After director Zack Snyder gave us a look at Jason Momoa as Aquaman in the forthcoming DC Comics blockbuster Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, it's time for a glimpse at another familiar comic book character, but this time on the villain's side. We've known for awhile that Jesse Eisenberg will be playing Superman's arch nemesis Lex Luthor in the film (he may even reprise the role in Suicide Squad), but we've been waiting to see if he would be bald from the beginning or eventually lose his hair. Well, now we have confirmation with a first look photo, or rather portrait, of Eisenberg completely bald. Look below!
Later this year we'll get another sci-fi flick from director Ridley Scott, and we're hoping it's better than Prometheus. This time there's not the pressure of fitting into the Alien universe and living up to the hype as The Martian is based on the book of the same name by Andy Weir. Shooting is underway with the film slated for release this fall, and Weir himself seems to be involved on the set, or at least visiting the production as he's just posted a playful photo with Matt Damon. And if you look in the background, you can see a practical Mars rover on the set as well. It's hardly an official look at the film, but it's cool to see.
One of the more buzzed about titles from the 2015 Sundance Film Festival earlier this year was The Diary of a Teenage Girl, a provocative coming-of-age tale following a young girl exploring her sexuality in the groovy 1970s. After seeing the film, my review called the film "a wonderful portrait of a teenager girl exploring her body, trying to understand love, and just figuring out the world around her." In addition, I found the film to be "sincere, funny, passionate and easily one of the best female-centric coming-of-age dramas." Now some new photos from the film have emerged featuring breakout star Bel Powley, Kristen Wiig and Alexander Skarsgard, and hopefully we'll see the first trailer arrive soon too. Look below!
Last week brought the first poster for Paper Towns, the film adaptation based on the book of the same name by John Green, the author who wrote the book that inspired The Fault in Our Stars. This time the film is led by Nat Wolff (Admission) and Cara Delvingne (Anna Karenina), and follows a young man (Wolff) who wakes up one night to find his neighbor Margo (Delevingne) dressed as a ninja, asking him to help her get revenge on people who have hurt her. She disappears the next day, but the man subsequently begins to receive clues from her that he must follow. The trailer arrives tomorrow, but here's the first look photos.
As we learned last month, Netflix had officially picked up the return of Pee-Wee to feature films with Pee-Wee's Big Holiday. Production just began this week, and Pee-Wee himself, Paul Reubens, has posted the first official photo from the film. Little is known about the film, but Reubens told EW, "It’s a road-trip movie across the country. It’s very similar in style and tone to Pee-wee’s Big Adventure. I never really thought of [that] as a family movie, but I didn’t try to make an adult movie or a kid movie. We wanted to make something that appealed to a wide age range, and I think that’s the case with this movie." Look!
Last winter we got a first look at Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks on the set of their the-untitled cold war thriller. Since then, we've learned that the title was Bridge of Spies and that John Williams was composing the score. However, only one of those tidbits has proven to be true as a press release (with the first official still from the film you can see below) has revealed that American Beauty and Skyfall composer Thomas Newman will score the film instead. The release says, "John Williams’ schedule was interrupted and he was unavailable to score the film due to a minor health issue, now corrected." And the good news is that Williams will still get back with Spielberg for another collaboration to compose the score The BFG next.
Earlier this year, we got a look at one of the sets for Steve Jobs, the film about the iconic technology innovator and co-founder of Apple Computers. Director Danny Boyle was using the real garage that Jobs created Apple in along with his right hand man Steve Wozniak, and it was made to look just as it did decades ago. However, with the exception of some spy photos from production on-location in California, we've yet to get a good look at Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs. But now we have one glimpse of the actor in the role in the form of a vintage promotional poster that has him promoting Apple's NeXT line of computers.
After The Maze Runner became a successful young adult sci-fi adaptation last year, the sequel Maze Runner: Scorch Trials was fasttracked for release this fall. And now we have our first look at the next chapter of this action adventure as EW has released a few photos showing off Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Ki Hong Lee. No sign of new cast members Rosa Salazar, Aidan Gillen and Giancarlo Esposito, but we probably won't see them until the first trailer makes its way online sometime down the road. Can the sequel keep the excitement going? I'm mildly interested to see.
As we await the arrival of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. this August (the first trailer doesn't look half bad), director Guy Ritchie is already in production on his next film, the medieval action drama Knights of the Round Table: King Arthur. Taking the title role is "Sons of Anarchy" and Pacific Rim star Charlie Hunnam, and we get a glimpse at the actor in the role as Ritchie has just posted a photo from the set of the film, showing off a set in the middle of the woods. No sign of any of the other cast members yet, but we're bound to get a look at them later this year since the film is already slated for release next summer. Look!
Back in January, before Kingsman: The Secret Service introduced the world to Taron Egerton, we got word that the young actor was already slated to team up with Hugh Jackman for a new project. The film is called Eddie the Eagle, and it's a biopic about about Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards, a real-life Olympic ski jumper who competed in the 1988 Winter Games in Calgary, and achieved sports glory despite coming in dead last in his two events. Now Jackman has just posted a picture of himself with Egerton from the set of the production straight from some ski slopes made to look like they're straight from the Olympic games.
While Matthew McConaughey has been schilling for Lincoln automobiles lately, we'll now get to see him on the big screen fighting for Abraham Lincoln in The Free State of Jones, a new Civil War drama from Pleasantville and The Hunger Games director Gary Ross. In the film, McConaughey plays a Mississippi man who defected from the Confederate Army and ended up banding together with a group of like-minded soldiers to set out to form their own state as the Free State Of Jones. And now we have the first photo of McConaughey in the middle of a Civil War battlefield, complete with a scraggly, grizzled beard. Look below!
After scripting thrillers like The Departed, Body of Lies and Edge of Darkness, in addition to making his directorial debut with London Boulevard, screenwriter William Monahan is back behind the camera for his sophomore effort, a new thriller called Mojave. The film was just announced as being part of the line-up at the Tribeca Film Festival next month, and with that news comes the first photos of the film with future Star Wars actor Oscar Isaac and TRON Legacy lead Garrett Hedlund. There's nothing too revealing, but Hedlund is sporting a new look, and the photos give off a pretty gritty, almost western vibe. Look now!
Production on Oliver Stone's drama about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is already in production with Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the lead role. The film is simply called Snowden and is already set for release on Christmas Day, so Open Road Films decided to tease the film early on with our first look at Gordon-Levitt as Snowden during his time in the U.S. Army in 2004, an element of his life that many people might not know about. With Stone behind the camera, we're not sure what to expect from this real-life since he's delivered presidential films like Nixon and W. on different ends of the spectrum, so stay tuned. Look!
What's next for the Oscar winner? How about another challenging role. The Daily Mail has revealed the first look photo of the most recent Best Actor Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne in the new film The Danish Girl, from director Tom Hooper (of The King's Speech, Les Miserables). In the film Redmayne plays Einar Wegener, a painter in the 1920s who decides to transform into a woman after he poses in their clothes when a model doesn't show up. He later became Lili Elbe, and this first photo shows Redmaybe in full make-up and clothing as Lili. It will make anyone do a double take. "We're looking at everything from a feminine perspective," Redmayne told them. "I think it's the most sensitive role I have played." Take a look.