Jim Broadbent reveals that he’ll play Professor Slughorn in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. He’s everywhere! (He also talks about his Indiana Jones role at the link.) In other casting news, looks like Zoe Saldana will be playing Uhura in JJ Abrams’ Star Trek.
In other news…
Stardust may not be out yet, but it’s certainly getting its share of hype. It’s currently getting a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes (from only five reviews, granted) but Neil Gaiman is everywhere.
Really, there ought to be a band
Videos du jour
You could do a pretty convincing impersonation anyway in this amazing Asian Jack Sparrow costume currently for sale on Ebay. There’s just that pesky little matter of $4,000.
AICN claims that Marvel is writing Nick Fury into Iron Man. And guess who they say is taking on the role of the infamously badass superspy?
Okay, seriously: Samuel L. Jackson. Mind, the source is AICN, and the information is unconfirmed, but who better?
You caught me in a transitional period
New Zealanders choose their favorite and most hated movies – and Star Wars makes both lists. On the high end, A New Hope comes in at #2, beating Pulp Fiction and locally-filmed Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. On the low end, The Phantom Menace eeks in at #10, just below Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest. But I wouldn’t get too worked up – the most-hated film is Titanic.
Well, it’s a better sucessor than The Matrix, I guess. But will we be seeing Pirate cons in 30 years?
But don’t let the title fool you – it’s basically just a comparison of the two.
Calls for Cthulhu! This is the best video ever. At least for today. (via SF Signal, which links to more!)
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End clips. I love his pies. (Thanks, Yav!)
Your Lightsaber and You has been around a while – there’s even a sequel – but I hadn’t run across it until recently.
We can have a good time, can’t we?
Pirate porn catches the eye of Disney. Initial link safe for work – pretty much everything it links to, not so much. (via fandom_lounge)