Extras! Harry Potter is the Antichrist, Sam Mendes heads to the Chocolate Factory, Learn about a Real Goodfella, Jennifer Connelly gets on board and Shia Lebeouf shows you his penis and then cries! 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!

Another day, another Prometheus story… Oh, wait. I actually don’t have anything on Prometheus today. Weird. To make up for that oversight though, here’s apiece of test footage for Ridley Scott’s Alien which shows actor Bolaji Bodajo – the actor who played the alien in the first film – rehearsing sans suit, but still keeping it very creepy.

Did you know that Predator began life as Rocky V or that a certain Muscles from Brussels was originally supposed to be sporting the dreadlocks and deadly vagina face (C’mon, don’t tell me you have thought about it) in the movie? You didn’t? Well then you better get your uneducated butt over to The Playlist where they discuss 5 Things You May Not Know About Predator.

Alex Pettyfer (last seen in I Am Number Four, soon to be seen in next to nothing in Magic Mike) is joining Lee Daniels’ The ButlerHe’ll be joining quite the cast of actors and actresses: Forest Whitaker, David Oyelowo, Alan Rickman, Jane Fonda, Oprah Winfrey, Minka Kelly, Cuba Gooding Jr, Terrance Howard, and Lenny Kravitz. No pressure, Alex.

Due to how amazing a job he did in Men In Black 3, Screenrant looks at 11 Great Tommy Lee Jones Roles That Josh Brolin Could’ve Played.

Here are the first pics from Backmask, the new horror/thriller from director Marcus Nispel who was last seen kicking us square in the childhood with his completely limp Conan the Barbarian reboot.

Here’s the synopsis goes: During a sex, drugs, and rock-fueled party, six small-town teenagers find an old vinyl record and decide to play it backwards in order to listen for any subliminal/satanic messages. Lo and behold, a seemingly malevolent spirit quickly infiltrates the group, wreaking havoc as it moves from one body to another. Eventually, however, it’s revealed that the spirit in question is actually trying to convey a message…and that the real source of horror isn’t particularly paranormal, but rather something (or someone) much closer to home.

Looks like Jennifer Connelly is finally officially prepping for 40 days and 40 nights of wetness (oh, get your mind out of the gutter), as she is in talks to join Darren Aronofsky’s Noah as the titular character’s wife.

The only way I can truly enjoy a Michael Bay movie is with copious amounts of brain-deadening alcohol. Which is why this home-made Transformers wine rack is just perfect.

Movies.com tells anybody who cares to listen about How to Not Ruin a Snow Crash Movie. C’mon Joe Cornish, don’t let me down!

We recently noted the passing away of mobster turned federal informant Henry Hill, the real life inspiration for Martin Scorsese’s classic gangster film, Goodfellas. And while the on-screen version of the character (played by Ray Liotta) may have been a likeable rogue, the reality – as is often the case – was far more grim. Hill did some pretty bad things in his time, which is all explored in detail in the 2006 documentary, The Real Goodfella.

And now, luckily for those of you who haven’t seen it yet, it’s available online in its entirety. NSFW warning for some strong language and explicit crime scene photos.

Skyfall director Sam Mendes will be directing a stage musical adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. If the play starts with Charlie masturbating in the shower and saying how that’s the highlight of his day, it’s going to be a smash hit!

Comingsoon.net has some new promo posters for The Dark Knight Rises. We’ve seen most of them already in some way or form, but this one is new.

Veteran comicbook writer and resident mad man, Alan Moore, will probably be getting a call from the Warner Bros legal team shortly. It’s been revealed that the latest chapter in the writer’s League of Extraordinary Gentleman series, Century: 2009, contains a character that, though not named as such, is clearly Harry Potter, right down to the train station between platforms, the magic school, the scar, the plucky sidekicks and even another character named Riddle (as in Tom Riddle aka Voldemort). The problem is that Moore is depicting the fan-popular character as none other than the Antichrist.

Oh and did I  mention that at one point, the Potter character kills someone with a lightning bolt from his flaccid penis? Yeah, I don’t think those mums who read their kids to bed with Harry Potter is going to take too kindly to that.

Jeff Davis, creator and executive producer on MTV’s Teen Wolf, says he wants to make Marvel’s Dr Strange movie. No, I say in return emphatically.

We’ll be seeing a new trailer for The Hobbit pretty soon. Whoo hoo!

I’ve left this one for last today, as I have feeling that had you seen it earlier, you may just have closed the browser window and called it a day. It seems that Shia “The Beef” Lebeouf is really trying to prove just how much of an artist he truly is. He recently showed up at Comic-Con flogging his own weirdly emotional comic, and now he embraces his… Well, I’m not quite sure what he embraces in this music video for Icelandic musos Sigur Ros, but what I do know is that he is butt naked and crying in it.

So if melancholic Lebeouf wang is your thang (Hey, who am I to judge?) then click on through to this NSFW video.

Last Updated: June 19, 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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