April Fools Shenanigans Spread Across the Web
by Alex Billington
April 1, 2008
For whatever reason, I'm not up for playing the April Fools Day game and writing up a tricky / funny post just for the fun of it. Doesn't mean I don't like to have fun, but I'm just not all about trying to fool people with fake news. Instead, I thought I'd wrangle up all the good April Fools news articles around the web that I can find and send them your way. The least we can do is all get a kick out of the good stuff that the others have come up with! That photo above comes courtesy of Peter over at SlashFilm, who made that to represent the latest casting news - Jake Gyllenhaal will take over for Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man in the fourth film!
I'll update this as the day goes on, but here are all the good movie related April Fools posts I can find:
Google - Introducing Gmail Custom Time - Be on time. Every time. (Because we all use Gmail!)
SlashFilm - Superman vs. Spider-Man Film Announced
Rope of Silicon - POSTER: 'Art House Movie: There Will Be Farts'
Bloody Disgusting - Steven Spielberg to Remake 'Duel' and Possibly 'Jaws'?!
Bloody Disgusting - Tyler Perry Moves on From Comedy to… Horror?!
ComicBookMovie.com - CAMEO: Wolverine to Make Appearance in Incredible Hulk Movie!
ComicBookMovie.com - Sea-Monkeys Movie Coming to the Big Screen
ScreenRant - Iron Man To Get Staggered, Late April Release Dates
Moviehole.net - Colin Farrell in Once remake
Moviehole.net - Harrison Ford to return as Han Solo!
The Movie Blog - Transformers 2 Bot Lineup Announced
FilmDrunk - Wolfman: Del Toro Out, Busey In
Giant Freakin Robot - Cloverfield Monster In Transformers 2!
I always love to think to myself, man, what kind of world would this be if some of these were actually true?! Superman vs Spider-Man, that sounds awesome, or a Once remake, or a Spielberg remake of Jaws!! Who doesn't love April Fools Day?