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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.
From the various trailers and TV spots, we've already gotten quite a taste of the college shenanigans that future friends Mike (Billy Crystal) and Sully (John Goodman) get into at Monsters University, the prequel to Pixar's original Monsters Inc. We've already met some of the new characters in the form of character posters, ID cards and class photos, and now we get to see even more with this set of photos highlighting the students of various fraternities and sororities with clever monstrous Greek names like Roar Omega Roar (RΩR) and Slugma Slugma Kappa (EEK). School this summer doesn't sound bad.
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.”
Just last summer, Man of Tai Chi, the directorial debut from actor Keanu Reeves, revealed a cool behind the scenes video of some innovative camera techniques being used to capture the 18 fight scenes totaling around 40 minutes of the film's running time. Reeves is back in action as the film's villain, and now we have the first photos from the film featuring The Matrix star and also Tiger Hu Chen (a key member of the stunt team in the Wachowski directed sci-fi film) as the film's hero. In addition, there's a relatively cool teaser poster that feels like it could easily be for a Mortal Kombat film if the ying-yang was a dragon. Look!
There's a good chance you might have forgotten that a film called R.I.P.D. starring Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges was on the way, but the film still seems to be slated for release this summer. The first trailer should be arriving anytime now, but in the meantime, we have the first look photo from the film featuring Reynolds and Bridges with their cool guns drawn, not to mention a kick-ass mustache for The Dude himself.. For those who aren't aware, the film follows a recently slain cop joins a team of undead police officers from the Rest in Peace Department and attempts to find the man who murdered him. Look below!
So far, we've only gotten a brief look at Michael Shannon as the villain General Zod in Zack Snyder's summer comic book release Man of Steel, thanks to the most recent full length trailer. Hopefully that will change when the new trailer comes out sometime soon, but in the meantime, some new photos from the film have surfaced showing Shannon as the crazed villain. In addition, we also have the first shots of Antje Traue as Faora, Zod’s right-hand woman, and some new shots of Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Russell Crowe as Jor-El and, of course, Henry Cavill as Superman. Look!
The last time we featured an update from director Marc Webb from the set of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, now in production, it revealed a new cast member in the form of B.J. Novak. This time we don't get any new cast members, but we do get a fiery first glimpse at some of the destruction being caused by Jamie Foxx in his turn as the villain Electro in the comic book sequel. Unfortunately, we don't actually get to see Foxx, but the photo itself looks spectacular, and it's clear he's causing some serious problems for one unlucky police officer. They're on Day 45 of shooting, so hopefully we'll get a first look at Electro soon.
We've been aware of a prequel to 300, the adaptation of Frank Miller's graphic novel of the same name, every since the stylized, action-packed first film was released. Now 300: Rise of an Empire will finally be upon us this August, which means we finally have the first look photos featuring Sullivan Stapleton as the lead character Themistocles (who looks straight out of 300), who battles an invading army of Persians under turned-god Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro). There's also a cool shot of the warriors in the film, and it just wouldn't be a 300 movie if they were buff and shirtless. Hopefully this will be more than just a copy of 300.
Shooting is underway! Disney has released an official press release and first look set photo from Marvel Studios' upcoming sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier, perfectly timed almost one month before Iron Man 3 kicks off this year's summer movie season. The first look photo only shows Chris Evans returning as Cap standing on the set (the objects to each side of him are lighting stands and reflectors, not props) with the iconic shield strapped to his back, standing in front of the other iconic S.H.I.E.L.D. image. This might be right before one of the scenes in the concept art recently posted, but nonetheless, it's exciting knowing production is underway on this sequel - especially with the cast and crew they've landed this time.
Type: Promotional. Nine characters - and one director! One of the sci-fi movies we're anxiously awaiting this summer is Joon-ho Bong's Snowpiercer, a post-apocalyptic ensemble action drama set entirely on one massive train during the next ice age. We've featured a couple of different posters and images from the film already, but our friends at Movies.com came across the Snowpiercer motherload - a set of 10 "passport" photos featuring our first look at 9 different characters, and one for director Joon-ho Bong himself. We finally get to see Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton (!), John Hurt, Kang-ho Song, Jamie Bell and others.