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Lanterns, Avengers, Call Of Duty, Buffy And Danny F*cking Trejo: Trade News To Make Your Nerd Bits Tingle

By TK Burton | Industry | April 27, 2011 |

By TK Burton | Industry | April 27, 2011 |

Greetings, you lowly dogs. Here’s some news for you. Try not to shit yourselves.

Hey, did you know they’re making a movie about The Avengers? Yeah, for serious. It’ll star Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Chris Evans as Captain America, Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/The Hulk, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and a mess of other people. And it’s actually happening — shooting actually began yesterday. Director Joss Whedon, in his infinite cleverness, had this to say on Whedonesque:

Tomorrow we start shooting (I THINK I’m legally permitted to say that). Day one. That’s right. We’ll be shooting the pivotal death/betrayal/product placement/setting up the sequel/coming out scene, at the following address:

[Marvel Lawyers rush in, take Joss’s keyboard, blowtorch a picture of his family like in “Stormy Monday,” drink his milkshake, leave the seat up, fluff his pillows, violently unfluff his pillows, leave]

Went too far. My bad. Anyhoo, it should be a fun day, followed by the eighty thousand other fun days it will take to finish this.

Oh, Whedon. Please don’t fuck this up.

NEXT. Via Bleeding Cool, here are some Green Lantern character posters for Sinestro and Kilowog, both of whom look pretty awesome:



Apparently, Warner Brothers just dumped another $9 million into the film to polish up the effects. Which normally wouldn’t be cause for alarm, except that the film is due out in something like six weeks. Yikes, I say.

Lastly, here’s a fun little not-quite-movie-related trailer. It’s for the latest expansion pack for Call Of Duty: Black Ops, a game I haven’t played yet because a) I’m still slogging through Dead Space 2, and Crysis 2 comes next anyway, and b) I played Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare and Modern Warfare 2 and Call Of Duty: World At War and Call Of Duty: Here’s Some More Shit To Shoot At and I’m getting a little tired of all the calling and the duty.

I digress. What makes this fun is that one of the more enjoyable bits of Call Of Duty: World At War was the zombies expansion pack, which I never played but always sorta wanted to except that it was I believe it was for multiplayer only and I don’t like getting my ass kicked by 13 year olds who call me a cunt-sucking cock strangler. Regardless, here’s the trailer for the zombie add-on for Black Ops, which is fun because it hops on the grindhouse bandwagon, and stars Sarah Michelle Gellar, Danny Trejo, Robert Englund and Michael Rooker.

Fun for the whole family, that.

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