May 01 2008
Will Smith and Jason Bateman in Hancock

Will Smith Talks Hancock: This Ain’t Your Father’s Superhero

I Am Legend didn’t seem like much until that first shot of a deserted Times Square. Loved the movie. Hated the trailer. Hancock looks to be following that same path. When the trailer is shown in theaters people tend to just look at in bored silence. You can hear the popcorn crunching five rows away. I will say this - comments on movie blogs are very enthusiastic. Lots of “can’t wait,” “sweeeeet,” and “kool”-aids. With a July 2, prime-time summer blockbuster position, it’s likely Will Smith will pull off another box office smash.

The first Hancock cast interviews are starting to leak out.

Will Smith talks about his regular guy, shorts and flip-flops, alcoholic superhero.

“Somebody made a good point that there hasn’t been a new superhero in 40 years. Spiderman and Iron Man and Batman, those were our father’s superheros. So it’s very difficult to create a new superhero. Part of the reason why Hancock will be successful is because of that little click of that.. father superhero relationship.”

What’s up with the purple Cosby Kid sweater and mini-fro?

☼ What's Your Opinion? ☼

1 Jah Fri, May 02, 2008 - 2:21 am

Will Smith has the (movie) “Midas Touch.”  Every movie he’s in is Blockbuster material.  That said, based on his reputation alone—I’ll give this one a look…

2 Asa Fri, May 02, 2008 - 2:30 am

Definitely not feelin the mini fro but will see the movie!

3 Mahmoud Fri, May 02, 2008 - 10:16 am

this movie is just like WOW !!

4 J-Will Sat, May 03, 2008 - 4:54 pm

There has been a new superhero his name is Neo from the Matrix. What about him?

5 Canisha Sun, May 04, 2008 - 11:46 pm

His clock is ticking because he is starting to look old.

6 dani Mon, May 05, 2008 - 2:22 pm

Canisha, men can work until they are 100…it the women who have to worry when the Hollywood clock is ticking.

Will is a true movie star.

7 Canisha Mon, May 05, 2008 - 2:57 pm

Yes they can, and he is a great actor no doubt but part of his appeal is his looks, you have to agree. Will is definately a true movie star.