A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, there were no sexy vampires whose skin sparkled in the sunlight--and that's exactly how some fans prefer it. A new, unexpected rivalry seems to be heating up between two science fiction franchises against the "Twilight" series, and the person leading the charge is an equally unexpected party.
Get details on that new feud and more as we look around the blogosphere today!
Forget Daredevil — Tom Cruise is the man without fear. The "Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol" star has been suspended from wires, cliff-sides and more in his day, but Hollywood's most famous thrill-seeker has topped himself with his latest "Mission."
We're talking, of course, about Cruise's now-famous Burj Khalifa stunt, the Dubai set piece that sees the actor dangling from the tallest building in the world. Exactly what IMF agent Ethan Hunt and his crew of disavowed spies are doing infiltrating the building remains to be seen, but Cruise credits director Brad Bird for coming up with the idea.
"Bird designed it," Cruise told MTV News at the "Ghost Protocol" press junket held in Dubai. "When I saw it, I said, 'Man, this is incredible. I've gotta put this on screen.'"
There may or may not be more "Transformers" movies in Michael Bay's future, but for now, the stars who previously battled the robots in disguise are still getting along. "Transformers" actors Tyrese Gibson and Ken Jeong reunited over the weekend, and perhaps there's more than meets the eye to their mention of "JS" -- Jason Statham, perhaps? Your guess is as good as ours!
Meanwhile, "Harry Potter" and "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" bad boy Tom Felton conquered Table Mountain over the weekend, Rainn Wilson made a shocking confession about his bathroom behavior and Christopher Mintz-Plasse may have stumbled upon his own secret Spider-Man origin.
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Last Friday was a very heavy day for fans of "The Dark Knight Rises." From a new viral marketing campaign to reactions to the movie's much discussed and about-to-be released prologue scene, Batman pretty much dominated the comic book movie news space. Click on to catch up on everything you may have missed about Gotham City and more!
In "Game of Thrones," the flamboyant Braavos swordsman Syrio Forel taught his young protégé Arya Stark to "see with your eyes" and "hear with your ears." In the case of the brand new "Game of Thrones" season two preview, I'd echo Syrio's wisdom and encourage you to listen very closely.
Though there are plenty of beautiful visuals on display worth gawking at, it's the words you're hearing that make this new "Thrones" footage so captivating. Specifically, they're the words of Stannis Baratheon: younger brother of the late King Robert, older brother of self-anointed renegade King Renly, and the man who would sit upon the Iron Throne.
Trailers for "The Hobbit" and "G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation" are set to drop this month (as soon as today in the case of the "Joe" sequel, in fact), but a lucky few have already seen both — and the reactions, as you might imagine, are through the roof. Get more on that news, and keep reading for an alternate "New Year's Eve" cast and the early buzz on "Sherlock Holmes 2."
It's December 12, 2012, and here's what we've found around the blogosphere.
Ben Kingsley can't get enough of his "Hugo" costar Asa Butterfield, apparently. Their powerful dynamic in the Martin Scorsese 3-D period piece was easily one of the highlights of that movie, and viewers are about to be treated to another collaboration between the pair of actors.
THR reports that Kingsley is in talks to join "Ender's Game," Gavin Hood's adaptation of the science fiction classic from novelist Orson Scott Card. Butterfield was previously cast in the title role with "True Grit" actress Hailee Steinfeld flirting with the project as well. For his part, Kingsley would play a legendary war hero long presumed dead.
Get more casting news after the jump!
With the end of the year rapidly approaching, the MTV Movies team is here to ask the hard questions. Which movie had the best ensemble cast of 2011, for one? How about the greatest sex scene of the year? Or perhaps the most important question of all: who was the best movie robot of 2011?
It's a bizarre question, sure, but a fair one to ask: there were a ton of 'bots at the box office this year, some more menacing than others. From the courageous Optimus Prime to the useless '80s Robot, here are your picks for the year's best cinematic robot. Cast your vote after the jump!
Accio Wizarding World Hollywood!
After a week of rumors and speculation, the good folks at Warner Bros. announced today that the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is officially coming to Universal Studios Hollywood. No time line on when the magic's set to start just yet, but the very idea of riding broomsticks and chugging frozen butterbeer in sunny California has the whole MTV Movies team pretty stoked. Not only that, there are plans in the works to expand on the Wizarding World's current Orlando presence. Pretty awesome day for "Potter" fans all around!
Get the full press release after the jump, courtesy of /Film.
Warning: there's a devil inside this blog post. If watching slow-creeping otherworldly possession isn't your cup of tea, you might want to look away now.
But if you're a horror nut who can't pass on another thrill ride into the spirit realm ala "Paranormal Activity," then look no further: our exclusive motion image from "The Devil Inside," the upcoming Paramount Pictures horror movie about a woman investigating the possession of her own mother twenty years earlier, will more than meet your needs.
Check out our exclusive motion image past the jump!