Tom Holland was told to watch original Star Wars movies after blunder

Tom Holland was jokingly scolded when he confessed he had never seen the original Star Wars trilogy.The British actor made his debut as Spider-Man in Joe and Anthony Russo’s blockbuster Captain America: Civil War back in 2016, and the filmmakers reveal…

Tom Holland was jokingly scolded when he confessed he had never seen the original Star Wars trilogy.

The British actor made his debut as Spider-Man in Joe and Anthony Russo’s blockbuster Captain America: Civil War back in 2016, and the filmmakers revealed they schooled the young star after discovering he was a Star Wars novice.

Holland admitted to the Russo Brothers that he hadn’t seen the iconic films, so he didn’t understand the Star Wars reference his character made during his breakout scene as the web-slinging superhero.

“We were stunned,” Joe laughed during an episode of their Instagram Live series Russo Bros. Pizza Film School. “We adore Tom, but I’ll tell you, getting to know Tom, Tom is a young man. He is a very young man. We’ve since gotten him to invest some of his time watching some older films, hence the Pizza Film School. Holland needed to go to Pizza Film School.”

In the scene, Peter Parker asks his fellow superheroes if they remember a scene in “that really old movie” The Empire Strikes Back as he brings down a giant Ant-Man with his web, similar to how Antilles brings down an AT-AT Walkers with a tow cable in the 1980 sci-fi film.

“I have to tell you, I actually got really excited when he said he hadn’t seen it because the idea was so novel to me and unexpected. I was like, ‘This is fantastic,'” Anthony recalled. “Tom is a guy whose sensibilities we really admire and value, and it’s like, ‘Oh my God, we get to tap into his sensibilities and they’re unaffected by Star Wars.’ I was very excited by that.”

While they denied they forced Holland to watch the original sci-fi trilogy, they confessed they’d given him enough grief.

“I think we’ve since busted his chops enough that he’s seen it,” Joe quipped.

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Paul Rudd still feels like an ‘imposter’ in Hollywood

Paul Rudd sometimes feels like he’s an “imposter” in the acting industry and not as talented as his co-stars. The actor made his movie debut in 1995 teen classic Clueless, and throughout his 25-year career, he has starred in films such as Romeo + Juli…

Paul Rudd sometimes feels like he’s an “imposter” in the acting industry and not as talented as his co-stars.

The actor made his movie debut in 1995 teen classic Clueless, and throughout his 25-year career, he has starred in films such as Romeo + Juliet, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Role Models, Ant-Man, and the most recent Avengers instalments.

Despite having a long and successful career, Rudd has admitted he still feels like he’s not as good as his colleagues.

“I still have that feeling – ‘I’m an imposter, I’m not as good as the people I’m working with,’ or I feel I just don’t have it,” he confessed to British actor Abubakar Salim as part of the BAFTA Breakthrough mentoring scheme, according to Yahoo!

However, Rudd explained that he feels more comfortable if he has written or produced the project, or if he is working with actors he’s collaborated with before.

“I feel like with that stuff it gets a little easier; if I’ve worked on the script it’s a little easier because I know it more and I’ve worked on it from the ground up so I think maybe I feel a little bit more comfortable,” the 51-year-old continued. “I’ve also been lucky too to work with some of the same people and, if I work with people I’ve worked with more than once and we are all on the same page, those experiences I think I probably feel a little less stressed.”

The Captain America: Civil War star will next be seen in cinemas in Ghostbusters: Afterlife. The feature was originally meant to be released in July but will now come out in March 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Peyton Reed to direct Ant-Man 3

Peyton Reed has officially signed up to direct the third Ant-Man movie.The filmmaker helmed the first and second instalments of Marvel franchise, and according to editors at The Hollywood Reporter, is now set to once again re-team with Paul Rudd, who p…

Peyton Reed has officially signed up to direct the third Ant-Man movie.

The filmmaker helmed the first and second instalments of Marvel franchise, and according to editors at The Hollywood Reporter, is now set to once again re-team with Paul Rudd, who plays the titular superhero.

The 55-year-old was brought in to replace Edgar Wright on 2015’s Ant-Man, after the Brit left the project following creative differences.

Ant-Man 3 will join the other movies planned for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including sequels to Black Panther, Doctor Strange and the fourth instalment of Chris Hemsworth’s Thor saga.

Sources told the outlet that Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Thor: Love and Thunder will shoot before Ant-Man 3.

The first Ant-Man grossed more than $519 million (£401 million) worldwide back in 2015, with last year’s Ant-Man and the Wasp raking in more than $622 million (£481 million).

