Stunt casting is a long tradition in science fiction and fantasy, but it's only gotten more common lately. Films and TV shows will cast a famous actor — or someone who used to be in a Joss Whedon show — to spark interest. Sometimes, it's just unnecessary. But here are a bunch of cases where it was the perfect casting.
So this weekend's freshly oiled Conan The Barbarian film failed to pillage moviegoers' wallets and Jason Momoa's gently undulating pectorals didn't hypnotize critics. This shouldn't have entirely come as a surprise, seeing as how the Conan moving-picture franchise has been in dire straits for decades now.
For those of you who didn't endure last night's Conan the Destroyer tweetathon, here's the cream of the phenomenally ridiculous, well-muscled crop.
Iron Man 2 promotion hits a Wagnerian pitch this week, as its stars hit late night with a vengeance! Also, it's the last week before your favorite shows begin summer vacation, and there are nature documentaries out the wazoo!