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Avengers: Endgame Sells More Than $120 Million in Presale Tickets

The box office for Avengers: Endgame is already looking promising, with over $120 million in ticket presales already earned domestically. Over the last several years, Marvel Studios has made the newest Marvel Cinematic Universe film one of the most anticipated movies of the year around the globe. The popularity of the franchise is clearly seen at the box office, especially after The Avengers grossed over $1.5 billion worldwide. Since then, Marvel Studios has released six films that made over a billion dollars, with Captain Marvel being the most recent.

But, the success of the entire MCU can most prominently be seen with Avengers: Infinity War, which is the fourth highest grossing film of all-time. At just over $2 billion worldwide, it’s easily the biggest MCU film to date, but it also put an expectation on Avengers: Endgame to do the same. There’s just a few days left before the film begins to roll out in theaters around the globe, and box office projections believe Avengers: Endgame is heading for the biggest worldwide opening weekend ever and could come near $900 million.

Related: How to Avoid Avengers: Endgame Spoilers: A Guide

A majority of this sum will come from overseas, but Avengers: Endgame is still expected to do extremely well stateside. This interest can already be seen in ticket presales too. According to Deadline, the 22nd film in the MCU has already earned an estimated $120 million in presales, with some estimations pointing to $140 million. It’s not clear if all of these tickets are for showings in the opening weekend though.

This figure is not terribly surprising, as the high level of interest in Avengers: Endgame became all the more clear from the second that tickets went on sale. The rush to secure tickets to opening weekend showings crashed several ticket selling services – and the movie still managed to break records despite this. Even though this $120-$140M range pales in comparison to the lofty predictions of a $300M opening weekend, the presales alone would be a top 10 MCU opening weekend.

These estimates are sure to continue climbing too, as there are still a few days left to buy advanced tickets for this weekend, and there’s now even more opportunities to do so. AMC recently revealed that they’re opening up a record amount of their theaters for round-the-clock showings of Avengers: Endgame. Even though the start times will be incredibly late or early (depending on how you look at it), the anticipation for the film will still likely drive fans to these showings. And, now that AMC is expanding their showtimes to meet the demand, other theater chains may follow suit.

Of course, the reactions that will come from the world premiere of Avengers: Endgame and the eventual reviews will also likely have an impact on these sales. If the reactions/reviews are positive and promise a worthy conclusion to the 22-film story, then it should be expected that Avengers: Endgame‘s tickets will continue selling at high volumes – while negative or underwhelming ones could slightly deter interest. Either way, the film is well on its way to being financially successful.

MORE: Avengers: Endgame Recap: The Most Important Things To Remember From Each Movie

Source: Deadline


2019-04-22 07:04:23

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GIVEAWAY: Win A Pair of Avengers: Endgame IMAX Tickets For Opening Weekend!

Avengers: Endgame opens in a week and to avoid spoilers for the biggest superhero movie of all-time, the culmination of 11 years and 22 movies, you should aim to see it as soon as possible in the best possible way. And that means the biggest screens.

Directors Joe and Anthony Russo designed and shot Avengers: Endgame specially for IMAX, exclusively using IMAX cameras to shoot it and Avengers: Infinity War before it. We saw it in action on set and spoke to the directors about these two movies being the first ever entirely shot in the IMAX format. Moviegoers will see up to 26% more picture in IMAX versus standard theaters. You have to see it to believe it and we’re going to help make that happen by giving some tickets away!

Related: The 5 Movies You Have To Watch To Understand Avengers: Endgame

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About Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame

The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”

Kevin Feige produces “Avengers: Endgame,” and Anthony and Joe Russo are the directors. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo, Trinh Tran, Jon Favreau, James Gunn and Stan Lee are the executive producers, and Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely wrote the screenplay.

About the IMAX Cameras

Directors Joe and Anthony Russo utilized the ALEXA IMAX 65mm camera to film AVENGERS: ENDGAME. It is a next-generation revolutionary 2D digital camera developed through a partnership between ARRI and IMAX for use by today’s leading filmmakers working in the IMAX® format. The camera, when combined with IMAX’s digital re-mastering process, delivers the highest level of digital image capture and playback resulting in stunning lifelike images with pristine clarity, incredibly fine detail, vivid colors and a higher dynamic range for superior contrast. This camera is no stranger to the world of superheroes as it was first used by the Russo Brothers to shoot the airport battle sequence of CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, and again for AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (in its entirety).

