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STORY OF THE DAY: Stuart Townsend out as FANDRAL on THOR? Joshua Dallas is Replacing?

Published at: Jan. 10, 2010, 6:09 p.m. CST by headgeek

Hey folks, Harry here... Just got dropped the rumor du jour... According to a source wishing to be known as Avatom Rothman, Stuart Townsend has been fired from THOR due to showing up 6 hours late for a screen test. If this does come to be true, this would be the second high profile fantasy role he's lost after having been announced as landing the part. The first being the role of ARAGORN, which the public reason for losing the role was that they decided "he was too young" for the role. We all know that Viggo replaced him as Aragorn, but who would you cast as Fandral to replace Stuart?





Well, according to an AP story that has just started making the rounds, Stuart left due to "creative disputes" - but they're also stating that Joshua Dallas, a 28 year old actor, most famously cast in the sequel to THE DESCENT, which was pretty forgettable. He's also playing a character in George Lucas' infamous RED TAILS, which is apparently in post-production now. Filming is supposed to start this Monday. And... well, let's hope this is the disaster that needs to happen before a fortuitous shoot. Here's that story!

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  • Jan. 10, 2010, 5:32 p.m. CST

    I've been saying this since before the director...

    by Johnny Smith

    ...was announced. Kenneth Branagh is Fandral. The end.

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 5:33 p.m. CST

    HAH!

    by Johnny Smith

    Eat my dust.

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 5:34 p.m. CST

    Jeez louise

    by Circean6

    That guy just can't get his shit together can he?

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 5:34 p.m. CST

    Way to fuck up your career!

    by Mr. Pricklepants

    He's still a lucky bastard, though. He gets to fuck Charlize Theron every night.

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 5:35 p.m. CST

    charlize theron ought to dump this dumb ass.

    by tylerzero

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 5:36 p.m. CST

    +1 for Kenneth Branagh.

    by bovinecrusader

    Who else would be better to wield a rapier?

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 5:36 p.m. CST

    Circean6

    by Johnny Smith

    Well, he did do LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN WHO DIDN'T EVEN APPEAR IN THE COMIC, so yes, he really can't.

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Branagh's a good choice.

    by zb.brox

    That'd be pretty sweet, and, y'know, obviously he can get himself to do it. Failing that, maybe Cary Elwes.

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 5:48 p.m. CST

    What was the non-public reason

    by NippleEffect

    for losing the Aragorn role?

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Just a rumor guys, lets not string him up yet.

    by IndustryKiller!

    Im gonna give him the benefit of the doubt and hope that it either isnt true or there is context we arent privy to. It's too bad because I generally like him as an actor.

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Viggo can do this for sure

    by BenKenobi85

    Viggo can play this part. Why not?

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Branagh

    by NippleEffect

    too old

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 5:50 p.m. CST

    duh...Get Viggo to do it!

    by Sgubs

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 5:52 p.m. CST

    If its true that Townsend's been binned, then boo-yah!

    by BrashHulk

    I suggest Jonathon Rhys Meyers.

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 5:52 p.m. CST

    its official

    by jabroni2kz

    http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=62266

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Townsend already replaced

    by Kal Reeve

    Some guy named Joshua Dallas, according to Superherohype

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Henry Cavill

    by Drath

    Another Brit in need of a break.

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 5:56 p.m. CST

    WHY DID ANYONE CONSIDER THS HOMO IN THE FIRST PLACE?

    by TehCreepyThinMan

    Theron's been carrying this dipshits for years. The guy is a prettyboy lightweight and in an alternate dimension he's butt fuckng that faggot Jude Law in a gay porn called SoHo Smackboys. Charlize must like having him around to suck the shit out of her asshole.

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 6:01 p.m. CST

    I'd cast someone who doesn't have a drug problem.

    by V'Shael

    But that's me.

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 6:02 p.m. CST

    Another one for Viggo

    by OGoncho

    Not that he would, but fuck yes.

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 6:04 p.m. CST

    Yeah give the role to Viggo lol

    by kafka07

    The hell with Townsend. The guy's a fucking hack.

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 6:05 p.m. CST

    Ewan McGregor

    by Drath

    Would also be great, but the part sounds too small for him. I'd support Brannagh too, but he's too old in my opinion. He WAS Fandral in his prime however, no question. And has he realized Helena Bonham Carter is Hela yet?

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 6:10 p.m. CST

    He's called Fandral the Dashing

    by NippleEffect

    Not Fandral the Old and Infirm<br> Or Fandral the Short

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 6:11 p.m. CST

    Wait, wasn't this dude cast as Wolverine, then dropped?

    by Darth_Kaos

    or am I thinking of someone else.

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 6:14 p.m. CST

    Townsend Needs To Find Another Line Of Work

    by THE TRUE PINBACK

    If I'm not mistaken, he is shacked up with Charlize Theron, so I guess he has a legitimate excuse not to work. He lets her bring in the bucks while his worthless ass gets fired from high-profile films. Frankly, when I first heard of his casting in THOR, I was skeptical, so this is no great surprise.

