‘Gotham’ Star Shane West Defends Bane’s Look

Bane’s look is revealed for the final season of Gotham and is polarizing audiences but the actor who plays the character, Shane West, comes in his defense in a new interview with The Wrap.

Next week, Bane will be making his appearance on Gotham, the prequel to the story of Batman. There has been a lot of discussion about the look of the character from unofficial and official photos, with the FOX drama receiving a lot of criticism for its portrayal of Bane. Some have went as far saying they aren’t fans of the look at all, but West tells TheWrap that he loves it.

I loved the costume. For me, we had a whole different thing, because I was out there for two-and-a-half months doing the build and it took a long time to put that costume together. But the point of the costume always, which is apparently the point of what they do for all of their heroes and villains on the show — which I wasn’t aware of — they build here. Some of the photos are better than others. And then, I think once you see it on film- and now that I finally have, I’m very happy with it the way it was filmed, the way it was shot.

West shows great enthusiasm for the look and the role. He even later states in the interview that he’s done his research. He will be bringing in influences from The Dark Knight Rises and Batman: The Animated Series to bring the character to life. Despite what preconceived notions audiences have of Bane, West is confident that the role will still satisfy audiences and fans of the character.

Gotham stars Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, Donal Logue as Detective Harvey Bullock, Morena Baccarin as Dr. Leslie Thompkins, Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle, Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma/The Riddler, and Chris Chalk as Lucius Fox.

Gotham airs on Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. on FOX.

Source: TheWrap

‘Shazam!’ Star Mark Strong On Sivana Being The Nemesis Of A 14-Year Old

During our on-set interview, Shazam! star Mark Strong shared his thoughts on Doctor Sivana being the nemesis of a 14-year old boy in the film.

While many DC fans thought Black Adam would serve as the main antagonist when Shazam! was announced, Strong’s Sivana will actually serve the villain role in the upcoming film. It seems Shazam! will explore Sivana’s backstory in detail with the latest TV spot featuring a young Sivana. Heroic Hollywood had the chance to visit the Shazam! set in April, where we asked Strong what if felt like to be the nemesis of 14-year old Billy Batson:

“He can’t understand. He can’t understand that the Wizard has chosen this boy as his champion. Because there was the opportunity there that he could be the champion of good but was rejected because he was considered not to be worthy. Yet, the wizard’s chosen a boy and he realizes that obviously that boy manifests himself into the man.. the Zachary version of Shazam, and to him it’s a source of total incomprehension why this boy should have been chosen over him. But, it just justifies him in his quest to unify the good force and the evil force and be in control of all of it.”

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We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Strong).

Directed by David F. Sandberg, Shazam! stars Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer, Grace Fulton, Faithe Herman, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Cooper Andrews, Marta Milans, and Ron Cephas.

Shazam! will be released in theaters on April 5, 2019.

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