Marvel Prepares Us For Civil War

Marvel Studios has commenced principal photography at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, Georgia on “Captain America: Civil War,” the third installment of its Super Hero franchise. The production will shoot on location in Atlanta, Georgia, which serves as the base for the film’s production, as well as locations in Germany, Puerto Rico and Iceland.

Set for release in the United States on May 6, 2016, “Captain America: Civil War” is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely. The film returns Chris Evans as the iconic Super Hero character Steve Rogers/Captain America along with Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/Falcon, Paul Bettany as The Vision, Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye, Don Cheadle as Jim Rhodes/War Machine and Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch.

After his debut in Marvel’s “Ant-Man” on July 17, 2015, Paul will make his first appearance alongside the Avengers as Scott Lang/Ant-Man in “Captain America: Civil War.”

The film also includes outstanding additional cast, including Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther, Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter/Agent 13, Daniel Brühl, Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlow/Crossbones, William Hurt as General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross and Martin Freeman.

“Captain America: Civil War” picks up where “Avengers: Age of Ultron” left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain.

Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” is produced by Marvel Studios’ president, Kevin Feige, with Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Patricia Whitcher, Nate Moore and Stan Lee serving as executive producers.

Based on the Marvel comic character first published in 1941, “Captain America: Civil War ” continues the lineage of epic big-screen adventures chronicled in  “Iron Man,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “Iron Man 2,” “Thor,” “Captain America: The First Avenger,” “The Avengers,” “Iron Man 3,” “Thor: The Dark World,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and the upcoming release schedule, which includes Marvel’s “Ant-Man” on July 17, 2015, Marvel’s “Doctor Strange,” on November 4, 2016, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy 2,” on May 5, 2017, and Marvel’s “Thor: Ragnarok,” on November 3, 2017.

Marvel Studios most recently continued its unprecedented success with the release of “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on May 1, 2015. The film recorded the second biggest opening weekend of all time with a $191.3 million box office. It has also been the #1 release in every country where it has been released.

Marvel Unveils New Ant-Man Poster

Marvel releases a new poster for the upcoming Ant-Man film. The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man.” Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

Marvel’s “Ant-Man” stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne, Corey Stoll as Darren Cross aka Yellowjacket, Bobby Cannavale as Paxton, Michael Peña as Luis, Judy Greer as Maggie, Tip “Ti” Harris as Dave, David Dastmalchian as Kurt, Wood Harris as Gale, Jordi Mollà as Castillo and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym. Directed by Peyton Reed and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s “Ant-Man” delivers a high-stakes, tension-filled adventure on July 17, 2015.

Get Your Own Dale Call!

Are you a fan of Dale Earnhardt Jr.? Well now you can get your very own Dale Cal. You have seen this in the Mountain Dew ads with Dale. You see people give it a blow to have Dale Jr. himself come to the rescue. In the most recent ad you see some guys playing paintball. So when your back’s against the wall, call for reinforcements. Dale Call to be exact. If you want to purchase your own Dale Call check out Amazon.com.

Enjoy A Grilled Lemon And Limeade

We are now in the month of May. The weather is fantastic. We all have the urge to go outside and grill something. I have known a few friends in the past to have grilled their bacon for their breakfast to just enjoy the morning outside. Yes, it is that nice out even when the sun is rising.

While you are outside grilling your dinner you may want to grill some limes as well. The reason why is that I created a very refreshing drink recipe courtesy of the good folks at Ketel One Vodka. They gave me a bottle of their famous vodka as well as an outstanding grilling kit. They must have known I needed any help that I can get when it comes to grilling.

I was asked to create a cocktail for the spring and summer months. I created the Grilled Lemon and Limeade. It is perfect of Cinco De Mayo parties or anytime you are looking for drink to go with a BBQ. Below is the drink recipe. Here is to a very fun spring and summer!

Ingredients:

• 1.5 ounces of Ketel One Vodka

• 2.5 ounces of Raspberry Lemonade

• 1.5 ounces of Lemon – Lime Seltzer

• Lime halved

• Ice

Directions:

Place limes on grill, cut side down, and cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Remove from grill. Next in a regular 8 ounce glass add a few ice cubes. Pour in the Ketel One Vodka, raspberry lemonade, and lemon and lime seltzer. Mix ingredients. Finally add one grilled lime into the cocktail.

As always please enjoy Ketel One vodka responsibly. For more great cocktail recipes go to the Bar.com

Kendrick Lamar Throws Out The First Pitch At Dodger Stadium

Kendrick Lamar was pumped to throw out the first pitch at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles this week, wearing the new Reebok ZPump Fusion sneakers to deliver the ceremonial first pitch before the Dodgers vs Giants game.

