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Playing a villain can have just as much of an impact as playing a hero, and Terence Stamp says his role as General Zod in the Superman movies drastically reshaped his career.
Just before appearing at a Q&A at Los Angeles’ Landmark Theater for his new film, Paul Andrew Williams’ musical comedy Unfinished Song, actor Terrance Stamp had to take an immediate bathroom break after driving to the theater. The bathroom was filled with around 10 to 12 guys all talking about Zack Snyder’s crowd-polarizing Man of Steel. It was a fitting moment, given that the most iconic role of Stamp's long career is arguably as General Zod in the first two Superman films.
Anchorman: The Legend Continues is happening. Adam McKay is directing based on a script he co-wrote with Will Ferrell; all of the major stars from the first movie, including Paul Rudd, Steve Carrell, David Koechner and Christina Applegate, are coming back; Kristen Wiig has signed on for role; and we know that there will musical numbers.But outside of that baseline information the highly anticipated comedy sequel is largely a mystery.
Thanks to his portrayal of General Zod in Superman and Superman II, Terence Stamp has enough geek cred to last a thousand lifetimes, but the truth is that the superhero movies aren't the only time that he has the world of fanboy sci-fi. In 1999 he officially became part of the Star Wars universe when George Lucas cast him as Chancellor Valorum in Episode I: The Phantom Menace.
This spirited offering stars Stamp as a cantankerous retiree who joins a local choir because of the wish of his ailing wife, played by Vanessa Redgrave. Arterton, who will soon hit theaters in Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters, portrays the chorus's director, who urges her octogenarian singers to embrace more modern tracks, like Salt-N-Pepa's "Let's Talk About Sex."
Way back in May, Katey told us about Pan, a dark spin on J.B. Barrie's beloved never-aging character. At the time, the project had an excellent cast shaping up, including Aaron Eckhart in the lead, as well as Sean Bean and AnnaSophia Robb. Now add another big name to the line-up: Terence Stamp will be taking a role in Pan.