Yes, it's April 1st, which means it's April Fool's Day ... and so all over the web today you have folks goofing around, playing practical jokes on their readers (ahem, why you lookin' at us?), and so on and so forth. Our various movie nerd friends are really having a good time -- creating the ultimate in ridiculous announcements, like Moviehole's four (!) pranks including one claiming Johnny Depp will play Freddy Krueger in the new Nightmare on Elm Street remake. Others went with the go-to film for high traffic, opting to create fake news for the next Batman movie (see JoBlo and InContention), while Slashfilm came at us with a new Matrix film starring Robert Pattinson.
My favorite April Fool's Day prank, however, is sitting over at ThinkGeek in the form of a fabulous Tauntaun Sleeping Bag (see above). You Star Wars geeks will immediately know what that image references, and while it's sorta gross, is it wrong of me to kinda want one of these? From ThinkGeek's description: "This high-quality sleeping bag looks just like a Tauntaun, complete with saddle, internal intestines and glowing lightsaber zipper pull. Now when your kids tell you their favorite Star Wars movie is "Attack of the Clones" you can nestle the wee-ones snug in simulated Tauntaun fur while regaling them with the amazing tale of "Empire Strikes Back".
You can check out a ginormous list of April Fool's Day jokes from around the web over here, and definitely let us know your favorites in the comments section below.