A lot has changed since the original 2004 release of The Incredibles — in both the real world and the film’s fictional world. Samuel L. Jackson says change is a major theme running through the long-awaited sequel, because all of the characters are having to adjust to different kinds of new realities in their lives.
Considering how often Pixar makes sequels to its movies, it’s a bit — ahem — incredible that it took the company 14 years to come up with a sequel to The Incredibles. Samuel L. Jackson, who voiced the character of Lucius Best (“Frozone”) in the first film, returns for The Incredibles 2, and he thinks the wait for the sequel hasn’t just built up demand — it’s literally created a brand-new audience for its release! (Click on the media bar below to hear Samuel L. Jackson)
Like one of his most famous films, Samuel L. Jackson’s acting career began a long time ago (though not in a galaxy far, far away). In fact, he made his first movie 45 years ago! But it took a long time for top-notch directors like Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, and Quentin Tarantino to recognize his talent. Until that happened, he just kept scrapping, taking whatever jobs paid the bills. And while those were difficult days, Jackson looks back on them fondly, and he says those early struggles always help him put all the success he’s had into perspective. (Click on the media bar below to hear Samuel L Jackson)
Jackson’s latest film is doing big business at the box office: The Hitman’s Bodyguard.
Once he established himself in Hollywood, Samuel L. Jackson found himself in an enviable position: He could choose whatever projects he wanted. For some actors, that can be a blessing; for others, a curse. Jackson, however, has used his power of choice very wisely. He’s acted in movies that have satisfied him artistically, and he’s also been in plenty of career-sustaining box office hits. And sometimes, they’ve been both at once! But from his films with Quentin Tarantino to the Star Wars franchise, Jackson has been very pleased with the decisions he’s made. (Click on the media bar to hear Samuel L. Jackson)
Jackson’s latest movie, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, is playing in theaters now.
The Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds action flick The Hitman’s Bodyguard was the box office champ over the weekend as it took in $21.6 million. Coming in second was the hit horror flick Annabelle: Creation, followed by director Steven Soderbergh’s latest cinematic effort Logan Lucky. Below is this weekend’s top 10:
1. The Hitman’s Bodyguard – It makes $21.6 million and considering its budget is $29 million million, this movie should make a decent profit.
2.Annabelle: Creation – $15.5 million
3. Logan Lucky – The latest Steven Soderbergh and Channing Tatum (Magic Mike) collaboration makes $8 million.
4. Dunkirk – WWII flick makes $6.7 million and to date has amassed over $165 million in domestic ticket sales.
5. The Nutjob 2: Nutty By Nature – $5.1 million
6. The Emoji Movie – $4.3 million
7. Spider-Man: Homecoming – One of this year’s most successful films collects $4.2 million.
8. Girls Trip – $3.8 million
9. The Dark Tower – $3.7 million
10. Wind River – Action thriller starring Jeremy Renner and Elisabeth Olsen makes $3 million.