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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...
On Friday, the world lost a music legend when Kenny Rogers passed away at 81 years old. To honor the Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, Golden Globe nominee, and fried chicken enthusiast, actor Ryan Reynolds shared a deleted scene from Deadpool where the Merc with a Mouth sings Rogers’ quintessential song “The Gambler.”
In a series of Instagram Stories, all collected below, Reynolds showed the sequence where Deadpool beats up Ajax on a highway. “During the edit of Deadpool 1, we kept messing around with Deadpool singing Kenny Rogers, THE GAMBLER while putting the beat down on Ajax,” he wrote. “It didn’t make the cut. But it sure made me smile.” The concept was eventually dropped, however, in favor of Deadpool saying, “A hush falls over the crowd. Rookie sensation Wade W. Wilson out of Regina, Saskatchewan lines up the shot,” and “and that’s why Regina rhymes with fun. Ladies and gentlemen, what you’re witnessing is sweet, dick-kicking revenge.” Should’ve kept the Gambler.
Deadpool aka @VancityReynolds singing @_KennyRogers. I wish they had kept this in the first movie. #RIPKennyRogers pic.twitter.com/z54KOxBL7b
— _-_-_-_ a disappearing boy_-_-_-_ @ChalametTheGod March 22, 2020Ryan Reynolds and his wife Blake Lively recently made a $1 million donation to coronavirus relief, while also taking a good-humored jab at Hugh Jackman. “Covid-19 has brutally impacted older adults and low income families. Blake & I are donating $1 million to be split between FEEDING AMERICA and FOOD BANKS CANADA. If you can give, these orgs need our help,” he wrote. “Take care of your bodies and hearts. Leave room for joy. Call someone who’s isolated and might need connection. Hugh Jackman’s # is 1-555-????-HUGH.”
EXCLUSIVE: House Productions, the British producer behind Benedict Cumberbatch's drama Brexit: The Uncivil War, has nabbed the screen rights to the remarkable true story of an Auschwitz hero.
The film and TV company, run by former Film4 head Tessa Ross and ex-Working Title TV chief Juliette Howell, has optioned former war reporter Jack Fairweather's The Volunteer.
The book, which just scored the popular Costa Book of the Year prize, is a biography about Witold Pilecki. Pilecki was a covert operative who volunteered to be captured and taken to deadly new Nazi detention centre, Auschwitz, in order to infiltrate the camp, organise a resistance from within, gather evidence of the atrocities being committed against thousands of European Jews, and ultimately attack the Nazi forces from where they'd least expect. However, Pilecki's incredible and heroic story would later be wiped from the annals of history by Poland's communist government and the man himself branded a traitor and enemy of the state.
Fairweather's account pieces together first-hand accounts from survivors, access to unpublished diaries and newly released archival documents.
House has secured a multi-territory deal for the film rights to The Volunteer, as part of its financing partnership with Access Entertainment, which will see Ross and Howell develop the project. The publishers are WH Allen/Penguin Random House UK and Custom House/Harper Collins in the U.S.
It is the latest project for House, which produced Brexit – The Uncivil War starring Cumberbatch that aired on Channel 4 in the UK and HBO in the U.S., and is gearing up for BBC Two love story Trigonometry, written by Duncan Macmillan and Effie Woods, which will premiere at the Berlinale.
Fairweather is a former war reporter in Iraq and Afghanistan and the author of A War of Choice and The Good War. He has served as the Daily Telegraph's Baghdad bureau chief, and as a video journalist for the Washington Post in Afghanistan. His war coverage won a British Press Award and an Overseas Press Club award citation. He is represented by Larry Weissman at Larry Weissman Literary and Josie Freedman at ICM.
Fairweather said, “I’m delighted that Witold Pilecki's inspirational story of defiance in the face of man's greatest evil has found a filmmaker of Tessa's power and vision. In her hands, this once unsung hero will reach the audience he deserves.”
Tessa Ross, Co-CEO of House Productions added, “Jack's book is an astonishing account of a vital story that demands to be told. Witold Pilecki's heroism was remarkable and it is a great honour to be entrusted with this book so we can share his story.”...
The concept of gerrymandering has been a part of America's electoral process for generations, but has only gained attention in recent years, as partisan efforts to exploit it have accelerated. Every decade, states go through a labyrinthine process of redistricting, with the ruling party often doodling new lines across local maps that put the voters at the mercy of the people in control. Can you say undemocratic? So can much of the GOP, which picked up its partisan gerrymandering efforts after the 2008 presidential election, and continues using them to exercise control on elections across the country.
“Slay the Dragon,” a slick and eye-opening documentary from directors Chris Durrance and Barak Goodman, encapsulates the latest efforts to correct that equation. While it doesn't exactly bring new information to the table, the movie provides a welcome breakdown of the dramatic impact that gerrymandering has across American society whenever election season comes around. As it turns out, one of America's biggest threats in 2020 predates the pandemic, and could stick around much longer.
But — cue the inspiring score — not if these people have anything to say about it! Having established the backlash to 2010 gerrymandering in Michigan, which allowed Republican leaders to take charge of the Flint water crisis despite voters rejecting their bills, “Slay the Dragon” finds a young heroine to embody its cause: Katie Fahey, a political novice and cheery activist whose social media attacks on the redistricting process ballooned into a statewide campaign that ultimately led the Michigan Supreme Court to strike down partisan gerrymandering last year.
Fahey's backstory never gets explored and she materializes in the movie out of nowhere, as the filmmakers seem less invested in the human side of the story than its symbolic power, but it resonates nonetheless: Watching her go from a handful of followers to historic gamechanger provides the ultimate case study in what it takes to fight back against a seemingly invincible forces governing society. At the same time, “Slay the Dragon” doesn't pretend the war has been won for good, and cuts between Fahey's efforts with the mixed results that came from activists who took the issue of Wisconsin gerrymandering to the Supreme Court last year with mixed results.
Collectively, the dueling narratives illustrate just the mounting pushback to gerrymandering on the local level, just in time for viewers to wonder how it might impact their lives after this year's census.
Such timeliness makes “Slay the Dragon” something of an update and sequel to “Gerrymandering,” Jeff Reichert's 2010 documentary on the redistricting process that focuses California's Proposition 11 campaign. Those efforts effectively stopped the...