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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Marisa Tomei regrets playing maternal roles in movies

Marisa Tomei regrets starting to play maternal roles in film.The 55-year-old actress has become well-known in recent years for portraying Peter Parker’s mother figure Aunt May opposite Tom Holland in Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Endgame, and H…

Marisa Tomei regrets starting to play maternal roles in film.

The 55-year-old actress has become well-known in recent years for portraying Peter Parker’s mother figure Aunt May opposite Tom Holland in Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Endgame, and Holland’s two Spider-Man movies, and in her latest film, The King of Staten Island, she plays Pete Davidson’s mother.

When asked if she was concerned about being boxed into mom roles, she confessed she regrets heading down that path with her acting career.

“I really regret starting down this road and I really regret starting to do that. I was, you know, talked into it… that change, and I really always felt like, ‘Oh, I could play a lot of things’. Honestly, it’s (playing a mum) probably more of a stretch than other things,” she candidly told Collider.

“I think every actor and actress has a lot of dimensions to them and if the scope of what is being written and being made is narrow, and you want to keep working, you do what you can. I tried it. It was maybe not the right road, but you know, I do try to make the most of it,” the Oscar-winning actress sadly lamented.

Despite the setback, the My Cousin Vinny star hopes to eventually land a role in which she plays a villain, or even star in a “screwball” romantic comedy.

“(I’d like to play) the femme fatale, and (be) in a (film) noir. I still think there are other aspects of even romantic comedies. I really love them, but you know really at a screwball level. There’s so many roles,” she shared.

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J.K. Simmons confirms he’s signed on for two more Spider-Man sequels

J.K. Simmons has confirmed he has signed on to star in two more Spider-Man sequels.The 65-year-old made his debut as Daily Bugle editor J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man back in 2002, and reprised his character for a post-credits scene in last…

J.K. Simmons has confirmed he has signed on to star in two more Spider-Man sequels.

The 65-year-old made his debut as Daily Bugle editor J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man back in 2002, and reprised his character for a post-credits scene in last year’s Spider-Man: Far From Home, which starred Tom Holland as the latest incarnation of the web-slinging superhero.

And Simmons has now revealed he signed on for at least two more sequels when he agreed to bring back the outspoken editor-in-chief on the big screen.

“I don’t know if I would use the word ‘expect’,” he said on PeopleTV’s Couch Surfing. “When we signed on for the first movie we signed a contract to do two sequels as well.

“That’s always a one-sided, well not always, but in my case, a one-sided contract where you’re committed to do it but they’re not necessarily committed to use your character in the ensuing movies.”

He also praised Raimi, who helmed the original Spider-Man trilogy starring Tobey Maguire, and Jon Watts, who directed Far From Home, for working together to unite the different franchises.

“It was great to have the opportunity as these things evolve to be one of the holdovers from the previous version,” Simmons added.

Elsewhere in the interview, the Oscar-winning actor joked that wants to play the father of every famous Chris in Hollywood, following his recent work with Chris Evans on the Apple+ TV series, Defending Jacob, and Chris Pratt on The Tomorrow War.

“My career plan now is to play the father of every handsome, blue-eyed movie star stud named Chris,” he joked. “So if you’re casting out there I’m looking – Chris Pine, I’m available, and Chris Hemsworth – in either order, I mean we don’t have to go alphabetical.”

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Doug Liman to direct Tom Cruise’s space movie

Doug Liman is to direct Tom Cruise in a movie filmed in space. Earlier this month, it was reported that the Mission: Impossible actor was teaming up with Elon Musk’s aerospace company SpaceX and officials at America’s National Aeronautics and Space Ad…

Doug Liman is to direct Tom Cruise in a movie filmed in space.

Earlier this month, it was reported that the Mission: Impossible actor was teaming up with Elon Musk’s aerospace company SpaceX and officials at America’s National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to make the first-ever feature film to be shot in outer space, and the news was swiftly confirmed by NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine, who revealed it would be filmed on the International Space Station (ISS).

Now, editors at Deadline have revealed that Cruise came up with the idea with his frequent collaborator Liman, who has directed the actor in Edge of Tomorrow and American Made. In addition to directing, Liman is also writing the first draft of the screenplay and will produce alongside Cruise.

However, back in 2018, The Terminator director James Cameron revealed to Empire magazine that he discussed making a movie on the ISS with Cruise many years ago.

“I actually talked to (Cruise) about doing a space film in space, about 15 years ago,” he said. “I said, ‘Tom, you and I, we’ll get two seats on the Soyuz (spacecraft), but somebody’s gotta train us as engineers.’ Tom said, ‘No problem, I’ll train as an engineer.’ We had some ideas for the story, but it was still conceptual.”

Liman and Cruise, who are both pilots, have work on other projects to complete before focusing on the space movie. Liman, who has also directed Mr. & Mrs. Smith and The Bourne Identity, is currently in post-production on Chaos Walking, starring Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland, while Cruise is to reprise his role as Ethan Hunt for two more Mission: Impossible movies, which were due to begin filming before the coronavirus caused the production to shut down. He will also be heading out on a promotional tour for Top Gun: Maverick, which was pushed from summer to December due to the health crisis.

