Paul Rudd On Red Nose Day And The Future Of Ant-Man After ‘Captain America: Civil War’
Paul Rudd is among many celebrities who brought the laughs for this year’s Red Nose Day, according to Zap2It. The Ant-Man actor was part of this year’s charitable event, which originated in the U.K. but was brought to the U.S. last year. The charitable event has raised more than $1 billion in the U.K. alone since 1988.
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In fact, last year’s Red Nose Day in the U.S. was such a hit that it raised over $23 million to help children living in poverty in America as well as 15 other countries. The second annual telecast of the event was broadcast last week on NBC, and with the addition of such stars as Paul Rudd, Kristen Bell, Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore and many others, the charitable event’s creators want it to be even bigger this year.
In fact, the event’s co-creator Richard Curtis has already set the bar higher than last year: to raise $35 million. Apart from Paul Rudd, as well as the above-mentioned high-profile celebrities, such big names as Jack Black, Tracy Morgan, Blake Griffin, Lena Dunham, Emma Thompson, Sarah Silverman, Ellie Kemper, Adam Devine and Anna Kendrick appeared in the two-hour special comprised of comedy segments, stand-up gigs, musical performances and short films.
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Paul Rudd was featured in last year’s Red Nose Day (it was back when the actor enjoyed the peak of his popularity when Ant-Man was about to be released), so he decided to make a comeback this year and work alongside Griffin in a comedy sketch.
In his interview with Zap2It, Paul Rudd admitted he was excited to work alongside filmmaker Curtis for the second year in a row, saying that the Love Actually and Notting Hill director is “the nicest man.”
“I’m such a fan of his. He’s such a brilliant writer and then a great director, he’s made so many great movies.”
Paul Rudd also added that Curtis gave him the motivation to show his best acting talents while working on the Red Nose Day project together. The Captain America: Civil War actor also noted that it was “cool” that in the U.K. lots of people grew up laughing thanks to this event, but it only now came to the U.S.
Paul Rudd and Chris Evans recently shared their thoughts on the ending of Captain America: Civil War, which opened in theaters earlier this year and has grossed $1.112 billion worldwide, according to Den of Geek.
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During a roundtable with Den of Geek, both Evans and Paul Rudd gave their opinion about the ending of the latest Marvel movie. In the ending, Captain America (Evans) broke into the prison to get all of his teammates out of there.
Evans said that his character busted out the people who were arrested, including Paul Rudd’s character Scott Lang.
“I think that’s what we’re supposed to imply that, at the end of it, he’s busted out the people who were detained.”
But what does it mean for Paul Rudd’s character in upcoming Marvel movies featuring Scott Lang? Does it mean Ant-Man will have to go under the radar? And what will he do to not reveal himself too much now?
But Paul Rudd wasn’t quick to share the details and answer these questions, saying that he was clueless about the fate of his character himself.
“Oh, is that what’s gonna happen? I want someone to tell me that! I don’t know…”
It’s nothing new that actors of the Marvel Cinematic Universe refuse to share details about the future of their characters in upcoming superhero movies. So now the world has to wait until Avengers: Infinity War Part I is released in 2018 to see what has happened to the superheroes after Captain America: Civil War.
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