Our weekly column looks at the recent trend of superhero film production through Twitter.
Here we go again with our weekly look back at superhero film promotion via Twitter. As I’ve been writing this column, I’ve been pining for some hint as to whether a teaser trailer for The Wolverine will be released anytime soon. Well…looks like it’s finally going to happen and I for one cannot wait! James Mangold confirmed the news on his twitter feed, along with these lovely BTS shots, which give more of a flavour of the different locations to be used in the film, and they leave me more excited than ever.
Bryan Singer meanwhile has been tweeting away pics of Montreal where he is currently staying for the pre-production and production of X-Men: Days of Future Past. While those pics have been nice and an indication of how things are for Singer right now, this particular pic is intriguing and adds some more information about who we can expect in the upcoming film:
The information web of Marc Webb (ahem) in New York is being continually spun as well, and he recently tweeted some very interesting pics which might well indicate the origins of a certain character in The Amazing Spider-man 2. The Ravenscroft Institute is essentially the Marvel equivilant of DC’s Arkham Asylum, and so to see it being featured in a Marvel film finally is quite exciting and an indication perhaps of where more villains could come from in subsequent films. My bet is on Electro (James Foxx) being the one who is subjected to some kind of experiment by Oscorp industries (note the listing for “Voltage Cells”), and the one who is being transferred in the box pictured below. It also adds a kind of duality to both Peter Park and Electro, which is always crucial to these films where heroes and villains are often the flip side of each other. We shall have to wait and see.
James Gunn, director of the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy continues to be an active Twitter participant, but there hasn’t been any light shed on the production so far, so it remains a case of wait and see. Glad to see he has someone to keep him company on his way work to work though.
Robert Rodriguez, director of the upcoming Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For has been much the same, although he recently launched a new initiative whereby people are invited to submit movies of themselves acting for a particular short film he is making, and I think this kind of project is indicative of the power of social media as well as the internet in getting things like that made, which create more of a dialogue with the audience and involve them at the same time. We here at AP2HYC wish him the best of luck with it.
Well that about rounds up this week, and if you have any thoughts on this or any other cool content you’d like to share that’s been featured on Twitter, please feel free to link to it the comments section below, and of course offer your opinions on this week in Twitter!
Stick with us each week as we cover these filmmakers and what tweets they bring…