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Screenrant.com — Avengers: Infinity War star Sebastian Stan appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America, and posted a photo from the show’s set of himself posing with a toy replica of the Infinity Gauntlet. The appearance was to promote Avengers: Infinity War and a new children’s charity initiative called Marvel: Universe Unites.
Stan, who plays Bucky Barnes aka. the Winter Soldier, posted a video on Instagram of him flexing a toy version of the Infinity Gauntlet – one of the key artifacts wielded by the cosmic villain Thanos in Infinity War. Stan appeared on GMA alongside Paul Bettany, who plays The Vision (and formerly voiced Tony Stark’s AI assistant J.A.R.V.I.S.), and Karen Gillan, the reformed villain Nebula from the Guardians of the Galaxy movies (who will also be appearing in Infinity War). The upcoming Infinity War will be the first of a two-part movie that will end this current generation of Marvel movies and transition into a new phase with emphasis on new or currently supporting characters.
The Good Morning America appearance, and the accompanying Instagram, was to begin the push for Marvel: Universe Unites. This is a charitable drive co-branded to help promote Infinity War (as the existing Marvel universe will unite in the film). It is part of a larger charitable initiative called Hero Acts that works to support the Save the Children charity.
The video came with a flurry of social media activity that also included a photo of the three actors posing with a bevy of Marvel toys. The concept between Universe Unites is that each Marvel actor would play with the toys given to them in a large box, and pose with them for social media photos. The toys would then be sent to a child in need. The photo of Bettany, Gillan, and Stan aims to reach one million likes on Instagram. If the photo hits the desired number, Marvel will donate $250,000 to the charity. Marvel will also be donating 10 percent of Marvel toy sales proceeds earned on Saturday, March 3.
The character of Barnes is notably outfitted with a cybernetic arm after losing his left arm in an accident during World War II that presumably had taken his life. He was last onscreen missing the arm completely. It is notable, then, that Stan is the one posing with the Gauntlet. In the comics, the Winter Soldier eventually takes up the mantle of Captain America when Steve Rogers is apparently assassinated. It has been theorized that part of the Marvel push past Infinity War will be to feature Barnes as the new Captain America, and it is possible that Barnes unleashing the power of the Infinity Gauntlet may play into this somewhat.
Seldom is anything done in the public sphere by a Marvel Cinematic Universe actor without some sort of subtext or cryptic hinting. Marvel is notoriously tight-lipped when it comes to future movie events and the trajectory of the MCU storyline. It is unlikely, then, that the post by Stan on the show was merely a fun bit of happenstance. It is possible, though, that we will have to wait past Infinity War for the meaning of the act, as the currently untitled fourth Avengers movie will continue the story from May’s Avengers romp.
EW.com — The wait for Avengers: Infinity War just got shorter by one week, at least in North America.
The movie was set to open May 4th here, while it was opening April 27th in most international markets (with a few earlier April 25th debuts in a handful of countries). Sources at Marvel Studios and Disney tell EW they decided to change course and open the movie worldwide on the same date.
They did so via a little exchange with Tony Stark.
Hey ya’ll! I know the site hasn’t been updated in about a month and I’m sorry for that. Due to still being in the process of moving to our new home, it sees our old host had some major screw ups with their server support team. So, long story short: our old host lost most of the recent backups for many sites which were also a huge cause for the site not loading or seeing broken images everywhere. Since then I’ve taken measures to assure the site runs smoothly and thus moved it back to a host I use to be with, whom I have trusted in the past. I’m happy to say the site is running perfectly, and I’ve replaced all the broken images on both the main site and the gallery that I could find. However, if you run across any images in the gallery that doesn’t have a thumbnail please email me or Tweet me and let me know so I can fix them.
Alright, with that PSA out of the way… 🙂 I’m playing catch up on the last events Sebastian attended back in February. So you can see some previews below and the rest in the gallery now.
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The festival will be held from April 27 to May 3 at Cinema PRO and the Cinema Museum of the Peasant in Bucharest
American actor of Romanian origin, Sebastian Stan, who has come to play in some of America’s most titled American film productions, alongside actors such as Matt Damon, Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans or Robert Downey Jr. this spring. Sebastian Stan will be the guest of honor of the second edition of the American Independent Film Festival, which will take place in Bucharest between April 27 and May 3, 2018, and will present for the first time in Romania his latest biopic ” I, Tonya, “ directed by Craig Gillespie, three Academy Award nominations, a Golden Globe and five BAFTA awards.
Along with Sebastian Stan at this year’s American Independent Film Festival, other personalities of American cinema will be present and the festival will continue to bring to Bucharest a selection of the most appreciated recent US independent films.