More: Last 8 Minutes Of Avengers: Endgame Are The Best In Entire MCU

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2019-04-19 05:04:09

Rob Keyes

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum Tickets Are Now On Sale

Tickets for John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum are now available online. Starring Keanu Reeves as the titular retired assassin desperate for a quiet life, the first John Wick movie was released to little fanfare in 2014 but after a strong box office performance, a heap of glowing reviews and some positive word-of-mouth, the world began to recognize the no-holds-barred action thriller as a potential major franchise in the making. A sequel followed in 2017, cementing Wick’s new position as the premier modern action hero in Hollywood, as audiences bought in fully to the series’ simple concept, stunning set pieces and talented cast.

The conclusion of John Wick: Chapter 2 finds Reeves’ character declared excommunicado in the mercenary community and with a sizeable bounty placed upon his head, Wick is forced to go on the run, thus setting up the movie which has since been announced as John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum. Joining Reeves on this adventure are newcomers Halle Berry, who was reportedly very keen to join the franchise, Mark Dacascos, Anjelica Huston and Robin Lord Taylor among others. Returnees include Laurence Fishburne, Ian McShane and Lance Reddick. Original director Chad Stahelski returns once again, as does franchise creator and writer Derek Kolstad.

Related: John Wick 3 CinemaCon Footage Description: Don’t Mess With Halle Berry’s Dogs

Ahead of next month’s release date, fans can now check for a nearby showing and purchase their tickets for John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum online via Lionsgate.

While pre-release sales are unlikely to be as hotly snapped up as the rush for Avengers: Endgame tickets a couple of weeks ago, Parabellum has a strong chance of becoming the most successful entry in the John Wick franchise yet, and with many eagerly awaiting the continuation of John’s story, advance ticket sales are sure to be high over the coming weeks leading up to the film’s official premiere.

The third John Wick film certainly has plenty going for it, with the series having already escaped the “disappointing sequel” trap once before and the quick turnaround between movies helping to ensure that the momentum from Chapter 2 carries through. The fact that the original creative team are still largely intact for Parabellum will also, in theory, help keep everything fans loved about the first two entries at the heart of the latest film.

With that said, any franchise (action fare more than most, some might argue) needs to evolve and add new elements to achieve long term success and Chapter 2 achieved this by building upon the fictional world of assassins, hitmen and mercenaries introduced in the first John Wick film. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum will need to have a similar trick up its sleeve if Lionsgate are hoping for a fourth chapter to Wick’s story.

More: John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum Has A Matrix Easter Egg

Source: Lionsgate


2019-04-15 11:04:37

Craig Elvy

Avengers: Endgame Tickets Are Being Sold On eBay

Tickets for Avengers: Endgame are being sold on eBay, and some sellers are actually asking thousands of dollars. Coming one year after the universe-shattering Avengers: Infinity War, Endgame promises to raise the stakes even higher, resulting in the biggest and most epic Marvel movie of all.

It may seem impossible that the Russo Brothers could actually top Infinity War for pure spectacle, but the three-hour running time of Endgame seems to indicate that they’ve done just that. The new movie’s biggest secrets are of course being kept under wraps, but early Avengers: Endgame trailers have given away a number of developments, including the expected arrival of Captain Marvel (coming on the heels of the Captain Marvel movie, which has itself surpassed the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office). Naturally, the new film will see the remaining heroes left after the Snap banding together to fight Thanos, and this time they may have discovered the secret to bringing down the all-powerful Mad Titan.

Related: Avengers: Endgame Special Look Trailer Breakdown

Given the anticipation level for Endgame, it’s no surprise that websites offering tickets on the first day of availability crashed from the volume of traffic. It is however perhaps somewhat of a surprise that some who managed to score those coveted tickets are now offering to sell their seats on eBay. As reported by CBR, some of these sellers are asking huge prices for their tickets. The highest price seen so far is $15,000 using eBay’s buy-it-now option, with others going for everywhere from $5,000 to $9,000. Some of the high-priced tickets are not even for opening night.

Huge pre-release sales for Endgame are not much of a surprise when you consider that fans are extra-eager to see the movie opening weekend to avoid spoilers. Because of this race to see the movie as early as possible and not have it spoiled by the internet, Endgame is in line for opening weekend box office numbers of historic proportions.

What is new is the idea of third-party ticket sellers snapping up seats to a movie with the intention of turning around and selling them. Such things happen all the time with seats at concerts and sporting events, where tickets to the very biggest events can often fetch prices well into five figures, but movies are normally not on that level. It remains to be seen if the hype for Avengers: Endgame is really high enough that people will shell out thousands of dollars for the privilege of seeing the movie as early as possible. It’s a good gamble for third-party sellers either way, as they paid normal prices to acquire the tickets in the first place.

More: Here’s Why Captain Marvel Didn’t Help The Avengers Sooner

Source: CBR


2019-04-04 10:04:47

Dan Zinski

Atom Tickets Is Building Subscription Services For Movie Theaters

Atom Tickets is ready to give AMC and Cinemark a run for their money with a new subscription service made for movie theaters. The program will still depend on the ticketing website’s technology but will allow users to create customized subscription services. No theaters have signed on yet as the company is planning to pitch the idea, termed Atom Movie Access, at this year’s CinemaCon in Las Vegas.

