Moviemaker Joss Whedon enjoyed a double cast reunion at the London launch of his new Shakespeare adaptation Much Ado About Nothing on Tuesday (11Jun13) when stars from Buffy The Vampire Slayer and The Avengers joined him on the red carpet. British actors Anthony Head and Tom Hiddleston joined the filmmaker at the Apollo cinema in Piccadilly to toast his quirky reworking of the classic play, which features Buffy stars Alexis Denisof, Nathan Fillon and Tom Lenk and The Avengers star Clark Gregg.
Whedon arrived at the premiere in style with his leading lady Amy Acker, carrying a Captain America shield to promote his upcoming Marvel Studios TV series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, which will feature Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson.
The man in the red cape Henry Cavill in all his Superman glory will strut down the red carpet this evening for the premiere of 'Man of Steel' before the film blasts into theaters June 14th. And for your viewing amusement, you can catch Cavill and the rest of the 'Man of Steel' clan waltz down the carpet via live webcast from the New York premiere at Alice Tully Hall.Superman fans, tune in below at 6pm EST to see the film's stars including like Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Russel Kevin Costner and director Zack Snyder at the event. And if you're really eager for the premiere (a.k.a. if you're that guy already rocking your homemade Superman cape), you can tune in early at 5:30pm EST for the Pre-show. The 'Man of Steel' cast is also giving you super fans the chance to get in on the interviewing action. Although it's not as exciting as being there in person, fans can submit questions and comments throughout the live feed by tweeting with the hashtag #manofsteel or #manofsteelpremiere.
You don’t have to be a Shakespeare buff to enjoy Joss Whedon's modern adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing. Filmed at Whedon’s house in only 12 days with a cast of his friends from various past projects, the movie stays true to the playwright's comedy, but places his prose in a more relatable setting. Unlike another Shakespeare adaptation that keeps the original language but uses a modern setting, Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet, Whedon's black-and-white interpretation is more casual and subtle.
Although the dialogue may be a bit hard to follow for those who aren't familiar with the play, the actors deliver their lines in such a way that makes their intent clear. You can understand when they are teasing, when they are fighting, and when they are being sarcastic (and there is a lot of sarcasm). They aren't giving dramatic performances on a stage; they are having normal conversations with each other that just happen to be spoken in flowery language.
As it turns out, many of today's romantic comedy tropes are found in the 400-year-old text. Full-of-himself playboy Benedick (Alexis Denisof) and independent, quick-witted Beatrice (Amy Acker) despise each other and are constantly bickering. Even if you haven’t read the play, I think you can guess what happens between them. The plot also includes a called-off wedding between Beatrice's cousin Hero (Jillian Morgese) and Claudio (Fran Kranz). Of course, there are elements of the story that wouldn't make sense in contemporary society, like Hero faking her death due to some big blow-up that arose because she might not be a virgin. But while there isn't always a happy ending in Shakespeare, for this rom-com, it's basically a given.
Much of the cast was already quite familiar with Shakespeare, because Whedon has hosted many readings of his plays over the years (one of which inspired this version of Much Ado). It's as though the audience was invited to one of Whedon's get-togethers... only there are also trapeze artists there for some reason. For Whedon fanatics, it's fun to see who the director rounded up to star in the film. (Look, it's Wesley! And Mal! And Agent Coulson!) Denisof and Acker pull off some physical comedy as they eavesdrop on conversations about each other, and Nathan Fillion is great in a small part as police officer Dogberry. It's obvious that the cast, as well as Whedon, have a sincere appreciation for Shakespeare's original work, but also had a fun time giving it their own twist.
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In the latest and last trailer for "Man of Steel" starring Henry Cavill, we see a montage of Clark Kent as he blossoms into a full fledged world savior, Superman.The trailer kicks off with Jor-El (Russel Crowe) retrieving baby Kal-El from the womb before sending him off to live with earthlings where he can "be free to forge his own destiny."In the haze of extreme explosions, flying saucers, and the wicked General Zod ransacking Earth, a few pivotal moments rise above the rest. First, Kent as an awfully adorable toddler stands proudly in his cape before he is knocked to the ground by teenage bullies. But you know how they always say not to pick on the nerd, because they always end up as your boss down the line? Well this new trailer proves that theory when it cuts to a shirtless Superman saving the world… what a boss! (Note: you should probably hit the pause button so you can fully appreciate his glorious physique). Also, there are a few instances where we see romance budding between Clark Kent and Lois Lane (Amy Adams), which caps off with a passionate full-on make out. The trailer halts after Jor-El dramatically uttering to Superman, "You can save them, you can save all of them" and then Superman in his full-fledged leotard jets off on his quest to save humanity.Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel" hits theaters June 14th… have you bought your midnight premiere tickets yet?
