There have been a ton of Guardians of the Galaxy casting rumors floating around as of late. By my count there've been seven actors reportedly in contention to play the lead role of Star-Lord (aka Peter Quill), the latest being Joseph Gordon-Levitt. And now you can add two more to the list: Michael Rosenbaum, best known for playing Lex Luthor in Smallville, and The Office's John Krasinski. And Drax the Destroyer has gotten in on the rumor mill as well, with three actors reportedly vying to play him.
So, they're going to remake The Evil Dead. That was hard enough to deal with, but once its original star, Mr. Bruce Campbell, gave us his blessing that assurance that this was going to be a lovingly-made project, it was easier to accept. And now, we know that Campbell will not be reprising his role as Ash. And this opens up a lot of questions about who is the right man to fill those very special shoes. Some people have tried to come up with contenders, but I think this is a lot more delicate than some are thinking this will be.
Isaiah Mustafa has made no secret of his fervent desire to play Luke Cage, the Harlem-based crime-fighter who, unlike most other Marvel superheroes, mostly fights regular old criminals instead of their costumed counterparts. He told Superherohype.com:
Luke Cage has a lot going on. He's this man, he's got all these powers and abilities and he can use them to save whatever major city, but instead of doing that he uses them to help Harlem. He wants to fix his neighborhood, and that's what's so admirable to me. Instead of leaving and going someplace bigger, he stays right where he needs to be and tries to do the best that they can."
According to Mustafa, the ball is in Marvel Entertainment's court at this point.
Listen up, you primitive screwheads: dashing cult hero Bruce Campbell participated in an AMA on Reddit this week where he confirmed a remake of The Evil Dead. He said that he's read the script and it's "awesome." If that doesn't get you completely pumped, one commenter suggested a collaboration that would blow the geek world to kingdom come.
What superhero had a beloved but campy television show in the 70's, and then kinda fell off the non-comics radar until now, when a new show was announced to be in development?
Well, Wonder Woman.
And now the Hulk!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Hulk is a priority at Marvel's television division, which has been running along quietly since Jeph Loeb took charge.
If you follow these sorts of things, you might know that Isaiah Mustafa (otherwise known as the Old Spice Guy) has been making a push to get picked as the actor to play Luke Cage, one of Marvel Comics' most well known African American superheroes.
This guest stint on the (yes, official) Marvel Super Heroes: What the--?! video series seems to indicate that his pleas are being heard. We couldn't be more happy. Or more on-a-horse.
(via Comics Alliance.)
Given the overwhelming Internet response to Old Spice's CGI-free, intricate one-shot commercials starring Isaiah Mustafa, it was probably inevitable that the parodies would come: Fortunately, this one is extremely well-done. The Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University has whipped up an excellent shot-for-shot parody of the Old Spice commercial that started it all. Bonus: It promotes books and learning.
For the past many hours, the Old Spice twitter feed has been incredibly active. Old Spice poster boy and coolest man on the planet Isaiah Mustafa is recording personalized, hilarious response videos to many tweets, YouTube comments, and other methods of Internet speech, some of which aren't even directed at him. For example, if you ask Yahoo Answers how to do something totally manly, he might see it and give you a mention.
And these videos aren't some backlog that Old Spice has decided to unleash all of a sudden today. These are happening right now! You want proof? I'll give you proof.
Sometimes it pays to spend money. In just the first few months of 2010, Old Spice has spent more than 2/3 of their entire ad budget for 2009 in the most recent stage of a massive corporate makeover started in the early years of the last decade. So, how has it worked for them? Well, folks like Time Magazine are blogging about how excited they are for a sequel to a freaking commercial, something’s going right.