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Ant-Man Star Michael Douglas Wants His Character Killed Off

Ant-Man Star Michael Douglas Wants His Character Killed Off

If it were up to Michael Douglas, his Ant-Man character, Hank Pym, wouldn’t have survived as long as he has in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While appearing on The View earlier this week, the 79-year-old actor addressed his past comments about his desires to be killed off in the franchise. “[Death] actually was my request for the third [movie],” Michael explained of his ingenious character who managed to survive the dangerous events in all three films. “I said I’d like to have a serious [death], with all these great special effects.” “There’s got to be some fantastic way where I can shrink to an ant size and explode, whatever it is,” he added. “I want to use all those effects. But, that was on the last one. Now, I don’t think I’m going to show up.” Michael Douglas’ team didn’t immediately respond to HuffPost’s requests for comment. The Oscar winning-actor first starred as the passionate scientist in 2015’s hit film Ant-Man, which starred Paul Rudd as the miniature superhero. Michael also appeared in 2018’s sequel, …

What Is Character AI? 5 Features You Have to Try

What Is Character AI? 5 Features You Have to Try

Quick Links 5 Character AI Features You Should Try Key Takeaways Interact with virtual characters in real-time through Character AI for a surreal-yet-entertaining experience. Explore features like character voices and creation that enhance user engagement. Ensure safety by checking the Privacy Policy; export or delete account data as needed. Imagine being able to text Beyoncé and getting an instant response from her. That’s the feeling you get using Character AI. Character AI is not about chatting with the real superstar, but it’s the next best thing: interacting with a digital persona that texts you back as if you were talking to the icon herself. Here’s a low-down on what Character AI is and some of its best features. What Is Character AI? Character AI is an artificial intelligence platform that allows users to interact with and engage in conversations with virtual characters from various fields, such as popular fiction, gaming, and entertainment. It delivers instantaneous and customized responses to text messages, giving users the feeling of interacting with their favorite characters in real life. Character …

Creatify AI video editor and character changer

Creatify AI video editor and character changer

Creatify AI is a new animation tool that has been specifically created to enable users to quickly edit videos and even replace characters in videos with new ones, including themselves. The unique AI video editing tool is accessible for free and offers various features for creating animations and character replacements. The development team behind Creatify AI is pushing the boundaries of what is capable in just a few minutes, empowering content creators, marketers, and video enthusiasts to bring their creative visions to life with unprecedented ease and efficiency. Creatify is an AI-powered app that generates high-quality marketing videos from a simple product link or a description, to simplify the animation process, allowing users to create captivating videos all for free. Creatify AI represents a significant leap in video editing technology, designed to streamline the production of marketing videos and enhance creative possibilities. This tool capitalizes on the latest advancements in artificial intelligence, specifically tailored to the needs of marketers, content creators, and anyone interested in quick, efficient video editing. Check out the video below to …

Emily Blunt tells Ryan Gosling to ‘move on’ from Ken character in SNL skit

Emily Blunt tells Ryan Gosling to ‘move on’ from Ken character in SNL skit

For free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emails Sign up to our free breaking news emails Emily Blunt told Ryan Gosling to let go of his Barbie character Ken in a Saturday Night Live skit that saw the pair reflect on their performances in the hit summer films Oppenheimer and Barbie, respectively. During Gosling’s opening monologue on Saturday night (13), the actor swore he wasn’t going to talk about Ken because he “broke up” with the character after going “too deep”. But then temptation overcame him and he performed a rendition of Taylor Swift’s “All Too Well”, replacing the lyrics with his own love letter to playing Ken. “I shredded Venice Beach is true / My clothes were tight / But something about that spandex felt so right / I left my rollerblades in that big pink house / But I still got that fur coat and I’ll wear that right now,” he sang, before putting on the floor-length white fur coat he wore …

Lara Croft, star of Tomb Raider series, beats Mario and Sonic to be named most iconic video games character | Science & Tech News

Lara Croft, star of Tomb Raider series, beats Mario and Sonic to be named most iconic video games character | Science & Tech News

Lara Croft has beaten the likes of Mario and Sonic to be named the most iconic video games character ever. The star of the Tomb Raider series came out on top in a Bafta poll of more than 4,000 gamers from around the world. Croft beat Nintendo’s legendary Mario into second, with Agent 47 from the Hitman series third. Others making the top 10 included Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog, Link from the Zelda games, Master Chief from Xbox’s Halo series, and classic dot-chomping character Pac-Man. Croft first appeared in Tomb Raider in 1996 on the original PlayStation, PC and the Sega Saturn console. The archaeologist-adventurer was the creation of the now-defunct UK games developer Core Design. There have been several dozen games and expansion packs featuring Croft across various platforms, with a remastered compilation of the original three games released in February 2024. Image: Croft beat Nintendo’s Mario into second place. Pics: AP The iconic character also spawned a 2001 film starring Angelina Jolie and another in 2018 featuring Swedish actress Alicia Vikander. Shelley Blond, …

