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The past two years have been pretty special in the career of Jessica Chastain. The ginger babe had been sloughing through the dregs of TV guest spots and charming (but hardly ever seen) indies for ages before being recognized as the little snowflake that she is and thrust into the Cannes spotlight for Terrence Malick's "The Tree of Life." Two years later, she's navigated back-to-back awards seasons as a nominee and the gettin' is officially good. The world is her dainty little oyster.
The fact that "Man of Steel," director Zack Snyder and producer Christopher Nolan's highly anticipated Superman reboot, is going to serve as the first chapter of a much larger on-screen DC character universe should come as no surprise. What is surprising is that someone at Warner Bros. has finally officially confirmed that that's indeed the plan.
"['Man of Steel'] is setting the tone for what the movies are going to be like going forward. In that, it's definitely a first step," said Jeff Robinov, president of Warner Bros. Pictures Group, in an exclusive interview with Entertainment Weekly. Get More »
Hey remember way back on Thursday when we told you that Matthew McConaughey is going to star in Christopher Nolan's new sci-fi epic "Interstellar?" Well, it turns out that he's not the only one, as according to Deadline, Oscar winning actress Anne Hathaway is in talks to reunite with her "The Dark Knight Rises" director as McConaughey's co-star.
Are you ready for Catwoman in Space?
Before you get too excited, we should reiterate that there's no deal yet in place, so it's possible this one might fall through. But given Nolan's track record of putting together the smartest blockbusters in Hollywood (see: "Inception") and their working relationship, "Interstellar" would seem to be the perfect follow-up for Hathaway after her award-winning turn in "Les Miserables." Get More »
Matthew McConaughey is having a stellar couple of years. After a decade in rom-com hell, the chiseled actor has resurrected his career with eye-opening (and shirt-opening) turns in acclaimed films like "Bernie," "Killer Joe" and "Magic Mike," leading to award season buzz and prompting fans and Hollywood insiders alike to reconsider just what he's capable of.
So how do you top such a stellar run? Apparently, by becoming "Interstellar."
So, here's a rumor for you guys: According to Ain't It Cool News, not only is Lex Luthor going to be a fairly major presence in the upcoming Superman reboot "Man of Steel," he's going to be played by Mackenzie Gray, who once played a Luthor clone in the long running Superman TV series "Smallville."
Then again, that might all be a bunch of crap. Get More »
Rumors have been swirling about what Warner Bros. is going to do with their mountain of DC superheroes in the wake of Marvel's dazzling success with "The Avengers," but the studio has backtracked on Will Beall's script and may be unable to reach their 2015 release date for "Justice League."
Or can they? The (frequently correct) rumor mongers over at Latino Review have just posted a video claiming to have inside info that the masterminds behind this summer's "Man of Steel" (Christopher Nolan, Zack Snyder, David Goyer) will be taking the reigns of the entire DC Universe, with Snyder directing Justice League and… *drumroll* Christian Bale returning as Batman! Get More »
Finding the right director for their movie is one of the biggest and most important challenges studios face. After all, the director shapes every aspect of the film, from the story to the cinematography to the cast. And if you do manage to get the right director, the reward can often be measured in Oscar nominations.
But if you get the wrong director? Well, that can be measured too — in YouTube parodies.
Say hello to Oscar Nominees with the Wrong Director. Get More »
Did you happen to miss all three Christopher Nolan-directed Batman films? Well, congratulations, you're a social outcast who can't be counted on for anything.
Just kidding! You're probably a wonderful person. And good news: Our friends at Screenrant are here to help! They've mashed up all 458 combined minutes of "Batman Begins," "The Dark Knight" and "The Dark Knight Rises" into one handy little three minute clip with all the basics.
So now when your friends get into a heated debate over who was the better villain, between Joker and Bane, you can chime in with an appropriately-placed, context-free tidbit from the video above. Example: "I like it when the Joker says, 'This town needs a better class of criminal, and I'm going to give it to them.' That was great." Then, sit back and enjoy the suspicion-free praise of your taste in dramatic movie lines.
There were a lot of confusing and intriguing sci-fi films last year — "Looper" and "Prometheus" both come to mind right off the bat — but as interesting as those films might have been, frankly we didn't really have the energy to even try to figure them out. The reason? We're still busy puzzling over 2010's "Inception." What does it mean?
Whether you want to save Gotham City, attend a crash course at Hogwarts or just hang out with Harold and Kumar, there's something for everyone on disc this holiday season.
Many of the 10 gift items listed here include the DVD, Blu-ray and a digital copy, so the movie you buy can play on a variety of gadgets, including computers, tablets and other portable devices. To sweeten the pot, many of these sets come bundled with books, lobby cards, figurines or limited-edition packaging that make Internet piracy a cheap (and lame) imitation.
We don't know if you've been naughty this year, but any of these discs would look nice wrapped in a big bow.
Also Check Out: The 50 Must-Have Movie-Related Gifts of 2012
(Originally published on Nov. 16, 2012)