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Learning the lessons of Ghost in the Shell, the Walt Disney Company is taking great pains to secure culturally appropriate leads for their upcoming remakes of Aladdin and Mulan. For the latter, Disney is looking to mainland China to find a young woman to play the fierce warrior of myth of legend, but presently, it’s the former movie that’s giving Disney the more difficulty. A worldwide search is underway to find an Aladdin and a Jasmine for the upcoming Guy Ritchie adaptation, but finding a young, talented and photogenic couple of Arab descent, it seems, is easier said than done.  (more…)

We’ve talked so much about Deadpool 2, but it feels like there’s still so little we know about it, especially in terms of who’s going to be in it. Obviously, Ryan Reynolds will be back as the Merc with the Mouth, and so will Colossus, and Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead. It was also recently announced that Atlanta star Zazie Beetz will play Domino in the highly-anticipated sequel, but we keep futzing with the real casting announcement we’ve been desperate to hear about since the post-credits scene of Deadpool: Who the heck is playing Cable?! Well, that answer may be coming soon.  (more…)

Let’s face it; Deadpool was every raunchy, comic book-adoring individual’s dream. It had everything you could ask for from one of the most sarcastic actors in Hollywood perfecting the role to some of the most gruesome fight scenes to grace the screen and the superhero movie trend in a long time. However, as the screen rolled the credits and the fans trudged out of the theaters, the question already on their minds was simply, ‘what’s next?’  (more…)

It was a bit of a drag when Marvel removed their Inhumans movie from their Phase Three slot. However, we all breathed a sigh of relief when it was announced that Black Bolt and the Inhuman Royal Family would instead show up on the small screen later on this year. First premiering the first two episodes on Imax screen in a limited release, the show would then be broadcast on ABC this September. Filming is scheduled to begin next month in Hawaii. So far there have been a few casting announcements for a few roles including Arrow’s Elysia Rotaru to play Medusa as well as Owen Harn and Eliana Jones playing Gorgon and Crystal. Many wondered about who would play Maximus, Black Bolt’s brother, and the Loki to his Thor. Maximus has always been power hungry, and a great villain in the comic books. They just announced who will play Maximus, and the casting couldn’t be more perfect!

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Yesterday production began for Jurassic World 2. The sequel to the 2015 nostalgia-fueled megahit/remake/sequel of the Jurassic Park franchise, Jurassic World is about to once again resurrect dinosaurs. Returning for the sequel will be Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and BD Wong (rumored) for the further adventures of those characters. Newcomers for the upcoming sequel include Toby Jones and Justice Smith (Netflix’s The Get Down). Today a new member has been added to the cast.

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Star Trek: Discovery Has Found Its “Number One”

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It’s been a while since we have had a Star Trek TV show. There was a time in the 1980s to 2005 where Star Trek has been on our televisions (with the occasional film in between) every week. However, since Star Trek: Enterprise was canceled back in 2005, we have been without a Star Trek TV show. The reboot of the franchise with JJ Abram’s Star Trek films have once again put Gene Roddenberry’s classic sci-fi franchise back on the map, and fans also wanted to see it on the small screen.

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Avenger’s Infinity War is scheduled to begin filming in January 2017. The upcoming Phase 3 film is to be the accumulation of all previous Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films (18 films will be completed before Infinity War) where the all-powerful Thanos will obtain all the Infinity gems and attempt to unleash his reign of destruction across the galaxy. It will be up to the all the superheroes to group together to try to stop him. Not only are the Avengers supposed to be in the film, but also other characters including Black Panther, Ant-Man, Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy, and many more. The Russo Brothers were heard saying that up to 75 MCU characters may appear in the film. Needless to say, excitement is high as the film is about to go into production.

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It’s still a couple of weeks until Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hits theatres everywhere, but let’s just admit it, the actual release of the film is pro forma. Plans for the sequel, or rather sequels, to Fantastic Beasts have been well under way for months with screenwriter J.K. Rowling having nearly completed the script for part two, release dates scheduled for parts two and three, and the announcement made by Rowling that there may be as many as five Fantastic Beasts movies before the series is over. So it only makes sense then that producers would start casting for future installments, right? (more…)

Netflix’s ‘Punisher’ Adds Five More Cast Members

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The Punisher is out there, and he’s getting ready for a 2017 release on Netflix. Production on Punisher came up quite suddenly, but clearly Netflix and Marvel Studios know that a rolling stone gathers no moss, and with the overwhelmingly positive fan and critical reaction to Jon Bernthal‘s portrayal of the skull-shirted vigilante, it seemed right to hop on this Punisher series soon rather than latter. Now we know that Deborah Ann Woll will be reprising her Daredevil role as Karen Page in the Punisher show and that Ebon Moss-Bachrach will be playing Punisher’s sidekick and supplier Microchip, but who else will be appearing alongside Bernthal on the show? (more…)

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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…)