Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Tuesday thoughts

Iron Man made in excess of $200 million worldwide. Which means a sequel is inevitable. And it seems Marvel have announced their slate for the next few years, with Iron Man 2, Thor and The Avengers to come next.

I thought I'd missed the Nick Fury cameo at the end of Iron Man last week when I ducked out as soon as the credits rolled but it seems the coda wasn't attached to press prints. Here it is for anybody else who didn't stay.



Preparing to interview Paul W.S. Anderson last week for his Death Race reimaging, it occurred to me that I first interviewed him 15 years ago which made me feel very old. (It was before even Shopping was released in the UK.) I've always liked him, despite the fanboy community's near maniacal hatred of him and his films. I remember interviewing him at Twickenham Studios when he was mixing Event Horizon, as well as on the set of both Resident Evil and AVP.

The new Dark Knight trailer took fans by storm (I've watched it far too many times), with much online speculation raging over the exact cause of Harvey Dent's facial injuries. Was it acid or, as the footage seemed to suggest, the result of petrol?

I know there are people for whom this kind of stuff is crucial, but, common on people, hasn't Nolan earned our trust by now. The guy knows what he's doing.

I realised, too, watching trailers for both of these recently, that I have zero interest in seeing either Sex And The City or Mamma Mia this summer.

4 comments:

Gerard said...

I'm a big Batfan, but man I hope it's petrol. That would be too cool. Have you seen the leaked image of what's apparently Two-Face in full (or at least a wonderfully realised concept thereof)? It's already been pulled from a few places at WB's request, leading me to believe it's legit.

Sex and the City I'll see because it's the Sex and the City movie, but Mamma Mia I am so in two minds about. Big fan of musicals, not sure this will really be my bag. Maybe I'll stay in and rewatch Sweeney Todd and Hedwig and the Angry Inch instead...

Fran said...

I'm still in two minds as to whether 'Colin Firth singing' is a good enough reason to go and see Mamma Mia. My heart says yes, but my brain cries in protest.

Mark Salisbury said...

On this occasion, I'd be tempted to say, Go with the brain.

Then again, this film is clearly not aimed at my sex, so what do I know...

Schmid4Brains said...

YOU'RE NOT GOING TO SEE MAMMA MIA???? i cannot believe this. how can you call yourself a film critic if you don't go see this masterpiece of ...

HAHAHAHAHAHAH!!! i can't! HAHAHAHA!! can't keep a straight faceHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA... hooo! man.


that movie is going to be just like the broadway show. nothing new or special and, lets face it... less spectacular.