Sigourney Weaver explains what could happen if humans return to Pandora
io9.com: We spent five minutes talking with legendary science fiction heroine Sigourney Weaver. Find out what science fiction story she’s most interested in playing now, what’s next for Avatar’s Dr. Grace, and why Ridley Scott needs to reinvent the Alien franchise.
What’s the one deleted scene you’re most excited for the rest of the world to see on the new Avatar DVD?
I think the thing I’m most excited about is not exactly a scene. The thing I’m most excited about is the 45 minutes that shows how we did the performance capture, and how the movie built on that. Because it shows that Jim Cameron created a process that’s very organic to the actors, there’s no voicing of blue characters. It’s all absolutely based on every nuance in the human performance. I think it will be really be a revelation for people.
Do you think the future world [in the movie] learned from what happened on Avatar?
Did the Gulf Coast learn from what happened with BP?I think it’s a mixed thing. People always want to do what will create money. I think for the Na’vi, I’m sure humans will return to the planet. I guess it’s up to Jim to see if there are Na’vi who will cooperate, because I think money is a very corrupting thing. I’m not sure how much the species can learn from danger. But I’m pretty sure that the next time humans arrive the Na’vi don’t just kill them, they’re hopeful that the humans will be better behaved this time.
Revealed: Official Transformers 3 plot synopsis
blastr.com: Now that Michael Bay’s third Transformers film finally got itself a title two weeks back—Transformers: The Dark of the Moon—all it needed was a plot. And one just leaked online, thanks to a board book meant for kids.
Transformers 3 Push-Pops, listed at Amazon today, reveals the following official description:
“The Autobots Bumblebee, Ratchet, Ironhide and Sideswipe led by Optimus Prime, are back in action, taking on the evil Decepticons, who are determined to avenge their defeat in 2009’s Transformers Revenge of the Fallen. In this new movie, the Autobots and Decepticons become involved in a perilous space race between the U.S. and Russia, and once again human Sam Witwicky has to come to the aid of his robot friends. There’s new characters too, including a new villain in the form of Shockwave, a longtime Transformers character who rules Cybertron while the Autobots and Decepticons battle it out on Earth.”
Brandon Routh still in the running for Zack Snyder’s Superman
blastr.com: When yet another reboot of the movie was commissioned, Warner Brothers asked for an all-new cast following the poor box-office return of Bryan Singer’s 2006 Superman Returns. So it was pretty clear that Routh was definitely out, right? Well, apparently not so anymore.
According to the British newspaper News of the World, a swell of online support for the 31-year-old actor has convinced Zack Snyder to give Routh another chance and that basically he WILL be considered again for the role.
In an interview, Snyder is quoted as saying about the Internet campaign to cast Routh in the new movie, “I know! I didn’t realize there was such a groundswell!”
Iron Man 3 confirmed for 2013
www.denofgeek.com: One of the frustrations that Disney has had to face since it bought Marvel last year is that the movie rights to many of the firm’s biggest comic book properties are held by other studios. Fox, for instance, has the rights to make movies based on X-Men, Daredevil and Fantastic Four, and is churning out new films to ensure that it keeps them. Sony? It’s got Spider-Man and Ghost Rider signed up, while Paramount has been making a pretty penny out of the likes of Iron Man and the incoming slate of Captain America and Thor.
Paramount was also set to distribute the Marvel epic The Avengers, being directed by Joss Whedon for release in 2012. Yet, Disney has now stepped in and done a deal with Paramount Pictures to give the Mouse House distribution rights to the movie. It’s costing the firm $115m, which is a fair amount of bottom line cash for Paramount in exchange for, basically, not making and releasing a film. But that’s the amount it’s cost to get Disney the distribution rights to The Avengers in-house.
What did you think of Sigourney Weaver’s interview? Would you like to see another Avatar movie?
Are you a Transformers fan? What do you think of the plot for the third movie?
What do you think of Disney’s plans for Iron Man 3 and the rest of the comic movies they want to buy?
I would really like to see Brandon Routh as Superman again. If they want a darker Superman I know he could play the part. I can’t imagine another actor as Superman, there is Tom Welling, but after all these years in Smallville could he want the part? What do you think of this? Would you like to see Brandon as superman again or some one else?
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