New Hollywood Podcast: ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’s Tony Revolori Talks Inclusive Casting And Being Mistaken For Different Ethnicities

Revolori stopped by the New Hollywood Podcast to talk about how his role and other roles in Spider-Man: Far From Home are changing the game when it comes to inclusive casting in Hollywood. He also shares his Hollywood journey post-Grand Budapest Hotel, Latinx representation, how people mistake him for different ethnicities, and his brilliant idea for a Flash spin-off series. Listen to the episode below.” />
Tony Revolori is best known for his role as Zero Moustafa in Wes Anderson's Grand Budapest Hotel and since then he has been in numerous films including Dope, The 5th Wave and Table 19. He became part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2017 when he stepped into the role of Flash Thompson, Peter Parker's rival, in Spider-Man: Homecoming and he reprises the character in Spider-Man: Far From Home (which opens in theaters today).
Revolori, who is of Guatemalan heritage, is aware he doesn't fit that traditional Flash mold. (FYI: He originally tried out for the role of Peter Parker). That said, he knows that Flash is traditionally portrayed by a white, broad-shouldered type that is cut from the same high school bully cloth as nearly every character Will Zabka played in the '80s. As a real-life comic book fan (he is definitely not a bandwagoner), Revolori knows the ins and outs of Spider-Man lore.

‘Avengers: Endgame’ Sparks Pre-Sale Bonanza (4,000 Sold-Out Showtimes) And A ‘Captain Marvel’ Resurgence

And 79% are surprised when other people don’t stay for those trademark post-film scenes. 97% of fans planning to see Avengers: Endgame say that they routinely stay for the mid- and post-credits scenes from Marvel.
It's likely a new record will be set in the weeks ahead — there's talk that Endgame might hit $300 million in domestic opening or even deliver a jaw-dropping $1 billion worldwide start. If Avengers: Endgame finishes as 2019's highest-grossing release it would give the Russo's back-to-back years with the box-office title. Their Avengers: Infinity War topped all competition in 2018 with $2.08 billion in global box-office, a lush total that also established a new sky-high record for the superhero genre. Avengers: Endgame is produced by Kevin Feige and directed by Joe and Anthony Russo working off of a script by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.
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63% feel that the release of Avengers: Endgame qualifies as a historic moment in cinema.
Avengers: Endgame not only leads this week's pre-sales in a landslide fashion, it earned a perfect 100 out of 100 points on Fandango’s Fanticipation movie buzz index. Moreover, the fan interest has given an extra bump to Captain Marvel, which debuted in a big way in March but now, a full six weeks into its theatrical run, the Brie Larson-starring film has jumped to No. The movie is tracking to be the fastest preseller in the 19-year history of Fandango and on pace to become the all-time pre-sale champ. 4 in the latest Fanticipation movie buzz index. Theater chains are scrambling to post new showtimes to meet the crush of fan interest.
The Russos have implored fans to protect the plot points of Avengers: Endgame, which will bring about major changes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that began with the 2008 release of Iron Man starring Robert Downey Jr. as the cornerstone character for a superhero saga that has spanned 21 interconnected films to date.” />
81% are trying to avoid all spoilers for Avengers: Endgame.
57% have temporarily unplugged from social media in order to avoid Endgame spoilers.
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More data from Fandango as the momentous Marvel movie closes in on its release:
Fandango reports that the three-hour superhero epic from Disney's Marvel Studios has already sold-out more than 4,000 screenings in North America, a nod to the intense anticipation of moviegoers in communities from Hilo, Hawaii, to Newington, New Hampshire. Avengers: Endgame made its star-studded world premiere in Los Angeles on Monday but the rest of the planet is more than eager to get a look, too.

Industry Hits $12 Billion In One Year Period For First Time

Disney's Marvel Cinematic Universe also contributed to the box office with juggernaut comic book blockbusters such as Ryan Coogler's groundbreaking Black Panther and the ultimate MCU team up Avengers: Infinity War. This is bolstered by the success of holiday season films such as Star Wars: The Last Jedi and the Dwayne Johnson-Kevin Hart vehicle Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. Other noteworthy titles that have raked in the dough include Paramount's A Quiet Place and most recently Universal's Halloween as well as Venom and The Nun.
ComScore also reports a new October record of $789.9M for 2018 which tops October 2014’s $757.1M record.” />
The period covers films released in theaters from October 2017 to October 2018. ComScore and the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) report that box offices hit an unprecedented record $12 billion in the last 12 months for the first time.

Dave Bautista Is Eager To Join James Gunn’s ‘Suicide Squad 2’

That said, it wouldn't be that much of a surprise if Bautista left the MCU to join Gunn in the DCEU.
It didn't take long for Dave Bautista to respond to the news that James Gunn will be writing and possibly directing Suicide Squad 2. The wrestler-turned-actor took to Twitter and said "Where do I sign up!" when Gunn's new gig was announced.
Freeze and King Shark. When he tweeted his willingness to join Suicide Squad 2, fans immediately gave suggestions of who he could play including an iteration of Bane (originally played by Tom Hardy in The Dark Knight Rises) as well as Solomon Grundy, a zombified supervillain/anti-hero in the DC comics. Many even suggested that he play Killer Croc, who was portrayed by Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje in the first Suicide Squad. Other suggestions were Mr.″ />
He has said that working for Disney has been "pretty nauseating" and has questioned his return to the third installment of the Guardians franchise, which has been put on hold since Gunn's firing. But when Gunn was fired by Disney for offensive tweets that resurfaced, Bautista became a very vocal supporter of Gunn. Bautista worked with Gunn on the first two Guardians of the Galaxy movies as  Drax, who has since become a fan favorite in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Imax To Host Marvel Film Marathon For MCU’s 10-Year Anniversary

The run will conclude September sixth with two films chosen by fan vote via Twitter. All 20 films will be shown in their release order over the first five days of the marathon, followed by two theme days, "Origins" (Iron Man, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Black Panther and Doctor Strange) and "Team-Ups" (Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2, Captain America: Civil War, The Avengers and Avengers: Infinity War).
“This is an incredible celebration for fans. They will be able to see all of Marvel Studios’ films back-to-back and really be immersed in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.” “We knew we wanted to go big to celebrate 10 years of Marvel Studios, and you can’t get any bigger than Imax,” Marvel president and producer Kevin Feige said in announcing the event, put on in conjunction with Marvel and Disney.
and Canada. Imax has unveiled details for its Marvel Studios 10th Anniversary Film Festival, an event that will feature screenings of all 20 MCU movies beginning August 30 across many of the company's large-format screens in the U.S.
The screenings will include three films that never got the Imax treatment in their first theatrical go-round: Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk and Captain America: The First Avenger.
Marvel has been celebrating the 10 years since kicking off its mega-successful MCU franchise with Iron Man in 2008, including everything from sweepstakes to collectibles and even a 10-year class photo.” />