I’ve added over 400 blu-ray captures of Sebastian from Captain America: The Winter Soldier. You can view them in the gallery now.
Be sure to pick up your copy on August 19th!
HollywoodReporter.com — Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has picked up The Bronze, a comedy starring and co-written by The Big Bang Theory actress Melissa Rauch.
Jay and Mark Duplass, the brothers behind comedies such as Jeff, Who Lives at Home and Cyrus, are exec producing the indie, the cast of which also includes Gary Cole, Silicon Valley star Thomas Middleditch, Captain America: The Winter Soldier actor Sebastian Stan, Saturday Night Live’s Cecily Strong and Haley Lu Richardson.
The movie is currently shooting in Ohio under the direction of Bryan Buckley, the award-winning commercial director known for his numerous Super Bowl spots.
Tracking-Board.com — Sebastian Stan will star in the indie sci-fi film ARQ. Written by Tony Elliott and directed by Craig David Wallace, the film follows an engineer who has survived the collapse of civilization, and is now reliving the last day of his life over and over again. Sarah Timmons and Christina Piovesan are producing and Peter Block is executive producing for Corvid Pictures.
“ARQ” is the first feature film from Elliott, and depending on shooting and release dates, will be either the first or second from Wallace. Elliott’s previous work has been as a story editor and writer for BBC America’s “Orphan Black,” while Wallace created and executive produced the Canadian horror comedy series “Todd & the Book of Pure Evil” (a project which he worked on with Corvid Pictures). Of course, writers and directors often change tonally between projects–just look at Steven Soderbergh–but based on what there is of Wallace and Elliott’s previous work, I think it’s safe to say that “ARQ” will not be aiming for understated.
The real draw of the film is Stan, whose career is on an upward slope at the moment, between his roles as Bucky Barnes in the two “Captain America” movies and the Mad Hatter in “Once Upon a Time.” Others may remember him as the troubled son of the Secretary of State in USA’s Sigourney Weaver-led miniseries “Political Animals.” Or, if you’ve got really esoteric taste, you might recognize him from NBC’s predictably short-lived series “Kings.” Basically, Stan has made a career of playing endearingly troubled, slightly crazed characters–which seems like a pretty good fit for a post-apocalyptic engineer stuck in a “Groundhog’s Day” loop.
Given that the main character is an engineer, it seems likely that ARQ stands for “automatic repeat request,” a data transmission method by which a query is sent out repeatedly until an acknowledgement is received from the recipient. As Wikipedia’s fantastic “List of films featuring time loops” page demonstrates, we’re nowhere near done riffing on the “Groundhog Day” concept, so it should be interesting to see how “ARQ” measures up to films like “Edge of Tomorrow.”
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is coming home to Blu-ray and DVD on September 9th, but will first be available on Digital HD starting August 19th in the states. Folks in the U.K. will actually be able to pick up the Blu-ray and DVD on August 18th, with the digital download arriving as early as August 1st.
DVD Features Includes:
– Making-of Featurettes
– Audio Commentary
– Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes
– And More..
Theatre Communications Group (TCG) just announced the publication of 100 monologues by Eric Bogosian. The book is a collection of Bogosian’s acclaimed monologues, which were originally performed as part of his six Off-Broadway solo shows that premiered between 1980 and 2000. To check out videos of the monologues, a performed by Jessica Hecht, Sebastian Stan, Sam Rockwell, Michael Shannon and more, visit: http://100monologues.com/
You can listen to Marvel’s podcast featuring Sebastian and Chris below!
USAToday.com — It wasn’t long ago that most of the explosions in Sebastian Stan’s on-screen life were of the sort caused by catty teen girls on New York City’s Upper East Side.
The stage-trained actor has left the TV soap-opera drama of Gossip Girl behind. Now, he’s armed with a cool costume, heavy weaponry, an abundance of psychological issues and, well, a metal arm as the complicated antagonist of Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Drawing from a Marvel Comics story line, Stan’s Winter Soldier character is actually Bucky Barnes, the best friend and former partner of Captain America (Chris Evans) from World War II.
Like Cap, Bucky was thought to be killed in the line of duty. But instead of being encased in ice for 70 years like his buddy, Bucky was brainwashed and turned into an assassin who now works for Hydra. His mission: Eliminate Cap, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and pretty much anyone who gets in Hydra’s way.
“Bucky had to essentially become like part machine,” says Stan, who reprises the role from 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger.
While the Winter Soldier is essentially a new character, the actor revisited some aspects of Bucky he established in the first movie for continuity’s sake — which are important when Cap and his new foe figure out their connection in the heat of battle.
“Those are some meaty scenes, because it is a meaty concept,” Evans says. “Waking up 70 years later is heavy enough, and then seeing someone you thought was dead — that’s big. And he’s evil!” Continue reading
StudioSystemNews.com — Disney’s Marvel superhero movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier soared to record-breaking heights at the weekend box office.
The film, which is the sequel to 2011?s Captain America: First Avenger and the ninth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe earned a gripping $96.2 million. That qualifies as April’s biggest opening ever beating out the 2011 action film Fast & Furious 5 ($86.1 million). The number also tops this year’s The Lego Movie, which earned $69 million in February and Disney’s last Marvel superhero film 2013?s Thor: The Dark World, which premiered to an eye-popping 85.7 million.
The critics have been kind to The Winter Soldier, with 89 percent of reviewers recommending it. The film stars Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Anthony Mackie and features Robert Redford in a part that plays homage to his roles in 1970s thrillers such as Three Days of the Condor. Joe and Anthony Russo directed the movie, which cost $170 million to make and made its debuted in 3,938 theaters, many of which were 3D.
Its predecessor, Captain America: The First Avenger debuted to over $65 million and ultimately went on to earn $176.6 million.
Captain America is the latest to prosper from the 2012 comic book ensemble The Avengers, which earned $623 million in 2012 and has supported continuing tales from the all-star team, which includes Thor and Iron Man.