Film News – Gugu Mbatha-Raw On Fast Color

One of the most promising actresses in the entertainment industry is Gugu Mbatha-Raw who has had roles in films such as Miss Sloane and the live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast. One of the latest movies she has a lead part in is Fast Color and, in an interview with Collider, she had the opportunity to speak about Fast Color.

Fast Color

Here is what Gugu Mbatha-Raw had to say on what her reaction was when Fast Color came her way and what spoke most to her about this indie superhero movie:

I read the script during the time that I was filming The Cloverfield Paradox. That movie was really intense, and all set in space and all shot on a soundstage, so it was all interiors with a lot of CGI special effects.”

It was big budget sci-fi. It was a very claustrophobic type of story for my character, so to be able to read something like Fast Color was just so refreshing. It was a very raw, authentic, grounded world, set in the desert. Having been on a soundstage, the idea of being out in a wide open space seemed really appealing.”

The idea that it was about three generations of women, and that it was focused on these intimate family relationships, was really intriguing to me. And also, the character of Ruth and the opening of the script totally hooked me in.”

The idea of seeing a woman on the run, who seems to be somewhat wild, in this fight or flight adrenaline zone, where you’re not sure if she’s criminal, what she’s done, who she’s running from, or what she’s running to, I just found her really intriguing, as a character, with the complex and fragile and tough, all at the same time.”

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TV News – Showrunner Joe Pokaski Discusses Cloak and Dagger Season 2

The first episodes in the second season of the Marvel superhero TV show Cloak and Dagger were recently released. This television series has received a lot of praise and it is considered to be a standout comic book show right now. The showrunner for Cloak and Dagger is Joe Pokaski and, in an interview with Collider, he had the chance to discuss Season 2 of Cloak and Dagger.

Cloak and Dagger Season 2

Here is what Joe Pokaski had to say on whether making Season 2 of Cloak and Dagger has been more or perhaps less challenging than the first season:

It’s a little of both. There are certainly easier parts. Going into the pilot, I did not know what Olivia and Aubrey could do. It was a crapshoot.”

We had hundreds of people read, and we cast the best two. But having a season under my belt, watching them always exceed my expectations made it easier, in Season 2, because I don’t think there was a moment in the writers’ room where we created a story and said, “Do you think they can pull this off?” It was never a question of whether it was something physically challenging or subtle, or whatever.”

Origin stories are tough, but you need to pull them off right. Now, we got to take the training wheels off.”

Joe Pokaski also spoke about when he felt the show hit its groove:

I think we had a really strong pilot. I feel like the big tent poles we always saw with the show were Episode 4 and Episode 7 of Season 1. Episode 4 was our transition […] Once Episodes 8, 9 and 10 came, that was our Act 3. I felt like that’s where I knew the show would always be. Once we got there, we always knew that was gonna be the pace of the series, from there on out.”

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Film News – Clark Gregg On Captain Marvel

Anyone would assume that, when Agent Coulson died in The Avengers, Clark Gregg would no longer be playing this character. However, he actually did get the opportunity to continue playing Agent Coulson in various Marvel properties.

For instance, Clark Gregg has had a prominent role in the superhero TV show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and, thanks to de-aging technology, he played a younger Agent Coulson in Captain Marvel, the latest instalment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). In an interview with Collider, Clark Gregg had the opportunity to speak about Captain Marvel.

Captain Marvel

Here is what Clark Gregg had to say about what it was like to work with de-aging technology for Captain Marvel:

There’s not much going on, on the day. You look like yourself with some dots and more hair, both of us. Hilarious thing was his dots were white and my dots were black, which I thought was very like ebony and ivory.”

Yet, that’s it. And we’re kind of looking at each other, grizzled veterans that we are, and going, ‘Oh, shit. We’re younger. We’re younger. I gotta remember to act that.’ So sometimes I’d kind of feel like I let a little old, grizzled, traumatized, beat up Phil Coulson slip into it, and I’d be like, ‘Wait, wait, whoa, whoa. Let me start over.’ Because this is a guy who isn’t even really sure what exactly he signed up for yet.”

He just knows that this guy Fury is cool, and he wants to learn from him I feel like it’s the moment when he’s realizing, ‘oh this is exactly where I’m supposed to be. This is my destiny, is to be part of this, and to work with this guy.’ That’s the process of this movie, which I think is a cool moment in anyone’s life.”

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Film News – Kevin Feige Discusses Guardians of the Galaxy 3 + Avengers: Endgame

Recently, Kevin Feige discussed Captain Marvel and, in the same interview with Collider, he had the chance to also speak about Guardians of the Galaxy 3 and Avengers: Endgame.

Guardians of the Galaxy 3 will be the first Guardians film without James Gunn as the director and Avengers: Endgame will be the superhero movie that ends Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Both films are important for the MCU for different reasons.

