Access Week In Geek (September 17, 2010)
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NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Would Jon Hamm want to suit up and play a big screen superhero? What happened to Ryan Reynolds that made him so easy to work with on the set of “Green Lantern”? Plus, Clint Eastwood talks his consideration of playing Superman in the ‘70s.
The latest Week In Geek rounds up the all the fanboy news from Access Hollywood’s coverage of the 2010 Toronto Film Festival.
“MAD MAN” TO “SUPERMAN”? It’s safe to say Jon Hamm has the look and the chiseled jawline fit for a superhero. The recent talk of the town has the “Mad Men” star as a picture perfect fit to play the next big screen version of Superman. Few would doubt if executive producer Christopher Nolan were to forego the trend of casting all of young Hollywood as superheroes, Hamm would knock it out of the ballpark as an older and more gruff version Man of Steel than we have seen on both the big and small screens. Access’ guest correspondent Dave Karger from Entertainment Weekly asked Hamm about the possibility of playing a big screen comic book hero.
“I have been offered my share of — not offered — thrown around a few super hero contexts. I think I’m a little too old to be a superhero,” he said. “Honestly, that is the classy younger man’s game. I think we are better suited with the Taylor Lautners and Ryan Reynolds of the world to handle all of that stuff.”
RYAN REYNOLDS TALKS HIS HOLLYWOOD BOOTCAMP Ryan Reynolds was in Toronto for his film, “Buried,” a psychological thriller that takes place entirely in an underground coffin while his character frantically tries to solve the mystery of the how and why he got there. The grueling shoot, however, fully prepared his on-set attitude for his next big screen role as DC’s Emerald Gladiator “Green Lantern.”
“It’s sort of like a Hollywood boot camp,” Reynolds said of the tough shoot.
“I think they should put every young actor in a coffin for 17 days,” he joked. “They will never complain ever again on a film set. About the hours. About any of the conditions. About they physicality. About any of that stuff. I don’t mean to sound like a braggart, but on the set of ‘Green Lantern,’ I was a delight,” he laughed.
ANDREW GARFIELD’S LIFELONG PREPERATION FOR “SPIDER-MAN” Andrew Garfield will be an international marquee name once the next “Spider-Man” film is released in 2012 in 3-D. The young Brit talked to Access about his lifelong dream of playing Marvel’s wall crawler at the premiere of “Never Let Me Go.”
“I’ve been preparing since I was 4 years old, since my first Halloween,” he admitted. “It been a part of my life since I was very very young. It gave me hope as a young skinny teenager who felt a lot stronger on the inside than he looked on the outside. There’s all those elements I’ve always related to. So I feel very blessed.”
CLINT EASTWOOD: 70’S “SUPERMAN” At the Toronto premiere of his latest film, “Hereafter,” Clint Eastwood revealed to Access Hollywood that he was once on Warner Bros.’ radar to play the Man of Steel, and briefly discussed his early flirtation with the role.
Eastwood said talks had taken place “back before I had done ‘Dirty Harry’ or anything else.”
“I was a young actor at the time and Warner Bros. was contemplating doing that. Several of these passed by me, but I stayed with my own game. And that’s the way it should be,” he asserted.
The late Christopher Reeve eventually won the role and made you believe a man could fly in 1978’s “Superman,” but Clint in the lead certainly would have given the world a much different interpretation of the character.
EMMA ROBERTS ON “SCREAM 4” FUN Emma Roberts will be seen in the upcoming “Scream 4,” joining returning cast members Neve Campbell, as well as David Arquette and Courteney Cox Arquette.
“It’s been really fun. We’re on night shoots now, so it’s extra creepy. We’re shooting till 6 in the morning,” she said
“I play Jill, and she is Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell’s) cousin,” she revealed. It also safe to say she won’t get knocked off in the opening sequence like Drew Barrymore was in the first film.
“It’s really cool because we have a whole new younger group of kids as well as the original cast. The younger kids are me, Hayden Panettiere and Rory Culkin. It’s gonna be really good.”
When asked if she would be up for playing a superhero at some point in her career, Roberts immediately lit up.
“I’d love to be a superhero. I think it would be so fun,” she said. “If I could be anyone, it would probably be Wonder Woman. Even though I know I wouldn’t get cast to play her. I think she has the best outfit. I’ve been her for Halloween before. She’s the best.”
JEREMY RENNER’S PREPS ON BEING HOLLYWOOD’S NEW ACTION STAR Jeremy Renner will be a busy man in the coming months between starring along side Tom Cruise in the next “Mission: Impossible” film, and then joining an all star superhero line-up as Hawkeye in “The Avengers.” Renner was lighthearted and forthcoming regarding his scheduled workout regime needed for both films.
“Lucky enough, I get to do ‘Mission: Impossible’ before [‘The Avengers’] so I get to get in pretty decent shape. I’ll still probably have to workout a bit to be superhero-esque and not the lazy couch potato that I feel like I am,” he laughed.
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