Watch: The Lonely Island Returns to SNL With POPSTAR Music Video “Finest Girl (Bin Laden Song)”

This past weekend marked the 41st season finale of Saturday Night Live. Host Fred Armisen brought the season to a close with a memorable episode full of great sketches, including this hysterical riff on Dead Poets Society. But one of the other standout moments came when The Lonely Island made their triumphant return to the comedy series where they got their start. Andy Samberg, in character as Conner4Real from his upcoming movie Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, debuted a new song called "Finest Girl (Bin Laden Song)," and it's pretty damn funny. Watch the uncensored, NSFW version below.

Popstar hits theaters on June 3rd.

Carrie-Anne Moss Is Set to Reprise Her JESSICA JONES Role on IRON FIST

Carrie-Anne Moss will be reprising her Marvel universe role as lawyer Jeri Hogarth in the upcoming Netflix series Iron Fist. The character was first introduced to us in the Jessica Jones series, and she even briefly appeared in Daredevil's second season.

The news comes from Marvel, who says that she will provide Danny Rand (Finn Jones) with help as he returns to New York. Executive Producer and Head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb had this to say in a statement: 

“Carrie-Anne has fast become a fan-favorite part of our street level saga, and we share our viewers’ excitement in bringing her into Marvel’s Iron Fist. As Marvel fans know, Hogarth in the comics plays a critical role in the life of Danny Rand so it seems only fitting that Carrie-Anne join in.”

Since that is the case, it seems like there’s a good chance she’ll have a decent sized role to play in Iron Fist. Executive Producer and Showrunner, Scott Buck goes on to explain:

“Danny Rand lives in the highest stratosphere of New York’s business society and he’s going to need a ruthless lawyer to help him navigate this alien world. I’m very happy to have the opportunity to bring Carrie-Ann Moss as Jeri Hogarth into Marvel’s Iron Fist.” 

Moss will also join Jessica Henwick, who is playing Colleen Wing, David Wenham as Harold Meachum, Jessica Stroup as Joy Meachum, and Tom Pelphrey as Ward Meachum.

In “Marvel’s Iron Fist,” Danny Rand returns to New York City after being missing for years, trying to reconnect with his past and his family legacy. He fights against the criminal element corrupting his world around him with his incredible kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist.

Iron Fist is currently shooting in New York City, and I’m sure that it will turn out to be another great Marvel and Netflix collaboration. If you want, you can check out some set photos here.

SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING — New Details on Spidey’s Costume Upgrade and Villains

If you're interested in learning a few rumored details of Marvel and Sony's Spider-Man: Homecoming, thanks to JoBlo, we've got something for you. I'll throw out a SPOILER WARNING for some of you spoiler sensitive souls out there. 

The new version of Peter Parker/Spider-Man made his big screen debut in Captain America: Civil War, and audiences loved him! He was easily one of the most entertaining parts of the film, and now we can't wait to see how his upcoming solo film from director Jon Watts turns out. 

There were some rumors about the plot of the film that were previously leaked. Those rumors could very well be false, but it's still a good read! We now have some new details from the film that come from a trusted source. 

JoBlo offers up some details on the villains in the film, saying that they can confirm Michael Keaton is, in fact, playing The Vulture and that he is the main villain of the movie. They go on to say that The Vulture will be aided by another villain named The Tinkerer, who is going to help build Vulture's suit with recovered Chitauri technology from the Battle of New York in the first Avengers film.

They go on to reveal some information about some of the upgrades in Spider-Man's costume that we'll probably see. As you know, Tony Stark will be in the film, and he will have a mentor type role in the story and that will include making some modifications to Spidey's suit. In regards to that, the site reports:

"What kind of modifications? Well, if you stuck it out for the end credits of Civil War you got to see Peter Parker discover Stark’s costume Easter Egg for the web shooters that also featured Spidey’s signature signal light. Well, it looks like we’ll be seeing more old-school signature Spidey features, as Stark will also be supplying the classic Web Wings from the comics that will be able to deploy as needed. So, it appears Spider-Man is going back to his Stan Lee/Steve Ditko roots and that is pretty badass."

Badass indeed! I was actually kind of hoping that the web wings would eventually be incorporated, so this rumor gives me hope for that! There's lots of really cool and exciting stuff here, and I can't wait to see Spider-Man back in action in his own adventure! What do you think of the latest rumors?

The upcoming film also stars Tom Holland as Spider-Man, Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man/Tony Stark, Tony Revolori as Manuel, and Zendaya as Michelle. Spider-Man: Homecoming will be released on July 7th, 2017. 

INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE Extended Trailer Is Nearly 5 Minutes Long

20th Century Fox has released the ultimate trailer for director Roland Emmerich's Independence Day: Resurgence. This is an extended trailer that clocks in at nearly five minutes long. In case you're wondering if it features new footage from the film... of course it does! It features a lot of new footage. Some of it also might be considered to be a bit spoilery because it gives us a lot of information about how the story plays out. If this extended trailer isn't enough for you, I also included a new TV spot. 

Independence Day: Resurgence looks like it's going to be a blast to watch! Everything that I've seen from the film has looked great, and I'm incredibly excited to see it! When I first heard this sequel was going to happen, I wasn't sure if Emmerich would be able to pull it off and give us something that lives up to the original, but it seems like he has done it. 

We always knew they were coming back. After INDEPENDENCE DAY redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global catastrophe on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defence program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink.

The movie stars Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox, Brent Spiner, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe, and Sela Ward. It's set to be released on June 23rd.

Hilarious SNL Short Parodies DEAD POETS SOCIETY

Robin WilliamsDead Poets Society is a favorite film of mine, and finally, after 19 years, SNL has made a hilarious comedy sketch parodying it. SNL’s season finale was hosted by former cast member Fred Armisen, and he takes on Williams' character in the sketch that amazingly recreates the iconic final scene of the film where everyone stands up on their desks exclaiming, “O Captain, my Captain!” The sketch is titled, “Farewell Mr. Bunting,” and if you are familiar with film, you’re going to enjoy this. This sketch is actually one of the best that I’ve seen all season. The big dramatic payoff comes at the end, so make sure you watch all the way through!

Paramount Pictures Drops Lawsuit Against STAR TREK Fan Film AXANAR

Earlier this year, Paramount Pictures slapped makers of a crowd-funded Star Trek fan film called Star Trek: Axanar with a lawsuit. The film raised over $638,000 to complete a full-length feature film. Even though the studio has always seemed to support fan films over the years, for some reason they decided to file a lawsuit against this one. 

After the first complaint to the courts was dismissed due to the non-specific nature of "copyright infringement,” CBS hit them back with a specific list of things that the movie would infringe upon — “innumerable copyrighted elements of Star Trek, including its settings, characters, species, and themes.” Some of the specifics included the Vulcans' pointy ears, yellow shirts, and even the Klingon language. This caused an uproar within the fan community.

Well, Paramount Pictures and CBS finally came to their senses and dropped the lawsuit. The Announcement was made by J.J. Abrams at a Star Trek fan event that recently took place on the Paramount studio lot. I was there when Abrams made the announcement and said, “This wasn’t an appropriate way to deal with the fans.” No, it wasn’t, but it’s good to know that they have seen the error of their ways and are fixing it.

It looks like the fan film will be able to resume production with the likes of Battlestar Galactic series vets Richard Hatch and Kate Vernon. The film will also star Deep Space Nine vet J. G. Hertzler and Star Trek: Enterprise alum Gary Graham. So it looks like we’ll have another cool Star Trek fan film to look forward to! 

Here's the description of the film itself:

Axanar takes place 21 years before the events of 'Where no Man Has Gone Before,' the first Kirk episode of the original Star Trek. Axanar is the story of Garth of Izar, the legendary Starfleet captain who is Captain Kirk’s hero ... Axanar tells the story of Garth and his crew during the Four Years War, the war with the Klingon Empire that almost tore the Federation apart. Garth’s victory at Axanar solidified the Federation and allowed it to become the entity we know in Kirk’s time. It is the year 2245 and the war with the Klingons ends here.

FRUIT NINJA Is Getting a Feature Film Adaptation

A couple of weeks ago I posted a short film based on the hit mobile game Fruit Ninja. It made for a fun and silly short, but I never imagined that Fruit Ninja could ever be a feature film. Well, Hollywood has proved me wrong once again. I guess if Angry Birds can be a successful film, any mobile game can. 

Fruit Ninja will be developed as a live-action family comedy that centers on ninjas with an inexplicable vendetta against fruit. It sounds absolutely absurd, but who knows, maybe something funny will come out of it. If The LEGO Movie directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were attached to it, I could see it being good. 

As of right now, Tripp Vinson is set to produce the movie under his Vinson Films production banner, and he’s hired J.P. Lavin and Chad Damiani to write the script. They recently adapted the script for a film called How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack, which is based on the book by Chuck Sambuchino. It will be another wildly out there film concept.

The Fruit Ninja game was developed by Halfbrick Studios, and so far it has over 1 billion downloads. I can only imagine that the film will be in 3D and have all kinds of fruit fly out at the audience as Ninjas slice and dice them.

Source: THR