The terrible news of Robin Williams’ tragic end coupled with the fact that he has not one but FOUR movies coming out soon brings to mind that Ray Davies and the Kinks line that “celluloid heroes never really die.” And in Williams’ case we know that will be true–that as his public, we’re in a different and far more enviable position than those in his family who have the greatest grief. As Robin Williams’ public, we’ll be able to enjoy him for a long time to come–over and over. Starting with the four movies about to be released.
Williams stars with Joel McHale in a father-son road trip movie called Merry Friggin’ Christmas–scheduled for November 7. Next he’ll again play Teddy Roosevelt in Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, coming in December. Sometime in 2015 we’ll hear Williams as the voice of an animated dog in the comedy Absolutely Anything from Monty Python’s Terry Jones. And expect to see Boulevard released widely (it played at Tribeca last spring). IMDB describes the Boulevard storyline like this: “A devoted husband in a marriage of convenience is forced to confront his secret life.”