"I started out as a hostess and that was, like, a really nice golf outfit. I was so naive. I was like, 'This is great 'cos it's summer and I'm in shorts and working in the big city...' The wings are so good. I've had people get take-out wings for me." Actress Amy Adams is still a fan of the snacks at sports bar and restaurant chain Hooters. She used to work at the Hooters in Denver, Colorado.
Henry Cavill and his Man Of Steel castmates are to be honoured with the Most Manticipated prize at next week's (12Jun13) Guys' Choice Awards in Culver City, California. Cavill, Amy Adams, Russell Crowe and director Zack Snyder are expected to accept the award. Jake Gyllenhaal, Jessica Alba, Snoop Lion, Jennifer Aniston, Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane and Vin Diesel will be among the presenters at the prizegiving.
Before you blurt, "Not another superhero movie!" just wait… from the looks of the two latest clips for this summer's Man of Steel, this is not just any old superhero flick.
Man of Steel, which will revive the Superman film franchise, stars Henry Cavill as Clark Kent, Superman's secret identity. Under Zack Snyder's direction, the film allows Clark Kent to unveiling his exterrestrial history as members of his race threatening to invade earth. The future of mankind is put into jeopardy and it's up to Superman to come to the rescue.
In the first clip of the action-packed film, which you can watch above, we get a look at Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Clark Kent's love interest. While at work at the Daily Planet newspaper, Lois' Editor-in-Chief Perry White (Laurence Fishburne) derides her for pursuing a story that she was warned to back off from reporting:
Now we're in for quite the treat when we get the chance to see Superman in all his glory: hair swept back, slick and gelled as he sits across from Lois Lane. And oh yeah, he's handcuffed. Lois questions Superman about what the "S" on his tight, abs-snugging costume stands for. Superman mushily says in his sexy, grizzle tone "In my world, it means 'hope,'" which leaves Louis with a gleeful grin. But then just as the clip cuts off, Lois starts to suggest his "S" could stand for "Superman." Once again, we're left wanting more.
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Actress Amy Adams was left red faced during a TV appearance in America on Tuesday (04Jun13) when she almost failed to recognise her fiance's lips during a game of guess the leading man's body part. The Doubt star had no problems picking out her The Muppets co-star Animal from a photo of his mouth, The Fighter's Mark Wahlberg from a shot of his abs and her Man of Steel love interest Henry Cavill from a glimpse of his eyes, but she was stumped when a snap of her boyfriend Darren Le Gallo's lips popped up during an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Asking the studio audience for help, she insisted, "I haven't worked with him" when women yelled out Channing Tatum, and then stated, "I look in people's eyes," when it was clear she had no idea.
Before the big reveal, she suddenly said, 'Oh that's Darren. That's my boyfriend!"
Clapping and slapping the arm of her chair, she said, "At least I didn't say Henry then."
Adams confessed to a crush on the new Superman, Cavill, earlier in the interview.
"I used to say, 'Oh Henry, you're such a nice guy, it's too bad about your face...' He's really handsome. It was funny to watch people react... It was fun to watch him come onto set and people who hadn't met him, especially women..., would go, 'Um, err...!' I'd say, 'You'll get used to it, just breathe!'" Amy Adams on filming new Superman movie Man Of Steel with British hunk Henry Cavill.
The new Superman movie really was a case of third time lucky for Amy Adams as she unsuccessfully auditioned for the role of Lois Lane twice before finally landing the part of Clark Kent's love interest in the upcoming release. The Doubt star will soon be seen onscreen in Man of Steel opposite Henry Cavill, and she admits playing the intrepid reporter was a dream come true after failing to win over previous directors with her talents.
She explains, "The first time there was a version that never got made with Matt Bomer, who's amazing... and then there was the (director) Bryan Singer version (Superman Returns); I auditioned for that one and I didn't get cast... and then, this one, I auditioned and I got cast.
"You'd think I would have learned... but I have enough Lois in me that I was like, 'I'm gonna keep trying...' I would have been, like, 75 and still auditioning."
The role of Lois Lane in 2006's Superman Returns went to Kate Bosworth, who acted opposite Brandon Routh in the title role.
Man of Steel is released later this month (Jun13).