Atom’s ticketing service has been up and running since 2014, with the goal of making movie-going a more social experience. Through the use of its website and app, customers are able to purchase tickets and invite their friends to specified times on various social media platforms. The company aims to integrate the subscription service into its app as well so users are able to buy tickets through their customized subscription and reserve seats ahead of time.

Related: The Best MoviePass Alternatives (& Why They’re Better)

In an interview with Variety, Atom Tickets Chairman Matthew Bakal stated, “our goal is to be a great partner that provides technology that enables exhibitors to create their own subscription programs.” With companies like AMC and Cinemark creating more personalized subscription services, Atom hopes for their service to be more beneficial to smaller theater chains. Bakal added, “There are a lot of smaller, regional circuits that would love to have subscription plans, but don’t have the technology to build it themselves. That’s where we come in.” Pricing for the service is yet to be shared with the public, but Bakal has stated that it will be, “no big cost.”

This news also comes in the wake of MoviePass and Sinemia’s failing programs. The former was the first major program to introduce the idea of a subscription service for moviegoers, allowing users the opportunity to see a movie a day for $10 a month. The plan ended up sinking the company, causing them to lose millions of dollars and plummet its parent company’s stock price, but it opened up the playing field for other movie-related companies to take a swing at subscription services.

A couple major theater chains have learned from MoviePass and Sinemia’s mistakes. One of the more recent subscription services came from the largest cinema chain in the United States, AMC and their A-List program, which built upon their old AMC Stubs program by adding in reserved seating, the opportunity to reserve IMAX and 3D tickets, and eligibility for concession discounts. These additions have proved far more appealing to consumers and have benefited the theater chain as well, with subscriptions skyrocketing past predicted projections from its initial rollout in June 2018. Atom’s service simply wants to serve as a partner for smaller theaters to, hopefully, help them stay afloat in the ever-evolving movie-going experience.

Next: MoviePass Is Damaging Hope For Proper Theater Subscriptions

Source: Variety


2019-03-28 11:03:20

Hannah Hoolihan

‘Müslüm’ conquers box office with 5 million tickets sold

The movie “Müslüm,” which follows the life of prominent Turkish arabesque and folk singer Müslüm Gürses, became the most viewed film in Turkish movie theaters of 2018, selling over 5 million tickets within…Click To Continue


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Mary Poppins Returns TV Spots Confirm Tickets Now on Sale



Tickets are now officially on sale for Mary Poppins Returns. The sequel to Disney’s Oscar-winning musical Mary Poppins is hitting theaters 64 years after its predecessor, but picks up some 25 years after the events of the first movie. Emily Blunt steps into the role of the Practically Perfect nanny herself in the film, with Lin-Manuel Miranda costarring as Jack - a lamp-lighter who apprenticed under Bert (Dick Van Dyke) from the original film and helps Mary on her new mission to help Michael and Jane Banks (Ben Whishaw and Emily Mortimer), now that they’re all grown up and, in Michael’s case, have children of their own.

With just over three weeks left until Mary Poppins Returns hits theaters, Disney has entered the final stage of its marketing blitz for the film. The studio released several Mary Poppins Returns character posters earlier this month and has unveiled even more clips and TV spots for the movie since then. Two more TV promos have been released online today alone, including one in which Blunt and Miranda reveal that tickets for the sequel are available for purchasing.

Related: Disney’s Upcoming Movie Releases – From 2018 to 2023

In addition to the announcement video with Blunt and Miranda, the Mouse House has unveiled a more traditional Mary Poppins Returns TV spot that mentions that tickets are now on sale towards the end. There’s a link included with the former but, for those interested, you can click HERE to buy Mary Poppins Returns tickets over at Fandango. For more, check out both promos in the space below.

Box Office Pro is currently projecting that Mary Poppins Returns will gross $40 million over its first weekend at the U.S. box office, following its release in theaters on Wednesday, December 19. Moreover, the film is expected to have long legs at the domestic box office over the winter holidays and New Year frames, even in the face of competition from big-budget tentpoles like Aquaman and Bumblee (not to mention, Mortal Engines and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which open five days earlier). Assuming the film is as well-received by audiences as the early Mary Poppins Returns reactions suggest it will be, it could easily benefit from repeat attendance in theaters, much like last December’s own hit musical, The Greatest Showman.

