Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Wilson Fisk Lego


Fisk #Lego
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From the Lego Store -- Vic Hoskins is a greedy “skunkworks” agent from InGen, the genetics company responsible for cloning the original Jurassic Park’s dinosaurs. He sees the animals of Jurassic World not as beautiful and amazing creatures, but as potential for profit…and he’ll stop at nothing to steal Owen’s research for himself!

Thanks Diane Leigh!



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Interview: Vincent D’Onofrio on Dardevil and Jurassic World


Recently I got a chance to speak with Vincent D’Onofrio about the slew on work he’s been a part of. Here is what he said:

Jim: Hey Vincent, so how did you get involved with the film Broken Horses?

Vincent: I met Vidhu in New York. I rode my bicycle to where he was staying and we met in the lobby. We had a great conversation for couple hours about life and filmmaking, and a bit about Broken Horses. He asked me to read it, so I did. We talked about it again, and he asked me to do it.

Jim: What was it that appealed to you the role of Julius and portraying the two different sides that the character has?

Vincent: I approached it as if he is doing what he needs to do. When you play a role like that, you don’t approach it as if you are doing something wrong or immoral, you need to approach it as if you are committed to what you are doing. I always felt like he was justified for the reasons he was doing it.
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Jim: What do you think people can take away from the movie, anything to take away from the movie?

Vincent: I think that the story in itself is so strong and told so well. If you like good stories and good filmmaking, then this is the film to see. It has legitimate, great story telling. It has heartbreak and action, it’s just so well done, that’s the attraction to it. Vidhu is a great filmmaker.

Jim: This is a film that’s heavily build on characters and the acting carries the film. You just had a movie come out that you worked on with Liam Neeson. How did you enjoy doing a Liam Neeson kinda action crime movie?

Vincent: It was so much fun. Liam is an awesome guy. I’ve known him for many years, obviously he’s a great actor. Joel, who plays his son in it, also I’m a fan of his since he started on the Killing. Jaume is a director. It’s just a real good action movie. It’s a very New York City, New York movie and it’s unique in its own way. If you watch it you will see it. 

Jim: You being a native of New York is there anything that resonated about the film in itself with the connection with New York.

Vincent: Well yeah, there is a lot of stuff being done in New York these days, nothing like old-school New York. Everybody is speaking the right accents, there is a dark side and light side to it. New York City has a lot of history of being dark and also fun.  

Jim: Another project you have going for you is the Daredevil Netflix series. You are taking on the legendary role of the Kingpin.

Vincent: Yea for sure, people are very excited about it. Wilson Fisk is an incredible character to play, one of those iconic Marvel characters. I’m very excited to get a chance to do my version of him. All I can say, and I can’t say too much about it because Marvel is very secretive and don’t want to spoil anything, so all I can say that it’s gonna be a hell of a series that people are going to really like. It will have depth, emotion, all the superhero action like the movies do. We shot it like a 13 hour film, so it gets very intricate and emotional. It’s really gritty and violent at times. It’s a very strong show, and it’s probably the most fun I’ve had playing a character in a long time.

Jim: Wow, that’s actually saying a lot considering you have played so many fun characters over the years. Is it because it’s a different genre that you are usually accustomed to doing?

Vincent: Yeah, the idea of being trusted to take the character of Marvel and turn it into a real person, and then having Marvel be enthusiastic about what you are doing and supporting you like they did with me is a great feeling. I remember reading the character I was playing, he used to be in Spider-Man and then he later went to the Punisher then to Daredevil. It’s quite a thing, it’s pretty cool at my age to play that character. 

Jim: You are part of one of the most anticipated movies this summer Jurassic World, how excited are you for this movie, especially after years since the previous one came out, what’s it like to be part of the reboot of the franchise?

Vincent: Well I was so pleased to be there. My kids, my 22 year old and my 15 year old were very happy that I was part of it. Jurassic is kind of like their Star Wars. You know it was just a lot of fun. The director Colin Trevorrov, was so awesome and really delivered an incredible movie. I haven’t seen the whole thing, I’ve seen bits of it because of post-production. Chris Pratt is just an amazing guy. Just a wonderful guy and wonderful actor. I don’t think Jurassic is going to let people down, I really think it’s going to be something. I see a lot of press about it and people talking about it. I still don’t think they know what they are going to see. It’s going to be quite something.

Jim: Do you even have any free time to do something fun and hang out with family with all these projects you have going for you?