As well as Rudd returning as Scott Lang and his tiny alter-ego, Evangeline Lilly is expected to be back as Hope van Dyne/The Wasp, with the cast also including Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, Judy Greer, Michael Pena, David Dastmalchian and Tip ‘T.I.’ Harris.

Production is expected to start at the end of next year, with a possible release date of 2022. Marvel boss Kevin Feige is serving as producer on the project.

It will be Rudd’s fifth venture out as Ant-Man, having had two standalone films and appeared in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War and this year’s blockbuster, Avengers: Endgame.

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Evangeline Lilly regrets her behaviour on photoshoot with Peter Lindbergh

Evangeline Lilly has regrets over her behaviour on a 2008 photoshoot with Peter Lindbergh.The German photographer and film director, known for his portraits and cinematic images, passed away on 3 September at the age of 74, and tributes poured in from …

Evangeline Lilly has regrets over her behaviour on a 2008 photoshoot with Peter Lindbergh.

The German photographer and film director, known for his portraits and cinematic images, passed away on 3 September at the age of 74, and tributes poured in from the likes of Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, while actresses Julianne Moore and Charlize Theron praised Lindbergh’s kindness and ability to empower his subjects.

However, Lost star Evangeline has now recalled in an Instagram post her experience shooting campaign images with the photographer for the Davidoff Cool Water Woman perfume in 2008, and candidly shared that she treated Lindbergh poorly while on location in Antigua.

“Peter’s death has a particular pang because it represents lost (pun fully intended) opportunities in my life. I have so much pain surrounding my body as a sexual object,” she wrote, before explaining that she was feeling conflicted about her career and fame at the time of the shoot. “I worked with Peter on a fragrance campaign. I didn’t want to be there. I didn’t want to be there, wet, in the ocean, in a bathing suit, seducing a camera. I did it for the money. And as a result, despite all of the accolades he came with, Peter, the photographer, was the enemy.”

Evangeline added that she couldn’t relax at all, and accordingly, vented her anger and frustration on set.

“I missed the opportunity to have a special man show me the other side of our industry, the side that is artful, connected, classy and mature, and maybe even show me another side of myself,” the 40-year-old lamented.

Evangeline concluded her post, alongside images from the Davidoff campaign, by telling her followers that she wished she would have been able to be photographed by Lindbergh now she is “a mature woman who would be able to meet his eye and receive.”

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Paul Rudd to star in new Ghostbusters movie

Paul Rudd has officially joined the cast of the upcoming Ghostbusters movie.The Ant-Man star unveiled the news in a video posted to the official Twitter account for the film on Thursday, with the footage showing him stood in front of the iconic Ghostbu…

Paul Rudd has officially joined the cast of the upcoming Ghostbusters movie.

The Ant-Man star unveiled the news in a video posted to the official Twitter account for the film on Thursday, with the footage showing him stood in front of the iconic Ghostbusters headquarters in New York.

Noting he “loved” the original movies, Paul went on to explain that he was thrilled to be cast in the star-studded project by director Jason Reitman.

“When I heard that Jason Reitman was going to be doing a new version in the fall… my agent called (him) and said, ‘Hey Jason, we hear there’s a part of a young, semi-young strapping man, that needs to be cast, who you gonna call?'” the 50-year-old stated, referring to the famous line from the movie. “When I heard they were going to call me, well as you can imagine, I nearly slimed myself. I can’t wait to join the cast this fall for Ghostbusters. In fact, I’m sliming myself right now.”

The clip was captioned, “Look who accepted the call. #GB20.”

The Leftovers actress Carrie Coon, Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard, and child actress Mckenna Grace have also been attached to parts in the movie, while original castmembers Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Sigourney Weaver may make appearances too.

The Juno moviemaker is directing and co-writing the next instalment of the Ghostbusters franchise, following on from the 1984 and 1989 films directed by his father Ivan Reitman.

The sequel, which will be produced by Ivan, will be released by Sony Pictures in summer 2020 and is due to begin filming soon, with the script co-written by Gil Kenan.

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Paul Rudd: ‘Avengers: Endgame was like working on Friends’

Paul Rudd found working on Avengers: Endgame to be similar to his time on Friends. The actor, who plays Ant-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, previously starred in the popular U.S. sitcom as Mike Hannigan, starting from season nine in 2002. At th…

Paul Rudd found working on Avengers: Endgame to be similar to his time on Friends.

The actor, who plays Ant-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, previously starred in the popular U.S. sitcom as Mike Hannigan, starting from season nine in 2002.

