Extras! Nick Stahl is kind of OK, What Barack Obama told Jaden Smith about the aliens, Women go wild on Magic Mike set, New Prometheus featurette introduces Vickers, Harry Potter owls gets dumped, Gotham City burns and the greatest movie themed ad the world has ever seen! Plus much more!

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Welcome to The Extras! A daily dose of all the smaller movie related news, clips and just plain cool stuff that you might have missed!

It seems that whatever Bane may be, he’s certainly not a liar. When that man promises/mumbles that “Hgofthamn kwill fburm” he ain’t kidding around, as you can see by this new poster for The Dark Knight Rises.

Inspired by Battleship, JoBlo takes a hilarious look at exactly how it’s possible that a board game can be made into a movie.

Sort of good news now as actor Nick Stahl (which, as we reported, was declared missing last week) has resurfaced via an email he has sent to his friends and family (but suspiciously not his wife), declaring that he is sorry for the trouble and is headed to drug rehab. Remember, kids: Drugs is bad m’kay?

There’s a new Prometheus featurette out. This time focusing on Charlize Theron’s Vickers. Unlike pretty much every other piece of promo material for the movie, this is pretty spoiler free.

And for today’s bit of downer news: Now that the Harry Potter series has wrapped up, it would seem that hundreds of owls – bought as pets when the Potter craze was at its highest – are being illegally released into the wild, leading to their starvation.

English town Staines has had their name officially changed to distance themselves from Sacha Baron Cohen creation Ali G claiming it as his home town. Somehow though, I don’t think they thought through all the pun possibilities of new name, Staines-upon-Thames.

At the recent Kapow! Comic Con, actor Nathan Fillion got to meet a young boy dressed as Mal Reynolds, Fillion’s character from Firefly/Serenity. If you’re not even doing an internal “Awwww…” at that pic, then it’s official: You have a lump of coal where your heart should be.

Will Smith is turning into a complete badass it would seem. Yesterday he was slapping Russian reporters like they owed him money, and now we find that he kicked an extra off the set of Men In Black 3 for apparently trying to snap a spy pic of him.

There’s a mantra I live my life by: In Nolan we trust. (OK so it doesn’t really help me in all life situations. Sorry, jumper on that bridge that I gave that advice to). There’s a negative buzz building for Chris Nolan’s decision to have Selina Kyle aka Catwoman portrayed by Anne Hathaway in The Dark Knight Rises, so just as a reminder to where our trust should be placed, somebody has put together this look at the internet’s reaction at the casting of Heath Ledger back in 2010. We all know how that turned out.

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Judging by the heavy panting I generally hear from lady friends whenever Magic Mike gets mentioned, I always expected the females to lose their minds once it hits the big screen. For some women though, they couldn’t even wait that long, as was revealed to Entertainment Weekly. Apparently, during one erotic dance scene, the female extras on set got very “grabby” with Matthew McConaughey’s thong, resulting in a major wardrobe malfunction. Instead of stopping the scene though, director Steven Soderbergh just encouraged the actor to keep going.

“I stayed in sequence. I went for the tuck. I went for the roll – and I finished the dance.”

Co-star Joe Mangienello also spoke about how wild the females got on set, saying that he was amazed that there wasn’t more unscripted full frontal nudity.

“The women are crazy… There are husbands who are going to divorce their wives when they see what their wives were doing as extras on this movie.”

Speaking to BBC Radio, Will Smith reveals exactly what went down between his son Jaden and US President Barack Obama when the Smiths got invited to the White House:

“Jaden had said to me, ‘Dad, I gotta ask the president about the aliens,’ and I was like, ‘Dude, no, no, it’s not cool. No, it’s not cool, it’s embarrassing. … Do not ask the president!’ … “

So we get into the Situation Room and Jaden gets the look in his eyes and he leans over and he says, ‘Dad, what’s my punishment?’ … And Barack is talking about this Situation Room and Jaden says, ‘Excuse me, Mr. President?’

Barack said, ‘Don’t tell me.’ And in perfect form — like this is why he is the president — he stopped and looked at Jaden and said, ‘The aliens, right? … OK, I can neither confirm nor deny the existence of extraterrestrials but I can tell you if there had been a top secret meeting and if there would have had to have been a discussion about it, it would have taken place in this room.’”

Bravo, Barack Obama. You just scored some major geek cred.

Kotaku takes a look at the Real Steel action figures, which look amazing.

 We’ve seen lot’s of movie related advertisements over the years, but what Apple accomplish in this example is just… well, I haven’t thought up a suitable adjective yet, but when I do, just know that this ad is completely “that”. Spoofing the iconic theme song from Ghostbusters, Apple attempts to throw the gauntlet down to their biggest rival at the time, IBM aka Big Blue. What it results in, is one of the greatest/worst/memorable/haunting ads I’ve ever seen.

Last Updated: May 22, 2012

Kervyn Cloete

A man of many passions - but very little sleep - I've been geeking out over movies, video games, comics, books, anime, TV series and lemon meringues as far back as I can remember. So show up for the geeky insight, stay for the delicious pastries.

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