Ben Kingsley, one of the finest actors currently working, does not like Iron Man. Well, perhaps he likes the films Iron Man appears in, but he has it out for Ol' Shellhead himself, based on a new report that Kingsley's playing the villain in Shane Black's "Iron Man 3."
Kingsley's role remains under wraps, though it's said to be tied to Warren Ellis' six-issue "Extremis" comic book run. It's also not, apparently, The Mandarin, despite several clues pointing towards the ring-clad villain's ultimate involvement in the "Iron Man" movie franchise. Kind of a bummer, as Kingsley would be an excellent choice for an updated (see: not horribly racially offensive) version of the popular Marvel baddie.
Head on over to MTV Splash Page for more on the news!
Guy Pearce knows how to take a punch. That's because Guy Pearce is awesome. You can see just how awesome he is in today's edition of the Dailies, which contains the first five minutes from Pearce's new space prison-break action flick, "Lockout."
All that, plus a whole lot of love for Easter and "Aliens," in today's Dailies. Join us past the jump for more!
Milk, perhaps, was a bad choice at one point in time for legendary newscaster Ron Burgundy. Or, perhaps, it was the precise ingredient he needed to strengthen his bones, give him some energy, and come back one day for a triumphant return in the form of "Anchorman 2." (Perhaps. Or perhaps it's 3:45 on a Monday and I'm feeling loopy.)
Regardless of beverage-centric decisionmaking, another "Anchorman" is indeed a go, and producer Judd Apatow is pretty psyched. So psyched, in fact, that he's already dreaming up his wish list of cameos for the Will Ferrell starring sequel. (Hey, we've got our own "Anchorman 2" cameo wish list as well!) Find out everything he had to say on the developing comedy in the video above, courtesy of Hollywood Crush commander in chief Amy Wilkinson!
From the moment we first laid eyes upon the visuals of "Snow White and the Huntsman," we had an idea that we were in for something special. That's a testament to the star power of Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron, of course, but it also has a lot to do with the costuming of these fairy tale heroes and villains.
That's the handiwork of Colleen Atwood, an Oscar-winning costume designer with credits such as "Alice in Wonderland" and "Chicago" to her name. Atwood took MTV News behind the costumes of "Snow White" in the exclusive video below. Watch it and see what she had to say about costuming Stewart, Hemsworth, Theron and more!
"Snow White and the Huntsman" hits theaters on June 1, 2012.
People were hungry for more than just ham and Easter egg hunts this weekend, it seems. "The Hunger Games" continues to do massive business at the box office, claiming another first place title for the third weekend in a row. The Jennifer Lawrence-starring adaptation snatched up $33.5 million over the weekend, far outpacing its closest competitor, "American Reunion," which scored only $21.5 million. Guess people aren't as into Jason Biggs' junk as I thought they'd be.
To date, "Hunger Games" has made more than $300 million at the domestic box office, with its global total beyond $450 million. Not too shabby, Katniss!
Check back with MTV News later today for more box office updates.
You guys know Walter, right? He's the very manly Muppet who just starred in — you guessed it — "The Muppets" late last year alongside Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy. Although the whistling Walter is an official member of the Muppets gang now, shaking off your uber-fandom isn't something that happens overnight. It takes a good little while to accept one's place in the big leagues, though we'll say, Walter is doing a heck of a job at that.
Still, the little guy has enough time on his hands to indulge his inner-Muppets fandom on more than a few occasions. Case in point: this MTV Movies exclusive "Muppets" infographic, cooked up by Walter himself! His years of fandom and expertise are on full display here: he's kept tabs on all of Gonzo the Great's fantastic stunt work (and resulting damage), the results of Dr. Bunsen Honeydew's weirdest experiments, the various tools in Swedish Chef's kitchen, and more. Pretty impressive stuff!
Check out Walter's handy-dandy "Muppets" infographic after the jump!
The entire East Great Falls gang is back for another round of high school hijinks this weekend in "American Reunion," even if some alumni are bound to get more screen time than others. You'll see plenty of Oz, Finch, Stifler, Kev and Jim (perhaps too much Jim), but some of the other characters you've come to know and love make only the briefest of appearances.
Case in point: Nadia, the Czechoslovakian exchange student that helped turn Jim into an Internet celebrity way back in 1999. Shannon Elizabeth is indeed back for another round of pie-hurtling hilarity, and while her role is a quick one, we promise you this: it's a hilarious cameo.
MTV News recently spoke with Elizabeth about her brief "American" reunion and her future plans. Get the highlights past the jump!
You have to hand it to Guy Pearce: transforming yourself into a space-faring ex-special forces badass is no small feat, but Guy makes it look easy as pie. See for yourself in our exclusive clip from "Lockout," the new space-set action thriller hitting theaters next weekend!
In the film, Pearce plays Snow, a former covert operative now working on his own terms. Snow runs into a bit of trouble with government officials and faces a very bad punishment as a result. At the same time, a massive space prison just outside of Earth's orbit becomes overrun by the inmates with the President of the United States' daughter (Maggie Grace) trapped inside.
Black Widow doesn't have super-powers, but she can still kick your butt, as clearly evidenced in the first official clip from "Marvel's The Avengers."
In other Super News, guess who almost played Ra's Al Ghul in "Batman Begins" over Liam Neeson? You'll find out after the break as we examine all of the awesome Splash Page news from the past week. Join us or die!
Is that it for "The Hunger Games" and Gary Ross? That's a possibility we're looking at based on a new report that the filmmaker and Lionsgate are in "tough negotiations" regarding how much he'll earn for the planned sequel, "Catching Fire."
On paper, the idea of another director getting to put his or her stamp on the world of Panem isn't so bad; it'd be kind of nice to have a new voice in the mix. But Ross did such a fantastic job that without him as director, we would be looking at a very, very different movie—perhaps a movie that I, at least, won't want to watch.