The mysterious development of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has left fans deeply curious. The success of the first GOTG and the unique nature of Marvel’s space faring characters creates a lot of opportunity to make the uniquely weird and wonderful world of the first film to become even more uniquely weird, but director James Gunn is playing his cards pretty close to his chest. He’s not even responding to rumor control anymore, although he did recently post a behind-the-scenes shot of the original Guardians rehearsing. So add this new to the file: comedian Steve Agee will be joining the cast for the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel. (more…)
Say what you want about Gotham, but it’s certainly not shy about bringing in new people, even though it has a couple of people listed in the main cast who have barely put in an appearance at all this season (*cough*HarveyDent*cough*). With no Gotham to watch until the end of February, all we have to do right now is collect these new casting announcements, and coming to the show in it’s 14th episode is a new character to be played by Lori Petty. She’ll play a club owner with a secondary interest in criminality, but will Petty be playing an established DC Comics villain on the DL? Possibly. (more…)
Arrow co-creator and executive producer Greg Berlanti had a life before superheroes. True, he is now the center of the DC Comics TV Universe that includes Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and the upcoming Legends of Tomorrow, but once upon a time, Berlanti was more concerned about the average everyday normal teenager. He got his start on Dawson’s Creek and then created Everwood, the story a brilliant brain surgeon that ups and moves with his children to a small Colorado town after his wife dies. How is this related to Arrow? Well, one of the Everwood actors is coming to Star City, and it looks like he’s the reason and old friend is coming back to town. (more…)
According to the rumors, principal photography on the highly anticipated follow up to Guardians of the Galaxy is imminent or occurring, strangely though, there has been very little news in regards to new characters or casting even though the film itself is ready to go before the cameras. Maybe its because there aren’t going to be that many new characters with such a big returning cast, or maybe it’s because there are potential surprises that no one wants to ruin, still casting news has been pathetically dry when it comes to the next Guardians adventure. Until now… Now we have news about one new cast member, and one cast member that was never meant to be. (more…)
Vincent D’Onofrio is living by a slightly-adapted entertainment mantra made famous by Mel Brooks: it’s good to be the King(pin). Enjoying a run as the main villain on Marvel’s Daredevil series (which will be airing its second season on Netflix in early 2016), the guy who apparently is so good at being bad has now turned his attention to another nefarious character: the Wizard of Oz. D’onofrio has been cast as the mostly-scary ruler in the upcoming television series Emerald City, which will likely air on NBC sometime next year.
While the release date for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is still over a year away, shooting has begun on the film, and most of the main characters (that we know of) have been cast. But there’s always room for more big names in big films, it seems, and today we learned that the Harry Potter pseudo-prequel has gained another big name, in the form of a big man: Ron Perlman – Hellboy himself – has joined the cast, according to a THR report.
There’s a lot of interest in Captain Marvel, and why not? It will be Marvel Studios‘ first movie featuring a female superhero lead. Captain Marvel won’t arrive in theaters for another three years, heck, it doesn’t even have a director yet although the script is currently being written, but that hasn’t stopped armchair casting sessions from taking place on the keyboards, smartphones and tablets of the international fraternity/sorority of nerds. Everyone has their pick, with Katee Sackhoff and Rhonda Rousey being primary candidates, and believe it or not, the people that decide these things for Marvel sometimes check out your suggestions, and even think about them… (more…)
It’s that time again, time to get excited about the beginning of another Marvel Netflix series. With Jessica Jones set to debut in November, and Daredevil now filming season two, it looks like Luke Cage is about to start his mission to make the streets safer on the series of the same name. How do we know? Well, the series has a soft release date of 2016 for one thing, but more tellingly, it looks like the cast is starting to shape up. Marvel Studios has announced four new actors cast for Cage, including one who looks like she may end up being the Nick Fury of Marvel’s street level heroes. (more…)
Michael Fassbender remains one of the most in demand actors in Hollywood, able to shift rather seamlessly between small independent films to big studio franchises. He will continue to show his range later this year when he takes up the title roles in Macbeth and Steve Jobs, and then next summer when he will kick-off Assassin’s Creed and return for his third take as Magneto in X-Men: Apocalypse. Well it turns out another filmmaker has Fassbender’s number, and it’s two, as in Prometheus 2. Ridley Scott has confirmed that when Prometheus takes off again in 2017, Fassbender will be onboard to continue the search for humanity’s origin. (more…)
With the pending release of Spectre, the 24th James Bond film, and the fourth to feature Daniel Craig as Her Majesty’s bestest spy, there has been none too idle speculation about who might take up the mantle (and the tux) next. Might the producers go for a Jane Bond? A James Bond of color? Or the inevitable stick with a white guy in his early 40s casting call that has worked so well thus far for the franchise? One name that constantly gets mentioned as a potential next Bond is Idris Elba, but according to one author who picked up Ian Fleming‘s pen to continue the written adventures of Bond disagrees, and his words may not be without some controversy. (more…)