- Oscar-winning actor and artist collaborated with the Web3 creative studio Orange Comet to develop and release the NFT series Eternal Collection.
- The NFT collection of Anthony Hopkins will be released in three phases.
Who would have thought that we would witness an Anthony Hopkins NFT collection? The metaverse is where Sir Anthony Hopkins is extending his wings. The Web3 creative studio firm Orange Comet and the Oscar-winning actor and artist have collaborated to develop and release and NFT series called Eternal Collection.
Anthony Hopkins NFT collection is called “Eternal Collection”
During an online press conference, Hopkins informed the reporters: “NFTs are a blank canvas to create art in a new format.”
The metaverse, in the words of Hopkins, 84, “offers an incredible opportunity to connect with an audience in an entirely different way… I’m probably the oldest guy in the NFT community and on social media, which proves all is possible at any age.” Hopkins is not the only artist to enter the NFT craze, Bella Hadid NFT project is also very interesting.
The Anthony Hopkins NFT collection aim to “conceptualize” 10 different character archetypes Hopkins has played throughout his film career, including Odin in three Marvel “Thor” films and Hannibal Lecter in “The Silence of the Lambs,” as well as incorporating themes and styles from the actor’s body of work.
According to Dave Broome, CEO of Orange Comet, the Anthony Hopkins NFTs will be launched on OpenSea, the major NFT marketplace, around the middle of September. Hopkins and his wife, Stella Arroyave, will choose a charity to get a share of the sales earnings.
The Anthony Hopkins NFT collection will be released in three phases:
- Iconic Category: All ten archetypes will be combined into a single animated NFT that will be sold at auction to the highest bidder (The Giver, The Hero, The Jester, The Ruler, The Lover, The Explorer, The Creator, The Sage, The Rebel and The Magician). A “intimate lunch/brunch” with the actor, framed prints of NFT work signed by Hopkins, and an autographed copy of “Dreamscapes,” which has hundreds of full-color pictures of Hopkins’ paintings and drawings, are also included in the successful bidder’s package.
- Legendary Category: Ten distinct, one-of-a-kind animated NFTs with various character archetypes. Additionally, those purchasers will receive an in-person conversation with Hopkins through Discord, framed prints of NFT artwork autographed by Hopkins, and a signed copy of “Dreamscapes.”
- Distinguished Category: Based on the 10 archetypes, 1,000 unique one-of-a-kind photos (100 variants for each). includes a print of one of Hopkins’ NFT archetypes that has been personally signed. In addition, five buyers will be chosen at random to have a Discord discussion with the actor, and 39 random purchasers will receive an autographed copy of “Dreamscapes.”
Hopkins made his painting debut in 2005 when Harte International Galleries organized a solo show of his abstract pieces. The NFT project began when Margam Fine Art, Hopkins’ sole management business, contacted Orange Comet with the goal of introducing his artwork to the NFT market. One of the greatest actors and artists of our time has created a wonderful synergy of technology and art in this partnership, according to Broome.
Television programs such as “The Biggest Loser,” “Ultimate Beastmaster,” and “Jennifer Lopez: Halftime” have been produced by Orange Comet’s Broome. Early in 2021, when the NFT frenzy was just getting started, he co-founded Orange Comet with the notion that a winning strategy would be to create unique digital-collectible material based on well-known Hollywood titles. The company’s largest NFT effort to date has been for “The Walking Dead” on AMC Networks.
According to Broome, Orange Comet is also working with director Barry Sonnenfeld to create 3D collectible NFTs based on his graphic novel “Dinosaurs vs. Aliens.” He never managed to sell it to a film studio, according to Broome. Broome’s strategy is to return and present the film proposal to Hollywood if Orange Comet can create a devoted following for “Dinosaurs vs. Aliens”: “I’m reverse-engineering the process.”
Broome acknowledged that the NFT sector today is like the dot-com boom of the late 1990s — rife with speculators trying to make a fast buck. “The barrier to entry of NFTs is so low… There’s a glut of junk in NFTs,” he said. “The strong will survive, make no mistake. Web3 and blockchain technology are a game-changer.” Broome said the company has more than 40 entertainment-related projects in the works, most of which he can’t discuss yet. Orange Comet’s backers include Gloria and Emilio Estefan and NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner.
Anthony Hopkins NFT collection is overseen by Orange Comet’s chief creative officer Dante Ferrarini. All of the animations and photographs in the Anthony Hopkins NFT collection were created using computer graphics, despite the fact that Orange Comet used reference images of Hopkins to construct the NFTs.
By the way did you know that Instagram NFT integration is now enabled in more than 100 countries? Watch Orange Comet’s trailer for the Hopkins NFT collection: