Hollywood icon Anthony Hopkins is partnering with creative media company Orange Comet to launch an NFT collection featuring ten characters from his filmography in September.
Speaking to reporters, Anthony Hopkins said his interest in non-fungible tokens (NFTs) was sparked by the release of his movie Zero Contact as an NFT on Vuele. In June, Hopkins even asked rapper Snoop Dogg for advice on which collectible tokens to look out for.
“For me, NFT is a blank canvas for creating art in a new format. NFTs allow you to share artistic inspiration with other people. I’m probably the oldest guy in the NFT community and social media. It proves that anything is possible at any age,” Hopkins said.
The NFT collection will be released under the name The Eternal Collection. It consists of ten of the most famous characters played by Hopkins. It included Hannibal Lecter from The Silence of the Lambs and Odin from Thor from the Marvel Universe. The collection depicts various archetypes of the human personality: the giver, the lover, the hero, the creator, and the rebel.
Some NFTs will be animated short story clips lasting from 30 seconds to a minute – 100 options each. Collection tokens are scheduled to launch in mid-September and will be available on the OpenSea trading platform.
According to a recent study by Footprint Analytics, trading volume in the NFT market decreased by 41% in Q2 due to speculative community sentiment. However, Orange Comet CEO Dave Broome is confident that quality NFT projects will be supported by an art-loving society.
Recently, the consumer advocacy group Truth in Advertising criticized some celebrities for promoting NFTs because they do not warn people of the potential risks of losing funds.