The second trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s return to the director’s chair: Pacific Rim is out and ….. yow. I’m going to say this now: this film is going to dominate the back half of the summer movie season. The summer is extremely top-heavy. Superman’s out in mid-June and after that it’s up for grabs and I think this is the film that’s going to come along and claim the back half of blockbuster season. Jaegers and monsters begin pummeling each other on July 12th.
A bit ago, we got a look on the set at a fairly generic wall-crawling scene. Today we have both Andrew Garfield and Jamie Foxx in what looks like a confrontation between Spidey and Foxx before his character is Electro. Foxx is wearing Oscorp coveralls, because all super villains in New York work there (the dental is fantastic). Amazing Spider-Man 2 is filming right now for a May 2014 release.
Ok, settle down. There’s a story that goes with this. I have not seen any movie in this franchise since the first movie, which I only saw because I was with a group of car-obsessed friends. I thought it was crap. Haaaated it. I was not in the majority of people in that theater (or the world as it turns out since they’re already making a seventh one of these). People came busting out of that theater, crammed in their cars, and all hell broke loose. I don’t know what kind of car you were driving when this came out, but I was living in an area where people apparently had easy access to NOS tanks. There was screaming metal, burning rubber, smoke billowing across the theater lot, testosterone pumping at such a high level that the light posts were growing hair…..I drove a 1994 Saturn. I think I sat there until every single car was either out of the lot or NOSing its way into orbit before I so much as fished around for my keys.
So, without the incentive of a post-movie Mad Max parking lot derby to document as a sociology project, I have not made it to FF 2-5. This brings us to 6….which I may have to see because a fleet of cars lassos a cargo jet and brings it down in the trailer and it was insanely cool. I’m just going to park around back this time…
You don’t pass on Kevin Conroy! Kevin Conroy passes on YOU! Seriously, with Paul Dini not writing it, Mark Hammil and Kevin Conroy not back and Rocksteady Studios not developing it….there’s little but the name connecting this now to the previous Arkham games.
Arkham Origins developer WB Montreal has passed on casting Kevin Conroy, who has voiced Batman in multiple titles since Batman: The Animated Series, as Batman in the upcoming videogame. WB Montreal stated that since Arkham Origins is an origin story featuring Bruce Wayne in his younger years, they’re looking for someone younger to fill the role. While fans of Conroy’s voice work as the caped crusader will be disappointed, it is understandable that they’d cast an actor with a younger sounding voice to portray Batman in his earlier years. No news as to whether or not Mark Hamill will reprise his role as The Joker.
I know. I was stunned too, but Daniel Day-Lewis is back and the portrayal is just…well, you’ll have to see for yourselves.