At long last, ‘the Avengers’ finally has its first trailer (HD copies here), though it does little more than explain the very basics of the story and blow some shit up. I hope that chubby cop can out run the chain reaction of exploding cars in the begining! It doesn’t look good to be honest with you.
The new issue of Entertainment Weekly has the first look at the new Avengers movie, unless you count the hundreds of other articles and pictures dating back over a year, footage and pictures of them in action on set, and an official trailer that ran behind ‘Captain America’. Oh you probably saw Captain America at that point too. SInce the movie was about him. Same with Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, etc. But other than those looks, omg you guys, first look!!!
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, PART 2 – basically broke every major box office record there is this weekend, including ‘first midnight showing’ ($43.5M), ‘opening day’ ($92.1M), ‘weekend: domestic’ ($168.5M), ‘weekend: worldwide’ ($475.5M), and ‘most malleable fanbase’. (mojo)
CASH CAB – is that game show where a taxi driver asks real customers trivia questions during their ride, and a producer for the Canadian version hit and killed a guy with the Cash Cab in Vancouver this weekend. Will he stick with one, or try and hit someone else and double his money? Find out after this break! (fox)
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE – has accepted the youtube invitation to the Marine Corps Ball with Cpl. Kelsey de Santis. Or at least he’ll go, “If my schedule works out.” And she’ll go if she hasn’t been shot to death. Leave it to Timberlake to find a way to say yes yet still look like a pretentious jackass. (cnn)
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES – finally has it’s teaser trailer officially online, over on it’s facebook page. It’s still not available in 1080 full-screen like most other trailers though, because Warner Brothers seems to think this bullshit is cute. (facebook)
THE AVENGERS – doesn’t come out until next year, but it has a teaser trailer (maybe meant only for Comic-Con, which begins Wednesday night) that has leaked online. But don’t get too excited because this a bootleg, and it’s terrible. It’s like he hid the camera in a glass of chocolate milk. (youtube, megaupload)
LAURA CROFT – hosted a pool party at the Flamingo hotel in Vegas this weekend, and all I know about her is that she was the Playmate in July of 2008, her ass is terrific, and she has the laziest fake Playboy name ever. (wenn)
Scarlett Johansson is in Sante Fe, New Mexico, today, on her way to the set to reprise her role from ‘Iron Man 2′, the sexy secret agent known as Black Widow, in ‘The Avengers’. Actually the movie doesn’t start filming until September, but Scarlet is there today because it’ll take that long to do her makeup and lighting.
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PAULA ABDUL – has officially signed on to reunite with Simon Cowell and be the fourth judge on ‘the X Factor’, because what the hell else is she gonna do. (thr)
THORS END CREDITS – had the fourth clip building up to next summers ‘the Avengers’, (the first 3 from ‘Iron Man’, ‘Iron Man 2′ and ‘the Incredible Hulk’ are above and here) but what does it mean? For one it means I was trapped in the center of the row for the entire credits because the nerds on either side of me wouldn’t move. (ew)
L.A. REID – has reportedly been meaner than Simon Cowell during the early judging on ‘the X Factor’. I’m sure they’ll fix that in post though so all the singers on the show are good and no one get’s made fun of. Fox certainly doesn’t want a show like that. (thr)
THOR – won the weekend box office with a 66 million dollar debut ($242M worldwide), beating ‘Fast Five’ ($32.5M) and the debuts for ‘Jumping the Broom’ ($13.7M) and ‘Something Borrowed’ ($13.1M), which were set up to be an alternative so girls could emasculate their boyfriend. (deadline)
To recap: Hulk, starring Eric Bana as Bruce Banner, was generally considered to have failed at the box office, so Marvel pretended like it never happened and made an all new Hulk movie starring Edward Norton. That didn’t help, and it only made 5 million more than the first one (worldwide gross – budget = 114 vs 109).
Now Marvel is making a movie based on the Avengers, this time with Mark Ruffalo playing Bruce Banner, and Norton, who was more than happy to replace Bana under identical circumstances, is still whining about it…
“I found it a cheap and unnecessary representation that it was about things other than money. They came to me avidly to talk about it and then, at the end of the day, it was just flat out a business decision.”
“I would say that blew back on them much worse than it blew back on me … Marvel’s going to have to deal with their own karma. They’ve got bigger problems than me.”
What Norton calls a “cheap and unnecessary representation” is that the Marvel CEO said they wanted to replace him with an actor who, “embodies the creativity and collaborative spirit of our other talented cast members”. In other words Norton is an annoying pain in the ass, one who takes credit for things he didn’t do, so fuck him. If he’d rather the CEO have said that I’m sure he can be reached for a comment.