A @#$%-Pile of Movie News: Hobbit, Man of Steel, Ghobusters, Wolverine


? The Hobbit poster is so pretty. You can see much bigger versions of all the individual scenes over at First Showing, because I have start my multi-day trek to SDCC in a minute and I have no time to post them here.

? The incredibly unilluminating Man of Steel official plot synopsis is as follows:

In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Henry Cavill) is a young twenty-something journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond his imagination. Transported years ago to Earth from Krypton, a highly advanced, distant planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question ‘Why am I here?’ Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Diane Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Kevin Costner), Clark discovers having extraordinary abilities means making difficult decisions. When the world is in dire need of stability, an even greater threat emerges. Clark must become a Man of Steel, to protect the people he loves and shine as the world’s beacon of hope – Superman.

Superman doesn’t like having powers? And he’s having a existential crisis? Fucking great. What is this a prequel to Superman Returns? JUST PUNCH THINGS, GODDAMMIT (Via /Film)
? Etan Coen, writer of Tropic Thunder, has been hired to write yet another script for Ghostbusters 3. It’s still never going to happen, obviously. (Via Twitch)
? Actually Japanese people have been hired to play Japanese roles in the Wolverine sequel! Madness! Hiroyuki Sanada is crime boss Shingen, Hal Yamanouchi is crime boss Yashida, Tao Okamoto is Logan’s gal pal Mariko, Rila Fukushima is an assassin named Yukio, and the admittedly non-Japanese but still Asian Will Hyun Lee will be the Silver Samurai. Enh, four out of five ain’t bad. (Via ScreenRant)