“Ocean’s 8” hasn’t even premiered yet, and it’s already given us so much. For starters, photos of castmates Sandra Bullock and Rihanna eating french fries together should be hung somewhere in the Louvre, OK?
But, of course, the all-female spinoff of the popular film franchise has also brought out the worst in internet trolls who have a problem with actresses like Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Rihanna and Bullock taking the reins from George Clooney and Brad Pitt.
Bullock, for one, promises the cast is ready for the seemingly inevitable backlash and has no qualms about going head-to-head with the haters.
“I’ll tell you, we’ve got some feisty women that will fight right back,” Bullock told Entertainment Weekly. “It’s like, let’s just take a breath and let’s just see if we come up with something fun. There should be a moratorium. There should be a rule, you’re not allowed to say anything nasty until after it comes out. Obviously that’s never going to happen.”
The actress cited the troubling reaction to 2016 reboot of “Ghostbusters” as an example of how the internet can put actresses cast in beloved properties “through hell.”
In “Ocean’s 8,” Bullock stars as Debbie Ocean, sister to Clooney’s Danny, who recruits a team of thieves after being locked away in jail for five years. The heist apparently goes down at the annual Met Gala, which is why celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner make cameos in the film.
Bullock also teased that if all goes as planned, the film might spawn its own sequel but she’s hesitant to get ahead of herself.
“Let’s see if we can take the original and then make our own version, sort of pay homage to the ‘Ocean’series,” she said. “If something strikes a chord, an ‘Ocean’s 9’would be ideal.”
To read Bullock’s full interview, head over to Entertainment Weekly.
“Ocean’s 8” hits theaters on June 8.
Sounds like Jon Hamm would be interested in playing Batman
Jon Hamm, future Batman?
“There have been been rumours and speculation about Ben Affleck stepping down as Batman for a long time now — and with the recent reports that Henry Cavill may also be on his way out as Superman, they’ve been given a fresh lease of life.
The question is, who would replace him?
Well, there would probably be no shortage of actors lining up — and it sounds like Jon Hamm is keen to place himself towards the front of the queue.
“It depends on the script, what the story is,” Hamm recently told Graham Bensinger during an In Depth interview, per the Hollywood Reporter. “I am a huge comic book fan, always have been. I’ve read comic books since I was nine or younger. And I’m pretty knowledgeable about a lot of them. And I like the genre, and I like when they’re done well.”
“I’d probably fit the suit.”
Hamm went on to say that he’s heard rumours of fans calling for him to play Batman since the early days of Mad Men — but so far it’s not something he’s ever discussed with anyone.
“I have never been offered anything,” he said. “I think the internet wants what it wants. But, I mean, a lot of people have to sign off on that, obviously not just the internet.”
So would Hamm be interested if someone were to approach him about the role?
“I’d probably fit the suit,” he said. “I’d have to work out a lot, which I don’t love. But, I am sure there’s an interesting version of that being out there.
“And if they wanted to tap me on the shoulder and ask me to do it, why not?”
Why not, indeed.”
‘Guardians’ star Dave Bautista: ‘I dont know if I want to work for Disney’
“I dont know if I want to work for Disney.”
The ousting of James Gunn from the third Guardians of the Galaxy film has left Dave Bautista incensed.
In an interview on Saturday, the Hollywood star — who plays Drax — told The Jonathan Ross Show that his future in the third film of the franchise is in doubt.
“It’s a bittersweet conversation. No, it’s a bitter-bitter conversation, because I’m not really happy with what they’ve done with James Gunn,” he said.
“They’re putting the movie off. It’s on hold indefinitely. And to be honest with you, I don’t know if I want to work for Disney.”
“Bautista has long threatened to cut ties if Gunn wasn’t given his job back, telling ShortList that he would “ask [Marvel] to release me from my contract, cut me out or recast me.”
Back in July, Gunn was ousted as director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 after inappropriate tweets written years ago were unearthed, and last month, Disney and Marvel finally closed the door to giving him a second chance.
“I’ve been very vocal about the way I feel. I am not afraid to admit how I feel,” Bautista told the show.
It might be surprising to hear an actor be so outspoken against his employers (especially since others would just opt to shut up and take the money) but as Bautista puts it: “I don’t think I’m your typical Hollywood guy.”
Ethan Hawke: superhero movies are overrated
The actor has drawn anger for comments suggesting that commercial concerns are behind presentation of films such as Logan as highbrow entertainment
The actor Ethan Hawke has questioned the quality of superhero films, saying that even the most praised are not Bresson … not Bergman. But they talk about it like it is.
In an interview with the Film Stage, Hawke discussed what he saw as the increasing marginalisation of indie movies at the multiplex.
Now we have the problem that they tell us Logan is a great movie, he said. Well, its a great superhero movie. It still involves people in tights with metal coming out of their hands. Its not Bresson. Its not Bergman. But they talk about it like it is.
Logan, in which Hugh Jackman played an ageing Wolverine, won acclaim for what many saw as an emotional depth unusual in the genre. Its screenplay won nominations from the Academy Awards and Writers Guild of America.
Hawke continued: I went to see Logan cos everyone was like, This is a great movie and I was like, Really? No, this is a fine superhero movie. Theres a difference, but big business doesnt think theres a difference. Big business wants you to think that this is a great film because they wanna make money off of it.
Hawkes comments met with a mixed reception online, where many accused him of pretentiousness.
The actor who is currently winning acclaim for his performance in Paul Schraders First Reformed was accused of a similar elitism five years ago, when he attacked the Oscars for celebrating forgettable, stupid movies and mediocre performers.
Making a priority of chasing these fake carrots and money and dubious accolades, was, he said, I think, really destructive.
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