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 6:17 p.m. CST

    It is just not to be, Stuart ...

    by ColonelFatheart

    Now stop wasting everybody's fucking time.

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 6:19 p.m. CST

    Dath Kaos

    by nico_laos

    You're thinking of Dougray Scott, who was cast as Wolverine, then quit after landing the role of 'bad guy' in MI:II. Bet he regrets that shit.

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 6:24 p.m. CST

    How stupid.

    by TheDudeinLA

    Gotta be a pro in and out of the bed Stuart! Oh, Dougray broke his arm filming MI:2 and Jackman was called up. Mel Gibson is still my favorite for Wolverine and his new trailer proves it to me once again. Who wouldn't like to see an old Wolverine battling Sentinels in the age of Apocalypse?

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 6:24 p.m. CST

    Big Lob is undefeated.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 6:25 p.m. CST

    Stuart Thownsend: The acting equivalent....

    by gingerella

    of eating a bag of rieces pieces with mittens on......Hard Work.

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 6:28 p.m. CST

    MARVEL CASTING PERFECTION

    by THE TRUE PINBACK

    Mel Gibson as WOLVERINE David Duchovny as MR. FANTASTIC Jeff Goldblum as DOCTOR STRANGE Catherine Zeta-Jones as SCARLET WITCH ...and so many more roles to fill!

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 6:29 p.m. CST

    TheDudeinLA

    by NippleEffect

    better wolvie story for gibson would be Old Man Logan.<p> AoA was a parallel timeline not the future

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 6:29 p.m. CST

    This from Yahoo movies...

    by gingerella

    "Irish actor Townsend, 37, best known as the boyfriend of Academy Award winner Charlize Theron"....Steel toe boot, right in the clacker bag! Bowf!

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 6:31 p.m. CST

    OLD MAN LOGAN

    by THE TRUE PINBACK

    Mel Gibson starring in a big screen version of this story would net him another Oscar...or at least cement him in yet another role that he will forever be remembered for. Ah well, we can dream, right?

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 6:32 p.m. CST

    Stuart Townsend, footnote to genre-film history

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 6:32 p.m. CST

    DEAR CHARLIZE THERON

    by TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION

    I would never be 6 hours late for anything. I would always be on time to give you TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION.

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 6:36 p.m. CST

    Woowww. sucks to be you Stuart.

    by Dreadlock Holmes

    Thats 0-2 on big Hollywood roles man. Fire your agent. Or maybe yourself.

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 6:39 p.m. CST

    Can You Just Imagine...

    by THE TRUE PINBACK

    ...Stuart Townsend sitting in a sleazy bar somewhere. "I'm famous. I was almost in that magic ring movie, and I was almost in a comic book movie, too. Hey...can you spare some change for a drink?"

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 6:41 p.m. CST

    Good.

    by BurnedNotice_Dude

    Glad that some movies just don't take shit with some of these self asborbed actors.

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 6:43 p.m. CST

    nico_laos

    by Darth_Kaos

    Thanks man! I get those guys mixed up.

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 6:43 p.m. CST

    At least he still gets to bang Charlize.

    by Dreadlock Holmes

    So technically, he's still a winner.

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Dougray Scott

    by Ravyn

    I seem to remember he didn't quit to do M:I2, but he had to go do some re-shootsfor it that conflicted with X-Men so Singer brought in Jackman to replace him.

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 6:47 p.m. CST

    If he was six hrs late coz he was banging Charlize Theron

    by ISleptWithKathyBatesAndAllThatIGotWasThisStupidTalkbackName

    I think it's perfectly acceptible. If it's because he was playing Mario Kart or something, then it's not.

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 6:48 p.m. CST

    CZJ

    by NippleEffect

    is like 40 years too old for the Scarlet Witch<br> She's considerably older than what's publicly acknowledged<p> Closer to her husbands age than you'd think from looking at her face<br> Which has held up remarkably well

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Why is RED TAILS "infamous"?

    by CountryBoy

    I think it sounds cool.

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Story of the Day??? SM4

    by Crusher Creel

    Story of the Day you fuckers?? Not the Vulture annoucement for Spider-Man 4? Nice call

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 6:54 p.m. CST

    Nice story of the day that nobody cares about

    by SoylentMean

    Holy fuck.

