There's a light smattering of buzz coming from the Golden Globe awards last including Heath Ledger walking away with a posthumous award, Eva Longoria reportedly talking 'Avengers', Aaron Eckhart talking about 'Dark Knight'. There's also a new 'Watchmen' clip online for you. This is your Comics2Film roundup v9.1.12...
There's been plenty of awards talk for Heath Ledger's riveting performance as The Joker in 'The Dark Knight'.
Last nights, some of that talk came to fruition as the late actor collected the "Best Performance by an Actor in a a Supporting Role in a a Motion Picture" prize, awarded at the Golden Globes ceremony.
He beat out Tom Cruise, Robert Downey Jr., Ralph Fiennes and Philip Seymour Hoffman for the trophy.
Some, but certainly not all, feel that the Hollywood Foreign Press Associations annual accolades are a forecaster of the Academy Awards.
For a complete list of winners, check out Mania's coverage.
On E! last night, Ryan Seacrest chatted up 'Desperate Housewives' star Eva Longoria on the Red Carpt at the Golden Globes last night. Fans will recall that Back in September the actress was seen leaving Marvel's L.A. offices with a bunch of 'Avengers' comics under her arm. Speculation was that she might be going for a role in the Marvel mega movie, with most fans speculating she'd be a good fit for Janet Van Dyne, a.k.a. the Wasp, or possibly even Natasha Romanoff, The Black Widow.
Well, Seacrest apparently siezed the day and asked Longoria about the rumor. We say "apparently" because we didn't watch E's pre-show and, frustratingly, the video clip posted on the E! site (below) is damaged and any talk of 'The Avengers' that may be on it is missing.
Still, MTV Splash Page provides a summary of the exchange. They don't say exactly what the affable E! host asked but report that "Longoria told Seacrest that the rumor was 'not true.' However, Longoria said she’d love to play a role in “The Avengers” if the opportunity presented itself."
"Not true" would be more interesting if we knew what the questions was. Did Seacrest ask her if she was playing the Wasp in the movie? Or did he ask her if she had been cast in the movie? Or did he ask her if she met with Marvel to talk about the movie?
Any of you Maniacs who saw the clip or can post it on YouTube, please help us fill in the blanks.
Meanwhile, MTV Splash Page posts their own red-carpet video with actor Aaron Eckhart. In it, the reporter does his level best to generate buzz that the actor may come back as Two-Face in the 'Dark Knight' sequel.
Eckhart pretty much laughs the question of saying, "I think Harvey — if he’s not dead — is in a serious coma and I’m not sure he’s coming out. They might pull the plug on him.”
The actor goes on to comment on other Bat-sequel villain rumors but clearly has nothing substantive to say about the project.
If you weren't watching the Golden Globes, you might have been watching the debut of '24' -- on FOX. If so, you also saw a brand-new advertisement for 'Watchmen' -- on FOX. In case you missed it -- on FOX -- the ad is online, with a really nice HD version posted by TheMovieBox.Net.