Warner Bros just released a second batch of character banners (first batch here) for the Spike Jonze/Dave Eggers adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are. Prepare for another month of torture, because that’s how long it’s going to be until this comes out. This batch includes Alexander (voiced by Paul Dano), Douglas (Chris Cooper), Ira (Forest Whitaker), and Bull (Michael Berry Jr.).
The chicken guy is easily my favorite. It’s funny because chickens don’t have ears, you see. Also, I suspect “Ira” was originally supposed to be called “The Bear Jew” until Tarantino and Eli Roth stole it. And is it just me, or does Alexander kind of look like Willem Dafoe? They should’ve just made one of the Wild Things Willem Dafoe. That would be a way better book. “My mom was being mean and sent me to bed with no dinner, but I showed her, I snuck out the window and partied with Willem Dafoe.” The moral of the story would be that parents just don’t understand. But Willem Dafoe does.
(trailer below, to refresh your memory)