Originally I thought about doing these once a month, but movie news comes so quickly it looks like we’ll have two. Especially during the spring months as everyone increasingly anticipates this summer’s biggest releases. Anyways, let’s get things rolling with a bang!
Personally, I have never been the biggest follower of the Alien franchise, but this film looks awesome. The trailer is great, to start with, and seeing it alongside people who are buffs of the franchise gets me thinking this prequel is going to be a lot of fun with tons of answers and tie-ins to the original film. I’m hesitant towards Ridley Scott after Robin Hood, but if anything can revive him it’s this. My only confusion is why he went back and forth on calling it a prequel in the first place. It’s pretty obnoxious.
Meanwhile, Michael Wilkinson, costume design on Man of Steel, Snyder’s upcoming Superman reboot, recently spoke about how they came up with the red and blue rugged costume seen in promotional images.
Wilkinson explained that since they created a “neo-medieval” back story for Krypton (which included the creation of a new language), it made sense to utilize the suit design as part of the mythology. “Everyone on Krypton wears this suit,” he suggested. Using ZBrush and rapid prototyping, Wilkinson came up the blue/gray color and chainmail look. “It has function and purpose and a logic to this fantastical world,” he added.
In more slightly spoiler-ish manners, some set photos from the next Bond film, Skyfall, have released showing both Javier Bardem as the mysterious villain as well as at least one of the Bond cars, and it’s a classic. Check them out at the links.
In promotional news, character posters for Tim Burton’s next film, Dark Shadows, have released along with the first trailer. Based on the classic soap opera, I can’t say much to the authenticity, but the posters and trailer certainly suggest Burton’s iconic style. It definitely seems to have a really cool, retro 1970s vibe to it, so I hope the film itself holds a similar mood to the trailer.
Finally, the first official image from the CW’s new superhero show, Green Arrow, has released, and it’s pretty solid. I’m a fan of Smallville. Yes, it’s cheesy and very geared towards younger audiences at the time, but something about it is constantly a fun, exciting look at an iconic superhero. Needless to say I look forward to at least giving Green Arrow a try, even if it isn’t the same Oliver Queen seen alongside Clark Kent years ago.
That’s all for now! Keep a look out, as always, for more awesome trailers as the months wind down to certain major releases.