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“I’m the best there is at what I do bub, and what I do is make awesome cameos in other movies”. That’s according to the Wolverine himself, who explained to the Huffington Post that he almost popped with his handheld pig-stickers in the Amazing Spider-Man:
In the first “Spider-Man” — Kevin Feige reminded me of this — we really tried to get me to come on and do something, whether it was a gag or just to walk through the shot or something. The problem was, we couldn’t find the suit. The suit was stuck in some thing. And so when they were in New York when I was there, we couldn’t get it together.
So, you know, I actually asked some high level people about it. Because the optimist in me goes, “Why not? Why can’t we do it? You know, a split cast or whatever?” And someone reminded that the amount of money Fox paid compared to the amount of money Disney paid is very different [laughs]. So how you split that pie up? God knows. But in the comic books, what’s great about it is they’re just mashing together all the time — and it’s awesome. And people are like, “Yeah, well, let’s get this one with that!” And, you know, I still think, one day, there may be an ability to do it.
Speaking of psychos with blades in America, it looks like Batman is coming to the small screen. And by that, I mean an American Psycho TV series might be headed our way soon. Basically a s equel to the first film and pretending that the second never existed, the show would focus on an older Bateman who takes on a protege in the art of axes and popular music, as a sort of sick and twisted social experiment.
American Psycho Idol? That’s how I feel every year when I have to sit through yet another stupid sob story while waiting for the wooden mic audtions.
Here’s your first look at Homefront, a movie starring Jason Statham and James Franco in a tale about a retired DEA agent who settles down for a peaceful life. Except he discovers in a shock twist that the film script was written by Sly Stallone, before a dozen explosions go off and bulelts start flying everywhere.
Hopefully by now, Statham will have brained the Texan accent out of his skull that he got while working on Parker.
The Rapture is coming! And I don’t just mean that because I saw Kervyn eating a burrito while wearing jogging shorts. The tale of folks who have been…Left Behind already has Nicolas Cage, Quinton Aaron, Jordin Sparks, Cassi Thomson, Chad Michael Murray and Nicky Whelan in its cast. Now, Lea “Back to the Future mamacita” Thompson will be battling whatever the Rapture has left to throw at her, when all the religious folks get beamed up to heaven.
My guess is that Kirk Cameron will be going on one hell of a Hulk-Rage when he finds out that he wasn’t chosen to join everyone else.
With Red, RIPD and other films proving that comic book adaptations don’t need to be from the capes and tights brigade, Hollywood is looking for their next hit of printed action. They may have found that in the pint-size Ellen Page, who is in negotiations right now to star in Greg Rucka’s Queen and Country. It’s James Bond, secret service agencies and all that, but on a whole other scale that prides itself on realism.
I don’t know of anyone who went to go see Pacific Rim and did not come out witha huge grin on their face. This video which shows you how they made some of that Kaiju magic though? You’re going to need to see a surgeon to get that smirk back to normal once you’re done watching.
“Hmmm, you smell like Lady Sif Loki. Waitaminute…”
Yo ho ho, and a bottle of rum for ye! Looks like you’ll have to wait just a tad bit longer to see Johnny Depp swagger like Jagger, as the next Pirates of the Caribbean film will be delayed. Originally scheduled for a July 10, 2015 release, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell no Tales will instead be plundering the ocean in 2016.
In news that will have aficionados of beat-boxing, neon leggings and sound sytems that make no sense happy, Step Up 5 is on the way. Pretty much anyone who was in the first four films is back for the fifth, as even obnoxiously talented dancers need to make a paycheck in some way so that they can keep on changing the world with one ineffectual flash mob at a time.
I’ll be honest, I’ve always fantasized about having Paul Bethany’s smooth voice as an app for my iPad, because I am Iron(ing) Man when I need to get my shirts ready. Now you too can indulge in that dream, as the JARVIS app has just been released, and features hours of Bethany referring to you as sir and telling you the obvious.
Remember how Kervyn mentioned that The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones might just be one of the worst, most derivative and uninspired films ever released this year, if not ever? Well it seems that he wasn’t the only person who thought so, as City of Bones tanked at the box office. A sequel was meant to start shooting soon, dubbed City of Ashes. But thanks to the fact that the film barely made any money to even recoup its budget, it’ll most likely be cancelled quicker than you can say young adult genre.
And to end the day, here’s some Monty Python for you. Specifically Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Even more specifically, Monty Python and the Holy Grail if it had been trailerised in the age of the intense movie trailer.
Last Updated: September 11, 2013