What is Movie News After Dark? It’s like watching CNN or the New York Times, but funnier and without all of the big words. It covers movie news every night in a way that no other movie news column set to run at 11p CST can. It was also far more punctual than President Obama’s speech tonight. So it’s got that going for it.
Earlier this evening it was announced that Osama Bin Laden was killed by American forces. Great job to our fighting men and women. That guy was a real douche. Perhaps just as interesting, as Badass Digest points out, was the fact that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was aware of the news before anyone else. This is what happens when you kick ass in Fast Five and open with an $83 million dollar weekend.
It’s the beginning of Thor week. It’s not something special we’re doing here on FSR, just the major film being released. Yes, Marvel’s Thor is upon us. And now you too can take home some of the magic — in the form of Thor trading cards.
Like the Obama Birth Certificategate of 2011, a political scandal has also rocked the fictional world of Metropolis. In a recent back-up story included in Action Comics #900, David Goyer — famous for writing The Dark Knight and several other films of far less quality — had Superman renouncing his American citizenship. He’s tired of the Republican party driving the education system into the ground, too. For a clear and balanced explanation of the situation, I’d like to direct you to ScreenRant’s Ben Moore, who writes Did Superman REALLY renounce his American citizenship?
Director Peter Jackson announced via Facebook this weekend that Lee Pace and Dean O’Gorman will join The Hobbit. Pace will play the Elven King Thrandull, while O’Gormann, a popular character actor in New Zealand, will step into the role of Fili that was vacated by Rob Kazinsky less than a week ago.
In an LA Times set visit piece, Michael Bay continues to talk about making everyone forget how “bad” Transformers 2 was. He’s also prepping a grim, explosive third film that will be unlike anything you’ve ever seen. I’m okay with all of that.
Speaking of movies that are likely to rock you this summer, Warner Bros. has released the fourteenth poster for Green Lantern. It almost looks hand drawn, and is certainly a winner:
According to the original film’s director, Universal Pictures is moving forward with an American remake of the Norwegian monster smash Troll Hunter, a favorite of last year’s Fantastic Fest. The original is dropping on VOD shortly, and it well worth your time. An American remake will be interesting, as it will have to live up to the inventive effects employed by the Norwegian crew. Should be an interesting project at Universal, though.
According to Charlie Sheen (a dangerous proposition in its own right), Brian Wilson will be a worn out pitching coach in Major League 3. Is Sheen making this entire movie by himself? Someone stop him. The Cleveland Indians are actually starting to do well in real life… We don’t need any more bad omens. And Sheen is as bad as they come.
Latino Review has unleashed some juicy, if questionable news related to the new Terminator project being floated around to studios. As he’s done with the Fast and Furious franchise, Justin Lin apparently wants to reunite everyone that’s ever been in a Terminator movie for one big mash-up. Imagine Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn and heck, why not throw Claire Danes in there for good measure.
High School Musical and Sucker Punch star Vanessa Hudgens has signed on to Gimme Shelter, in which she will play a girl who runs away from home after getting pregnant. The indie drama will also star Brendan Fraser, who needs a little dramatic cred after several awful performances in the past few years.
Bryan Cranston has been added to Rock of Ages, meaning only that Adam Shankman must have dirty pictures of everyone in Hollywood. There’s no way the script is this good and is roping in this kind of talent. I call shenanigans.
Eight years ago today, President Bush made his “Mission Accomplished” speech. Today President Obama announced that U.S. Military Forces has killed Osama Bin Laden. Somewhere in between, Morgan Spurlock made a movie about finding Bin Laden. The opening of that film included dancing Osama Bin Laden. It’s way funnier now that he’s no longer America’s boogeyman:
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