The Bourne Legacy is out this weekend, will it be able to finally take The Dark Knight Rises out of the top spot? With Jeremy Renner coming off the hype from The Avengers, maybe enough people will go for him alone! (I'm certainly tempted) Also, do you think a Bourne movie can really work without Bourne?
Onward to the spoilers!
A few set photos have emerged from the set of The Wolverine, where Australia is standing in for Canada (what?) and Hugh Jackman is certainly looking.. wolfy! Have a look over at Screen Rant.
This week has seen a few tidbits of news about The Hobbit (which I'm still unbearably excited about, three films or not). First off sees the "release" of this trailer, which you'll notice has some new footage - but only if you're looking really really closely. Presumably this is meant to include some of the extra Gandalf-y bits we'll be getting in movie one, to fill the space left by some dwarf-y bits making the move to movie #2?
We've also learned that the much touted and much argued-about 48 fps version of the film will actually be getting a very limited release. This isn't because the studio thinks everyone will hate it (I'm psyched for it to be honest) but actually because most theatres can't even handle the increased framerate! Looks like if you want to see every version of this film in theatres, you're going to be quite busy. Me, I'm heading straight to 3D, 48 fps on opening night. I trust Peter Jackson (don't let me down!)
Now that Christopher Nolan has definitively said "no" to directing Warner Bros' Justice League movie, the name on everyone's lips is another one of the studio's go to directors - Ben Affleck! He's already shown his directing chops on The Town (a suitably gritty film, which can't hurt) but he's also known for playing a major role in his films. Could this mean Affleck will don another super-suit? He's not confirmed to direct, but the internet is certainly abuzz.
The Justice League film is said to include DC characters Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and the Flash - but maybe Affleck could portray an entirely different character.. Aqua Man?
Michael Bay's Ninja Turtles has been pushed back to 2014, but Kevin Eastman told Comic Book Resources just why that was the case:
"I talked to [producer] Scott Mednick yesterday, and he's seen the most recent 50 [script] pages and said it's as good as the last version -- they've really knocked it out of the park. I've seen a chunk of it, and it's going to be a great movie, despite what everybody thinks (...) Essentially they pushed it back for two reasons: One is the director, Jonathan Liebesman, wanted to make sure he could do the effects to the level he wants them at, and the fight scenes to the way they should be. Also, their release date is almost exactly on the 30th [TMNT] anniversary. May 5, 1984 is when the first Turtles comic came out. May 16, 2014, is almost exactly 30 years after. So basically it's an anniversary movie now."
Filming for this year's Christmas Special is underway, so of course there's someone out there snapping photos on set. This latest batch confirms something I had been really hoping was true - the return of Mdme Vastra and her partner in crime Jenny! I loved these characters back at the end of Series 6, so it's awesome to see them come back (the kid in me really hopes this means we'll get a Vastra action figure too).
In other Who news, Christopher Eccleston has actually said something that makes us think he isn't quite so opposed to stepping back into the 9th Doctor's shoes, so to speak. A report from a recent Q&A at the National Theatre says:
"In response to a question about whether he felt he’d taken the character as far as he could he (very tellingly) said he felt that one series isn’t enough to get under the skin of the character and that if he’d had two or three series he’d have developed the role considerably. He said that if you looked at the other Doctors (with the exception of Tom Baker) you can see them working out how to play the character through their first series because it’s such a complex and challenging role. He said several times that there was more for him to do with the character…"
As someone whose Doctor Who fandom started with Nine (he's my Doctor, if you know what I mean) this makes me very very hopeful!
A few details have emerged from Supernatural's new show runner Jeremy Carver. On Castiel's role in the season (we've been promised that he'll be in at least 8 episodes!) You're certainly going to see more of him in terms of understanding what happened in purgatory, and that's as far as we're going, because it's fairly significant what happened in purgatory" Carver also told us a bit about Dean's mindset, post purgatory in comparison to post-hell back in Season 4. "Purgatory has a very different effect—and different types of beings that are down there. Just because he's driven and he's very into hunting, it doesn't mean all is well."