Archive for May, 2012

Extremely surprising Iron Man 3 villain spotted on set!

A surprising villain appears to have turned up on the set of Iron Man 3 — and this could mean the film’s storyline is a lot more complicated than we’d already guessed.

Spoilers ahead…

Yes, it appears to be the Iron Patriot.

In the comics, the Iron Patriot is Norman Osborn’s alter ego in Avengers, but we highly doubt this character will be making an appearance in Iron Man 3 (even though that would be a fairly clever crossover). No, this is allegedly a picture of James Badge Dale (originally rumored to be playing Coldblood) one of the many rumored villains for the third Iron Man movie. So that’s the Iron Patriot, Ben Kingsley as The Mandarin, and Guy Pearce as Aldrich Killian, the man behind the Extremis virus. How the Iron Patriot fits into this world, we have no Earthly idea. Thoughts?

More pictures: The Superficial


Star Trek 2: You Think It’s Still Khan?

Scotty actor Simon Pegg says that Benedict Cumberbatch isn’t playing Khan in the movie,promise:

“It’s not Khan. That’s a myth. Everyone’s saying it is, but it’s not. I think people just want to have a scoop. It annoys me — it’s beyond the point to just ferret around for spoilers all the time to try to be the first to break them.”

Plus, a new photo has surfaced, with a new costume design, let us know what you think.

The Dark Knight Rises news from Christopher Noland

Director Christopher Nolan discusses his decision to include Catwoman in his Batman movie, and the role his brother played in his thought process:

Catwoman is a very iconic figure in the Batman pantheon. I was nervous about how she would fit into our world. But Jonah was very much convinced that there would be a great way to do it and eventually turned me around. Once I got my head around the idea of looking at that character through the prism of our films, saying, ‘Who could that person be in real-life?’ we figured it out. She’s a bit of a con-woman, something of a grifter. A hard-edged kind of criminal.

And Nolan also discusses his work on Batman’s amazing new flying vehicle:

It is called The Bat. I spent a long time trying to figure out clever names for ‘bat-something-that-would-fly’, then you go: ‘Oh, it’s a bat.’ It’s very much based on a doubt-bladed helicopter idea, once again a realistic approach to military hardware. We had Corbould and his guys build it full scale and come up with this great driving rig for it so we could photograph it in real streets, and there’s a big computer graphics component to it as well. It’s fun to take Batman to the next level in terms of his transportation and weaponry – in terms of his ability to fight people.

Ridley Scott wants Harrison Ford in Blade Runner Sequel

Ridley Scott says he wants Harrison Ford back for his follow-up to Blade Runner, which isn’t exactly a sequel despite taking place chronologically later in much the same way thatPrometheus isn’t an Alien prequel even if it does take place beforehand. Anyway, semantics aside, here’s his thoughts on the return of Rick Deckard:

“I don’t think it’ll be Harry [starring]. But I’ve got to have him in it somewhere. That’d be amusing.”


Will Smith Returns as the Summer Box Office King

The Box Office Report has been updated with studio estimates for the four-day Memorial Day holiday weekend. Click here for the full box office estimates of the top 12 films and then check back on Monday for the final figures based on actual box office.

It’s been over three years since we’ve seen Will Smith on the big screen, but he reminded us why he’s one of the biggest box office stars in the universe this extended holiday weekend as his new movie Men in Black 3 (Sony), co-starring Tommy Lee Jones and Josh Brolin, debuted at #1 with an estimated $70 million over the four-day weekend, while taking in $203 million globally. It averaged roughly $16.5 thousand per site in a combination of 2D, 3D and 3D IMAX.

Opening in 4,248 locations on Friday, Men in Black grossed $55 million over the three-day portion of the weekend, which is just slightly higher than the previous two installments made in their first weekends–although both previous movies also opened two or three days before the weekend over the 4th of July holiday. It may have been expected to do bigger business considering the ten years of ticket price inflation since Men in Black 2, which grossed $190 million domestically, as well as the higher prices for IMAX and 3D tickets.

The other $133.2 million made by MIB3 was brought in from 106 international territories, opening #1 in all of them. IMAX reported yesterday that $12.5 million of that four-day worldwide gross was amassed from the 473 IMAX screens on which Smith’s action-comedy was shown.

Studio Art and Technology MIB III Props!


We hope that you are having a nice Memorial Day weekend and will even have the chance to see Men in Black 3, the NEW #1 movie in America! (We know you already saw The Avengers . .  several times!) We are very excited to announce that we are the exclusive worldwide distributor for Studio Art & Technology’s awesome new line of prop replicas as seen in Men in Black 3! Many of you saw these incredible props in our booth at Comic Con last year. Studio Art & Technology is the original prop maker for the film, so these replicas are as accurate as can be!

Since eFX is the worldwide distributor, these props will be available from our network of authorized retailers and international distributors, as well as direct from Studio Art & Technology’s website.

Pre-orders for their first prop, Agent K’s (Tommy Lee Jones) standard issue sidearm, starts Monday, May 28, 2012. A $100 non-refundable deposit is required to place a pre-order on Studio Art & Technology’s website. Delivery is anticipated for Winter 2012.

CLICK HERE to go to Studio Art & Technology’s Pre-Order website. (Note: This link will not be live until Monday, May 28)

CLICK HERE to go to our website to find out more about this incredible prop.

New Banners for Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises!

Warner Bros. Pictures has provided with a first look at four new banners from Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, one of the most anticipated movies of the summer.