Late last evening, President Barack Obama announced that Osama bin Laden has been killed by United States forces in an operation conducted in Pakistan. The news set Twitter ablaze immediately, with countless Hollywood icons and celebrities weighing in with their thoughts on the 9/11 architect's death.
Responses from actors, writers and filmmakers alike differed dramatically in terms of how to react to the news. Some comedians, including Dane Cook, approached the announcement with as much comedy as the situation could possibly afford.
Beleaguered "Lost" co-creator Damon Lindelof even endured yet another insult towards his show's conclusion, this time with a smile. Most surprising of all, it may have been Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson who first brought news of bin Laden's death to Twitter. And, yes, Charlie Sheen said "winning." You knew that was coming.
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Brandon Routh gets a bad rap for his turn as the Man of Steel in "Superman Returns." The movie was... not great. That wasn't his fault though. Routh looked the part, he acted the part and he reminded us all that there is life after Christopher Reeve, even for Superman.
He's also a gamer. Big time. Which makes him someone I can relate to. Speaking with MTV Splash Page's Rick Marshall at San Diego Comic-Con, Routh revealed that he sinks many of his idle hours into Blizzard's supremely popular online role-playing game "World of Warcraft." And as you might expect, he's keen on swinging a sword in director Sam Raimi's adaptation of the property, "Warcraft." To which I have one thing to say. Sweet.
MTV has a storied history with photo booths, and since we're bringing through a ton of celebrities here at Comic-Con, we thought it'd be a perfect opportunity to have them pose for us. First up is appropriately Superman himself, Brandon Routh, who's here for his new film "Dead of Night." Check him out below and then click here to see more famous folks in our Photo Booth gallery.
FROM SPLASH PAGE: Sure, when Superman eventually returns to theaters, you’ll “believe a man can fly” yet again — but that man might not be actor Brandon Routh.
While the former Man of Steel would certainly love a chance to don the blue-and-red uniform, Routh said the choice is no longer in his hands — it’s in the studio’s.
“The term of the contract expired,” Routh told Spanish-language entertainment site Omelete (an English translation is available via Google). “But if they call me again, [I'd go] back to the character without thinking twice!”
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Samuel L. Jackson's upcoming thriller "Unthinkable" just rounded out its casting list, and it's a decidedly odd mix of talent. Brandon Routh, Gil Bellows, Martin Donovan, and Carrie-Anne Moss are the four lucky actors who will all play FBI Agents shouted at by Jackson's black-ops agent. They're all given the unfortunate task of interrogating an American Muslim man, played by Michael Sheen, who claims to have planted nuclear bombs in three U.S. cities.
While it's an odd roster, it's certainly packed with geek cred. Can Superman, Trinity, and Mace Windu win against an Underworld werewolf? And would you rather see that movie than one of your deepest nightly news fears?