The suit worn by Robin, Batman’s longtime sidekick, was inspired by vintage illustrations of Robin Hood. At least, according to co-creator Jerry Robinson — you know, if you want to take his word for it. In the upcoming The Lego Batman Movie, the mythology behind the Boy Wonder’s costume gets turned inside out, and you can take a look in the exclusive clip above.
Is there any chance that the R-rated raunchfest Sausage Party could be one of them? “I know we won’t get nominated for an Oscar, but if we ever had a shot, this movie would be it,” Rogen said. Sausage Party does face some stiff competition.
Seth Rogen was in the middle of explaining how Nick Kroll’s villainous character, Douche (you read that right), in the new R-rated animated film Sausage Party evolved from a Jafar-in-Aladdin rip-off to the bro he ultimately became, when the raunch auteur dropped an amazing nugget of pop-culture trivia. “DTF,” the acronym short for “down to you-know-what” made famous by the once-ubiquitous reality stars of MTV’s Jersey Shore, actually originated in Rogen’s 2007 comedy Superbad. “It allowed us to re-appropriate ‘DTF,’ because that is actually from Superbad,” Rogen told Yahoo Movies during a recent in-studio visit (watch above), which seemed to even surprise his Superbad and Sausage Party costar Michael Cera.
One of the funniest things about the uproarious new animated comedy Sausage Party is also one of the simplest: the pedestrian names its featured talking meats were given, like Frank (Seth Rogen), Barry (Michael Cera), and Carl (Jonah Hill). These talking, sexually frustrated hot dogs have average, all-American names, but they also have their own distinct quirks and personalities.
Seth Rogen had heard the stories. As now-legendary filmmaking lore goes, South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker submitted early edits of their fornicating-puppet comedy Team America: World Police to Hollywood’s rating board, the MPAA, that were intentionally overtly, excessively crude. “And that’s what we did,” Rogen, the co-writer, producer and voice star of the fornicating-hot dog animated film Sausage Party told Yahoo Movies (watch above) when he stopped by our studios with costar Michael Cera.
Daisy Ridley is not Keira Knightley. (Photo: Getty Images)