While some of these are humorously ironic (Captain America: The First Avenger), kind of adorable (The Avengers), some of these titles are just so completely nonsensical that seeing them dressed up in serious font with serious images is outright hilarious.
And before you think “Well, sure, that’s less than half of what would really be ideal representation, but maybe it’s a sign of progress,” this is the lowest level of gender equity in roles in five years.
Remember how Michael Bay caused a freakout of epic proportions when he announced the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie he’s producing, called simply Ninja Turtles, will reboot the turtles as aliens? Well now he’s saying that not only are the turtles not aliens (yay!), they were never going to be aliens to begin with (bzuh?).
Summer movie season kicks off with Iron Man 3, and depending on what country you live in that’s either already happened or will happen in a few short weeks. I for one can’t wait. The folks at Movies.com have cut together the trailers for all this summer’s big releases into one mega-trailer. It features the movies I want to see (Star Trek Into Darkness, Pacific Rim, Elysium, etc.) alongside others that I, er, don’t (DreamWorks’ Turbo, starring Ryan Reynolds as a super-fast garden snail, comes to mind). But hey, when you pair Turbo, Fast & Furious 6, and The Hangover Part III with epic music and Kal-El’s monologue from the Man of Steel trailer, even they look a little bit cool. Just trust me, watch this. It works.
There’s no shirtless Matthew McConaughey in Jeff Wysaski‘s rom-com spoof, which I found a bit surprising until I realized McConaughey’s tanned, glistening torso is so intrinsic to the genre that its presence doesn’t even need to be remarked upon.
Django Unchained, two for you. Life of Pi? Four for you, Life of Pi. You go, Life of Pi. Jennifer Lawrence? Do we have a Jennifer Lawrence here? Here you go, one for you… and none for The Hobbit‘s dwarf beards, byeeee!
Orson Scott Card and his work (both in fiction and as a board member of the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage) have been at the center of a brewing controversy in the comics industry, ever since DC’s recent announcement that he’d be one of the writers on a digital-first Superman anthology. And unlike most comics controversies, this one is actually reaching the occasional mainstream news outlet, a fact which has not gone unnoticed by executives at the company in charge of a big-budget adaptation of Card’s Ender’s Game, Summit Entertainment, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
So, you remember how Underworld‘s Len Wiseman is directing a Mummy remake? I don’t blame you if you don’t; since the news broke last September we’ve heard virtually nothing about it. But today there’s a curious tidbit from of Vulture: Though the movie already has one screenwriter, Universal has hired another screenwriter to pen a second, competing script. That writer? The Hunger Games‘ Billy Ray
So, are the two writers going to fight to the death to get their version made, or…?