Mary Poppins Returns is far from director Rob Marshall’s first musical rodeo, either. The filmmaker previously directed the Best Picture Oscar-winner Chicago, as well as Disney’s hit adaptation of the stage musical Into the Woods (which debuted in theaters in December 2014). Marshall did suffer a critical/commercial misfire with his big screen take on Nine (a Broadway musical adaptation of Federico Fellini’s 8 1/2), but the odds seem in favor of Mary Poppins Returns becoming both a critical darling and financial success right now. So, with that in mind, those planning to see it may want to pick up their tickets sooner than later.

MORE: Mary Poppins Return Interview: Director Rob Marshall

Source: Walt Disney Studios, Box Office Pro



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Crazy Rich Asians Is Highest-Grossing Rom-Com This Decade (So Far)

Wildly successful romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians looks to be leader of the pack in box office receipts for the decade. It’s been roughly two months in theaters since its mid-August release, and the runaway hit adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s best-selling book has handily outsold every other rom-com in the 2010s, and yet remains in theaters at time of this writing.

Crazy Rich Asians broke early ticket sales records from its premiere, dominating the box office for three straight weekends with no signs of slowing down. The film stars Constance Wu ( Fresh Off the Boat ) in the leading role, alongside veteran Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Star Trek: Discovery) and rising star Awkwafina (Ocean’s 8), among others. Directed by filmmaker Jon M. Chu, Crazy Rich Asians’ immediate success followed positive early buzz, making its opening weekend the biggest rom-com opening since 2015’s Trainwreck.

Related: Crazy Rich Asians’ Michelle Yeoh & Awkwafina Reunite For Action Film

That early attention simply did not waver, and the film has seen eight solid weekends of consistent sales thus far, placing in top 10 tickets sold in the first weekend of October. That momentum has seemingly secured its legacy, and, according to Box Office Mojo (via Screen Crush), Crazy Rich Asians as the sixth-highest grossing romantic-comedy of all-time at the domestic box office, with over $169 million in sales, which also makes it the highest grossing rom-com of the decade.

This news makes reports of the imminent sequel, which arrived a mere week after opening weekend, seem particularly wise on the part of Warner Bros. Titled China Rich Girlfriend, the sequel is based on the follow-up novel of the same name, and will push the story presented in the original forward. Limited information about the sequel is available at present – and there’s considerable speculation as to plot details when weighing the changes made in the Crazy Rich Asians adaptation – but the director and writers are expected to return.

Aside from its profitable reign in theaters, Crazy Rich Asians was notable as the first Hollywood studio film with primarily Asian-American leads since 1993’s award-winning The Joy Luck Club. News of the sequel aside, this distinction may have spearheaded a new trend, and Warner Bros./New Line’s recently-acquired Singles Day may represent increased trust being placed in Asian-American actors and actresses to draw audiences to theaters.

For now, Crazy Rich Asians continues its run in theaters across the country, and a mere $7 million more will see it crack the top five romantic comedies and outsell 1998’s There’s Something About Mary.

Update: Corrected the filmography of Constance Wu.

More: Crazy Rich Asians Review: This Is What Big Studio Rom-Coms SHOULD Be

Source: Box Office Mojo



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2018-10-10 06:10:50 – Leo Faierman

30 Actors Who Regretted Superhero Roles

Landing a part in the latest major superhero movie release represents the pinnacle of many an acting career. Michael Keaton, Hugh Jackman, Chris Evans and, to some extent, Robert Downey Jr might not be the household names they are today were it not for their comic book exploits.

However, while headlining the latest cinematic effort involving a caped crusader of some kind represents a dream come true for many, it’s proven to be something of a nightmare for a rare few. Bad scripts, difficult directors and a toxic work environment are just some of the many myriad reasons cited by the actors and actresses in this list – yet that’s really only the tip of the iceberg. Studio politics, stalled contract negotiations or issues around costume, make-up and iffy computer effects have also played a role in making these superhero movies not-so-super for the stars involved.

More often than not, the resulting movie has been forgettable at best and downright terrible at worst – but there are exceptions to the rule. Sometimes, an actor ended up enduring a miserable time on an otherwise enjoyable project. Other times, far sinister things were going on, unbeknownst to many involved in the finished movie.

Plenty of flops feature on this countdown but some major moneymakers can be found too, with comic book movie properties tied to Marvel, 2000AD, DC and Titan Comics all present and not very correct. Yes, landing a part in the latest superhero movie blockbuster has represented the pinnacle of many an acting career down the years but for this lot, it represented the pits.

Here are 30 Actors Who Regretted Superhero Roles.

30 Hugo Weaving – Red Skull

Hugo Weaving originally signed a multi-picture deal to play the Red Skull across various future Captain America movies. However, when the character returned in Avengers: Infinity War the character had been recast with The Walking Dead’s Ross Marquand taking Weaving’s place. It wasn’t a huge shock.

A few years prior, The Matrix actor told Collider playing the Red Skull was “not something I would want to do again.”

