When you think about it, the internet must be one of Hollywood's biggest friends as well as one of its biggest enemies. The viral nature of the internet allows for the major studios to get the word out about any given project at an amazing pace, however, this ease of access also makes it virtually impossible for the those same studios to squelch any information once it makes its way onto the net: Once any tidbit of information about any current movie in production is ( for whatever reasons ) released to the general public via the interweb, it is gone - it is then way to late to close that barn door. Years ago, before the world wide web was what it is today, the big studios could just use leagal channels to prevent the dissemination of most things that the entertainment media might stumble upon before they were supposed to: things such as unofficial pictures leaked from a movie set, for example, would not necessarily be published or broadcast if enough leagal pressure were applied. Now? Forget it (remember what I said about that barn door?)
So what does all this have to do with the upcoming Hancock movie?
Okay, bare with me here because this is actually relevant to Will Smith and his new movie Hancock. I guess it is pretty obvious at this point that I have looked at more than a few pictures from the upcoming super hero comedy, and you would assume that I have dug up a few tidbits here and there on the movie which will be released in early July, but remember: I have only been making reference to information that is readily available to anyone with an intenet connection and a mouse. I don't have any inseider sources for anything - I have just been pooling together information to make things a bit easier for anyone else that wants it and in this way I have really learned a lot about this movie. Months ago I was already aware of things about the plot of this movie that were not necessarily supposed to be known.
Geez, you would think I was talking about the upcoming X-Files 2 movie instead of Handcock, huh? lol
Anyway, months ago I was already aware of things relating to Charlize Theron's character that I thought at the time were not really a secret or anything but now .. I'm not so sure.
**SPOILER WARNING** (sort of)
What was it, just over a month or so ago when we started seeing the more indepth latest Hancock movie trailers? You know, the ones that included clips of Will Smith's character claiming to be 'the only one of his kind'? The trailers that show Theron's character to be a cynical housewife? In fact, the official studio description of the movie includes reference to her character's pessimism towards Hancock and his efforts to rehabilitate his image, with the help of her husband played by Jason Bateman.
It is also in the latest trailer that we hear a sound bite that suggests that Hancock has actually been injured - something that must take one heck of an effort (or one heck of a punch). We also see a very brief glimpse of Hancock rushing to attack another character (looks like a blonde?) in hand to hand action right after a brief glimpse of theron looking sinister (who would ever suspect the frail and beautiful blonde, eh?)..
Here, for the benefit of those of you that don't have a movie toolbar or somesuch on your browser, is the latest trailer:
See where I am going with this? But why jump to the assumption you think I'm jumping to?
A few months back I posted some pictures, again readily available on the web, that showed Charlize Theron during filming of the Hancock movie; these pictures showed Theron in a slick black pant suit looking very nice and somewhat sinister. They also showed her leaning over and chatting to Will Smith while he was laying flat in a large crater - maybe during a break in filming of a scene where he gets his ass handed to him. What I didn't post however were the pictures I came across that showed Theron lifting a truck.
Yeah, that kind of gives it away, doesn't it?
I hope I am in for a pleasant surprise, but otherwise I expect to see that Charlize Theron ends up being the big villain of the film and that she is (surprise, surprise) a SUPER villain after we are all led to believe that there is only one super powered being around.
Like I said it might not be that much of a spoiler after all, but these days with the internet always there ready and waiting to 'pass it along', you are going to hear about it.
Okay, enough about me, I am going off now to try and get a ticket for the new Incredible Hulk movie. By the way, did you hear about the surprise twist in that movie where - just kidding...