"Casino Royale." Daniel Craig lost the two front teeth while filming a fight scene in Prague (the first action scene to be shot), and his dentist had to fly from London to replace them.
So, wait. Thor's hammer is actually heavy? I mean, I understand that this isn't the olden days of movies, where they would just make the thing out of foam and call it a day, but it's heavy enough that Natalie Portman wishes she'd had a chance to practice holding it? She has kids, and I always hear parents complaining about how heavy those are. She wasn't prepared for Mjolnir just by lifting her own children? Wow...sounds like Portman really will have to get jacked just to successfully throw that hammer around on screen.
It was nerve-racking, like someone’s gonna call me out about something. I didn’t get to practice [the hammer] ahead of time, so I picked it up and it was kind of heavy. It was like, ‘Oooh.’
Thor: Love and Thunder director Taika Waititi introduced Natalie Portman to the crowd at Comic-Con after Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson, to really drive the surprise of her Jane Foster taking on the Thor mantle home. When Portman walked out, Waititi bowed and handed over Mjolnir, which she gladly took. But, in video of the moment, you can clearly see Portman attempting to lift the hammer over head and then stopping as she thinks better of it when she realizes that it's just too dang heavy for her right now. Oh, well, at least Natalie Portman will have loads of time to workout, practice with Mjolnir and prepare for her official role as Thor. Love and Thunder isn't due in theaters until November 5, 2021, so she should be plenty ready for the physicality of wielding her Goddess of Thunder power by the time she has to start filming. You can check out Natalie Portman's full interview with Jimmy Fallon below:We have quite a while to wait until Natalie Portman returns as Jane Foster in Thor: Love and Thunder on November 5, 2021, but you can read up on what we know about the character , our thoughts on the MCU's Phase 4 and what movies are yet to come in 2019 in the meantime!
George Lucas’ Dog Inspired Chewbacca. The creator of the Star Wars world would drive around with his large Alaskan Malamute in the front seat of his car, which he described as “bigger than a human being and very long-haired.” The affection he felt for the dog was what gave him the idea for the connection between Han Solo and Chewbacca. (Fun fact: He was named Indiana.)
The Most Profitable Film of All Time Is Paranormal Activity. Thanks to its microscopic budget and major success at the box office, the 2007 film Paranormal Activity, scored a return on investment of 19,758 percent, absolutely blowing away the next most profitable film (2015 horror film The Gallows, with an ROI of 6,843 percent). It cost just $60,000 to make and another $400,000 or so to market, yet ultimately brought in more than $89 million.