Tuesday, January 14, 2014

I Am Link

--- Big Stuff - All sorts of superhero rumors today - apparently DC and Warner Brothers want to make a Justice League film simultaneously with the Batman Vs. Superman movie, so they can take advantage of having that big cast all together at once... otherwise known as being cheapskates. (Easy for me to say when I'm not the one about to shell out billions of bucks, I suppose.) Whatever, what do I care. And all of this involves Dwayne Johnson somehow. Oh and Lost's Josh Holloway may (or may not!) be playing Aquaman. Who the heck has thought of Josh Holloway lately? I forgot he existed.

--- Anty Matter - This one's not a rumor but honest to goodness confirmed truth - Michael Douglas is playing Hank Pym in Edgar Wright's Ant-Man movie. As I've admitted before I'm not all that familiar with the Ant-Man mythology and I'm trying to keep it that way so I can appreciate Wright's film from it's own place, but I guess Pym is like the Ant-Man mentor for Paul Rudd's younger Ant-Man, passing the baton or something. Let's just hope that Michael doesn't mince too much.

--- Shut Up - I really hope that Scorsese does indeed make his "Jesuit priests in Japan" movie called Silence next, because after The Wolf of Wall Street, which could be retitled Noise, I could use some silence from the director. Anyway if he does make the movie next as is rumored, besides Andrew Garfield who's been long attached it will now co-star Adam Driver.

--- Super Strange - Meanwhile back to superhero rumors, am I supposed to be excited that Marvel has maybe taken a meeting with Johnny Depp about playing Doctor Strange? Because I'm really at the point where I just want Johnny Depp and his nonsense to just go away. I'd prefer anybody. Chloe Moretz could play Doctor Strange and I'd be happier.
--- Shoot Em Up - I'd completely forgotten about this being a thing but here's Dominic Cooper talking about the World of Warcraft movie that Moon director Duncan Jones is set to make with him - specifically Dom's talking about how the script and how character and relationship-driven it is. He doesn't mention if he gets a shower scene like Sam Rockwell did in Moon, but I'm hoping that's just an oversight on his part.

--- Girl Time - My pal Sean has been advocating for cartoonist Phoebe Gluckner for years and years yet somehow I've never read any of her stuff - well now comes word that her graphic novel The Diary of a Teenage Girl is going to co-star Kristen Wiig and Alexander Skarsgard! Big time. I guess now I'll have to weasel my way into her work like the starfucker I am. I shoulda just listened to Sean way back when.

--- And finally, if you're in the mood for boundless sadness right now - and who isn't at the drop of a hat? - Alfred Hitchcock filmed a documentary on the concentration camps after World War II which got shelved until the mid-80s when it aired on PBS; well it's now popped up online. I guess this is actually being re-edited with new footage that they found and will be released into theaters later this year, but here's the earlier version.


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