"The things that I don’t like are kids acting like idiots, the devolution of the horror movie into torture porn and into a long series of sadistic comeuppances. Drew and I both felt that the pendulum had swung a little too far in that direction. …On some level it was completely a lark, me and Drew [Goddard, director] trying to figure out what the most fun we could have would be. On another level it’s a serious critique of what we love and what we don’t about horror movies."
Joss Whedon on Cabin in the Woods. Watch the trailer here.
Also, speaking of Joss Whedon - ahem - my Avengers fan art post isn’t getting nearly enough love. Go check it out if you missed it!
"I’ve spoken to Matthew [Vaughn] about ideas, but I can’t tell you what they are because they may or may not be the story. One thing I liked about our one was that it was different from the other three films…Magneto wasn’t a bad guy, we were friends. We’re now set up to go back to the way the other movies are, so we’ve got to try to be cleverer than that."
James McAvoy on a potential X-Men: First Class sequel
Very much agreed; there needs to be more depth to Charles and Erik’s interactions than “we are enemies now.” I’d love to see them play with the dynamics of that friendship by creating a scenario where they’re forced to work together again, or where Erik ends up saving Charles’s life in some way, in contrast with First Class. In any case, I look forward to the day when I no longer have to write “potential” in front of “sequel” regarding this movie!
Via Total Film.
"We will see the oceans of Pandora, which we haven’t seen at all and that’s an ecosystem that I’m dying to start designing because it’s going to look spectacular… It focuses it a little more on ocean issues, because we have a planet that’s a blue planet. From a distance, you look at it, the Earth is a lot more blue than it is, you know brown, the land mass. We’re making the oceans unsurvivable for a lot of the species right now. For a lot or reasons. It’s just a way to focus a little energy in that direction."
James Cameron, on Avatar 2, which he is currently writing in tandem with part 3.
He also adds that the sequel will introduce viewers to other planets besides Pandora.
Unlike most nerds, I’m not afraid to admit that I loved Avatar, so this all sounds good to me!
Read more and watch the interview at ComingSoon.net.
"In light of Jamey’s death — it became clear to me in an instant that living a gay life without publicly acknowledging it — is simply not enough to make any significant contribution to the immense work that lies ahead on the road to complete equality."
Zachary Quinto, on coming out as gay after hearing about the suicide of teenager Jamey Rodemeyer.
Good for him!
Via LA Times.
"You’ve got to imagine, it’s enough of a shock to accept the fact that you’re in a completely different time, but everybody you know is dead… He’s just lonely. I think in the beginning it’s a fish out of water scene, and it’s tough. It’s a tough pill for him to swallow."
Chris Evans on Captain America in The Avengers