HOLLYWOOD  – Tobey Maguire has today been launched into space, NASA confirmed.

A spokesperson for NASA has confirmed that Tobey Maguire has been launched into space.

We’ve been looking to launch someone famous into space for years and someday we might but for now we’re happy to have launched Spider-man 3 star Tobey Maguire.

His agent, Splitz Dean, told the Studio Exec EXCLUSIVELY that is has been a dream of his to launch Tobey into space for decades.

It’s something I always wanted to happen but I never dreamed could happen. And we’re not talking about him being launched into orbit or heading for the Moon or Mars or somewhere like that. We just launched him off into space and he really could go anywhere.

Was it Tobey’s dream also?

I don’t think so. He had to be quite heavily sedated. He was screaming and moving around too violently for us to tie the straps. But he’s off now.

Tobey Maguire will be continuing his mission in space for some time to come.


HOLLYWOOD – Amy Adams has signed up to play the object of Popeye and Bluto’s affections, Olive Oyl in Sam Raimi’s new movie: Olive.

Amy Adams spoke EXCLUSIVELY with the Studio Exec about the role:

Ever since I was a child I have been fascinated by the character of Olive Oil. She is a very powerful woman torn between the love of two extremely violent, potentially abusive men. This is a world of slap stick certainly but also a violent energy that you simply don’t know where it is going to go. And yet despite being surrounded by this whirlwind of craziness, Olive is a remarkably modern woman. Her look is very of the age. The classic flapper, but with enormous feet. And yet she is also very much in control of the situation, shifting her affections as she sees fit.

Sam Raimi has revealed that his film will return to the origins of the character as delineated in Elzie Crisler Segar’s Thimble Theatre comic strip. The Spider-Man 3 director told Studio Exec:

Olive Oyl as a character predates Popeye by ten years. TEN YEARS! So this is where we’re putting our film. This is very much Olive before Popeye. At this time, Olive is in love with Harold Ham Gravy (John Hamm), but he’s a no good louse who keeps chasing other women. Olive goes into these mad rages which transform her, so in that she is similar to what would become the Incredible Hulk. It’s going to be a lot of fun.

Although the animated series has for many been the classical adaptation of Popeye and Olive Oyl, Robert Altman also made a feature film/musical in 1980 and starred Shelley Duvall as Olive. Adams concedes:

Duvall’s Olive will be the one which I will be judged by. I understand that and hope to rise to the challenge. But I also think that Chris Pine has made Captain Kirk very much his own character, despite William Shatner’s ghost lingering on. I hope I can do the same with Olive.

Olive will be released in 2016.


HOLLYWOOD – Marc Webb has announced that from next year there will be a new Amazing Spider-Man film made every three days and some of them are ‘bound to be okay’. 

The director said: 

There’s a hunger for Spider-Man, a famished need. For too long Spider-Man-less days have been going coming and going and no one has done anything to solve this problem. There are countries in Africa in which thousands of children are dying every day for lack of a fresh dose of Spider-Man. Some areas are still having to make do … I’m sorry this is very hard. Some villages are having to make do with Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3. Oh God. The humanity!

Andrew Garfield spoke enthusiastically about developments:

When I first started out, I really wanted to be an actor, but it’s really hard. These superhero films are a complete doddle. You’re only in it for about half the scenes. The heavy lifting is done by the CGI boys. I just cash the paycheck.  

The Amazing Spider-Man 3 – 115 will be released from January 1st, 2015.