When I was in junior high and high school, two of the movies on regular rotation amongst my friends and I were The Kentucky Fried Movie and Amazon Women on the Moon. Both were from a genre that you don’t really see much anymore: a comedy movie comprised of a bunch of shorter segments, almost like a feature-length SNL episode. It’s a tradition that next year’s Movie 43 will be following in, bringing in a ridiculous line-up of talent for comedy segments directed by folks like Bob Odenkirk, Brett Ratner, James Gunn, Elizabeth Banks, and the Farrelly Bros. In an interview with Coming Soon, actress Leslie Bibb spilled some details on the Farrellys’ segment, which spoofs some of the most iconic characters in pop culture history: DC Comics’ superheroes.
The segment has the DC heroes attending a speed-dating event. Bibb plays Wonder Woman, alongside Superman (Bobby Cannavale), Batman (Jason Sudeikis), Supergirl (Kristen Bell), and the Penguin (John Hodgman). (The absence of the Flash at this supposed speed-dating get-together has not gone unnoticed.) Bibb explained that the Farrelly versions of the classic characters are a bit more, er, flawed than comic readers might be used to.
If the cast for that sketch sounds impressive, here’s a rundown of some of the other folks involved with Movie 43: Emma Stone, Chloe Moretz, Gerard Butler, Hugh Jackman, Anna Faris, Kate Winslet, Naomi Watts, Uma Thurman, Richard Gere, and Liev Schreiber. It’ll all come down to whether the individual segments are actually funny, but that’s one hell of a line-up. Movie 43 is set to hit theaters on April 13th, 2012. On a related note, if somebody will actually make a Supergirl movie starring Kristen Bell, I will be their friend.
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