Monday, September 22, 2014

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Turns 50: Can't Wait To See You On The Big Screen Solo

It was 50 years ago today, that The Man From U.N.C.L.E. had its TV debut. Next summer Henry will be portraying the man himself, American spy Napoleon Solo on the big screen. But it was Robert Vaughn who made the role famous in the 1960s. Today the HMSS Weblog has an anniversary post for those who want to learn more about the history of the show. AMC's John Campea also recently talked about the anticipation for the film, ahead of its August 14, 2015 release. He answers a fan's question, who wondered if it was a good idea for Warner Brothers to move U.N.C.L.E. to August, from its original release date of January, 2015. Rocket Raccoon holds the answer for you. WATCH at about the 10:20 mark.

Faye was among the lucky fans who got a personalized sneak peek at Solo in this great promo shot. As you can see, Henry is pretty much owning the part.. didn't doubt his spy skills for a second. Don't miss all of our coverage (1/2) on The Man from U.N.C.L.E. as we count down to the film's release!

Contributor: Priya8888

Saturday, September 20, 2014

'The Great Wall' Update: Matt Damon Up For Henry's Role

It was a role Henry was cast for and attached to for a while, the lead in Legendary's The Great Wall. But after production delays and a change in directors, Deadline is now reporting Matt Damon is up for what at one point was Henry's part:

This is the China-set epic that Legendary Pictures principal Thomas Tull has been trying to mount for the past several years. Scripted by Carlo Bernard and Doug Miro, the film was going to shoot last year and give Legendary a foothold into the China market, at the time with Ed Zwick helming. While Zwick went as far as casting Henry Cavill and Benjamin Walker, it just didn’t get over the wall that time (..)

The Great Wall reveals the mystery behind why the Great Wall was built, and the secrets that are kept under its stone structure. The film will be produced by Thomas Tull, Chuck Roven, Jon Jashni and Alex Gartner.

We would have LOVED to have seen Zwick's version, that had Henry traveling through 15th century China as a British soldier. But had Henry filmed that project last year, he likely wouldn't have been available to do The Man from U.N.C.L.E. - and we can't even imagine that thought.. *gasp* 

So go ahead Matt Damon aka Batman's BFF, take The Great Wall. We'll keep Solo, because we know he'll shine in that U.N.C.L.E. role come August 14, 2015. And then he'll kick your buddy's butt a few months later.


Henry's fans.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Loud Blasts, Choppers, Fake Rain: Busy Night On The 'Batman v Superman' Set

UPDATE 9/20: Watch WXYZ's report. So jealous of you right now Detroit.


After a few days of relative quiet filming at the Michigan Central Station, tonight it's ON. Enjoy the show Detroit fans!

meagelliott: "Lots of special effects in the neighborhood"


stickrmada: "Getting ready to have our own fire while they blow sh*t up at the train station"

Image: BrownBoySwag

Image: redbritain

Image: stickrmada

Image: repayourcity

Illinois Update: 'Batman v Superman' Filming Set For November

Illinois fans have been waiting impatiently for Clark to come home, since it was announced Batman v Superman will be filming in that state after Zack Snyder shot part of Man of Steel there.

The shoot at the Kent farm was initially set for earlier this year, but was pushed back along with the movie's release. Illinois film officials later said the cast and crew would be coming in October, but it seems fans will have to wait a little longer than that. According to Reel Chicago, filming will now happen in November:

After six months of filming in the Detroit area, “Batman vs. Superman” is tentatively scheduled to film in Illinois for one to two weeks. The Yorkville location is the farmhouse where Superman grew up and the producers need to film winter scenes there.

        Image: @_LaurenKay_

That makes complete sense to us, since that's when the original filming was set to take place.. with snow on the ground. Filming is reportedly also set for Chicago. Keep in mind the studio just put out a casting call for extras in Lansing, Michigan, with that shoot set for mid-October, so November in Illinois sounds about right. But what about Morocco and the South Pacific? -- Updates as we get them.  

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Michigan Central Station: Latest 'Batman v Superman' Shoot

It's safe to say that when the Detroit TV stations start reporting on a Batman v Superman location, pretty much the whole town hears about it. CBS Detroit shared their photos today from the latest set of the film. Neighbors and fans also captured some of the scene last night. Check out their pics and stay tuned for the latest from Detroit.

