Sunday, August 8, 2010

FIRST PIC OF HELEN MIRREN AS PROSPERA IN "THE TEMPEST". CHRISTOPH WALTZ MIGHT BE THE LIZARD IN "SPIDERMAN". LIST OF NEW MARVEL FILMS

OK, people, since spies can't rest even on Sundays, here's your dose of the freshest film news for today: I've been trying to find the first pic from this film for a long time, but now here it is: Helen Mirren as the sorceress Prospera in Julie Taymor's adaptation of Shakespeare's play "The Tempest". Released by Disney this December, "The Tempest" will deal with Prospera's journey from vengeance to forgiveness as she reigns over a magical island, cares for her young daughter, Miranda, and unleashes her powers against shipwrecked enemies in this exciting, masterly mix of romance, tragicomedy and the supernatural. Ben Wishaw will play the airy spirit Ariel, Russel Brand is jester Trinculo, Djimon Hounsou is the deformed slave Caliban, Alfred Molina is the drunken butler Stephano ...

Even though most of the world has totally lost interest in "Spider-Man" reboot after they gave the lead role to Andrew Garfield (don't ask me who he is, I don't know), and after they lost Michael Fassbender who decided to be Magneto in "X-Men: First Class" instead of being a villain in Spider-Man, it seems the studio is still going on with the casting. According to new rumors, Sony wants Christoph Waltz as the bad guy, and the bad guy might be The Lizard.


After "Thor" and "Captain America" premier in 2011, and "The Avengers" in 2012 with "Runaways" (teen super heroes) also coming out in 2011, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige has revealed to MTV that after 2013 we shall see new super hero movies from Marvel which might include some of the following comics Iron Fist, Black Panther, S.H.I.E.L.D., Doctor Strange and Guardians of the Galaxy.

25 comments:

  1. I would love to see Guardians of Galaxy movie. It's one of my favorite Marvel comics these last few years. One of my favorite comics in general, not just from Marvel.
    Unfortunately, there's not much hope of that happening. Maybe I'll see it as a animated straight-to-DVD movie. (Although I'm not expecting even that.)

    I would trade Spiderman 4, Thor, Avengers, Iron Man 3, X-Men First Class, and any other "planed" Marvel film, collectively, for a chance to see Guardians of the Galaxy.

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  2. Helen Mirren is so cool Thanks for posting this, DEZ.

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  3. Oooo that picture of Helen Mirren is SWEET!

    I see you have Rupert Penry Jones on your poll this month... I JUST watched Persuasion (AGAIN) this weekend. He's a TOTAL cutie.

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  4. Christoph Waltz as The Lizard. Sweet..!!

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  5. Let's hear it for all the upcoming films! And Helen Mirren will be great in the role.

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  6. Picture looks great....
    Thanks for the info on this interesting project!

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  7. DEZMOND - I love Helen Mirren. Can't wait to hear more about that movie.

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  8. In waht time period is Tempest set? Not as impressed with her costume from that pic...But I love Helen Mirren!

    And I'm sort of over Spiderman, but I'll see Christopher Waltz in almost anything after his role in Inglourious.

    Michele
    SouthernCityMysteries

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  9. @Bels
    I agree those GUARDIANS OF GALAXY seem real cool, and I especially like the galaxy part of it.

    @RAFrenzy
    be welcome :)

    @Kristin
    yep, Rupert is totally amazing and even though I thought he would be sort of an underdog in the poll, I really like how his fans are voting for him.

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  10. @Jaccsy
    I knew you were into lizards, Jacssy :))

    @Alex
    I'm sure she will!

    @Andrew
    be welcome, glad to see you here :) Got back from the honeymoon? :))

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  11. @Shells
    I love her too, one of the greatest living actresses!

    @Michele
    no one is really sure about the sources or the settings of the play, since none of the things from the story have happened in history, but the play is so metaphorical and suggestive that it can be set in pretty much any time, even the modern ages. It can even be read as political satire. I believe that the film itself will be a mix of everything, and it will have a mishmash of sets and costumes. Taymor's previous movies were often crazy in that way as well, like the inglorious TITUS with Anthony Hopkins and Jessica Langue.

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  12. Ooooh! The Tempest looks like it is going to be amazing.

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  13. oh man! The Tempest sounds like it's going to be absolutely awesome! Helen Mirren is absolutely superb! (not to mention Djimon Hounsou to boot!)
    man alive! there are oodles of superhero movies coming out!

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  14. Right, I guess I meant more when are the directors setting THIS version of 'The Tempest.' You know how Shakespeare has been done in everything from prehistoric to futuristic times? Well, maybe not quite so widespread...

    Interesting. Looks like someone else has taken my nickname. :( No more Chels? Guess I lost it for not coming around here enough!

    Michele
    SouthernCityMysteries

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  15. Love Helen Mirren, and the Tempest sounds awesome. Shakespeare was so urban fantasy for his day :)

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  16. Anything but that guy as The Lizard. Movies are such a dead industry. The other stuff mentioned in this article only industry marketing trolls like these care about, which means NO ONE.

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  17. @Vics
    glad I got you excited :)

    @Michele
    I would expect the unexpected from this version of THE TEMPEST.
    You are with CH, she is with SH. And it's true that I haven't seen you at my place for greater part of the summer :(((

    @Lorel
    hey, Lorel, nice to see you alive again :))

    @TheWayItIsSaid
    oh, well, I guess that's why I have more than 100,000 readers because NO ONE reads these things ....

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  18. Helen Mirren is a classy actress & I'm sure this will do well & maybe inspire some teens to love Shakespeare! I see some great casting in it, especially Alfred Molina -- I loved him in Boogie Nights & Chocolat!

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  19. Alas, Lisa, I'm not sure if many kids will see this movie, since Disney has decided to give THE TEMPEST just a limited release, so it won't be around in cinemas much.

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  20. Hail to the Dame! I love that woman, she's classy and cool at the same time. I'm glad to hear The Tempest hasn't gone kaputz, there were rumors that it was in limbo because of Miramax's problems.

    I'm not crazy about Christoph joining yet another comic-book adaptation after Green Hornett.

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  21. I thought Julie Taymor's Titus was an ingenious film adaptation of Shakespeare. Hopefully she will do equally well with The Tempest.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  22. well, there still might be some problems for THE TEMPEST since it will get only a limited release in December.

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  23. Yeah, Julie Taymor just runs with Shakespeare in the most intriguing of ways.

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  24. I must admit I truly didn't like what she did with TITUS, but I hope THE TEMPEST will be a much better film.

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