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 6:55 p.m. CST

    Michael Fassbender from 300 would be perfect

    by CodeName

    C'mon, he'll fit the brute superhuman side, and comical aspect of the romantic Fandral. I thought he was awesome in 300. http://tinyurl.com/ylewj69

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 6:57 p.m. CST

    SPIDEY 4

    by THE TRUE PINBACK

    The news that John Malkovich is close to taking on the role of the Vulture in SPIDEY 4 is cool...as long as the film gets made and is better than #3. Right now, that all looks to be teetering on the brink. If I was Sam Raimi and the studio didn't let me do the film my way, I'd give them the ol' middle finger and walk. This film would SO benefit from bing under Raimi's complete creative control. So you stdio suit types need to take heed...back the fuck off and let the filmmaker guide the film's development, because you jerkwads certainly-and obviously-don't know the first thing about doing one of these movies right.

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 7:11 p.m. CST

    I can confirm this news

    by JettL93

    We were all very frustrated when stuart was late, but Kenneth is the man in charge and after he had cooled down from being so mad, he made the decision to let him go. Currently no other actor is lined up, we will be screening potentials by end of the week

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 7:12 p.m. CST

    Why wasn't the game at Lambeau? Lost the edge. Lost the game.

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 7:14 p.m. CST

    Drugs make you lose roles. You need to keep roles to get drugs.

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    Catch 22

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Maybe he can score some more

    by NippleEffect

    Robot Chicken gigs

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 7:27 p.m. CST

    Thank God Viggo replaced him...

    by TheWaqman

    just thinking of the alternate universe where Viggo would still be stuck in obscurity and Townsend would fuck up Aragorn is just chilling.

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Why can't JettL93 kill himself?

    by Dreadlock Holmes

    Really? Why?

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Fassbender, Waltz and Knightley in Cronenberg's next!

    by TheWaqman

    that's a fucking cast right there. Though I'd prefer it if Viggo replaced Waltz, but apparently he's on a vacation from Hollywood at the moment.

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Creepy thin man, whoa lighten up you fucking freak....

    by TheWaqman

    that sounded a bit too bigoted and hostile. Even for a talkback. And for the record, Jude Law is the shit! He's the only reason to watch that shitty new Holmes film.

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 7:35 p.m. CST

    Who's playing Volstagg?

    by Triple_J_72

    King Kong Bundy?

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Kenneth, get Michael Fassbender!!! It's his destiny!

    by CodeName

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 7:42 p.m. CST

    Yep, VIGGO!

    by luke_lymon

    Yep, VIGGO!

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 7:42 p.m. CST

    That picture actually looks like Hugo Weaving

    by CountryBoy

    But blond. With a beard.

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 7:44 p.m. CST

    Well, Jude Law, of course. Not a very important part, though.

    by kevred

    The "creative differences" story is one that the general public might buy, but anyone who's familiar with the comic will realize the absurdity of "creative differences" over a bit part. Fandral was always pretty one-dimensional, so unless Townsend never read the comic or never talked to Branagh before taking the part, it's hard to see what the mixup could be.<p>And that's a terrible drawing of Fandral used in the story. Would a proper Kirby image have been so hard?

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Good, townsend is a shitty actor anyway

    by RedJester

    What's his best movie? Queen of the Damned? Yeah, he not what you'd call gifted in regards to acting. I second jonathan rhys meirs or however you spell his name to be cast as Fandral.

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 7:58 p.m. CST

    we are definetly interested in Joshua Dallas

    by JettL93

    but nothing is official yet, other actors will be tested. But i can confirm that this will not hault production

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 8:02 p.m. CST

    Alexander Skarsgård IS Fandral

    by PoutineForEveryone

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 8:06 p.m. CST

    Give it to Shalto Copley

    by MacReady452

    before Hollywood figures out he has no range. kidding. he could do it.

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 8:09 p.m. CST

    Excellent news!

    by AsimovDiedOfAIDS

    Still mad at him for fucking up the role of Kolchak so royally!

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 8:25 p.m. CST

    Who is Stuart Townsend?

    by cinemixtape.com

    It appears that I've (regrettably) seen him in "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen," but other than that... I HAVE NO IDEA WHO HE IS. This is not news.

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 8:26 p.m. CST

    IMDb reports....'creative differences'?

    by OutlawsDelejos

    Is that the creative difference? Ken: "I need you to turn up at 9am Stuart" Stuart: "I was thinking more like 3pm Ken" Ken: "Fuck off" http://www.imdb.com/news/ni1395608/

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 8:31 p.m. CST

    Townsend sounds like he's....

    by Orbots Commander

    ...a handsomer version of George Costanza, somebody who can't seem to get anything right (unless he does the opposite).

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 8:47 p.m. CST

    I heard he told Branagh "Shakespeare is over-rated."

    by ISleptWithKathyBatesAndAllThatIGotWasThisStupidTalkbackName

    Not a good move, Stu. Not a good move AT ALL.

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 8:52 p.m. CST

    Exactly, Kid Idioteque!

    by Linguo_IS_Dead

    Exactly.

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 8:56 p.m. CST

    JettL93, it'

    by Wookie_Weed

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 8:58 p.m. CST

    See, even my computer hates JettL93, wouldn't let me finish!

    by Wookie_Weed

    The fact you can't spell halt correctly is even more reason to crawl up your own arse and go away.

