No movie series in history inspires tabloid-y reports and rumors and mass pop culture hysteria quite like the James Bond films and that hysteria always reaches peak levels of crazy when it’s time to recruit a new actor to slip on that tuxedo. Right now, the future of 007 is awash in rumor and mystery – it’s almost impossible to tell what is true, what is false, and what resides in that gray line separating them.
But the rumor mill has been busy. First, it claimed that Tom Hiddleston was being eyed by the Bond producers to take over the role. Then, it claimed Daniel Craig turned down $100 million to return for his fifth (and presumably final) Bond movie. Now, we’ve come full circle with an intriguing report that says Hiddleston isn’t just on a wish list – he’s in “advanced negotiations” to play the most famous action hero of all time.
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Posted on Friday, May 20th, 2016 by Angie Han
We’ve yet to get confirmation that Daniel Craig is done with the James Bond franchise. But considering he spent the Spectre press tour calling his character a misogynist and declaring he’d rather slash his wrists than play Bond again — and considering recent rumors that he’s turned down $100 million to reprise the role for two more films — it seems a safe assumption that he won’t be sticking around for too much longer. So the question, then, is who’ll replace him. Because Bond is eternal — the only question is what form he’ll take on next. It’ll probably be a while before we get a real answer, but in the meantime, here are some of our favorite choices. Read More »
Here’s the thing about rumors that begin with The Daily Mail – you probably shouldn’t believe them. This is an outlet that tends to get things wrong, to exaggerate, to paint inaccurate pictures, etc. They have a long history of this, especially when it comes to the James Bond movies. For every accurate morsel, there are a few stories that feel completely fabricated by sources who actually know nothing.
With that said, it’s time to address the latest James Bond rumor sweeping the internet like a wildfire started with a Q Branch gadget: certain people are now saying that Daniel Craig is done playing the character and has turned down a gigantic payday to return as 007.
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Posted on Monday, April 11th, 2016 by Angie Han
Like Skull Island itself, Kong: Skull Island has been shrouded in mystery since its origins. But unlike Skull Island, Kong: Skull Island is willingly opening up to let the world take a peek at the greatness within. In a new featurette, stars Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Corey Hawkins, and Jason Mitchell go behind the scenes of director Jordan Vogt-Roberts‘ upcoming action-adventure, revealing new plot and character details and much, much more. Watch it below. Read More »
Tom Hiddleston has called the role of Hank Williams one of the hardest jobs he’s ever done. The I Saw the Light star had to completely transform himself, physically and vocally, sometimes in the subtlest of ways, to play the iconic folk singer. All of that hard work led to a performance that’s more akin to embodiment than impersonation — a tough tightrope to walk for any actor starring in a biopic.
Below, read our Tom Hiddleston interview, in which he discusses playing Hank Williams, authenticity, and more.
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Posted on Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 by Angie Han
Superheroes are forever. Even the ones that don’t count immortality among their special powers have a way of surviving, provided they’re popular enough that it makes more financial sense to resurrect them than to let them stay dead. But the humans behind superheroes are not forever, and even as these characters’ stories continue on and on for decades, the people helping to tell those tales will come and go.
All of which brings us to two stories today of two comic book movie staples who seem ready to move on. In the DC corner, composer Hans Zimmer says he’s done with superhero scores after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, while over in Marvel-land, Tom Hiddleston suggests Thor: Ragnarok could be the end of the line for fan-favorite villain Loki. Read More »
High-Rise started dividing audiences at the Toronto International Film Festival. I was lucky enough to see Ben Wheatley‘s (Kill List) adaptation of J.G. Ballard‘s novel a few short weeks later at Fantastic Fest, where it was embraced more warmly by festivalgoers. High-Rise is far from a movie for everyone, and it’s better for it.
Watch the latest High-Rise trailer below.
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Posted on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 by Jacob Hall
I haven’t been shy about lavishing praise on High-Rise, the latest piece of deranged and extraordinary madness from director Ben Wheatley, but I also haven’t spared the caution. This film isn’t going to be for everyone, but for a select group of adventurous movie fans, it’s going to be one of the best absolute best films you experience in 2016.
Because the film itself has proven so divisive, much of the marketing has focused on the one thing everyone can agree on: the stellar cast. A new batch of posters have arrived, showing off stars Tom Hiddleston, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans, and Jeremy Irons. But since this is High-Rise, these character posters are just a little skewed.
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Less than a month after the first trailer for The Night Manager, we’ve got another look at the upcoming miniseries. The adaptation of John Le Carré‘s novel originally aired on the BBC, but AMC is bringing the miniseries to the States in the coming months. The Night Manager stars Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, Olivia Colman, Tom Hollander, and Elizabeth Debicki.
Watch The Night Manager trailer below.
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Posted on Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 by Angie Han
Tom Hiddleston is one of the few Marvel stars sitting out this summer’s Captain America: Civil War, but he might have something even better up his sleeve. This spring brings the release of Ben Wheatley‘s High-Rise, in which he plays a doctor named Robert Laing who moves into a high-end apartment building. He’s seduced by the easy luxury of life in the tower, which seemingly has everything a young man could need.
But tension and unease are brewing between the classes, and a charismatic provocateur named Wilder (Luke Evans) is fanning the flames of revolution. Full-fledged chaos breaks out, and Laing finds himself swept up as well. Watch the latest High-Rise trailer after the jump. Read More »