Welcome to yet another week of ‘what’s up’!
IN THIS WEEK’S “Excelsior” story, As we all know by now, the legendary comic book writer and editor who helped redefine the medium when he co-created much of Marvel Comics’ vast library of characters and concepts, died Monday, according to a statement released by Disney. He was 95.
Working alongside fellow comics titans like Steve Ditko and Jack Kirby during the 1960s, Lee was instrumental in sparking what became known as “the Marvel revolution,” a shift in superhero comics that emphasized flawed protagonists expressing humanistic values. Concepts and plots remained as colorful and weird as ever. But Marvel characters, written with complex, realistic personalities and mundane private lives, often had to resolve family, dating and even financial challenges while protecting the public from an increasingly packed roster of supervillains.
This new approach to superhero comics debuted in The Fantastic Four, a team of superheroes presented as a dysfunctional but loving family unit that Lee co-created with Kirby in 1961. Lee credited his wife, Joan, for inspiration — he had been working for Marvel since the early 1940s, when it was known as Timely Comics, and frustrated with the creative restrictions of the medium, he was planning to quit his job and pursue a career as a novelist. It was Joan who told him to “write one comic you are proud of” before quitting, leading to Fantastic Four.
The Fantastic Four was a huge success, and the series was quickly followed by other soon-to-be iconic characters. In 1962, Lee co-created Ant-Man, the Incredible Hulk and Thor with Jack Kirby, and with Ditko he co-created Spider-Man.
Lee’s prolific output continued through the 1960s. In 1963 alone, he created Iron Man with Don Heck, Doctor Strange with Ditko, and again with Kirby he created The Howling Commandos, Wasp, the X-Men and the Avengers. Lee would go on to share credit for almost all of the characters Marvel debuted during the 1960s, including Black Panther, The Inhumans, Daredevil, Black Widow, S.H.I.E.L.D., and Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell).
Stan Lee’s influence and contributions to so many lives is nigh immeasurable. Anyone who bought comics has bought a Marvel book at some point in their life, and likely one that Lee had a hand in creating in some form.
There aren’t a lot of people on Earth that can claim the level of contribution to pop culture like Stan Lee did. And he certainly turned comic books from frivolous kid’s reading material into a juggernaut, pop culture gold mine.
His comics changed my life as much as any comic book fan, for sure.
IN THIS WEEK’s “One more cameo” story, Stan Lee made quite the habit of appearing in all of the Marvel films in a cameo of some kind. And we’ll get at least one one more in the upcoming Ralph Breaks the Internet.
Keep an eye out when Vanellope Von Schweetz can be seen being chased through the hallways of the Oh My Disney fansite by Stormtroopers from Star Wars. As she weaves by various Disney characters and signs featuring all the studios Disney has acquired this decade, one of the stars she nearly knocks over is Stan the Man himself.
But this won’t be the last time that fans can see Stan Lee onscreen. In 2019, he will be seen in the Marvel Studios’ films Captain Marvel and Avengers 4, both of which have completed filming. And given his track record of appearing in non-Disney Marvel films, don’t be surprised if you also see him in next month’s animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
Lee would film multiple cameo’s at a time since more than one Marvel movie at a time, so who knows how many other cameo’s we’ll see of him.
ADDENDUM: In spite of all this, According to a report from EW, Lee never filmed a cameo for the upcoming X-Men film Dark Phoenix. While it’s unclear if this was a matter of timing or if he was never set to appear in the film, Dark Phoenix, will mark the first X-Men film to not have Lee appear in a cameo.
That’s too bad. We’ll see for ourselves when Dark Phoenix hits theaters on June 7, 2019.
IN THIS WEEK’S “Kong vs. Godzilla update” story, Production is now underway on the monster movie to end all monster movies: Godzilla vs. Kong. The film is a culmination of sorts for Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment’s Monsterverse, which began with Gareth Edwards’s 2014 film Godzilla, continued with Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ ambitious 2017 feature Kong: Skull Island, and will move forward again with next year’s sequel Godzilla: King of the Monsters, which hails from Trick R Treat director Michael Dougherty.
