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Jennifer Lawrence is the latest star to speak up on the Hollywood gender pay gap, but she's more angry at herself than the men who get bigger paycheques.
She said that men are just "lucky people with dicks" and she should have spoken up for more money.
"I would be lying if I didn't say there was an element of wanting to be liked that influenced my decision to close the deal without a real fight," she wrote in Lenny.
"I didn't want to seem difficult or spoiled."
She explained: "At the time that seemed like a fine idea, until I saw the payroll… and realised every man I was working with definitely didn't worry about being 'difficult' or 'spoiled'."
She added that she felt she should request higher pay not because she is lacking money, but for the principle.
"I'm over trying to find the 'adorable' way to state »
Marvel surprised everybody recently with the unexpected revelation of a new Ant-Man and the Wasp movie (juggling around some release dates while it's at it).
But that wasn't all - snuck in with the big news was the announcement that it's also pegged three 2020 dates for more films (on May 1, July 10, and November 6). But what films? Thor 4? Iron Man and Pepper Pots? We have to know!
And while we wait impatiently, here are some educated guesses as to what Marvel might be cooking, and the odds of them coming to pass:
It seems almost impossible that at least one of these three films won't be a sequel, probably to one of the newer properties.
Whatever you were thinking of wearing for your Halloween costume, think again, because you've got nothing on this truly incredible Hulkbuster Iron Man costume seen at this year's New York Comic-Con.
Created by genuine genius Thomas DePetrillo, the 9.5-foot Hulkbuster suit took over two years to build, because it's that good.
Then again, he was cheating, as that's just special effects and this is the real deal. Kind of.
DePetrillo called the outfit the "single largest, most domineering thing" he's ever built, which is saying something considering he's been doing this for 19 years.
A video posted by Digital Spy (@digitalspy) on Oct 13, 2015 at 6:27am Pdt
You can see more of his work on his YouTube channel, »
Eight years ago this November, the Writers Guild of America went on strike, a 12-week work stoppage that ultimately scored scribes (among other things) a piece of the growing digital-media pie, but also would come to be blamed for derailing shows such as Heroes and Pushing Daisies while allowing unscripted “reality” programming to gain a firmer foothold in the TV landscape.
The WGA action also helped sire Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, a three-act musical comedy crafted by Whedon brothers Joss, Zack and Jed, along with Maurissa Tancharoen, and financed for barely $200,000.
PhotosDr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog: Who’s Who? »
It’s a question that many of us spent hours debating in school playgrounds growing up. Even now I’m older it’s still a question I argue with my friends over. So how do you begin to decide what Marvel’s greatest comic is?
With over 70 years worth of work to consider, it’s hard to know where to even begin to answer the question…
Now some of Marvel’s most loved comics have been turned into movies it’s maybe easier to spot which franchises are the most popular. Since the two Avengers films grossed nearly 3 billion dollars at the box office worldwide, it’s fair to say it’s Marvel’s most profitable title at this time.
Of course Spiderman was the first Marvel comic book hero to really make it big in Hollywood. When Peter Parker’s alter ego first swung into cinemas in 2002 it attracted »
Luke, you can destroy the Emperor. He has foreseen this. It is your destiny. Join me, and together we can rule Star Wars Bits as father and son. This edition of news from a galaxy far, far away includes: John Boyega on getting the part of Finn, advice from Robert Downey Jr. and racism Dave […]
- Ethan Anderton
Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters in just over two months, and since the project was announced, the internet has been ablaze with anticipation, speculation, and misplaced outrage over trivial details such as T-handled lightsabers. One aspect of the long-awaited next film in the Star Wars franchise that has caused a minor hullabaloo amongst only the narrowest minded of fans is the casting of Attack the Block star John Boyega as the first black Stormtrooper. If you.re outraged and awaiting some form of apology or sign of contrition from Boyega, you.re in for a long wait, because if you have an issue with a black Stormtrooper, Boyega.s got three words for you: "Get over it." In an interview with V Magazine Boyega spoke about being mentored by Iron Man himself, Robert Downey, Jr., and addressed the antiquated notion of there being any issue at all »
Marvel's massive Phase Three slate is already well under way, with Captain America: Civil War currently in post-production, and principal photography about to start on Doctor Strange in Atlanta. This massive phase will come to a close with Avengers: Infinity War Part I and Avengers: Infinity War - Part II, slated for release in 2018 and 2019 respectively, with production slated to begin in late 2016. While there is very little we know about this two-part adventure, a new rumor has surfaced from Bleeding Cool, which claims that both movies will be an incredibly costly endeavor for Marvel Studios, to the tune of $1 billion.
The report claims that the "above-the-line" fees paid out to screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, directors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo, plus the producers and primary actors, will cost Marvel $400 million alone. The site's "well sourced comic book film insiders" claim that Robert Downey Jr. gets half of the total budget for actors, »
Sneak Peek more footage of 'Hydra' sleeper agent 'Brock Rumlow' aka 'Crossbones' fighting it out with 'Steve Rogers' aka 'Captain America' on the set of "Captain America: Civil War", plus take another look @ the official, leaked teaser trailer :
The new film returns Chris Evans as 'Steve Rogers'/'Captain America' along with Robert Downey Jr. as 'Tony Stark'/'Iron Man', Scarlett Johansson as 'Natasha Romanoff'/'Black Widow', Sebastian Stan as 'Bucky Barnes'/'Winter Soldier', Anthony Mackie as 'Sam Wilson'/'Falcon', Paul Bettany as 'The Vision', Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye, Don Cheadle as 'Jim Rhodes'/'War Machine' and Elizabeth Olsen as 'Wanda Maximoff'/'Scarlet Witch'.
The film also includes Chadwick Boseman »
- Michael Stevens
Marvel Studios has announced three movies without titles for 2020. We did some digging to predict what they might be…
Marvel Studios has made a big announcement. As well as adding Ant-Man And The Wasp (a sequel to the Paul Rudd-starring shrinking superhero movie) to their 2018 slate, and reshuffling the dates of two other Phase 3 movies (Black Panther and Captain Marvel), they also called dibs on three release dates in 2020, without revealing what these movies would be.
This trio of unnamed projects brings Marvel’s slate of upcoming movies to a gargantuan 14 films. This is the order in which they will arrive on American screens:
May 2016: Captain America Civil War November 2016: Doctor Strange May 2017: Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 July 2017: Spider-Man November 2017: Thor: Ragnarok February 2018: Black Panther May 2018: Avengers: Infinity War Part I July 2018: Ant-Man And The Wasp »
This is all unconfirmed, but the upcoming Marvel event two-parter Avengers: Infinity War could be getting a combined budget of $1 billion.
Bleeding Cool reported the figure after claiming to have spoken to "very well-sourced comic book film insiders" before New York Comic Con.
The publication added that $400 million for Parts 1 and 2 together will be spent on the writer, director, producers and actors, with half of the actor budget going to Robert Downey Jr, who plays Tony Stark aka Iron Man.
Lastly, the project apparently has no script or even an agreed storyline yet.
We're struggling to buy this, especially since the reported conversation took place in a bar - and the $1bn figure is a little extreme when you consider Avengers: Age of Ultron ended up costing $280 million. But it's an interesting claim nonetheless.
The two Avengers: Infinity War films will be shot back-to-back and directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. »
When Robert Downey, Jr. talks, people listen. That.s what comes with being one of the most successful actors in Hollywood. So when Star Wars: The Force Awakens star John Boyega sat down to talk to him in preparation for the release of the hugely anticipated blockbuster, the English thespian made sure to listen. And in the process, Robert Downey Jr. taught him some lessons about how to prepare for the life changes in front of him. John Boyega told V Magazine about the advice he received from Robert Downey Jr., and it.s clear that the 23-year-old old actor immediately took stock of his peer.s words. Boyega recalled: He.s helped me prepare for how my life is going to change and that has been inspiring. I.m talking to someone who understands the power of choices, both positive and negative. Unfortunately for us, Boyega didn.t »
Speaking to V Man, Boyega explains that "he's helped me prepare for how my life is going to change and that has been inspiring".
"I'm talking to someone who understands the power of choices, both positive and negative," he added.
"There was already contact between me and Jj. He was a big fan of Attack the Block and we were waiting for a project where we could collaborate.
"They wanted to make sure they got the right person for the job," he continued. "I learned that I got the part over a nice breakfast in Mayfair.
"Jj said, »
The upcoming biggest event in the Marvel Cinematic Universe looks like it will also have the biggest bill of any film ever made.
A new report at Bleeding Cool says that in talking with "very well sourced comic book film insiders in New York bars last night," they were told that the upcoming two-part "Avengers: Infinity War" saga will have one gigantic price tag - a combined production budget of one billion dollars.
The report claims around $400 million of that is for screenwriters, directors, producers and principal cast members, with Robert Downey Jr. to get essentially "half of the actor budget". The report comes as there is no script yet completed or even a finalized plot in place.
If correct, this would easily be the biggest budgeted production of all time - well ahead of "The Hobbit" trilogy at $745 million and the single most expensive film to date - "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides »
- Garth Franklin
Gwyneth Paltrow has called Hollywood’s gender pay gap ‘painful’ and said that such disparity ‘feels shitty’
“Look, nobody is worth the money that Robert Downey Jr is worth,” Paltrow told Variety. Downey Jr frequently tops Forbes’s best-paid lists, earning $111m (£72.4m) in the past year, nearly $40m more than the best-paid female actor, Jennifer Lawrence.
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- Catherine Shoard
From the time Iron Man hit theaters in 2008, it was clear that Marvel Studios had a specific mission – they were determined to focus on characterization and storytelling just as much as action and big-budget special effects. Not only was the movie a wild success, but it drew near-unanimous praise, thanks in no small part to Robert Downey, Jr.’s portrayal of Tony Stark.
He humanized the two-dimensional character, making fans fall for the obnoxious billionaire with a heart. As Marvel continued its box office domination, it was clear that the studio wanted to keeping making its heroes into real people, playing with audiences’ emotions as they dazzled their senses.
The studio took the same path in casting its villains, for the most part – Jeff Bridges’s turn as Obadiah Stane in the movie was equal parts endearing, shocking, and terrifying, and it set the stage for some very original baddies in the films. »
- Scott Fried
Following an announcement that there’s to be a federal investigation into discrimination against female directors in Hollywood, Iron Man actress Gwyneth Paltrow was asked to give her thoughts on the matter during an interview with Variety, and she used the opportunity to discuss the wage inequality between male and female actors, describing the disparity between the two as “painful.”
Robert Downey Jr. nabbed $111 million this year, having starred in just one movie, and was named Hollywood’s highest grossing actor. To put this into context, the highest grossing actress, Jennifer Lawrence, made about $72 million, despite having headlined several films.
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Because of this, Paltrow uses her Iron Man co-star as an example:
“Your salary is a way to quantify what you’re worth. If men are being paid a lot more for doing the same thing, it feels s***y. Look, nobody is worth the »
- Mark Cassidy
The actress said her Iron Man and Avengers co-star shouldn't be getting massive pay cheques when women are earning a lot less for doing the same job.
"Your salary is a way to quantify what you're worth. If men are being paid a lot more for doing the same thing, it feels shitty," she told Variety.
"Look, nobody is worth the money that Robert Downey Jr is worth. But if I told you the disparity, you would probably be surprised."
Last year, Downey Jr made $80 million, which shot him to the top of Forbes' highest-paid actors list for the third year running.
Comparing that to the highest-paid female actor, Jennifer Lawrence, who earned $28 million less than Downey Jr in the same period for the same number of films, »
It was recently announced that there was to be a federal investigation into discrimination against female directors in Hollywood, as just 5% of directors chosen to helm major studio movies are women. If evidence of discrimination is found, it could mean a class action suit and a major shake up for the movie industry in general. Gwyneth Paltrow has used this announcement to comment on the wage inequality between male and female actors, calling the disparity between the two "painful" during an interview with Variety. The actress uses her McU co-star Robert Downey Jr. - who made a whopping $80 million this year despite having only made one movie - as an example. “Your salary is a way to quantify what you’re worth. If men are being paid a lot more for doing the same thing, it feels s***y. Look, nobody is worth the money that Robert Downey Jr. is worth. »
Ever since the first Captain America: Civil War concepts were released, we've been wondering why Scarlet Witch was missing.
"She's coming into her own and starting to understand and have conflict with how she wants to use her abilities. It's a dramatic conflict within her and obviously there's conflict within the [Avengers] as well," she told USA Today.
"I like that they didn't release Scarlet Witch in the promo photos for the teams - it places her as being a wild card, and I like her having that kind of edge that people don't know what she's capable of. They can fear her because she is so incredibly powerful in a different way than the rest of the heroes for the most part. I like »
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