"Justice League": Exploring How Superman Returns (Again)
Film, Comic Books
The rules of “Pup Quiz” are simple: Two players — in this case, Batman v Superman star Ben Affleck and The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon — are asked trivia “based on animal things.” If the player answers correctly, he’s receives a cute golden retriever puppy; if he responds incorrectly, the puppy goes to his opponent. We said “simple,” not “logical.”
To commemorate the opening of Dawn of Justice, the puppies in Thursday’s game were made even more adorable by costumes that transformed them into furry little Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Batgirl and Supergirl. (Awwwwww.)
Sure, Thor star Chris Hemsworth can lift Mjolnir, but when it comes to winning a sleigh scooter race, he may not be worthy.
Appearing last night on The Tonight Show to promote his new film In the Heart of the Sea, the actor was enlisted for a race against host Jimmy Fallon through the halls of 30 Rock, with the Hemsworth Cup at stake (hold your “Hemsworth cup” jokes, please).
Beating Spider-Man and Captain America to the punch, Wolverine and Thor staged their own epic crossover last night in a brewing Civil War over … musical beers and dueling mullets.
Donning wigs, actors Hugh Jackman and Chris Hemsworth joined Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon, bandleader Questlove and Saturday Night Live cast members Kate McKinnon, Colin Jost and Bobby Moynihan for a game that’s exactly what it sounds like: musical chairs, only using cups of beer.
Chris Evans and Chris Pratt didn’t attend Super Bowl XLIX merely to root for their home teams and settle their friendly (and charitable) wager. No, the stars of Marvel’s Captain America and Guardians of the Galaxy also went to Phoenix to photobomb unsuspecting football fans.
Host Jimmy Fallon enlisted the actors for an installment of “Tonight Show Celebrity Photobomb,” in which the trio stealthily — and sometimes not so stealthily — crept up behind fans posing on the NBC Super Bowl Red Carpet. What began as simple solo pop-ups quickly escalated with the addition of stunts and props, including a seemingly innocent hoagie that Pratt turned somewhat obscene (see below).
The Amazing Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield has managed to surprise time and again, whether by melting hearts at Comic-Con International 2011 with a heartfelt speech about what the wall-crawler meant to him as a child, shooting hoops with kids while wearing his movie costume, or making waves by asking why the superhero couldn’t be gay.
And Thursday on The Tonight Show he surprised again with an earnest rendition of the theme song from the 1960s Spider-Man animated series, with a little help from host Jimmy Fallon and the Roots.
Chef, author, television host and now comic writer Anthony Bourdain appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last week and promoted the upcoming release of his Vertigo graphic novel Get Jiro!, which comes out later this month.
Co-written by Joel Rose, with art by Langdon Foss and colors by Jose Villarrubia, the story is set in a Los Angeles where “master chefs rule the town like crime lords and people literally kill for a seat at the best restaurants.” Two different factions want to recruit sushi chef Jiro, who’s known to “decapitate patrons who dare request a California Roll,” but Jiro has other ideas.
Check out the video below.