‘Supergirl’ is Looking for a Superman (Not Intended as a Pun)

- 02-25-15Comics, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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The show is called Supergirl, but fans have been curious if the show will be limited to the appearance of just one Kryptonian. Superman is the more famous, but the question is whether DC Comics and Warner Bros. would want to have their most famous character turn up in a guest spot on a CBS series? Well question no more because the Supergirl production has sent out a casting call for a tall, muscle-bound, square-jawed man for an “iconic DC Comics superhero.” Plastic Man! No, that doesn’t sound right. Anyway, if you fit the right type, and you’re going to around the Los Angeles area for the next couple of months, than the Supergirl casting department would like to talk to you. For Superman! (more…)

Viola Davis Confirms that She is “The Wall” in ‘Suicide Squad

- 02-25-15Comics Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Consider this a non-surprising development, because the news has been more or less assumed a slam dunk for months now. However, because of the old adage that to assume makes an “ass” out of “u” and “me,” we’ve patiently waited for confirmation from someone in an official capacity, and with shooting expected to underway on Suicide Squad in the next couple of months, we need to know now: Who is “The Wall?” You can’t have the Suicide Squad without the terse and commanding Amanda Waller conducting things, and through all the news and speculation about the film version of the super-villain team, only one name has been floated really, and now, according to Viola Davis, the role is hers. (more…)

‘Deadpool’ Looking for More Cast Members After Signing up Gina Carano

- 02-16-15Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Production on Wham! will begin soon, and by Wham! we mean Deadpool. (If you don’t understand the reference, we refer you to this article.) While the leading man of the film has been confirmed for some time, Ryan Ryenolds, the rest of the cast, not to mention the parts that they’re going to play, remains a question mark. Well, sort of. A new casting call reveals, if not the actual identities of the characters then what types of actors they are looking to play them. So who will be joining Deadpool in what’s sure to be a bloody and violent (rating pending) big screen adventure full of meta-commentary and other laughs? (more…)

Smith and Robbie Say Relax About Flagg Casting for ‘Suicide Squad’

- 02-11-15Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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It’s not like fans get upset about casting in a comic book movie when it doesn’t meet their exacting nebulous expectations, right? Still, the casting of the upcoming DC Comics-based film Suicide Squad came out strong late last year with the announcement that Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Cara Delevingne, Jared Leto, and Tom Hardy had all signed on. But Hardy had to bow out with a busy schedule leaving a Rick Flagg-sized hole in the cast that Jake Gyllenhaal refused to film. The production’s in trouble, right? Not so fast says that man playing Deadshot and the woman playing Harley Quinn. These casting difficulties are just par for the course in a major Hollywood production. (more…)

Rose Byrne, and Moira MacTaggert, will Return for ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

- 02-02-15Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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The X-Men may be mutants, but they do have a number of human allies, and their biggest one is Moira MacTaggert. Moira has appeared in two of the X-Men movies so far, played by Olivia Williams in X-Men: The Last Stand, and then played by Rose Byrne in X-Men: First Class. Moira had to sit out Days of Future Past, but it’s been revealed that she’ll be back for more mutant adventures in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse. In other news, Apocalypse screenwriter Simon Kinberg confirmed that this coming X-Men movie would be the final chapter of the storyline started in First Class, which makes the presence of Moira all the more important, and insightful, as we look towards the next film. (more…)

Did ‘ID4-2′ Just Get Dreamier? Liam Hemsworth Considered for Sequel

- 01-28-15Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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In a case of classic sibling rivalry, it seems that from Liam Hemsworth‘s point of view, if his big brother is going to save the world from aliens, then he’s going to get his chance too. Hemsworth, the younger brother of Thor star Chris Hemsworth, is the latest rumored cast addition to the sequel of the alien invasion, landmark exploding, 1996 hit from Roland Emmerich. Much of the casting speculation has had to do with returning cast members, who would be back for another go after surviving the first invasion in Independence Day, but with Will Smith reportedly sitting out the next chapter, the film will need a new fighter jock hunk to lead the charge when the aliens return, and it’s hard to get hunkier than a Hemsworth. (more…)

‘X-Men’ Casting: Meet Your New Cyclops, Storm and Jean Grey

- 01-23-15Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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One of the most fascinating and frustrating things about the X-Men film series has been the casting. On the one hand they nailed it by recruiting actors like Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen to play Wolverine, Professor X and Magneto respectively, but then fall flat bringing on Halle Berry to play Storm. I will submit that it may not be entirely Berry’s fault, and suggest that Storm never had much of a beefy role in the franchise (did she say more than three lines in Days of Future Past?), but through the glories of time travel, the X-Men franchise is looking to correct past mistakes (or missteps). Bryan Singer has announced the latest additions of the cast of X-Men: Apocalypse, the new and younger versions of Cyclops, Storm and Jean Grey. (more…)

‘Dexter’ Actor will Play Trickster II After Hamill in Upcoming ‘Flash’ Episode

- 01-15-15Comics, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Mark Hamill is a tough act to follow, especially when he’s in full-blown super-villain mode, but Devon Graye is going to give it a try. The actor, who’s probably best known for playing the teenage version of Michael C. Hall‘s titular serial killer on Showtime‘s Dexter, has been cast as one of two versions of The Trickster along with Hamill on an upcoming episode of The CW‘s The Flash. The Flash has been pretty sharp with some of its super-villain casting, primary among them is Wentworth Miller who plays Captain Cold, who will be plaguing the Fastest Man Alive (Grant Gustin) in the first episode of 2015 airing on Tuesday. But while the upcoming Trickster episode is more compelling for its Hamill appearance, casting Graye as Trickster: The Next Generation should definitely be of (secondary) interest. (more…)

British Actress Latest Super Girl Rumored for ‘Supergirl’

- 01-02-15Comics, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Since the announcement that CBS is producing a TV version of DC Comics’ Supergirl, probably every twentysomething actress in Hollywood has pictured herself in blue tights and a red cape, flying through the air to save the day. It’s a plum role to be sure, and probably the most watched bit of TV casting at the moment, which is why we’re bringing you yet another name that’s floated to the surface of all the name-game guess work. Interestingly, like the casting of Henry Cavill as Superman in Man of Steel, it seems now plausible that his cousin, the Girl of Steel, may also be played by a British actor, Gemma Atkinson. (more…)

Three Actors Up for The Ancient One in ‘Doctor Strange’

- 12-15-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Now that the important yet drawn out and tedious task of casting the titular character in Doctor Strange has been resolved – Another round of applause for Benedict Cumberbatch everyone!!! – we get to the real meat of the casting conundrum: who will play The Ancient One. Okay, so that may not be the most talked about bit of casting in the process seeing as how the man that teaches Strange all about his magical, mystical powers doesn’t exactly play a huge part in the story, but in the Marvel U there are no small parts, only small actors. To prove that old theater axiom, it’s been leaked that there are three very strong frontrunners to play The Ancient One. (more…)