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Your Next Spider-Man is One of These Five Guys

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The agreement between Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios got fans excited about the fact that Spider-Man will finally be able to take his rightful place next to Captain America, Iron Man and the rest of the Avengers inside the Marvel Cinematic Universe continuity. But with great franchise consolidation comes great new casting possibilities, and if you’re a white male teenager than you’re number might be coming up to take on the role of the Spectacular Spider-Man (the rumored title of the next solo film). Specifically, it seems that the great, wide potential casting list has been widdled down to five, and if you’re wondering what the next iteration of Spider-Man might look like under the mask, then prepare to look into the faces of the candidates who might next embody the film identity of Peter Parker. (more…)

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Last fall’s big announcement by Marvel Studios not only revealed that Black Panther was amongst the next wave of heroes to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it also announced who was going to play T’Challa, the Black Panther, himself: Chadwick Boseman. Boseman will not only star in the standalone Panther movie, but his first on-screen appearance will be in Captain America: Civil War, which means that Boseman is going to be a very famous face once the summer of 2018 rolls around. So in casting the supporting roles, especially T’Challa’s father and Black Panther predecessor T’Chaka, they’re going to need someone equally famous. Like a Ghostbuster. Like Ernie Hudson. (more…)

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What’s this?! Angel? Wasn’t that character introduced in X-Men: The Last Stand played by Ben Foster? Who cares?! I guess we’re retconning that thing right out of existence now because thanks to some production act released by director Bryan Singer, it looks like Warren Worthington III is going to popping up 80s style in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse. The art work is the latest reveal concerning the next X-film which begins shooting in Montreal next month, but it also has some interesting implications on the franchise and some interesting references back to the comic book. From the looks of things in the art work, matters aren’t looking too good for Angel, but if you know the comic books, that doesn’t mean it can’t get worse… (more…)

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There’s been no shortage of acting talent across the nearly 50 year history of the Star Trek franchise, and the rebooted Star Trek movie series has been no exception. After Eric Bana took on the Romulan Nero in 2009’s Star Trek, and Benedict Cumberbatch stepped into the role of the genetically enhanced John Harrison Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness, it looks like Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise will face their most fearsome foe yet in the upcoming Star Trek 3 directed by Justin Lin. Although the villains in the two J.J. Abrams‘ films haven’t been their strongest components, you’re going to be keeping your fingers crossed when the Summer of 2016 rolls around, and Idris Elba makes his Trek debut. (more…)

Marvel Looking at Legitimate Teens as Spider-Man

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Every kid wants to grow up to be Spider-Man, and maybe that has something to do with the fact that you don’t have to be all the way grown-up to be Spider-Man since his great power took hold of him while he was still in high school. On screen though, Tobey Maguire was already 27 when his first Spider-Man movie was released in 2002, while Andrew Garfield was almost 30 years old by the time that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was filming in 2013. So now, as Marvel Studios and Sony are looking to re-cast once again, producers look to be making the shrewd move to set the next film apart by casting an actual teenager for the role. (more…)

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The casting gods smiled on X-Men: First Class when Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence were selected for the rebooted cast just before they blew up and became critically-acclaimed, award-winning brand names in acting in the summer of 2011. Since then, Lawrence has won several Oscar nominations, picked up a second franchise in The Hunger Games, and is probably the actress at the top of every casting agents speed dial for all roles requiring someone young and female. Well, it looks Lawrence is going to open up more time for new roles because she’s saying now that along with the final Hunger Games coming out this year, next year’s X-Men, Apocalypse, will be her last. (more…)

AMC’s ‘Preacher’ Pilot Casts Arseface

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In the 15 years since Preacher ended its vaunted run in Vertigo, there have been numerous (Numerous!) attempts to turn it into a viable movie project. After fits and starts, someone finally had the bright idea to make Preacher for a format that was more likely to appreciate its rich, complex and challenging storytelling, and that’s television. Now being developed for AMC, which has had some success making series based on comic books, Preacher has moved from the theoretical to an actual project that is now casting. Hooray! And just as you thought this day was never going to come, another confounding event has occurred, Preacher has cast Arseface. (more…)

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In a little less than a month, Daredevil will bow on Netflix and at once the launch will usher in the next phase of Marvel Studios multimedia strategic takeover while erasing the lingering bad taste left by the 2003 Mark Steven Johnson film starring Ben “Batman” Affleck. Although the main big bad of the series will be The Kingpin played by Vincent D’Onofrio, the Man Without Fear is going to need other bad guys to beat up over the course of his 13-episode first season. Marvel has announced a few additions to the cast list, but in other news Jessica Jones has spotted once again in the City of New York. Or, I guess make that Krysten Ritter in AKA: Jessica Jones. (more…)

Yup, Hawkeye Will Make it to ‘Civil War’ Too

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In the comic books, Hawkeye has been one of the longest serving Avengers and a constant presence on the team since the 1960s, he was even the leader of the West Coast Avengers. In the movies though, Hawkeye, played by Jeremy Renner, has kind of gotten the short shrift with a small appearance in Thor, then spending the balance of The Avengers under Loki’s control, and then having to get written out of Captain America: The Winter Soldier because of scheduling. Of all the Avengers, it’s Hawkeye who could really use some extra screentime, and it looks like he’s going to get it as the archer is joining the swelling ranks of Captain America: Civil War. (more…)

Norman Bates Stakes a Claim to Playing Spider-Man

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It’s easily going to be the most coveted roles amongst young Hollywood actors. Yes, everyone wants to be Spider-Man, and with the hero’s new found place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’s safe to say that a lot of guys of a certain age are going to be making their pitch to play your friendly neighborhood wall-crawler. Logan Lerman and Dylan O’Brien have been the leading candidates so far, but that’s not official, so as far everyone’s concerned, the role is wide open. To that end, a new potential has emerged, and he thinks it would be “fantastic” if got a shot, as it would be a nice change of pace from his day job as a semi-incestuous serial killer. (more…)