It could not be a better day for franchise fans everywhere. Not only has "Marvel's The Avengers" finally assembled in theaters, but it's "Star Wars" Day! May the fourth be with you, friends!
A slew of actors are tweeting about both grand events, including Tom Hiddleston who plays Loki. He asked fans in the USA, Russia, Canada and Indonesia to assemble to theaters to check out the flick. (You might want to listen to him so you don't get Loki'd.) And "Begin Human's" Sam Huntington who wrote: "Happy Star Wars day T-Woks!! And remember: if you play with your light sabers too much you'll get Wookie palms." Duly noted.
Also in May 4, 2012's Star Wars Day and "Avengers" themed Twitter-Wood, find out what has Nathan Fillion typing "Oh. My. God." and which DC Comics superhero Devin Faraci thinks Captain America can take down.
As you might already know, John M. Chu directed "Step Up 2: The Streets," "Step Up 3D," "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never," oh, and this little movie you might have heard is coming out this summer called "G.I. Joe: Retaliation"! The film is currently in post-production, but when we saw Chu write that he landed in a "secret location," our minds immediately asked: "Cobra lair?!" Hey, "Marvel's The Avengers" shot an extra scene after the film already premiered—it could happen!
Also in May 3, 2012's Twitter-Wood, Rainn Wilson tweets his thoughts about "The Hunger Games," Emma Roberts is obsessed with "Girls" and Simon Pegg wants everyone to live long and prosper.
By now we're sure you've heard of the "Twilight"-fan-fiction-turned-novel "Fifty Shades of Grey." The S&M tales of savvy businessman Christian Grey and college graduate Anastasia Steele are causing quite a stir as the erotic couple is based on Edward Cullen and Bella Swan.
With a film adaptation in the works, the Internet is buzzing with casting rumors. Maybe we can throw Brooklyn Decker's name into the ring? While the actress is starring in this summer's highly-anticipated "Battleship," she's still relatively up-and-coming and it would be the perfect break-out performance. She even has a shy confidence about her that would work perfectly with the timid Anastasia.
Also in May 2, 2012's Twitter-Wood, Dwayne Johnson gives away an unexpected secret to how he stays in shape and David Spade congratulates Jessica Simpson on her 900 pound—er, nine ounce—newborn baby girl!
HammRad has a nice ring to it, don't you think? Well, we hope so because it might be a nickname you start hearing quite often. "Mad Men" star Jon Hamm and Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe, are rumored to be cast together in a four-part British miniseries playing Russian doctors at the end of World War I. And here's the really awesome part: Hamm and Radcliffe would play the same role in different time periods.
The news was originally reported by The Sun and we were a little skeptical as to whether it could actually be true, but Vulture has weighed in today to say the rumors line up with what they've been hearing.
Rihanna's been singled out a lot lately for "Battleship" because it's her acting debut, but that's not really fair, is it? MTV News' Josh Horowitz certainly didn't think so. During "MTV First: Battleship," he decided to take her co-stars on a trip down memory lane to look at their first gigs on the big screen.
First up is Alexander Skarsgård in his debut American film, "Zoolander." If you're thinking "wait, he was in that?" you're not alone. You may recall the scene, but not the actor because he didn't last very long. Remember the gasoline explosion? Yeah. He took part in that.
When the cast is shown a picture of Skarsgård in a bright green shirt and fleece vest (with his orange mocha frappuccino!), it gets immediate laughs. Rihanna exclaims "Oh my God!" as Taylor Kitsch says simultaneously, "That's fantastic!"
"Who is that?" the "True Blood" actor jokingly laughs. "What happened to those shades, by the way? I need those now."
Have you seen the final "The Dark Knight Rises" trailer yet?! Wasn't it AMAZING? We were obviously on board from the beginning, but after that trailer, Batman is fighting "The Avengers" for a spot at the forefront of our minds, and we didn't think that was actually possible. "Prometheus" writer Damon Lindelof, who always takes to Twitter for his hilarious commentary, had plenty to say about the video.
"I'm thrilled to see that Tom Hardy's elocution lessons have paid off. #TheRainInSpainFallsMainlyOnTheBane," he wrote, alluding to how audiences can now understand Hardy's lines. He also imagined lines that would exist if he wrote the script, "I've buried enough Waynes. And has my Wayne Tree grown yet? No, Master Bruce, it has not." #IfIWroteDarkKnightRises" He finally begged us for a "TDKR" intervention, "Oh, God, please someone stop me. #ICantStopTheWayne." Never. Ever. It's too hilarious. Please continue!
