If “Interstellar” is leaving you with a bunch of questions, here are some ways to get answers:
Director Christopher Nolan has written a prequel comic book to fill in some backstory. Without giving too much away, it’s about Dr. Mann, the scientist who, before the movie begins, led the original exploration to find a new planet for beleaguered Earthlings. The seven-page “Absolute Zero” will be published in the next Wired magazine, out Tuesday. Or read it now at Wired.com.
And if you’re feeling the need to see the movie again — and again and again — Leawood-based AMC Theatres has your ticket. AMC Stubs members can buy a special pass to see “Interstellar” as many times as they want. The price varies from city to city. In the KC area, it’s $27.99. (Strangely, it’s only $24.99 in St. Louis and Denver and $19.99 in Cleveland. But New York, L.A. and the San Francisco area are charging $34.99. AMC says it’s all based on the ticket prices in each market.)
Watch out, Cap
The talented Daniel Bruhl of “Inglourious Basterds” grew up in Germany. So with that accent of his, he’s obviously a bad guy, right? That’s the buzz around Marvel Studios’ announcement that with his “ability to deliver intense, nuanced performances,” Bruhl will join 2016’s “Captain America: Civil War.” Everybody is guessing he’ll play a villain — most likely Baron Mordo, a Transylvanian nobleman, says SlashFilm.com. The baron might be just one of the villains taking on Cap, and then become the main baddie in Marvel’s “Doctor Strange,” also set for 2016.
Speaking of barons …
The computer-generated “Peanuts” movie isn’t due in theaters until November 2015, but the first trailer came out this week, featuring Snoopy atop his dog house, zooming around the Eiffel Tower and fighting his cursed nemesis, the Red Baron.
Also due next November: Daniel Craig’s next James Bond adventure, Pixar’s “The Good Dinosaur,” Matt Damon’s stranded-astronaut saga “The Martian,” the sci-fi drama “Midnight Special” and an untitled Christmas Eve comedy starring Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
▪ Sylvester Stallone tweeted that his “Rocky” spinoff, “Creed,” should start filming in January. Michael B. Jordan, of “Fruitvale Station” and the upcoming “Fantastic Four” reboot, will play the son of Rocky’s former opponent.
▪ 20th Century Fox bought the screenplay for the Boston Marathon drama “Boston Strong,” adapted from the book of the same name about last year’s deadly bombings, says The Hollywood Reporter.
▪ A keen observation on the Internet: You know how celebrity couples get nicknames like “Brangelina” and “Bennifer”? That would be dangerous for Katniss and Peeta of “The Hunger Games.” “Katta” would work. Other possibilities would be disastrous.
| Sharon Hoffmann, firstname.lastname@example.org