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'Godzilla' international teaser: Bryan Cranston still wants the truth! -- VIDEO

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I still haven’t decided whether to jet to Egypt or Sweden on May 14 to get an early glimpse of Godzilla. The new monster movie, which has raised expectations with two riveting trailers, opens in five international territories two days before it debuts in the U.S. Don’t feel too bad: Japan, which has more than a little connection to the movie-monster, has to wait until July 25!

In this new international teaser, viewers get a re-spliced montage of destruction wrapped up in Bryan Cranston’s paranoid monologue. But this time, we get to glimpse Cranston telling some civilian that he’s not crazy. HE WANTS THE TRUTH!

Then… more wreckage, more stoic voiceover, more Ken Watanabe-as-Jeff Goldblum in Jurassic Park, and more teasing glimpses of the giant beasts (plural), including a great Dark Knight Rises bus shot with ‘Zilla’s craggly back silhouette reflected in the window.

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'Godzilla' trailer: The King of Monsters has a taste for prestige actors -- VIDEO

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Academy-nominee David Strathairn. Emmy-winner Bryan Cranston. Oscar-winner Juliette Binoche. Arthouse-Avengers Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen, and Oscar-nominee Ken Watanabe…

…meet Godzilla.

The first trailer for Legendary’s 2014 monster movie keeps the gigantic nuclear dinosaur mostly hidden behind veils of smoke, but there’s no doubting he’s got a big footprint. Strathairn air-drops a military unit into a destroyed city, and while we get to meet the heroes tasked with fighting the beast, we witness the wreckage he created. The soldiers announce their presence on the way down with red smoke trails. It’s a noble, heroic mission that sadly reminds me of sprinkling fish food into a fish tank. Bon appetit, ‘zilla.

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It's Marvel official: Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson are the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver in 'Avengers' sequel

The world may have known the casting of Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver for awhile, but nothing is set in stone until the almighty gods of superhero movies give the final say. Now, it’s set in stone — Marvel confirms Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene) and Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass) will be playing super-powered twins Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver in the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron.

No word yet on how they will be brought into the mega Marvel Cinematic Universe fold, but the addition of the Scarlet Witch seems to suggest the introduction of magic to the alien and tech-dominated MCU. In the Marvel comics, the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver are mutants — children of formidable metal-wielding mutant, Magneto. Because of the confusing movie rights issues between Marvel and Fox over X-Men (read: mutant) characters, the character Quicksilver will also appear in the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past. Evan Peters (American Horror Story) plays the speedy mutant in the May 23, 2014, film.

Although Taylor-Johnson and Olsen play siblings in the Avengers sequel, they will be onscreen together as a married husband and wife in the Frank Darabont-penned Godzilla reboot, set to be released May 2014.

Avengers: Age of Ultron is slated for a May 1, 2015, release date.

Casting Net: Aaron Taylor-Johnson joins 'Avengers' sequel as Quicksilver; Plus, Richard Gere, more

• Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who starred as the title character in Kick-Ass, is set to join The Avengers: Age of Ultron where he’ll play the part of Quicksilver — twin to the Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and son of Magneto. According to the report, the British actor had to figure out his publicity duties for the new Godzilla (which also stars Olsen) prior to committing to the sequel, which reunites Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Samuel L. Jackson, and Jeremy Renner. The Joss Whedon-directed sequel to 2012′s hugely successful The Avengers is set to hit theaters on May 1, 2015. Taylor-Johnson also starred alongside Keira Knightley as Vronsky in Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina and is married to Sam Taylor-Johnson, who is directing Fifty Shades of Grey.  [The Wrap]

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'Godzilla' castmembers talk about their roles in the film (and Bryan Cranston touches on post-'Breaking Bad' plans)

The cast of Godzilla, currently in the middle of filming the monster movie, stopped by EW’s Comic-Con suite over the weekend to talk with Sara Vilkomerson about their roles in the 2014 film. Director Gareth Edwards, Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston also talked about their the enthusiasm of the Comic-con fans, and Cranston revealed his post-Breaking Bad plans. Check out the interview below.

