RDJ And The Don Are “Avengers” Bound

October 29, 2008

That’s right folks, Robert Downey Jr. and Don Cheadle have done the signing thang for both Iron Man 2 and The Avengers.  But wait, THERE’S MORE!  Director Jon Favreau will be lending his comic book knowledge to The Avengers as executive producer.  If there was only one set future, and I could time travel, I’d so jump ahead to every kick ass movie release for the next 3 years.  Read more info after the jumpy jump. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jude Law May Play Watson

September 19, 2008

(The title of this post is fun to say out loud).

I thought I may be too hungover tired to give a hoot about anything this morning, but I’m pretty excited about this project. Variety reports that dashing chap Jude Law is in talks to play Watson alongside Robert Downey Jr’s Holmes:

Jude Law is negotiating to join Robert Downey Jr. in “Sherlock Holmes,” the drama that Guy Ritchie will direct for Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures.

Law is expected to close a deal shortly to play Watson, the super-sleuth’s sidekick.

I think that Ritchie can keep it dirty and bring the grit to Doyle’s stories. That dark London shit he’s about. Downey can do whatever the fuck he wants. And Law? Yeah, yeah I’m down with him. Sure he’s a pretty boy  (when I say pretty I mean he could literally charm the pants of a nun) but remember him play as the hitman/perv/sketchball in Road to Perdition? And in Sleuth he played a character playing a character who was sort of like Watson. Now, in the books Watson was an oinker, so I hope he puts on a ton of weight for the role. That would be worth going to see in itself. Case closed.