Are the actors who play Jesus getting older?

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The Bible says Jesus was “about thirty” when he began his earthly ministry, and most of the actors who have played him onscreen have been in their 30s as well.

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Watch: Three new clips from Last Days in the Desert

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Last Days in the Desert — starring Ewan McGregor as both Jesus and Satan — comes to theatres this Friday, and you can still buy tickets to some of the special “event” screenings that are taking place this Thursday. In the meantime, the distributor has released a few new clips from the film, which you can check out below the jump.

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Watch: Jesus has a fireside chat with Tye Sheridan in a new clip from Last Days in the Desert; plus new interviews

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Last Days in the Desert — starring Ewan McGregor as both Jesus and Satan — has been described as a story about fathers and sons. Two days ago, the first clip from the film showed Jesus meeting a father played by Ciaran Hinds. Now the second clip shows Jesus talking to the man’s son, who is played by Tye Sheridan.

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Watch: Jesus meets Ciaran Hinds in the first clip from Last Days in the Desert; plus new photos and interviews

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Last Days in the Desert is almost upon us. The film — which stars Ewan McGregor as both Jesus and Satan — opens next week, starting with special “event” screenings on May 12. And today we got our first non-trailer, non-featurette clip from the film.

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Watch: A better look at the Devil (and a few spoilers?) in a longer version of the Last Days in the Desert featurette

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Two days ago, I mentioned that very little footage from Last Days in the Desert had made its way online. Now I wonder if there might be too much footage out there.

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The outfit behind Silence and the last couple of Malick films acquires the rights to Mark Millar’s American Jesus

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Waypoint Entertainment announced today that it has acquired the movie rights to two comics written by Mark Millar — one of which, called American Jesus, concerns a 12-year-old boy who realizes that he is the Second Coming of Christ.

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