New film clips from The Bourne Legacy, casting for The Wolverine, a behind the scenes video for The Hobbit and box office/sequel news for The Dark Knight Rises.
The Bourne Legacy
The Bourne Legacy has a couple new film clips up, and while the action clips were cool and very MacGuyver, I prefer those that deal with the story. It’s cool to see the mental side of the equation, especially with the caliber of actor in The Bourne Legacy. Edward Norton and Jeremy Renner on screen together? Hell yeah that’s good stuff.
Well, it seems it really was just a rumor that Jessica Biel would be joining The Wolverine in the role of Viper, a bad guy (or girl, whatevs) that Wolverine both bangs and punches…
Anyways, negotiations with Biel have fallen through, or were never true, so the filmmakers have moved on to Svetlana Khodchenkova, who was in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. She’s not terribly well known, but she has an accent and will likely look good in a revealing outfit and be more believable in the role. Honestely, outside of Biel playing herself, I think most actresses would be more believable.
Actually, they’d probably be more believable playing her too…
The Hobbit has a new production video that shows some more of the making of the films, as well as Peter Jackson going to Comic Con. It was nice to see them finishing principle photography, and seeing Andy Serkis’s work as second unit director. I’m never quite sure what that means, but I assume it means he gets lots of B-roll footage or something. Regardless, the video is quite epic (14 minutes or so) and gives a lot of cool behind the scenes insights into what is sure to be one of the year’s biggest commercial hits and fanboy disappointments.
The Dark Knight Rises
First, The Dark Knight Rises was freaking awesome. I really enjoyed it and while it wasn’t quite as good as The Dark Knight it was still quite good. I’m happy with it.
Now that THAT is out of the way, the film made a fair bit of money, though not on par with The Avengers. The Dark Knight Rises brought in $160.9 million dollars. That’s more than I have. Like, $30 or $40 more. So good for them. Some morons were predicting it would make closer to $200 mil, but it wasn’t in 3D, so there wasn’t the same ticket prices. But it did well.
But what about a sequel? Well, it’s a long shot. And I mean a REALLY LONG shot, but Anne Hathaway was doing some press and she expressed interest in making a spinoff Catwoman film. She tempers her statement by saying that she’d only do it with the right people, which is essentially her way of saying that she’d only make it with Christopher Nolan or an equally awesome director. I don’t see it happening, but it would be kinda interesting to see her play the part again with more screen time. She did a better job than I was anticipating.