Guardians of the Galaxy 3

Kevin Feige said this about whether James Gunn’s script for Guardians of the Galaxy 3 will actually be used:

Yes, we are. That’s as far as I’ll go in terms of anything past Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home, in terms of what we’re doing when. Because as you know, we’ve wanted to focus on Captain Marvel, Endgame, Spider-Man: Far From Home. Finishing out these 23 MCU movies. We have a grand plan going forward. We want to talk about it after Endgame and Far From Home. But as we’ve already confirmed and said, it’s James’ draft.”

Avengers: Endgame

Kevin Feige also spoke about choosing Endgame as the title for Avengers 4 and keeping it a secret for such a long time:

Well, I think I’d said that it all had gotten blown out of proportion to some extent. But it was a spoiler, because if you knew before Infinity Warcame out that the next movie was called Endgame, then you know that there wasn’t an ending to Infinity War. But that had been the title of the movie from the moment we conceived of doing the two films. In large part, because…it’s seeded right there. I mean, it’s seeded in Ultron.”

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Film News – Kevin Feige On Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel, the next instalment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), is about to be released and it is one of the most anticipated movies of 2018 for a lot of film fans. This is particularly the case when you consider that it is going to heavily play into Avengers: Endgame. Fans of the MCU owe Kevin Feige a lot of gratitude for this superhero movie franchise and, in an interview with Collider, he spoke about Captain Marvel.

Captain Marvel

Here is what Kevin Feige had to say about the use of de-aging technology in Captain Marvel and whether any discussions have taken place in regards to movies taking place in earlier decades like the 1960s and 1970s:

Well, this was the movie for a long time that, because of our experience with Hank Pym, as you know, with Tony Stark, making those characters younger in limited scenes.”

Peggy Carter, we did in the top of the first Ant-Man film. We said, ‘We think the technology has gone far enough that we can do an entire movie, that we can have a main character in an entire movie de-aged.’ It helped that the characters, as I said at the press conference, was Clark Gregg and Sam Jackson, because those two haven’t really aged like normal human beings over the past 20 years.”

But I think it was tremendous the way it worked in Captain Marvel, and yeah, I think looking for new ways to use it is fun. I think we used to believe, and I think it used to be true, that you really could only do it for a scene or two. But we got to the point in later stages of finishing this movie, where we forgot. Where we were just used to it.”

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TV News – Matt Bomer On Doom Patrol

DC and Marvel will compete with each other yet again in the near future. They already do this in the film industry and now, thanks to the launch of DC Universe and the imminent release of Disney+, they will compete in the television industry too.

One of the new superhero TV shows on DC Universe is Doom Patrol and Matt Bomer is part of the ensemble cast for this comic book television series. At a Q&A, Matt Bomer talked about Doom Patrol.

Doom Patrol

Matt Bomer had this to say on how familiar he was with the Doom Patrol comic book before he joined the cast:

I wasn’t familiar with (these comics), at all. I grew up with pretty standard comic book fare, as a kid. I was definitely more of a DC kid, but I did not know about Grant Morrison’s comics, or even the ones that predated that.”

“(Executive Producers) Greg Berlanti and Jeremy Carver called me and described this character to me, who they felt, on the outside, was this all-American, Chuck Yeager, golden boy, but on the inside, was one part the Elephant Man and one part Montgomery Clift. I thought, ‘Oh, wow, that’s a really interesting dichotomy to get to play.’ He’s this golden boy on the outside, but inside, he’s always felt like a monster.”

It’s the great allegory of the role that Jeremy so brilliantly came up with. Through this accident, he ultimately becomes what he always felt he was inside. So, his journey over the course of the season is finding a dialogue with himself, where he can learn to accept all of the parts of himself that he felt were unlovable or unacceptable, in the past.”

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Film News – Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse Directors Discuss Franchise Future

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was a worthy winner of Best Animated Film at the 2019 Oscars and a strong argument for this film deserving to receive a Best Picture nomination could absolutely be made.

The success of this animated superhero movie has left a lot of film fans craving for more films in this franchise. In an interview with Collider, the directors of Spider-Verse were given the chance to speak about the future of this franchise.

Spider-Verse Franchise

Here is what they had to say about the future of the Spider-Verse franchise and balancing familiarity and innovation:

RODNEY ROTHMAN: Yeah, it’s a tightrope […] I would say that the goal is to do … to deepen both sides of that equation, you know? To deepen the emotional storytelling, and you know, the story about Miles and his family, just deepen all that, and deepen the sense of experimentation and pushing boundaries visually, and I’m sure there’ll be tethers to what we just did, but I think the hope is that we feel super encouraged by how people responded to the risks that we took, we didn’t know if they were gonna work or not, so I think everyone feels emboldened.

BOB PERSICHETTI: Yeah, I think it becomes about, you know, continue the philosophy of the way the movie got made, as opposed to continue making movies that look the same. Because the way the movie – every choice we made, in pushing the boundaries on the animation style and the visual stylization, even the narrative stylization, all of that stuff was a choice that felt like it was born out of the needs for the story and the movie narratively, and obviously it all compounded to make something feel really cohesive and resonant. If you can take that philosophy forward, that’s the win.

