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In 2008 you turned down a reported $15 million to star in a big-screen reboot of the TV series Magnum P.I., an intended franchise. More recently, you’ve been offered major superhero parts including the lead in* Doctor Strange* and the villain in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. There was talk of you playing beach-bum detective Travis McGee in The Deep Blue Good-By, meant to be a big-screen adaptation based on John D. MacDonald’s novels. But you’ve stepped up to The Dark Tower, based on Stephen King’s series of novels, in which you play a sharply dressed destroyer of worlds.
I like Guardians of the Galaxy, but what I saw was “It’s successful, and now we’ve got room to make a colorful part for another big-name actor.” I’d feel like an amendment. The Dark Tower script was well written, I like the director and his take on it, and I can be the creator, the author of the Man in Black—a.k.a. the Devil—in my version of this Stephen King novel. We’ve done the first one. It’s a fantastic thriller that takes place in another realm, an alternate universe, but it’s very much grounded. For instance, the gunslinger’s weapon isn’t a lightsaber or something; it’s a pistol. I enjoyed approaching my character as if I were the Devil having a good time, getting turned on by exposing human hypocrisies wherever he finds them.
Heard is currently in Australia getting ready to film Aquaman, and director James Wan and the cast and crew hooked her up with a Mera cake for her birthday. Happy Birthday to MEra! Thank you @creepypuppet @prideofgypsies, Rob Cowan, & the cast and crew of #aquaman A post shared by Amber Heard (@amberheard) on Apr […]
The Hollywood Reporter caught up with Superman’s mom, Diane Lane, at a women’s filmmaker luncheon industry event and asked about Justice League and Batman v Superman’s “Martha” twist.
Set your calendars, folks! Deadpool 2 has officially landed a release date in the thick of prime summer blockbuster season. 20th Century Fox has dated the superhero sequel for June 1, 2018. Ryan Reynolds is back as the snarky, homicidal antihero alongside newcomers Josh Brolin as cable and Atlanta breakout Zazie Beets as Domino. For […]
On this week’s Superhero News Show, Sean Gerber and Mark Hughes discuss the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 press week and premiere, James Gunn returning for Vol. 3, Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck directing Captain Marvel, the Marvel Studios open house, Adam Warlock, and Joss Whedon’s plans for Batgirl. Be sure to subscribe to […]
From playing self-proclaimed FBI agents to Meredith Quill’s little Star-Lord to a motorcycling raptor trainer, Chris Pratt as done a lot in a relatively short amount of time. The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 frontman’s rapid rise to super-stardom over the last few year’s was capped off with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame […]
Here’s what Feige had to say about the planned filming start date for the MCU’s next big production: “Assuming everything stays on schedule, we start filming Ant-Man and the Wasp in June.”