This week ist all about the Justice League, Stephen King's It and Infinity War! Check it all out!
Jessica Chastain Talks It Part 2
Super talented actress Jessica Chastain recently talked to ScreenRant about the rumors of her playing the grown up version of Beth in the It sequel.
"I love Andy and Barbara [Muschietti]. I worked with them on Andy's directorial debut [Mama]. And, you know, Barbara is one of my best friends so... we'll see. They're my friends. They're like my family. Anything that they're doing I want to be a part of, so I hope we can make it happen."
Since the movie debuted to un-precented hype and success, fans have been guessing on what hollywood stars around 40 years old would be perfect to fill in the shoes of the grown up Losers Club in the horror movie sequel. Chastain's name has been very high on that list for a lot of people (I'd rather see my Adams tho).
JK Simmons has been cast as Jim Gordon for the shared DC film universe for quite some time now and we will finally get our first look at him this week when JL finally enters the cinemas around the world!
In the Official Collectors Edition Magazine of the movie he has talked at length about his character.
"My take on Commissioner Gordon is that he's a badass. But that's an under-appreciated part of who he is, because he's eclipsed by the ultimate badass, Batman. But Gordon is a tough ex-Marine, who worked his way up and can handle himself in the turf of bad guys. Compared to Batman, he's just a regular guy, but compared to most people, he's a champion."
JK Simmons made waves on the web a few years ago when impressively muscular photos of the over 60 year old actor surfaced showing him working out in a gym, in what many people thought was preparation for the role.
"I've just been trying to fight Father Time and stay fit for the last several years. It does work well with the character, but I haven't been specifically getting fit just for it - it's for general life."
Even Batman himself, Ben Affleck, chimed in on the topic of "Gym Gordon" in the magazine's interview part.
"I think he just likes to be ripped [Laughs]. It's a little weird, it's like the Super Hero Commissioner Gordon, who takes his shirt off and stars flexing [Laughs]. J.K.'s just as strong as the members of the Justice League."
"I did another movie with J.K. called The Accountant, and he's a fine actor. I really like him. Obviously he was great in Whiplash, and he's perfect as Commissioner Gordon. J.K. lands a real gravitas to the role. He's got that kind of realism down, where he's just so world weary and gritty. Here's a guy that's been working the beat of Gotham for decades."
I am very excited for JK to be Gordon in hopefully quite a few movies to come. After Gary Oldman he has been a perfect choice for this role, which hopefully will turn out equally great and also very different.
Ben Affleck Talks Justice League
In another interview from the Official Collectors Edition Magazine of the movie, Batman actor Ben Affleck talked about his new role behind the scenes of the upcoming DC team up film, as a producer and how that was different at a movie like this compared to his usual, more real world, non shared universe films.
"It's fun to see storylines cross over and connect with one another. It's not something I've ever had a chance to do previously - this multiple-film connectivity thing. It's pretty cool, all the little Easter Eggs that lead into each other."
He seems to have enjoyed the filming of JL a lot though and talks a little bit about that.
"It's fun to see all the other Justice League characters in their costumes, so you don't feel like the only guy in tights! But other than that, it's pretty surreal when you have Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Superman, and Batman all dressed up. You feel a little bit less like you're performing at a kid's birthday party and more like you're making a pretty cool movie. And it's really impressive to see the work and the energy that went into the aesthetic of these costumes. Ray Fisher doesn't really have a costume as Cyborg, it's all CGI and added in post-production, so he was just wearing pyjamas."
JL is only days away. I am keeping my fingers crossed that I am going to like it as much as BvS, but the change in tone has me a tiny bit scared. We will know more in a few days.
Kevin Feige Talks Avengers Infinity War
In an interview with Collider, about the release of Thor Ragnarok, Marvel Studios big wig Kevin Feige talked a little bit about the filming process of the next Avengers movie Infinity War, which has been very emotional, apparently.
"I don’t know if anything surprises me necessarily, but it is overwhelming. I guess what has surprised me is how emotional it all is. Every day, every dailies, every time an actor that has never interacted with a character comes in contact with a character they’ve never interacted with, it’s amazing. It’s both funny, it’s moving and just seeing all those people together in one spot is—you know me, I like to look ahead. I like to focus on, I’m already in Black Panther world, even though we’re talking about Ragnarok. We keep going. There is something very special about those movies that is happening everyday on set. It’s not just the crew that feels it, or me that feels it, it’s all the cast who are all mega-stars in their own right, yet feel privileged to be doing what they’re doing every day. Joe and Anthony handling it, two movies at the same time, in an unprecedented fashion."
Infinity War is surely the biggest superhero movie of 2018 and I can't wait to see how Marvel will balance a movie that has been described as a heist movie starring über bad guy Thanos and that will also juggle ALL MCU superhero characters at the same time. It will either be absolutely mindlowingly spectacular or crash in a similar awe inspiring fashion. Can't wait to find out.