“It’s not the sort of film I seek out and really am excited by,” he said. “I increasingly like to go back to what I used to always do, which is to get involved with projects that I really have a personal affiliation with.”

29 Ryan Reynolds – Green Lantern

Ryan Reynolds has made no secret of the fact things didn’t exactly go to plan with 2011’s Green Lantern. He even went as far as to include a gag, poking fun at the project, in Deadpool 2. Though it’s something he is able to laugh about now, it’s clear the actor regrets signing on that particular dotted line.

“When we shot Green Lantern, nobody auditioning for the role of Green Lantern was given the opportunity to read the script because the script didn’t exist,” Reynolds told The Hollywood Reporter. The experience did at least teach him some valuable lessons about making superhero movies which was good news for Deadpool fans.

28 Jessica Alba – Invisible Woman

Jessica Alba’s experience playing Sue Storm in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer was so bad it left her considering a career change. “I wanted to stop acting. I hated it. I really hated it,” Alba told Elle [via SyFy].

“I remember when I was dying in ‘Silver Surfer’. The director [Tim Story] was like, ‘It looks too real. It looks too painful. Can you be prettier when you cry? Cry pretty, Jessica.’ He was like, ‘Don’t do that thing with your face. Just make it flat. We can CGI the tears in.'” She continued: “It all got me thinking: Am I not good enough?”

27 Ben Affleck – Daredevil

Ben Affleck doesn’t just regret starring in the 2003 movie adaptation of Daredevil, he hates it. Affleck let his feelings be known to TimeTalks [via NME] during a discussion about why he signed on for Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice. Affleck said: “Part of it was I wanted for once to get one of these movies and do it right – to do a good version. I hate Daredevil so much.”

“The Netflix show does really cool stuff,” he added.

“I feel like that was there for us to do with that character, and we never kind of got it right. I wanted to do one of those movies and sort of get it right,” Affleck stated.

26 Terrence Howard – War Machine

Terrence Howard has always blamed Robert Downey Jr for the fact he never got to reprise the role of James Rhodes in the Iron Man sequels. “It turns out that the person that I helped become Iron Man, when it was time to re-up for the second one, took the money that was supposed to go to me and pushed me out,” Howard told Watch What Happens Live [via Vulture].

Howard claims the studio offered to pay him “one-eighth of what we contractually had” and when he tried to call Downey Jr to talk about it “he didn’t call me back for three months.”

25 Idris Elba – Heimdall

Idris Elba’s experience working on Thor: The Dark World was so bad the actor described parts of it as “torture” to The Telegraph. In the interview, Elba recalled how he was forced to complete reshoots in London for the Thor sequel just days after return from filming the prestige biopic Mandela, in South Africa.

“In between takes I was stuck there [hanging from a harness], fake hair stuck on to my head with glue, this fucking helmet, while they reset, he said. “And I’m thinking: ‘24 hours ago, I was Mandela.’ … Then there I was, in this stupid harness, with this wig and this sword and these contact lenses. It ripped my heart out.”

24 Ryan Reynolds – Wolverine: X-Men Origins

Ryan Reynolds’ appearance as Deadpool in Wolverine: X-Men Origins was plagued with problems, starting with the character’s appearance. “He wound up being this abomination of Deadpool that was like Barakapool, with his mouth sewn shut and weird blades that came out of his hands and these strange tattoos and stuff like that,” he told GQ.

Though Reynolds objected, the studio pressed on.

“The conversation at the time was ‘If you want to play Deadpool, this is your chance to introduce him. And if you don’t want to introduce him in this fashion, we’ll have someone else play him.'”When the film leaked online and fans reacted angrily, Reynolds response was simple: “told you so”.

23 Ed Norton – Hulk

Ed Norton clashed with producers behind the scenes on The Incredible Hulk, having only agreed to play Bruce Banner on the proviso he could have a say on the script and direction of the film. Replaced by Mark Ruffalo in the MCU, Norton couldn’t resist having a dig at the film during an appearance on Comedy Central’s Roast of Bruce Willis.

“I tried to be like you,” he told Willis [via Indiewire]. “I did a big action movie called The Incredible Hulk. You know what went wrong? I wanted a better script…I thought we should make one Marvel movie as good as the worst Christopher Nolan movie, but what the hell was I thinking.”

22 George Clooney – Batman

Joel Schumacher’s Batman & Robin may have fallen flat with critics and fans alike but it proved to be a serious career wake-up call for its star, George Clooney. “Up until that moment, I was an actor only concerned with finding work,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “After the failure of that film creatively, I understood that I needed to take control of the films I made, not just the role.”

Clooney successfully banished memories of his time as Batman with next three films: Out of Sight, Three Kings and O Brother, Where Art Thou?

