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Anthony Mackie Says 'Falcon and the Winter Soldier' Is Like a Six-Hour Marvel Movie

Anthony Mackie Says 'Falcon and the Winter Soldier' Is Like a Six-Hour Marvel Movie

says the upcoming Disney Plus series “” will feel similar to movies from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But there has been one major difference in making the show — the budget.The mini-series is supposed to cost $150 million, which is a massive sum for a TV show. But that’s still less than half the $350 million price tag — not including advertising — of “Avengers: Endgame.”In an interview for Variety‘s Actors on Actors issue, Mackie talked to Daveed Diggs about the project, where he reprises his role as the Falcon opposite Sebastian Stan’s Winter Soldier. Shooting on the series, which is...

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Anthony Mackie Says Marvel Movies Need to Do Better About Diversity

Anthony Mackie Says Marvel Movies Need to Do Better About Diversity

has played Falcon seven times in the , starting with 2014’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” In an interview for Variety‘s Actors on Actors issue, Mackie talked to Daveed Diggs about the need for more diversity in Disney’s Marvel movies.The conversation started out with both actors talking about their most recent projects on TV. Diggs is the star of the TNT drama “Snowpiercer.” Mackie appeared in two Netflix TV shows in the last year: The second season of the sci-fi series “Altered Carbon” and in a stand-alone episode of “Black Mirror,” called “Striking Vipers.”“What are the ways that...

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What Tom Cruise Taught Henry Cavill About Doing His Own Stunts

What Tom Cruise Taught Henry Cavill About Doing His Own Stunts

Courtesy of NetflixOn “,” tries to attempt most of his own stunts as Geralt of Rivia, the hero of the Netflix fantasy series based on author Andrzej Sapkowski’s books.In a conversation for Cavill told Patrick Stewart why it was important for him to do that.“For me, when it comes to stunts, I’ve always enjoyed doing the physical stuff,” Cavill said. “Working with [on “Mission: Impossible – Fallout”] really helped — or maybe, in the eyes of the producers, made worse my enjoyment for stunts. I really want to do them now, and I think it’s an essential piece to the character. If an audience is...

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Kevin Smith Says Harvey Weinstein Refused to Pay Him Royalties for ‘Clerks’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Kevin Smith Says Harvey Weinstein Refused to Pay Him Royalties for ‘Clerks’ (EXCLUSIVE)

sold his first movie, “,” to out of the Sundance Film Festival in 1994.Weinstein, who ran Miramax at the time, shelled out $227,000 for the black-and-white movie set in a video store. But their agreement allowed for Smith to receive a backend if the movie became profitable.That fall, “Clerks” grossed $3.2 million in North American theaters. And it generated tens of millions more on VHS, as it became a cult hit.Now, in a recent interview with Variety, Smith reveals that it took Weinstein seven years to pay him back some of the royalties that he was owed. And even then, Weinstein deployed...

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Antonio Sabato Jr. on How Supporting Donald Trump Ended His Acting Career

Antonio Sabato Jr. on How Supporting Donald Trump Ended His Acting Career

Antonio Sabato Jr. was one of the few actors who publicly supported in the 2016 election. His candidate won, but his career in Hollywood ended.“I had to sell everything,” Sabato reveals in a phone interview with Variety from his new home in Florida. “I had to pay all my debts. I was blacklisted. All my representatives left me, from agents to managers to commercial agents. I literally had to move, find a new job to survive and take care of my kids. It’s been terrible. It’s mind-blowing. It’s a disgrace. It’s tough, because if you’re in that environment in Hollywood and you have something to...

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