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 8:59 p.m. CST

    JettL93 is Stuart Townsend!

    by Wookie_Weed

    Yep.

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 9 p.m. CST

    OutlawsDelejos

    by Waka_Flocka_Flame

    brilliant hahaha

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 9:06 p.m. CST

    "Ken. Buddy. I was totally on my way to the

    by MacReady452

    meeting when Charlize called, and you know how broads are, blah blah blah and all that shit. I bet Emma was the same way and thats why you dropped her ass. Well that and she was getting gray pubes right buddy.<p>So anyway I'm talking Charlize down off an emotional ledge when the cops stop me for driving and being on the phone at the same time. I'm all. 'I'm Stuart Townsend',and they were all 'who', and I was all, 'say what'. So anyway I'll skip ahead. This guy in the drunk tank just violated my asshole.<p>I'll be there soon but I just couldn't make it or call or get you a message or be bothered to act in any kind of professional manner, but I'm on my way.<p> I also have some notes on beefing up the Fandral part in the movie and maybe a spin off film.<p> So yeah, see you soon. Looking forward to working with you."

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 9:19 p.m. CST

    It's halt, not hault you f*cking moron...

    by RedJester

    Here's some advice: Learn how to spell before pretending to have an above pedestrian job. I mean, I realize this whole thing is one big joke for you, but god you're an idiot!!

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 9:20 p.m. CST

    LOL MacReady452

    by ISleptWithKathyBatesAndAllThatIGotWasThisStupidTalkbackName

    That was quite awesome.

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Smokejumpers....

    by UTexLex

    Wish AICN would report these kinds of stories more often...straight out of an episode of "Entourage".

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 9:23 p.m. CST

    Wait, is NAtalie Portman playing Sif?

    by Fuzzinate It

    I missed that one. Good choice. Damn, if she muscles up a bit she'd be the hottest woman on earth, as opposed to being a bit skinny for my taste.

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 9:23 p.m. CST

    Jude Law or Brad Pitt.

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 9:27 p.m. CST

    TheWaqman, WHAT DO YOU MEAN "HOSTILE" YOU FUCKING CUNT?!?

    by TehCreepyThinMan

    I don't know the meaning of the word since I'm as gentle as a kitten in mittens.

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 9:28 p.m. CST

    Viggo!!

    by Logan5150

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 9:51 p.m. CST

    That sounds just like him right?

    by MacReady452

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 9:57 p.m. CST

    way to be an ignorant pissant, TehCreepyThinMan

    by HarryWannaBe

    Why the apparent hatred towards homosexuals? Did your old camp counselor touch you in a special place when you were young? There's no need or place for the ignorance and hatred in a talk back or anywhere else.

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 10:25 p.m. CST

    The Warriors Three are significantly older than Thor

    by BrashHulk

    In the comics, at least - y'know, where the 3 characters originated. Don't try looking them up in Norse mythology, as you'll be severely disappointed. If they skewed a little older than what they're casting, I'd say Guy Pearce would've been a great choice. Since its looking more and more like "The Hills" version of Thor though, I guess they'll just keep grabbing surfer dudes and valley girls to fill in the background.

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 10:26 p.m. CST

    Red Tails is infamous because...

    by SifoDyasJr.

    George Lucas has talked endlessly about the project for at least a couple of decades. It seemed to be the movie version of vaporware. Surprised to hear it's finally getting made.

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 10:40 p.m. CST

    HarryWannaBe

    by MacReady452

    ignorance and hatred are in the top 5 of reasons i come here

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 10:43 p.m. CST

    its charlize's fault.

    by alice133

    late is the way to go anywhere anyways.

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 10:44 p.m. CST

    Mel Gibson for the Comedian

    by saintaugust

    If Richard Donner had made "Watchmen" Mel would've made a great Comedian. He could've handled that bedside breakdown better than jdmorgan or the Vietnamese pregnant chick. plus he actually would've been funny.

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 10:44 p.m. CST

    what is up with Townsend?

    by donduck

    This isn't just something that just happen by chance since it happened before with Lord of the Rings. It's kinda clear to me now that he's difficult.

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 10:53 p.m. CST

    At least Spam Jackson knows that

    by NippleEffect

    yous shows ups ons thes sets<br> yous collects yous checks<p> motherfucker

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 10:54 p.m. CST

    BrashHulk

    by MacReady452

    Guy Pearce would be perfect. good call.

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 10:55 p.m. CST

    Stuart and Fantasy genre's

    by hallmitchell

    Just don't mix.Six hours late!! Were you snorting Charlie or banging Charlie? Whatever it was got you fired.

