Halloween Kills: Paul Rudd Gives Blessing To Replacement Tommy Doyle Actor

Paul Rudd has given his blessing to the actor who will be reviving his Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers role in Halloween Kills. The classic slasher franchise saw a revival in 2018 with Halloween, a critical and commercial hit that serves as a direct sequel to John Carpenter’s 1978 film, Halloween. Two sequels have already been given the green light, this year’s Halloween Kills, and 2021’s Halloween Ends.

In the sixth installment of the Halloween franchise, 1995’s Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, Rudd played an adult version of Tommy Doyle, the little boy that Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) babysits in the first Halloween. Laurie also babysat Lindsey Wallace (briefly) in that first movie where Tommy and Lindsey are played by Brian Andrews and Kyle Richards, respectively. All three of those characters are returning for Halloween Kills with Curtis and Richards reprising their roles. However, neither Andrews nor Rudd will be returning as Tommy. Instead, The Breakfast Club actor Anthony Michael Hall will play an adult Tommy in Halloween Kills. The main reason Rudd isn’t reprising his role is due to scheduling conflicts with Ghostbusters: Afterlife.

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In an interview on the FANTASM podcast, Hall talked about his role in the upcoming film. Halloween Kills is directed by David Gordon Green (not Carpenter) and, as Hall tells it, Rudd reached out to Green wishing Carpenter’s character, and the actor who is playing him, the best. He said:

“So one day, David Gordon Green texts me when I’m off – I wasn’t shooting that day – and he goes, ‘Yeah, I got a call from Paul Rudd, and he sends his best and he gave you his blessings – he’s really excited that you’re playing the part.’ I never met Paul Rudd but I thought that was really nice.”

Outside of Rudd’s portrayal of Tommy in 1995 and Rob Zombie’s 2007 remake of Halloween (where he was played by Skyler Gisondo), Tommy hasn’t been seen since Carpenter’s original film – that’s how Halloween Kills will be approaching the character. While 2018’s Halloween is technically the 11th installment in the Halloween film series, it is a direct sequel to Carpenter’s 1978 film. As its referential title signifies, it’s a relaunching of the franchise that saw Nick Castle (Mike Myers) revisit his character 40 years after the events of Meyers’ killing spree. This approach essentially retcons all of the other films; the only familiar characters that exist in the universe are the ones from that first (and now second) Halloween. Anything those characters may have done in the films outside of 1978 and 2018’s Halloween is being ignored. For example, Rudd’s version of Tommy, who played a central role in the plot of Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers isn’t necessarily relevant to Hall’s portrayal in Halloween Kills.  

The fact that Hall only needs to be familiar with the 1978 Halloween and Andrews’ depiction of Tommy is beside the point. Hall will be playing the first adult version of Tommy we’ve seen on screen since Rudd’s in Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers. That film wasn’t exactly critically acclaimed; the quasi-reboot of the Halloween franchise has been well received thus far. With Rudd’s support, hopefully, Hall’s take on Tommy and Halloween Kills as a whole, will continue to feel both nostalgic and fresh.

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Source: FANTASM Podcast/YouTube

2020-01-23 05:01:40

Josh Plainse

10 Best Tommy Lee Jones Movies (According To Rotten Tomatoes)

Tommy Lee Jones is one of those actors who is always compelling any time he is on-screen. He can chew the scenery with the best of them but is also capable of giving extremely subtle and quiet performances, drawing the audience in with his calm delivery.

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In comedies, Jones has a wonderful dry wit and expert timing. In dramas, he can be powerful and intense. He can carry a film as a lead or stand out as part of an ensemble. He can play the dashing hero or the deranged villain. He is one of the most versatile  actors around with many superb films to his name. Here are Tommy Lee Jones’ best movies, according to Rotten Tomatoes.

10 A Prairie Home Companion (2006) – 82%

Robert Altman is a director known for creating some of the best ensemble films of all time, and his talents as a filmmaker attracted plenty of incredible actors. A Prairie Home Companion is one of his most impressive ensembles that features the likes of Meryl Streep, Woody Harrelson and Kevin Kline in the fictional story of the titular and iconic radio show during its farewell performance. Jones plays a businessman who is purchasing the theater.

The movie is a charming, sweet and funny look behind the scenes of this unique and dysfunctional show. The musical numbers are entertaining, and the cast seems to be having a ball with the clever dialogue and charming characters.

9 JFK (1991) – 84%

Oliver Stone is a controversial director who is nonetheless responsible for some very intriguing films based on difficult real-life stories. JFK is set in the aftermath of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and follows a New Orleans district attorney (Kevin Costner) who begins his own investigation. Jones plays a man at the center of the conspiracy.

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Like most of Stone’s film, JFK was subject to controversy for playing fast and loose with history. However, the movie is still a star-studded work that holds your attention the entire time as it digs deeper into one of the great mysteries in American history.

8 Ad Astra (2019) – 84%

Ad Astra is Jones’ most recent film, and one of the most underrated films of 2019. Brad Pitt stars as an astronaut who is chosen for a top-secret mission to locate his father (Jones), an astronaut who was presumed to have gone missing during a deep space mission years ago.

The slow-burn approach to the science-fiction movie might not be for everyone, but there is certainly a lot to like about this film. From its haunting tone to Pitt’s stunning performance to the powerful themes, Ad Astra is a unique space adventure worth seeking out.

7 The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005) – 85%

Aside from his impressive career as an actor, Jones has proven his talents behind the camera as well. His first theatrical film as director was The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, a neo-Western in which he stars as a ranch hand who sets out to fulfill his promise to bury his deceased friend in his hometown in Mexico.

Jones’ lead performance is predictably solid as the quiet yet determined man. However, he is perhaps even more impressive behind the camera, creating a powerful and emotional Western that tackles heavier themes than are usually seen in the genre.

6 Rolling Thunder (1977) – 86%

Rolling Thunder was one of the first films in which Jones truly got a chance to shine, and he impressed a lot of people. The movie stars William Devane as a man who returns home from Vietnam scarred from his experiences, and sets out on a violent quest for revenge against local criminals. Jones plays his fellow veteran who helps hunt them down.

The film is a bleak and dark look at violence and what it does to people. This is not a revenge story you really cheer for but one you cannot look away from. The acting is superb with Jones standing out in a supporting role.

5 Lincoln (2012) – 89%

Jones has had the chance of working with some of the most celebrated filmmakers in Hollywood. Lincoln was his first time working with Steven Spielberg in the story of Abraham Lincoln’s attempt to pass the Emancipation Proclamation. Jones is excellent as a senator fiercely dedicated to seeing slavery abolished.

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Under Spielberg’s confident direction, the movie tells the story of one of the most important events in American history. The cast is excellent, with Daniel Day-Lewis leading the film as Lincoln. It is an engrossing and emotional courtroom drama.

4 Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980) – 89%

Coal Miner’s Daughter is a musical biopic that tells the story of Loretta Lynn (Sissy Spacek), who grew up from an impoverished life in a small coal-mining town to becoming one of the biggest and most influential stars in country music. Jones stars as Lynn’s husband with whom she shared a tumultuous relationship.

Spacek and Jones each give brilliant performance that carries the film. It makes for a charming and entertaining story of an unlikely rise to fame. The music and the heart at its center make it a real winner.

3 Men In Black (1997) – 92%

Though you’re more likely to see Jones in smaller dramas, he has been known to join the occasional big-budget film. One of his most successful films of this kind was the sci-fi action-comedy, Men in Black. The film partners Jones with Will Smith as two agents working for a mysterious organization that monitors aliens on Earth.

The movie is a big and energetic ride featuring big laughs and exciting action. Smith and Jones make a wonderful pair with top-notch chemistry. While the sequels and reboot never recaptured the magic, there’s no denying the fun of the original.

2 No Country For Old Men (2007) – 93%

Jones seems right at home in the Western genre, so he was the perfect fit for the Coen Brothers’ epic neo-Western, No Country for Old Men. The movie is set in the 1980s and stars Josh Brolin as a man who finds a suitcase of money in the desert. Soon he finds himself hunted by an unrelenting killer (Javier Bardem) and a dedicated sheriff (Jones).

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The movie is a bleak and violent film that keeps the tension extremely high throughout. Bardem creates an unforgettable villain while Jones serves as the moral center of the movie as a lawman unable to comprehend the violence he has encountered.

1 The Fugitive (1993) – 96%

Jones won his first Oscar for his scene-stealing role in this highly entertaining action-adventure. The Fugitive stars Harrison Ford as a man wrongly convicted of murdering his wife. After escaping custody, he tries to find the man responsible while being hunting by a U.S. Marshal (Jones).

Ford makes for a great hero, a determined man who is out of his element. Jones is having a ball as an equally determined lawman who is only interested in doing his job. Add in some iconic action sequences and a pulse-pounding plot and it makes for a wild ride.

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2020-01-13 01:01:22

Colin McCormick

Tommy: Ann Margeret’s Infamous Dance Is A Parody Of 60’s Ads

Ann Margeret’s baked beans/chocolate dance from rock opera Tommy is arguably the film’s most memorable sequence and was intended by director Ken Russell as a parody of TV adverts. It feels like live-action movie musicals are finally having a comeback, thanks to the success of The Greatest Showman, La La Land, and a few others. This trend looks set to continue for a little while too, thanks to the upcoming adaptation of Cats and Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story.

Musical biopics have also been given a boost, thanks to Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman. The latter movie starred Taron Egerton as Elton John, with the actor bravely opting to sing the songs himself. While Elton John himself has appeared sporadically in various movies and TV shows – including alongside Egerton in Kingsmen: The Golden Circle – he almost always plays himself. One of the few exceptions was his part in 1975’s Tommy, where he played The Pinball Wizard and sings the movie’s most famous song.

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Tommy was adapted from The Who’s classic album of the same name, which recounts the dramatic journey of a deaf, dumb and blind kid who’s revealed to be a pinball virtuoso and later a religious messiah of sorts. Ken Russell, director of The Devils and Altered States, signed on to direct the movie version, despite his dislike of rock music. The Who’s Roger Daltrey plays the title character in Tommy, while the supporting cast including Jack Nicholson (Batman), Oliver Reed, Tina Turner, and Ann Margeret.

Ann Margeret – who recently appeared in SYFY’s Happy! – plays Tommy’s mother Nora and her powerful performance scored her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. Tommy is a movie loaded with psychedelic images and sequences, which includes the famous moment where Nora hallucinates a TV throwing up soap suds on her, followed by baked beans and chocolate. Margeret’s commitment to Nora’s nervous breakdown in this scene and dancing while covered in gallons of beans and chocolate make it a hard scene to forget, and the actress had to be taken to hospital during filming after cutting herself on broken glass.

This scene from Tommy is an homage to The Who Sell Out, the band’s album which features a bunch of fake adverts, and a cover where Daltry is bathing in baked beans. The scene was also revenge on the part of Ken Russell, who directed numerous commercials early in his career – including for beans and detergent – with the sequence playing like a deranged ad itself.

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2019-11-17 02:11:58

Padraig Cotter

Friday the 13th REALLY Wanted To Make Tommy Jarvis The Killer

Tommy Jarvis is usually considered Jason Voorhees’ nemesis, but the Friday the 13th films repeatedly teased him following in Jason’s footsteps. In many long-running horror franchises, the villain ends up with an arch adversary, someone who stands in the way of their evil goals more than once. For A Nightmare on Elm Street‘s Freddy Krueger, there’s Nancy Thompson. For Halloween‘s Michael Myers, there’s Laurie Strode. And for Friday the 13th‘s Jason, the best candidate for that position is Tommy Jarvis.

Tommy made his Friday the 13th debut in the fourth film, subtitled The Final Chapter. At that point, Jason was still depicted as a human killer, albeit an incredibly strong and resilient one. That ended when young Tommy Jarvis (played by Corey Feldman) hacked Mr. Voorhees to death with his own machete. Of course, The Final Chapter made money, so Friday the 13th: A New Beginning released the following year. An older Tommy (John Shepherd) appears, and tangles with a Jason copycat. The real Jason was resurrected for Friday the 13th Part 6: Jason Lives, and did battle as a zombie with a new adult Tommy, played by Return of the Living Dead‘s Thom Matthews.

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Tommy would never be part of another Friday the 13th film, although he was included in the recent Friday the 13th video game. On several occasions though, the franchise teased him as a possible successor to Jason, which certainly would’ve made things complicated.

While a small child like Feldman’s Tommy Jarvis certainly wasn’t a physical match for Jason, the diminutive character memorably defeated the hulking brute in The Final Chapter by using psychological tactics, shaving his head and confusing Jason by looking like the slasher as a child. This distracted Jason long enough for Tommy to kill him in violent fashion, and the film memorably ended with Tommy staring coldly at the camera.

A New Beginning reveals that Tommy has spent the years since killing Jason in various mental institutions, which makes sense, as hacking a serial killer to death isn’t a recommended childhood activity. Several moments in Friday the 13th Part 5 push the idea that Tommy might have mentally cracked, and is committing the Jason-style murders that are eventually attributed to angry paramedic Roy Burns. However, the end of the film sees Tommy, wearing a hockey mask, rise up behind fellow survivor Pam with a knife.

As anyone who’s seen Friday the 13th Part 6: Jason Lives will recall, that sequel opted to completely ignore Part 5, including the ending setup for Tommy effectively becoming the new Jason. The Tommy Jarvis seen in Part 6 acts fairly normal, although the local police do suspect him of being crazy when he comes in raving about Jason’s resurrection. Still, this Tommy is nothing like the socially awkward prior versions, and quickly shifts into heroic mode, ultimately trapping Jason at the bottom of Crystal Lake. There’s actually a pretty logical explanation for Part 6 ignoring Part 5 though, and it’s all about the money. A New Beginning‘s box office took a steep dive from The Final Chapter, leading producers to scramble and bring back the real Jason. With the real Jason back killing people, who needs a replacement?

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2019-11-10 01:11:01

Michael Kennedy

Halloween Kills is Done Filming, Reveals Image of Tommy & Lindsey

Halloween Kills has finished shooting and the film’s production released the first photo of adult Tommy Doyle and Lindsey Wallace to commemorate the occasion. The upcoming movie is a sequel to 2018’s Halloween, which itself rebooted the slasher franchise by ignoring every other installment made since the original Halloween (1978). For that reason, Paul Rudd will not be coming back as Tommy, despite having played him as a young man during 1995’s no longer canon Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers.

Instead, Anthony Michael Hall has been cast as grown-up Tommy in Halloween Kills, taking over from Brian Andrews (who played the character as a kid in the ’78 film). Lindsey was similarly recast for Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (with Leslie L. Rohland playing her as a teenager), so Kyle Richards will actually reprise the character she initially brought to life over four decades ago in Halloween Kills. Now, fans can get their first look at both of these actors in their respective parts.

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Although there’s still more than eleven months to go before Halloween Kills opens in theaters in October 2020, the film has already wrapped production (as was announced on the official Halloween Movies Twitter account). You can check out the related tweet below, which includes a first look at Hall and Richards as the older Tommy and Lindsey.

For those who could use a refresher, Tommy and Lindsey were the kids (and friends) that Laurie Strode babysit when Michael Myers went on his original Halloween night murder spree all those years ago. “The Shape” is returning to wreak havoc on Haddonfield’s unsuspecting citizens a third time in Halloween Kills, with actors James Jude Courtney and Nick Castle once again splitting the responsibility of bringing Michael to life, and Jamie Lee Curtis reprising her iconic role as Laurie. Curtis tweeted the first-look footage from Halloween Kills on (when else?) October 31st last week, providing a hint about how Michael managed to escape her burning basement/house in the 2018 Halloween (in spite of Laurie’s attempt to kill him once and for all). Suffice it to say, Tommy and Lindsey will not be happy to learn their attempted killer is at it again when Halloween Kills picks up.

It will be interesting to see if Halloween Kills explores the ways Tommy and Lindsey were traumatized by Michael’s murder spree when they were kids, much like last year’s Halloween examined the impact the boogeyman had on Laurie and her relationships with her daughter Karen (Judy Greer) and teen granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) in the years that followed. They were only children, after all, so it might’ve had a very different effect on them than it did with Laurie. Naturally, there’s no word yet on whether the pair will make it out of Halloween Kills alive and/or return for the conclusion to David Gordon Green’s Halloween trilogy: 2021’s Halloween Ends. But, then again, there’s no guarantee Laurie will still be breathing by the end of Halloween Kills, either.

NEXT: Everything We Know About Halloween Kills

Source: Halloween Movies/Twitter

2019-11-04 01:11:54

Sandy Schaefer

Halloween Kills Casts Anthony Michael Hall As Tommy Doyle

Halloween Kills, a 2020 sequel to 2018’s Halloween reboot, casts Anthony Michael Hall as an adult Tommy Doyle, a role previously played by Paul Rudd. It’s been a long, crazy road for the Halloween franchise, as the venerable horror property heads into its twelfth and thirteenth installments. Few would argue that any of the follow-ups have come close to director John Carpenter’s original 1978 masterpiece, but regardless, horror devotees worldwide still love to see Michael Myers return to slash more and more victims.

For a quick refresher, Halloween (1978) was followed by a direct sequel in 1981, then an extremely weird Myers-less spinoff in 1982. The iconic villain returned for three connected sequels in 1988, 1989, and 1995, before the franchise was rebooted for the first time with 1998’s Halloween H20. This also saw the return of Jamie Lee Curtis’ Laurie Strode, after she was killed offscreen prior to Halloween 4. H20 got a sequel in 2002 that saw Laurie killed onscreen, followed by a divisive Rob Zombie-directed remake in 2007, which got its own sequel in 2009. Whew.

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Last year of course brought fans Halloween (2018), directed by David Gordon Green, and again featuring the return of Curtis’ Strode. Carpenter also returned as producer and composer. Halloween (2018) was a direct sequel to the 1978 movie only, and ignored all the other entries. Recently, Blumhouse announced that the story would continue with 2020’s Halloween Kills and 2021’s Halloween Ends. Now, Variety reports that former Brat Pack member Anthony Michael Hall has been cast as Tommy Doyle, who Laurie famously babysat in the original film.

Halloween fans will recall that this isn’t the first time Tommy Doyle has returned as a grown-up, the first being in 1995’s Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers. The character was played by Paul Rudd around the time his Clueless role first propelled his Hollywood career upward. Rudd has of course gone on to reinvent himself as a comedic performer in films like Anchorman and Knocked Up, and of course play Ant-Man in the MCU. For his part, Hall has kept busy since his days in 1980s hits like The Breakfast Club and Weird Science, including playing the lead in USA’s long-running series The Dead Zone, as well as appearances in films like The Dark Knight and shows like Agents of SHIELD.

While some had hoped that Tommy’s previously rumored return to the franchise would lead to Rudd coming back, that really wouldn’t have made any sense, since Halloween 6 didn’t happen in the current continuity. Plus, and no offense meant to Hall, who certainly isn’t aging poorly in his own right, but Rudd’s notoriously youthful appearance means he really wouldn’t look much older than he did in 1995. It remains to be seen how Tommy Doyle will factor into the story of Halloween Kills, but one wonders if he’ll meet the business end of Michael’s kitchen knife.

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Source: Variety

2019-08-26 07:08:12

Michael Kennedy

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

Tommy Wiseau & Greg Sestero Recreate Dark Knight Joker Scene in Full

Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero have teamed up once again to recreate the famous Joker interrogation scene from The Dark Knight. Wiseau is known for producing, directing, writing, and starring in the infamous movie called The Room, which is often considered one of the worst movies ever made – and he uses that notoriety to his benefit.

Even though The Room was panned by critics, Wiseau never stopped in his dream of becoming an actor. The role of Johnny may have started off his career, but Wiseau has since starred in several short films, TV series, and feature-length films such as Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance and Best F(r)iends Volume 1. Wiseau is known for never giving up on his dreams, especially after James Franco’s The Disaster Artist hit the big screen, and so he wants to follow his dream of playing the Joker in a DC movie. Despite Joaquin Phoenix being cast as the Joker in the upcoming origin film, Wiseau doesn’t seem to be giving up based on this new take on a scene from Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight.