At the time, Rudd found it to be a big deal to join Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer, who had already been working together for years, and he has now shared that he had a comparable experience on the set of the upcoming superhero feature.

“It’s the one experience I could say felt a little similar, where I kind of join this group… even though I used ‘join’ in quotes – it was like, I get to act in scenes with some iconic characters and actors in the Avengers and it felt a little bit like that, where I came onto Friends, and it was season nine,” he told Entertainment Tonight, adding of his time on Friends. “It was certainly massive for me. I had never been a part of anything that had that kind of viewership. Everybody was very nice, but I never could quite get over the fact that I was sitting in Central Perk, and I just really didn’t want to get in the way.

“I knew no one was tuning in for Mike Hannigan, so I was like, ‘Oh wow, I’m just going to sit back and kind of observe and enjoy this ride.'”

And while he’s a relative newbie on the set of the Avengers films, Rudd was excited to be starring alongside long-time superheroes Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Robert Downey Jr., and fellow Marvel newcomer, Captain Marvel actress Brie Larson.

“Brie is so, so cool. Not just her character, but (how) she is kind of handling the situation. (She) kind of stepped into everything pretty easily, I think,” the 50-year-old gushed.

Avengers: Endgame begins hitting cinemas around the world from 24 April (19).

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Ant-Man and the Wasp director dreamed of casting Michelle Pfeiffer

Ant-Man and the Wasp director Peyton Reed had long-hoped to cast Michelle Pfeiffer in the Marvel franchise.The Hollywood icon was a surprise addition to the cast of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movie, which stars Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly i…

Ant-Man and the Wasp director Peyton Reed had long-hoped to cast Michelle Pfeiffer in the Marvel franchise.

The Hollywood icon was a surprise addition to the cast of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movie, which stars Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly in the titular roles as well as Michael Douglas as Hank Pym – the original Ant-Man.

Reed recently opened up about Michelle’s role as Janet Van Dyne, the original Wasp, and explained that he had woven the character’s flashback appearance in 2015’s Ant-Man in the hopes of persuading the 60-year-old actress to join the cast.

“We used a double on the first movie,” he explained to The Hollywood Reporter. “But the whole thing was, ‘I want her to look like Michelle Pfeiffer because that would be my dream casting for Wasp.’ We cast this woman to be in the mask who had really saucer-like, Michelle Pfeiffer eyes.”

The Batman Returns actress disappeared from the limelight for more than a decade, before reappearing in Darren Aronofsky’s 2017 feature Mother! And Reed admitted it wasn’t easy to get Michelle on board with the superhero project.

“I had no idea if she would even be remotely interested in doing this kind of a movie again or how she’d feel about it,” the 54-year-old continued. “She came over and sat in one of the conference rooms, just the two of us at Marvel and kind of talked through who Janet Van Dyne was in the comics and who she might be in this movie.”

After giving the actress some of the comics and explaining that the production would beef up Janet’s two-dimensional portrayal, Michelle signed on for the role.

“We talked about what it could be, and I wanted her input throughout in terms of the character, without giving too much away,” Reed added. “But for me, it was a thrill to be working with her, because she is incredible.”

Ant-Man and the Wasp opens in cinemas from 6 July (18).

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Paul Rudd baffled by Taiwan press trip for Ant-Man sequel

Actor Paul Rudd has no idea why he was sent to Taiwan to promote Ant-Man and the Wasp weeks before its premiere, because they couldn’t even screen the movie. The star reprises his role as Marvel superhero Ant-Man for the follow-up to his 2015 release,…

Actor Paul Rudd has no idea why he was sent to Taiwan to promote Ant-Man and the Wasp weeks before its premiere, because they couldn’t even screen the movie.

The star reprises his role as Marvel superhero Ant-Man for the follow-up to his 2015 release, and jetted off to the city of Taipei in mid-June (18) to promote the upcoming blockbuster.

Paul enjoyed exploring the Taiwanese capital, but he is still a little confused about the timing of the trip, on which he was joined by co-star Evangeline Lilly, who portrays the Wasp, because the high-profile red carpet event held for the film didn’t include an actual screening.

“Taiwan was an amazing place,” he told breakfast show Good Morning America. “(I’d) never been there… and people were so friendly and it was… kind of strange…

“What was weird was there was a big red carpet event but we didn’t show the movie. It was this press tour but because it was a while ago and the movie hadn’t come out yet, they (studio officials) didn’t have the movie to show them, so we just kinda sat around, I made dumplings on TV, but it was cool. It was a neat place to visit.”