21 Tommy Lee Jones – Two-Face

Tommy Lee Jones hated working on Batman Forever or, rather, he hated working with co-star Jim Carrey. “I was the star and that was the problem,” Carrey explained on Norm MacDonald Live [via THR].

The situation came to a head when Carrey ended up in the same restaurant as Jones during filming.

“I went over and I said, ‘Hey Tommy, how are you doing?’ and the blood just drained from his face,” Carrey said. “He went to hug me and he said, ‘I hate you. I really don’t like you.’ And I said, ‘What’s the problem?’ and pulled up a chair, which probably wasn’t smart. And he said, ‘I cannot sanction your buffoonery.'”

20 Topher Grace – Venom

Topher Grace never felt entirely comfortable in the role of Eddie Brock/Venom having bagged the role in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3. “I was a huge fan of the character of Venom when I was a kid when Todd McFarlane brought him into the comic,” he told Michael Rosenbaum on the Inside of You podcast [via Cinemablend]. “And I was surprised and a little bit like ‘Huh?’ when they wanted me to play it.”

Not only does Grace accept he was miscast, but he also agrees Tom Hardy is perfect for the role. “When I look at it now… [at Tom Hardy’s Venom movie] I go ‘That’s the guy.'”

19 Mickey Rourke – Ivan Vanko

Micky Rourke trashed the bigwigs over at Marvel Studios for what they did to his character Ivan Vanko, in Iron Man 2. Rourke told Syfy that he had worked hard with writer Justin Theroux and director Jon Favreau to flesh out his Russian villain and turn him into a three-dimensional character. Someone behind-the-scenes had other ideas though.

“I wanted to bring some other layers and colors, not just make this Russian a complete murderous revenging bad guy,” he said. “Unfortunately, the [people] at Marvel just wanted a one-dimensional bad guy, so most of the performance ended up the floor.”

18 Alicia Silverstone – Batgirl

Alicia Silverstone was on the receiving end of some serious body shaming while working on Batman & Robin. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Silverstone, who was a huge star following the success of Clueless, was under intense scrutiny over her weight with one critic reportedly observing she “looked more Babe than babe.”

When rumor got out on set that she was having issues with her costume fittings, a storyboard artist ever put together a joke cartoon of Batgirl, mocking Silverstone’s issues.

The fake poster for Clueless 2: The Casting of Batgirl might have gone down well with the guys in the film’s art department but studio bosses were far from impressed.

17 Nicolas Cage – Ghost Rider

Nicolas Cage has previously spoken of his disappointment at his two Ghost Rider movies, which he felt played it too safe. Speaking to JoBlo [via Bloody Disgusting], Cage explained that he and writer David S. Goyer had always envisioned the films as being gritty and, most importantly, R-rated.

“Ghost Rider was a movie that always should’ve been an R-rated movie,” Cage said. “David Goyer had a brilliant script which I wanted to do with David, and for whatever reason, they just didn’t let us make the movie.” Though he believes there is the potential for someone else to take on the role and go down that dark path, Cage is done with the character.

16 Jim Carrey – Colonel Stars And Stripes

Jim Carrey stunned social media ahead of the release of Kick-Ass 2 by denouncing the film and its “level of violence” in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre. Carrey, who is an outspoken advocate for increased gun control, took to Twitter following the incident to explain that he could no longer support the film.

“I did Kick-Ass 2 a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence,” he wrote [via The Guardian]. “My apologies to others involve[d] with the film. I am not ashamed of it but recent events have caused a change in my heart.”

15 Michael Jai White – Spawn

He may have been among the first African American actors to portray a major comic book superhero but Michael Jai White has little love for his sole outing as Spawn. In fact, White is a much bigger fan of his small but powerful role as the gangster Gambol in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight.

He even went as far as to conduct an interview with The Hollywood Reporter revisiting his performance alongside Heath Ledger.

During the interview, White couldn’t resist having a dig at Spawn: “There is no footage of me ever saying that I liked Spawn. I have never said that I thought that was a good movie.” Ouch.

14 Jared Leto – The Joker

Jared Leto was left far from happy with the version of Suicide Squad that made it to the cinemas. Asked by IGN whether any scenes involving the Joker were cut from the film, Leto let rip.

“There were so many scenes that got cut from the movie, I couldn’t even start. I think that the Joker… we did a lot of experimentation on the set, we explored a lot. There’s so much that we shot that’s not in the film,” he said. “If I die anytime soon, it’s probably likely that it’ll surface somewhere. That’s the good news about the death of an actor is all that stuff seems to come out.”

13 Halle Berry – Catwoman

Halle Berry’s regret at signing up for Catwoman was clear to see when she decided to make an appearance at the annual Razzie Awards back in 2005. A celebration of the year’s worst films and performances, Berry ‘won’ the Worst Actress gong for her efforts in Catwoman and, in a surprising turn of events, was on hand to deliver a memorable acceptance speech.

