Archive for September, 2008

Caine Confirms Batman 3 Villains!

Posted in Comic Books, Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 8, 2008 by entertainmentmagic

Alfred actor Michael Caine has confirmed with the studio that Johnny Depp will be the Riddler, and Philip Seymour Hoffman will play The Penguin…

This from MTV…

It’s one of the biggest — and most hotly debated — questions in fandom…which actors (and characters) will director Christopher Nolan enlist as a villain for his third “Batman” film? Rumors have abounded since the release of “The Dark Knight,” and Nolan has remained fiercely tight-lipped. But now, has one of his main players let slip some of the biggest casting news of the decade?

In an interview with MTV News, Michael Caine seemed to confirm rumors that the next installment of the “Batman” film franchise will feature two very well-known names playing the roles of The Riddler and the Bumbershoot Bandit, The Penguin. “They’ve already got them in mind,” said Caine, when asked who he’d like to see take up arms against the Caped Crusader. “It’s Johnny Depp as The Riddler. And The Penguin is Philip Seymour Hoffman. I read it in the paper.”

So Caine is like the rest of us, reading gossip in the tabloids, right? Except for one thing…according to the actor, he confirmed the news through the studio itself.

“When Christopher [Nolan] said we were going to do ‘The Dark Knight’ next, I didn’t what that meant in Batman terms,” related Caine, who plays Bruce Wayne’s loyal butler, Alfred Pennyworth. “I said, ‘What’s the story?’ and he said The Joker. I said, ‘Oh, s–t! How are you going to top Jack [Nicholson]?’ He said, ‘Well, I’ve cast Heath Ledger. And I went ‘Ha! I couldn’t top Jack, but if anyone could, maybe Heath could.’ And he did.

“I was with [a Warner Bros.] executive and I said, ‘Are we going to make another one?’ They said yeah. I said, ‘How the hell are we going to top Heath? And he says ‘I’ll tell you how you top Heath — Johnny Depp as The Riddler and Philip Seymour Hoffman as The Penguin.’ I said, ‘S–t, they’ve done it again!’” [Laughs]

While rumors of Depp and Hoffman have been hot topics around the upcoming film for quite some time, this is the first instance of one of the film’s stars speaking about the news, as well as Caine citing an albeit unnamed WB executive.

Meanwhile, when asked if he’s spoken to Nolan about the news or the next installment’s script, Caine made mention of Nolan’s vacation, and hinted that, “No. He’s gone. He’ll come back with a script sometime.”

Will Smith As Captain America?

Posted in Comic Books, Movies with tags , , , , , , , on September 8, 2008 by entertainmentmagic

Could Will Smith be the next Captain America? According to actor Derek Luke, Smith has already been offered the role. The folks over at MTV give us this:

“I heard they offered Will Smith ‘Captain America,’” said Luke, adding that the intriguing casting rumor “just shows you how times have changed.” While this word through the Hollywood grapevine is nothing more than a rumor at this point, it should be noted that Marvel hasn’t shied away from changing up the race – and gender – of established characters in recent years. Upon kicking off his celebrated take on “The Ultimates” (Marvel’s re-imagining of their classic superteam The Avengers), Mark Millar changed S.H.I.E.L.D. head honcho Nick Fury from a crew-cut, cigar-chomping, middle-aged white man to, well… Sam Jackson.

Raimi And Maguire Locked Down For Two More Web Slingers

Posted in Comic Books, Movies with tags , , , , , , , on September 8, 2008 by entertainmentmagic

Well it looks like the team is shaping up for another run at Spider-man. We get the scoop from DeadlineHollywood via IESB:

News hit today that Spider-man veterans Tobey Maguire and Sam Raimi have been locked in by Sony to return for back to back productions of Spidey 4 & 5.

…I’m told that both star Tobey Maguire and director Sam Raimi will be returning to make Zodiac screenwriter Jamie Vanderbilt’s script of Spider-Man 4. Sources tell me that Sony has recently locked in both veterans of Spider-Man 1 through 3…

…There’s no deal yet for Kirsten Dunst but Mary Jane Watson will be featured. I’m told Sony “would never recast her” despite her rehab problems…

Dragonball Screenshots Reveal James Marster’s as Piccolo

Posted in Movies, T.V. with tags , , , on September 7, 2008 by entertainmentmagic

New pics from the first Dragonball trailer have hit the web, two of which show a bald James Marsters as Lord Piccolo.

Depp Says Riddler would be a “Fun Gig”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 7, 2008 by entertainmentmagic

Commenting on the rumors that he is being cast as “The Riddler” for the next Batman movie, actor Johnny Depp responds enthusiastically.
Johnny Depp says playing The Riddler in a new Batman movie would be a “fun gig”. The ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ star admits starring alongside Christian Bale in the third movie in Christopher Nolan’s film franchise is an exciting prospect.

When asked about the rumours, Johnny replied: “I heard about that. It seems like it’d be a fun gig for a while, yeah.” The Riddler is a manic super-villain who baffles Batman with his cryptic criminal clues.

If Johnny took the role, he would be solving Christopher’s problem of how to replace Heath Ledger’s The Joker following the actor’s death from an accidental prescription drugs overdose in January. It would not be the first time Johnny has stepped into one of Heath’s roles.

Following the 28-year-old’s death, Johnny teamed up with Jude Law and Colin Farrell to replace Heath in ‘The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus’.

The movie sees Heath’s character Tony transported into three separate dimensions, which he accesses via a paranormal mirror belonging to a travelling theatre troupe. Johnny, Jude and Colin will each portray Tony in different realms of the fantasy epic.

Nolan is expected to start work on his third Batman movie next year.

The Dark Knight — which stars the likes of Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman and Morgan Freeman — has become only the second film in Hollywood history to cross the $500 million mark at the U.S. box office.

The flick has taken just six weeks to reach the half-billion figure – half the time it took Titanic, which remains the only film to have made more at the U.S. domestic box office.

After Sunday’s (Aug 31) estimates, The Dark Knight has now made a total of $502.4 million.

sorry to everyone

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on September 7, 2008 by entertainmentmagic

sorry that we havent posted anything for a month but im back and il keep on posting