SplashPage has an exclusive interview with actress and nerd-crush (myself included) Emma Stone (Zombieland) about her role as Gwen Stacy in Marc Webb’s ((500) Days Of Summer) upcoming Spider-Man reboot. Here’s an excerpt:
MTV: People are fiercely protective of “Spider-Man.” Do you ever worry about how you’re going to be received by fans?
STONE: I have such respect for the world of comic book fans. I’ve been to Comic-Con for “Zombieland,” and zombie fans are a very specific kind of fan base. And my absolute favorite kind of people in the world are people that are passionate about something. And if there’s protective of something they’re passionate about it, I can completely relate because there and things I’m passionate about and protective of. There’s a part of me that really wants to please people that love Spider-Man or Gwen Stacy and want her to be done justice. I hope they’ll give me license to interpret her my way. But that fan base, I’m one of them, so I completely understand why they would be judgmental of certain things. I try not to look [at stories on the Internet] because I do care and I don’t want to psych myself out. I kinda half to stay off the Internet. I’m not thick-skinned enough. I get too sensitive. I don’t want it to effect what I’m doing.
MTV: There seemed to be so much competition for the role of Gwen Stacy. Do you ever think, “Why me?” What do you think won you the part?
STONE: I ask myself that question every day. I have no f–king idea. It’s the most amazing idea, I can’t even tell you. I don’t think I ever will figure out how it happened. It’s been mind-blowing. I know things will eventually change, so I’m just trying to avoid thinking about it and just enjoy it while it’s happening. Ugh, what am I even saying? Don’t write any of that down!
Head to MTV’s SplashPage for the rest.
More or less. During an interview with long-time Nolan cinematographer Wally Pfister, Cinematical stumbled upon this interesting quote:
“…there are the movies out there that he loves and I hate. I’m not a big Michael Bay fan. Chris loves Michael Bay’s movies. And so I’m always like come on, dude! But he sees something in it, and I don’t see it.”
As /Film posits, Nolan probably enjoys the image and spectacle of Bay’s films. This was my thought as well, and the most plausible considering that’s all there is to the movies of Michael Bay. Hey, I’ve seen a few Bay films in my time and as far as grand scale mass destruction go, Bay got some skills. I mean, as pure, primal entertainment, Transformers is a good movie. Let’s hope the appreciation ends at Nolan admiring Bay’s handiwork with dynamite and doesn’t bleed into handling any other aspect of a film.
UPDATE: ComicBookMovie has officially heard that this is a rumor. Shit.
LOST‘s Josh Holloway is rumored to be up for a lead role in an upcoming Marvel feature. TV Overmind speculates it may be wither Ant-Man or Hawkeye, two heroes whose names have been tossed around (Ant-Man is inching closer to being green-lit every day) as possible films or franchises. Both characters play a part in the Avengers universe which Marvel Studios is currently creating. I agree with TV Overmind that Hawkeye would be a much better fit than Ant-Man, and it’s unlikely that Holloway would play Namor or Doctor Strange, two more characters that may be coming to the big screen in the future. Sawyer was one of my favorite Losties and I’d love to see how he works in another role, especially one with such huge nerd-boner potential like a Marvel film. Especially after he was rumored to be Gambit in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and lost (no pun intended) out to that douche from Friday Night Lights. Exciting times we live in.
via Avengers News