WONDER TWINS Don't Activate! Mila Kunis & Ashton Kutcher Movie A Hoax
Marc Tyler Nobleman has interviewed Pat Evans, the man responsible for pulling off one of the best internet hoaxes of 2013. Pat explains how his fake Wonder Twins movie poster, headlined with Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher's names, was conceived.
Alright internet, time to pull out the Nicolas Cage "You don't say" meme. Which by the way, I was informed is pronounced as "meem" and sometimes "meh-meh." but never "me-me"... as it should be. Anyway, back in November, I and many other writers across the internet had written stories about a mysterious Wonder Twins movie poster that was sent to Midtown Comics. The popular New York comic book shop posted images of it, which had a suspicious 2014 release date, and was supposedly featuring real-life boyfriend and girlfriend, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher. They even showed that the packaging had a Warner Bros. logo upon it. From there the speculation began to build, and now it has been revealed to be a mere hoax concocted by Pat Evans. Pat spoke with Marc Tyler Nobleman of noblemania.blogspot.com about how and why he punk'd the internet.
Seriously, though…with the spate of superhero movies being released, I think it was just me thinking it would be fun to do a spoof version of one. I thought, “What would be the most preposterous superhero movie you could make?” Naturally, the Wonder Twins sprang to mind.
They were perfect, because it was just unbelievable enough a concept that it could be true, if that makes sense. “So crazy it might work” kind of logic. And Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher were kind of the clincher because they are in the media a lot now as a real-life couple. So it added that extra layer of “huh?”
One popular theory, was that the poster was for the upcoming Entourage film.
Also unfortunately, I didn’t think to change the release date from when I originally conceived the idea. I should have changed it to 2015— maybe that would have made it more believable as an actual film. Of course, with IMDB and everything now, it takes people about five seconds to figure out the truth anyway.
But what was weird is because people assumed that it was officially from Warner Brothers, it must be part of some sort of marketing gimmick for the Entourage movie because of their fake Aquaman movie and since it is due out in 2014. One person put forth that assumption online, and a lot of people ran with it. Repeat it enough times and it’s true!
So to finish answering your last question: I sent it to Midtown and the other more well-known comic shops in New York, L.A., and Chicago because I wasn’t able to pull off any great reactions at Comikaze and I had about half of the posters still left. So I said what the hell, I’ll send it to some comic shops and see what happens. I wanted to do something with them after all the trouble of having them made.
His reaction to the hoax's popularity:
I was pretty blindsided. Very surprising. It was pretty big: Cinema Blend, Huffington Post, Superhero Hype, Slashfilm, etc., plus it was the subject of several YouTube videos like AMC Movie Talk—where John Schnepp actually busts it as a fake. I gave him a poster at Comikaze. You were supposed to keep it a secret, damn you, John! Of course people already knew it was fake, they just didn’t know what to make of it.
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The Wonder Twins were two alien siblings from the planet Exxor. Arriving on Earth, they soon endeared themselves to the heroic team, the Super Friends, and acted as the team's official sidekick/mascosts for a brief duration. Originally, the Wonder Twins were exclusive to the continuity of the Super Friends animated series and the Super Friends comic book book adaptation, but they were later re-imagined for the modern Post-Crisis environment and introduced in the pages of Extreme Justice. - DC Comics
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