Proudly wearing his Dodgers blue and flashing a huge smile, he made a perfect pitch right over home plate as “King Kunta” (from his latest album To Pimp A Butterfly) blared over the loudspeakers.

The Reebok ZPump sneakers (black/graphite/white) are available now for $110 at Reebok.com, Finish Line and additional retailers.

Adrian Gonzalez‏ Talks About TBS New Comedy “Your Family or Mine”

Adrian Gonzalez was born in the south Texas border of Brownsville, TX and raised across the Rio Grande in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico.  Living in Mexico but crossing the border and going to school in Texas gave him a unique fully bilingual upbringing.  Upon graduating high school he moved to Evanston, IL to attend Northwestern University where he double majored in Theater and Psychology. He took his MCAT to pursue a career in medicine, but followed his instincts and pursued an acting career.

After Northwestern, Adrian moved to downtown Chicago.  He performed with various theaters throughout the city including Teatro Vista, The Artistic Home, Hubris Productions, Pegasus Players, The Side Project, and Goodman Theater. Adrian had much larger aspirations in mind after achieving a solid theatrical base of performance. He packed his car and relocated to Los Angeles, where he could now pursue and concentrate on film and television.

Since arriving in LA, Adrian has appeared in several television series, including The Mentalist, Bold & the Beautiful, Up All Night, 90210, NCIS, and NCIS LA.  He appeared as the rich playboy Santi Jr. in The Bridge episode “Vendetta”.  He’s worked on various sketches with Funny or Die and CollegeHumor, including the viral video Dora the Explorer and the Destiny Medallion where he plays the role of Diego.

I asked Adrian about his new show on TBS called “Your Family or Mine,” acting and more.

Art Eddy: Tell me about your character and the show.

Adrian Gonzalez: The show follows the perfect couple, Oliver and Kelli, and each week they alternate in visiting each other’s family. So essentially you get two shows about two crazy families all in one. I play Enzo, Kelli’s sister Shawni’s boyfriend. Enzo is the best. Everyone loves him, wants to be around him. He can do no wrong, especially in Gil’s eyes (Kelli and Shawni’s dad). He’s always happy and you’re not sure if he’s a little dumb or just foreign. He’s a lot fun!

AE: What was the audition process like for you?

AG: I was called in on a Friday and the job was starting that Monday. I want to say it was the third call and they hadn’t found anybody yet. I read twice for casting and then got pinned later that day. Monday came, and I hadn’t heard anything yet. The show had already begun rehearsing. Tuesday I was asked to come in again and make an adjustment to the characters accent. Tuesday night I got the offer and Wednesday I started work. It was all very last minute and a little crazy.

AE: What did you do to prepare for this role?

AG: If I tell you then I’d have to kill you. Kidding. I didn’t get a script beforehand.  All I had was the character breakdown and the sides. Essentially, I felt there was a lot of room to play with this character. I knew he had to have some sort of a South American accent and I started playing with it from there, finding jokes but making sure he stayed grounded.

AE: How did you build up a chemistry with the rest of the cast members?

AG: It was effortless. It really felt like a family. We’re together all week rehearsing and playing and everyone was really welcoming. Especially our leads, Kyle Howard and Kat Foster. They’re just really cool people. Ed Begley Jr who is a sitcom legend was also incredible to work with. This was my first time working in multi cam sitcom and I often went to him for advice. He’s the best.

AE: What TV shows are you into besides “Your Family or Mine?”

AG: I watch a lot of TV. I try to keep up with what’s current.  Game of Thrones, Daredevil, Jane the Virgin, Cristela, Broad City and Key & Peele are also hilarious.

AE: What got you into acting?

AG: I took a class in college and I got hooked. Tried taking more and they were only available to majors, so I made it a major. I was pre-med at the time and I was in the process of applying for medical school when I decided to take a year and give it a go. I never looked back.

AE: Do you remember your first role?

AG: It was a play in college called Finished from the Start. I was part of an ensemble called Los Desaparecidos, the disappeared. We were telling the story of the people of Chile that disappeared during Pinochet’s dictatorship. It was an intense process, but it made me fall in love with telling stories.

AE: What would your ultimate role be?

AG: To be able to portray someone like Desi Arnaz. He was way ahead of his time, created the multi cam setup that I love to work in and our show is shot in, and is Latino. He led an awesome life and struggled his way in Hollywood, especially because of being Latino, and still was able to achieve amazing success. It’s beautiful to see that times have progressed and I would love to tell his story and the influence he had in that change.  Also anything supernatural or in the sci-fi/fantasy world. I’ve always wanted to have magic powers like telepathy or teleportation and be able to do stunts. I’m active in my real life and would love to show that in some of my roles.