Category: Blurbs

Jun
07

News/Rumor: ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ Might Resume Production in July

ComicBookMovie.com — At this point, it’s fair to say that Disney+ is in desperate need of fresh content, and if The Falcon and The Winter Soldier doesn’t premiere in August as planned, there will be a lot of unhappy subscribers. There’s not a whole lot Marvel Studios can do about that, though, as COVID-19 continues to cause production delays across the globe.

However, following the news that Paul Bettany has been forced to cancel a Comic-Con appearance next month so he can get back to work on WandaVision for reshoots, it’s now said that both The Falcon and The Winter Soldier and Loki will also likely continue production in July.

Liz Hill has shared a lot of reliable intel in recent months, so she definitely counts as a trustworthy source.

It’s unclear how the complications surrounding movie and TV shoots will affect these plans as studios are forced to adhere to strict new safety measures, but if these final scenes can be filmed in a studio, that will make things a lot easier. For now, we’ll obviously just have to wait and see.

Dec
19

Press/Video: The Wild, Wonderful Absurdity of Sebastian Stan’s ‘Cheat Day’

MensHealth.com –  Find someone who looks at you the same way Sebastian Stan looks at a box of donuts.

Sebastian Stan is just like you and me, aside from the fact that he’s a chiseled, obscenely handsome action star who played one of the most beloved characters in one of the most successful movie franchises of all time and will play that same beloved character in one of the most ambitious upcoming original series on the most successful new streaming service. But other than that, he’s just like you and me.

And after a long day of work (in this case, a topless photoshoot), Stan likes to unwind like the rest of us normies: with a hearty helping of junk food. In this short film titled Cheat Day, which was conceived by the Men’s Health January/February cover star himself, Stan paces New York City blocks seeking pizza, donuts, dumplings and more. He finishes his quest with a Frankenstein’s monster of sugar, carbs, and who-knows-what combined to produce the most over-the-top cheat day meal you’ve ever seen in your life. Stan also displays his encyclopedic knowledge of the Big Apple’s geography (he grew up an hour north in Rockland County, NY, and once starred on Broadway in William Inge’s Picnic), confirming “there is no 4th and Lex.”

If you only know Stan from the MCU, you might not fully grasp his penchant for absurd humor. But if you truly stan Stan, then you’re familiar with @OneMinuteMen, which features experimental short films starring Stan and his friend Will Malnati. Much like the donut-filled, pizza and potato chips taco monstrosity feasted upon in Cheat Day, Sebastian Stan has layers.

Dec
18

Press/Photos: Get Sebastian Stan’s Armani Exchange Velvet-Effect Shorts for Comfortable, Cool Style

MensHealth.com – Toss your old, ratty basketball shorts for this stylish upgrade.

As you prepare to take your fitness game to the next level in the New Year, rest and recovery are key to crushing your goals. And when you’re training hard, you’ll want to be as comfortable as possible before and after the gym. Sebastian Stan — Men’s Health January/February cover star — knows that all too well, donning a casual-cool look of black shorts, a black T-shirt, mid-calf black socks, and a gray hoodie to his recent interview for the magazine.

“I mean, next to Evans and Hemsworth and all those guys, I feel like I’m 50 miles behind,” says Stan during his in-depth interview with Men’s Health. “I don’t think I can get to that size, to be honest. My body right now is probably the best its ever been.”

Its not easy achieving superhero abs like the modest Avengers: Endgame star, but if you plan to crush some brutal workouts, its worth investing in stylish-yet-comfortable athletic shorts that’ll help you achieve the ultimate relaxation pre – and post-gym. For the most wear, opt for a pair that looks cool enough to sport around town and feel seriously cozy for lounging around your home, like these Armani Exchange shorts worn by Stan in his Men’s Health cover shoot.

So, why are these shorts so special? It’s all about the luxe, velvety-soft fabric that makes them look way more expensive than any ratty basketball shorts in your closet. The rich texture elevates your wardrobe of basic tees and hoodies, while providing a nice contrast to your fresh white sneakers.

With minimalist design details like contrasting side piping, these sleek Armani Exchange shorts are perfect for understated, cool style– something that’s hard to achieve. Sure, these Bermuda  shorts might be 80’s-inspired but they’re far from the wildly-bold fashions of the decade that might come to mind.

If you’re willing to invest in wardrobe essentials like the best pair of jeans and sneakers, spending $100 on cool and comfy shorts that can be worn anywhere seems reasonable (if not a total steal). While this purchase doesn’t guarantee an action hero physique,  it will help you achieve effortlessly cool action-hero-off duty style.

