Today in Movie Culture: Armie Hammer as Shazam, 'Alien' Franchise Recap and More

By Christopher Campbell

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:

Dream Casting of the Day:

Dwayne Johnson wants Armie Hammer to play Shazam opposite his Black Adam, so BossLogic shows us what they’d look like:

Forgot to post the @armiehammer X @TheRock pieces I did for @ComicBook I dying to get some news on this film

— BossLogic (@Bosslogic) May 17, 2017

Franchise Recap of the Day:

Get ready for Alien: Covenant by watching this history of the Alien franchise from Distractotron (via Film School Rejects):

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Movie Science of the Day:

Also in honor of the new Alien movie, Kyle Hill explains the biology of the Xenomorphs:

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Behind the Scenes Video of the Day:

In his latest Alien: Covenant set visit video, Adam Savage shares a look at the movie’s creature and special effects:

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Fan Art of the Day:

For our third celebration of the Yondu Mary Poppins bit from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 this week, here’s some excellent art from Wooden Plank Studios (via Geek Tyrant):


— Wooden Plank Studios (@WoodenPlankST) May 10, 2017

Cosplay of the Day:

In the latest edition of Tyrants of Cosplay, meet a mashup of the Joker and Boba Fett and a mashup of Harley Quinn and Slave Leia from Return of the Jedi:

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Vintage Image of the Day:

Frank Capra, who was born 120 years ago today, directs James Stewart and Jean Arthur on the set of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington in 1939:

Actor in the Spotlight:

Johnny Depp gets animated and talks about his youth in this adaptation of a 2009 Esquire interview:

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Supercut of the Day:

Enough hero worship, here’s a supercut showcasing the greatest bad guys in cinema:

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Classic Trailer of the Day:

Today is the 25th anniversary of the Cannes premiere of Far and Away. Watch the original trailer for the classic Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman pairing below.

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