If you're not excited for The Muppets we probably should just break up now. For that matter when I bring up the old "it's not you, it's me" routine you should know that it is a total lie, and in this case it is actually you and your Muppet hating soul that are to blame, which may or may not be a nice way to segue to the fake movie in a movie the teaser trailer riffs on. The saddest thing of all is that Green With Envy, complete with fictitious poster below, actually looks better than almost every romantic comedy that comes out. Of course that may just be the bitterness I'm still feeling from watching Something Borrowed talking, but I digress. The Muppets hits theaters November 23rd, presumably their referenced domination has officially started.
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a Superman casting story that is official and not a rumor! More importantly it's the bad guy, so this part like needs to be good or something, granted if there's anything remotely resembling Snyder's recent flick Sucker Punch it won't really matter who it is as that movie was terrible with a capital T-E-R-R. Seriously, what's up with that?
Those choosing to think good thoughts for the upcoming Man Of Steel just got a serious bit of leverage in their mental battle as Michael Shannon has been cast as Zod, the very same Zod you should be kneeling before. If you're struggling to put the face to the name you may remember Shannon's most recent work as Agent Nelson Van Alden on the fantastic HBO series Boardwalk Empire. The amazing quotes afficianados out there may also remember his John Givings character from Revolutionary Road commending the guts it takes to see the hoplessness along with the emptiness of life.
For those that are still new to the Man Of Steel bonanza Shannon will be starring opposite Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, and the incredibly good looking parental unit of Diane Lane and Kevin Costner as Martha and Jonathan Kent. Ironically the good looks didn't need to be justified in this case as we all (should) know by now that [SPOILER ALERT SO SPOILY YOU MIGHT LOSE YOUR MARBLES] Clark isn't exactly of this Earth. [via the playlist]
The jokes sort of write themselves with this one. Marky Mark was literally born to play this part, and I never thought I'd say that about anything that doesn't involve Dirk Diggler. Bale looks certifiably loony in his bits here as Dicky Eklund which should be a nice changeup from his usual role as the generic male lead post Batman Begins. For all intensive purposes this is director Russell's follow-up to 2004's I Heart Huckabees and while the mood will certainly be different, let's hope the end result of a quality film isn't. From the looks of things that shouldn't be a worry.