“I want to thank Warner Bros. for casting me in this piece-of-sh**, god-awful movie,” she said [via MTV], going on to mock the rest of her cast. “I’d like to thank the rest of the cast. To give a really bad performance like mine, you need to have really bad actors.”

12 Alan Cumming – Nightcrawler

Back when Alan Cumming was still in the frame to reprise his role as Nightcrawler in X-Men: The Last Stand, the Scottish actor shocked journalists with his response to the news Bryan Singer would not be returning for the third installment.

“I’m not disappointed, I can’t deny it,” Cumming said [via Movieweb]. “I think he’s really talented. I’m very proud of the film. I think it’s a great film. I didn’t enjoy working with him on the film.”

Evidently, Singer and Cumming didn’t see eye to eye on X-Men 2 though the source of their fractious relationship has never been divulged.

11 Ellen Page – Kitty Pryde

Ellen Page took to Facebook in 2017 to accuse director Brett Ratner of harassment during their time together on 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand. According to Page, Ratner mocked her sexuality during promotional work for the film. Page was only 18 at the time.

“‘You should f*** her to make her realize she’s gay.’ He said this about me during a cast and crew ‘meet and greet’ before we began filming, X Men: The Last Stand,” Page wrote. “He looked at a woman standing next to me, ten years my senior, pointed to me and said: ‘You should f*** her to make her realize she’s gay.’”

10 Michael Fassbender – Magneto

Back in 2016, during the Toronto Film Festival’s pre-opening-night fundraising event, honoree Michael Fassbender surprised those in attendance by laying into his performance as Magneto in X-Men: Days of Future Past. According to Vulture, during a segment in which clips from several of Fassbender’s films were shown, Fassbender started “cringing and rubbing his face with embarrassment”.

“I don’t actually like that performance there, to be honest,” Fassbender said after the highlights reel finished. “I just think it’s me shouting. It’s just like [making a face and flailing his arms around] some dude shouting.”

9 Jamie Bell – Thing

Rumoured unrest on the set of Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four movie, coupled with the movie’s bad reviews left a bad taste in the mouth of its star, Jamie Bell. “There were several things on that movie I was clearly not privy to because I’m just an actor and I just do my stuff on set,” Bell told the Los Angeles Times.

“Everything starts with the best of intentions. A production begins with the idea to make something that’s unique and original and with integrity,” he said.

“I don’t know what happened between the launch of the voyage and the arrival. I think we were all bitterly disappointed with that film,” stated Bell.

8 Josh Brolin – Jonah Hex

Production delays, directorial changes, script rewrites, reshoots, and some pretty heavy-handed editing helped make Jonah Hex one of the most disappointing comic book movies of all time. It’s something the film’s star, Josh Brolin, is only too aware of. In fact, he revealed in an interview with the Nerdist that he hates it just as much as everyone else.

“Oh, ‘Jonah Hex,’ hated it. Hated it,” he said [via Collider]. “The experience of making it — that would have been a better movie based on what we did. As opposed to what ended up happening to it, which is going back and reshooting 66 pages in 12 days.”

7 Jennifer Garner – Elektra

While Ben Affleck bounced back from his Daredevil movie, Jennifer Garner never quite got going again after her spin-off effort, Elektra, bombed. Though Garner has never spoken openly about the film, her ex-boyfriend and close friend Michael Vartan revealed to Us Weekly [via SFGate] that the Alias actress was very unhappy with how the film turned out.

“I heard [Elektra] was awful. [Jennifer] called me and told me it was awful,” Vartan said. “She had to do it because of Daredevil. It was in her contract.” Garner has never denied Vartan’s claims.

6 Edward Furlong – The Crow

The Crow: Wicked Prayer is an absolute stinker of a comic book movie and currently boasts a 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

It’s star, Edward Furlong, struggled to show much in the way of enthusiasm for the role during an interview with Movieweb.

Asked about how he prepared for the film’s starring role, Furlong said: “It’s sort of like a really slow process that Lance Mungia, the director, and I went through. Initially, I was just attracted to the script because it was The Crow and I got to put on some leather pants and kick people’s ass.” Given how it turned out, he must be regretting signing up for such flimsy reasons.

5 Chloë Grace Moretz – Hit-Girl

Chloe Moretz made her name as Hit Girl in Mark Millar’s original Kick-Ass but, despite the first film holding a special place in her heart, she’s always been less enthusiastic about the sequel.

During an appearance on a panel at the Provincetown Film Festival in 2018, Moretz made those feelings crystal clear. “I love the franchise, I think the first movie was really, really special. I wish the second one had been handled in a little bit of a different way,” she said [via Cinemablend]. “Because I think we were all kind of looking forward to something a little different than what happened with it all.”