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Spider-Man 3 and Doctor Strange 2 release dates pushed back

The upcoming instalments in the Spider-Man and Doctor Strange franchises have both been pushed back by four months due to the coronavirus pandemic.Sony executives announced a further reshuffle of their release date calendar on Friday and revealed that …

The upcoming instalments in the Spider-Man and Doctor Strange franchises have both been pushed back by four months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Sony executives announced a further reshuffle of their release date calendar on Friday and revealed that the follow-up to Spider-Man: Homecoming and Far From Home, starring Tom Holland, had been moved to 5 November 2021 from its original date of 16 July 2021, while the sequel to the animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse had been postponed by six months to October 2022.

On the same day, Disney bosses made more changes to their schedule, announcing that Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the sorcerer, would no longer be coming to cinemas on 5 November 2021, but on 25 March 2022. They have also decided to move up Taika Waititi’s Thor: Love and Thunder by a week in February 2022.

In addition, Paramount officials confirmed that they are delaying the release of the seventh and eighth Mission: Impossible movies, starring Tom Cruise. The crew was preparing to film in Venice, Italy when the pandemic hit and they were forced to halt production. The seventh, which was due to be released on 23 July 2021, will now debut four months later on 19 November 2021, while the eighth will come out on 4 November 2022.

Elsewhere in release date news, Tom Holland’s much-delayed video game adaptation Uncharted has been brought forward from October 2021 to July 2021, Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson’s comedy Man From Toronto has been shifted from this November to September 2021, Chris Pratt’s post-apocalyptic thriller The Tomorrow War will now open on 23 July 2021, and the Paw Patrol movie will debut on 20 August 2021.

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Joe Russo praises Tom Holland’s ‘Oscar-worthy performance’ in Cherry

Joe Russo was blown away by Tom Holland’s “Oscar-worthy performance” in hard-hitting drama Cherry.The director/producer first worked with the British actor on Captain America: Civil War back in 2016, when he made his debut as the web-slinging superhero…

Joe Russo was blown away by Tom Holland’s “Oscar-worthy performance” in hard-hitting drama Cherry.

The director/producer first worked with the British actor on Captain America: Civil War back in 2016, when he made his debut as the web-slinging superhero Spider-Man.

Since then, Joe has teamed up with his brother Anthony Russo once again to helm the upcoming movie, which sees Tom play an Army medic suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who robs banks to fund his drug addiction.

The gritty character is a far cry from the young actor’s infamous portrayal of the sweet and nerdy Peter Parker in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the 48-year-old filmmaker teased the possibility of an Oscar nod for Tom next year.

“I think he’s exceptional in the movie, honestly. I think it’s an Oscar-worthy performance out of him. He is shredding himself, physically and emotionally,” Joe told Collider, noting that it is a “complicated role” that spans decades in the movie. “I just think he’s exquisite in the part. He’s so compulsively watchable onscreen.”

Joe also admitted it was a bonus that Tom is so well-liked because of his critically-acclaimed portrayal of Spider-Man, as audiences will find it hard to hate his character in Cherry.

“When you’re playing a character that goes to that level of depravity, to have someone as inherently likeable as Tom playing that character, so that you continue to root for them no matter what horrible choices they make, it’s invaluable,” the filmmaker continued. “I think it really changes the entire presentation of the movie for an audience. I can’t say enough about it. I’m just really blown away by him in the film.”

Cherry is slated for release later this year.

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Tom Holland has penned screenplay with his brother

Tom Holland has used the coronavirus lockdown to finish a movie script he has been writing with his brother Harry.The Spider-Man: Homecoming star, 23, revealed he has co-written the new script with his 21-year-old sibling during a chat with U.S. late-n…

Tom Holland has used the coronavirus lockdown to finish a movie script he has been writing with his brother Harry.

The Spider-Man: Homecoming star, 23, revealed he has co-written the new script with his 21-year-old sibling during a chat with U.S. late-night host Jimmy Kimmel on Tuesday.

Speaking via video link from his London home, where he is self-isolating with Harry and other pals, he said the script has now been sent off to producers in the hope it will be made into a movie.

“Harry and I have been working on the script that we’ve been writing together,” he said. “So we’ve done some really good work on that. We’ve sent that out yesterday to the first bunch of producers, which is actually more nerve-wracking than anything I’ve done in my career.”

Asked if he had any issues with being stuck at home, Tom shared that he was doing well due to the nice weather in London and being able to get drunk with his pals.

“Not really because we’re all drunk all the time,” he admitted. “We can’t complain. We have a lovely outdoor space, and the weather in London has been really nice. We’re doing fine, we’re all good.”

The star also confessed that he declared at the weekend that he was going to stop drinking alcohol for a week, but his plans to stay sober were foiled on Monday morning when he received a case of gin from Ryan Reynolds’ Aviation Gin firm.