Note: This article was very briefly on the Men’s Health website at the link provided above, it’s no longer available to view (at this time),  but Jen from Sebastian Stan Fan on Instagram screencapped the article and photos. I’ve transcribed the article from Jen’s screencaps and have saved the photos. Her original posts on the Sebastian Stan Fan Instagram are here and here if you wish to view them.

May
28

Sebastian Stan Reveals He Wants to Direct, His Favorite Marvel Memory With Chris Evans, Bucky’s Last Interaction with Captain America and More from MCM London Comic Con

My apologies if some of this seems disjointed. I cut and pieced many of this together from a handful of ComicBook.com’s articles to make one master post for easy reading. Much of what they reference is from the videos posted via YouTube.

Sebastian Stan Wants to Direct

Avengers star Sebastian Stan wants to turn director, but the actor admits he’s still “very far, far off” from heading behind the camera.

“It’s only in the last couple years that I’ve become so in awe of directors and the moviemaking aspect. As an actor, I used to only see myself and the scenes and my contribution, but then I realized, ‘Wait a minute, you’re part of this big thing,’”

“And there’s always a sense of vision and just the way that you can tell stories visually, with sound, the whole editing [aspect], the way you can influence [a film] — it just fascinates me. Yeah, it would be nice to kind of find something that could make sense at some point, but I’m still very far, far off from that.”

Asked if he might make his directorial debut on streaming service Disney+, where Stan and Captain America co-star Anthony Mackie will lead The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Stan said with a laugh, “They’ll never, they’ll never let me. I don’t know about that. That’s a high bar.”

Sebastian Stan Reveals What Bucky Would Have Done With Time Stone in Avengers: Endgame

To say that the Winter Soldier has been some through some awful things in the Marvel Cinematic Universe would be something of an understatement. He went from being Steve Rogers’ best friend and an Army officer before being captured and experimented on by HYDRA and then, after falling to his presumed death, brainwashed into becoming the superpowered assassin Winter Soldier. It’s a complicated, bleak history, a history that fans might expect Bucky to want to undo if he had the chance. But, according to Sebastian Stan, there’s something else he’d do if Bucky got his hands on the Time Stone.

Stan was asked by a fan during his appearance at MCM London this weekend what Bucky would do if he had the opportunity to use the Time Stone — the Infinity Stone that has the ability to manipulate time — and it turns out, Bucky wouldn’t completely erase his history as Winter Soldier — just the assassinations.

“What would Bucky do if he got the Time Stone? Get the hell out of there!” Stan joked. “No, if he got the Time Stone of course he would go back to face himself in the ’70s and then it would have to be two Winter Soldiers, one against the other, then he would have to face himself and stop himself from creating about 864 assassinations.”

The idea that Bucky would use the stone to go back and prevent his other self from carrying out the multitudes of assassinations HYDRA and the KGB had him carry out over the years rather than stop himself from becoming the Winter Soldier in the first place is an interesting one. While it would in theory keep much of the character’s history intact, stopping some of the assassinations would likely have far-reaching impact on the MCU’s history on the whole. What’s certain is that a Winter Soldier on Winter Soldier fight would be pretty epic to see, much like watching Captain America fight himself in Avengers: Endgame was a pretty great scene itself.
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Jan
20

‘Destroyer’ Director Karyn Kusama Discusses Sebastian’s role Chris in the film

TheMarySue.com — While the movie focuses on Erin and her past and present, Chris plays an important role in how Erin exists in the modern day. He’s only in the movie for maybe ten minutes, but his role is so important to the Erin we meet later in her life, and his presence is felt throughout the film thanks to his performance:

“Thankfully, Sebastian brought so much intelligence and complexity and genuine tenderness to the role so you really felt, by that last scene, that he is so desperately in love with her and that he’s going to do something so foolish in service to those feelings.”

Erin and Chris are head over heels in love (and continually high on drugs as they get further into their undercover mission), but there are aspects of their characters that reach into the audience and make us care for them both:

“He (Sebastian Stan) brought a lot of layers to it that just told us that these guys were not ready for what happened, and Sebastian is just such a lovely guy that there is something about him and Nicole. It was so instant that I was like, ‘We’re going to be okay.’ I feel like the chemistry between them is very real and genuine and, I don’t know, just truly emotionally connected. And I know that, in some respects, the audience isn’t sure, initially—when we discover that they really are a couple—we’re not sure what’s really driving that, but by the end, to learn that they are crazy about each other, it makes it heartbreaking.”

Their love is told in a way that brings a contrast to the film, separating the two sides of Erin’s story, and it’s important to uphold the significance of her relationship with Chris:

“She opens herself up to him, and in doing so immediately ensnares him in a plan that’s so wrong-headed, and she lives with that for the rest of her life.”

