Your 2006 Box Office Preview
December 23, 2005
Capes and the Caribbean, missions and Miami -- get ready for a hot New Year at the movies. "Extra" has your 2006 movie preview, complete with secrets from the sets!
After a long absence from the big screen, "Superman
Returns" in 2006 with relative newcomer
Brandon Routh as the Man of Steel. The casting choice
comes as a surprise to many, considering that several
bigger names had been circulating, including Brendan
Fraser, Josh Hartnett and even the small-screen "Smallville"
Superman Tom Welling.
Halle Berry is back as one of the super women of "X-Men
3," and the Oscar winner confided to "Extra"
that there will be major changes in her character Storm
in the new flick, like finally using her cape to fly.
Halle told us, "Because I've worn this cape for two movies now, and I never flew, the fans would see me on the street and say, ‘How lame are you? You don't ever fly in the movie.’"
Meanwhile, Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx take on the
super smooth "Miami Vice"
roles, in a film that was shot partly in the Dominican
"There were a lot of nice, beautiful-looking people down in the DR," Foxx said.
Tom Hanks cracks "The Da Vinci Code"
in 2006, and get this -- reportedly Russell Crowe had
first been considered for the lead. Hanks later won
out the role, which reunited him with the team that
helped him make a "Splash" back in 1984: Director
Ron Howard and Producer Brian Grazer.
"Hanks, I’ve worked with, this will be our fourth time," Grazer told us. "Ron and I have worked with him four times."
Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn are headed to theaters
in "The Break Up," the film
that allegedly sparked the pair’s romance.
Next year also will be a time for super sequels. Tom
Cruise has another high-octane "Mission:
Impossible." "I want this audience
to look at this movie and go, ‘How’d they do it?’"
Cruise told us.
Johnny Depp brings us the second "Pirates"
film in '06, and he revealed to "Extra" that
he may just keep the gold teeth. "The funny thing
is I don’t even notice them," he admitted. "At
this point, I’m so used to seeing them, brushing your
teeth, ‘Oh there they are again.’"
Looks like 2006 could be pure gold at the box office!