Image: AllyMC11

Image: Jtotovino

Dear Zack & J.J. -- Stop Messing With Our Heads (We Are About To Explode With Joy)

OMG. A first look at the Millennium Falcon, and it's taking a jab at the Batmobile. On VIDEO. Oh yeah, we'd say J.J. Abrams has brought it. Your turn Zack Snyder!

This latest tweet by the Star Wars director was in response to a Stormtrooper's arrest in Gotham over the weekend.

Seriously, what can Zack possibly do to top THIS??. HOLY COW.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Buzz: A Smiling Solo Spotted In SFX Magazine

Yes, we're going to have to wait a little longer to see Solo in action on the big screen, after The Man from U.N.C.L.E. was pushed back to August 14, 2015. But today SFX reminded us why it will be worth it! -- the magazine has a profile on the film, that includes a smiling Henry candid as he got ready for a scene in Rome last October. And can you ever get tired of watching Solo ride a Vespa? ;)

Just a few weeks ago we got the first official U.N.C.L.E. stills, and we can't wait to see what comes next. Less than 11 months to go!

SFX scan via LaneyBoggs2001

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A Screeching Batmobile & Gunfire On 'Batman v Superman' Set

Image: shelbymurphy88


A day after some explosive action on the Batman v Superman set, we get a screeching Batmobile and gunfire. Yeah Detroit, you win at life and we weep as we watch from home. Bring on March 25, 2016!  

Images: ra_el7

Images: JaredM0r0n

Image: szw88

Durrell Wildlife: Henry's New Message For You & His Encounter With A Ploughshare Tortoise

As you know, just last month Henry was announced as the first ambassador for Durrell Wildlife. Now the charity has shared more of his visit to the park, along with a new message from Henry:

Fellow conservationists,

I couldn’t help but bring yet another article to your attention.

Further proof that our support is used in the best ways possible and that any donations we make goes towards saving 50% of the top ten reptile and amphibian species benefiting from zoos.

The herpetology department at Durrell and its head, Matt Goetz work incredibly hard and all of their efforts are making genuine differences. Once again Durrell comes up trumps!

Stop by to learn more about the race to save the endangered tortoises, Henry's involvement with Durrell Wildlife, and how you can adopt his Gorilla family!

Screencaps by where you can see the rest.

MI Filming: Explosive Night On The Set Of 'Batman v Superman'

You know that didn't end well. We are getting a first look at the aftermath from the latest set of Batman v Superman in Detroit courtesy of Tim Malin and Tim Reinman.

MLive's Eric Lacy was the first to report from the set, as production set up last night. 

While the production team took every possible step to alert authorities about the fiery scenes, the filming still took some neighbors by surprise. 

Cinematographer Larry Fong further clarified, when one woman voiced her concerns about the overnight shoot.

Filming continues this week. The studio is also looking for extras for some scenes that will be shot in Lansing next month. Here's the info you need to know if you'd like to apply:

[GENERAL EXTRAS] Males and Females, 18 years of age and older. All types, shapes, and sizes. Any ethnicity. No experience necessary.

Shooting will take place in Lansing, Michigan on October 16, 2014 and October 17, 2014. These will be night-shoots. Pay is $65.20 for the first 8 hours, then overtime after that. A fully catered meal will be provided.

To be considered, send in a current color snapshot (only you in the photo, no hats or sunglasses), your first and last name, location, date-of-birth, and cell phone number:

Put “LANSING EXTRAS is the subject line of your email.

Michigan State University students, faculty, staff, and alumni are especially welcome to submit.


All talent including minors and foreign actors MUST be legally eligible to work in the state of Michigan and in the United States.

Good luck everyone! -- hope you get your chance to work with Superman ;)

This weekend The Sunday Times had an article with Ben Affleck, where he talks about sharing Batman's "deeply buried and contained" anger:

“When it does kind of come out, it comes out in stronger bursts. I tend to be respectful, polite, get along, put up with, put up with, put up with… then, when it finally emerges, it’s not something I have a ton of control over. I’m not gonna go into a Wolverine berserker rage, but I do have a, I do… That is an interesting thing that you point out. That’s my personality… By the way, that’s a character flaw, I think. I should sit down and say, ‘Listen, I just want to let you know what happened there wasn’t OK’, instead of going, let it go, let it go, let it go… ‘Ah, that’s not a big deal’, until finally you just pop!”

A little bit scary right? but then we remembered his sweet pic with a fan in Detroit. Nice try Batman, we know you're a good guy. That's the latest from Detroit. More to come.