Movie News After Dark: Bane in the Future, Bruce Willis, Bret McKenzie and Drive-Thru, The Latest ‘Drive’ Parody

Bane in The Dark Knight Rises

What is Movie News After Dark? It has been happening (just about) every weeknight since the beginning of the year. One would hope that you have an idea about what it is by now. For those who still haven’t caught on, it’s about movie news… and it happens after dark.

We begin tonight with the story of the wee hours of yesterday, in which Empire’s latest issue began shipping with two covers from The Dark Knight Rises, including the limited edition Bane cover seen above. Some of the folks around the web with camera have sent pictures in to Coming Soon, but more importantly, they’ve included details from the set visit piece within Empire. Especially notable is the part about The Dark Knight Rises being set 8 years in the future.

The New York Times has a great profile of the new Muppets movie, including the revelation that the new muppet, Walter, is based a little bit on Michael Cera.

Over at, Scott Weinberg writes about early career horror flicks and the stars who survived them. Who knew that Leonardo DiCaprio was in Critters 3? Save for all of you die hard Critters 3 fans, of course.

Remember that Expendables 2 poster we featured last week? The one with all the stars of action movies past. Well, Ultra Culture has reinvisioned said poster as if Bruce Willis was playing every role in The Expendables 2:

Bruce Willis as all of the Expendables

Moving back to The Muppets for a second (are you guys getting a sense of this week’s theme here on FSR?), io9 has a spectacular gallery devoted to the unmatched trippiness of Jim Henson’s puppetry prior to The Muppet Show. That man was insane. And insanely brilliant.

According to this interview with Empire, Bret McKenzie looks like a hot girl in The Hobbit. He also talks about working in Middle Earth and wrangling music for The Muppets.

The Art of the Title has finally gotten around to putting together an in-depth feature about the title sequence for Gaspar Noe’s Enter the Void, one of the most aggressive and memorable title sequences in recent years, if not of all-time. Have you seen it? Did it give you a seizure?

For those who have always wondered where the name Rinzler came from in Tron: Legacy, all three of you now have an answer.

According to the Twitter feed of some dude at Variety, Joel Edgerton has passed on the 300 prequel. He will move on to do movies that are far better ideas. Like a sequel to the prequel of The Thing.

From one of the most talked about films of the year, Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive, has come a number of great parodies. This latest one, a Funny or Die exclusive called ‘Drive-Thru,’ will easily go down as one of the better ones. We close with it tonight and wish you luck in resisting the urge to head out for a fourth meal:

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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