For Godzilla vs. Kong, Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment continued their trend of tapping talented genre filmmakers by enlisting You’re Next and Death Note director Adam Wingard to take the helm. He’s working from a screenplay by Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy writer Terry Rossio, and the star-studed ensemble includes Alexander Skarsgard, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Shun Oguri (Gintama), Eiza González (Baby Driver), Jessica Henwick (Iron Fist), Julian Dennison (Deadpool 2), and Demián Bichir. Curiously enough, the only returning cast members from previous Monsterverse films are Godzilla: King of the Monsters actors Millie Bobby Brown and Kyle Chandler, as Ken Watanabe and Sally Hawkins—who appear in King of the Monsters and were presumed to be the connective tissue between the movies—are not listed among the Godzilla vs. Kong cast.
Here’s the official synopsis for Kong vs. Godzilla:
“In a time when monsters walk the Earth, humanity’s fight for its future sets Godzilla and Kong on a collision course that will see the two most powerful forces of nature on the planet collide in a spectacular battle for the ages. As Monarch embarks on a perilous mission into uncharted terrain and unearths clues to the Titans’ origins, a human conspiracy threatens to wipe the creatures, both good and bad, from the face of the earth forever.”
Filming is taking place in Hawaii and Australia. Look for more details to be unveiled as we get closer to Godzilla vs. Kong’s May 22, 2020 release date. But first, Godzilla: King of the Monsters arrives on May 31, 2019.
IN THIS WEEK’S “Return of Thrones” story, Season 8, the final season, of Game of Thrones, is set to air in April of 2019. I’m REALLY looking forward to this – especially the massive battle scenes. Oh yeah.
IN THIS WEEK’S “Toy Story additions” story, with Toy Story 4 on it’s way, people are wondering how the Hell Disney/Pixar are going to beat the third one. Well, a good start is by adding Key and Peele to your cast.
That’s right, the comedy duo, best known for their Comedy Central series of the same name are the latest cast members to join Toy Story 4, playing Ducky and Bunny, respectively. And in the new teaser for the film, you see just what the hilarious guys bring to the universe, as they provide a meta-commentary on the ‘Toy Story’ franchise and dissect why Buzz Lightyear’s famous “To Infinity and Beyond!” catchphrase is non-sensical.
“Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, who voice Ducky and Bunny, are two of the most brilliant minds I’ve ever seen,” said director Josh Cooley in a statement. “Of course, they are effortlessly funny, which would be enough. But they are incredible actors that understand story. Their improvs weren’t just for comedy sake, they were story motivated which elevated Ducky and Bunny and the film to a level I never could have expected.”
Well, that certainly sounds promising. Those guys are so great and I’m looking forward to seeing this now.
Here’s the official synopsis:
“Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called “Forky” to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy. Directed by Josh Cooley”
Toy Story 4 hits theaters June 21, 2019.
IN THIS WEEK’S “Lost Romero” story, it was previously mentioned that the late George Romero has a bunch of scripts laying about, and at least one unreleased film. Well, an unreleased Romero film is being restored.
That film is The Amusement Park from 1973. SlashFilm writer Daniel Kraus had a chance to see the virtually unseen Romero movie recently, and came away calling it a revelation. It sounds like this isn’t just an unreleased Romero film – it’s an unreleased masterpiece. That’s certainly saying a lot, but hopefully we’ll all get to see it soon.
As Kraus points out, Romero shot this between his films Season of the Witch and The Crazies, but most importantly: The Amusement Park is, in Kraus’ eyes, a “revelation.” “With the exception of Night of the Living Dead—maybe—The Amusement Park is Romero’s most overtly horrifying film,” Kraus writs. “Hugely upsetting in form & function.”
Kraus doesn’t give many plot details about The Amusement Park, but the film is reportedly about an elderly gentlemen who “sets out for what he thinks will be a normal day at an amusement park and is soon embroiled in a waking nightmare the likes of which you’ve never seen.”
There’s no way for us common folk to see the film at the moment, but Kraus wants to work to change that. There’s even a page up at the Romero Foundation site to help pay for restorations of the film.
Ok, this sounds amazing. I really hope this gets some sort of release to the public.
IN THIS WEEK’S “The Mandalorian choice” story, Variety reports that Pedro Pascal is officially set to lead The Mandalorian, confirming Making Star Wars’ scoop from last month. Details remain mostly under wraps, but Pascal will play “a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.” And he’ll also wear some sweet Boba Fett-esque armor.