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 11:01 p.m. CST

    Aparantly Townsend is a himbo

    by NippleEffect

    or is it mimbo?<p> Got the work ethic of a Lindsay Lohan<p> Next time you read or hear about him is when he's entering rehab for *exhaustion*

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 11:15 p.m. CST

    Drunk...Drunk from the liquid lust dripping from

    by conspiracy

    Charlizes' moist, blooming, South African orchid. I'd make eating that woman my only job; because if you're going to do something...do it fucking professionally.

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 11:17 p.m. CST

    Did Lucas write Red Tails?

    by conspiracy

    Think about it..the man who brought you jar Jar Binks; do you REALLY want him writing that story?

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 11:18 p.m. CST

    Fuck...this NyQuil is a Helluva drug...

    by conspiracy

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 11:31 p.m. CST

    great to see Harry working

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Had thought this might be Quint's site now, but the big man is posting a couple of stories now

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 11:35 p.m. CST

    re: great to see Harry working

    by NippleEffect

    yeah?<br> Where's this weeks DVD releases?<br> huh?

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 11:35 p.m. CST

    Charlize must keep him around for some reason

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    maybe he knows how to make a good roast, or is great at cleaning the gutters

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 11:36 p.m. CST

    NippleEffect - baby steps for Harry

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 11:37 p.m. CST

    Sure I want Viggo, but the obvious choice aside,

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    how about Hugo Weaving.

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 11:39 p.m. CST

    Not wanting to read 103 posts I see

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    CountryBoy beat me to it.

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 11:39 p.m. CST

    Reminds me of this old Maxim magazine joke about

    by Jesiah

    Eric Stoltz. They said something to the effect of "Eric Stoltz made like a tree.....and got his @$$ fired." Hahah I like the nice little way they used one of Bif's trademarks on Eric Stoltz. Anyway, getting fired from any job, whether Back to the Future Trilogy or Rings trilogy, is pretty sucky. At least Townsend has Charlize to console him, I wonder who Eric Stoltz had to console him back in the 80s.....made a call to Heidi Fleiss maybe?

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 11:40 p.m. CST

    and no story about Malkovich confirming the Vulture role

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    been a lot of disappointing casting with Green Lantern and now seeing Vulture as the villiant for the fourth, seems only Batman and Iron Man are getting things right.

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 11:43 p.m. CST

    HarryWannaBe, I HATE EVERYONE EQUALLY, NOT JUST THE HOMO'S!!!

    by TehCreepyThinMan

    To prove it we can go to this years Gay Pride Parade in Toronto and hold hands, if you like, while we watch a flatbed truck filled with naked fags drive down Yonge Street in an awesome display of homosexual dignity before witnessing an armada of fuck-ugly-diesel –dyke-man-haters march while we debate over which one looks the most like a fucking Rancor.<br> <br>Oh and my old camp counselor did touch me FYI but he wasn’t as good as my family priest.

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 11:44 p.m. CST

    Damn if Malkovitch is The Vulture

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    look at all the money they saved on makeup.

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 11:47 p.m. CST

    conspiracy, I'D LOVE TO SEE LUCAS MAKE RED TAILS....

    by TehCreepyThinMan

    As it would be the worlds first CGI minstrel show if Jar Jar is anything to go by.

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 11:50 p.m. CST

    Red Tails has Terrence Howard in it

    by NippleEffect

    uhhh<br> No Thanks

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 11:51 p.m. CST

    Townsend: The League of Extraordinary idiots

    by BoRock_A_Boomer

    Should be doing, and will be doing queer porn

  • Jan. 10, 2010, 11:57 p.m. CST

    RED TAILS = RADIOLAND MURDERS PART 2!!!FACT!!!

    by TehCreepyThinMan

    I'd rather see Lucas make Howard the Duck 2 where Howard knocks up Lea Thompson, who shits out a load of eggs that Tim Robbin’s accidentally makes an omelet out of, with much mirth and hilarity ensuing from Howards emotional breakdown from knowing that his children were murdered, as Jeffrey Jones and Paul Reubens wank each other off while watching kiddie porn involving Jake Lloyd.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 12:01 a.m. CST

    MEF is in Red Tails

    by MacReady452

    M E T H O D Man.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 12:05 a.m. CST

    Miyamoto_Musashi, "CLEANING THE GUTTERS" = ASSHOLE EATING......

    by TehCreepyThinMan

    I'm sure Townsend has had plenty of pratice with Jude Law. Do you think Theron fucks him with a strap-on as he screams "FEED MY HUNGRY ASSHOLE!!!"