4 Kate Mara – The Invisible Woman

Kate Mara played Sue Storm in Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four movie and, in an interview with The Times[via Yahoo] revealed the negative aura surrounding the film made her “a little gun-shy” about seeing the finished film.

“You don’t always have to learn some incredible life lesson when making a s*** movie. Sometimes it’s just what happens,” she said. “[Fantastic Four] was a tricky shoot but you know when you know when you’re shooting it that a film isn’t going to be what you want it to be? That was not the case at all.”

3 Jamie Kennedy – The Mask

Son of the Mask saw Jamie Kennedy replace Jim Carrey as the franchise’s star, with almost unwatchable results.

Though the movie is widely regarded as one of the worst ever made, Kennedy’s biggest regret may boil down to the make-up he had to wear on the film.

“I wore it 6 days in a row, and after that it gets rough,” he told Movieweb. “I had ears in this one, and Jim Carrey didn’t in the first one, so they would like press against my real ears and cut the circulation, so I would have to like rub my ears a bit after having on the makeup to get the blood flowing again.”

2 Sylvester Stallone – Judge Dredd

Despite starring in such turkeys as Over The Top, Stop Or My Mom Will Shoot and Oscar, Sylvester Stallone’s biggest regret was reserved for another movie. “The biggest mistake I ever made was with the sloppy handling of Judge Dredd” he once declared [via Den of Geek]. “The philosophy of the film was not set in stone – by that I mean, ‘Is this going to be a serious drama or with comic overtones’, like other science fiction films that were successful? So a lotta pieces just didn’t fit smoothly.”

“The design work on it was fantastic, and the sets were incredibly real, even standing two feet away, but there was just no communication,” he stated.

1 Lori Petty – Tank Girl

Lori Petty had a very particular gripe with the way things turned out for her Tank Girl movie: it was given an R rating. “There is nothing about that movie that is R. Nothing. Except there’s a woman talking s***. That’s why they rated it R. If they were going to rate it R I should have been butt-naked all the time, running around,” she told AV Club.

Tommy Boy came out that weekend, too, which is a hysterical movie, but it was rated PG-13. Do you know how many people bought Tommy Boy tickets and went to see Tank Girl? A billion.”

Are there any other superhero actors who regretted their roles? Sound off in the comments!



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2018-10-08 03:10:25 – Jack Beresford

Venom Movie Tickets Are Officially On Sale

Tickets for the Venom movie are now available for pre-order. Sony is once again attempting to launch a comic book movie franchise based on the 900 Marvel characters they currently own the rights to. With Spider-Man off in the MCU, Sony is instead turning their attention to several key supporting players. First out of the gate is Venom, who has long been one of Peter Parker’s most famous adversaries. The Venom standalone film marks the character’s second big screen appearance, following Topher Grace’s disappointing turn in Spider-Man 3.

Sony has a lot riding on the success of Venom, as they’re already developing a number of other films for characters like Black Cat and Nightwatch (and a possible crossover with the MCU). The film is only a few weeks away (as of this writing), so the studio has a limited amount of time to get audiences hyped for the anti-hero’s arrival. In the case of many tentpoles, one of the biggest events in promotion is tickets going on sale, and now you can reserve your seats for Venom.

Related: Venom Needs To Beat Its Shared Universe Obsession

Fandango’s page for the film has been updated to list showtimes across the country. Fans can now acquire their tickets for both standard and 3D screenings during its opening week, beginning with the advanced showings on Thursday, October 4.

By all accounts, Venom is going to do very well commercially. Projections have it pegged to break the all-time October opening weekend record by grossing anywhere between $60-70 million during its first three days. Of course, where it ultimately ends up will depend greatly on the word-of-mouth, but the early signs are certainly encouraging. And for all the divisiveness of the film’s marketing, viewers seem highly interested in what Venom has to offer. Trailer views eclipsed those of massive hits like Wonder Woman, so it should be able to do well for itself when it opens in theaters.

Sony seems to have positioned Venom nicely to thrive at the box office. Outside of The Predator (which opened this week), there hasn’t been a high-profile franchise entry since Mission: Impossible – Fallout in July. The marketplace will be starved for a tentpole by the time Venom debuts, and the hope is it’ll be able to capitalize on the demand. Additionally, there isn’t much in the way of competition for the comic book adaptation. Many of October’s other releases are critically-acclaimed Oscar contenders (like A Star is Born and First Man), but their target demographic is different from Venom. There won’t be another massive genre picture until Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald in November, so Venom could have the multiplex to itself for a while.

More: Venom Movie Rating & Runtime Revealed

Source: Fandango



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2018-09-14 08:09:28 – Chris Agar