If Charlie Brooker starts to run low on ideas for the next Black Mirror season, he shouldn’t worry too much — the people of Twitter have his back.
Shortly after Season 4 was unleashed into the world, fans began tweeting out their own ideas for future episodes.
These ranged from the serious…
Black Mirror idea: Future of Tinder for people who want kids. You give the app your DNA, then swipe left or right on realistic generated photos of the kids it knows you would make with the other users. Freaky!
— wyatt tall (@comfortfood) December 30, 2017
…to the serious-but-sort-of-already-been-done…
Black Mirror episode idea:
A girl finds out she is living in a simulation, but if she does anything to show she knows she will be shut down, so she has to live with the fact that all her loved ones aren’t real and that her life has been meaningless.
— dino kiddo (@dino_kiddo) December 31, 2017
u should watch the Truman Show ! (it’s a movie, and last i checked it was on netflix)
— kier (@keer1stan) December 31, 2017
Black mirror episode pitch #2: a man spends all day at a sad and boring office job. his only consolation is his wife who he talks to on the phone all the time but you never see her. and at the end of the episode he gets home and you realize his wife WAS THE PHONE ITSELF
— caleb (@calmad9) December 7, 2017
The movie “Her”
— noonehere (@osvvaldoe) December 31, 2017
…to the not serious at all.
New bad idea for Black Mirror episode:
Man gets blackmailed, then hunted down by a murderous GIF he created to digitally communicate with his dead sister, who in an ironic twist, turns out to be Siri.
— Erik Bransteen (@erikbransteen) December 30, 2017
Black mirror season 5 pitch:
uhhhhhhhhhhhhh so there’s like this duuuude and he likeeeeeee never looks up from his phoneeeeeee and it’s likeeeeeeee his life is just likeeeeeeee going by and he’s likeeeeee missing out then he dies and the phone is still alive
— where the fuck is a snakes dick (@jckgnn) December 30, 2017
Black mirror idea: all the collected uncaptured parts of you from your phone camera where u r checking urself out 🙂 played on your death bed 🙂
— genevieve (@starseedfairy) December 31, 2017
Latest Black Mirror Pitch: An episode about watching a Black Mirror episode with a family member when your home for the holidays and having to explain it to them because they keep asking questions.
Sounds like Jon Hamm would be interested in playing Batman
Jon Hamm, future Batman?
“There have been been rumours and speculation about Ben Affleck stepping down as Batman for a long time now — and with the recent reports that Henry Cavill may also be on his way out as Superman, they’ve been given a fresh lease of life.
The question is, who would replace him?
Well, there would probably be no shortage of actors lining up — and it sounds like Jon Hamm is keen to place himself towards the front of the queue.
“It depends on the script, what the story is,” Hamm recently told Graham Bensinger during an In Depth interview, per the Hollywood Reporter. “I am a huge comic book fan, always have been. I’ve read comic books since I was nine or younger. And I’m pretty knowledgeable about a lot of them. And I like the genre, and I like when they’re done well.”
“I’d probably fit the suit.”
Hamm went on to say that he’s heard rumours of fans calling for him to play Batman since the early days of Mad Men — but so far it’s not something he’s ever discussed with anyone.
“I have never been offered anything,” he said. “I think the internet wants what it wants. But, I mean, a lot of people have to sign off on that, obviously not just the internet.”
So would Hamm be interested if someone were to approach him about the role?
“I’d probably fit the suit,” he said. “I’d have to work out a lot, which I don’t love. But, I am sure there’s an interesting version of that being out there.
“And if they wanted to tap me on the shoulder and ask me to do it, why not?”
Why not, indeed.”
‘Guardians’ star Dave Bautista: ‘I dont know if I want to work for Disney’
“I dont know if I want to work for Disney.”
The ousting of James Gunn from the third Guardians of the Galaxy film has left Dave Bautista incensed.
In an interview on Saturday, the Hollywood star — who plays Drax — told The Jonathan Ross Show that his future in the third film of the franchise is in doubt.
“It’s a bittersweet conversation. No, it’s a bitter-bitter conversation, because I’m not really happy with what they’ve done with James Gunn,” he said.
“They’re putting the movie off. It’s on hold indefinitely. And to be honest with you, I don’t know if I want to work for Disney.”
“Bautista has long threatened to cut ties if Gunn wasn’t given his job back, telling ShortList that he would “ask [Marvel] to release me from my contract, cut me out or recast me.”
Back in July, Gunn was ousted as director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 after inappropriate tweets written years ago were unearthed, and last month, Disney and Marvel finally closed the door to giving him a second chance.
“I’ve been very vocal about the way I feel. I am not afraid to admit how I feel,” Bautista told the show.
It might be surprising to hear an actor be so outspoken against his employers (especially since others would just opt to shut up and take the money) but as Bautista puts it: “I don’t think I’m your typical Hollywood guy.”
Ethan Hawke: superhero movies are overrated
The actor has drawn anger for comments suggesting that commercial concerns are behind presentation of films such as Logan as highbrow entertainment
The actor Ethan Hawke has questioned the quality of superhero films, saying that even the most praised are not Bresson … not Bergman. But they talk about it like it is.
In an interview with the Film Stage, Hawke discussed what he saw as the increasing marginalisation of indie movies at the multiplex.
Now we have the problem that they tell us Logan is a great movie, he said. Well, its a great superhero movie. It still involves people in tights with metal coming out of their hands. Its not Bresson. Its not Bergman. But they talk about it like it is.
Logan, in which Hugh Jackman played an ageing Wolverine, won acclaim for what many saw as an emotional depth unusual in the genre. Its screenplay won nominations from the Academy Awards and Writers Guild of America.
Hawke continued: I went to see Logan cos everyone was like, This is a great movie and I was like, Really? No, this is a fine superhero movie. Theres a difference, but big business doesnt think theres a difference. Big business wants you to think that this is a great film because they wanna make money off of it.
Hawkes comments met with a mixed reception online, where many accused him of pretentiousness.
The actor who is currently winning acclaim for his performance in Paul Schraders First Reformed was accused of a similar elitism five years ago, when he attacked the Oscars for celebrating forgettable, stupid movies and mediocre performers.
Making a priority of chasing these fake carrots and money and dubious accolades, was, he said, I think, really destructive.
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