The currently untitled live-action Star Wars series is set to debut in 2019.
UPDATE: The Wrap reports that actress (and former MMA fighter) Gina Carano is joining Pascal in the cast of The Mandalorian. While her role is kept under wraps for now, Carano souls like she is a good choice for this show. And it implies that there could be some cool action, too.
The Mandalorian follows a lone gunman in the other reaches of the galaxy from the planet Mandalore. The series is set after the fall of the Empire, but before the rise of the First Order.
IN THIS WEEK’S “Life on the Road” story, it was previously reported that Julianne Moore would be starring in the biopic about Gloria Steinem directed by Julie Taymor. Well, there is some new information about the film.
The film will chronicle the entire life of Steinem, and how her family’s nomadic ways influenced her life as an activist.
A report says that Oscar-winning actress Alicia Vikander is in negotiations to star in the film The Glorias: A Life on the Road. Vikander will play the titular feminist from the ages of 20 until 40. Of course, the means that Moore will take over the role of Steinem in her later years. Joining Vikander in the cast is Lulu Wilson, who will play Gloria Steinem in her younger years. Also joining the cast is legendary actress Bette Midler, in an undisclosed supporting role.
The Glorias: A Life on the Road is based on Steinem’s memoir My Life on the Road, and follows her journey to becoming an equal rights activist and her work as a journalist and campaigner. The film is adapted by writer Sarah Ruhl and will be directed by the aforementioned Taymor, who is best known for her work on the film “Frida.
No release date is set yet.
IN THIS WEEK’S “Black Hammer Universe” story, Black Hammer, one of Jeff Lemire’s most popular series, is being transformed into a “multi-platform, interconnected universe” spanning film and television, after the rights to both have been bought by Legendary Entertainment.
Black Hammer, created by Lemire and artist Dean Ormston, debuted in 2015 and found instant critical and commercial success. The series was nominated for eight Eisner Awards (AKA the Oscars for comic books) and won two, including Best New Series. Lemire and Ormston will serve as executive producers on whatever Legendary cooks up – it’s unclear if this will be a television show or a movie first.
Legendary’s plot synopsis:
“Black Hammer is an epic multi-book saga of interweaving stories – both past and present – detailing the trials and tribulations of the heroes as well as the villains of Spiral City. It’s a genre-bending series that pushes the limits of what a superhero story can be, while always creating deep metaphors for human experiences. In Black Hammer, the characters come first, and the super hero aspects become the canvas to tell their stories.”
Black Hammer is one of several Jeff Lemire adaptations currently in the works. His surreal and moving graphic novel The Underwater Welder has attracted Ryan Gosling, who plans to direct. His robot rebellion epic Descender is being developed for television, as is Gideon Falls, a new horror series whose first issues have been genuinely skin-crawling in their creepiness. In other words, expect to see Jeff Lemire’s name pop up a lot more in the coming years.
Ok, I’m intrigued. I haven’t read these books, but now i want to. There is SO much out in the comics world now, it’s so hard to pick and choose.
IN THIS WEEK’S “That took a while” story, the Avatar sequels have wrapped production. Mostly.
James Cameron says the Avatar sequels have reached a major milestone with the completion of all principal photography involving main cast members.
In a video message, the director of the two highest-grossing films of all time (Avatar and Titanic) praised the ensemble of actors who have been filming Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 since September 2017.
“Hi, James Cameron here and today I’m coming to you from the set of the Avatar sequels — and behind me you can see our performance-capture stage. Today we’re capturing some stunt scenes filming some stunt scenes but our principal cast are all wrapped: Sam [Worthington], Zoe [Saldana], Sigourney [Weaver], Stephen Lang, Kate Winslet.”
Avatar 2 is due in theaters on December 18, 2020, and will be followed by Avatar 3 on December 17, 2021. Two additional sequels are planned after that if the first pair deliver the kind of box-office success that Fox and Cameron are expecting.
In the video message, Cameron then turned to a different project as he explained the ambition and artistry of Alita: Battle Angel , which reaches theaters in February.
Don’t much care about the Avatar films, but Alita: Battle Angel looks fun.
