Monday, July 31, 2006

Internet Roadtrip #1

I'll admit that I don't read a lot of Marvel anymore. Lately it's pretty much been Astonishing X-Men, and Runaways. I was checking out their website today and it's a real mess. Check it out. It hurt me to look at it. And everything confused me. Marvel's website makes me feel old. It's what we in the media industry call "a design nightmare," or "trying too hard."

On imdb they have actually listed Heath Ledger as The Joker in 'Untitled Batman Begins Sequel'. They have 'rumoured' after his name, but still...and the other hot rumour is that Jake Gyllenhaal is going to be Harvey Dent. Um...this could be a Who's the casting director? Me?

Honestly, though...Heath Ledger? The Joker? I don't really think so. I liked the Paul Bettany rumour. I thought that was a step in the right direction.

That is a pretty stretchy smile he's got there. And he looks convincing holding that spraycan (which could contain a toxic gas of some sort).

Hey, imdb now has little pictures of the actors next to their names. I like that feature. It's cute.

Meanwhile, at Kryptonsite, they're covering the upcoming appearance of Green Arrow on Smallville. Oliver Queen is being played by the same guy who played Aquaman last season. He was supposed to have his own spin-off, but that got canned. I can't imagine that it would have been a good show. I'll be downloading that pilot. He will go down in history for uttering the gayest line ever said on Smallville:

Clark Kent: "Are you alright?"
Aquaman (shirtless): "Wet and ready, bro."

To utter the gayest line ever on Smallville is no small feat. There is a lot of competition.

It was a pretty gay episode. And by 'gay,' I mean 'homosexual.'

I don't like it when shows get the same actor to play two roles. And what happens if this turns into a super-lame JLA show? Then you've got one actor playing two guys on the same show at the same time. He'd be exhausted. Wonder Woman would be all "Hey, Aquaman, where's Green Arrow?" And Aquaman would sweat and say "He's...eating...lunch."

I can understand wanting to use this actor a lot, though. He has a crazy superhero body. He made Clark Kent look like Lou Reed by comparison in this episode.

The internet is awesome.


Anonymous said...

I had that Heath Ledger thing pegged as internet rumor, but several sites posted the news as official tonight and there's supposed to be some kind of announcement from Warner Brothers tomorrow morning.

Huh. Not sure how I feel about that just yet.

Anonymous said...

Worry not - the dude who played Aquaman in the pilot is a different actor than the one who played him on Smallville. He's the one who will play Green Arrow.

So, plenty of opprtunities for all the heroes to hang out and talk about backstrokes, swimming with dolphins, quivers, shafts, superbreath and coordinating colour schemes all under the flimsy veneer of heterosexual do-gooding.


rachelle said...

Ahhh...I see now where the actor who played Aquaman in the pilot is different than the one who played him on Smallville. That must have been a burn to the dude who played him on Smallville "What? Not gay enough? I can be gayer!"

I look forward to a dashing young Green Arrow. I hope they go the goatee route, but I bet they won't. Now please bring Bruce Wayne to Smallville.

Anonymous said...

Heath could do alright I think; where'd you get that Jake Gyllenhaal rumor? Dent woulda been SOoooo much better in the first one as katie holmes character and just have Wayne hookup with the girls wayne hooks up with- woulda made the whole alfred ditching the passedout one actually funny.

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