Tag: Russell Crowe
New Year’s resolutions are a time to work towards a transformation of your body and/or your life. To honor these goals, this month we’re going to look at transformative roles in film. This week we look at some prominent examples of actors who had to gain weight for roles.
Universal Studios is hoping that their new “Dark Universe” will be the next MCU. So far, they’re off to a weak start. The Tom Cruise action flick The Mummy, which is the official beginning to the “Dark Universe”, is seriously underperforming at the box office. The movie’s poor performance highlights a major miscalculation that will continue to derail the “Dark Universe” unless Universal changes its strategy.
The latest cinematic shared universe, which will consist of the classic monsters of film from Universal Studios movie library, is moving ahead. They’ve gathered a team of writers—some veteran, some fairly new—to act as the Think Tank who will oversee the rebooted Cinematic Monster Universe.
Universal Studios is trying to bring a lot of star power to its planned Shared Monster-verse. The latest rumor is that Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson will sign with Universal to play the Wolf Man in multiple films. Will the Rock’s star power help make the Universal Monsters Shared Continuity a success?
Many would say Superman has changed a lot in the 75 years since his first appearance. After being rebooted by DC Comics and given more emotional depth, the super hero received an effects-heavy sci-fi overhaul in the form of Zack Snyder's Man of Steel. Comic book fans wonder what Superman creators, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, would thinks of the new directions their super hero has moved in since they brought him to life in Action Comics #1.
Just like many children of the 1970s, I had a hard time accepting what I saw in the first trailers for Man of Steel. How dare someone come along and try to tell me someone else could be Superman besides Christopher Reeve! I do love those movies with all my heart (yes, even the third and fourth ones), but it's been 35 years since we've really seen a new and truly unique vision of the world's first super hero. As much as I protested, the time had come.