The Romanian public, in dialogue with Sebastian Stan at AmericanIFF
Sebastian Stan plays alongside Margot Robbie and Allison Janney in “I, Tonya” (2017), about the famous skater Tonya Harding, one of the most praised movies of the year, with three Academy Award nominations, the Golden Globe for Allison Janney 5 nominations for the BAFTA Awards. The film will open American Independet Film Fetival this year on April 27, and will be followed by a dialogue with Sebastian Stan. The public in Romania will have the opportunity to learn from the Romanian actress how to be a platter colleague with Meryl Streep, Margot Robbie, Anne Hathway or Ashton Kutcher.
Sebastian Stan is the most popular Romanian actor who succeeded in establishing himself in the American film industry. The great directors remarked his charm and talent and co-authored him in Oscar productions. In Martian (7 Oscar nominations) he starred opposite Matt Damon, and in another award-winning film, “Black Swan”, he is part of a top cast with Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis and Vincent Cassel. He also starred in Broadway music-halls and the American-popular “Gossip Girl” series among American teenagers. In his latest film, “Captain America” ??starring Robert Downey Junior, Scarlet Johanson, Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, and Samuel L. Jackson. The Romanian actor even received some replies in Romanian.
CONGRATULATIONS ON THE FILM! CAN YOU TELL US HOW YOU BECAME INVOLVED WITH IT? WHAT DREW YOU TO YOUR CHARACTER IN PARTICULAR?
I had a Skype call with Craig (Gillespie) around the same time I saw Price of Gold, the “30 for 30” documentary on Tonya Harding. After reading the script, I was blown away by the possibilities of this film: its honesty and humor, and how tragic these real life characters were – it felt like an important story to tell. From the perspective of an actor, Jeff (Gillooly) was such a complex character, and I was curious to learn the truth behind the man, and what really happened. I’m still not sure I have figured it out exactly, but it was worth the challenge.
YOU MET JEFF AND TONYA IN REAL LIFE – WHAT WAS THAT EXPERIENCE LIKE?
It was really important for me to meet them, and Jeff in particular because it was difficult to find out anything about him besides the scandal surrounding the “incident”. It was also important to me from a technical perspective to be informed about how he moved and how he spoke. I got the sense through our meeting that he had had a difficult upbringing, and that as chaotic as his relationship became with Tonya, there was love between them at some point. That was my way in – my way of finding some humanity in him. I tried to approach the character with the idea that people can start out with good intentions, but don’t, or can’t always follow through.
It was difficult from the beginning because I couldn’t help but judge him, but I set to the task of trying to find some humanity behind what was on the page. I wanted to go back to the beginning and explore how Jeff and Tonya began, and to understand who he was and what led to what. Meeting him in person helped, because it allowed me to connect young Jeff with present-day Jeff, and I was able to start piecing a life together for him. Margot and I worked carefully with Craig to try and find the love underneath all of that pain and toxicity. We wanted to understand, and to show why Tonya kept going back.
I loved working with Margot. She is extremely generous as an actress and charismatic as a producer. She loves the filmmaking process and I was in perpetual awe at how determined she was to tell this story the right way. She was my anchor in this and I couldn’t have done it without her.
I am supportive of the movement. It is incredibly brave and heroic of all the women who have spoken out, and I want to hold space for that, and to honor that. I’m saddened as a man and a human being by everything that I have read and learned, but I am hopeful that through it, we can expand our awareness and learn how to communicate better with one another to embrace and propel a change that is long overdue. Hopefully, we can inspire future generations of men and women through the self-reflection we are all now experiencing. As an actor, I feel it is my duty to hold a mirror up to nature as best as I can, and to support stories that have been, and still need to be told.
WHAT DID YOU MEAN BY YOUR STATEMENT: “NOW IS THE TIME MORE THAN EVER FOR US TO REVIEW WHAT MASCULINITY IS ABOUT. VIOLENCE HAS ALWAYS BEEN UNFORTUNATELY EMBEDDED IN MASCULINITY, THIS ALPHA THING. IT’S MORE COMPLICATED THAN THAT.”
I think for a long time, the idea of an “alpha male” was romanticized or defined in a certain way – often including violence – and it’s time for that to be re-examined. What is a man in 2018? What’s exciting about this time is that we all have an opportunity to listen, and to see where changes need to be made in the examples we want to put forward for younger people. I think it’s all about having the conversation. To me personally, masculinity is about offering protection, offering safety, holding space, communication, being vulnerable, never making the other feel wrong for how they feel, and now more importantly than ever, it is about listening and learning how to be of service.Source: sbjctjournal.com
If you guys remember back in September of last year we were treated some paparazzi candids of Sebastian during a mysterious photoshoot in Spain which we later figured out was for an upcoming campaign for Hugo Boss. Well, the wait is officially over! Check out these supremely handsome photos of Sebastian wearing the 2018 collection of Hugo Boss for their “Summer of Ease” campaign including the promotional video spot below.
