There have been a lot of casting miscues over the years when it comes to sci-fi flicks, but what if those decisions had gone a little differently?
The latest Iron Man 3 poster is all about newcomer Guy Pearce.
Guy Pearce is everywhere these days. This year, he starred in two sci-fi films (Prometheus and Lockout), and in 2013 he'll appear in Marvel's Iron Man 3. There, he'll play second fiddle to Robert Downey Jr., but 10 years ago, he could have headlined his own superhero movie—Daredevil.
Guy Pearce is seriously digging sci-fi roles these days. He's in theaters right now roaming a space prison in Lockout, we'll see him later this year in Ridley Scott's Prometheus, and now it appears he's signed on to play a pivotal role in Iron Man 3. So where does Pearce fit in to Tony Stark's next adventure?
In a late push to build some buzz for the futuristic prison flick Lockout, the studio has released the first five minutes online—and judging by the footage, it actually looks pretty good.
Long before Christopher Nolan was the golden goose that birthed a hit (soon-to-be) Dark Knight trilogy, he was just another buzzy indie director, riding the wave of his twisty noir flick Memento. It turns out the star of that 2000 film that put Nolan on the map, Guy Pearce, was also in talks to play a role in Nolan's Batman Begins. Who, you ask?
We're getting more and psyched for the space-prison escape flick Lockout, especially now that we've seen Guy Pearce in gravity-defying action. Now a new TV spot is here to up the ante yet again, and this time the action isn't just in outer space.
The more we see of writer Luc Besson's new sci-fi prison adventure flick Lockout, the more pumped we are about the Snake Plissken-style antics of leading man Guy Pearce. The first clip we showed you was all about the banter, but this time it's all about the sci-fi action.
The more we get to see of writer-producer Luc Besson's space-based film Lockout the more it looks like the kind of pulpy, anti-heroic fun that we haven't encountered since John Carpenter's Escape From New York. And by the looks of it, that's exactly what the filmmakers are going for.
Even if you believe Lockout is a shameless ripoff of Escape From New York, you can't deny this prison-in-space extravaganza packs some serious testosterone.