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Dan Scanlon thrilled Onward is entertaining families at home

Onward director Dan Scanlon is thrilled that his film is giving families “a little moment of joy” amid the coronavirus pandemic.The Disney/Pixar movie follows the story of two elf brothers, voiced by Chris Pratt and Tom Holland, who go on a magical que…

Onward director Dan Scanlon is thrilled that his film is giving families “a little moment of joy” amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The Disney/Pixar movie follows the story of two elf brothers, voiced by Chris Pratt and Tom Holland, who go on a magical quest to try and fix a spell so they can bring their late father back to life for 24 hours.

It was released in March, just before cinema chains across the world began closing as the Covid-19 virus spread, forcing people to practice social distancing and stay at home amid government-enforced lockdowns.

Disney bosses decided to release Onward on digital at-home video services early, just two weeks after the start of its theatrical run, and it became available to watch on the company’s streaming service Disney+ on Friday.

While the animation’s box office takings were hugely affected by the early pull from cinemas, director Scanlon is just relieved that audiences are able to enjoy his movie from the comfort of their homes during the global pandemic.

“Clearly, the right thing to do is for everyone to stay in and be safe and take care of themselves,” he told CinemaBlend. “That said, it’s pretty great that folks are getting to see it online and that people are getting to have a little moment of joy, hopefully, or a little distraction with the film.

“And it’s been really wonderful to hear on social media, how much they enjoyed the film, how much they enjoyed getting to watch it with their family. And that it did bring them some joy during this time.”

Films including The Invisible Man, The Hunt, and Emma, which were all showing in cinemas when they closed, were also released on digital services early.

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Sony postponing release of Ghostbusters: Afterlife and Morbius amid coronavirus crisis

Executives at Sony Pictures have postponed the release of films including Ghostbusters: Afterlife and Morbius until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Due to social distancing measures leading to the closure of cinemas around the world, many movies…

Executives at Sony Pictures have postponed the release of films including Ghostbusters: Afterlife and Morbius until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Due to social distancing measures leading to the closure of cinemas around the world, many movies set for release in the coming months have been postponed, and on Monday, studio bosses at Sony announced they were shelving the majority of their 2020 releases, the most sweeping move by a major studio since the Covid-19 pandemic began.

Jason Reitman’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife, the fourth instalment in the supernatural comedy franchise, has been moved from its 10 July 2020 opening slot to 5 March 2021, while Morbius, a Marvel Comics adaptation starring Jared Leto as a vampire, has been pushed back from 31 July 2020 to 19 March 2021.

The film adaptation of video game Uncharted, which is set to star Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, and Antonio Banderas, has also been moved from 5 March 2021 to 8 October 2021. The flick, to be directed by Venom’s Ruben Fleischer, has been in development for years, and after being beset by multiple setbacks, it was due to begin filming in March, before the pandemic forced all movie productions to shut down.

Earlier this month, Sony officials announced they were postponing animated sequel Peter Rabbit 2, also known as Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway, from March until August, but the movie has been delayed once again and is now without a release date.

Greyhound, a World War II movie starring Tom Hanks, and an untitled Sony/Marvel movie, which were due to be released in June and October, respectively, have been taken off the release schedule indefinitely.

However, one project has been brought forward into 2020 – Kevin Hart’s drama, Fatherhood, will now be released on 23 October 2020 instead of 15 January 2021.

Other big movie releases to be delayed so far include No Time to Die, A Quiet Place II, Wonder Woman 1984, and Fast and Furious 9.

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Production on The Matrix 4 and Uncharted shut down over coronavirus pandemic

The Matrix 4 and Uncharted are the latest movies to be affected by the global coronavirus pandemic.Director Lana Wachowski had begun work on the fourth instalment in the sci-fi franchise back in February, with Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss reprisin…

The Matrix 4 and Uncharted are the latest movies to be affected by the global coronavirus pandemic.

Director Lana Wachowski had begun work on the fourth instalment in the sci-fi franchise back in February, with Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss reprising their roles for the highly-anticipated project.

But in the time since production moved from San Francisco to Berlin, where Wachowski was preparing to shoot this week, U.S. President Donald Trump has introduced strict travel restrictions from most European countries to America, prompting Warner Bros. bosses to make the decision to halt filming indefinitely.

It is unknown when production on the film, which also stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Neil Patrick Harris, will restart, and if the planned release date of 2021 will be impacted.

More than 186,000 people have been infected, with at least 7,471 deaths, since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China back in December.

Several European countries, including France, Germany, and Italy, have temporarily closed their borders and put residents into lockdown to stop the spread of the virus.

Also affected is Uncharted, Sony’s big-screen adaptation of the PlayStation video game franchise, which has been put on hold for six weeks.

The project, starring Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg, was in the pre-production phase. And any changes to the filming schedule may delay Holland’s upcoming third Spider-Man movie, which was due to begin shooting this summer.

Director Travis Knight exited Uncharted earlier this year over concerns that it would have to be completed quickly in order to release Holland for his duties as the web-slinging superhero at Marvel.

Ruben Fleischer eventually took over as director, but the release date was postponed by three months to March 2021.

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