For Spring / Summer 2018, BOSS presents a new digital campaign starring Hollywood actor Sebastian Stan, taking the Spring / Summer 2018 collection, “Summer of Ease”, into new coastal surroundings. Wearing the new designs, Sebastian spends a relaxed summer by the sea, exploring a new easy mood for BOSS.
The new campaign presents video content and imagery following Sebastian through an easy relaxed season. He represents the modern, driven man with a fast-paced lifestyle, whose downtime is now as important to him as his successful career.
The dream-like video is set against the dramatic coastal backdrops and elegant architecture, moving from early summer by the dock through the season’s with the wardrobe to match — characterized by a more relaxed approach to BOSS sartorialism than ever before, perfectly balancing ease with the elegance the house is known for.
Sebastian wears refreshed outerwear such as sporty anoraks and loose-cut trench coats, and softened BOSS tailoring including relaxed double-breasted shapes. Womenswear follows suit with the nautical details, airy dresses and lightweight tailoring, ready for summer to begin.
Check out these handsome portraits of Sebastian taken last year while promoting I, Tonya including portraits taken at the 29th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival this year.
Hey guys! Let me just apologize for the lack of updates these past couple of months. I’ve had little time to be online as I am currently in the process of moving house and it’s been a long tedious process which hasn’t allowed much time or motivation to jump online and update the site as I usually would.
In the meantime, I’ve taken the time to add all the photos of Sebastian from the last events he attended in 2017 along with the handful of events he attended this year so far. So be sure to check those out in the gallery now.
The story of figure skater Tonya Harding is so outrageous that the actress who portrays her, Margot Robbie, can be forgiven for not realizing it was a true tale when she first read the script. Harding, her then-husband, Jeff Gillooly, and her bodyguard Shawn Eckhart were implicated in an attack on fellow skater Nancy Kerrigan before the 1994 Olympics, and the media coverage was relentless. In telling her story, screenwriter Steven Rogers spent time with both Harding and Gillooly and utilizes their different versions of the events to tell a funny, insightful and very human story. Best known for his work in such blockbusters as “The Martian” and as Bucky “The Winter Soldier” Barnes in the “Captain America” films, Sebastian Stan completely transformed himself to play Gillooly, a man who sported a mustache he “can’t apologize enough for.”
Stan: “I remember hearing the story of Tonya and Nancy when it happened, but I think I was 10 and not really aware of what happened. I was in Europe back then and I can still remember seeing Tonya Harding’s face on the news. That gives you an idea how much they were recycling that footage and how prevalent it was everywhere.
“My agent sent me the script to ‘I, Tonya’ last year. From an actor’s perspective, the script was like finding gold. Not a lot of things like this come my way. It had this documentary style and so many funny elements, but also these very scary, violent sequences. I’ve never played anyone that was a real person before, so that excited me. I immediately went online and looked him up and found an episode of ‘Inside Edition’ with him and it was such an interesting character study. He was fascinating. I was bouncing ideas around with Craig and getting excited and then I had a moment where I realized this is a true story and these are real people and their lives were ruined by this. I’ve learned through the years to keep a rein on judging characters. It’s very easy to do that.
“The day I got the part, Craig said, ‘If you want to meet Jeff, you can. But you don’t have to.’ But I wanted to get some perspective. Tonya’s upbringing was out in the open, it was known she had a violent past and she was somewhat replaying her past. But with Jeff, I couldn’t really find anything on his upbringing. In addition, I was going to have to play him when he was 50 years old. I didn’t even have a picture of what he looks like.
“Two weeks before shooting, I met with him. It was bizarre sitting across from the person you’ve been looking at and listening to. I had the tapes from his meeting with Steven and had been listening to him over and over again. It was surreal at first. We met at a restaurant and had dinner. He seemed apprehensive, he hadn’t read the script and I think he was hesitant about revisiting it. At the same time, he was open and direct in talking about the experience and himself. I asked a lot of questions: ‘How did you meet? How did you fall in love? Why the mustache?’ He really didn’t have an answer for that one, I don’t think he gave it a lot of thought.
“Working with Margot was a dream come true. We laughed, we cried, we were exhausted at some points. There’s a scene with a gun that loomed large in my mind; I was always sort of dreading it because I knew it would be difficult emotionally. We shot it over and over again. we have so many versions of it. There are chaotic versions and slow versions and we did some improvising. We went from over–the-top to subtle, just trying to find it. Margot was very inspiring to be around during difficult times in the sense she had a positive attitude about the whole thing. We shot it in 30 days and they were long days with a lot on her plate and she kept showing up and having the best attitude. It inspired and motivated you.”