Superhero Bits: The Dark Knight Rises, The Avengers, Green Lantern, Cowboys & Aliens, Captain America
Posted on Monday, June 20th, 2011 by Germain Lussier
Michael Caine has never been that good a source when it comes to Christopher Nolan‘s Batman movies so, take this with a grain of salt because it’s a real stretch. Some sites are reporting that this quote (from Collider), because of the pronouns (“patch them together, when they all get back”), means Michael Caine is hinting at a sidekick in The Dark Knight Rises. Is he talking about the film in general? Selena Kyle? Thoughts?
I started filming last week and I film next week. As the butler, I do a load of filming at the beginning, and everybody goes off and does all the adventures and they all come home shot to pieces and I patch them together when they all get back. Christopher Nolan, I think, is one of the greatest directors in the world and I’ve been lucky enough…this is my fifth movie with him. It’s such a pleasure to work with him and he’s so clever. We’ve all signed the Official Secrets Act. I’m lucky to be able to tell you the title of the movie. I remember I did an interview and someone said to me, “What are you doing next?” I said, “I’m doing Batman.” I saw Chris and he said, “Why did you tell them you were doing Batman?” I said, “Because I am.” He said, “You’re supposed to keep it secret.” I said, “I couldn’t keep that a secret.” Let me tell you…the plot is extraordinary…really extraordinary. I know why he wants to keep it a secret. You really need not to know till you see the movie.
Like that Captain America: The First Avenger featurette above? Well, the same people have a whole series of cool concept art from the film that you can check out. In addition to the photo above, Comic Book Movie has a bunch more.
You’ve already seen the new Batmobile from Batman Live, now hear its creator talk about its creation in detail thanks to Engadget.
Comic Book Movie reports that someone has seen 15 minutes of The Avengers and it “left my friend’s jaw on the floor.” Here’s the description but, realize, people working on the film have probably seen stuff and no one working on the film is dumb enough to say anything. So, grain of salt:
He/she was shown “animation of un shot battle scenes and saw footage of The Avengers together. no special effects yet.” I was told what was shown was pretty spectacular. And I can say just one more thing, The Hulk will play a “key role” in these screened battle scenes.
Is that true? Who knows, but Joblo seems to think it might be. Makes sense.
I hereby declare Green Lantern the worst superhero movie ever made. And yes I count The Phantom and The Shadow as superhero movies….Green Lantern was the cheapest-looking 300 million dollar movie I’ve ever seen. Why didn’t they give that money (to) Africa?….It had a couple of good moments, all coming from Mark Strong. But oh man….It was just such an ODD movie. Like it travelled here from a parallel universe where they made a Green Lantern movie in 1995…..But it was only eight quid and thus worth it. And I know I’ll go and see it again.