In the seemingly never-ending world of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire casting and specifically, the Johanna Mason character in this case, Jena Malone and Zoe Aggeliki have been trading places as the front-runner for the role for the past week and a half. Both have auditioned for the role, and now it appears, at least via THR, that Malone has been offered the part. The site says that the Sucker Punch actress is now negotiating the business side of show biz before the production officially announces that she's on board. [THR]
Ten new images from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey arrived online today. Take a look at a few of them below and the full set here. The images are from Entertainment Weekly's upcoming issue which features Martin Campbell and Ian McKellan on the cover.
Last year, Marvel Studios announced that they would be releasing two movies in 2013 and 2014. Iron Man 3 and Thor 2 are the 2013 movies, while Captain America 2 was one of the 2014 movies. The other film, slated for May 16, has been debated for quite some time. Fans have been throwing out superheroes ranging from Ant-Man, The Black Panther and a new Hulk stand-alone film. Last week Latino-Review scooped that Marvel's mysterious second film would be Guardians of the Galaxy, though an official announcement wasn't due until Marvel's Saturday panel at Comic-Con.
Today Marvel bumped back that May 16 release date to August 1, lending credence to the mystery film indeed being Guardians, which would have been a tougher sell going up against Amazing Spider-Man 2, Michael Bay's Ninja Tutrles and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, among other early summer heavy hitters. Bumping the second movie to August gives it more room to breathe and increases its chances for success… not that a Marvel movie is going to have trouble putting butts in seats. We'll have to wait to hear it from Kevin Feige's mouth on whether Guardians is indeed the mystery movie at Comic-Con.
Since we're on a Marvel kick, check out concept art for Iron Man 3, which will be seen at Comic-Con next week.
Item 47, a short film appearing on the DVD/BluRay release of The Avengers, stars Lizzy Caplan as an opportunistic criminal. The short co-stars Jesse Bradford from Flags of Our Fathers. The pair play a couple in New York City who find a cast-off alien weapon left behind during the Chitauri invasion of the city. Some bad decisions are made with the item and S.H.I.E.L.D. moves in to contain the problem. Marvel Studios co-president Louis D'Esposito directed the short film. [Slash Film]
Today brings a first look at Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi from Guillermo Del Toro's Pacific Rim. The film will be featured as part of Warner Bros. lengthy Hall H panel at Comic-Con on July 14.
Dan Aykroyd is determined to bring us Ghostbusters 3. A new writing staff has been brought in to punch up the script.
The Dark Knight Rises official running time was confirmed today. The film will run two hours and 45 minutes. Additionally, since Christopher Nolan decided to shoot the film with over an hour of IMAX footage, that means the film prints will weigh up to 600 pounds. [Movies.com]
The first trailer for Nitro Circus: The Movie 3D has landed online. The MTV reality stunt series featuring X-Games competitor Travis Pastrana uses the same format as the Jackass movies as Pastrana and his thrill-seeking crew of "professional" stunt performers execute various death-defying stunts. The film crashes into theaters August 8.
Two easter eggs from Pixar's Brave have been revealed. Check them out below. The first one is the Planet Pizza truck as a wooden carving, the second features a carving of Sully from Monsters Inc. on a slab of wood.
The Magic Mike Facebook page has revealed a new July 4 themed poster, with the quote, "A hot bare-chested blast." Sounds painful.
Finally, with Independence Day tomorrow, check out Medieval Captain America. You can check out the full slate of Medieval Avengers here.