IN THIS WEEK’S “That’s a big IF” story, The future of the Alien franchise is in doubt, mostly because audiences haven’t taken kindly to Ridley Scott‘s strange new direction started with Prometheus and followed with Alien: Covenant. Prometheus went too far off the rails, but I thought Covenent might get us back to something more like what we knew in the Alien franchise.
But Scott was already planning an Alien: Covenant sequel, with Covenant writer John Logan handling the script. New details about Logan’s script, titled Alien: Awakening, have hatched. The next film in the series would see Michael Fassbender‘s evil android David battling the gigantic Engineers on LV-426, the moon where the Xenomorph was discovered in the first Alien.
However, the odds of this film ever happening now are probably slim. Not necessarily a bad idea, but a full reboot might not be a great idea, either.
IN THIS WEEK’S “Blumhouse explosion” story, Amazon Studios has closed an exclusive production deal with Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Television for eight thriller genre features which will all be connected thematically.
So, these will be eight new thriller movies – or as they put it, ” “elevated thriller/darkly-themed feature-length productions,” per the press release. The “elevated genre movies” will be released exclusively on Amazon Prime Video worldwide. The other interesting tidbit is that all the titles will come from “diverse and underrepresented filmmakers.”
Well, that actually sounds like a good thing.
Blum has made it clear that he views TV as a necessity for continued growth in content creation, and he’s not wasting time racking up the deals. Last month, Blumhouse TV hired five new executives to expand production, development and business affairs. This year output included Hulu’s holiday themed anthology Into the Dark, the USA Network series adaptation of the hit The Purge franchise (which was just renewed for a second season), Netflix’s Indian horror series Ghoul, and perhaps least expected, HBO’s critically acclaimed mystery series Sharp Objects.
If they are committed to giving films to new and underrepresented kinds of directors with passion for the material, then I say do it!
IN THIS WEEK’S “Happy Who Year” story, BBC America is going to ring in 2019 with Doctor Who. Breaking away from the traditional Christmas Day timeslot, the popular series will have its first-ever “Who Year’s Day” which will include a marathon of all the Christmas specials that will pave the way to the aforementioned New Year’s Day special
The all-new episode is written by Chris Chibnall and directed by Wayne Yip (Preacher, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency). As the New Year begins, a terrifying evil is stirring from across the centuries of Earth’s history. Will the Doctor (Jodie Whittaker), Ryan (Tosin Cole), Graham (Bradley Walsh) and Yaz (Mandip Gill) be able to overcome this threat to Planet Earth?
Well, yeah, probably, or The Doctor wouldn’t be worth her salt, would she? 😉
I’ll be tuning in!
Whittaker made history as the first female Doctor in the franchise. It has since become a hit with viewers. The current season of Doctor Who is averaging nearly one million viewers per episode, up 54 percent from the previous season and ranking as the fastest-growing scripted series of the year across all key demos.
The finale of the current season will air on December 9.on BBC AMERICA.
IN THIS WEEK’S “We didn’t need to know that” story, Will SMith and Martin Lawrence are back with Bad Boys 3 – titled Bad Boys For Life. But it that weren’t sufficient, they’re more specifically titling the film – Bad Boys For Lif3. Oh, that’s catchy, right? The ‘3’ is the ‘e’ in Life…yeah, great, I get it. And I don’t really care.
IN THIS WEEK’S “An able Cain” story, Newcomer Ella Jay Basco is in negotiations to land the last major role, Cassandra Cain, in Warner Bros.’ Harley Quinn spinoff, Birds of Prey.
Margot Robbie is back as Quinn with Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Jurnee Smollett-Bell on board as Huntress and Black Canary, respectively. Ewan McGregor will play the film’s villain and Rosie Perez will portray Gotham City police detective Renee Montoya.
Cathy Yan is directing the pic with Robbie producing, along with Sue Kroll and Bryan Unkeless.
In the new film, Robbie, Winstead, and Smollett-Bell team up to protect Cain’s character when she comes across a diamond belonging to McGregor’s Black Mask, a kingpin in Gotham City’s criminal underworld.
In DC Comics, Cain is the daughter of assassins David Cain and Lady Shiva, and is deprived of speech and human contact during her childhood as conditioning to become the world’s greatest assassin. She eventually befriends Bruce Wayne and goes on to become Batgirl. It is unknown whether the Batgirl element will be included in this storyline as WB is already developing a Batgirl movie.
