.some quotes and pics from recent articles regarding Man of Steel, including Snyder and Cavill going on the defense, tone-wise, saying it might be dark but it's not dark-dark, or whatever. The pictures are where it's at - Henry Cavill in a soaking wet wife-beater and a full-on shot of the suit, front-wards? Yes please!
--- Fiction Friends - The BBC catches up with Skyfall screenwriter John Logan, whose got a new play premiering in London called Peter and Alice, which is about the real-life meeting between the real-life inspirations for Alice and Wonderland and Peter Pan, starring Skyfall actors Judi Dench and Ben Whishaw. Sounds like a probable eventual movie to me, doesn't it? (thx Gus!)
--- Goody Lange - The third season of American Horror Story will be subtitled Coven, underscoring the promises of witchiness to come. I know it's going to be about New Orleans for the most part, and I know it's for "American" there in the title, but I'm keeping my hopes up that they'll be riffing on Suspiria-esque gialli anyway, just because I have to believe, I have to.
.coating Hugh Jackman's Wolverine claws with blood, but it makes them seem about a thousand times realer than they usually do, doesn't it?
--- Stomp This - As a tease it's a doozy - the new image from Guillermo Del Toro's Pacific Rim gives us foot-print in the sand. Is it a giant Jesus? Stay tuned.
--- Toon Terrors - Over at Stale Popcorn Glenn's looking ahead at the very sorry looking state of animated movies in 2013 - I'm with him on the character design in The Croods; it's straight up uncanny valley. They freak me out. No like.
--- Boffo Berry - If you're curious about this weekend's box office check it out over at The Film Experience - Nat's take is always my favorite take because of his weekly illustrations. He takes on Halle Berry this time - hopefully the success of her movie will lead o better things for its director Brad Anderson, we love him.
I heralded the re-arrival of Daniel Cudmore into the new X-Men movie - he played Colossus in the second and third X films, and he is a hot piece extraordinaire. (Check out the comments if you want to see somebody throw a bizarre anti-sex hissy fit about my post, too.) Relatedly, AICN tells us who two other new faces will be playing - I don't know of this Booboo person, seen to the right, I guess he was in the Twilight movies, but I approve.
--- Marshmallow Surprise - Hitfix caught up with Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas on the experience of watching his Kickstarter campaign explode last week, and they talk about where things stand, budget-wise - whether he'll be getting help from Warner Brothers or not, that kind of thing. Sounds like there could be a behind-the-scenes doc, too!
--- And finally, there's a new Game of Thrones trailer! This can't get here quick enough.