Wow. That guy really does clean up good!
Just weeks after announcing that the long-awaited "Anchorman" sequel is finally moving forward comes word that the movie already has a teaser trailer. In fact, you'll be able to check it out at midnight showings of the Sacha Baron Cohen comedy "The Dictator," hitting theaters this Wednesday (May 16). All the who's, what's, why's and how's are unknown at the moment, but if the "Anchorman" teaser involves Burgundy's signature 'stache, scotch and sweet sweet jazz flute tunes, everything will be just fine.
With the announcement that Marvel was making an "Avengers" film, no character was as scrutinized by fans as much as the Hulk. Consequently, actor Mark Ruffalo received the brunt of the judgement as he signed on to helm the green monster with an uncontrollable temper. The previous actors who played the role were Eric Bana and Edward Norton who didn't exactly leave comic fans begging for more.
As "The Avengers" smashes the box office with its success ($1 billion worldwide gross so far!), fans have been in agreement that Ruffalo's portrayal of the gamma-radiated monster was the best yet—and they took to Twitter to let the actor know. After Ruffalo praised Norton, fans pointed the approval back at Ruffalo to which he replied, "Wow, Thanks to all. I wasn't fishing, per say. I was more trying to Clarify how much I respect Ed and Eric."
This time next week "Battleship" will blast into theaters, but a few lucky people saw the film at the L.A. premiere last night! Rihanna brought her whole family along for the voyage as she hit the blue carpet in a revealing dress that made us question why she ever held boob envy for Brooklyn Decker. But we digress with a blush.
When MTV News caught up with the singer-turned-actress she told us her debut role intimidated her. "I was walking into this as an amateur—a complete amateur. I didn't know anything and I had a good team to learn from. I watched them, and especially Taylor [Kitsch], 'cause we did a lot of scenes together and he would always offer me advice."
If you've been scouring MTV.com lately, then you already know the great news: Russell Brand is hosting the 2012 MTV Movie Awards! Exciting, huh? There are three important ingredients that make a good host. The first is you're willing to embarrass yourself. The second is you're willing to embarrass other people. The third is that you're damn funny and can entertain an audience. We certainly think Brand has proved all three with his stand-up comedy and experience as a two-time Video Music Award emcee.
And as you can see from the tweet above, Brand's already brought on the fun and the jokes. Although, we're pretty sure he's not joking. 2012 MTV Group Sex Movie Awards, anyone? If Brand gets his way, maybe it'll happen!
"Star Trek 2" has come to a close for our favorite vulcan, Spock. Zachary Quinto tweeted a photo of his actor chair from his last night on set. Accompanying the picture, he wrote, "zq. picture wrap. holy s---." You're telling us! That means we're one step closer to the trailers and photos and clips, but we're getting ahead of ourselves.
As it turns out, Quinto wasn't the only one who wrapped on the J.J. Abrams sequel. Simon Pegg tweeted, "Wind, reel and print. The countdown to May 2013 has begun." Welcome to the countdown we began months ago, Pegg. But with the cast slowly leaving set one by one, they're sure to celebrate in style as the men (Quinto, Pegg, Chris Pine and Benedict Cumberbach) hit up Hooters the other night to unwind.
Film fans and avid readers alike mourn the passing of Maurice Sendak this morning at the age of 83. The children's book author and illustrator is famous for his widely praised book "Where the Wild Things Are," but his contributions to the film and television industry are undeniable.
Spike Jonze, the director who took on the ambitious project of turning Sendak's popular book into a motion picture, said the author's advice was invaluable in making the film. "He said from the beginning that you have to...[make] something that respects kids and doesn't talk down to them, or if not, it wasn't worth doing," Jonze said. Sendak inspired the filmmaker as well as actors like Rachelle Lefevre and John Hodgman who remember him in May 8, 2012's Twitter-Wood.
Also after the cut: Edgar Wright points out "amusing" "Dark Shadows" scenes and Damon Lindelof reveals why "Prometheus'" R-rating was inevitable.
The stars of "Star Trek 2" took a break from filming the highly-anticipated sequel and headed out for a bite to eat. Where did they go to unwind, you ask? Hooters. We bet the actors had a jolly good time. Zachary Quinto tweeted, "i am at a hooters in northern california watching a boxing game. i have never felt more at home. cc: @simonpegg."
If we could grab food and drinks with one cast, these guys would definitely be at the top of our list. But they don't just hang out during mealtimes (despite Simon Pegg's morning after tweet, "Eggs with Benedict"), Pegg also let followers know about his gym time with Chris Pine. "Right, me and Pine are off to the gym to lift heavy things and grunt and sweat in a veritable Kirk/Scotty slash fest of homoerotic exercise," he wrote. Looks like Benedict Cumberbatch isn't the only one looking forward to racy fanfic.
Also in May 7, 2012's Twitter-Wood: Mark Ruffalo and Greg Grunberg comment on Twitter hackers, Tom Felton remains mysterious about getting his eyes checked for work and the stars continue to talk "Game of Thrones."
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!