Chris Rock says he wanted to be the new Batman! He even received a second call-back and had to go up against the other actors in physical challenges but was beat, after a long battle as he says 'fair and square' for the part by Ben Affleck. I give him credit, the 'Dark Knight' is a prestigious role. I can't quite imagine him as Batman but I almost which he got it so I could see how he pulled it off! Ah well, Ben Affleck it is, sorry Chris maybe next time!
In other Chris Rock news he bought a brand new Dodge Durango and tweeted about it October 14th so if you live in NY and happen to see a Durango it's gotta be Chris since everyone else rides the subway! Chris Tweeted that he watched the Steve McQueen film, '12 Years a Slave' and says "You don't deserve eyes if you don't watch '12 Years a Slave'". I haven't seen the film yet but based on the trailer and the fact that it's based on an incredible true story I think we should take Chris Rock's word for it and get out and see this film! In other entertainment Chris says he thinks Eminem's new music is 'on FIRE" and is looking for De La Soul on his iTunes.
Chris Rock's recent Production projects include 'Totally Biased' and 'Everybody Hates Chirs' and he's going to be the voice of Marty the Penguin in 'The Penguins of Madagascar', a spin-off from the series that is set to come out in 2015. He is also producing/acting in a movie called 'Finally Famous' which, kinda sounds like it might have a touch of his own longings, that is also set for 2015. The only other movie project he's really worked on was Grown Ups 2 from this year.
Chris isn't quite up to 'Dark Knight' status yet but he got a second call-back for the role, so he appears to be making a huge creative leap from comedy to something edgier. Keep your eyes out for Chris Rock in something a little more serious soon, as it appears he has aspirations to expand his creative portfolio. Either that or he just likes dressing up in tights...