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Martin Freeman Joins 'Captain America: Civil War'


Ceding to the demands of fan fiction, Marvel has brought Martin Freeman in to join Benedict Cumberbatch in the Marvel Universe. The studio today announced that Freeman is joining the cast of Captain America: Civil War, the superhero film that we're already annoyed we have to wait a year for now that we've have the weekend with Avengers: Age of Ultron. Also already annoying: the Hobbit star's role is not being revealed. This IS the famous Civil War storyline, though, so... maybe Stonewall Jackson?

Now Schwarzenegger Gave Himself a Career Retrospective


Largely explaining why Terminator: Genisys and a Twins sequel are happening, James Corden last night showed that you pretty much just have to ask and Arnold Schwarzenegger and he'll reprise any role you want. Corden got Schwarzenegger, like Tom Hanks before him, to do a rapid-fire retrospective on the action star's many famous roles. The process seemed to delight and, at times, confuse Schwarzenegger. Now it can do the same for you with the video below:

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Sorry, Bill Pullman, You Aren't Our 'Independence Day' President Anymore


Sorry, Bill Pullman, but it looks like NBC's short-lived 1600 Penn will be the final, abbreviated term of your made-up presidency. Though casting news about the Independence Day sequel has repeatedly referred to Bill Pullman's Thomas Whitmore as "President," turns out that's just been out of respect to our fake former leader. According to Deadline, director Roland Emmerich has actually pulled in his Day After Tomorrow actress Sela Ward to play the U.S. President in Independence Day 2--which makes sense, as Pullman would have been on something like his fifth pretend term by now. But goddammit if he didn't deserve it for pretend-shooting all those rubber aliens.

Gosling Finally Eats His Cereal in Memoriam 'Ryan Gosling Won't Eat His Cereal' Creator


Ryan McHenry, the 27-year-old creator of the viral "Ryan Gosling Won't Eat His Cereal" Vines, has reportedly passed away after a two-year battle with osteosarcoma. But while his life has been cut tragically short, his spirit will loop indefinitely in his Vines and, now, through Gosling's digestive system, as the actor has finally eaten his cereal.

As a tribute to McHenry, Gosling last night posted his own response Vine, a bit of Green Eggs and Ham-style closure in which he finally relents and tries the cereal McHenry offered him again and again. On Twitter, Gosling added, "My heart goes out to all of Ryan McHenry's family and friends. Feel very lucky to have been apart of his life in some small way."

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'John Wick 2' Officially Happening


Prepare to be avenged even more, John Wick's dog, because John Wick 2 is officially a go at Lionsgate. The studio has sent out a release announcing that star Keanu Reeves and directors David Leitch and Chad Stahelski are returning for the sequel, which will use a script from original screenwriter Derek Kolstad. Hopefully Kolstad thought to save his text file of various ways to re-word "John Wick shoots bad guy in head."

Louis C.K. To Write, Direct, Be Cop in 'I'm a Cop'


Fourteen years post-Pooty Tang, Louis C.K. will finally make his feature writing-directing follow-up with I'm a Cop--which is not a sequel to Let's Be Cops. THR reports that C.K. will also star in the film, which is centered on a depressed volunteer police officer living in the shadow of his highly-decorated cop mom. She dies, so in her memory, he attempts to finally make her proud by following a path he never wanted and becoming a proper officer. Like most episodes of his FX series, it's not yet clear whether or not this will really be called a "comedy."

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Watch as Jar Jar Binks Make the New 'Star Wars' Awful Too


Marrying our hopes for a new Star Wars trilogy with the CGI monster that killed those very hopes 16 years ago, Star Wars: The Binks Awakens is a ridiculous trailer edit that gives The Force Awakens the Jar Jar that masochist nerds demand. It's some pretty impressive work here, too. This may be the only time someone ever refers to Jar Jar as "fairly convincing" or "kind of funny."

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'It' Remake Has Its Pennywise


Will Poulter, the 22-year-old who had his testicles bitten by a spider in We're the Millers, has found a new way to portray something I've been terrified of since seeing it on film. According to Variety, he's set to play the horrific Pennywise the clown in New Line's remake of Stephen King's It.

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