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The expansive cast of Marvel Studios and Sony‘s Spider-Man: Homecoming has been known for some time, but their exact roles have been left to the realm of mystery and conjecture… Until now! A tweet has lent some insight into who might be playing who in the Spider-Man movie, their relation to comic book counterparts of the same name, and even their connection to the broader Marvel Cinematic Universe. As revealed yesterday, we know that Zendaya is portraying Mary Jane Watson but what other revelations await fans when the amazing wall-crawler returns to the big screen in his next solo adventure next summer. (more…)

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In Gotham‘s two seasons so far, only a handful of Batman’s most famous bad guys have yet to receive a proper, convoluted origin story in the prequel series, but one of those villains is finally going to get the spotlight in the upcoming third season of the Fox series. In advance of San Diego Comic Con, in which Gotham will, as usual, be a participant, the show is announcing that they’ve found a Mad Hatter, the Lewis Carroll-inspired rogue that first appeared in Batman comics in the 1940s and has been one of the most constantly evolving of the Batman villains over the last seven decades. Now he’ll be played by a familiar face from The Walking Dead. (more…)

‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Adds Another Villain

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A new day, a new casting for Spider-Man: Homecoming. Now that production has begun for the film, we are finding all sorts of great news about who is joining the cast of the upcoming Sony/Marvel film. Barely a month into production and this has become the ultimate fan stunt-casting list. It’s getting to a point where we have to guess who isn’t in this film!  The film has a very strong and diverse cast of the many students who go to Peter Parker’s high school including Zendaya, Tony Revolori, Michael Barbieri, and Abraham Attah. We also know that there will also be some rogues in the film. Michael Keaton has been confirmed to play a villain (possibly The Vulture). In addition, actor Logan Marshall-Green has also been cast for an unspecified bad guy role (possibly The Tinkerer). Looks like we can add one more villain to the film. (more…)

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Boy this cast keep getting bigger and bigger! We already know Tom Holland’s returning from his breakout Captain America: Civil War debut along with Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr. We already know that Michael Keaton will be the villain (possibly The Vulture), but the casting for Spider-Man: Homecoming has continued to grow in recent days including additions like Donald Glover, Martin Starr, Logan Marshall-Green, and Hannibal Buress are already joining a cast that’s including Tony Revolori and Zendaya. Needless to say, this is going to be a big film. (more…)

Justice League Casting

Even though the upcoming DC Cinematic Universe film Justice League is more than a year away, the buzz for the film is continuing to grow. We already know that the team will be uniting in the wake of Superman’s death in Batman V Superman to take on a new threat. We already know that we will have a “jacked up” Commissioner Gordon, but thanks to the Justice League set visits this past week for press, all sorts of juicy details are emerging for the upcoming film. In addition to seeing new logos, we now have new casting details and a few plot details.

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Coming off of season four, with all its magic and mysticism, the producers of the CW‘s initial superhero series, Arrowhave promised a return to form in the new season; that is to say a return to the gritty realism of the first season. So as the show gets ready for its season five return, it seems as if their stacking the roster with new characters decidedly not of the supernatural or super-powered vain, but are more like the hard-boiled characters befitting of a crime drama. In other words, they’re vigilantes with something to prove, and in Star City, there’s always more than enough trouble for one man with a bow and arrow to deal with. So who are these new masked avengers?  (more…)

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After seeing how much ass he kicked in Captain America: Civil War, it’s no wonder why Marvel fans are craving to see his first Marvel Cinematic solo feature. After the sloppy, overstuffed mess that was The Amazing Spider-Man 2, we can certainly see why. Homecoming will certainly be an awseome way to kick off the 2017 summer movie season next May. Of course, what is any summer blockbuster without a high-speed hype train? In addition to Kevin Fiege promising a John Huges-style screenplay, the cast attached to it is pretty damn impressive as well. We’ve got Robert Downey Jr. reprising his role as iron man, Marissa Tomei returning as the unexpectedly attractive Aunt May, Michael Keaton reportedly playing the Vulture (Finally! Birdman 4!), and even Childish Gambino himself playing a part. There are even some cast members that you may not have heard of, but are nonetheless welcome additions to the movie. (more…)

 

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Ever since Supergirl showed up on CBS last year, her cousin Kal-El, AKA Superman has been in the shadows… literally. The entire first season the audience was treated only to a silhouette of him, or Kara would simply be e-mailing him. This was done for a multitude of reasons, one reason would be because the production team wanted the show to keep focus exclusively on Kara Zor-El and not her more known and more popular cousin. Leaving him ambiguous allows us to focus on the intended hero. Another reason could be due to the DC movie verse already having an established actor for the role of Superman. It could lead to audience confusion and possible superhero fatigue. However, as many times have been stated, the DC Movie-verse and the DC TV-verse operated completely independent of each other. So why not have two Supermen? Now that Supergirl is over on the CW Network, not only does the show have a new home, but the show will finally bring Superman out of the shadows. Wanna know who is playing the role?

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Ever since the announcement that Spider-Man was going to be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and that scene-stealing role in Captain America: Civil War, fans are once again excited for Spider-Man to be back on the big screen. Sure, we’ve seen two iterations before, but the newest version has the faithful hopeful that it will be done right this time. In addition to bringing Tom Holland, and Merissa Tomei back, there have been other surprise cast announcements for the forthcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming film. With Robert Downey Jr. returning as Iron man/Tony Stark, Zendaya (mystery role), Tony Revolori (mystery role), and Michel Keaton (in negotiations for the villain role), we have yet another casting announcement for the upcoming film. (more…)

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Everybody’s got to have two franchises these days. It almost seems like a joke, but if you look at any number of talented young actors in Hollywood it seems like they’ve got to balance appearances in two franchises or film series along with their regular acting in other film roles, TV projects or stage work. In that spirit, John Boyega has gone out and secured himself another major role. Not only does he fill the boots of Finn, reluctant Resistance fighter and reformed Stormtrooper in the new Star Wars trilogy, but now he has been called to cancel the Apocalypse – again – in the upcoming Pacific Rim: Maelstrom. (more…)