In a surprise casting move, Marvel has announced the actor that will be portraying the titular villain in the 2015 blockbuster sequel to the record-breaking Avengers film.
According to science fiction website Through the Jumpgate, unconfirmed reports have it that Ultron, the artificial intelligence with an adamantium robotic body, will be portrayed by the star of Seth MacFarlane’s 2012 comedy, “Ted.” And if you are picturing Mark Wahlberg, think again.
Ted the Bear will reportedly be tackling the role in what might be the most divisive superhero-movie casting choice since Ben Affleck was announced to be taking on the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman in the upcoming sequel to this year’s “Man of Steel.” Unnamed sources are quoted as saying, “When [Affleck] was announced as the next Batman, the internet caught fire. And not in the good, hot rumors and theorizing way. I mean, in the ‘smoke is coming up and things are exploding and demons are screaming in the bowels of hell’ kind of way. It was really surprising, since aside from a few missteps in his career, Ben is quite a capable actor and director. But we figured that if everyone was distracted by that news, we could slip this bit of casting out there and people probably wouldn’t even notice.” Attempts by Through the Jumpgate to reach Ted the Bear for comment were met with a confused voice on the phone saying, “you’re trying to call a fucking bear? Who is this?”
1. Conrad Veidt (The Man Who Laughs, film, 1928 – inspiration for The Joker)
2. Cesar Romero (Batman, TV series, 1966-1968)
3. Jack Nicholson (Batman, film, 1989)
4. Mark Hamill (Batman: The Animated Series, Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm, Batman Beyond: Return Of The Joker, Birds Of Prey, Batman: Arkham Asylum/Arkham City 1992-2010)
5. Curtis Armstong (Batman OnStar Commercial, 2000)
6. Roger Stoneburner (Birds Of Prey, TV series, 2002 – voice dubbed by Mark Hamill)
7. Andrew Koenig (Batman: Dead End, short film, 2003)
8. Kevin Michael Richardson (The Batman, cartoon, 2004-2008)
9. Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight, film, 2008)
The first thing I did when I purchased my iPhone last year was, obviously, “slide to unlock.” That was when I saw a great opportunity to add some geeky customization to the lock screen and home screen. Would others be able to see it? Only when I hold my phone out to them and say “hey, check out this cool thing I did. No, I don’t have a girlfriend. Why do you ask?”
Here are a few of the lock/home screen pairs I made up. Next post will show some more, all made when I was watching all three Stargate television series in order. Why do you keep asking if I have a girlfriend or not?
Are you super fucking excited by the title of this post? Are you giddy at the thought of seeing this story done right in a feature length format? Well simmer down. It’s not a full length adaptation. What it IS, though, is a short film by Max Landis (son of film luminary John Landis) presenting an educational and…unorthodox retelling of the comic book story that shook the comic book industry, and the world, two decades ago. Watch for Elijah Wood and Simon Pegg to appear, and a surprise cameo in the final moments.
StumbleUpon brought me to this particular image. As a big fan of Batman, I can only say that I love this image. The image was created by Benjamin Andrew Moore. His web info is listed below, and I highly recommend visiting his site! He creates the kind of work that makes me wish I was better at what I do.