Dec
03

Mark Hamill Keen to Work with ‘Son’ Sebastian Stan

Mark Hamill wants to find a project for himself and fellow actor Sebastian Stan to portray father and son, because the Captain America: Civil War star looks just like his younger self.

The Star Wars veteran has been inundated with Twitter messages from fans online for some time, with many wondering if the two are actually related after noticing the striking similarities between 35-year-old Stan and Hamill during his days as a young actor.

Some have even shared side-by-side images of the pair to prove their theory, and in September (17), Hamill finally acknowledged the remarks by reposting one of the photo comparisons and making reference to a famous Darth Vader quote from Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back.

“Sorry to disappoint you but I refuse to say ‘Sebastian Stan-I AM YOUR FATHER!’ (even though, in fact, I am),” he quipped, adding an emoji of a winking face with a tongue sticking out. He then shared the hashtags, “#SorryNotSorry #MySonSebastian”.

Hamill has since revealed fans are encouraging him to recommend Stan play a younger version of his Star Wars character Luke Skywalker when Disney bosses start the casting process for the proposed spin-off movie, but he doesn’t want to interfere with the process.

“At first, I said, ‘He’s way too handsome to be compared to me!,” Hamill told Good Morning America of the initial comparisons. “And then they (fans) morphed (pictures of) us together and I thought, ‘Ooh, that is kind of spooky.’ People say, ‘Would you support him (Stan) to be the young Luke Skywalker when they make those movies?’, and I thought, he doesn’t need me. He’s an accomplished enough actor to get it (the role) on his own, and I shouldn’t put my thumb on the scale because it’s not my choice, it’s Disneyand LucasFilm, and I don’t wanna cut short any other potential Lukes.”

Instead, the 66-year-old is keen to work with Stan on a new film – they just have to find one first.
“He’s a wonderful actor,” Hamill smiled. “I’d love to work with him. Heck, I’d play his father any day!”

During Hamill’s GMA appearance on Thursday (30Nov17), he was surprised with a funny video message from Stan, who got in on the joke following his interview on the same show on Wednesday (29Nov17).

“Dad, hey… I just want to let you know, I got orange juice and eggs and everything so when you get home tonight, you should be all good…”, Stan said in the video, much to Hamill’s amusement.

Stan has yet to respond to Hamill’s project proposal.

source: hollywood.com

Sep
14

New York Post Names Sebastian as One of The breakout stars from this year’s Toronto Film Festival

As this year’s Toronto Film Festival moves toward its closing night on Sunday, we take a look back at some of its most eye-catching, and potentially award-garnering, breakout performances.

Sebastian Stan is the best-known of these rising stars, having played the role of Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier in three “Captain America” movies (with another on the way), but the 35-year-old actor makes a next-level career move in the biopic “I, Tonya,” playing Jeff Gillooly, the volatile, less-than-bright husband of figure skater Tonya Harding (Margot Robbie). Stan’s suffered for his art: Robbie has said she got so into character during their domestic disputes that she really punched him in the head. Well, nobody ever said making it to the Oscar-contender circuit was easy.

Source: nypost.com

Sep
09

2017 Toronto International Film Festival: ‘I, Tonya’ Review Round-Up

Check out various snippets below from a variety of reviews of I, Tonya after it’s debut at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.

Hollywood Repoter: Despite its title, the pic (written by Steven Rogers) is deliberate in spreading the narrative focus around. Based, per the opening title cards, on frank interviews with the participants that are re-created here, the film front-and-centers not just Robbie’s Tonya but her ex-husband Jeff Gillooly (Sebastian Stan, endearingly stupid and embarrassed of his infamy), mother LaVona Golden (Allison Janney), skating coach Dian Rawlinson (Julianne Nicholson) and deluded “bodyguard” Shawn Eckhardt (Paul Walter Hauser). All are sadder now; wisdom is less evenly distributed. But each brings something to the table — even the too-proper Rawlinson, who when training young Tonya always encouraged her to wear nicer clothes and clean up her manners: A movie this full of colorful wingnuts needs a voice from Squaresville. […]

Variety: Part of the film’s drama — almost its morality — is that Tonya, though a highly successful skater who starts to compete in national championships, gets lower scores than she deserves, and the judges, at several points, come out and admit that it’s about factors besides skating — what they call “presentation.” But that’s just code for conventionality, for wanting to sell a homogenized image of America on the Olympics level. It has nothing to do with what any of this is supposed to be about — skating — and that lends Tonya a streak of rebel realness.

