Elizabeth Banks Joins 'Hunger Games' And The 'Deathly Hallows' Trailer Rules In Today's Twitter-Wood

Harry PotterWhy does Twitter exist, you ask? So that we can get instantaneous access to awesome breaking news. Like the fact that Elizabeth Banks has officially confirmed that she'll star in "The Hunger Games" as Effie Trinket, for instance. May the odds be ever in her favor!

Even as "Hunger Games" ramps up, the "Harry Potter" movies start winding down — but not without releasing one heck of an epic trailer for "Deathly Hallows Part 2," and Twitter users across the world fell head over heels with the new movie.

I'm @TravisHelwig, and this is Twitter-Wood for April 28, 2011.

Harry Potter Pt 1: @HarryPotterFilm Thanks for all the cheers, tears and screams of excitement! We can't wait to share the final film with you. #DeathlyHallows

-Harry Potter Film Official Twitter

Harry Potter Pt 2: @WizKhalifa #tweetmovies Alice in Twitterland, Harry Potter and the chamber of tweets and P.S I tweet you. R-T If you think they would be great movies.

-Wiz Khalifa, Rapper

@MindyKaling Moms say "I loved Hangover with Ed Holmes and Ryan Reynolds and Zack Garfunkel except that naked asian man part."

-Mindy Kaling, Writer/Actress ("The Office")

Royal Wedding Pt. 1: @KevinNealon OMG! Got an invite to The Royal Wedding! YES! Wait, oh crap, it's for the wedding of Ted and Nancy Royal in Columbus, OH. #Notsofast

-Kevin Nealon, Actor ("Saturday Night Live")

Royal Wedding Pt 2: @JimGaffigan Now that the birth certificate fiasco is over the media can finally focus on the real news, the royal wedding.

-Jim Gaffigan, Comedian ("17 Again," "Bored to Death")

Royal Wedding Pt 3: @EdgarWright When is the Royal Wedding again?

-Edgar Wright, Director ("Scott Pilgrim," "Hot Fuzz")

@BrendonWalsh I bow my head and say Topher Grace before every meal.

-Brendon Walsh, Comedian ("Last Comic Standing")

Hunger Games Casting: @ElizabethBanks Yes! And I can now confirm I'm EFFIE TRINKET in @TheHungerGames. So excited! RT @ohpoorsam Effie Trinket!

-Elizabeth Banks, Actress ("Spiderman," "30 Rock")

@DanHarmon There's never a good time to throw out your back but I would have traded a lot of weeks for this one. Oh, also, I'm rich #ForcedHumbleBrag

-Dan Harmon, Writer/Creator ("Community")


-Ludacris, Rapper/Actor ("Fast Five")

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