Birds of Prey is set to bow on Feb. 7, 2020.
This marks the first major role for Basco, who has previously appeared in guest stints on TV shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Veep, and Superior Donuts.
IN THIS WEEK’S “Goodbye Goldman” story, William Goldman, who won Oscars for his original screenplay for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and his adaptation of All the President’s Men, died on Friday in his Manhattan home, according to the the Washington Post. He was 87.
His daughter Jenny Goldman cited complications from colon cancer and pneumonia as the cause of his death.
If you’re still not sure how meaningful Goldman was to the film industry, here’s a list of other screen-writing credits on top of the two already mentioned:
Papillon (contributing writer- uncredited), The Stepford Wives, The Great Waldo Pepper, Marathon Man (based on his novel), A Bridge Too Far, Magic (starring Anthony Hopkins), The Princess Bride (book & screenplay), Misery, Chaplin, Maverick, The Ghost and the Darkness, and Hearts in Atlantis.
That’s a Hell of a resume’.
IN THS WEEK’S ” Netflix keeps dealing” story, Paramount Pictures has signed a multi-picture film deal with Netflix, studio boss Jim Gianopulos revealed today during Viacom’s fourth-quarter earnings call with Wall Street analysts.
“Our priority is to expand our role as a major global content supplier,” Gianopulos said. “As such, we’re exploring various new revenue streams in addition to our traditional theatrical releases as a producer of first-run films and television for other media platforms.”
The companies have collaborated across the studio’s operations under Gianopulos, who became CEO of Paramount in March 2017. At the TV studio, Paramount has supplied Netflix with popular series such as Maniac and 13 Reasons Why. The film unit broke new ground last winter by selling The Cloverfield Paradox to the streaming service, an abrupt change of plans two months before a planned theatrical rollout. Netflix then mounted a stealth release on its streaming platform on Super Bowl Sunday in February, advertising it on TV the night of the big game. Viacom CEO Bob Bakish at the time indicated an openness to such deals in the future, especially given the cost savings and the healthy price Netflix paid, reportedly in the range of $50 million.
Gianopulos didn’t offer specifics as to the number or names of projects included in the overall deal, saying it would be “a small number of titles” that would leverage the co-venture “when and where it makes sense.”
Content spending by Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and Apple in 2018 combined to exceed $20 billion, Gianopulos said. “While they have increased their internal capabilities, they are looking for great properties and we have great IP, great development and great creative relationships and potential to develop for them,” he added.
I think it’s safe to say this is the future of TV/Film entertainment, as we seem to be seeing more of these kinds of deals happening.
IN THIS WEEK’S “A new Saint” story, Before he became James Bond, Roger Moore graced the small screen as The Saint, aka Simon Templar, a thief and master of disguise who originated in a series of books in the 1920s and quickly expanded into the world of radio, comics, TV, and movies. Val Kilmer played the character in a film in 1997, and now, more than twenty years later, it looks like Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt will be the newest actor to get buried under loads of makeup and don a fake mustache as “the Robin Hood of modern crime.”
Deadline reports that Pratt is in early talks to star in The Saint remake from Paramount Pictures. Paramount has been planning this for a little while, and they’re always in need of a new successful film franchise – especially since their deal with Bad Robot and producer J.J. Abrams is going to expire soon. This has the potential to be a big deal for them.
The Saint originated in a series of books written by author Leslie Charteris, where he started as a British Robin Hood-type figure who specialized as a thief and a con man, eventually evolved into secret agent during World War II, and later became more of an all-purpose adventurer. The character’s calling card is a stick figure with an angelic halo, which he’d leave at the scene of all of his “crimes” (he’d often rob corrupt politicians and evil rich people to help those less fortunate).
I don’t know that we need a new franchise of The Saint, but it’s not like that matters. And I’m not sure if Chris Pratt is the guy to play him, either, but Pratt is hot now and brings in the $.
IN THIS WEEK’S “GotG3 director?” story, after firing James Gunn from the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, Disney/Marvel has been keeping pretty quiet about it. But finally it seems they are trying to get things rolling forward again.
