What is Movie News After Dark? It’s hard to say, really. All we know for sure is that NASA is trying to cover it up.
Chances are that you’ve seen tonight’s lead photo before — it’s one of many spy shots from the set of Man of Steel featuring Henry Cavill’s new look as Superman. But lets talk about this for a moment. What do we think about this? Is it the fanboy kryptonite as Hero Complex might suggest? I’m not convinced that anything is good or bad for the Superman franchise anymore. Perhaps staying dormant would have been a good idea. But then again, I’m the guy who liked Superman Returns. If Zack Snyder is going for different, he’s certainly found it.
Olivia Munn has signed on for Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike, the stripper movie with a heart of gold. In unrelated news, someone in Hollywood still thinks that Olivia Munn can act.
Over at Movies.com, Peter Hall has some great quotes from effects legend Phil Tippett about George Lucas and his “tinkering mind.” Tippett was in Austin this week for the Mondo Mystery Movie, which just so happened to be Jurassic Park. Yours truly was there, and our own Luke Mullen got a chance to talk to Tippett, but more on that later. For now, this article should pique your interest.
Speaking of Mondo, the art arm of the Alamo Drafthouse empire will begin selling the first in a series of Pixar-themed posters. Leading off is this gorgeous Monsters Inc poster by Tom Whalen, which goes on sale tomorrow. Just follow @mondonews for the time and don’t forget to bring all the automation you can muster, because these things go fast.
WonderCon is officially moving to Anaheim. As far away from our Rob Hunter as it can get. They fear him.
In between more reps as the Nard Dog on The Office and what we can only imagine is three more plot-identical (but somehow funny) sequels to The Hangover, Ed Helms will star in a remake of Le Mac as an upper-class dude who pretends to be a gangster. Seems right up his alley. He’s already got plenty of sweater vests.
In one of his most pointed and less whiny recent editions of The Devin’s Advocate, Badass Digest chief Devin Faraci lists off the rules of found footage movies just in time for the release of the critically unseen Apollo 18. In related news, NASA want you to know that Apollo 18 is completely fake. That makes two entities trying to hide the truth: NASA doesn’t want you to take it as a documentary, while The Weinstein Company would rather you didn’t find out how terrible it is, despite its category.
Speaking of gangsters. We finish tonight with a few variations on the iconic line “Say hello to my little friend,” starring a young Al Pacino. It’s one of the deleted scenes on the new Scarface Blu-ray set due out September 6. I’ll have my own full review online Monday, if I can make it out alive. For now, just watch this: