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Ben Mendelsohn said 'cooler heads prevailed' in the dispute over Spider-Man's future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Ben Mendelsohn and David Michôd reveal all about the terrible filming conditions, and even worse haircuts that went into their new Medieval-set drama, starring Timothée Chalamet.
At Comic-Con, director talks upcoming 'Ready Player One,' based on the bestseller by Ernest Cline and chock full of references to 1980s' pop culture
“Ready Player One” is a book that celebrates fandom of nerd culture and is obsessed with even the tiniest details, so it’s surprising that Ben Mendelsohn — who plays villain Nolan Sorrento in Steven Spielberg’s upcoming film adaptation — says his performance won’t try and mimic the novel. “I’m not trying to be faithful to the book Sorrento at all,” Mendelsohn told TheWrap. “So, anyone that’s coming at it wanting a faithful re-creation or transposing of the written Sorrento is not gonna get it.
Ben Mendelsohn has praised the work of ILM and ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ director Gareth Edwards for making his scenes with Moff Tarkin – a digital creation – as easy as possible on set. The iconic ‘Star Wars’ character, played by Peter Cushing in the 1977 original, was resurrected for the spin-off film with help on set from ‘Holby City’ actor Guy Henry who stood in for, and performed as, the Hammer star opposite Mendelsohn’s Orson Krennic.
“It feels like if the Empire ever have a job vacancy, they go to the Royal Shakespeare Company to headhunt people,” he told USA Today. Although most Imperial officers are renowned for their Britishness (as can be seen in ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ with the inclusion of several renowned British actors in minor Imperial roles), it looks as though Director Krennic is very different.
Who actually plays Darth Vader is a tricky question to answer, and one that becomes even more complicated when you factor in his appearance in ‘Rogue One – A Star Wars Story’. The credits for ‘Rogue One’, which sees the Sith Lord returning to the big screen for the first time since 2005’s ‘Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith’, lists three names for Vader: James Earl Jones provides his iconic voice, while Spencer Wilding and Daniel Naprous are responsible for the physical performance.
It’s finally here - the new ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ trailer gives us a much better look at the galaxy far, far away. Starring Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso, ‘Rogue One’ follows the story of a plucky band of rebels and their mission to secure the Death Star plans.
It looks as though ‘Justice League Dark’ is beginning to gather steam… as Ben Mendelsohn is rumoured for a villainous role. According to Heroic Hollywood, the 46-year-old Australian actor is being eyed for the main villain in ‘Justice League Dark’. “According to sources, the hot rumour is that actor Ben Mendelsohn, best known to fanboys for his role in The Dark Knight Rises, is being eyed to play villain Anton Arcane,” they said.