Want to know the Supergirl stunt team’s fitness routine? Which awards did Watchmen win from the 2020 Television Critics Association awards? Did you hear Halle Berry knew Catwoman was going to be bad while she was still shooting? Want to see an extended documentary on the making of The Dark Knight trilogy? What did Kevin Feige think of James Gunn directing The Suicide Squad? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits.
During DC FanDome over the weekend, the Supergirl stunt team showed how they get into shape for work.
Unless something changes soon, the Luke Cage and Iron Fist rights will revert to Marvel Studios in October.
Sebastian Stan posted a photo from the set of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier with Anthony Mackie.
HBO’s Watchmen series took home four major awards at the 2020 Television Critics Association awards.
Here’s a trailer for Batman: Curse of the White Knight, a new comic series from writer/artist Sean Murphy.
Harley Quinn executive producer Justin Halpern wants season three to explore the romance with Poison Ivy.
Superhero Hype has a look inside the pages of the new The Art of Marvel’s Avengers video game out now.
Emily VanCamp and George St-Pierre were spotted on the set of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
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Sacha Baron Cohen’s ‘Borat 2’ to Release on Amazon Before Election Day
The original “Borat” grossed over $260 million worldwide and earned Cohen a Golden Globe award.
Update September 29: Amazon Studios has acquired worldwide rights to “Borat 2,” Deadline confirms. The sequel will debut on the streaming platform in late October ahead of Election Day. The movie will launch around the world in 240 countries on Amazon Prime. The sequel is reportedly titled “Borat: Gift of Pornographic Monkey to Vice Premiere Mikhael Pence to Make Benefit Recently Diminished Nation of Kazakhstan.” As always, Cohen risked his life to shoot the project in secret. Deadline reports the comedian had to wear a bulletproof vest on two different shooting days to stay safe in case a scenario got out of hand.
Earlier: A sequel to Sacha Baron Cohen’s blockbuster 2006 comedy “Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan” has been shot and screened “for a select few industry types,” Collider’s Jeff Sneider reports based on confirmations from multiple sources. The sources say “Borat 2” finds Cohen’s Kazakh journalist “thinking he’s a big movie star after the success of the original 2006 film made him famous, so he’s trying to hide from the public by pretending to be someone else, and starts meeting and interviewing people incognito.”
Cohen has been popping up in the news over the last several months for public pranks, leading many fans to speculate as to whether or not he was cooking up a second season of his Showtime series “Who Is America?” or a new project. At the end of June, Cohen made headlines for crashing a far-right rally in Olympia, Washington and convincing the crowd to sing a racist song with him. The event was a “March for Our Rights 3” rally organized by the Washington Three Percenters, a far-right militia group known for its gun advocacy. Cohen appeared dressed in overalls and a fake beard, and his song included lyrics about injecting kids with the “Wuhan flu.”
Another Cohen prank made its way into the news in early July when former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani revealed to The Post that Cohen ambushed a July 7 interview at the Mark Hotel in New York City. Giuliani believed he was going to be interviewed about the White House’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, but in the middle of the conversation with a female journalist a man stormed in “wearing a crazy” outfit that included “a pink bikini, with lace, underneath a translucent mesh top.” Giuliani called the prank “absurd.”
Near the end of August, a viral Tik Tok video of Cohen dressed in character as Borat speeding down the highway starting making the rounds on social media. The video increased buzz that Cohen would be resurrecting Borat for a sequel, but it was unclear whether or not this would be related to the earlier pranks conducted over the summer. Based on Collider’s plot synopsis for “Borat 2,” it appears Cohen was filming the sequel this whole time. A source described the project to Collider as “Cohen playing Borat playing Cohen.”
“Borat” was a box office winner in 2006, grossing over $260 million worldwide. Cohen won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical, and the film went on to land an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay at the 79th Academy Awards. IndieWire has reached out to Cohen’s representatives for further comment.