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 12:12 a.m. CST

    I SUPPORT YOU STEWART SO CHECK YOUR EGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by Illuminate

    Stewart Townsend, Charlize Theron better be swallowing your cum and taking your cum in her ass for you to be showing up that fucking late.You are a great talent so don't fuck it all up.The pussy cannot be that fucking good. Get your shit together you fucking dumb ass.I support you Stewart and love your movies so get your fucking ego in check.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 12:14 a.m. CST

    Would like to see GL disappear

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    from reading conspiracy's stories, could imagine him buying some hideaway villa, and be served food non-stop by scantily clad women. <p> Would then like to see the Star Wars franchise end up in someone else's much more capable hands, though it could be worse could be Rothman.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 12:15 a.m. CST

    ONCE AGAIN, WHAT THE FUCK DOES THE VULTURE DO?

    by TehCreepyThinMan

    Wait until Peter Parker offs himself, as a result of the clinical depression that is the source of all of his crying, and picks the flesh from his rotting carcass? Or does the Vulture just fly around and shit on peoples heads? How I would love to see a Spider-man movie where he takes on Q The Winged Serpent or the CHUDS.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 12:16 a.m. CST

    YOU CAN'T EVEN TITTY FUCK CHARLIZE THERON

    by Illuminate

    You can't even titty fuck Charlize Theron.Why the fuck where you late? Anne Hathaway, now that is a girl you can titty fuck and shoot your cum all over her tits and mouth so I don't blame whoever is fucking her to being six hour late since you have to cover all positions. : ) But, Theron, give me a fucking break.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 12:28 a.m. CST

    Illuminate, TITTY FUCKING ANNE HATHAWAY IS WORTH LOSING A JOB!!!

    by TehCreepyThinMan

    Especially if she lets you nut in her mouth and then dribbles the cum all over her milkers!!! Townsend is a wanker for losing the job and it's not like Theron is still 18 years old.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 12:39 a.m. CST

    Anyone know anything about "Red"?

    by MrLongbaugh

    With a cast of Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Mary-Louise Parker, John C Reilly, Helen Mirren, Julian McMahon, Brian Cox, Ernest Borgnine and Richard Dreyfus.....might be interesting. Until that day.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 2:01 a.m. CST

    MrLongbaugh

    by Bloo

    the only thing I know about it is that I think Reilly's been replaced with...Malkovich

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 2:17 a.m. CST

    Clokey?

    by Travis_Crabtree

    anyone? Guess Harry hates Gumby. How sad.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 4:01 a.m. CST

    Kevin McKidd should be Fandral...

    by dailysportspages

    Cmon man, reuniting McKidd with Ray Stevenson as buddies/partners in a sword and sandals type role.... that shit is a no brainer.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 4:25 a.m. CST

    This film has a bad karma..

    by ominus

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 4:26 a.m. CST

    oh and Kenneth Branagh for Fandral

    by ominus

    He is perfect but i dont know if he can do both things,director and actor.oh wait he does can.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 4:32 a.m. CST

    Harry, have you really seen The Descent 2

    by Vern

    or was it forgettable because you forgot it hasn't come out yet?

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 4:42 a.m. CST

    Maybe he didnt want to grow a mustache and

    by ominus

    a goatee for the needs of his role? that might be the 'creative differences'

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 4:43 a.m. CST

    What is the deal with Stuart Townsend?

    by AsimovLives

    He's busy being fired or walk away from movies which could project him and turn him into a major star? What's the deal with this guy? Is he so hard to deal with? Is he such a prima-donna? Is he, in the words of Christian Bale, a fucking amateur? What's the deal with this guy?

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 4:59 a.m. CST

    what is it with Stuart Townsend?

    by Player_Two_has_entered_the_game

    Didn't the same thing happen when he was replaced on Lord of the rings?

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:01 a.m. CST

    Oh jesus! I've jsut said what avimov just said!

    by Player_Two_has_entered_the_game

    right after he said it! Time for a break from this place I think.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:10 a.m. CST

    oh wait he does can

    by Waka_Flocka_Flame

    nice use of the english language there ominarse

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:11 a.m. CST

    This article is badly written

    by barnaby jones

    I saw Stuart in a Tennessee Williams play in London a few years back, he was very good. Its strange why his film career hasn't exactly flourished.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:13 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Give Bale two hours locked in a cell with this amateur and he'll turn him professional.<p> TOWNSEND.. WHAT DON'T YOU FUCKIN' UNDERSTAND??!!?!!!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:48 a.m. CST

    Dougray Scott would have been a way better

    by Drsambeckett1984

    Wolverine than Jackman!!!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 5:56 a.m. CST

    JettL93

    by KnoxHarringtonsCleftAsshole

    I fucking love you, man. and that's not two old buddy's sharing a handshake over some brewskis at a barbecue love, that's i would lick your ass the fuck OUT while manipulating your testicles with one hand and stroking that sweet shaft with the other love... REAL love.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:01 a.m. CST

    At least he made a good Carl Kolchak in

    by Master Bruce

    The Night Stalker remake...er, wait a minute...strike that.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:09 a.m. CST

    Dougray Scott

    by sean bean

    I thought that the reason Dougray couldn't be Wolverine was that Eyes Wide Shut went massively over-schedule, meaning the MI2 shoot was delayed as a consequence. I bet Dougray thanked Kubrick for that one.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:20 a.m. CST

