The Fangirly Diary of a Geek Girl: The wind of change~
Happy Birthday, Idris Elba!
So Hiddles and Benny Batch were yesterday at TIFF… and I have so much envy for those who could attend. And I don’t mean the fans freezing their asses off outside. I mean the ones that got to see the movies with them nearby… and the even luckier ones who get to be on the TIFF parties~ Like The Fifth State one where Benny “timidly” dances to “Get Lucky” while my other Ginger Prince, Fassy, was listening to “Lose Yourself to Dance” and doing just that. Yep, Michael Fassbender and the other guys from 7 Years a Slave (that is Steve McQueen and Paul Giamatti) crashed the party~
So remember that Benedict wasn’t working with Guillermo del Toro on Crimson Peak anymore and I was sad about it? Sometimes you loss some, sometimes you win some… now Hiddles will get the part~ I’m ok with this since he looks more like Jessica Chastain’s brother than my Posh Alien Prince. Get money, Tom! He will also be with Charlie Hunnam and Mia Wasikowska. Ben has given him his blessing already~
The thing is we’re really good friends, and as soon as Guillermo called, I called Benedict and I said this is happening, and he was like, ‘Amazing!’. So, I had his blessing.
Also, Benedict recomfirmed that there are no news about Star Wars casting:
This is the simple truth. J.J. [Abrams] and I have worked together before. I would love to work with him again. No offer has been made. That is that. And that is that.
Back to Hiddles, he’s totally behind James Spader as the new villain in The Avengers: Age of Ultron~
I always knew [Joss Whedon] would make a good choice. James Spader I’ve been a fan of for as long as I can remember. I saw him in ‘Lincoln,’ and it felt like I haven’t seen James Spader for a while. I thought he was wonderful in it.
Talking about that movie, Marvel Co-President Louis D’Esposito talked about Tony Stark’s return in that movie. Dude may have blown up his suits, but he sure ain’t done tinkering. He’s still Iron Man at heart! But more importantly, D’Eposito also talks about the possibility of doing a female-driven superhero film:
There’s obviously a drumbeat that is banging louder and louder that we want a female lead superhero. [W]e have strong female characters in our films from Black Widow to Pepper Potts to Peggy Carter and you never know. Maybe there’s an offshoot film with one of them. Or Captain Marvel, you know?
Yay for Captain Marvel! Not yet though. Plans are made for their two-films a year schedule. But if they manage to make a female lead movie before DC makes their Wonder Woman one, I will laugh and laugh~
So, we know how much Hugh Jackman loves playing Wolverine (even more than Hiddles loves playing Loki I expect), but could X-Men: Days of Future Past be the last time he puts on the (CGI) Adamantium claws?
It may be the last. By the way, it didn’t hit me until three weeks before the end [of shooting X-Men: Days of Future Past], because we promoted The Wolverine and I came back on set with three weeks to go, and that’s when I went, ‘Well, who knows? Maybe there’s no more Wolverine. Maybe this is it. Who knows? Maybe.’ So I really made the most of those last few weeks. I enjoyed every time I put the claws on.
Talking about last times, Hayao Miyazaki confirmed his retirement from movies, but he will be showing up around Ghibli from time to time!
I’m going to be free. At the same time, as long as I can drive my car to the studio, I’ll go. If there are things I want to do, then I will.
And finally, Will Smith may be in the Independence Day sequel after all! Yup, guess since After Earth gig didn’t turn out well, despite that awesome Carlton Dance in The Graham Norton Show. Then again, Will Smith has been linked to sequels of Hancock, Bad Boys and I, Robot.
And that it’s for the week. Before I go, here are the Swedish covers of Harry Potter that for some reason have surfaced this week on the internet despite being around for years. They look so damn awesome though! My favourites are Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: