This week we take a look at the Avengers from Infinity War, Tom Hardy training for Venom and McFarlane's Spawn dreams! All this and more in this weeks Geekly!
Tom Hardy's Venom Training
Tom Hardy has been cast as the Eddie Brock version of Venom a while ago now and the Spider-Man villain spin off movie is currently shooting for a release on October 5th 2018! Tom_ Hardy_Italia shared a video of Tom Hardy's training for the role on youtube, which you can check out above! It shows Hardy's preparation with boxing and MMA fighting for the role. The trainers hint at this Venom being "one of the darkest, most powerful super-villains that Marvel has ever created.".
"He's got power. I like that. I like that he's got that fire in him because he's not just acting. He's really got it, and it's good to see someone have it because then they'll live the character and that should come across."
Hardy is an awesome actor who always takes his roles very seriously, so I can't wait to see him being Venom, after being an incredible Bane already on the DC side of the genre. Now let's only hope that Tom Holland's Spidey will also factor into this film!
Denis Villeneuve Talks Blade Runner 2049 Women
Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner sequel was a sure fire hit with the critics, but sadly failed to make much of a dent financially. Next to that a lot of people had problems with the way the movie portrays its female characters. The director now talked about that with Vanity Fair.
"I am very sensitive to how I portray women in movies. This is my ninth feature film and six of them have women in the lead role. The first Blade Runner was quite rough on the women; something about the film noir aesthetic. But I tried to bring depth to all the characters. For Joi, the holographic character, you see how she evolves. It’s interesting, I think."
"What is cinema? Cinema is a mirror on society. Blade Runner is not about tomorrow; it’s about today. And I’m sorry, but the world is not kind on women,"
"There’s a sense in American cinema: you want to portray an ideal world. You want to portray a utopia. That’s good—dreams for a better world, to advocate for something better, yes. But if you look at my movies, they are exploring today’s shadows. The first Blade Runner is the biggest dystopian statement of the last half century. I did the follow-up to that, so yes, it’s a dystopian vision of today. Which magnifies all the faults. That’s what I’ll say about that."
I actually agree with him, as I saw no problem with the portrayal of women in the sci-fi film.
Vanity Fair Avengers Infinity War Covers
Vanity Fair debuted their next covers online today, which will focus on the next Avengers movie: Infinity War! Check out the covers right here!
I am absolutely excited to find out if Thor will really have Mjolnir back in the film, or if this was just added to the cover and I really dig his new suit. Other stand outs are the new look for Black Widow and a new look at Spidey!
McFarlane Talks Spawn Movie
Todd McFarlane, Image founder and Spawn creator, has been talking a big game about his Spawn reboot film since the early 2000s. The movie is now actually close to becoming a reality, as the script is actually done and a deal to produce the movie has been made with Blumhouse Productions to start filming next year. McFarlane now talked to comicbook.com about the project and how he tries to keep the film in the right budget range, which will probably be around 10 million.
"You know what, you know this is sort of the sort of uninteresting part of making movies maybe, to people, I don't know, but there are different places that give incentives for you to come and shoot the movies there. So, we're going to be looking at all those given that, you know we're not going to have a big budget so we're going to want to stretch it as far as we can, right. And so, but, at the same time given that this world takes place in New York, we're going to have to be in a place that can be somewhat convincing at times, especially for some exterior shots, though my guess I'll probably have to do a couple pick up shots actually here in New York City, but you know so you're looking at places like Detroit, and Cleveland and, I'm Canadian, Toronto."
"I think those are spots you can shoot and there are areas that you can do convincing New York stock especially given you know I'm not down in the stories built around Wall Street. I don't need those buildings. It's in sort of the grungier parts of town so I can find that at in other places. So, we're going to evaluate all that so cause, again, if you save $100,000 here, $200,000 here, half a million dollars here, it may allow you to do another trick or go get another actor or something. you're basically just moving the financial pieces around to get the most bang for your buck and we're going to do all that."
The Spawn film will probably focus on the detectives Twitch and Sam and not on Spawn itself. McFarlane earlier revealed that there won't likely not even be a single full body shot of Spawn and that the character will always be hidden in darkness, more like they used the shark in the first Jaws. The movie is supposed to start shooting in February, so we will hear news on casting and stuff like that very soon.