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The Dark Knight Rises Trailer OFFICIAL
Various dodgy copies have been floating around the interwebs for the last few days, but here’s an official, sanctioned, clean copy of The Dark Knight Rises’ teaser trailer, in all its Batman-y goodness.And what does it give away? Well, not a vast amount. After a few bits of old footage and a reminder of Liam Neeson’s advice to the would-be caped avenger way back in Batman Begins, we get just a few tidbits of new stuff. We have reason to believe that Gary Oldman’s Commissioner Gordon suffers some sort of debilitation, whether due to illness or injury (surely he’s too busy fighting crime to get sick?), and has a little chat with Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale).
Oooh, shivers. There’s a glimpse of Bane’s masked face, and a more-than-a-little Inception-y falling-buildings scene, outlining the Bat symbol (think publicity campaign rather than actual footage), and that’s your lot. Well you weren’t expecting Nolan to give away much this far out, were you?
The Pirates! Wallace & Gromit style
Avast landlubbers! Heave ho, etc! There’s a new trailer for Aardman’s latest stop-motion adventure, The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists, and a poster to boot… and it looks several shades of awesome. There’s ham-loving buccaneers, a brash seadog played by Ari Gold, a dodo that thinks it’s a parrot, a chimpanzee that thinks it’s a person, and a pirate ship built out of bits of two other ships bolted together. There’s actor-turned-national-hero Hugh Grant as the slightly hapless Pirate Captain, Martin Freeman as his smarter, Gromit-like sidekick, a pirate-loathing Queen Victoria (Imelda Staunton) and a seriously loopy quest for the prestigious ‘Pirate Of The Year’ award on Blood Island.The Pirates! is out on March 30, 2012
Tom Hardy to play Al Capone
Though he’s currently busy causing trouble for Christian Bale’s Batman as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, Tom Hardy is also thinking about future jobs. And one possibility has just arrived on the news radar, with word from Vulture that he’s apparently attached himself to Cicero, a story about the rise of Al Capone that has Harry Potter veteran director David Yates extremely interested.Details on Cicero were first announced back when Warner Bros. other mobster-focused drama, The Gangster Squad, was first beginning to come together. The script has been adapted by Wild Bunch (yes, the Peckinpah one) writer Walon Green from his own unused TV pilot. The basic plot finds a young Capone making his way up the criminal hierarchy.Warners is apparently considering this one as possibly launching a trilogy, one that follows Capone through his rise, along his reign and, ultimately to his downfall. Of course, everything is still at an early stage and neither Yates nor Hardy is locked in place yet. Hardy, you might recall, also has another job waiting for him – he’s set to play Mad Max in Fury Road for George Miller, with the director hoping to get started early next year.
Rhys Ifans to join Bond 23 ?
The cast of the next James Bond movie continues to build up, and it remains really quite impressive. We already knew that Daniel Craig and Judi Dench were returning for the movie, and that Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris and Ralph Fiennes had also signed up. And the director has been locked for some time, too, in the form of American Beauty helmer, Sam Mendes.The latest addition, though, as revealed in The Telegraph, is Rhys Ifans.We’re already going to see Ifans in a big blockbuster next year, courtesy of his major role in The Amazing Spider-Man. But now, it looks like he’ll turn up in the new Bond movie, due towards the end of 2012, as well.His exact role hasn’t been confirmed, but we’ll bring you more details as we get them.
The Amazing Spider-Man First Trailer
So after last week’scostume pics arrived online, we’ve been spoilt by another dose of The Amazing Spider-Man goodness.Swinging into a theater near you July 3 2012, Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man now has a trailer. Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Denis Leary and more, this is your first official, moving look at the highly anticipated 3D superhero reboot.There’s the now almost obligatory Inception-like “BRAAAHM” noises here and there, rapid fades to black, and a good couple of shots of the lovely Emma Stone and the slightly-less-lovely Rhys Ifans as Dr. Curt Connors (but not, alas, as The Lizard).It all seems pretty encouraging stuff until the ending – a first person sequence where we see the world from Garfield’s Spidey’s perspective, leaping from building to building before jumping onto a big shiny skyscraper. It’s a nice idea, and maybe it’ll work better on the big screen, but by us it feels a touch too much like a Mirror’s Edge-style game cutscene than Raimi’s take-your-breath-away Tarzan swoops through the big city.
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