Nicolas Cage Wants Us To Know That He Doesn’t Need The Marvel Cinematic Universe Because He’s “Nic Cage”
On Sunday night, Nicolas Cage was presented with the Variety Legend & Groundbreaker Award at Miami Film Festival. Like a cockroach who spends its money on stolen dinosaur skulls and a $200,000 octopus, Nic has managed to survive four decades of extreme highs and lows in Hollywood. Highs like winning an Oscar for Best Actor for Leaving Las Vegas, and lows like having so many box office flops that there are articles titled “Nicolas Cage’s 15 Worst Movies.” So when Nic accepted his award from Variety, he looked back on his lengthy career and felt like there was one thing he needed to make clear: Nic Cage does not need Marvel. “Are you sure about that?” said Nicolas Cage’s accountant.
Brie Larson was working the red carpet at Disney’s D23 Expo over the weekend when Variety’s Marc Malkin asked her how long she planned on playing the role of Captain Marvel. I expected your typical actress answer: a teeth-baring smile and something like, “As long as Marvel will have me! It’s an honor!” But, as Entertainment Weekly reports, Brie was in no mood. She shrugged and sarcastically replied, “I dunno. Does anyone want me to do it again?” Brie’s wry response is clearly aimed at all the Marvel nerds who trolled her when Captain Marvel, the studio’s first female-led superhero movie, was released in 2019. They tried to sink the movie on RottenTomatoes before it even came out, claimed Brie was sexist against men because she made comments about Hollywood’s lack of diversity, and even criticized her for not smiling enough in the trailer. I mean, they got a point about that last one. Did you see her in Room? So glum! Continue reading
Jon Hamm recently sat down for an interview with Entertainment Tonight to promote that new Fletch movie, and he talked, nay, bragged about the success of Top Gun: Maverick. In case you haven’t seen it, Jon plays a by-the-book admiral who constantly tsk-tsks that ne’rer-do-well Tom Cruise. Last weekend, the movie set another box office record; it’s now the only film ever to have topped the U.S. box office on both Memorial Day and Labor Day. 51-year-old Jon told ET that its success is “unprecedented,” especially because “it doesn’t have somebody in a cape or on a spaceship.” He says Top Gun is “a story about real people.” Yeah, real people who fly through the skies like superheroes and spaceships.
Diversity is apparently the bugbear of every casting director in Hollywood. How can we tell the story of an East Asian woman who overcame the odds WITHOUT casting Scarlett Johansson? It’s impossible. Some are taking note of this slow embrace of diversity and one of those champions is Jessica Alba. A proud Latin woman, Jessica, who was put in a blond wig and blue contacts for a superhero movie (see: Jessica Alba as Sue Storm above), thinks that Marvel’s casting choices are as white as a Wes Anderson movie.
Jameela Jamil Agrees That The First Photo Of Her Character From “She-Hulk: Attorney At Law” Is A Mess
The trailer for the upcoming Disney+ show She Hulk: Attorney at Law dropped a couple of months ago, and everyone on the Internet agreed that the CGI used on Tatiana Maslany’s She-Hulk was crappier than the Scorpion King in The Mummy Returns. But it’s not just the subpar CGI; a new image of Jameela Jamil as villainess Titania suggests that the hair and makeup might also suck. After Marvel fans roasted the picture on Twitter, 36-year-old Jameela entered the chat to admit that, yes, the photo is a mess and she accepts “every ounce of shade.” Jameela Jamil: honest to a fault!
Elizabeth Olsen stars alongside Benedict Cumberbatch in the newest Marvel movie that’s going to make trillions of dollars at the box office this weekend. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was released today and Elizabeth has been doing the promo rounds as the big Marvel people do. One such activity is a digital cover story for Harper’s Bazaar UK where Elizabeth talks about how she isn’t one of those celebrities who complain about being famous because being in the public eye means things are going well. And she’s telling the truth; she’s just a celebrity who complains about having super famous siblings.