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ZACK SNYDER LIES TO MICHAEL SHANNON; ZOD’S COSTUME WILL BE CGI

Because, you know, that worked out so well for this guy.

Basically what happened here is that Michael Shannon asked Snyder point-blank if he was going to have to wear a silly motion-capture suit, and Snyder lied to his face. Shannon spilled the details in a Moviefone interview:

“Yeah, it’s one of the most humiliating garments that exists in the known universe, yes. It’s very tight. It has a variety of different colors and shapes on it and it makes you feel like you’re the court jester. And it’s funny because when I met with Zack we were talking about it before it started and he mentioned that there was going to be a lot of CGI, or whatever. I said, ‘Just don’t make me wear one of those silly suits.’

He said, ‘Oh, yeah, don’t worry, I know exactly what you’re talking about.’

I was like, ‘It’s going to be really hard for me to be intimidating if I have to wear one of those silly suits.’ He said, ‘I totally understand.’

Then I showed up and he’s like, ‘Dude, I swear to God, it’s going to be so bad ass when we’re done. Trust me, it’s going to be wicked.’ And, you know, people understand and you get used to it. The first day, you feel like you’re getting rushed by a fraternity… and then it wears off the next day. Because I’m not the only one wearing one – there are other people wearing them, too.”

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‘SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL’ SET PHOTOS REVEAL FAORA & ZOD

These on-set photos posted by members of a Superman Facebook fan page, give us a glimpse of Henry Cavill in his Superman costume facing off against Lady Gaga and her publicist Faora and General Zod. I’m not sure why General Zod is in a motion-capture suit, unless they want to make his costume all glowy and “alien” like Ryan Reynolds’ Green Lantern get-up (we all know how well that turned out). These photos also provide irrefutable proof that Superman will no longer be wearing his trademark red panties. Superman: Man of Steel hits theaters in Summer 2013.

 

CRAZY AUSSIE RUSSELL CROWE TO PLAY JOR-EL

Russell Crowe is a really good Australian actor who has been in dozens of successful movies like Gladiator and American Gangster. He’s also pretty crazy. Now he’s going to bring that Down-Under nuttiness to Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot as  Jor-El, the biological father of Superman – a role once made famous by fellow notable lunatic Marlon Brando. What do you think of this casting? Is Crowe too young to pull off Jor-El?

KEVIN COSTNER TO PLAY PA KENT IN SNYDER’S SUPERMAN?

Tired of playing creepy old cradle-robbers in Jennifer Anniston rom-coms and working-class characters in movies that absolutely no one goes to see, Kevin Costner has landed himself a role in director Zack Snyder’s upcoming Superman reboot alongside British actor Henry Cavill. Rumor has it, Costner will lend his withered good looks and ever-receding hairline to the role of Pa Kent. Mel Gibson was also offered the role, but turned it down when he found out Superman was created by two Jewish guys, choosing instead to stare into a mirror angrily and talk to an imaginary unicorn named Dinklebottom. Ok, I made that last part up, Mel was never offered the role, but I have it on good authority that whole Dinklebottom thing is real.

“SUCKER PUNCH” FEATURETTE HAS SEX WITH YOUR EYES

Christ on a bike, Zack Snyder keeps making sweet, sweet love to my eyeballs with this latest, pants-exploding glimpse into his upcoming juvenile fetish badass chick film, Sucker Punch. This two and a half-minute featurette has Snyder and some of the folks involved with the production talking a bit about the plot of the movie, but I was too busy experiencing cinematic blue balls from staring slack-jawed at all the new amazingly hot and badass footage of Emily Browning, Jena Malone, and Vanessa Hudgens shooting and stabbing the hell out of dragons and 30-foot tall robot samurai. This film reached straight into my 14-year old brain and transplanted it directly to the movie screen. I cannot wait ’til March 25, 2011 to achieve full release…

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