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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.
Spider-Man: Homecoming recently passed Wonder Woman at the box office, and this weekend it passed Marvel’s own Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 to become 2017’s biggest superhero movie.
The Batman Day posts just keep on coming! We’ve heard from Justice League director Zack Snyder, composer Danny Elfman, and now Ben Affleck’s Batman stunt double Albert Valladares has shared a behind-the-scenes photo from the upcoming movie.
It’s Batman Day, and Justice League director Zack Snyder took time out of his day to celebrate on the mobile app Vero. “Happy Batman day, #batfleck [is] the best Batman ever,” Snyder wrote.
Kiersey Clemons recently described her Justice League scenes as “f*cking sick”, but fans may never get to see them. Sources tell Batman News that Clemons’ character Iris West has been cut from the movie.
In the latest issue of Total Film, the date for the ultra-violent vigilante’s return is given as October 13. Of course, there’s always a chance the mag simply made an error here, but it’s also possible that they were made aware of the premiere date and didn’t realize Netflix was attempting to keep in under […]
How about directing one of those little comic-book ditties next? “Oh yeah, that’s my plan,” she said. “Why not? My new life philosophy is I’m not going to tell myself no. I’m just going to do stuff until someone else tells me no.”