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Film News – Kevin Feige Discusses Eternals

In the next two months, we will have the pleasure of watching both Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame in cinemas. These Marvel superhero films will close out Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and lay the foundation for Phase 4 of this comic book movie franchise.

One of the many MCU movies that will come out in Phase 4 is Eternals and, in an interview with Collider at a press day for Captain Marvel, Kevin Feige had the chance to talk about Eternals.

Eternals

Here is what Kevin Feige had to say on what the plan is for introducing a film like Eternals into the MCU and how the movie will heavily lean into the source material by Jack Kirby:

Everything after Endgame, and after Spider-Man: Far From Home, will be different and be unique, as we try to make every film. But seeing returning characters is certainly something we’re gonna do and want to do.”

But also introducing characters that the majority of the world has never heard of, much like Guardians, much like Avengers before we made Avengers. And there are lots of them.”

Eternals are one group, but we like the idea of introducing an ensemble, doing an ensemble movie from the start, as opposed to building up as we did with the first Avengers. More like Guardians, not tonally, but in terms of introducing a new group of people.”

You were asking about ’60s, and ’70s before. Jack Kirby did an immense, amazing epic with Eternals that spans tens of thousands of years, and that’s also something we haven’t really done, which is why that among many other things post-Endgame, we find appealing.”

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Film News – Lashana Lynch On Captain Marvel

Before we witness the end of Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) with Avengers: Endgame, we have Captain Marvel to look forward to. Brie Larson stars as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel and one of her co-stars is Lashana Lynch who will play Maria Rambeau in this Marvel superhero film. In a roundtable interview, Lashana Lynch was given a platform to discuss Captain Marvel.

Captain Marvel

Here is what Lashana Lynch had to say on what Marvel has allowed her to say about Captain Marvel and her involvement in this comic book movie:

That I’m a part of Marvel now. [Laughs] That’s it! Thanks guys. It’s been great! [Laughs] That she is Maria Rambeau, the mother of Monica, who I know you all know and love like myself. She is a fighter pilot, very strong, very bold, very in control of herself.”

I’d say, in high demand with the industry that she’s in. Her and Brie’s character Carol Danvers are very close friends. They’re best friends, in fact. She had to go through a lot of grief when Carol disappeared and then suddenly she’s back, and she has to kind of reverse that grief and make it work for this picking up of a friendship, which is kind of strange but ends up really beautifully.”

And she’s just an incredible character to play. It’s nice to see someone on the page who doesn’t yet have a fully fleshed personality who you can then inject wherever you want to, and that’s quite a treat for a Marvel character, you know?”

Carol Danvers

Lashana Lynch also talked about what the relationship is like between her character and Carol Danvers:

They have a very dry humor together. You know when you love someone and you pretend like you hate them? They have that. A little bit of a slightly unlikely boisterous, yet very loving, deeply loving, caring sister love. They have a sisterhood about them that is really nice to see in a Marvel movie.”

Carol Danvers is someone who is an aunt to my child, like she is family and that’s why her death takes such a big effect on her life because she actually is her life. They’re in a male-orientated environment and industry. All they have is each other as female fighter pilots. So yeah, they’re extremely close, extremely.”

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Film News – Zachary Levi Discusses Shazam

We all know that the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) has not had an easy existence which made the success of Aquaman even more of an achievement, particularly from a financial perspective. Warner Bros. and DC Comics will absolutely want this success to continue with Shazam! which is set for a release in April 2019.

The star of this film is Zachary Levi and, in a group interview, he had the opportunity to speak about Shazam! in detail.

Shazam!

Zachary Levi said this on playing a superhero in Shazam! that has such enthusiasm:

It’s the best […] I’ve been a comic fan since I was a little kid, but I don’t know it nearly as probably everyone sitting in these chairs, but in many many other people. So, I’m not going to say that there’s not another… There are two characters that I can think of in all of comicdom, including DC and Marvel, and it’s Billy Batson and Peter Parker.”

Those two to me, at least that I know, you get to go on this journey of like, instead of it being, ‘Oh, I have to save the world again [begrudgingly voice]’ or whatever that is. It’s like, [hyper-enthusiastic voice] ‘I get to save the world again.’ It’s that.”

As a nerd who loved and lived this world for so long, and still do to some level, that I don’t have to restrain myself with the fucking coolness factor, is so great.”

I have to act so little. I just get to be me on so many levels. It’s great. It’s really really fun. It’s a pain in the ass doing some of this shit. It’s painstaking. It’s little by little, and little by little, and all the action and how it’s all put together.”

The suit is very very tight. To be perfectly honest, I can only do #1 in it. They have to take the whole thing off to drop a deuce and that’s a pain in the ass. But these are the prices you pay to be a superhero? Fucking sign me up.”

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