Yesterday, we debuted your very first look at the sequel to Logan Lerman's breakout in "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief," but today MTV News has an exclusive interview with the "Sea of Monsters" star, talking about what's going to be different this time around.
"The first one was big," Lerman said of "The Lightning Thief. "It's definitely a bigger story [in 'Sea of Monsters'], bigger monsters, bigger effects, 3-D."
Check out more of our interview with Lerman about "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" above, and watch the entire interview when it airs on MTV during Rated MTV this Friday, April 5.
"Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" opens on August 16.
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We're not entirely sure if you've seen "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" by now, but if you haven't, there's a death about 20 minutes into the movie that should come as a surprise to anyone who hasn't seen the trailers, TV spots, or a synopsis of the toy-inspired sequel.
If you have, then you understand the shock (?) of seeing a headlining star bite the dust early in a big movie. "G.I. Joe" isn't the only example, however, and the folks over at Next Movie have put together an infographic that collects some of the most memorable early departures.
Check it out after the jump!
The guys from "This Is the End" put together a nice April Fools Day joke for us all, but the sentiment still stands, we deserve a "Pineapple Express" sequel.
Also, see what Carl Winslow is up to in today's Dailies!
In 2010, an odd movie called "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief" opened. The movie, based on the books by Rick Riordan, satisfied fans and help to create a legion of followers for the young lead, Logan Lerman.
Since then, Lerman has made a name for himself in movies like "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," and now he has returned to the worlds of gods and their half-mortal offspring.
Earlier today, MTV News exclusively debuted the trailer for "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters," and now we're breaking it down to the moments that got us most excited.
"Fast & Furious 6" might still be almost two months away from being released, but plans are already in the works for a follow-up. Star Vin Diesel took to his Facebook page to tease when the new movie will begin shooting.
"There was an early screening in LA this week of Fast 6. The crowd reaction was surreal… and their demand for the continuation was powerful… It’s remarkable to think I first embodied this character in 1999… and the evolution continues," he wrote, via /Film. "P.s. Filming begins this summer in LA, where it all started… talk about a studio in sync with the audience…"
George Lucas' original draft of the "Star Wars" screenplay has always been the stuff of legends. Facts like Luke Skywalker's original name (Starkiller) have peppered hardcore fan conversations for decades with only word-of-mouth to help spread the alternate universe version of the original "Star Wars."
But today, Dark Horse Comics announced that they are adapting that original draft from 1974 as an eight-issue comic series. The books will come from the pages of that rough screenplay, as adapted by writer J.W. Rinzler. The limited series will launch in September.
Click past the jump to read the full press release from Dark Horse.
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Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford may still be in negotiations to reprise their roles as Luke, Leia and Han Solo respectively, but that doesn't necessarily mean that we'll be hearing any details about "Star Wars VII" any time soon. "I don't feel anything at the moment yet," Ford teases about his reported role in the new "Star Wars" trilogy. "I don't even want to discuss that. It's great. Ain't it great?"
Obviously, fan-favorite "Star Wars" characters (such as Han Solo) will be making an appearance in the new trilogy in some way, shape or form. But what's to become of all of those other "Star Wars" characters that aren't quite as well known? Characters like Nien Nunb for example, the pancake-faced alien who co-pilots the Millennium Falcon with Lando Calrissian during the Battle of Endor.
If there's one thing you can take away from the trailer for "2 Guns," it's that Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington have amazing chemistry. The adaptation of the Boom Studios comic book of the same name teams the two actors up as an undercover DEA agent and Navy Intelligence officer who are both betrayed by their organizations and forced to work together to figure out why.
But, as can be seen in the trailer below the jump, "together" is a touchy word. At least Wahlberg and Washington work better alongside each other than their characters Marcus Stigman and Bobby Trench do, as their hilarious back-and-forth is the main element of the trailer that keeps it worth watching. It seems like this movie is going to be worth seeing for these two alone, despite having a strong supporting cast.
After spending some time as a "Wallflower," Logan Lerman is turning his sights back to the see for "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters," the sequel to his 2010 breakout "The Lightning Thief."
MTV News has your exclusive first look at the trailer, and if the preview of the movie is any indication, this thing is going to be big! Because those definitely are not sharks.
"Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" arrives on August 16, so you'll have some time to study up on your Greek mythology. You can also catch up with Lerman on Rated MTV this Friday, April 5 on MTV.
What did you think of the first trailer for "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters"? Let us know in the comments below and on Twitter!
Last week, Peter Jackson gave an exclusive sneak peek of "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" to the fans of "An Unexpected Journey" who bought the Blu-ray or DVD. During an hour-long livestream, Jackson answered some questions about the next movie, complete with behind-the-scenes footage from the film and two pieces of concept art.
Always one to please the fans, Jackson has posted a 6-minute segment of the livestream, ahead of an edited version of the whole thing going up over at the "Hobbit" official site sometime in the near future. What we get now is a look at the Q&A session, where you'll get looks at a few new characters including Evangeline Lilly as Tauriel, Luke Evans as Bard the Bowman, and Stephen Fry as the Master of Laketown.
We've taken a few screen grabs of the new stuff, plus a look at the concept art of Mirkwood forest. Check it all out after the jump!