Sony has pushed the US-release date of (the yet untitled) X-Mas from December to November 25, 2015 (probably to evade Star Wars)

Check imdb for the release dates in your country, every other date is still set for the second week of December.

With the new release info we also got a synopsis:

Ethan (Gordon-Levitt), Isaac (Rogen) and Chris (Mackie) have been friends since childhood, and for a decade, their yearly Christmas Eve reunion has been an annual night of debauchery and hilarity. Now that they’re entering adulthood, the tradition is coming to an end, and to make it as memorable as possible, they set out to find the Nutcracka Ball — the Holy Grail of Christmas parties.

Regarding that Nutcracka Ball, I remember a casting call looking for Christmas themed drag queens, and stilt walkers among other extras. Something tells me that has something to with this party…

Joseph Gordon-Levitt by Jeff Vespa
Joe is featured in a book called "The Art of Discovery: Hollywood Stars Reveal Their Inspirations", which gets released today. The picture above is a quick screencap from this “Making Of” video. If anybody purchases the book, please share what he says about his inspirations.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt by Jeff Vespa

Joe is featured in a book called "The Art of Discovery: Hollywood Stars Reveal Their Inspirations", which gets released today. The picture above is a quick screencap from this “Making Of” video. If anybody purchases the book, please share what he says about his inspirations.

Joe then time-traveled to L.A. and hosted Adobe MAX Sneak Peeks, also last night (Oct. 7)

Joe then time-traveled to L.A. and hosted Adobe MAX Sneak Peeks, also last night (Oct. 7)

Looks like there were some pick-ups or reshoots for X-Mas last night
Anthony Mackie, Seth Rogen and Joe on set in NYC, Oct. 07

Looks like there were some pick-ups or reshoots for X-Mas last night

Anthony Mackie, Seth Rogen and Joe on set in NYC, Oct. 07

Joe covers the October 2014 issue of Esquire Spain
(It’s a reprint of Nathaniel Goldberg’s shoot for GQ August 2012 though)

Joe covers the October 2014 issue of Esquire Spain

(It’s a reprint of Nathaniel Goldberg’s shoot for GQ August 2012 though)

Joseph Gordon-Levitt by Jean-Baptiste Mondino for New York Times Style, 2007

Joseph Gordon-Levitt by Jean-Baptiste Mondino for New York Times Style, 2007

And speaking of cameos, Joe apparently does one in Seth Rogen and James Franco’s The Interview

We already know that Mindy Kaling has a small role/cameo in X-Mas, but apparently Michael Shannon does also appear?

We already know that Mindy Kaling has a small role/cameo in X-Mas, but apparently Michael Shannon does also appear?

Trippy picture of Joe during his make-up transformation into Bruce Willis for Looper
Kazuhiro Tsuji altered his ears, eyebrows, nose, lips and chin with prosthetic make-up, and made him wear green contacts. 

Trippy picture of Joe during his make-up transformation into Bruce Willis for Looper

Kazuhiro Tsuji altered his ears, eyebrows, nose, lips and chin with prosthetic make-up, and made him wear green contacts. 

A message from Anonymous
Is Benedict Cumberbatch going to play Morpheus in the Sandman movie?

They are still in the script stages, so casting for The Sandman won’t happen until next year or even the year after - depending which release date the movie gets.

I personally think that Joe wouldn’t have gone through the trouble of getting this movie off the ground, if he wasn’t involved in an additional capacity other than producer. (And his involvement is pretty much the reason WB is giving the adaption another go). He will either direct the movie or play a part or both. Whether it’s the titular character remains to be seen. I like Cumberbatch and he definitely fits the role look-wise. But I’m also absolutely convinced Joe can pull Morpheus off.

If they succeed in adapting the sprawling source material in an effective script, this movie has the potential to bring a very different flavor to the superhero genre (or graphic novel adaption). I’m very excited for it.