To be perfectly honest, I can't remember the last time I saw any of the Mad Max movies. I'm not certain I want to look into them either. This reincarnation, however, is drastically changing my mind. Then again, just add Tom Hardy into anything and I'm all over it like white on rice! Mad Max: Fury Road stars Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, and Zoë Kravitz and hits theaters May 15th, 2015.
Ok guys, I think I've regained consciousness enough to post these pics! Over the weekend, we here at Casa de Roman found out about The Dark Knight Legend Exhibit at LA Live. Unfortunately, had we known in advance, we'd have gone sooner. The earliest we could go was today. The exhibit ends this Friday (12/14/2012) so there's still time to go! Admission is free and parking is literally right under the exhibit area (parking probably won't be more than $5)! There's a ton of great fan art, a life-size Catwoman made out of Legos, costumes from all three of the Nolan trilogy (MAN, Maggie Gyllenhaal is a stick of a thing! And I'm taller than Christian Bale and Tom Hardy - squee!), several Batmobiles, two tumblers and even the Bat-pod! A good chunk of these pictures are utter crap, I apologize for that, but I was just SO incredibly excited and armed only with my iPod Touch! I'm still all giddy! Check out my pics (and a video of the exhibit I found on YouTube) after the cut! Continue reading The Dark Knight Legend Exhibit at LA Live
Normally I try to stay away from Hollywood gossip as it usually tends to just be a waste of time but when a friend of mine shared this over on Facebook, it got me to thinking: of all potential castings, shouldn't this be a no-brainer? Here's what's going on -- Gareth Thomas, famed rugby player who gained international attention for coming out as a gay man, is apparently having a movie made about him. According to indiewire, Rourke reportedly expressed interest in the role after hearing about Thomas' story from Huddersfield Giants players he met at a bar in London. Since then the actor (aged 59) has been training hard for the role of the rugby player (aged 37) and has even gone as far as having surgery to resemble the athlete a little more (whether or not this is true, I don't know. It sounds a little too outlandish, even for Rourke). The Sun then reportedly quoted Thomas, “We’re now talking to other big-name actors who could play the part instead. We had talked about using computer-generated special effects with Mickey but we don’t think that will be as realistic, so it’s time to find someone new.” In this same article, The Sun also quoted Rourke as saying the physicality of the role was too demanding for him. So who did The Sun say was replacing Rourke? Well, none other than Hollywood's newest it-man, Tom Hardy! (I swear, I'm just a restraining order away from being officially connected with Hardy...but I digress!) However, in a weird twist, The Sun took down the original article (guesses being that Hardy's reps may have shut down casting talk) and replaced it with claims that Rourke is not only still attached but that Thomas has now been quoted as saying he believes no one else could take on such a challenging role and that no changes have been made. Now, even though my opinion MAY BE biased
because of my unbridled love for Tom Hardy that burns with the white-hot intensity of a thousand burning suns, does it make sense to have a significantly older actor play an athlete 22 years younger than him? Either which way this goes, filming for the Gareth Thomas bio pic starts in September.
And I'd just like to add, if Hardy still is in the game for the role, can we start a campaign, or something, to get Rourke to step away? Let's start here! Copy/paste or write the following to the elder actor:
Dear Mickey Rourke,
- Concerned Fan