New Green Lantern news, a release date is finally set for Johnny Depp’s The Rum Diary, Hobo with a Shotgun gets a new trailer, and new poster for Pirates of the Caribbean and The Hangover 2.
There hasn’t been much news since the trailer for Green Lantern last November. I should have said, “Thankfully, there hasn’t…” but I digress. Green Lantern has looked like an epic turd for a while now, but mainly since they cast Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan. The first trailer was extremely underwhelming, and that appears to be because the studio wasn’t ready the special effects. It has been announced that a new trailer will appear with Thor, on May 6. That’s pretty late for a full trailer for a film that comes out in June, but the complex nature of the special effects has apparently necessitated a longer prep time. Some of the bigger set pieces of the film will be complete, so they can get us nerds excited for the movie. Guess what? Unless they go back and recast this turd of a film, there’s no chance of me getting excited. A CANADIAN for a superhero? BAH. (Wolverine excluded).
One other piece of news for Green Lantern is that they actually DID just do a bit of casting, as Michael Clark Duncan has been cast as the voice of Kilowog, who is the head trainer of the Green Lantern Corps. His voice should be fine, but I love that with less than three months to the film’s release they’re still weighing their options when it comes to Kilowog’s voice actor. This movie should be epic. And by epic I mean stupid, bad, and a failure.
The Rum Diary
The Rum Diary, starring Johnny Depp, has finally gotten a release date. October 28, 2011. The film seems like a good idea, with Depp, Aaron Eckhart, and Amber Heard all cast in a story written by Hunter S. Thompson, but it has been on the shelf for quite a while. There were early reviews of the film in April of 2010, and it’ll be released in October of 2011. That must mean it sucks big time. On the other hand, it might be really good, just hard to market. Still, with Johnny Depp in the lead, the film should have come out a heck of a lot earlier. If only they’d cast Daniel Radcliffe this sucker would already be out and winning Oscars. I’m thinking of the right guy there, right? Daniel Radcliffe, otherwise known as Jerry Seinfeld?
Hobo with a Shotgun
Hobo with a Shotgun has a new trailer up today. And I have apparently not done a preview of it yet, which is crazy, so expect that shortly. Anyways, the film is about a hobo. He has a shotgun. And he uses it.
Pirates of the Caribbean
Pirates of the Caribbean has a new poster, and it is honestly one of the worst posters I’ve ever seen. This is one of the worst photoshop jobs EVER. On the plus side, there are boats on fire in the background. I like fire. And boobs.
The Hangover 2 has a news poster, and it really showcases the idea that there guys have a hangover. Crazy. I bet they wake up and can’t remember the night before. I wonder at what point the guys say to themselves, “Y’know, people who consistently wake up and can’t remember the night before are usually called hardcore alcoholics. We should seek help.” Do I sense a plot for the inevitable third film? Yes. Yes I do.