Ant-Man and the Wasp had its world premiere in Los Angeles on Monday (25Jun18), and will open in some theatres worldwide next week (begs02Jul18), but fans in countries like the U.K., Italy, Portugal, and Japan will have to wait until August (18), because Disney and Marvel bosses didn’t want the box office figures to suffer from interest in the soccer World Cup tournament.

Admitting this will be one of his longest press tours to date, Paul explained, “Well, the World Cup has kind of affected the way the movie’s being released so it’s going to be going throughout most of the summer.”

One Marvel devotee even launched a failed campaign online in May (18) to urge studio chiefs to reconsider the staggered roll out of the film, insisting many superhero fans have no interest in the sporting extravaganza, which runs until 15 July (18) and are more concerned about spoilers leaking before it’s even opened in local cinemas.

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Michael Douglas was ‘jealous’ of Paul Rudd’s comedic lines in Ant-Man sequel

Michael Douglas grew “a little jealous” of Paul Rudd while filming the new Ant-Man sequel, because his co-star was given all the funny lines. The two actors reunite for Ant-Man and the Wasp, in which Michael returns as Dr. Hank Pym, the scientist who …

Michael Douglas grew “a little jealous” of Paul Rudd while filming the new Ant-Man sequel, because his co-star was given all the funny lines.

The two actors reunite for Ant-Man and the Wasp, in which Michael returns as Dr. Hank Pym, the scientist who first created and became the titular shrinking superhero, with Paul reprising his role as the new incarnation of Ant-Man.

The Wall Street star has nothing but good things to say about Paul, but admits he was slightly annoyed to discover he was lumped with all of the technical jargon in the movie, and wasn’t given the opportunity to add any comedic moments for himself.

“He’s a lovely, lovely man, he’s just a great guy, very talented,” Michael shared of Paul.

“(I’m) a little jealous in this picture,” the 73-year-old confessed. “He’s got a great sense of comedy. I had to kinda carry the storyline, you know, all that (scientific) stuff. Anyone wants to talk about the quantum realm, I’m your man!

“I’d work my way through a scene, talking away, and old Paul would have a little funny moment right at the end to sort of just steal the scene!”

Michael will likely be hoping to crack a few jokes of his own onscreen if Marvel studio bosses decide to add another Ant-Man film to the franchise, although he recently proposed the idea of a prequel, focusing more on the background of Dr. Pym.

“How about getting Hank back to his prime age as the Original Ant-Man and kick some serious a**?” he excitedly told Screen Rant. “I’m ready. I’m geared. I need a good stunt double. You know, I’ll find him, but now you can make me look 40 years younger (with computer-generated imagery), let’s do the whole job!”

Director Peyton Reed previously used CGI technology to make Michael look years younger for a flashback scene in the original Ant-Man release.

Ant-Man and the Wasp, starring Evangeline Lilly as Pym’s daughter, aka the Wasp, opens in theatres from next week (ends06Jul18).

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Michael Douglas keen for Ant-Man prequel

Michael Douglas is up for an Ant-Man prequel focusing on his character Dr. Hank Pym.Paul Rudd is back as the miniature Marvel hero in new flick Ant-Man and the Wasp, which hits cinemas from next month (Jul18), with Evangeline Lilly returning as Hope va…

Michael Douglas is up for an Ant-Man prequel focusing on his character Dr. Hank Pym.

Paul Rudd is back as the miniature Marvel hero in new flick Ant-Man and the Wasp, which hits cinemas from next month (Jul18), with Evangeline Lilly returning as Hope van Dyne/ Wasp and Michael as Hank.

And Michael thinks fans would also appreciate a feature focused solely on Hank, a scientist who was Ant-Man when he appeared in Marvel Comics in the ’60s.

“I’d like to see him, if there’s magic, we do movie magic in terms of flashbacks. How about getting Hank back to his prime age as the Original Ant-Man and kick some serious a*s?” the 73-year-old excitedly told Screen Rant.

“I’m ready. I’m geared. I need a good stunt double. You know, I’ll find him, but now you can make me look 40 years younger let’s do the whole job!”

Editors have already made Michael look younger in his role as Hank, using de-ageing technology for a flashback scene in 2015’s Ant-Man.

For the upcoming sequel, Bobby Cannavale, T.I. and Michael Pena are also returning to the franchise, while Michelle Pfeiffer and Laurence Fishburne are among the cast newcomers.

In an interview with Variety, Michelle, who portrays Hank’s wife and Hope’s mother Janet, the original Wasp, said she signed on to Peyton Reed’s new film after becoming a fan of the original.

“It had this great sense of humour about it, and just this unusual tone,” she said. “This new script has the same thing, it’s nicely written.”

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