A report at MTV has the details on rapper Ghostface Killah making an appearance in the Marvel movie. “I jumped in there for maybe 12 or 16 bars, nothing too major,” Ghostface (born Dennis Coles, now Abdul Raheem) said. “It was a good look for the kid because Robert Downey Jr. recognized me as soon as I seen him. He was like, ‘Yo, Tony!’ … For him to recognize me, I was kinda surprised by that. I didn’t know he even knew about the kid. We called each other Tony onscreen. I’m like, ‘Tony Stark, I got your jet, I didn’t mess it up.’ He was like, ‘I got the Bentley for you, I laced it up.’ I had two girls with me, I was like, ‘That’s you [pointing toward the girls].’ I sent two birds at him. It was a wrap for that scene. He’s a cool dude and funny. Big up to Robert Downey Jr.”
Didn’t get a good enough look at this week’s episode “Cautionary Tales?” Well, Herosite has hundreds of screen captures from the episode, so go nuts.
Cinema Blend has casting sides for characters needing actors in the upcoming adaptation, including “Chi Chi” and “Agundes.”
X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE
13: THE CONSPIRACY
A note over at this blog combs through French translations for news on the comic-to-game-to-film project.
SPIDER-MAN: THE MUSICAL
Director Julie Taymor told The Daily Mail that she is eyeing Jim Sturgess and Evan Rachel Wood for the two leads. “There, I’ve said it. Now I have to go through a web to get them,” Taymor said. “Jim’s certainly interested, but his film career has taken off, so I have to nab him between movies. Same with Evan. They’d be my ideal pairing, though, if they’re free.”
Yes, the Hollywood Reporter is talking about Nicolas Cage, Tracy Morgan, Steve Buscemi, Will Arnett and others being cast in the film. No, they do not mean “Battle of the Planets,” also known as “Gatchaman.” Calm down.
WGA STRIKE WATCH: DAY SEVENTEEN
Take a load off, Sally — according to the official website picketers are taking the weekend off, starting today. Good, it was a bit nippy hanging out with Tim Kring, Masi Oka and Jimmy Jean-Louis at the rally yesterday … and what was up with the guy and the gold painted keyboard around his neck?
With the negotiations due to restart on Monday, the studios and networks have been sending out a memo that goes a little something like this to their employees. They may have to put some pep in their step, since media buyers are almost ready to tell the AMPTP renegotiate the upfronts (advertising costs paid in advance for months ahead) or refund the money. Which, of course, they’d hate.
Variety is reporting that this strike is following the path of the ’88 strike fairly closely.
THAT’S A WRAP
We’ll be back on Monday. Apparently there’s some sort of holiday that people celebrate this weekend. If you do, enjoy.
We can’t do this without you. The rumors, the scoops, the set photos — they’re all fueled by passionate fans emailing in the goods. The ones who ask, “What do you mean your sister’s dating somebody who works for Miles Millar?” The ones who know the code names of movie projects and scour city permit filings for them. The devoted, the involved. Fans, just like you. Whatever you know, we wanna know, and whether you want your name shouted to the web’s rafters or kept closer than a classified report, we’ve got you covered like a comforter. Broadcasting live from Los Angeles, this is your humble scribe Hannibal Tabu saying thank you for your time and indulgence, and [tagline redacted until the WGA strike is resolved].
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