The already impossibly badass cast of "The Expendables 2" just got even more badass, albeit in a rather unexpected way.
Instead of tapping a new action movie hero to join the star-studded likes of Sly Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis, it's an athlete who's joining the "Expendables" ranks. Specifically, the currently number one-ranked tennis player in the world, Novak Djokovic, is serving up justice on the Bulgaria set of "Expendables 2."
"Harry Potter" fans came startlingly close to losing Ron Weasley before the end of the magical novel series, as author J.K. Rowling recently revealed that she'd considered killing Ron before "Deathly Hallows" drew to a close. Of course, Rowling didn't kill Ron, giving the red-headed wizard and his many fans the happy ending they were hoping for.
But even though most everyone is relieved that Ron didn't die in the books, there's one "Potter" insider who actually would have been open to the character's death — none other than actor Rupert Grint himself!
"Dark Knight Rises" watchers, today's your lucky day! We're kicking the week off right with no less than three items straight out of Gotham City and into your virtual reading space, including new interviews with Christian Bale and some terrifying thoughts on what the new "Dark Knight Rises" trailer might look like.
Get all that and more after the jump!
"Prometheus" fans, today's your lucky day: at long last, here's your first look at actual characters from Ridley Scott's glorious return to the sci-fi scene!
The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly features several new photos from "Prometheus," including one that's made its way online. The image, which you can see above, centers on three of the main characters from Scott's loosely connected "Alien" movie, played by actors Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender and Logan Marshall-Green.
Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" is like nothing you've ever seen from the Oscar-winning filmmaker before — and that's a very good thing. Set in Paris in the 1930s, Scorsese's 3-D adventure film centers on Hugo Cabret, a young orphan living a secret life in the walls of a train station where he steals croissants for food and gadgets for a mysterious project he's working on in his spare time. But when Hugo encounters the enigmatic owner of the train station's toy shop, the young boy's purpose finally comes into focus.
A beautifully shot coming-of-age tale that doubles as a love letter to cinema, "Hugo" is one of the best movies of the holiday season, and one of Scorsese's all-time finest efforts. Check out five reasons why you need to see this film after the jump.
It's time to play the music! It's time to light the lights! It's time to meet the Muppets at… uh… "The Muppets," hitting theaters today!
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Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and the rest of their delightfully bizarre pals are back in action at long last with this week's release of "The Muppets," directed by James Bobin and starring Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper and an unstoppable array of celebrity cameos. Sporting a 100% certified fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, "Muppets" absolutely deserves all of the credit it's been getting in the past few days and weeks. If you have any fondness at all in your hearts for these wonderful characters, there's no excuse for you to skip out on this one — for longtime fans and new ones alike, "The Muppets" is as close to a perfect family film as it gets.
Check out five reasons to see the movie after the jump.
The villain of "Star Trek 2" remains unknown, though director J.J. Abrams certainly has his eye on someone for the role: Oscar-winning actor Benicio del Toro. It's still up in the air as to who BDT might play in the "Trek" sequel, assuming he comes on board at all, but Abrams confirmed to MTV News that he's very much interested in bringing the "Traffic" actor on board for his next interstellar voyage.
"Well, we're just in negotiations, we're in discussions," Abrams told us on the red carpet for the "Super 8" Blu-ray and DVD release in Los Angeles. "It's not even negotiations — just in discussion. But I would love to work with him. I've wanted to work with him for years, and this felt like a good opportunity."
"The Dark Knight Rises" had a monumental day yesterday, with Christopher Nolan finally revealing some very surprising plot details about his third and final Batman movie. Check out everything he had to say here, but proceed with caution: there be spoilers ahead. In other "Dark Knight" news, we spoke with Gary Oldman about his return to Gotham City. See what he had to say in the video below.
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The Bluth family's master plan to reclaim the public spotlight has moved several steps forward in recent months, with perhaps the biggest move of them all made over the weekend: new episodes of "Arrested Development" are officially coming to Netflix.
Deadline reports that Netflix has outbid prominent pay cable networks to attain the rights to the upcoming new season of "Arrested Development," a series of episodes that will reportedly pave the way for a big-screen comeback. The exact number of episodes remains undetermined, and it's said that specific episodes will be designated to specific characters. (Please, someone get me that Tobias Funke episode ASAP!)
Arnold Schwarzenegger is surely back. The former Governor of California has already taken close-to-center stage in the first "Expendables 2" poster, and now he's showing off just how much he's willing to endure during his long awaited return to the action movie arena.
"Got a little banged up on set today," Schwarzenegger tweeted from the set of "The Last Stand," his modern Western currently shooting in New Mexico. He posted a photo revealing his banged up forehead, along with a smirk that practically shouts "no problemo."
"Thanks to the medical staff who got me back in action an hour later!" he added.
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