    Dougray Scott: "Stanley Kubrick fucking sucks!!"

    by AsimovLives

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:22 a.m. CST

    Player_Two_has_entered_the_game

    by AsimovLives

    Why, you are shocked, my friend!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:23 a.m. CST

    Waka_Flocka_Flame

    by AsimovLives

    Why, you are shocked, my friend!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:24 a.m. CST

    And no, that's not a double post

    by AsimovLives

    I just had the same thing to say to both of you.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:32 a.m. CST

    Maybe charlize Theron can't help being in bad relationships

    by AsimovLives

    Hate to go psychoanalitic on this, but maybe charlize Theron, for unconscious reasons, can't help being in bad, abusive relationships with men who are wrong for her. Seems her old mna had a very bad relationship with her mother, to the point that either charlize or her mother had to pull a gun on him and force him to leave the house for good. I think there was a gun incident at Charlize's home related to his dad. Maybe all i write above is just psychoanalitic bullshit, but who knows? Would be a pity that she would be inclided to go for abusive bad relationships, since it seems that she realy is a proper lady and a very nice and smart person. Not to mention drop dead gorgeaus.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:50 a.m. CST

    In Brannagh i trust

    by AsimovLives

    If he fired Stuart Townsend, i'm certain he had very good reasons for doing so. Brannagh has given shown plenty of times his quality as an actor in theater, film and TV, and as a director in both theater and cinema. Stuart Townsend seems to only work in theater, his work in movies is hardly memorable and to write for. So, in Brannagh i trust. Stuart Townsend can go cry on Theron's lap for blowing his second big break. His fault.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:16 a.m. CST

    6 hours late?

    by Judge Briggs

    Well, unless he has an emergency, he should be fired!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:21 a.m. CST

    Isabelle Adjani once also puled stunts like that

    by AsimovLives

    Beign very late to the set, and not coming out of the trailer for dumb stupid reasons based on her personal insecurities. She nearly destroyed her career before she was 25. Iropnically, the movie that rescused her career is also the strangrest movie she ever did, POSSESSION, where she behaved like a professional.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:21 a.m. CST

    rescused = rescued

    by AsimovLives

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:25 a.m. CST

    Surprise, surprise

    by Dragon Man

    This guy Townsand is a lightweight in terms of presence,charm, and talent. It's amazing he's still getting work; I guess it must relate to being Charlize's boyfriend. Maybe he should try being behind the camera more, as that Seattle movie he directed was supposed to be fairly good.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:36 a.m. CST

    Malkovich Confirms Vulture Role in Spider-Man 4

    by theDannerDaliel

    that should be the story of the day dammit!!!!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 7:38 a.m. CST

    should have been the story of the day!!!

    by theDannerDaliel

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:16 a.m. CST

    It's not the story of the day, it's the joke of the day

    by AsimovLives

    And i'm laughing.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:20 a.m. CST

    I DIDN'T KNOW GREEN ARROW WAS IN THIS MOVIE

    by BringingSexyBack

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:22 a.m. CST

    STUART SHOULD'VE BROUGHT A DOCTOR'S NOTE

    by BringingSexyBack

    Works everytime.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:24 a.m. CST

    BringingSexyBack, whose doctor?

    by AsimovLives

    His detox doctor?

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:33 a.m. CST

    How about an article on that PANIC ATTACK...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...giant robot YouTube video that got a 30 million deal?

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:33 a.m. CST

    ASIMOV - DON'T THINK THAT ONE WILL WORK

    by BringingSexyBack

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 8:47 a.m. CST

    WHO GIVES A FUCK

    by Crusher Creel

    If you had Thor pics then I'd give a shit....

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:04 a.m. CST

    Kneel before JettL93!!!

    by MariusXe

    I'm a fan. Seriously. Cannot undertand all the hate you get man. Its entertaining as fuck! I always look out in every talkback, just to check out you are currently on the production team. Don't forget to tell Chris Nolan I said "Hi" and ask him what he thinks about putting Robin in the next movie, all right? Cool.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:07 a.m. CST

    It would be so funny...

    by MariusXe

    IF he actually were all that he tells us he is. seriously, we would have the biggest source in the talkbacks and instead of taking him seriously we would constantly flame him!^^ Like with Bruce Willis few years back. Yeah... haha... but no. I know Jettl93 is full of shit, but its still entertaining as hell.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 9:29 a.m. CST

    What If Red Tails Doesn' Suck?

    by Crow3711

    And what if, big if, what if it actually completely rules? What would happen to George's Legacy? It would such an insanely strange thing to have him direct an excellent blockbuster from out of nowhere, and let the fan boys figure out why the prequels sucked such ass and yet he managed to make an excellent war/flying film. It would just add another hilarious and complicated layer to the retarded legacy one of George Lucas. It'd be more fun if its good than he continues to make complete shit.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 10:14 a.m. CST