That’s the good side of her contempt for respectability. The bad side is that she falls for Jeff Gillooly (Sebastian Stan), a loser in a sardine mustache who’s nice enough to Tonya — when he isn’t punching her in the face. Their relationship isn’t portrayed as one of those hellacious ones in which the abuser keeps the abused under his thumb by threatening her. Tonya, no matter how much she gets slapped around, simply won’t cut him loose; she marries him, and leaves him, and keeps coming back to him. The movie is sharp enough to suggest that she feels the echo of her mother’s hatred in every slap, and she can’t give that up. She’s addicted to what she thinks she deserves. […]

The Wrap: As a whole the film delights in and demands audience participation by breaking the fourth wall often. Robbie brings a brand of vinegar we haven’t seen in her previous work, and it illuminates a long-forgotten trainwreck.

A postscript on screen says that Tonya now builds and restores decks in Michigan. We’ll take their word that it‘s the f—— truth. […]

Oct
22

Sebastian Stan visits ‘mystery city’ for Tulsa Wizard World appearance

Actor Sebastian Stan participated in a question-and-answer session Saturday at the Wizard World Tulsa pop culture convention.

After walking on stage and being introduced amid audience squeals, Stan said he was in a “mystery city” he used to hear about on the TV series “Friends.”

“This is where Chandler got into all that trouble,” Stan said.

Chandler Bing, Matthew Perry’s character on “Friends,” was temporarily relocated to Tulsa for work during the series.

Topics during Stan’s panel:

•Asked what storyline so far is his favorite as an actor, Stan picked the Winter Soldier saga because there is still unexplored territory with the character, which has appeared in multiple Marvel films.

“We still need to go back and figure some things out there,” Stan said, indicating he would like to fill in some blanks in the Winter Soldier’s history.
Stan, asked by the moderator if he was dropping hints about a possible movie, said, “I wish. I’m apparently campaigning for it without even really realizing it.”

•Stan said being curious worked in his favor. He encouraged audience members to be curious. He said he was curious to find role models once he “clicked” with acting while in college. He read biographies and discovered that Steve McQueen and other successful actors had troubled pasts. He said rough patches in life may be gifts you can learn from.
“That’s almost every superhero story,” he said.

Fave biography? “I just read all the acting ones from Pacino to Brando to DeNiro to Steve McQueen,” he said.

“The problem for me is these people just totally seemed like they were gods. Everyone idolized them.”

But Stan said those actors didn’t start out that way. “We made them into gods,” he said. “They just found a way to make themselves available.”

•Stan said he (gasp!) hasn’t seen “The Walking Dead,” but he watches “Game of Thrones” and “Stranger Things.”

•Does Stan watch a lot of his own movies? “After consuming a lot of alcohol, I do,” he said, adding that it’s hard to watch your own movies and it gets easier after the passage of time “and have kind of moved on.”

•Stan was asked what the Winter Soldier’s last thoughts were when he was going back on ice at the end of “Captain America: Civil War.” On-stage joking between the moderator and Stan ranged from “my arm itches” to “should’ve had dessert.” Stan then surmised that the Winter Soldier is in a place of relief because, after being “followed by this shadow such a long time,” that the character can kind of “just chill.” No pun was intended.

Said Stan: “Who is to say that whatever they put him to sleep with doesn’t give him nice dreams?”

Source: TulsaWorld.com

May
08

‘I’m Not Here’ Starts Production in Los Angeles, Stars Sebastian Stan & J.K. Simmons

Back in March Sebastian touched on the subject of this film briefly with Den Of Geek, referring to the project as an “Indie” film and calling it “Steve’s Umbrella,” which we now learn has been re-titled as “I’m Not Here.” The film stars Sebastian, J.K. Simmons, Mandy Moore, Max Greenfield, David Koechner, and Harold Perrineau to name a few of the key cast.

Keep reading below to find out more about the film.

In a package from Gersh and ICM Partners that has come together in time for Cannes, the Oscar-winner will star with Sebastian Stan from current blockbuster Captain America: Civil War and Maika Monroe in Rubber Tree Production’s left-field love story.

I’m Not Here has just started production in Los Angeles and centres on a man – to be played by Simmons and Stan – striving for redemption when he meets a flawed yet fearless woman.

Mandy Moore, Max Greenfield, David Koechner, Harold Perrineau, and newcomers Iain Armitage and Jeremy Maguire round out the key cast.

Michelle Schumacher directs from a screenplay she co-wrote with Tony Cummings and produces alongside Randle Schumacher and Eric Radzan for Rubber Tree Productions.

Gersh and ICM Partners represent worldwide sales and will introduce I’m Not Here to buyers at the market in Cannes next week.

Simmons currently stars in The Meddler with Susan Sarandon, while Monroe will be seen in summer release Independence Day: Resurgence.

Thanks to site visitor Weronika for the heads up!
Source: screendaily.com