Okay, after several teases for the trailer, the actual trailer for Looper is now viewable online. And it was worth the teasing. The third movie from writer-director Rian Johnson looks like a spectacularly good time, and a potentially incredible mix of heady science fiction and all out throat-grabbing action, as Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt engaged in a time traveling version of the most dangerous game.
The Avengers premiered last night and Twitter promptly lit up with enthusiastic responses to Marvel and Disney's big team-up. As if in a calculated move, a crop of new The Dark Knight Rises images are floating about online to make audiences conflicted about which summer superhero movie they're has them in the biggest mouth-foaming fervor. The newly rated PG-13 capper to Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy has been in post-production for months, and we've not seen much from the film, so lap up these seven new stills.
Last week closed out with the debut of the first official one sheet for Looper, this fall's science fiction action movie from the one and only Rian Johnson. This week will see the premiere of the film's trailer, but we're going to have wait three days for it to arrive online. For now, a video tease that lasts just under a minute should suffice.
The first poster for Looper, the science-fiction actioner from writer and director Rian Johnson, has arrived online, and it's rock solid. Simple but effective. It conveys the basic notion of the notion vaguely but elegantly but positioning leading men Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis on the flipside of one another, with a new look at Levitt in Willis-makeup suggesting – but not too subtly – that they are, in fact, the same character.
A pair of photos from the New Orleans set of Django Unchained are now available online to serve as reminders that Christoph Waltz is starring in a new movie for writer-director Quentin Tarantino. The first of the two images reveals our first look at waltz sporting a costume and a mighty beard as Dr. King Schultz, the German dentist-turned bounty hunter who partners with the titular slave to rescue his wife from a cruel plantation owner in the Antebellum South.
Two new stills from Looper have arrived online, and taken together, they represent our first look at Joseph Gordon-Levitt's character in the film, which reunites him with Brick writer-director/all-around cool guy Rian Johnson.* If you check out IAR's exclusive interview with Gordon-Levitt and Johnson from WonderCon, you'll know why this is a particularly special first look.
By now, everyone is familiar with annual nerd-hajj to pop-culture Mecca at Comic-Con in San Diego every July. While Comic-Con is doubtless the world's largest gathering of genre enthusiasts in the world, Comic-Con International isn't limited to that one event. Normally, mid-March sees a higher-than-average concentration of nerdlingers and celebrants of every stripe in San Francisco for WonderCon, perhaps the second biggest comic book convention of the year. This year, though, due to renovations at the con's home, he Moscone center, WonderCon is relocating to the sunny climes of Southern California in Anaheim.
For all their epic sprawl, tick-tock precise storytelling, and self-seriousness, it's easy to forget that Christopher Nolan's Batman films are still big budget superhero movies. That means that, no matter how unsmiling Christian Bale's Caped Crusader may inevitably be, The Dark Knight Rises will be accompanied by a merchandising bonanza that includes lunchboxes, stickers, PEZ dispensers, personal pleasure devices, and endless toys. Today we have a handful of looks at some of those toys, which are varying degrees of ridiculous, but will be greedily gobbled up by fans of all ages nonetheless.
This morning you may have seen some images of an Incredible Hulk action figure or two from The Avengers. Those pictures came from the floor of Toy Fair in London, and now, the collectible expo has revealed some promotional artwork for products tying in to this summer's other superhero epic, The Dark Knight Rises.
The products in question are from DC Direct, which creates not missile-fired action figures for tots, but higher-end busts and the like for collectors. For the finale installment of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, DC Direct is manufacturing some new figures and busts based on Batman, Bane, and Catwoman, played respectively by Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, and Anne Hathaway.
"Hello, everyone. I'm Batman. You're probably familiar with my work brutalizing criminals as the subject of the very successful movies Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. As you no doubt guessed, I'm a pretty busy guy; between fighting the ever-rising tide of wrongdoing in Gotham City, running a bajillion-dollar company, and brooding over the murder of my parents, I hardly ever get a minute to relax with some bath salts, wine, and a good book. But I'm here today to tell you that I'm on the cover of a magazine! Also, my buddies at Warner Bros have released three new official stills from The Dark Knight Rises, the forthcoming sequel where some dude in a muzzle beats the hell out of me. Take a look, because you know you're jonesing for The Dark Knight Rises. My movies are just so damn good."