    I agree with MariusXe

    by AsimovLives

    Inically, Jettl93 irritated me. But now i get amused by his "insider" stuff. It would be a pity if he no longer came in here, he does provide much source of amusement.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 10:33 a.m. CST

    HEY, STUART!

    by Zahaladeen

    Want to work? Then you show up to work on time or you get sacked. Get your shit together son!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Yeah, WHERE is the VULTURE STORY, HARRY?

    by Judge Briggs

    Vulture as the main villain = lame-o.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 10:45 a.m. CST

    He WASN'T 6 hours late!

    by Bileranter

    He was over 10 years late - he thought it was the Lord of the Rings screen test. ithankyou

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 10:49 a.m. CST

    Fuck this guy

    by Kenny_Fucking_Powers

    I mean he gets to fuck Charlize Theron so fuck him. Yeah I am jealous motherfucers.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 10:53 a.m. CST

    I think Batman is the only good film franchise..

    by TheWaqman

    based on comic books now. And that will soon change if Nolan fucks up the third. I honestly think there is no need for a third film (maybe a reboot in 6 years or so since Hollywood loves them) because this will be the Godfather 3 of comic book films. Spiderman already fucked up and nobody gives a shit about the Vulture or John Malkovich. Iron Man is decent at best too, so yeah. Comic book films can only go downhill now.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 10:53 a.m. CST

    How does that happen twice?

    by CherryValance

    'Cause this time it sounds like his idea. Last time it didn't. But WTF?

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 11:24 a.m. CST

    Crow3711...And just what are the chances of that?

    by conspiracy

    The only thing that will stand out will be the effects and the action shots, those are what GL knows.</p><p>But the script?! The themes will be preachy and simplistic, high school quality if that.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Hugh Jackman for Fandral The Dashing!

    by Snake Foreskin

    Dash away!

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 12:53 p.m. CST

    Why a screen test

    by film11

    Why would he need a screen test if he was already cast?

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Sad how TDK didn't make it to most top 50

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

    Films of the Decade.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 1:05 p.m. CST

    I hope they fire all three

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

    I thought it was horrible casting.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 1:18 p.m. CST

    film11

    by AsimovLives

    Because they got doubts?

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Nathan Fillion as The Warriors Three is a great idea by AsimovLi

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Hugh Grant as Fandral

    by BranMakMorn

    These 3 characters are often comic relief anyway.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 1:44 p.m. CST

    conspiracy

    by Shaner Jedi

    John Ridley wrote the script for Red Tails. The story idea came from George Lucas and he's the exec. producer. Anthony Hemingway, tv director of The Wire, directs.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure will call you a racist...

    by AsimovLives

    ... if you do not share his passionate love for Will smith. Be warned.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 1:59 p.m. CST

    I will, beware. Fresh Prince 4 Life.

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Maybe being Charlieze Theron's boyfriend makes you smug with sat

    by AsimovLives

    So you start pulling such stunts that nmakes you get fired from high profile career making movies.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 2:18 p.m. CST

    smug with satisfaction

    by AsimovLives

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 2:30 p.m. CST

    charlize!

    by nightmute

    Dear Char/ I know I screwed up. I was on my way to to the production office when I got a sudden attack of nerves and I had to pull over. I just don't know what's wrong. I think I feel bad that my career has failed so far. I never wanted this Thor movie, but my agent pushed me into it. I really wanted Bond, and never being considered for the part has messed up my confidence. Char, baby, if you are reading this talkback, please forgive me. I love you so much. Kisses, Stu xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Yeah! Firefly Guy for all parts!

    by NippleEffect

    Fillons been looking thicker on Castle<p> But then he is getting older<p> But he is still the better choice there is for every part there is

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 3:07 p.m. CST

    20 years ago, Elwes would've been born to play Fandral.

    by butterbean

    Nowadays, I dunno. Ben Foster has played in a couple Marvel movies, one as Spacker Dave in Punisher and Angel in X-Men. Put a goatee on him and lets see. Oh and black list TehCreepyThinMan please. Redneck.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Nathan Fillion to play EVITA

    by AsimovLives

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Just as well... Who d fock is Stuart Townsend..

    by Damien Chowder

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Yes to Elwes. And also 20 Years ago...

    by BixbySnyder

    Wolverine should have been played by Harvey Keitel.

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 4:18 p.m. CST

    Nathan Fillion to play Stuart Townsend

    by AsimovLives

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Not Story of the day anymore Stuart, Spiderman trumps this shit

    by JeanGrey_X23_lesboSex

  • Jan. 11, 2010, 11:33 p.m. CST

    Does anyone even watch Castle?

    by MacReady452

    All this Fillion love but I haven't seen it mentioned at all. Fillion doesn't need this bullshit. He is carrying a good show. I repeat...Good Show.