Some Movie News

In the last week or so there have been some interesting announcements out of Hollywood that are worth a mention.

First up, Johnny Depp is a really busy guy. Johnny’s said that there will be another outing for Jack Sparrow in a Pirates film. Last week Disney announced that Johnny is in fact cast as the Mad Hatter in Tim Burton’s upcoming Alice in Wonderland. This makes me happy. Wanna bet Helena Bonham-Carter is the Queen of Hearts, anyone? Cinematical has 2 photos from the set, if you’re curious to see what Alice herself looks like.

Johnny’s also signed to play, and I think this is kind of weird, Tonto in a Lone Ranger film. A Lone Ranger film. Directed by Jerry Bruckheimer. Can you blow up horses? Anyway, to make it weirder, there’s a rumor that George Clooney is interested in playing the Lone Ranger himself. Okaaaaay…

Johnny is also apparently signed to play something in Sin City 3. Doesn’t that imply that there’s a Sin City 2 in the works?

In other movie news, as I’ve mentioned before, Guy Ritchie is working on one of two Sherlock Holmes films. Well he’s working on filling out the cast so Robert Downey Jr. (Sherlock Holmes) is possibly slated to be supported by Jude Law as Dr. Watson while Rachel McAdams is onboard to play Irene Adler, Sherlock’s love interest. I love Rachel McAdams so this makes me very happy.

The third bit of movie news is that there’s a director in talks with Marvel Studios to direct the upcoming Thor movie. Thor, as you might not know, is a Marvel comic book character based on the Norse God Thor. What caught my eye about this is the fact that Kenneth Branagh is in talks to direct this Thor film. KENNETH BRANAGH. I had to open the article to look at the photo to make sure it was the same Kenneth Branagh I was thinking of. The Kenneth Branagh of the zillion Shakespeare films. Yep, same guy. Huh.