MTV.COM – Ryan Reynolds and Emma Stone both gave quick bits of info on their respective Marvel Universe film properties in an interview with Hey U Guys. The comic book talk starts at the 4:18 mark, with Emma Stone giving the “Amazing Spider-Man 2″ script high praise.
The big news is that, despite what we had previously hoped after hearing that Fox has big news coming, “Deadpool” is still languishing over at Fox.
“It’s up to the studio,” Reynolds says. “The studio I think is reluctant to pull the trigger on such a hard Rated-R script. Then the guys who wrote it and the producers won’t make it unless it’s that hard and, you know, raunchy.”
That’s disappointing to hear, since it already has a director attached and finished script. It’s promising to know that the script is apparently as viciously ridiculous as a Deadpool film needs to be, but it’s a shame that that also seems to be the very thing keeping it from being made.
EW.COM – Dreamworks’ answer to Disney’s Cars – and every superhero story that begins with a life-changing, mutation-causing disaster — just got a new trailer.
Turbo, the animated movie about a snail who wishes he were speedy kicks things into high gear when a highway accident sucks him into the engine of a sports car. One dash of nitric oxide, one journey through this snail’s changing anatomy, and one power up ballad later, we’ve got ourselves a very speedy snail — who by the way is voiced by Ryan Reynolds.
MOVIELINE.COM – There is apparently no end to Lilo & Stitch creator Chris Sanders’ talents, from doing a great Nicolas Cage impression to braving the bitter cold at the NYC premiere of The Croods – with no jacket!
Just how impressed was Ryan Reynolds with Sanders? “This is my first animated movie I’ve ever done, and I was doing one subsequently right afterwards and I learned so much from [the directors] that I shifted the sessions in the next animated movie to feel more like this one!”
The Croods is director Chris Sanders’ second film for Dreamworks Animation, where he defected to after clashing with Disney over American Dog. (The title became Bolt after his departure). Is he still enjoying his new home? “Every film we make we get, like, better technology — so even better!” Plus he’s already hard at work on How To Train Your Dragon 2.
But his co-writer and director, Kirk De Micco, chimed in to say there was one area where Dreamworks Animation struggled — creating digital tar! The request threw the animators for a loop. “How deep is the tar?! How sticky is the tar?! Does it stick to their clothes?!” Good thing Sanders and De Micco were there to answer their questions.
CAMBIO.COM – Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds are teaming up on their new movie, but you won’t actually see them together on screen…you’ll hear them!
Emma and Ryan, along with Nicolas Cage, are voicing characters in the new 3-D animated movie The Croods, which is about a prehistoric cave family.
“I’ve always wanted to do an animated movie,” Emma told Cambio about how she got involved with the project. “These are not movies that people say no to,” Ryan added.
The funny guy also loved how crazy he got to be when recording his character’s lines for the film. “You get to be as over the top as you possibly can,” he shared, adding that it requires a lot of yelling. “I look like I’m 94 when I leave the room!”
The Croods hits theaters on Friday, March 22. Are you excited to see it?
DIGITALSPY.CO.UK – Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds and Nicolas Cage are the trio of Hollywood A-listers who unite to voice the animated action in prehistoric family adventure The Croods.
Stone provides the voice of Eep, a teenage cave-girl with an over-protective father (Grug, voiced by Nicolas Cage) who hates change and invents the world’s first hug.
Ryan Reynolds is the light relief as a charismatic Neanderthal outsider called Guy, a character who hopes to lead the misfit family away from danger in their crumbling primal world.
Digital Spy caught up with the stars of the movie, alongside the movie’s directors Chris Sanders and Kirk Demicco, to discuss what the audience can expect from The Croods that hasn’t been seen before in animation.
“You’re going to see some visual wonderment,” admits Emma Stone.
“And you’re going to see a modern family in prehistoric times, which is a pretty great thing. And a lot of firsts.”
Cage added that the creatures in the film will be “exotic hybrids from a surrealist painting”.
The Croods opens in cinemas on Friday, March 22.
Music video for Owl City & Yuna’s “Shine Your Way” from The Croods soundtrack.
FLICKSANDBITS.COM – ‘The Croods’ is a 3D comedy adventure that follows the world’s first modern family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always been their home is destroyed. Traveling across a spectacular landscape, the Croods are rocked by generational clashes and seismic shifts as they discover an incredible new world filled with fantastic creatures – and their outlook is changed forever. In the film, Emma Stone voices Eep, the families rebellious teenager who’s trying to drag her family kicking and screaming into the future. Her nagging feeling that there might be more to life outside the family cave is confirmed when the Croods embark on their journey. Written and directed by two-time Academy Award nominee Chris Sanders (How to Train Your Dragon, Lilo & Stitch) and Kirk DeMicco (Space Chimps), ‘The Croods’ also features the voices of Ryan Reynolds, Nicolas Cage, Catherine Keener, Cloris Leachman and Clark Duke. Look out for the film from March 22nd. My interview with Emma Stone for ‘The Croods’ can be read here (lots more to come).
Can you tell us a little bit about your character in ‘The Croods,’ Guy, and how he evolves through the story?
Ryan Reynolds: I think Guy changes quite a bit during ‘The Croods.’ When we meet him he’s a guy who’s on his own, he doesn’t have a family to speak of or anything like that, but he’s somewhat evolved, he’s quite articulate in the world of survival. He can start a fire and he can do these other things that the Croods can’t, and that’s really just out of necessity. Guy’s life is full of variables, whereas the Croods lives have been pretty static. And Guy has been exposed to new things every day because he’s constantly on the move.
As we carry on in the story we actually come to realise that he’s quite lonely, that he’s lost his family and he needs these people more than they need him, to some degree. It’s an interesting group because they really need each other on this journey. Also I would totally win the award for “Best Caveman Torso”. They drew me a nice upper body in this movie, I didn’t have a shirt once. I often wondered the practicality of that (laughs).
How did you find the voice recording process on ‘The Croods’? Especially considering you’re playing a character full of imagination….
Ryan Reynolds: A day on an animated movie is frighteningly easy (laughs). I’d love to be able to give you a sob story on how it was just a whipping line, but it was easy. You spend two hours in a booth, go over the top as you can, then they invite you to come back two months later and do it again. It was a great job (laughs). Like you said, because he’s been on his own, Guy is forced to rely on his imagination, so he lives inside his head a lot. And that’s a great thing to play because he can be as over the top as you want him to be. Guy has no limits because he’s constantly thinking.
At “The Croods” premiere, Ryan Reynolds chats about why it’s the “greatest job in the world” to voice an animated character.