What is Movie News After Dark? This is a question that I am almost never asked, but I will answer it for you anyway. Movie News After Dark is FSR’s newest late-night secretion, a column dedicated to all of the news stories that slip past our daytime editorial staff and make it into my curiously chubby RSS ‘flagged’ box. It will (but is not guaranteed to) include relevant movie news, links to insightful commentary and other film-related shenanigans. I may also throw in a link to something TV-related here or there. It will also serve as my place of record for being both charming and sharp-witted, but most likely I will be neither of the two. I write this stuff late at night, what do you expect?
A man was killed during a screening of Black Swan for eating his popcorn too loudly. I will forgo the morbid notion that this is okay (because people who chew loudly are assholes) and move on to the very serious fact that (a) killing is wrong and (b) some people take their movie-watching too seriously. I hate talkers as well, but why get that upset?
Kevin Costner has long been rumored to be joining Superman, at least as long as today. And the guys at Latino Review have dug up his role: Jonathan “Pa” Kent. The only question is whether or not Henry Cavill will go with an American accent, or whether Costner will bring back his Oscar-worthy accent from Robin Hood: Prince of Theives. (Note: I know that Supes and Pa Kent aren’t technically related, therefore they don’t have to have the same accents. But I wanted to make the joke, so just go with it damnit.)
Speaking of Superman, check him out as part of this poster gallery called modHero by artist Josh Rogan. It’s just one piece of a much larger, more incredible set:
Charlie Sheen may not have kicked those drugs yet. He’s apparently still very passionate about another Major League movie. As a Clevelander, an Indians fan and despite all that, a fan of the first two Major League films, I’m against it. Wild Thing, I think your washed up.
George Lucas and Christopher Nolan appeared together for a Q&A at the DGA this weekend. The talk was followed by a screening of Star Wars and the heads of nerds in the vicinity exploding violently. Also, there’s this new rumor about Christopher Nolan rebooting Star Wars, but grittier.
Christopher McQuarrie and that Megan Ellison dame might make a Star Blazers movie. I guess worse ideas are currently floating around out there.
Big Fanboy is running a pretty juicy rumor about a fight scene that may or may not happen in The Amazing Spider-Man. To be honest, I didn’t read about it — I’m tired of this “details from the script as told through a proxy” nonsense. I’ll wait for the actual scene to show up in the first trailer.
Empire chronicles 9 upcoming movie-based video games that you should be excited about.
Glenn Close told the USA Today that she’s not playing Susan Boyle. Apparently that was the rumor. Luckily thanks to my swiftness, I get to report just the retraction and not the original rumor. Today, laziness has made me a slightly better journalist.
Ever wonder what the 10 best movies about virginity were? No, I didn’t either. But someone at The Sixth Wall decided to write about them, anyway.
We close tonight with something awesome. What if Black Widow, the action figure, decided to go absolutely nuts and take out every other superhero with her super agent skills and feminine wiles? According to filmmaker Patrick Boivin and his story motion short Black Widow Gone Wild, it would look something like this: