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With the Fantastic Four officially set to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, rumors have been swirling around who will play the superhero family, and one name keeps popping up more and more: John Krasinski, who’s not exactly shy about his desire to play Reed Richards a.k.a. Mr. Fantastic. Here’s what he previously told Esquire when asked about the role:
“I was just about to walk into the worst pun ever, but I was like, that’s a fantastic role. That would be awesome,” Krasinski said. “Marvel wrote the playbook on secrecy and awesome sort of tantalizing lay and wait until everything’s announced. I am not committed to the role or anything, but I don’t know when they’re doing it. But if and when they do it, I would love to talk to them about it.”
However, in a new interview with Comic Book, Krasinski set the record straight that talks of him playing Mr. Fantastic are simply speculative along with the new rumor that he might be directing a Marvel film:
“Wow, that’s a cool idea. It’s so interesting because I’m such a huge fan of Marvel. I think they do their own… They have such a great formula. Yeah, I’d jump in there. In Kevin [Feige] I trust. That dude is not only the most talented guy, but the nicest guy. Yeah, whatever he wants, we’d discuss it.”
Except Krasinksi isn’t the only in his family being tied to the Fantastic Four. His real-life wife Emily Blunt could be in the mix as Susan Storm, and when asked by Comic Book about the persistent rumors, she was noticeably coy. Just like Krasinski’s answer, Blunt deferred to Kevin Feige:
When asked about the Fantastic Four, Blunt knew where he was going, noting it had been a hot topic already. Killian then asked, “are you prepared for the internet backlash if you guys don’t get cast in Fantastic Four?”
“Well I don’t know, you’re gonna have to speak to Feige about it, right? No, fan casting is obviously so flattering and lovely, but I don’t see it as anything other than hypothetical until they cast someone else,” Blunt said. “I don’t know.”
On an interesting note, Krasinski auditioned for Captain America, and Blunt was originally offered the role of Black Widow, but turned it down. If these rumors are true, this would give the couple the opportunity to enter the MCU on their own terms. In the meantime, comic book fans can’t help but notice Krasinski’s very specific color choice for The Quiet Place II world premiere.Getty Image
What’s so special about Krasinski’s suit? Blue, black, and white are the exact colors of the Fantastic Four uniforms. Is Krasinski doing some low-key campaigning to catch Marvel’s eye?
Via Comic Book
Woody Allen’s controversial memoir “Apropos of Nothing” has at least one major admirer: Larry David. In a recent interview published by The New York Times, the “Seinfeld” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” creator shared some praise for Allen’s memoir, which was surprise released on March 24 courtesy of Arcade Publishing. David said, “Yeah, it's pretty great, it's a fantastic book, so funny. You feel like you're in the room with him and yeah, it's just a great book and it's hard to walk away after reading that book thinking that this guy did anything wrong.”
Arcade touts Allen’s memoir as “a candid and comprehensive personal account by Woody Allen of his life, ranging from his childhood in Brooklyn through his acclaimed career in film, theater, television, print and standup comedy, as well as exploring his relationships with family and friends.” Allen uses the memoir to once again deny allegations of child molestation made against him by his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow. The director writes the allegation was a result of Mia Farrow’s “Ahab-like quest” for revenge against him.
“I never laid a finger on Dylan, never did anything to her that could be even misconstrued as abusing her; it was a total fabrication from start to finish,” Allen writes, adding that he did place his head on Dylan's lap during an August 1992 visit to Farrow's Connecticut house. “I certainly didn't do anything improper to her. I was in a room full of people watching TV mid-afternoon.”
“Apropos of Nothing” was originally scheduled for release by book publisher Hachette, but widespread backlash to the book’s distribution and company walkouts forced the company to kill the release. Hachette returned to the rights to the novel to Allen and Arcade stepped in to release the book last month. Arcade editor Jeannette Seaver defended the release of the book in a statement that reads: “In this strange time, when truth is too often dismissed as 'fake news,' we as publishers prefer to give voice to a respected artist, rather than bow to those determined to silence him.”
Allen’s book is now available for purchase. Head over to The New York Times to read more from David’s interview.
So far, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has done a pretty fantastic job of bringing their roster of characters to life on the big screen. Their personalities, costumes and general look more often than not lean towards being as faithful as possible to the source material and this includes the likes of Thor, Iron Man, and, the star-spangled man himself, Captain America. But, the popular artist BossLogic has taken the latter Avernger and created a frighteningly accurate depiction of the character in live-action, basing it on the infamous piece of artwork from longtime comic creator Rob Liefeld.
Clearly, BossLogic has had some time on his hands during this ongoing self-isolation situation, taking Rob Liefeld's ill-famed take on Captain America which portrays the First Avenger with a chest that bulges out to unnatural proportions, even by the ludicrously over-the-top standards set by comic books.
His entire torse sticks out so far that he would seriously struggle to find clothes that fit, with the image suggesting that Steve Rogers suffered some serious side-effects after taking the untested super-soldier serum. The Liefeld artwork has become notorious among the comic book community and is often held up as what not to do when drawing these beloved superheroes.
Bosslogic's artwork takes the warped proportions from Liefeld's effort and applies them to Chris Evans as Captain America, with hilariously bizarre results. Evans put in a lot of effort to get into the right shape for his role as Steve Rogers, a man who is enhanced to be the peak of physical fitness, and this artwork makes us glad he did not go overboard as it would have turned the Marvel movies from entertaining to horrifying.
Showing Evans in his Captain America costume with the same outlandish physical attributes as Liefeld's original drawing could well have backfired, but instead, Liefeld himself responded to the image with a joyously uplifting cry of 'All in!!'.
Rob Liefeld began his comic book career in the late 1980s and became known for his unique, often polarizing, style. Over his long career, Liefeld has helped to create some of Marvel's most popular characters, including Cable and even Deadpool. He has also provided work on several long-running series' such as New Mutants, X-Factor, Wolverine and Captain America. Liefeld, along with Fabian Nicieza, created the anti-hero team X-Force, which first appeared in 1991's The New Mutants #100. A version of the team made their on-screen debut in 2018's Deadpool 2 but were very quickly killed off in one of the movie's funniest sequences.
Chris Evans meanwhile has played the Marvel hero since 2011's Phase 1 movie Captain America: The First Avenger, which took us back to World War II and the origin of Steve Rogers' rise from patriotic weakling to Nazi-punching superhero. Evans' time as the character came to a fitting end in last years comic book epic Avengers: Endgame, which saw the...
The first season of Disney's hit series The Mandalorian is ample proof that Star Wars fatigue is far from setting in, with fans still very much on board to experience new and exciting adventures set in a galaxy far, far away. Well, excitement for the upcoming second season is hotting up, especially with the recent news that Daredevil star Rosario Dawson will be taking on the role of fan-favorite Jedi warrior, Ahsoka Tano. To get an idea of what the actress might look like as the character, a new fan-made concept design shows off what the actress could look like as Ahsoka Tano in the second season of The Mandalorian.
Digital artist Mizuri has created an image that depicts Rosario Dawson wielding a green lightsaber as the live-action version of Ahsoka Tano. In the caption, the artist notes that as a fan of Star Wars: The Clone Wars growing up, they are excited to see Ahsoka Tano when The Mandalorian returns for its second season on the Disney Plus streaming service. They are far from the only one, with fans having been crying out for the character to make her live-action debut for some time.'Woah!! It seems like Rosario Dawson will be joining the cast of @themandalorian as Ahsoka Tano! Growing up, I really enjoyed Star Wars the Clone Wars, so it'll be really cool seeing Ahsoka in live action! Here's a poster remix of Dawson in Sin City, turned into Ahsoka Tano. Enjoy!'
It was revealed last week that Dawson has now been cast as the beloved character, with the news being welcomed by many fans who have longed to see Ahsoka Tano appear in a live-action Star Wars project since the character made her debut in The Clone Wars animated movie back in 2008. Though the image may not be an official one, it wonderfully demonstrates what a good casting choice Dawson is, and how great the character could end up looking in the final product.
In her first appearance, Ahsoka Tano was voiced by Ashley Eckstein, with the character ending up being a staple of The Clone Wars series. Over time, she has found an audience and has become a truly important character within the franchise. Other than her appearance in the The Clone Wars, Ahsoka has also appeared in the animated series Rebels and, over the years, has become one of the most popular characters in all of Star Wars. Eckstein also provided her voice for a brief line in last year's The Rise of Skywalker. Though it may be someone else taking on the role for The Mandalorian, Eckstein has said that she is 'always happy to see her legacy continued'.
The first season of The Mandalorian picks up after the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, as another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic. The second season remains something of a mystery at this time, but it is...