Captain America Images Reveal Villain and Cosmic Cube
Scoop This: 'Captain America,' 'Total Recall' Remake and Peter Yates Passes Away at 82
Ahead of the new teaser trailer (which should be arriving anytime now), a couple of new images from Captain America: The First Avenger have arrived online. The first is via a scan from SFX Magazine (via io9), and it features Hugo Weaving (as the villainous Johann Schmidt) holding the Cosmic Cube. Marvel fans know exactly what the Cosmic Cube is, as it's one of the most powerful tools utilized in the Marvel universe, capable of destroying worlds and opening up new dimensions (we bet it can even serve as a pretty cool alarm clock).
Additionally, Comic Book Movie has revealed what they claim to be concept art of Johann Schmidt's alter-ego, Red Skull. This is who Captain America will battle throughout the film, which is due in theaters on July 29th.
Colin Farrell Confirmed for 'Total Recall' Remake
It was one of the stranger Arnold Schwarzenegger films with one of the coolest stories, and now it looks to be heading for a contemporary remake. For a few months now Colin Farrell had been rumored to be starring in the Schwarzenegger role in the Total Recall remake, and now producer Neil Moritz has confirmed to Collider that, yes, Farrell will indeed star with production beginning May 15th. Len Wiseman (Live Free or Die Hard) will direct, and, surprisingly (especially considering the futuristic elements), it will not be in 3D.
Says Moritz, "We're playing it like a real world, but there's all these technological advancements to the real world, and it's just really, it's cool. It's an awesome movie. I'm dying—as a fan of movies, more than anything, it's a movie that I'm just dying to see." Good idea? Bad idea? What do you fans think of a Total Recall remake?
'Bullitt' Director Peter Yates Passes Away at 82
Finally, sad news today as it's being reported that filmmaker Peter Yates has passed away at the age of 82 following a long illness. Yates is perhaps most widely known for directing the 1968 Steve McQueen hit Bullitt, not to mention his Oscar-nominated turns as director of both Breaking Away and The Dresser. Kids of the '80s might know Yates more as the guy who helmed the cheesy cult hit Krull, not to mention other late-night cable addictions like Suspect, An Innocent Man, The House on Carroll Street and The Deep. He will be missed.
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Erik is a leading movie commentator who has worked for outlets such as AOL Moviefone and Movies.com.