens on the 14th June, 2013 in the US, and will star Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, with the character of Jor-El to be played by Russell Crowe.

Source: Digital Spy


New Shots Of Batman, Bane and Batpod From The Dark Knight Rises Set

Some of you may see these images as possible plot spoilers, so be wary.

New photos from the set of the hugely anticipated The Dark Knight Rises have hit the net. A few images have been revealed, featuring an image of Batman (Christian Bale) alongside Bane (Tom Hardy). Check out the image of the two brawling with each other on-set:

Here’s an image of the Batpod for the upcoming Batman finale in Christopher Nolan’s trilogy:

Here is another image, of the caped crusader on-set, in full costume:

Pretty exciting stuff, huh? Here is a small video of an apparent explosion in a prison riot on the set, too:

Here is another recent image, depicting a battle between Batman and Bane. As you can see, there are police officers and prisoners fighting amidst them, so it may be a scene which is part of a huge prison break caused by Bane:

Exciting stuff indeed. Keep an eye out on the latest Batman news. The Dark Knight Rises is set to hit cinema screens on 20th July, 2o12.

By Manpreet Singh

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New Image Of Bane On-Set from ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

A new image of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ villain, Bane has hit the net! The big man, who isn’t too keen on Batman, is being played by Tom Hardy (Inception, Bronson), and new images of him on-set and in his costume in Pittsburgh have been released. Check out the one I thought to be the best glimpse, below:

So, what do you reckon? Intimidating or what? You wouldn’t wanna cross this guy in a dark alley. Tom Hardy, who became especially popular after his portrayal of the character Eames in Christopher Nolan’s 2010 hit Inception, has reportedly gained 30lbs in weight in order to play the venom-filled beast who is apparently set to deal big damage to the Dark Knight in the upcoming third and final Batman installment from Christopher Nolan (who just turned 41 yesterday, if you didn’t know). Shooting is currently taking place in Pittsburgh, with numerous images and videos being caught, including this video of a few Tumblers getting ready for action:

Looks awesome, don’t you think? There appears to be three Tumblers, each with a slight difference to them. Has Bane managed to get his hands on them? Or is Batman just calling on ol’ pal Commissioner Gordon (Gary Oldman) to get behind the wheel again? Or is there a totally different explanation?

Numerous others have been seen on set, too, including Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Blake and Marion Cotillard as Wayne Enterprise Board Member and possible love interest to Bruce Wayne, Miranda Tate. Much more will be heading our way soon, so keep an eye out for constant updates.

The Dark Knight Rises is set to hit cinema screens on 20th July, 2012…less than a year away!

By Manpreet Singh


Chuck Norris & John Travolta for Expendables 2?

The latest news has it that widely renowned actor John Travolta and ass-kickery legend, Chuck Norris are to take part in the upcoming, The Expendables sequel, The Expendables 2. The all-action, original adrenaline-fest had an all-star cast, consisting of: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Mickey Rourke, Steve Austin, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews and even a cameo from Arnold Schwarzenegger. It was confirmed by David Varod, who  is head of the movie studios in Bulgaria where the movie will be shot, who stated  the same characters would be back in the sequel, also mentioning Arnold Schwarzenegger, John Travolta, Chuck Norris, and Bruce Willis. As you can see, a completely muscle-packed cast. Although, kung-fu legend Li had not been mentioned in this list for the sequel.

 

Jean-Claude Van Damme, despite turning down a role in the first installment, will be playing one of the main bad guys in the upcoming sequel, which is said to start shooting in September. Although I haven’t seen the first one yet (completely gutted that I missed it at the cinema), this sequel, though I’m sure it won’t have the best storyline like the original, will be epic. I mean, this cast would be enough to get any action movie junkie excited in all ways humanly possible. And although Jet Li was not mentioned in the lineup for this movie, I really do hope he is in it; his nack for kicking the shit out of people is amazing. It’s just a shame that Liam Neeson won’t be in this…

The Expendables 2 is expected to hit cinema screens on 17th August, 2012.