Honkai Star Rail character Robin’s complete kit unveiled

Honkai Star Rail character Robin’s complete kit unveiled

Robin is set to be one of the next five-star additions in Honkai Star Rail‘s version 2.2, according to reports. The character will feature in the turn-based role-playing game, which has a gacha system or in-game items for characters and weapons. The video game’s official social media channels have already shared Robin’s official splash art and description, showcasing HoYoverse’s method of presenting new characters for the forthcoming update, Version 2.2. The character will be the third limited-time character to follow the Path of Harmony, suggesting she could be a supportive unit capable of applying various buffs to the entire team composition. She will then eventually return to Honkai: Star Rail at some point in the future when the Banner schedule cycles back to her. Reddit user HomeDGCat has leaked details about Robin’s abilities, her eidolons, and additional features. Robin was officially unveiled during the Special Program event for update 1.6, making her first in-game appearance in Honkai: Star Rail Version 2.0. Robin is portrayed as a renowned Halovian singer hailing from the Planet of Festivities. …

Mark Ronson character ‘cut’ from Amy Winehouse biopic after filming scenes

Mark Ronson character ‘cut’ from Amy Winehouse biopic after filming scenes

Get our free weekly email for all the latest cinematic news from our film critic Clarisse Loughrey Get our The Life Cinematic email for free Mark Ronson has reportedly been cut from the forthcoming Amy Winehouse biopic. Canadian actor Jeff Tunke was originally cast as the musician and producer opposite Marisa Abela as Winehouse in Sam Taylor-Johnson’s Back to Black. Despite filming scenes in character, Tunke will not appear in the final film, the Daily Mail reports. “I got to wear his jacket and work with director Sam Taylor-Johnson, which was lovely,” Tunke told the Mail. Ronson was one of Winehouse’s most prolific collaborators, producing her seminal final album Back to Black in 2006. When asked about the cuts, the Mail reports that the film’s producers responded: “The character of Mark Ronson has never appeared on screen in the film, so it would not have been possible to ‘cut all the scenes’ involving Mark Ronson as they do not exist.” The Independent has contacted StudioCanal for comment. Amy Winehouse and Mark Ronson on stage, during …

Why Kelly Ripa was the biggest inspiration for Reese Witherspoon’s The Morning Show character – exclusive

Why Kelly Ripa was the biggest inspiration for Reese Witherspoon’s The Morning Show character – exclusive

The Morning Show fans have seen Reese Witherspoon’s character Bradley Jackson transform across the three seasons from a local news reporter to a primetime anchor – and her fashion choices have reflected that change in status. One real life TV personality who inspired the costume team when it came to Bradley, however, was Kelly Ripa, who for over 20 years has hosted the ABC morning program Live. “Bradley doesn’t start as an anchor, she’s thrown into it, so we looked at what the traditional morning anchors look like who hadn’t come from the news world – a Kelly Ripa type,” costume designer Sophie de Rakoff told HELLO!  Kelly’s beginnings as a soap star who turned into a morning program personality were the perfect inspiration for Bradley, a character who Sophie says “was never ever going to fit into that mould” of the traditional news anchor.  © ABCKelly has hosted Live in the mornings for over 20 years Sophie has worked with Reese for over 20 years, with the pair first collaborating on 2000’s Legally Blonde, but Sophie says her …

Dan Stevens Wants More of His New Empire Character

Dan Stevens Wants More of His New Empire Character

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire star Dan Stevens truly has a spring in his step right now.  Over the next 37 days, the English actor has three unique genre films hitting theaters, beginning with Friday’s Godzilla x Kong, which marks his long-awaited reunion with his The Guest director, Adam Wingard. A decade ago, Wingard cast Stevens as David Collins, an unhinged super soldier who ultimately terrorizes the family of a fallen friend and fellow soldier, and the project served as the London native’s breakout feature film role. The Guest continues to increase its cult status with each passing year, and Stevens and Wingard, as well as writer Simon Barrett, have fielded countless requests for a sequel ever since. Godzilla x Kong may be a 10-year reunion for Stevens, Wingard and Barrett, but it also serves as an anniversary of sorts between him and co-star Rebecca Hall. 20 years ago, Stevens kicked off his professional acting career alongside Hall in her father Sir Peter Hall’s production of William Shakespeare’s As You Like It. The two …

In “Love Lies Bleeding,” the only character with any sense is a cat

In “Love Lies Bleeding,” the only character with any sense is a cat

“Love Lies Bleeding,” director Rose Glass’ second feature film through A24 after the release of the feminist body horror epic “Saint Maud” in 2019, is a violently queer thriller that heartbreakingly, terrifyingly and hornily shows the many ways people can justify bad behavior because of love. It also provides a great example of how so much of life’s easily doled out pandemonium could be better navigated or avoided altogether by being more like a cat via minding one’s own business and adapting that perfect level of low-key that allows you to stay out of the mess while still getting your needs met.  More often than not, there’s a cat somewhere in their home living an unbothered life. Celebrated by critics and fans all over the world for its focus on the female gaze and steamy, although brief, sex scenes — which led one man at a screening in Detroit to land on the decision to make love to himself in the theater, resulting in his arrest — the film, once experienced firsthand beyond the hubbub, can be appreciated for so …