FROM SPLASH PAGE: During a recent press junket for April 24th’s “The Soloist,” actor Robert Downey Jr. confirmed with MTV News what comics fans had long been expecting: Tony Stark will indeed have two lovely ladies vying for his attention in “Iron Man 2”.
Of course, Gwyneth Paltrow is set to return as assistant/love interest Pepper Potts, but the sequel will also see the addition of Scarlett Johansson as Russian agent Natasha Romanoff, a.k.a. Black Widow.
Read more about the "Iron Man 2” love triangle over at SplashPage.MTV.com.
It’s been nearly three years since Jamie Foxx and Michael Mann last collaborated on “Miami Vice” and just as long since the pair announced plans for a fourth team-up. Now Foxx has confirmed with MTV News that their “Damage Control” is still on the way.
The film is planned as a sports drama, focusing on Foxx as a professional publicist/spin doctor who represents troubled players. With steroid abuse a major part of today’s headlines, Foxx believes that there’s no better time to get “Damage Control” to the big screen. Read More...
FROM SPLASH PAGE: From the costumes to the hairdos to the chosen storyline itself, “Dragonball Evolution” may not be the “Dragonball” movie that some fans are expecting, and the film’s director and stars say they're well aware they can't please everyone -- but that doesn't mean they won't try.
MTV News spoke with the the people behind the film and in front of the camera to get a roundup of the differences fans can expect to see between the live-action film, the various "Dragonball" anime series and the original manga that started it all.
For more on the changes made to "Dragonball Evolution" during the adaptation process, head over to SplashPage.MTV.com.
Though he stars as Duke in this summer’s “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”, Channing Tatum chatted with MTV News about how which other “Joe” role was his first choice and what it’s like working on such a major blockbuster.
“I wanted to play Snake Eyes,” laughed Tatum, who was promoting his upcoming film “Fighting.” “I wanted so badly to play Snake Eyes.”
That’s the role that, ultimately, went to Ray Park, but Tatum says that Snake Eyes remains the coolest of the Joes simply because he never says word, a demand that the film’s creative consultant (and writer of the 80’s Marvel “Joe” comics) Larry Hama demanded resolutely. Read More...
FROM SPLASH PAGE: With volume after volume of the original manga and hundreds of episodes of multiple anime series, it’s no surprise that next week’s "Dragonball Evolution" only touches the tip of the iceberg in regards to the epic mythology of "Dragonball." What is a surprise, however, is that a sequel has already been penned.
“I know they’ve written a second one and it’s pretty far out there,” actor Justin Chatwin told MTV News. Chatwin plays Goku, the hero of the tale, who seeks to recover the powerful "Dragonballs" and protect the world from the evil Lord Piccolo, played by "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" alum James Marsters.
Read more about a "Dragonball" sequel at SplashPage.MTV.com.
Just before making his day's first appearance on-set, "Counting Crows" lead singer Adam Duritz stopped to chat with MTV News in his trailer during the filming of his upcoming "Freeloaders."
Coming off a very late night of shooting the day before, Adam was nonetheless very energetic when it came to talking about his move from music to film and ended up chatting for nearly an hour about the project and how important it is to him.
Produced by Broken Lizard and Adam himself, the film focuses on a group of friends who have lived so long crashing on a rock star's floor (Duritz, guest-starring as himself) that they have no idea what to do when the star announces that he's moving and selling his Hollywood mansion. Read More...
In one corner, the bleached blonde "Buffy" vampire punk. In the other, the mysterious Edward Cullen of "Twilight" fame. So what happens when vampires clash and only one can be left standing? For that, we turned to James Marsters -- who played Spike for seven years on both "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel" and who stars as Lord Piccolo in April 10th's "Dragonball: Evolution."
"I'm not aware of a split," said Marsters diplomatically, explaining that there's definitely crossover between "Buffy" and "Twilight" fans including he himself who has read the "Twilight" books with his family.
"My niece started 'Twilight' and she was convinced that Edward was based on Spike," Marsters laughed, "I thought that was fabulous. I'm her guardian and that's just fine if she thinks that way." Read More...
To back his upcoming interview antics in "Bruno", Sacha Baron Cohen created 30 or more fake companies, complete with detailed artificial websites, several of which have just vanished from the internet.
The Smoking Gun has been keeping a watchful eye on Cohen, spotting four fake film production companies online. Potential interviewees were directed to these sites in support of Cohen's new filmic alter ego, a flamboyant Austrian fashion critic, Bruno, who made regular appearances on "Da Ali G Show". Today, all four of those website have been erased, but records indicate that at least 27 additional companies have been registered by the actor. Read More...
With films like "Beowulf" and the forthcoming "Avatar" continuing to put 3D in the limelight, it's only natural that we'll be seeing more of them on the horizon. And if there's any genre that's made for the format, it's horror. Case in point: "Piranha 3D", a loosely-adapted remake of the film that launched Joe Dante's career (and whose sequel, "Piranha II: The Spawning" was the directorial debut of James Cameron).
The news broke last year that Alexander Aja -- the French horror director famous for "High Tension," "Mirrors" and the 2006 remake of "The Hills Have Eyes" -- would be helming the remake, but now some production delays have since lead to a somewhat delayed start-date. Read More...
As one would expect, while Chris Pine wound up snagging the role as the captain of the Enterprise, there were a few others in contention for the iconic role. Among them? Pacey Witter himself. At the NY Comic-Con, "Fringe" star Joshua Jackson revealed to MTV News that he auditioned for two different "Star Trek" roles, among them Captain James T. Kirk.
"The only audition my darling girlfriend has ever been upset with me for not getting the role is Captain Kirk," Jackson says, "She was like 'Look honey, don't screw this up. It's Captain Kirk. It's a legendary role. It is a tough act to follow.'" Read More...