Marvel Comics on Film

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thirtyframesasecond
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Re: Marvel Comics on Film

#251 Post by thirtyframesasecond » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:30 pm

Hardy's a weird one. Besides Bronson and the Nolan films he doesn't have much of a filmography, yet he's a big name. I saw a trailer for that romcom he did with Witherspoon and Pine; they're both spies, stringing her along. I assume that will be his one and only effort in that genre.

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Re: Marvel Comics on Film

#252 Post by tenia » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:58 am

If I'm not mistaken, he's famous also for Warrior, Lawless, Fury Road and The Revenant, and I seem to remember Locke wasn't too badly received as well. It certainly isn't a massively successful filmo, but it seems to be enough to make a recongizable face for the audience.

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Re: Marvel Comics on Film

#253 Post by reaky » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:27 am

I’d say his signature role is in the TV series Taboo, which he stalks through like a timebomb. He’s often touted as a future Bond, and I know a good number of women who fancy the pants off him.

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Re: Marvel Comics on Film

#254 Post by DarkImbecile » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:18 am

Also, “and the Nolan films” encompasses several hundred million tickets sold (too say nothing of home video copies and streaming) all by themselves, which goes a long way toward making one a big name.

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Re: Marvel Comics on Film

#255 Post by Big Ben » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:33 am

Hardy is a good actor in my opinion who occasionally takes on some real WTF projects. Him taking on the role as Venom was because his son is a fan of the character.

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Re: Marvel Comics on Film

#256 Post by tenia » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:41 am

DarkImbecile wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:18 am
Also, “and the Nolan films” encompasses several hundred million tickets sold (too say nothing of home video copies and streaming) all by themselves, which goes a long way toward making one a big name.
It does make for a lot of tickets sold, but it also doesn't make for a lot of movies (and I'd argue that Dunkirk isn't really a front for Hardy considering his very limited screentime in this one). Lots and lots of actors have been lucky to get one or two roles selling tons of tickets and not much else, so in this regard, it can be fair to ponder that yes, they're huge sellers, but they're also "only" 3 movies.

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Re: Marvel Comics on Film

#257 Post by Mr Sausage » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:28 pm

Tom Hardy is an odd phenomenon: an eccentric character actor who's become a popular leading man. I'm sure his charisma and good looks have helped him in this, but it is notable how weird and unglamorous a lot of his more popular performances are, and how unafraid he is to use peculiar and difficult vocal characteristics that risk incomprehensibility.

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Re: Marvel Comics on Film

#258 Post by colinr0380 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:29 am

Reading Never Cursed's comments on the previous page, I'm just curious as to when the Venom character was created. Was it before or after the manga series Parasyte?

EDIT: To add to the Tom Hardy comments, he also seems like the only actor to have worked out in the modern era that a well placed mask can add to the hotness factor (I wouldn't be surprised if a Phantom of the Opera adaptation was in his future somewhere down the line!)

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Re: Marvel Comics on Film

#259 Post by tenia » Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:06 am

colinr0380 wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:29 am
Reading Never Cursed's comments on the previous page, I'm just curious as to when the Venom character was created. Was it before or after the manga series Parasyte?
Venom appeared in May 1984, while Parasyte was published between 1988 and 1995.

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Re: Marvel Comics on Film

#260 Post by bunuelian » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:48 pm

Big Ben wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:33 am
Hardy is a good actor in my opinion who occasionally takes on some real WTF projects. Him taking on the role as Venom was because his son is a fan of the character.
It wasn't because of the $7 million they paid him? (I've taken this figure from a random website that popped up on Google, but it seems reasonable.)

I would think seven million bucks is a good incentive to put aside artistic integrity for a few months' work.

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Re: Marvel Comics on Film

#261 Post by Dead or Deader » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:23 pm

Michelle Williams only did the role for the paycheck and to work with Hardy. Having a son whose a fan of the character sounds like a good excuse to do the project.

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Re: Marvel Comics on Film

#262 Post by swo17 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:27 pm

They're paying Michelle Williams to be in movies now?

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Re: Marvel Comics on Film

#263 Post by Dead or Deader » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:44 pm

Movies where her co-star isn't Marky Mark.

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