'Dunkirk' director Christopher Nolan on obscuring Tom Hardy face again: "This is a guy who gave an amazing performance with just a couple eyes and a scalp"
You’ve seen how toned — outright buff (we’re looking at you, Josh Brolin) — actors get after locking down roles as big-screen superheroes. Obviously it all requires exercise, discipline, and above all, a strict diet.
Christopher Nolan’s WWII thriller Dunkirk is winning raves from critics, some of who have hailed the film as an instant masterpiece and cheered its visual spectacle and technical mastery. It’s likely to be a box-office hit and awards contender in the vein of such recent battle films as Saving Private Ryan, Letters From Iwo Jima, and Hacksaw Ridge. Indeed, Nolan’s signature awe-inspiring style sets Dunkirk apart from most war films, but there are other differences.
We don’t know all that much about the purple-haired Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, the Resistance leader played by franchise newcomer Laura Dern in the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi. But after this weekend’s D23 Expo in Anaheim, we do know that Holdo is handy with the steel (a still from the set showed her gripping a blaster in the fog).
There are something like 32,000 Marvel characters in the upcoming superhero ensemble Avengers: Infinity War, so naturally when the stars hit the red carpet at this weekend’s D23 Expo, we wondered what the vibe has been like on set so far. Is it chaotic? Is it cliquey? Are they all just one big happy family?
Disney broke the Internet Friday at the D23 Expo when it showed footage for the upcoming film Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 that revealed the sequel would unite many of its most famous animated princesses. Backstage, Yahoo Movies talked to a handful of the women behind the famous voices — Mandy Moore (Rapunzel in Tangled), Paige O’Hara (Belle in Beauty and the Beast), Anika Noni Rose (Tiana in The Princess and the Frog), Kelly Macdonald (Merida in Brave), Auli’i Cravalho (Moana), Jodi Benson (Ariel in The Little Mermaid), Irene Bedard (Pocahontas), and Linda Larkin (Jasmine in Aladdin) — about the unexpected revelation and how it all came together.
Mary Poppins Returns director Rob Marshall and star Emily Blunt took to the stage at Disney’s D23 Expo in Anaheim Saturday where they shared the film’s first trailer and some tidbits about the sequel, including the fact that it’s set 25 years after the original 1964 classic. Given that Blunt is only a few years older than Julie Andrews was when she took on the iconic role of a flying nanny who saves a British family in turmoil, this got us thinking: Is Mary Poppins immortal? “She is ageless,” confirmed Marshall (Chicago) on a more earnest note.
The first thing that jumped out from those initial photos released from A Wrinkle in Time? Undoubtedly it was the electric and colorful wigs, costumes, and stylings of Oprah Winfrey’s Mrs. Which, Reese Witherspoon’s Mrs. Whatsit, and Mindy Kaling’s Mrs. Who, the supreme beings who guide the young heroine Meg Murry (Storm Reid) in Ava DuVernay’s adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s beloved novel.
Some intriguing speculation swirling around Disney’s D23 Expo in Anaheim this weekend suggested that, after a pair of false-start franchises at Fox, the Fantastic Four could be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe (and specifically, in the upcoming super-ensemble Avengers: Infinity War). Plus we’ve already heard there are something like 32 major characters in Infinity War. Marvel chief Kevin Feige put all the buzzing to bed, though, when Yahoo Movies caught up with him at D23 Expo.
Whoopi Goldberg was named the "surprise" Disney Legend Friday at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, and she had some surprising things to say about the most infamous film in the studio's history.
As confirmed Friday at D23 Expo, Disney and Pixar will release The Incredibles 2 on June 15, 2018, 14 years after the original animated superhero hit became an instant favorite and eventual two-time Oscar winner. Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl — were in Anaheim to tout the upcoming sequel, but both admitted to Yahoo Movies that they are surprised the film has finally come to fruition. “I didn’t think they were going to do it,” Nelson said.
