Los Angeles, May 4 (IANS) Actor Tom Holland says that actors Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr helped him justify the character of Spiderman in the forthcoming film “Captain America: Civil War”.
“At first it was pretty terrifying. But I was always in such good hands. I have been working with Chris and Robert very closely and they have helped me through every step of the way. They guided me on what I really needed to do in order to do justice to the character,” Holland said in a statement.
Downey Jr plays role of American superhero Iron Man, while Evans plays role of Captain America. The superheroes will be seen fighting against each other in “Captain America: Civil War”, which release in India and US on May 6.
Holland further revealed that he realised he was cast as Spiderman through the photo-sharing website Instagram.
“It was a crazy way to find out! I was playing golf with my dad and I had just lost so I was really sad. I had just come home and was looking at my Instagram when I saw that marvel had posted about Spiderman and mentioned ‘go to our website to find out who the new Spiderman is’” the 19-year-old said.
“I went to the website and I sort of slammed by computer screen without reading the entire article, that’s how nervous I was! But it said my name and it was the greatest day I’ve ever had,” he added.
“Captain America: Civil War” also features actors like Scarlett Johanson, Paul Bethany, Sebastian Stan, Elizabeth Olsen, Jeremy Renner, Paul Rudd, Emily Vandercamp and Daniel Bruhl.
Holland will debut as the American superhero in “Captain America: Civil War”, which will act as a teaser for the reboot of “Spider-Man”.
Sony Pictures Entertainment has teamed with Marvel Studios to produce the sixth movie in its franchise.
Harriet Tubman film in the works
Los Angeles, May 4 (IANS) A movie about iconic abolitionist Harriet Tubman is in development from “Homeland” director Seith Mann.
The project has a working title of “Harriet,” reports deadline.com.
Tubman was born into slavery, escaped in 1849 and made more than a dozen missions to rescue about 70 slaves though the Underground Railroad. She served as a spy for the Union Army during the Civil War and campaigned for women’s suffrage.
The US Treasury announced last month that Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill in 2020.
Mann will direct from a script by Gregory Allen Howard. Production is expected to begin in early 2017 with Macro and New Balloon co-financing.
Producers are Debra Martin Chase (“The Princess Diaries”), Gregory Allen Howard (“Remember the Titans”), Macro founder/CEO Charles D. King, “Beasts of No Nation” producer Daniela Taplin Lundberg and Macro’s production president Kim Roth.
Executive producers are New Balloon’s Elizabeth Koch and Kristina Kendall and Macro’s Poppy Hanks and Bill Benenson. Co-producers are Kristen Konvitz and Charles Pugliese.
Blac Chyna suspects ‘jealous’ friend behind burglary
Los Angeles, May 4 (IANS) Model Blac Chyna, whose home in Tarzana, California was robbed last weekend, reportedly believes that one of her “jealous” friends was behind the burglary.
According to a source, the model believes the heist was done by someone from her inner circle who is bitter about her new healthy lifestyle, reports tmz.com.
Chyna, who is engaged to reality TV star Rob Kardashian, reportedly also believes that the culprit is jealous of her $325,000 engagement ring from her beau.
She is reportedly checking security footage to see if there are any cars that she recognises approaching her house around the time of the theft.
It was earlier reported before that some cash and jewellery were stolen from Chyna’s safe at her home.
Police said that “no one was home at the time of the burglary” and denied the value of the stolen things was $200,000.
Jane Fonda swam naked with Michael Jackson
Los Angeles, May 4 (IANS) Actress Jane Fonda shared that she swam naked with late legendary singer Michael Jackson.
During an appearance on a TV show, Fonda shared two memories of naked swimming, reports people.com.
Asked if she swam nude with Michael Jackson?
“Ofcourse. Here’s how it happened; he was visiting me when we were shooting On Golden Pond and I had a little cabin on the lake. He stayed with me for about eight days and one night it was a full moon and he said lets go swimming. It was his idea,” Fonda said.
The 78-year-old also shared that the “Beat it” hitmaker had not brought his bathing suit so the two grabbed robes and went to the lake where they jumped in.