Agent Smith on board V


I’m a little stunned by the news that Hugo Weaving is to REPLACE James Purefoy as V. I assume that they won’t have to ditch the previous V footage because he is always masked. But still…very odd news.

Click here for AICN’s take on it. Thanks to chengautomatic and NOLF.

In other V news, it seems Nat has finally shaved her head and she seems to like it. Hopefully we’ll see what it looks like soon.

Level-headed young NATALIE PORTMAN is anticipating a range of responses to her spare new hairdo. “Some people will think I’m a neo-Nazi,” the Garden State star suspects, “or that I have cancer or I’m a lesbian.” We would also like to warn her of a probable “Hey, Sinéad!” faction. You see, this isn’t like Britney Spears going brunet. Portman, the exotically coiffed Padmé Amidala in Star Wars: Episode III–Revenge of the Sith, allowed her petite pate to be shaved on camera in Berlin last week, a process she describes as “really exciting.” The 23-year-old’s shoulder-length chestnut locks were sheared for a prison scene in this fall’s futuristic drama V for Vendetta. In this next film from the makers of the Matrix trilogy, Portman plays a suspected terrorist in a totalitarian state. Days after the shoot, she says, “I can’t stop rubbing my head. It’s so soft, I might keep it for a while.” Hmm, a hot new bald star with action-adventure experience? Somewhere Vin Diesel’s agent is quietly freaking out.

Thanks to JC for the source.

Moving along, as promised, here is the new NP.comic.

Here are the results of the last poll…

How excited are you for Revenge of the Sith?

5 – I couldn’t be more excited 55.06% (566 votes)

4 – Very excited 25% (257 votes)

3 – I’m unsure. Hopefully Lucas has done the job this time 11.58% (119 votes)

2 – I don’t think it’ll be any good, but I do have some hope 4.47% (46 votes)

1 – I couldn’t care less 3.7% (38 votes)

Wow, guess I better lay off the SW jokes 😉

And finally, here is the new poll.