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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…)

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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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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…)

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In terms of new character debuts in pre-established movies, they didn’t come much smoother than when Chadwick Boseman took to the screen in Captain America: Civil War. Between Boseman as Black Panther and Tom Holland as Spider-Man they quite nearly upstaged with the two main characters, including the titular hero of the piece. So now that we know that Black Panther is ready for his own solo debut, the question must be asked, which characters will support this new hero in his self-titled adventure? And just like that, the internet answers with what looks like a leaked casting sheet for the main parts needing recruitment in the upcoming Black Panther(more…)

Would Ron Perlman Make a Good Cable? Judge for Yourself

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Who would have guessed that played Cyclops’ mutant cybernetic son from the distant future would end up being one of the most in-demand roles in Hollywood right now? That’s what it’s starting to look like. We know that the leader of X-Force will appear in one way, shape or form in the upcoming Deadpool sequel, and the most often associated name with the part is Avatar’s Stephen Lang. But lately Dolph Lundgren thew his hat into that ring too, and now Ron Perlman has said “Why not me?” Of course, Perlman is arguably best known for playing comic book hero Hellboy, but if the third movie in that series can’t come to pass… (more…)

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When Daniel Craig was announced as the new James Bond in 2005 he was mostly known for his ensemble work in films like Layer Cake, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, and Munich. He wasn’t the most obvious leading man material, and some people said he was too “rugged” to play the dashing 007, which was really a nice way of saying that he was “too ugly” to be Bond. A couple of shirtless scenes in Casino Royale changed that a bit, but Craig’s total refreshing portrayal of a more gritty Bond won him praise and made his era as the super-spy one of the most successful in franchise history. Still, it seems when Craig is done with Bond, he’s really done. (more…)

Although Spectre was greeted somewhat middling fanfare back in November, it seems more and more likely that it will be Daniel Craig‘s swan song as James Bond 007; so now speculation has turned from “Will Craig return?” to “Who will succeed Craig?” in the role. Homeland’s Damian Lewis and the consistently busy Idris Elba were the obvious candidates, but soon a dark horse emerged, and if U.K. bookies are to be believed, the dark horse is now the safe bet, and his casting could go from speculation to announcement in a “matter of days.” Are you ready to see the rightful King of Asgard serve on Her Majesty’s Secret Service? Because that’s where the money is. (more…)

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If there is such a thing as an expert on race and casting in Hollywood, George Takei would definitely be in the running. He’s enjoyed a long and vaunted career, which of course includes all his years on the bridge of the Enterprise as Star Trek’s Sulu. Takei knows well the powerful message in casting minorities, after all, he played a character of Japanese descent on American TV less than two decades after World War Two, and more than that, Sulu sat in a position of authority, and in time when Asian actors are still struggling to get their fair share of the spotlight, that’s saying something. And then there’s Doctor Strange(more…)