6/22/2011

Shatner Uninvited from Star Trek 2 Party

William Shatner's pre-Star Trek (2009) rant aside, many hoped he would show up in the sequel. By many, I mean Shatner. Alas, the 77-year-old actor will not be in the film.
I've become an acquaintance of J.J. [Abrams] of late ... But, I'm afraid no, no, I will not be in Star Trek 2.
Nimoy's role as "Elder Spock" was brilliant for the first film. I can't imagine how the movie wouldn't sink into a pit of cheese if Shatner showed up.
Blastr

Spielberg Secretly Hates Megan Fox Too

In a recent GQ magazine interview, director Michael Bay finally revealed the real reason Megan Fox was cut from Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon. Spielberg hates her.

Apparently, after Megan Fox infamously compared the director to Adolf Hitler, Spielberg called for her to be fired. The Jewish director Steven Spielberg, who created the acclaimed holocaust film Schindler's List, felt that the comparison was inexcusable. He said "fire her right now" and they were happy to oblige. Fox was out. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was in.

While I didn't hate her acting with the venom that most people did I will say that most people regarded her as a diva anyway. So they hired a model to replace an actress. Smooth move guys.

Daily Mail

Superhero Movies May Go Extinct

Green Lantern is either another huge hit or a colossal bomb depending on who you talk to. io9 has an interesting article suggesting this may be the end of superhero films as a big budget summer movie event.

The $300 million dollar price tag on Green Lantern brought them a lackluster $56 million opening weekend compared to The Dark Knight's (2008) $158 million opening. X-Men: First Class (2011) brought in $55 million which is more than X-Men. The $65 million opening for Thor (2011) was pretty bad too.

I find it hard to believe that comic book movies could die a slow death, but it happened before after Schumacher's horrid Batman & Robin.

I hope not. As much as I loath Ang Lee's Hulk, it's still fun seeing the green guy on the big screen.
io9

2 comments:

Maurice Mitchell said...

Jerry Lewis is going to have a telethon


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Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

$300 million? Guess I need to go see it - sounds like Green Lantern needs my cash bad.

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