Movie News After Dark: Community, The Dark Knight Rises, Superman, Dorothy of Oz and Tony Montana

What is Movie News After Dark? It’s holding out for a hero ’til the morning light. He’s gotta be sure, it’s gotta be soon, and he’s gotta be larger than life.

We lead tonight with images from this evening’s episode of Community, which took a jaunt into Pulp Fiction territory and played around with some Tarantino aesthetic. I haven’t watched it yet, as I’m contractually obligated to watch it with my lady and I won’t see her until tomorrow night, but I’m told that it was a new high mark for the show.

Variety has confirmed that Juno Temple will star alongside Anne Hathaway, Christian Bale and others in The Dark Knight Rises. She will play a “street-smart Gotham girl” who is likely to be a small part. That said, Juno Temple is adorable. I’ll watch her on screen.

Two men are now being rumored as the villain in Superman, creating a few interesting dueling rumors. The first is Deadline’s claim that Michael Shannon is a contender (awesome). The other being a Latino Review rumor that up-and-comer Edgar Ramirez was about to be offered the role. Either man would be a fine choice based on the fact that we don’t even know what role their casting. That said, Michael Shannon is always creepy. That has to be worth something in this discussion, right?

According to Lars von Trier, his next film might be about a woman’s erotic birth, and it might be called The Nymphomaniac. But wait, there’s more. Here’s the director one the origin of the title:

I had two titles that I put to my business partner Peter Aalbæk Jensen. One was The Nymphomaniac, the other was Dirt in Bedsores. I asked him which one he thought was the most commercial. He said that with a title like The Nymphomaniac, the film would already be financed.

David Hasselhoff is returning to the big screen. Did you know this? He’s in Universal’s HOP. I wasn’t aware either. I also wasn’t aware of how amorous the LA Times was toward the man. Did their editorial staff get replaced by a group of German nationals?

Below you will find a very cool poster for the upcoming animated Dorothy of Oz. Of the 37 different Oz related films that are currently in various stages of development, I like this idea best. Because everything is better when animated (and voiced by Patrick Stewart).

Four men will test screen for The Bourne Legacy and the chance to replace Matt Damon as the man of the franchise. Joel Edgerton, Dominic Cooper, Garrett Hedlund and Luke Evans. I will let you guess which one is most fit to be a badass Bourne replacement.

Paul Giamatti and Amy Adams are being eyed to join Adam Shankman’s Rock of Ages, that 80s movie led by Tom Cruise and Alec Baldwin.

Fox has renewed Fringe for a fourth season. This makes me smile.

Former MadTV star and current $#*! My Dad Says (is that still on) star Will Sasso is being eyed for a role in The Three Stooges, the allegedly next project from the Farrelly brothers. He joins the rumored cast that also includes Johnny Knoxville, in still undecided roles. It’s all very unclear.

How I Met Your Mother star and recent first time director (Happythankyoumoreplease) Josh Radnor is moving on to his second film, a comedy entitled Liberal Arts. And get this, it will star new it girl Elizabeth Olsen, who splashed big at Sundance this past January. It’s something about a 35-year old guy who dates a 19-year old.

We close tonight on a high note. High on coke, that is. Tony Montana is back and he’d like you to say hello to his little friend. Only this time, you can say hello in blistering Blu-ray high definition. This will be a big hit among rappers and frat houses, I can assure you. The Blu-ray, announced today, will drop on September 6, 2011.

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet. As of yet, no one has stopped him.

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