'Kick-Ass 2' international trailer: 'Try to have fun' -- VIDEO

When last we left the citizens-turned-superheroes of Kick-Ass, half of them were dead and the other half were covered in blood. But three years have been kind to Chloe Moretz’ Mindy Macready and Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s Dave Lizewski. She has nice bangs, he has a nice body… which they still use to totally take down any evil persons who get in their way. Did we hope for any different?

Bonus: some new footage of Jim Carrey’s Colonel Stars and Stripes, who brings with him the promise of gray-haired nihilism and a plan for a super-group of Kick-Assers. Or, put another way, “Try to have fun. Otherwise, what’s the point?”

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Casting Net: Bryan Cranston may star in 'Godzilla'; Plus Matt Smith joins Ryan Gosling pic, Melissa McCarthy, Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, and more

The Godzilla reboot may not have a final script yet, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t continuing to move forward on other fronts. Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson are reportedly in talks for the film, though no final decisions will be made till the script is set. Cranston has been popping up in smaller film roles recently, including Argo, while he shoots Breaking Bad, but it’s likely that he’ll start taking on more leading roles after this final season. [Variety]

Doctor Who fans, get excited: Matt Smith has been confirmed to star in Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut How to Catch a Monster. The film is being described as a fantasy, and follows a single mother and her teenage son into a dark underworld. Christina Hendricks (who co-starred with Gosling in Drive) and Eva Mendes (Gosling’s love interest in the upcoming The Place Beyond the Pines) have been confirmed to star in the film as well. [Variety]

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Casting Net: Robin Williams boarding drama 'Boulevard.' Plus: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ellen Page, Larry the Cable Guy

• Robin Williams will star in Boulevard, a drama about a man whose marriage is called into question after he encounters a mysterious younger man (newcomer Roberto Aguire), the films producers announced late Wednesday. Dito Montiel (A Guide to Recognizing Your SaintsFighting) will direct from a script by Douglas Soesbe (The Wrong Woman).

• Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick AssSavages, Anna Karenina) is currently the frontrunner to play the lead in the reboot of Godzilla. No deal is in place yet, or even close; Taylor-Johnson is reportedly awaiting Frank Darabont‘s pass on punching up the script by upcoming screenwriter Max Borenstein. Monsters director Gareth Edwards is helming the gritty take on the beloved Japanese fire-breathing giant lizard. [Deadline]

• Ellen Page is attached to headline an adaptation of Jean Heglan’s novel Into the Forest, about two sisters living in the California wilderness who have to cope when civilization begins to collapse. No other information about the project (writer, director, producer) has been released. [Variety via Twitter]

Chad Michael MurrayLarry the Cable GuyTika Sumpter (Sparkle), and Kathy Najimy (The Guilt TripRat Race) have joined the latest Tyler Perry production, A Madea Christmas. Murray will play a redneck antagonist, Sumpter a teacher, and Larry a man in an interracial marriage. Perry will write, direct, and star as the irascible Madea. [THR]

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Q&A: 'Anna Karenina' up-and-comer Alicia Vikander on Keira Knightley, corsets, Denmark's 'A Royal Affair'

Swedish actress Alicia Vikander has everything going for her as an up-and-coming ingenue: a softly beautiful face that gleams pink-cheeked innocence, solid acting chops, and a modest, European approach to Hollywood far more wise than her 24 years.

In Joe Wright’s film adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s late 19th century Russia-set novel Anna Karenina, out in theaters Friday, she stars as 18-year-old Princess Ekaterina “Kitty” Alexandrovna Shcherbatskaya (ok, it’s easier to say “Kitty), betrayed by Keira Knightley’s dark-haired adulterer Anna Karenina when the older beauty sets her aristocratic eagle eyes on the object of Kitty’s affection, Count Alexei Kirillovich Vronsky, played by blonde, pucker-lipped Aaron Taylor-Johnson.

EW talked to Vikander about working with Knightley and Taylor-Johnson, wearing those amazingly cinched-in and ornate corseted dresses in the film, and starring in another period drama as different kind of royalty, the Danish queen Caroline Matilda, alongside Mads Mikkelsen (aka the villain in 2006 James Bond romp Casino Royale), in A Royal Affair, Denmark’s official foreign film entry for next year’s Oscars.

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