Disney has owned Lucasfilm for five years now, and self-professed Disney-phile Mark Hamill could not be happier with life in the Magic Kingdom.
After masterminding The Dark Knight trilogy (2005-12) — the Batman films widely regarded as the gold standard in superhero filmmaking — Christopher Nolan maintained a key creative role as an architect of the DC Extended Universe, pitching Warner Bros. the initial idea for and producing the 2013 Superman reboot, Man of Steel. The writer-director played a lesser role as an executive producer on the 2016 crimefighter clash Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but Nolan had revealed a year earlier that he and his cowriter/brother Jonathan Nolan would be stepping away from the DCEU. With BvS responsible for introducing Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, we wanted to see if Christopher Nolan had seen 2017’s biggest superhero sensation to date, the Patty Jenkins-directed Wonder Woman.
David Leitch has developed a reputation for his masterful orchestration of practical stunts and fight scenes — first as a stuntman, then as a stunt coordinator, and now as the shot caller behind the new Charlize Theron spy thriller, Atomic Blonde. If you’ve ever wondered how filmmakers like Leitch choreograph high-speed car chases, the director lets us in on a few secrets in our new installment of Instant Commentary (watch it above). Leitch narrates one of the film’s most pulsating sequences, which finds MI6 agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) speeding through the streets of Berlin while baddies hunt her and the man she’s protecting (Spyglass, played by Eddie Marsan).
Although Tom Holland is the third actor to throw on the Spidey suit this century, he’s already won over the hearts of fans. Following his scene-stealing drop-in to last summer’s Captain America: Civil War, he is earning raves for his first standalone entry, Spider-Man: Homecoming. In our rapid-fire 15 Questions interview (watch above), we got to know Holland a wee bit more, particularly when it came to his own movie tastes.
Pharrell Williams is one of the most talented, one of the most successful, and one of the most groundbreaking recording artists in music today. The songs Pharrell has penned for the Minionverse include the ubiquitous 2013 smash hit “Happy” from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack, and the five new tracks he lined up for the new threequel (include the singles “Yellow Light” and “There’s Something”). Just because “Happy” became a sensation three years ago inspiring countless imitations all over the globe, doesn’t mean Pharrell felt any pressure when it came to his next act.
Despicable Me 3 marks the fourth time Steve Carell has channeled the rehabilitated supervillain Gru (including a cameo in Minions), so it stands to reason that the follicly challenged character’s distinctive growl could follow the actor home. Carell admitted to Yahoo Movies at the film’s Los Angeles press day that, in his downtime, he has occasionally channeled Gru, who in the new threequel is revealed to hail from Hollywood’s favorite fictional nation, Freedonia. “It did come in handy when my kids were younger and their friends were over,” said Carell, who was joined by co-star Kristen Wiig (watch above).
Long before she was dodging Decepticons alongside Mark Wahlberg as the tough and acerbic Izabella in the new sequel Transformers: The Last Knight, Isabela Moner made her stage debut in a musical-theater production of The Wizard of Oz. And no, the future Hollywood actor and singer was not Dorothy. “I was a Munchkin,” the 15-year-old Cleveland native told Yahoo Movies during a round of 15 Questions (watch above).
Joaquin Phoenix), looked like a lot of fun to make. It’s why the question of “How fun was Space Camp?” came up during our recent Facebook Live interview with Thompson, the actress-turned-director whose new film The Year of Spectacular Men premiered last week at the L.A. Film Festival.
In a Facebook Live chat with Yahoo Movies, 'Back to the Future' star describes makeup process that in the film made her look age she is now in real life
First teaser for Disney-Pixar's 'Cars 3' surprised fans with its ominous tone; team behind the movie says it was a matter of necessity more than design
In Facebook Live chat with Yahoo Movies, Tom Holland talks about collection of tie-ins based on his character, how they decorate his new apartment
Actor tells Yahoo Movies that 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' is not just a superhero movie, but also could stand on its own as a high-school/coming of age movie