–MTV had a couple of Watchmen-related items yesterday; first, Carla Gugino talks about playing the Silk Spectre:
“It was really one of the craziest, most fun roles I’ve ever gotten to play,” marveled the “Sin City” star, cast as the burlesque dancer who proves to be the most PR-savvy of the complex superheroes. “I start at 25 years old in the 1940s, and I age to 67 years old with full prosthetics in the 1980s. [Sally] is a larger-than-life character. She’s a costumed crime fighter, but her idea of a costume is very Bettie Page-meets-[Alberto] Vargas.”
And Watchmen director Zack Snyder wrote a guest column for the site … about Cheese:
At the moment, I’m in the final weeks of shooting “Watchmen,” in Vancouver, British Columbia. Since “Watchmen” is a dissection of the superhero genre and forces it to take a long, hard look into the pop-culture mirror, it only makes sense that it’s where my head is at these days. With that in mind, I started thinking about music and whether there were any parallels that could be drawn. Enter Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine. Although tonally they are vastly different in many ways, the film and the Cheese-y music share an in-your-face look at the world, calling bullsh– on pop culture in an unapologetic way.
–FOX will rerun “Husbands and Knives,” The Simpsons episode that featured Alan Moore, Art Spiegelman and Dan Clowes, on Feb. 10.
–There’s a rumor going around that Marvel’s planning a Marvel Zombies animated DVD. Whether or not that’s true, you can see a fan-made, unanimated Marvel Zombies short on MySpace. Warning: It’s a bit gory.