Archive for the 'Movies' Category

07
Jan
11

HOLY $#!T!

According to ReelChicago, The Dark Knight Rises will film in the UK, New Orleans, and….. DETROIT!!! As R2 and I live in the subs of D-Town we promise our readers that we will find out all we can until we are kicked out of the city and Christian Bale is done with us professionally. Now to go tell work I’m taking a leave of absence in May….

06
Jan
11

Coulda Been So… Weird?

As a follow up to R2’s post Coulda Been So Beautiful that listed the “almost was” actors of the X-Men movies, we’ve decided to post some of our other favorite comic book movie “maybes”. Today, I take “Batman Begins” and “The Dark Knight” under the microscope.

Batman Begins

Batman – Many men were considered for this role before they started handing out offers, including Henry Cavill (hot), Billy Crudup (he fell back on showing his junk in Watchmen, it’s cool), Hugh Dancy (…the f*ck?), Daniel Day Lewis (quit sh*tting me, Nolan!), David Duchovny (don’t close the article, it gets worse later on), Josh Hartnett (vomits), Joshua Jackson (vomits more), and Asthon Kutcher (soils self). David Boreanaz turned down the role of Batman. Let that sink in for a moment. You’re most known for being on Angel and Bones and Christopher Nolan comes up to you offering you the role of the g*ddamned Batman and you turn it down?! Also, John Cusack was OFFERED the role of Batman. I think I may be sick again. *collects self* Oh, and did I mention that the runner up to play Batman if Christian Bale declined was pretty Jakey Gyllenhaal? Moving on…

Alfred – Anthony Hopkins turned down this role because there was no option to eat anybody. Solid reason.

Lucious Fox – Laurence Fishburne was up for this role. *insert white-friendly black actor here*

Ra’s Al Ghul – Viggo Mortenson was offered this role and turned it down. Although I think Liam Neeson did fine, I’m sure Viggo would’ve done well too.

Jim Gordon – Dennis Quaid, Kurt Russel, and Chris Cooper were up for the role that went to the man, Gary Oldman. Good call, casting people.

Scarecrow – Christopher Eccleston (who?), Marilyn Manson (AHH!), and Ewan McGregor (helllooo, Scot)  were considered for the Scarecrow. The role ended up going to the creepy Cillian Murphy. Fun Fact: Murphy tried out for Batman initially and, though turned down, Nolan was so impressed with his audition that he went out of his way to persuade Murphy into accepting the Scarecrow role.

Anyone else wondering why Katie Holmes was the only choice for Rachel? You and me both.

The Dark Knight

The Joker – Paul Bettany, Adrien Brody (rolls eyes), Lachy Hulme (whaaa?), Sam Rockwell (blech), and certain-to-be-disastrous-for-this-role ROBIN WILLIAMS were up for this role. It thankfully went to the late Heath Ledger, who performed the living sh*t out of it.

-R1

30
Dec
10

X-Men: First to Last

This looks incredibly dumb to me, but I decided to post it anyway. It’s a teaser for the X-Men: First to Last bit that will be coming out in May. Obviously it’s to support the movie X-Men: First Class, but being that that train wreck only has 1 out of the 5 original First Class Members I don’t quite get how this is related. Thoughts?

30
Dec
10

Movie Update: Thor

Word is that an Avenger will have a cameo in the upcoming Thor movie. While not confirmed, TheWrap is reporting that the Avenger in question is Hawkeye (played by Jeremy Renner). Renner has said that his costume is more “reality-based” and not “a big, purple comics sort of thing,” so it’ll be interesting to see how he looks (assuming he’s in costume). Thoughts?

15
Dec
10

Movie Update: Iron Man 3

Director  Jon Favreau has left his Iron Man 3 project, set to release in 2013, to direct Disney’s Magic Kingdom. No word on who will take his place. Thoughts?

11
Dec
10

Movie Update: Thor

Finally! An official Thor trailer… Take a look!

09
Dec
10

How It Should Have Ended: Comic Book Movies

Howitshouldhaveended.com has some hilarious takes on how Superman, Spider-Man 3, and Iron Man should’ve ended. Enjoy! And thanks to Tim Reilly for the find!