THE ORI­GINS OF

IN­SECT HERO Shake­speare to be shown in cine­mas Movies which push new tech­nolo­gies

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all to­gether as ac­tors there were units do­ing spe­cial ef­fects, there were stunts and there are also peo­ple just do­ing ant point-of-views!

“Also I have a great ap­pre­ci­a­tion for ac­tors who work with green screen be­cause there ain’t any­thing there! Talk about hav­ing to play make-be­lieve...”

Su­per­hero movies have never been Paul Rudd’s forte. But like so many be­fore him he em­braced the reg­i­men of get­ting in shape and hit the gym with a vengeance.

“I didn’t do any­thing fun for a year!” he quips. “I ate no carbs! Or sugar! I ba­si­cally made health and fit­ness the fo­cus of my day. I didn’t drink any al­co­hol and I was mis­er­able to be around. I liked it, ac­tu­ally. I found that that I en­joyed hav­ing the fo­cus, I knew I was gonna have to be held ac­count­able, so that made it a lit­tle eas­ier.

“But I’d never done any­thing like that be­fore – to that ex­treme – and hav­ing the ma­jor­ity of my day built around that was re­ally kind of great.

“I woke up very early in the morn­ing, I felt re­ally good, had lots of energy, and it helped me also get into the mind­set of this char­ac­ter. I fig­ured if I’m in re­ally good shape, I will feel like less of an im­poster in the role.”

The fan re­sponse to An­tMan has been huge. A se­quel is in­evitable. Or is it? Reed points out that Marvel’s comics al­ways boasted sub­gen­res.

“That’s one of the things that keeps the Marvel movies so in­ter­est­ing. Cap­tain Amer­ica: The Win­ter Soldier owes to sort of a 70s po­lit­i­cal thriller and Guardians Of The Gal­axy is this crazy gonzo space opera. Our movie just hap­pens to have the struc­ture of a heist movie. Talk to [Marvel pro­ducer] Kevin Feige and he’ll say ‘We don’t make su­per­hero movies. We make genre movies’ and I think it’s been a very smart thing.”

Paul Rudd’s re­sponse is in­trigu­ing.

“I’ve had thoughts of where it could go, things that might hap­pen, but it’s so em­bry­onic and I’ve had no con­ver­sa­tions with any­body about it.” And as for ants... “I’m not try­ing to sound cute but last week I was stand­ing by the sink and some ants started walk­ing to­ward the cof­fee maker.

“Maybe in an ear­lier time I would have just given them a lit­tle flick. Now I ab­so­lutely let them do what they want to do.”

Ant-Man (12A) is on gen­eral re­lease. AS part of stage shows screened at the cin­ema, The Royal Shake­speare Com­pany presents The Mer­chant of Venice.

In Venice, trade is God and the city is a melt­ing pot with ships com­ing to ply their trade and lots of profit made.

Although money is flow­ing and all seem happy, racial ten­sion is boiling over and when a con­tract be­tween Bas­sanio and Shy­lock is bro­ken, the lat­ter looks to make a deal sealed in blood.

The Mer­chant of Venice will be shown live in cine­mas across the re­gion on July 22, in­clud­ing the Work­sta­tion in Sheffield. WIDESCREEN week­end is back show­cas­ing films which push the bound­aries of tech­nol­ogy.

The fes­ti­val first started in 1993 and aims to celebrate the past, present and fu­ture through wide screen tech­nol­ogy.

They will screen 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), also How The West Was Won – pre­sented in a three pro­jec­tor screen­ing and a dig­i­tally re­stored Fid­dler on the Roof.

The week­end takes place at the Na­tional Media Mu­seum in Brad­ford from Oc­to­ber 15-18,. To book tick­ets visit www. na­tional­me­di­a­mu­seum.org.uk.

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