Matt Bomer on Having to Emotionally ‘Go There’ With Jim Parsons in ‘Boys in the Band’
A top-notch cast, including Jim Parsons, Matt Bomer and Zachary Quinto, anchor producer Ryan Murphy’s film adaptation of the groundbreaking play The Boys in the Band. In 1968 (the year the play debuted off-Broadway), bitter, boozy Michael (Parsons) gathers a group of gay friends at his New York duplex to celebrate the birthday of their sarcastic pal Harold (Quinto).
“This apartment is their safe space to be themselves,” explains Bomer, who plays Michael’s earnest ex, Donald, and, with the rest of the cast, starred in Murphy’s 2018 Broadway production. (Joe Mantello directed both.) If the subject matter is foreign, you’ll find familiarity in the themes, like the struggle for self acceptance.
Below, Bomer elaborates.
Watching the film, it reminded me of what was happening then and what is happening now. Was that something you and your castmates talked about?
Matt Bomer: Well, of course. This is a piece that’s about the cost of stagnation. It was such a revolutionary act from Mart Crowley to have written this piece and put it on stage. It was the first real gay play written for a mainstream audience and so it was such a radical act at the time and took so much courage on his part.
But I don’t know how anybody in that time could have gone to see the play and not realized, “Oh, we need change.” This was written just months before Stonewall so it contains a lot of that ugliness and furor that happens right before a revolution, you know, between the characters. There is something in it that still resonates with people, particularly people who weren’t familiar with the piece coming into it.
How would you describe the relationship between Michael (Parsons) and Donald? There’s a friendship there but they also seem so different.
Formerly, they were more than just friends so they had that familiarity with each other. I think there’s an openness to Michael that’s really appealing to someone like Donald, who’s more of an introvert. I think they cared deeply about each other and if Michael’s character could control his drinking, I think Donald would be open to being more than friends but he knows that may not happen anytime soon. But he loves him deeply, and I think it’s very clear from the way they behave around each other in the first few minutes of the piece. You can see how comfortable they are in front of each other.
How was it returning to the production and getting reacquainted with Donald?
I wish every movie I did I had done a full Broadway run of it first with the same cast and the same director. There is an implicit sense of trust amongst the ensemble, especially when you’ve had to do that play together where it’s all nine of you on stage every night. There was a comfortability between us and we had a sense of how we all like to work. Because we had lived in the material so much, it was great just to get to play from take to take and see how it translated to a medium that’s inherently so much more intimate.
You and Jim have such great scenes together throughout the film. How did you approach them, especially the one big one late in the story?
With all the scenes, I don’t think any of us wanted to rely on just going into it the way we did initially. We wanted to try to use things that we knew seem to translate well, that you find over the course of a run, but [also] be very open to things. Actually, I think in that scene [near the end of the film] it was really Joe Mantello who pushed us and said, “No, you’re not getting off the hook in this scene. You have to go to Hell. You have to go to Hell in this scene.” I’ll never forget that piece of direction and just gave us this sense of, “OK, we better … It’s time to just go there.”
The Boys in the Band, Movie Premiere, Wednesday, September 30, Netflix
Big Brother 22 All-Stars live feed spoilers: Dr. Will returns, but why?
This morning in the Big Brother 22 All-Stars house, things were for the most part quiet … at least until a surprise interruption.
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Right around noon today, the feeds went into animals — which typically when there is some sort of major event happening in the house. It was unsure for a few minutes as to what was going on when the feeds came back, but it was then revealed that Dr. Will Kirby did stop in with one of those messages like what we saw back on the eviction show this past Thursday. He didn’t seemingly say a lot that exposed what the twist is going to be, but there was a message that came up on a screen talking about the Neighbor’s House. The font that they used for it was similar to what they saw with the Safety Suite and the BB Basement earlier this season, which makes them think that this is either a new competition or some sort of extra twist that is going to happen.
What we can say is that a lot of players in the house right now seem to be acting as though they are gearing up for some sort of accelerated week, almost like what tends to happen when we get around to the final four on some seasons. What could happen is that there could be a quick eviction cycle that films tomorrow, leading then to the second part of the triple eviction live on Thursday. That makes a certain degree of sense…
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