Former Doctor in BBC Sci-Fi show 'Doctor Who', Christopher Eccleston has made clear how the show 'nearly destroyed his career' and that G.I Joe and Thor: The Dark World made him 'want to cut my throat'
In an interview with The Guardian (UK Newspaper), he states:
“Working on something like GI Joe was horrendous. I just wanted to cut my throat every day. And Thor? Just a gun in your mouth. Gone in 60 Seconds was a good experience. Nic Cage is a gentleman and fantastic actor. But GI Joe and Thor were … I really paid for being a whore those times.”
Not one to mince his words, Eccleston has already drawn some controversy in the past for leaving Doctor Who after one season in 2005 after he claimed to have multiple disputes while on the show, and later for declining to make a cameo in the 50th anniversary special The Day Of The Doctor. While the actor has spoken positively of working with the cast and crew, he didn’t seem to like the corporate environment surrounding the show. In The Guardian interview, he also explains he was essentially "blacklist" by the BBC for departing the show, which is part of the reason he went to America to work on movies like Thor: The Dark World in the first place.
Filmmaker Tommy Wiseau has taken on the role of The Joker, albeit as part of an open audition tape. Best known for his work on the 2003 cult classic film The Room, Wiseau saw his star rise last year in the wake of the release of The Disaster Artist, which was based around the making of The Room and featured James Franco playing the infamous Tommy Wiseau. Since its release, Wiseau has begun to (very publicly) lobby for the role of The Joker, who is set to star in a solo film by director Todd Phillips.
The audition tape can be viewed here:
However, this seems unlikely to come to any fruition as in addition to managing his line of underwear, Wiseau is also reportedly hard at work on adapting The Room into a Broadway stage-play.
Early last month, Josh Brolin (Cable) announced that he was coming back on set for Deadpool 2 re-shoots. At the time, no one viewed the matter as a cause for concern considering how the actor shared the news. However, early this week, speculation started to go around online that the Ryan Reynolds-led film wasn’t testing well – causing us fans to be worried. However, these rumours were later quashed and it seems these re-shoots are to merely add more Cable and Zazie Beets' Domino.
The full statement can be read here:
“Both crowds in these screenings said they love Josh Brolin as Cable, they love Domino, but that they would like to see more of both characters in the movie. This is obviously not talking about other things that we’re not allowed to talk about… The two main things were Cable, Domino, everyone loved both characters, they wanted to see more. So when everyone in an audience gives notes and says ‘we want more Domino, we want more Cable,’ the smart play for the studio is, especially in the competitive summer is, ‘okay, how can we do that? how can we add these characters?’ So what happened was in February or whenever it was, they did additional photography, where, guess what, they added Cable, or more Cable and they added more Domino. And so that’s the main thing about the additional photography. There was no train-wreck.”
There were already rumours that Danny Boyle had landed the job as director for Bond 25, however speaking at a special screening for his new FX show Trust, he told the press that Bond 25 is next on his list:
"We are working on a script right now. And it all depends on that really. I am working on a Richard Curtis script at the moment. We hope to start shooting that in 6 or 7 weeks. Then Bond would be right at the end of the year. But we are working on them both right now. We’ve got an idea, John Hodge, the screenwriter, and I have got this idea, and John is writing it at the moment. And it all depends on how it turns out. It would be foolish of me to give any of it away.”
After Spectre's mixed reactions, how this final instalment for the Daniel Craig saga wraps us has a lot to accomplish.
Ava DuVernay ('A Wrinkle In Time') is set to join the DC universe by directing New Gods. She confirmed this via her twitter page. Deadline reports Ava DuVernay will direct New Gods for WB next year, and with her deal closing, they will now look to find a screenwriter to help bring DuVernay’s vision to life. In the Justice League, the film’s main villain Steppenwolf and his treasured Mother Boxes all came from the New Gods.
The New Gods were created by Jack Kirby and include such iconic characters like Darkseid and Big Barda – a personal favorite comic book character for DuVernay. She became the first female of colour to ever direct a movie with a budget over $100 million thanks to A Wrinkle In Time.
Avengers: Infinity War will be a “mind-blowingly epic” film that will take audiences straight to the action, according to Doctor Strange himself, Benedict Cumberbatch. Bringing together most of the MCU, namely the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, it will also bring together relative newcomers such as Spider-Man, Doctor-Strange, Black Panther and Ant-Man- the New Avengers. The latest Avengers 3 trailer gave us a closer look at Thanos and the Infinity Gauntlet as well as some of the aforementioned superheroes teaming up, promising a film like audiences have never seen before- the breakdown of which you can see here: avengers-infinity-war-trailer-2-breakdown.html
When asked what he thought when reading the script, he states: “Well, that’s a loaded question, because I’m not supposed to have read the script. But I have. It’s just mind-blowingly epic. What I thought is, this just doesn’t stop. Once it starts, it does. Not. Stop. It’s just this horrible, brilliant, terrifying, at times funny, at times very moving, relentless action. It’s like everyone’s constantly in crisis, and catching up with themselves, and it’s really breathless to read a script like that. This isn’t a slow burn. You’re really thrown in helter-skelter. [Laughs] It’s got a lot of facets to it, but I think the main one for me was just how utterly relentless the events and action were”.
In just a few hours, Avengers: Infinity War quickly broke the record for best-selling superhero movie ever in advanced ticket sales. The anticipation for Infinity War is on another level when compared to fellow blockbusters. Marvel Studios has been building towards the epic team-up for 10 years, and now they’re entering the final few days and weeks of marketing.
Deadline reports Avengers: Infinity War quickly became the best-selling superhero movie for Fandango in just six hours. That is all the time it needed to surpass every other MCU movie, including the most recent one to hold this title, Black Panther, as well as Warner Bros.’ Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, which held the all-time record.
When Black Panther‘s pre-sales matched Captain America: Civil War, many were hesitant to think it would actually surpass its opening weekend. If it only took six hours to top Black Panther (a film that opened over $200M domestically and has since earned over $1B) and every other MCU movie, Infinity War could be poised to do ridiculously high numbers.
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