This year’s spooky season was a blast. Netflix offers viewers exciting titles to dive into, whether it’s Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities or yes, acclaimed filmmaker Henry Selick’s latest directorial work, Wendell and the Wild. provided.
Although he has previously directed modern classics such as The Nightmare Before Christmas and Coraline, this was the last film he directed in 2009.
Selick co-wrote a new project with Jordan Peele (Nope, Get Out), brought in an exciting cast, and brought Henry and Clay McLeod Chapman’s unreleased book of the same name to life.
There are many interesting characters to tell the story of two famous demonic brothers who want to enter the land of the living.
Wendell and Wilde’s Donald Trump Inspiration Explained
In a conversation with Entertainment Weekly, Selick himself revealed that the 45th President of the United States first served as the inspiration behind the character Lane Clarkson, voiced by David Harewood. did.
Meanwhile, the passage of time eventually led to another politician – former British Prime Minister and Conservative leader Boris Johnson – who inspired the character. .
“I’ve been working on this movie for a long time. I mean, seriously. Originally it was inspired by Trump, but he was elected president.” [movie] 2015, working with Jordan [Peele]We met and started working on historical characters and everything, but there will be a little bit of Trump inspiration.
He continued: We are not influenced by him. who’s next? Boris Johnson! So it went there and then he became prime minister and we completely rethought him. That was the beginning. ”
So for those who felt there was something Trampian about Lane, it’s certainly no coincidence and dates back to the character’s beginnings.
“Boris Johnson or Trump?”
While many in the audience couldn’t help but speculate about potential Trump inspirations, some remembered Johnson and jumped on Twitter to offer their reactions.
David Harewood might look familiar
The 56-year-old British actor has had a plethora of roles, including shows like Supergirl (as Jon Johns), Madiba (Walter Thistle), Selfie (Sam Saperstein) and Homeland (David Estes). is known. , Robin Hood (Tuck) and others.
Movie roles include Blood Diamond (Captain Poison), Brothers Grimsby (Black Gareth) and Parallel (Mr. Parks).
Wendell and Wilde is currently streaming on Netflix.
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