Muppets Most Wanted and Need For Speed premiere in L.A., while Veronica Mars opts for Austin and Noah holds its world premiere in Mexico City. Captain America: The Winter Soldier wows critics, and new clips promise laughs in Chef and eye-catching action in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. And five actors contend to be Star Wars' new hero...
Two new films held their premieres in Hollywood this week. Muppets Most Wanted's world premiere was attended by stars Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Kermit and Miss Piggy. Meanwhile, Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper and Imogen Poots walked the red carpet for Need for Speed, which also hits cinemas this weekend. Take a look at photos from the colorful if not slightly odd 'Muppets Most Wanted' Premiere. Or the marginally more grown up premiere for 'Need for Speed' and you can read the 'Need for Speed' Movie Review here.
Following its world premiere at the South by South West Festival, Veronica Mars also held red carpet premieres in Hollywood and New York with Kristen Bell and the cast. You can see the 'Veronica Mars' cast have their selfie game on point at SXSW for the premiere. Or you can read our 'Veronica Mars' Movie review here. And in Mexico City, Darren Aronofsky turned up with cast members Jennifer Connelly, Logan Lerman and Douglas Booth for the world premiere of his new film Noah, which also released a new extended trailer ahead of its release in two weeks. Here the detail on the 'Noah' movie making first waves in mexico despite religious controversy. And here's that 'Noah' extended trailer.
Along with its own premiere, Marvel started screening the sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier to the press this week, and buzz has been strong for the action movie reteaming Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L Jackson along with Anthony Mackie and Robert Redford. There's a new trailer this week for the film, which also opens in two weeks. Watch 'Captain America: The Winter Solider' Trailer.
Scarlett Johansson also stars in Chef, a comedy from actor-filmmaker Jon Favreau costarring Robert Downey Jr, Sofia Vergara and Dustin Hoffman. We got a glimpse of the film this week in a snappy clip featuring Favreau, Bobby Cannavale and John Leguizamo. The movie opens in May. Watch a 'Chef' clip here.
The sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For doesn't open until August, but a new trailer this week promises more heavily stylised noir action with returning cast members Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson and Jessica Alba, plus Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Josh Brolin and Jeremy Piven. It's once again directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller. You can take a look at the trailer for 'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For' here.
And ahead of the start of production next month, rumours are swirling about who J.J. Abrams will cast in Star Wars Episode VII. Apparently, the lead Jedi hero role is down to Downton Abbey's Ed Speleers, Breaking Bad's Jesse Plemmons, British actor John Boyega and theatre actors Matthew James Thomas and Ray Fisher. Girls' Adam Driver is reportedly set to play the main villain. We have more detail here on the 5 Actors Battling for the Lead in 'Star Wars Episode 7'.