But don't worry "Avengers" fans, May 1, 2012's Twitter-Wood also features Tom Hiddleston ringing in the NYSE bell with Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders really excited about Tim Horton's coffee and Mark Ruffalo at the Toronto Premiere!
Before you put yourself on red alert and begin tweeting your friends, Ben Stiller and Adam Scott aren't actually fighting. The duo is filming a fight scene for their dramady, "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty."
The adventure film follows Mitty (Stiller), a lonely magazine photo manager who lives life through daydreams while he looks through other people's pictures. But when a negative goes missing, he leaves his fantasy world and heads off on his own journey. The film also stars Sean Penn, Kristen Wiig and rising comedian Patton Oswalt. While details of Scott's role are unreleased, we expect lots of snarky lines from the "Parks and Recreation" actor.
Also in April 30, 2012's Twitter-Wood, "Think Like a Man" stars react to its #1 spot at this weekend's box office, Daniel Dae Kim tweets an on-set photo of the "Hawaii Five-O" and "NCIS: LA" crossover episode and "Stargate Universe" actress Ming-Na mourns composer Joel Goldsmith's passing.
Only one more week until the "Avengers" assemble in theaters! We've been ready to don a pair of Iron Man 3-D glasses since the announcement that a movie was in the works (and the announcement that Iron Man 3-D glasses were a real thing!).
But we've been able to compose our excitement as Marvel released tons of clips, posters and movie stills to tide us over until May 4. One of our favorite pre-released scenes is when Iron Man confronts Loki and reminds him exactly who he's up against. Actor Tom Hiddleston, who plays Thor's scorned brother, tweeted a picture of his script from that very scene and it features our favorite line, too! He wrote, "Here's a fun & familiar excerpt from my copy of Joss Whedon's #Avengers screenplay. #theyhaveahulk #s--- #notideal." It's easy to see why Hiddleston is turning into one of our favorite tweeters.
Also in April 27, 2012's Twitter-Wood, Josh Duhamel tweets a photo from the "Don Peyote" set, Eva Longoria wraps "Desperate Housewives" and more!
It’s likely that your first introduction to Brit Marling came from our weekly Watch It feature. Her film "Sound of My Voice" had three of our writers buzzing about the talented rising actress, writer and producer.
In the movie, Marling plays Maggie, a present-day cult leader claiming to have time traveled from the future. Peter (Christopher Denham) and Lorna (Nicole Vicius), a documentary filmmaking couple, infiltrate her group intent on exposing the mysterious leader and freeing her followers—who believe they were chosen to escape a future disaster as long as they obey Maggie's commands.
Marling co-wrote "Sound" with director Zal Batmanglij, a friend she's been working with since college when she was an Econ-major-turned-filmmaker. The film hits select theaters today and we caught up with Marling to talk about the challenges she faced playing Maggie, her interest in time travel and "The East," her next film with Batmanglij also starring Alexander Skarsgard and Ellen Page.
MTV: The underlying theme of this movie is community. What specifically interests you about the idea of community and being part of something?
Brit Marling: I think that we all feel that right now. It's funny that it's sort of a given that a lot of people will leave the town they grew up in and travel to some city in search of a particular career or dream or ambition that they feel is their destiny. I think that can be a really alienating experience. So, I think it's this idea of being able to get outside your loneliness and be part of a tribe by choice. It seemed like just a fascinating world to us.
When we think of actors most likely to be in a musical, Jack Black, Steve Carell, Nicholas Cage, Kevin Kline and Elizabeth Banks don't initially come to mind, but a musical is exactly the project they've all signed on for.
Charlie Kaufman's new comedy "Frank or Francis" is a satire of Hollywood that follows a rivalry between director Frank (Carell) and online blogger Francis (Black) brought on by a series of bad reviews. Banks plays a celebrated actress involved in a love affair with Frank, Cage is "The Emcee," an actor famous for his movie ideas, and Kline plays a director with the world's highest grossing film in his repertoire.
When MTV News' Josh Horowitz caught up with Black at CinemaCon 2012, the actor revealed the film is a musical with an "incredible script."