Today in show business news: Mark Ruffalo says the Hulk won't be going it alone, Jane Fonda has joined an interesting new family, and CBS shuffles its schedule around.
Actor Mark Ruffalo, who took over Hulk duties from Edward Norton in The Avengers, says that we shouldn't hold our breath for another solo Hulk movie. (Don't worry, there will still be plenty of new "hulk solo" movies at your local "men's interest" store.) He tweeted today: "The next time you see my Hulk it will be in the Avengers2. No plans for stand alone." So that's that. And you know what? That's probably fine. We had Ang Lee's version a million years ago and then Edward Norton's, so we don't really need another movie all about the green ghoul. "Bruce Banner struggles with his anger again in Hulk: Still Hulky." There's just not that much there, y'know? So, this is OK. See you in Avengers 2: The Avengening, Hulky. [Entertainment Weekly]
You hear that Jane Fonda is in talks to join the dysfunctional family drama This Is Where I Leave You, based on the acclaimed book, and you think, "Ohh." Then you hear that Tina Fey and Jason Bateman are also part of the cast and you think, "Ohhhh...." And then you see that Shawn Levy is directing the movie and you go, "Oh." Everything else sounds good but then it's like, "The guy who directed Real Steel? And Cheaper By the Dozen? And he's cowriting it??" It all gets less exciting at that point. [Deadline]
Bad news for Vegas fans, good news for Golden Boy fans. So really no news for nobody. The two CBS dramas have been playing a little bit of a schedule showdown, with Golden Boy now taking Vegas's slot on Tuesday nights permanently, though it was only supposed to be temporary. That means Vegas has to move into Golden Boy's intended Friday night slot. Now, Friday night is not the death slot on CBS that it is on other networks. Old people don't go out on weekends, so they're regularly home to watch Blue Bloods and whatever else comes on next. So Vegas could do just fine. Or it could fade and disappear and that would be that. It's just that Golden Boy did better in the Tuesday slot than Vegas was, so CBS said "You earned it, kid." Poor Dennis Quaid. Always getting upstaged by the young upstart. [The Hollywood Reporter]
Speaking of CBS dramas, Hope Davis has been cast on the high-profile, and intriguing, pilot The Ordained. She'll be playing the mayor of New York City who is running for reelection and whose brother (Boardwalk Empire's dreamy Charlie Cox) leaves the priesthood and becomes a lawyer to save his sister from assassination, somehow. I know that sounds silly and soapy, but with those two in the leads maybe it could be good soapy? I mean, Hope Davis wouldn't sign on to a bad show, would she? Other than The Newsroom, that is? And Six Degrees, of course? I don't think she would. [Deadline]
Elizabeth Olsen, moon-goddess sister to the hay-witch Olsen Twins, has signed on to play Juliet in a production of Romeo & Juliet set to go up at New York's Classic Stage Company this fall. The CSC has been really good at attracting interesting celebrities to its tiny East Village theater of late, which is good for them but bad for us, because tickets are always impossible to get. So, we likely won't be seeing you real soon, Ms. Olsen. [The Hollywood Reporter]
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