Related: Tommy Wiseau May Not Have Really Directed The Room

Created by Nerdist and shared on their YouTube page, fans can now see what the stars of The Room would look like in a scene from The Dark Knight. The scene in question is when Batman interrogates the Joker to get information on Harvey Dent’s location. Things don’t go according to plan, of course, and Batman finds out that the Joker has actually taken Harvey Dent and Rachel Dawes. Wiseau and Sestero have dressed up as the Joker and Batman before for Wiseau’s Joker audition tape, but Nerdist has now taken it even further by recreating the entire interrogation scene from The Dark Knight.

Wiseau has been petitioning for a Joker role since February of this year. Sestero even joked that he would play Batman alongside Wiseau’s Joker if the opportunity ever came to be. While Wiseau being cast as the Joker has mainly been seen as a joke, some people are interested in him playing Batman’s archnemesis. Other dedicated fans have even gone as far as editing his face onto Heath Ledger’s body for certain scenes in The Dark Knight. 

With multiple Joker movies in development, Wiseau’s best chance of playing the Clown Prince of Crimes is now. That being said, Wiseau will likely never be cast as the Joker unless someone were to make a full-length parody film revolving around the Joker and Batman. Even then, the task would be complicated given the copyright issues, but it’s fun to consider nonetheless. Currently, Todd Phillips’ Joker film starring Phoenix is the closest to fans seeing, but maybe Wiseau will get his own Joker movie eventually. Who knows? Stranger things have happened in Hollywood.

More: Tommy Wiseau Wants to RESHOOT The Room in Modern 3D

Source: Nerdist

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2018-09-24 02:09:04 – Christopher Fiduccia

The Room Now Available to Watch Online on Tommy Wiseau’s YouTube

Tommy Wiseau is best known for writing, directing, and staring in the cult hit film The Room, which is now, oddly, available to watch in its entirety for free on YouTube. Wiseau isn’t a stranger to doing inexplicable, very un-Hollywood things, though – in fact, his whole career is based upon it.

The film itself is a nonsensical story following a man, Johnny (played by Wiseau) whose fiancée, Lisa, sleeps with his best friend, Mark. It’s widely regarded as one of the worst movies of all time, so much so that it slides into the “so bad it’s good” category, which caused a re-circulation of it for years after. The mystery behind the creator himself and the making of the film was so intriguing that it led to a film of its own: The Disaster Artist, in which James Franco plays Wiseau, and shows the creator in a way no one had ever seen him before.

Related: Tommy Wiseau Facts Too Crazy For The Disaster Artist

Wiseau’s YouTube account, which is unverified technically but seems legitimate, includes several videos, including one brand new one: The film itself, all 99 minutes of it. It’s unlisted, but there’s an additional copy of it, uploaded on September 12, that is listed, under the title The Room Press Screener. So what could have prompted Wiseau to upload his most popular movie for all the world to see?

Likely not coincidentally, Wiseau has also shared on his channel a trailer to his more recent film, Best F(r)iends. Maybe, Tommy is simply re-promoting his work, as there are always screenings on the horizon. Wiseau has other projects in the works too, some of which are related to The Room, so perhaps he’s just looking to reignite some interest in the property.

Wiseau’s enthusiasm for keeping his signature film alive is admirable. When he previously spoke with Screen Rant, Wiseau remarked on how The Disaster Artist had been “beneficial” for The Room, saying, “I noticed in the past few years this very positive response from the media, etc – and I like it.” Wiseau has also expressed a desire to adapt The Room into different formats, including 3D and on Broadway. Considering his proclivity for out-there choices, it’s hard to determine exactly why Wiseau would choose to make the film available for mass audiences to consume anytime, anywhere for free. But we’re not going to look a gift horse in the mouth: It seems like now is as good of a time as any for another viewing of this ridiculous cult hit.

More: Tommy Wiseau Facts Too Crazy For The Disaster Artist

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2018-09-21 06:09:27 – Becca Bleznak