The daily gossip: Robert Pattinson's Batman movie will be extremely long, Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader are reportedly dating, and more
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Get ready for the longest Batman movie ever
Holy strained bladders, Batman! The runtime for Matt Reeves' upcoming The Batman, which stars Robert Pattinson, has been revealed: an eye-popping 2 hours and 55 minutes, or 2 hours and 47 minutes without credits. That will make it one of the longest superhero movies ever made, not to mention the longest solo Batman movie, surpassing The Dark Knight Rises' 2 hours and 45 minutes. (Zack Snyder's Justice League came out to an absurd four hours, but that debuted on HBO Max). Pattinson's first outing as Batman will continue the trend of blockbusters that strengthen the case for bringing back intermissions, from the 2 hour and 43 minute No Time to Die to the 2 hour and 37 minute Eternals and 3 hour Avengers: Endgame. Those editors who manage to trim films down to a cool 100 minutes are the heroes we deserve, but not the ones Hollywood needs right now.
Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader have reportedly been dating for more than a year
It was a Christmas miracle for Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader. On Thursday, People revealed that Kendrick and Hader have been dating "quietly for over a year," according to a source. "They met years ago," the source told People. "She's hosted Saturday Night Live and they've done a movie together, but they got together well after the movie." That movie would be Noelle, the 2019 Disney+ Christmas film you've almost certainly forgotten about where they play siblings. For those wondering how we've never heard about this until now, People's source said, "They are both very private people, and with the pandemic it was easy to keep it quiet." Presumably, Hader's relationship with the Scott Pilgrim vs. the World star began only after an epic battle against Edgar Wright and the rest of Kendrick's evil exes.
Johnny Knoxville broke into Eric Andre's house on Christmas Eve
Hi, I'm Johnny Knoxville, and this is "giving Eric Andre a Christmas Eve heart attack"! Andre chatted with Jimmy Kimmel about the upcoming Jackass Forever, revealing co-star Johnny Knoxville "broke into my house" over the holidays. Apparently, Knoxville wanted to cheer his buddy up while Andre was at home with a case of COVID-19, so he naturally showed up on Christmas Eve and "started toilet-papering my house." Andre was not only sick but also stoned, and he recalls yelling out the window "I have a gun!" and calling the police as his security alarms went off. Knoxville's reaction, according to Andre? "Dude, how good publicity would it have been if you had gotten me arrested and shot me right before Jackass comes out?" Knoxville was evidently filming, so might we have a last-minute post-credits scene on our hands here?
Charisma Carpenter blasts 'tyrannical narcissist' Joss Whedon
Charisma Carpenter won't abide by Joss Whedon's efforts to get un-canceled. The Buffy the Vampire Slayer star described him as her "former tyrannical narcissistic boss who is still unable to be accountable and just apologize," after a recent New York magazine profile about him. Carpenter previously alleged Whedon has a "history of being casually cruel" and "abused his power," alleging he called her fat and fired her after she got pregnant. In the profile, Whedon admitted he was "not mannerly" while speaking to Carpenter after she got pregnant but denied calling her fat (immediately followed up by New York reporting, "But he did call other pregnant women fat"). Carpenter also slammed Whedon over his claim that Gal Gadot mistakenly thought he threatened her because English isn't her first language. "I believe Gal Gadot not only understands career threats in English but also in Hebrew and Arabic," Carpenter wrote. "Possibly French, Spanish, and Italian too."
The new 'Scream' snuck in some hidden cameos from the original cast
What's your favorite scary movie? If it's Scream, you'll get a kick out of this. Directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett chatted with Fandom and Bloody Disgusting about their confusingly-titled Scream sequel Scream, revealing it features multiple sneaky voice cameos from the original stars. Drew Barrymore, who was killed off in the opening minutes of the original Scream, is apparently in there voicing a high school principal delivering an announcement, while Jamie Kennedy, who played Randy (R.I.P.), and Henry Winkler voice attendees during the party scene. Plus, after fans were convinced Matthew Lillard would return as Stu Macher despite having a TV dropped on his head in the first movie, it turns out they were sort of right — Lillard voices Ghostface in the movie-within-the-movie, Stab 8, and also can be heard as another anonymous partygoer. Make of that what you will, #StuLives conspiracy theorists.