By Manpreet Singh


New: Two and a Half Men Season Nine Image

A new teaser image for the upcoming ninth season of American hit comedy, Two and a Half Men has been released. Below, shows the two remaining cast members of the original classic trio, Alan Harper (Jon Cryer) & Jake Harper (Angus T. Jones). However, in the middle, replacing the hilarious, yet crazy Charlie Harper (Charlie Sheen) is comedy man, Ashton Kutcher, who will be playing Raymond; a friend of Charlie’s. A fairly big spoiler ahead – Charlie Sheen will be getting killed off, although it’s unsure as to how this will happen, although it may possibly be a car crash. Kutcher apparently buys Charlie’s lovely beach house. Check out this image:

Although it’s supposed to be Jake in the middle, I suppose it’s fair enough having Kutcher in the middle, seeing as he’s the new character. However, I don’t know what to think. It just doesn’t seem right. Of course, Kutcher has a very different style of comedy to Sheen, so I’m assuming a fair bit of the comedy in the sitcom will take a different turn. Whether this will be positively or not, I’m not sure. Although I don’t mind Kutcher as a comedian, I’m not sure whether he’ll be good for the show. He never really stood out as a hugely funny person to me, particularly in comparison to other funny men, including Charlie Sheen, who I think is hilarious, idiotic life-decisions aside (his problem, not mine). I just don’t think Kutcher will live up to the same comical standard as Sheen.

I guess we’ll just have to wait and find out. The 9th season of Two and a Half Men begins on the 19th September in the US.

By Manpreet Singh


Joan Allen Is Back For Bourne

Joan Allen, who played the role of Pamela Landy in The Bourne Supremacy & The Bourne Ultimatum, will be reprising her role in this Bourne spin-off. Rachel Weisz (The Mummy, The Lovely Bones) has been a recent addition to the cast, and there was speculation that she may be taking over the role of the CIA Chief Officer who aided in trying to capture Bourne, but of course, such speculation can now be put to rest.

Also to reprise their role from the previous movies, is Albert Finney who played Dr Albert Hirsch in The Bourne Ultimatum, though his role was a small one. However, seeing as the upcoming Bourne is a based around a different story, he may have a larger role in the story as a whole.

It’s currently unknown as to what role Weisz will be playing. However, Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker) will be playing the role of a new spy, with a similar background to Jason Bourne (or David Webb, whatever). Bourne Legacy, as in the book, will focus around another agent, Renner, who also has an affected memory along with the convenient ability to kick the crap out of anyone he encounters. This agent however, has stemmed from a programme which is even more dangerous than that which Jason Bourne came from, TreadstoneEdward Norton is also set to star in the movie, taking the role as the lead villain, along with Oscar Isaac (Body of Lies, Robin Hood (2010)) who will be playing another brainwashed killer, known only by the code name, Number 3. Director for the previous 3 Bourne movies, Paul Greengrass will not be directing the fourth in the franchise, and as a result, Matt Damon will not be returning to the franchise.

I know Legacy is based on a book, but do they really need to carry the Bourne movie franchise on? Especially without Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass? I mean, the first three movies were brilliant, and are among some of my all-time favourite movies. And even though some of the original cast are returning, it just won’t feel the same without Damon and the directing touch of Greengrass. It may’ve been good as a book, but the storyline sounds very similar to the original Bourne movies; and being what it is, an adaptation of a book, it could very easily fall victim to the book-to-movie failings, especially due to the fact that it’s carrying on without the character of Bourne. But I guess we’ll have to wait and see. In the meantime, check out a post by Daniel Hart which discusses sequels that run their course, particularly the Bourne franchise, which is in the suggested links.

Being directed by Tony Gilroy, who has input into the previous Bourne movies, The Bourne Legacy is set to start filming in September, and will be hitting cinemas in the UK on the 17th August, 2o12.

By Manpreet Singh