Extras! James Franco wants your money, Matt Damon changes his stripes, Avengers 2 will be Loki-less, Get ready for even more Spider-Man, And Sin City 2 is a dame to wait for! Plus much more!

Welcome to The Extras! A daily dose of all the smaller movie related news, clips and just plain cool stuff that you might have missed!

There’s a new trailer out for Kick-Ass 2. Apparently. I added that caveat in there because I’ve watched this thing about 3 times now, and I spot maybe two seconds of new footage. Maybe you can find some more?

That God of Mischief sure knows how to negotiate a contract. After appearing as the baddie in Thor, Tom Hiddleston’s Loki then went on to wear the big black hat again in The Avengers, and will once again be showing up in Thor: The Dark World. But it seems his villainous run has come to an end (for now), as writer-director Joss Whedon explains that you shouldn’t expect to see (and hear) the scheming god in The Avengers 2.

“Everyone is going to be looking for the Loki-Hulk smash moment and you’ll be looking for [a quim moment]. First of all, imitating what I did before is the surest way to do it not as well. Second of all, Loki’s not there to say those terrible things. Although I do think we should bring the word back, not as an insult, it’s just a nice word.”

Some would call bikini model turned actress Brooklyn Decker’s acting talent a stretch, and director Joe Carnahan would seemingly agree. Sort of. The buxom blonde has signed on to play the female lead in Stretch, Carnahan’s upcoming action comedy that will see Patrick Wilson as “a down-on-his-luck limo driver named Stretch who hopes to relieve his debt to a bookie by driving around a mysterious billionaire (Chris Pine) trying to sell his ledger of criminal associates to the highest bidder.” Decker will play Wilson’s wild ex-girlfriend.

My family in New Zealand inform me that there really aren’t Hobbits and Elves living in the Land of the Long Cloud, but how can I be expected to believe them when I see things like this 7 minute long featurette for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug?

Sony have just released the official dates for The Amazing Spider-Man 3 and 4, and it looks li- Wait a minute… The Amazing Spider-Man 4?! Yes, it looks like the planned trilogy has just become a quadrology. It would seem that director Marc Webb will be getting an extra film to flesh out his Spidey tale, which is a really good thing, because at the current rate of how they’re just throwing villains into the mix, they’re definitely going to to need some more room for story development.

The Amazing Spider-Man 3 will now be released on June 10, 2016, and The Amazing Spider-Man 4 will swing in on May 4, 2018. With The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hitting May 2, 2014, that means we’ll be getting a Spidey movie every other year for the next 5 years.

Speaking of release dates, if you’ve been looking forward to getting more noir comic goodness from Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, you’re going to have a wait a little bit longer. Actually, make that a whole lot longer. The prequel/sequel/parallelquel has been pushed back 10 months from its original scheduled release date of October 4, 2013 to August 22, 2014. The delay is apparently to allow extras time for Rodriguez – who is currently still in production on Machete Kills – to finish some effects work on the post production heavy film.

They say a cheetah can’t change his stripes, but what about a Matt Damon-zebra hybrid? The Oscar nominated actor will apparently be continuing his recent trend of chameleonic roles for Terry Gilliam’s upcoming sci-fi black comedy, The Zero Theorem, if this first pic is to be believed.

UPDATE: We’ve been naughty boys, and don’t feel like being sued, so we’ve removed the picture by request/demand of Maverickeye UG (ie. Douchebag and Sons).

The Zero Theorem will follow Christoph Waltz as he attempts to deduce the meaning of life using a specific theorem. Damon will play an ominous (and apparently fashion-challenged) character known simply as The Management, who gets involved somehow.

Did you know that Will Smith was once considered for the role of Superman or that we we saved from a Superman movie featuring Lex Luthor as an alien CIA agent simply by director McG’s crippling fear of flying? No, well then prepare to be educated by Indie Wire’s article on 4 Superman Movies That Never Took Flight. And if by some miracle you find yourself disappointed by Man of Steel when it comes out, just remember how much worse it could have been.

Following on from last week’s trailer there’s a new poster out for Paranoia which pulls off the double duty of educating us about chess and also informing us that Liam Hemsworth apparently runs like he’s ballroom dancing.

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It seems like everybody just wants to Kick some Starts over in Hollywood lately, and the latest celeb who wants you to part with your minimum wage money is James Franco. The actor and sometimes director is looking for $500 000 via crowdfunding site Indiegogo to make Palo Alto Stories, a trilogy of feature films based on Franco’s own short story collection about his hometown. That’s right, millionaire James Franco wants you to give him money so that he can tell you about his high school experience.  But wait! There’s more! If you donate $450, you get a voicemail message from the man himself! Can I get a Whoo? Didn’t think so.

We’re huge fans of Tenacious D around these parts (Lourens often refers to himself as Wonderboy, while we we actually call him Young Nasty Man) as the duo of Jack Black and Kyle Glass have not only produced some shredding tunes but also some hilarious comedy, and this latest short film they debuted on Jimmy Kimmel live is just another piece of brilliance.

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  • John Ambitious

    Paranoia was one of the greatest books I’ve ever read. I’m really hoping they didn’t completely shred the thing before giving it to Hollywood.