Star Trek 2
Those fans of the original series might be wondering whether or not Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner will make an appearance in the next Star Trek movie. Nimoy, of course, reprised his role as Spock for the J.J. Abrams Trek reboot, but what does Abrams think about both men being included in the next go-round?
Well, during a press day for the upcoming Star Trek DVD (due out November 17). Abrams said that he's already started to talk to Shatner (who was left out of the previous film for various reasons) about playing a role in the new Trek movie. And he'd also love to work with Nimoy again, though it's still a bit too early story-wise to say whether or not either character will be needed (or wanted). Says Abrams, "I would love to figure out something, given the challenge of introducing these new characters and given the burden of having to cast these people. I feel like the first movie did some of the heavy lifting that needed to be done, in order to free us to continue, going forward. Maybe there's less of a burden and there's going to be more opportunity to work with him again. I would love to work with him." [via Cinematical]
Iron Man 2
Leave it up to the international folks to finally give us a nice, meaty Iron Man 2 set visit video rather than the many sparkling, in-your-face Entertainment Tonight videos. France's Canal Plus was on the set of Tony Stark's workshop, where they interviewed Jon Favreau and Robert Downey Jr., and had a chance to check out some very cool behind-the-scenes nuggets like the giant particle machine Stark is assembling in his workshop. We also get a few quick shots of Scarlett Johansson in full-on Black Widow fury (if you're quick, you'll notice something interesting on her arm).
Iron Man 2 hits theaters on May 7, 2010. Check out the video below (note: the beginning is in French, but then it turns to all English).
And speaking of Iron Man, that film's director, Jon Favreau, has been circling the director's chair for the much-hyped Avengers movie for some time now. The Avengers, for those who don't know, will be the superhero movie to end all superhero movies because it will team up Iron Man with other heroes like Thor, The Incredible Hulk and Captain America for an epic battle of good vs. evil.
Well, the movie (due in theaters on May 4, 2012) still doesn't have a director … and unfortunately Favreau recently confirmed to MTV that he will not be that director. He says, "They'll have to [find a different director], because I'm not going to be available. It's something I'm being the executive producer on, so I'll definitely have input and a say." With Favreau out of the picture, it should be interesting to see who Marvel brings in to helm this movie. Will they opt to go with either Kenneth Branagh (Thor) or Joe Johnston (Captain America), or will they choose an entirely different (and unexpected) filmmaker? Who would you want behind the camera for a movie like that?