We've already seen a first look at Halle Berry suited back up as Storm in X-Men: Days of Future Past, but director Bryan Singer keeps giving us some tidbits of scenes being shot on the set of the prequel sequel. This time Singer has delivered a behind the scenes look at Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) and Beast (Nicholas Hoult) in their 1973 wardrobe in the underground hallways of Charles Xavier's School for the Gifted. They should look familiar to fans of the original X-Men trilogy. Personally, I'm wondering why Beast isn't in his blue furry form. Has he figured out how to keep that anomaly he created in the first film at bay?
Towards the beginning of the year, we learned that specialty film distributor Picturehouse was making a comeback with Metallica Through the Never, a new feature film getting an IMAX release. Now we have a first look at the hybrid concert film and narrative which features Chronicle star Dane DeHaan (who will also be seen in The Amazing Spider-Man 2), and it looks interesting to say the lest. The film is said to follow DeHaan as one of Metallica's crew members sent out on sort of mission during one of Metallica's sold out shows. And the story is supposed to take off from there and get crazy as only Metallica fans would expect.
Just over a year ago, the hockey comedy Goon from director Michael Dowse went mostly unnoticed, but it's definitely worth seeking out. Now Dowse has his next film waiting for distribution in the form of The F Word. It's not as vulgar as you think as it follows a guy who thinks he has a romantic connection with a girl only to discover that she already has a boyfriend. The word in question is "friends" and Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan (Ruby Sparks) seem to be pretty adorable ones in these first look photos from the film with a script by Elan Mastai, which actually made the Black List in 2008, and is on sale at Cannes this month.
Well, maybe not the Rhino yet, but at least in character as the guy who becomes The Rhino. One of director Marc Webb's latest set photo tweets (@marcw) gives us a first look at actor Paul Giamatti playing Aleksei Sytsevich in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The shot shows Giamatti screaming while driving some truck, with some funky tattoos on his arms and head. The tweet's original message was written in Russian, but Webb has reposted it in English: "Say hello to Aleksei Sytsevich." Yep, that's definitely him, he becomes The Rhino. Two big comic book villains in the next Spidey already? Things are heating up for the webhead.
They have horses! While yesterday everyone was flipping out over the news of the logo being revealed (seen above), today we actually have the first photo from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes to feature. Director Matt Reeves, who is shooting the film now, tweeted out this first photo of their shoot in a forest. His tag for the photo only states "A New Dawn..." and it shows actor Jason Clarke talking with Andy Serkis in his Caesar mocap outfit riding on a horse. As our very first look at this, it's pretty damn cool, and I hope we see Reeves tweet out more as filming continues. There's no CGI in it yet, but it's worth checking out below.
Along with Divergent starring Shailene Woodley, and The Mortal Instruments starring Lily Collins, another young adult novel adaptation attempting to follow in the footsteps of The Hunger Games is The Maze Runner. Based on James Dashner's 2009 book of the same name, the story follows a young man named Thomas who wakes up in an industrual elevator not knowing anything but his own name. He's with a large community of boys trapped in the center of a maze in a mysterious place called The Glade, and the only way out is to navigate the huge maze which changes nightly and is full of creatures called Grievers. More below!
Take your first look at what is sure to be an Oscar contender later this season, or at least an acclaimed indie sensation. The first officially released photo from Oscar winning writer/director Alexander Payne's new film Nebraska has debuted via USA Today, with a few quotes. "I had been sitting on this Nebraska script even when I did Sideways," Payne said. "But I didn't want to go back to a road-trip movie right after that. I was really tired of shooting people in cars... after Descendants, I came back to this story." The B&W film stars Bruce Dern and Will Forte, seen in the photo, as father and son "road-trippers". As for the B&W choice? Payne simply explains: "I think it's cool. It just felt like the right thing to do." See the first look photo below.
Back in the middle of March, big news came that Safety Not Guaranteed director Colin Trevorrow would move from the indie world to blockbusters by taking the helm of Jurassic Park 4 for producer Steven Spielberg. The film had already been given a release date the June 13th, 2014 so Trevorrow will have to move quickly to meet that release, and they haven't even started shooting yet. Now Trevorrow has provided a bit of a tease for the sequel of which we have no story details. Through the director's Twitter, he posted an image from a location scouting session which gives away a small detail that should intrigue fans. Read on!
Meet the mysterious Mazer Rackham. Where has he been? What do all those tattoos mean? How many buggers has he killed? After seeing photos of Asa as Ender, Hailee as Petra and Harrison Ford as Col. Graff, Summit has finally revealed the first photo of actor Sir Ben Kingsley as the war hero in advance of the trailer debut next week. The image is nothing but a solid shot of Rackham's upper half and head in uniform. This is the first time we get to see the tribal/war tattoos he has on his face, which seems to be the unique route they're taking with crafting this character from page to screen. Those familiar with the book know he's a big mystery until revealed in the second half (and I love his story), but it's great to see this first look now.
Filming is underway in Chicago for the young adult novel adaptation of Divergent, starring The Descendants star Shailene Woodley. Looking to land The Hunger Games audience, the story is set in a dystopian future where society is divided up into five factions and Breatrice "Tris" Prior (Woodley) learns that she doesn't belong in any of them. These people are called Divergents, but the plot thickens when she learns of a plan to destroy all the outcasts. Now we have a first look at the film where Tris is engaged in some sort of initiation where she has knives thrown at her head. People at the carnival call that Tuesday.
We already knew that lightning would strike again with Halle Berry back as Storm, despite recent news of the actress becoming pregnant, and now we have a photo of the weather controlling mutant's new look in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Director Bryan Singer has posted a few photos on Twitter of the cast here and there, including concept art of Beast. This is the first photo that actually shows some new wardrobe really well, and gives us a decent glimpse of a character's new look. It looks like this is from a photoshoot (as with other recent pictures from Singer's Twitter) that will likely be used for a poster campaign. Look below!
Just last week the first poster for Marvel's sequel Thor: The Dark World came out of nowhere, and the first trailer is arriving tomorrow. But before that, we have some first look images from the film. We already caught a glimpse of Chris Hemsworth back in action as the demigod thanks to Marvel's preview of Phase Two from the Blu-Ray collector's set of Phase One, and now some official images are here, complete with Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, and Thor wielding Mjölnir, which will likely have an unfortunate effect on his enemies. This one doesn't arrive until this fall, but we can't wait to see what's coming after Iron Man 3.
"My name is Max." Gather round for you first look at Jamie Foxx as — not Electro, at least not yet. While a number of set photos have popped up showing Foxx with blue skin as the new villain in Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man 2, shooting around New York now, a photo of Foxx as the character Max Dillon has hit the web. The photo shows Dillon, an electrical engineer and lineman, wearing some funky glasses with a cool Spidey poster behind him. In addition to that shot, Dane DeHaan tweeted his own first look as Harry Osborn, son of Norman Osborn (being played by Chris Cooper). They're not much, but check 'em out.
Just last summer we got an interesting look at Ben Stiller and Kristen Wiig looking more than a bit aged in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Now an official first look photo has surfaced featuring Stiller without any geriatric make-up, but in some sort of desolate location. Looking dirty and grizzled, carrying only a backpack and a longboard, we're not really sure what's going on in this picture. The film sees Stiller on an adventure as he tracks down a missing image taken by a photographer (Sean Penn). Stiller explains, "It becomes a detective story, and he ends up being more connected to who he is at the end of the movie.”