Bad Guys Bingo Lets You Play With Your Favorite Movie Villains

Belly Kids
Belly Kids

Bad Guys Bingo will have you dying to come face-to-face with the likes of Hannibal Lecter and Hans Gruber. The new bingo set from UK publisher Belly Kids is stacked with all your favorite movie villains, putting a thrilling pop culture twist on the classic game.

With images by illustrator Josh Parkin, each set comes with six different bingo boards featuring 32 different characters. The antagonists featured are sourced from movies across genres, from Harry and Marv (a.k.a. The Wet Bandits) from Home Alone to Dennis Nedry from Jurassic Park to Ivan Drago from Rocky IV. There are also classic comic book villains like the Penguin from Batman and The X-Men's Magneto, plus scary monsters like Godzilla and the Predator and antiheroes like Alex DeLarge from A Clockwork Orange.

Bad Guy Bingo boards featuring illustrations of movie villains
Belly Kids

Each of the characters appears on the bingo boards and in individual cards that you pull as you play—while praying you'll nab one of those coveted middle-square characters like Darth Vader or Patrick Bateman.

Sounds like the perfect gift for your favorite film fanatic. Get it here for around $12 (£9).

Alexander Skarsgård Could Have Played Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Larry Busacca, Getty Images
Larry Busacca, Getty Images

Marvel fans may have trouble imagining Thor played by anyone other than Chris Hemsworth, but apparently, Alexander Skarsgård was pretty darn close to getting the role. How close, you ask? He tried on the costume, held the hammer, and even filmed an audition in the garb.

In 2009—just a year after True Blood premiered—the actor told MTV that he met with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and Thor director Kenneth Branagh about the part. “Yeah, I met with Kevin [Feige] a few times and the director,” he said. “There was definitely some truth in that, yeah.”

When the MTV interviewer said he thought the actor had the perfect look to bring Thor to life, Skarsgård simply replied, “So did I.”

But before you start to feel too sorry for Skarsgård, let's not forget the number of impressive roles the True Blood alum has landed. At the moment, he’s playing Perry Wright in HBO’s Big Little Lies, for which he won both an Emmy and a Golden Globe.

As for the Thor role, Hemsworth went on to play the God of Thunder in multiple films, and although his future in the MCU is not certain after Avengers: Endgame, the Australian actor confirmed he’d love to keep playing the character.

You Can Now Buy Your Own Harry Potter Invisibility Cloak 

Daniel Radcliffe in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001).
Daniel Radcliffe in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001).
Warner Bros.

Harry Potter fans, prepare to go nuts. Toy group Wow! Stuff has officially come out with an invisibility cloak and pre-orders begin on July 1.

According to CNET, the cloak works like a green screen and uses an app to show the wearer disappearing in photos and videos. The user can then save the photos and videos to their phone and show everyone their vanishing skills. The toy company felt compelled to warn users that they won't actually disappear, which is hilarious but worth clarifying in case someone thought they now had access to invisibility cloaks and real magic.

The creators actually examined the original cloak used on Daniel Radcliffe in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, now housed at Leavesden Studio, to make sure it was as close to the real one as possible.

The cloak, which is not transparent to the wearer, comes in two different versions: The standard cloak costs $70 and includes a stand to situate one’s phone for pictures. The deluxe version, which costs $80, has a serpent-themed border and a tabletop tripod so you can really go wild with photos.

The cloaks are set for an August 1 release, and have already made an impression on toy lovers, winning Innovative Toy of the Year at Sweden’s Toy Awards.

[h/t CNET]

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