Captain America, X-Men: First Class, HR Giger, The Dark Tower…
Chris Evans On Playing Captain America
Chris Evans has been telling The Daily Blam! about his approach to playing Captain America: “As far as the physicality goes, that comes from the serum, and I think special effects will help me carry the load. As far as who he is as a man, the reason he’s chosen for this experiment is because he has a pure heart. It’s the morality, the nobility. He’s a real redeeming character to play – it’s exciting to think of playing him. I actually have a friend of mine who I’m modelling the character after. This guy is actually an Eagle Scout; he’s one of those guys who stayed in the Boy Scouts all the way until he was 18. He’s just a good human being. He does the right things, he’s open, he’s honest, he’s sincere, he’s selfless. It’s something that I think everyone aspires to. A lot of time I play characters who don’t have any redeeming quality.”
Kevin Bacon On Playing Sebastian Shaw In X-Men: First Class
In an interview with Philadelphia Style, Kevin Bacon speaks about playing the villainous Sebastian Shaw in X-Men: First Class, revealing that it’s not exactly an all-action role: “I’ll let the younger actors do that. I’m more one of those sit-in-my-chair-and-destroy-the-world type of guys.” Meanwhile, Comic Book Movie has posted an email from actor Greg Savage, who has a small role in the film as a submarine captain, which confirms that the movie deals with the Cuban missile crisis.
HR Giger Working On Alien Prequel?
According to AvPGalaxy, HR Giger’s wife, Carmen Scheifele, has revealed in a German interview that her Swiss hubby – the penis-obsessed artist who designed the original alien – is on board for the prequels which Ridley Scott is currently prepping for production.
Two More Anime Marvels
Comic Book Movie has discovered that Animax, the Japanese company behind the impressive Iron Man and Wolverine anime series, have two more Marvel-based shows in production: Blade and X-Men.
Ron Howard On The Dark Tower
A Beautiful Mind and Willow director Ron Howard has been speaking to Hero Complex about his approach to filming Stephen King’s epic The Dark Tower fantasy series: “Filmically, there are tones in this that I have never used before, tones of fantasy menace and elements of horror and real fear. And there’s the burden, on the characters, of this journey that is really palpable. That’s what we need to get on the screen. I think there’s something about Green Mile or Shawshank Redemption… the complexity and the ballast of them, those are two [King adaptations] where you do get the horror and suspense that’s there on the page. We’re charging ourselves with the responsibility of getting a real understanding of the material and utilizing many of the best aspects of the books and graphic novels.”