Anthony Hopkins, Oscar, Golden Globe, and BAFTA-winning actor, has teamed up with Orange Comet on a new NFT art for sale set for its official release on September 16th on OpenSea. The NFT collection by Anthony Hopkins is influenced by classic archetypes. Hopkins’ face is represented in ten animations using a hyper-realistic digital style in the “Archetypes” collection. Animated characters incorporate a variety of archetypes such as Hero, Rebel, Magician, Sage, Ruler, Explorer, Lover, Creator, Giver, and Jester. Hopkins worked with the team at Orange Comet to develop the collection. Orange Comet is an NFT studio that specializes in creating 3D and 2D animations. There will be 30 to 45 seconds of animation for each video. The animations will each contain 100 PFP variants depicting a Jungian character theme, making the drop variant count 1000.
This collection features an iconic NFT, ten legendary animations, and 1,000 Distinguished PFPs, all of which come with different utilities, such as in-person events like brunch with Hopkins, physical prints of the NFT art, and audio clips of Hopkins discussing archetypes at Orange Comet meetings. In recent interviews, Hopkins says,
“NFT is for me a blank canvas to create art in a new format,” the actor told reporters during a preview of the collection this week, adding that he’s always intrigued by new technologies. “It’s fun to be the old guy on the block—the oldest guy,” he said. “I’m interested in and fascinated by young people…. But inspiration is reciprocal, and so I’m hoping to also return some inspiration to people by saying that everything is possible. Give it a whirl, have a go. That’s what I did in my life.”
NFTs are catching the attention of many celebrities and artists. Hopkins even asked some of his famous friends for advice. Among those he reached out to were Jimmy Fallon, Reese Witherspoon, and Snoop Dogg, all of whom have already dipped their toes into the NFT space. It will be interesting to see if Hopkins ends up creating more collections in this rapidly growing industry, and whether or not he can find success in a market that has already proved to be notoriously volatile. Either way, it’s clear that NFTs are cementing their place in the mainstream media, and it doesn’t seem like they’re going away anytime soon.