A while back, I let you know that a sequel to CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON was in the works and that Ronny Yu was in talks to direct. Well, I don’t know what was said in those talks, but Yu ain’t directing squat. Instead Deadline is reporting that fight choreographer Yuen Wo Ping will direct.
The sequel will see the return of actress Michelle Yeoh and the arrival of actor Donnie Yen. CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON II – THE GREEN DESTINY is based on the final book in the Crane Iron Pentalogy titled Iron Knight, Silver Vase.
I’m really hoping that this movie lives up to the awesomeness of the first one, but with Yuen Wo Ping in the director’s chair…who knows. The dude is a wildcard in this position. He’s a fantastic choreographer, but his only directing experience was on the original DRUNKEN MASTER with Jackie Chan, and that wasn’t the most dramatic of fare. Eh; at least we can count on some great fist-and-feeticuffs.
Bryan Singer has once again shown his complete control of the Twitter machine, by posting another pic from the set of X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. This time we get our first look at James McAvoy as the younger Charles Xavier.
Some more pics from the set of TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES went online thanks to the people over at Super Hero Hype. They show the turtle actors in their specially designed motion-capture suits complete with shells. They also show what may be the updated Foot Clan. I’ll toss two below; you can click the link for the rest.
Let’s have a look, shall we?
Woo! Don’t go back in there!
We’re the Ghostbusters and we’re in control.
We also learned that William Fichtner has joined the cast of this movie as an unnamed character. The only information we have, is that Mr. Fichtner will be playing an iconic character in the Turtle-verse.
Director Marc Webb posted our first look at Paul Giamatti as Aleksei Sytsevich, a.k.a. The Rhino, onto his Twitter feed the other day. I’m hoping that this is before he becomes huge and Rhinoceros-like.
Another new poster, two new T.V. spots, and another new track from the soundtrack for MAN OF STEEL went online the other day. The poster shows Superman flying…again, but the T.V. spot actually has quite a bit of new footage including a shot of someone brandishing a wrist blade like Baraka as if it would intimidate a man who can juggle moons. The track is music.
Poster first, as is the way of all things.
Strange S-shaped weather we’re having.
With that vision firmly in your head, click on this link to Rolling Stone to place the music into your ears.
And now for the spots.
In a game of rock/paper/scissors/tank/Superman, Superman beats all. That is, of course, unless your rock is green.