Vincent: Yeah, I’ve been able to hang with my family, they have been with me a lot of the time. I used to love to leave home and travel when I was younger. I just can’t get away form my kids and my wife now. We manage and figure it out so that all the timing is right so the kids still get plenty of my attention and I can still make a living. 

Jim: It’s great to get that balance if you can manage to do that. 

Vincent: Oh yeah, absolutely. 

Jim: Really appreciate you time Vincent. Definitely looking forward to seeing all your current and upcoming work. 

Vincent: That’s really great, I appreciate that, thanks man.

 via themovieblog.com
by Jim Alexander, 4.27.15




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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Vincent heading out to film Magnificent Seven






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Friday, April 24, 2015

Charlie Cox Says Season Two Of Daredevil Will Arrive In April 2016

Unsurprisingly, the highly anticipated Netflix Original series Daredevil has been very well received, since it premiered on the streaming platform on April 10th. Praised for its impressive fight sequences, breathtaking camera work, and impeccable performances from Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio in particular, few eyebrows were raised when Netflix recently announced its intention to add a second season of Daredevil to its Marvel slate – which already includes AKA Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and the Defenders.

Shortly after the announcement was made, Empire broached the subject with series star Charlie Cox, and encouraged the actor to speculate about which additional characters he would like to see get involved.
“I have to be careful, because we just got commissioned, so I have no idea who is going to turn up. Based on the show we’ve created, which is very grounded in reality, I’d like to see Punisher maybe show up. A little bit of Elektra maybe. I wouldn’t mind Black Widow making an appearance, and you can’t think about Daredevil for too long without thinking of Bullseye. I don’t know when or if or how that would happen, but it’d be cool if it did.”
Who wouldn’t want to have Black Widow show up in their TV series? For the uninitiated, one of the most the interesting things about the creation of a Daredevil Netflix series is the fact that, in the comic book source material, the superhero spent a significant amount of time being romantically involved with the former Russian agent. Given that one of the biggest criticisms of Marvel’s Agents Of SHIELD is that it is apparently unable to have the big superhero film stars turn up – making the idea of a ‘cohesive universe’ a little shaky – could the Netflix reputation be enough to lure Scarlett Johansson onto the small screen?


The second point to note with regard to potential villains is that, in a very real sense, the success of the Daredevil TV show is as much due to Vincent D’Onofrio’s astounding turn as Wilson Fisk, as it is due to the efforts of the superhero himself – so to proceed without at least a small involvement of him would be a bold move indeed. Similarly, while avoiding spoilers, there is the conspicuous, but fleeting, appearance of another menacing character at the end of episode 7 to consider.
Of course, any talk of new characters is speculation at this point, as the second season is newly confirmed, and is not due to go into production until later in the year, according to Cox.
“We’ll begin shooting in the second half of the year. It’ll be the same timeline as the last show, so season two will come out about this time next year. Again, I’m imagining all this, but they’ll probably do Iron Fist or Luke Cage at the same time, followed by the other one [of the two] in the first half of 2016, and then maybe Defenders in the second half of 2016, or the beginning of 2017. What’s exciting is to have a season where [Matt Murdock] is really embodying his alter ego before we get to the Defenders.”
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It certainly does bode well for the eventual Defenders miniseries that Netflix is prepared to expand further upon the contributing characters ahead of that team event. It also means that, if they take the same flexible approach with the following three characters – Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist – then they have a potentially hefty production slate over the next five years.

While star Charlie Cox speculates about new characters arriving in Hell’s Kitchen, it has already been confirmed that Daredevil showrunner Steven DeKnight will hand over the second season reins to Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez, who numbered among the all-male writing team of the first season. It has to be said that with new people running the production, it would be a good time to recruit some female writers and directors to the show, since season one included none. In reality, this should happen anyway, but perhaps if significant new female characters – such as Elektra – are planned, it will make that step a bigger priority.


via empireonline.com





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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Video: Deborah Ann Woll And Vincent D'Onofrio Talk 'Daredevil'



Less than two weeks after its Netflix debut, Daredevil is already renewed for season 2. Deborah Ann Woll, who cut her teeth as a vampire on True Blood, stars alongside Charlie Cox, who takes on the title role. Her hope: that comic book fans embrace their version of the superhero series.

There's definitely some nerves," the 30-year-old Brooklyn native admits. "I very much want the fans to enjoy it and be pleased by it. But I'm very nervous about this one."