According to a new rumor from DisInsider, Marvel Studios and Disney have their sights set on Travis Knight as a possible replacement for the ousted Gunn. Knight is probably best known for his directorial debut on “Kubo and the Two Strings,” but is about to have his first live-action film debut this Christmas with the upcoming “Transformers” spin-off “Bumblebee.”
This is all still rumour so nothing is definite. But as far as potential director choices, I’d say Knight is a good choice. We’ll see what unfolds with this.
IN THIS WEEK’S “He just won’t let it go” story, Dan Akyroyd seems to have renewed faith that Ghostbusters 3 will happen.
Ghostbusters News has the latest update from Dan Aykroyd, who appeared on a recent episode of AXS TV’s The Big Interview with Dan Rather. Eventually talk came around to Ghostbusters, and here’s what Aykroyd had to say:
“There is a possibility of a reunion with the three remaining Ghostbusters. It’s being written right now.”
So even with Harold Ramis gone, Dan Ayrkroyd thinks he can get back together with Bill Murray and Ernie Hudson. However, wasn’t Bill Murray uninterested in going back to the well and reprising the role of Peter Venkman? Well, Aykroyd thinks that he’s coming around to the idea, adding, “I think Billy will come. The story’s so good. Even if he plays a ghost.”
The mention of Bill Murray playing a ghost has Bloody Disgusting thinking that the script being used might be the one that features Sigourney Weaver’s on-screen son Oscar from Ghostbusters II as a grown post-grad student who inherits the Ghostbusters business after Peter Venkman dies in the first scene, hence Bill Murray playing a ghost in the movie.
Well, even though that is a theoretically plausible way to connect the original films with a rebooted film, that still just sounds like a way to cash in on a franchise. Another excuse to rehash something old instead of creating something new and fresh. But that’s Hollywood.
Why is Akroyd so hung up on getting this Ghostbuster 3 movie made, anyway? Is he just trying to recapture some old glory? Let it go, man.
And IN THIS WEEK’S “ASSHAT” story, Jeffrey Dean Morgan joined the growing backlash against Armie Hammer after the Call Me By Your Name star took to social media to criticize how comic book and film fans were mourning the late Stan Lee. In a since-deleted tweet posted on November 12, the day of Stan Lee’s passing, Hammer took issue with fans posting pictures of themselves to honor the comic book legend.
“So touched by all of the celebrities posting pictures of themselves with Stan Lee.” Hammer said on social media (via People). “No better way to commemorate an absolute legend than putting up a picture of yourself.”
Hammer elaborated on his opinion when he replied to a fan, “If Stan impacted your life (ie. All of our lives) with his work, post his work that touched you the most. Posting a selfie makes his death about you and how cool you felt taking a picture with him.”
Morgan called out Hammer for being something of a hypocrite for sharing these thoughts on the day of Lee’s passing. “Looks like you found a way to use others ways of mourning and their memories to draw some attention to yourself,” the actor said. “You sound like a real asshat.”
Hammer later pointed to Mark Ruffalo’s tribute post as being an example of an appropriate one. Ruffalo, who stars as Bruce Banner/The Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, posted a tribute to Stan Lee on his own social media pages with a photo of the comic book legend posing next to a Hulk statue.
“Actually, yes,” Hammer said when asked by a fan if Ruffalo’s post was the right thing to do. “This was an example that stood out and made me think his post was actually about Stan.”
I don’t think you can tell anyone HOW to mourn. Everyone will have their own way of doing it. seems to me posting a pick of you with Stan Lee is more about saying, “I’m so glad I got to meet this amazing person who inspired me and gave me joy” rather than just showing how cool you are for having met him. Armie Hammer needs to shut it.
UPDATE: So, as is likely to happen, someone says something dumb on Twitter, then everyone complains, THEN the initial person apologizes for said dumb comments.
Such is the case with Armie Hammer. He went on Twitter to apologize for being an “asshat”.
“While attempting to provide some unnecessary social commentary about the current selfie culture, I (in true asshat form — thank you Jeffrey Dean Morgan) inadvertently offended many who were genuinely grieving the loss of a true icon. I want to apologize from the bottom of my heart and will be working on my Twitter impulse control.”
This is the new structure of social media commenting: “Comment, backlash, apology”, repeat as needed. …My head hurts.
And that’s another week of movie news, folks.