Having a stellar cast helps ease those nerves -- especially when Vincent D'Onofrio is on board playing the bad guy, Wilson Fisk.

"I was able to approach Wilson as a man that carried around a humility with him; he wasn't this super villain," the veteran actor says of his character. "I don't think he has a bad side, but that would be up for the audience to judge."

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2007:  At Rib City Utah with sister, Toni and her husband, Ron.




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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Marvel's DAREDEVIL renewed for Season Two!!

Netflix and Marvel Entertainment has announced officially that Netflix's "Daredevil" starring Charlie Cox and Vincent D'Onofrio as been renewed for a second season. The year of its release will be in 2016.

D'Onofrio as Daredevil's 'Wilson Fisk" aka Kingpin


Daredevil has been streaming on Netflix for just about two weeks, and evidently is doing well enough to warrant continuation. Netflix just gave the green light to Daredevil season 2, with plans to air in 2016. But there’s a big change. Steven DeKnight is out as showrunner due to “previous commitments,” and Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez will jointly take on the showrunner role in his stead.
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Marvel issued a press release:
Marvel and Netflix are proud to announce that “Marvel’s Daredevil” will receive a second season, available only on the streaming service in 2016! With the first season of “Marvel’s Daredevil” proving a smash success with both audiences and critics, Netflix and Marvel will continue to create further adventures of the Man Without Fear! Doug Petrie (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “American Horror Story”) and Marco Ramirez (“Sons of Anarchy”), who worked closely with Executive Producers Steven S. DeKnight and Drew Goddard during the first season, will serve as showrunners for Season 2. Petrie, Ramirez, Goddard (“Cabin in the Woods”), and Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”) will serve as Executive Producers of Season 2.

DeKnight offers his comments on leaving, too:
While previous commitments unfortunately prevent me from continuing on with Daredevil into its second season. I could not be happier that Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez are carrying the torch. They were invaluable collaborators during our first season, and I for one can’t wait to see what they do with the show moving forward.

via slashfilm.com




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Video: Marvel's Daredevil: 5 Reasons Kingpin is the Best Villain Yet in the MCU



Most everyone who's finished watching all 13 episodes of the incredibly layered and thrilling Marvel's Daredevil -- which was just renewed for Season 2 -- comes out the other side praising the show's use/portrayal of Wilson Fisk - AKA The Kingpin. Along with, naturally, actor Vincent D'Onofrio's large-yet-vulnerable performance




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"In Dubious Battle" [2016]

"In Dubious Battle" [2016]
An activist gets caught up in the labor movement for farm workers in California during the 1930s. Vincent....Al Anderson

"TENN" [TBA]

A story about the early life of Tennessee Williams

Directed by James Franco
Vincent D'Onofrio, Jacob Loeb

"American Falls" - [TBA]

In a rural town in Southern Idaho, the Suzukis, a Japanese American family, run a small motel. One night they get a strange visitor who sports ‘city’ clothes who turns out to be the first African-American man that Toru Suzuki’s children have ever seen. Yoshiko takes it upon herself to solve the mystery about this man, especially when 2 police officers come knocking on their door.

Short film produced by Erika Hampson.
Vincent D'Onofrio as Detective Foster.

'Purgatory' [TBA]

'Purgatory' [TBA]
Tagline: In the Wild West a lot of blood was spilled... but it didn't go to waste. Vincent....Dallas Stoudenmire

"A Fall From Grace" [TBA]

Detective Michael Tabb knows the city of St. Louis inside and out. He has felt its true heart, as much as its dark underbelly: but he does not know who, in both the dark and light - is taking the lives of young girls.

Director: Jennifer Lynch
Producer/Writer ...Eric Wilkinson

Vincent D'Onofrio ....George Lawson (GRACE's father)
Tim Roth.......Detective Tabb

Filming in St Louis - TBA

"Supreme Ruler" [TBA]

A man campaigns to become the leader of the Buffalo lodge.

Vincent D'Onofrio as Hank Dory
Ron Livingston as Steve
Marcia Gay Harden as Nancy

"The Monster Next Door" [TBA]

"The Monster Next Door" - Comedy Horror

Executive Produced by Dennis Johnson, Melanie Mohlman Produced by Eric Wilkinson, David Michaels
Written by Jim Robbins
Directed by Jennifer Lynch

Cast: Vincent D'Onofrio, Bill Pullman, French Stewart, Bill Moseley

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