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…)

Cast Unveiled In Costume For Live-Action Version Of Attack On Titan

- 11-21-14Comics, Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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The cast has been announced for the live-action film version of Attack On Titan and we have been provided with some spectacular looking shots of each of the characters. We have noticed that some of the Japanese names are not actually part of the Manga or Anime, so this has left us assuming that liberties have been made in the script. Furthermore, in the manga and anime, Asians are practically extinct with the character of Mikasa being considered exotic – due to her kind being rare. (more…)

‘Gotham’ Has Found a Future Two-Face, Chances for More Clumsy Allusions Increase

- 10-02-14Comics, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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So far, with only two episodes in the bank, Gotham is both confounding and pleasing Batman fans. The casting is pretty good, and the show looks great, but the writing is hitting us over the head with all the allusions and references to the Gotham of the “future,” the one where Batman is fighting his famous villains and they don’t work in the police department answering every question with a question (Riddler), or skulking around like a feline and calling herself “Cat” (Catwoman), or get slightly homicidal when they’re compared to Antarctic fowl (Penguin). But if you thought it odd that all of Batman’s favorite foes were in play years before there were active was odd, then get ready for a new addition to the world of Gotham. The man that will be Two-Face is coming. (more…)

Hawke May Be Stranger Than Phoenix for New Marvel Hero

- 10-01-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Who is stranger? Ethan Hawke or Joaquin Phoenix? This may be the choice now before Marvel Studios and comic book fans as a new name has appeared in the race to play the next, great Marvel superhero: Doctor Strange. It was barely a month ago that is seemed like Phoenix had the whole thing sewn up, but today we have rumors that the Boyhood star has cut in and become such a sensation with the studio that he’s all but assured to take on the part of the Sorcerer Supreme and Master of the Mystic Arts. So is Phoenix really now off the casting sheet? Is Hawke now the one to beat, and how much does past experience with facial hair play into the casting decision? (more…)

Netflix Boss Talks ‘Defenders’ and the Next Marvel Series Up, ‘Jessica Jones’

- 08-25-14Comics, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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With shooting on Daredevil well underway, all eyes turn to the rest of the proposed line-up of Netflix series based on Marvel characters. When will Luke Cage start shooting? Iron Fist? And who will be taking point behind the scenes on the epic team-up mini-series The Defenders? Good questions, and a high level executive at Netflix is offering some answers. Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos, in a recent interview, shared some info about going darker, who’s being cast right now, and in what way The Defenders will be following The Avengers model. (more…)

Hair?! On Lex Luthor?! In ‘Batman V Superman’?! Die Snyder!!!!!

- 06-18-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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There. I just went off the deep end for all of nerdery there in the headline. Not enough exclamation points? Fine. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope that works. Anyway, all those already dubious about Jesse Eisenberg playing the smart ass Mark Zuckerberg version of Lex Luthor will surely be a little peeved with this idea that Lex Luthor will appear on screen without his signature chrome dome. But that’s the scuttlebutt coming out of the production on this latest rumor concerning Batman V. Superman: Friendship is Magic Dawn of Justice. (more…)

Vincent D’Onofrio to Play Kingpin in Marvel/Netflix ‘Daredevil’ Series

- 06-10-14Comics, Film Posted by Jacob Knight

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Fans of Full Metal Jacket (or Law & Order: Criminal Intent, depending on your age/viewing preferences) will be over the moon to know that consummate weirdo and distinguished character actor Vincent D’Onofrio has signed on to play Kingpin in Marvel/Netflix’s upcoming Daredevil series. Fresh off of a recent creative change-up and casting of the titular blind man of justice, this is an inspired move that will probably help regain fans’ confidence in the newly serialized superhero. (more…)

Mark Ruffalo Says Hulk Plays a Larger Role in ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’

- 06-05-14Comics, Film Posted by Jacob Knight

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One of the absolute best parts of Joss Whedon’s The Avengers was how he got Hulk so right on screen. While Mark Ruffalo was quite impressive (as always — have you seen Zodiac?) playing Bruce Banner, it was the big green beastie who SMASHED! his way into film fans’ hearts everywhere. Now that Joss Whedon’s Avengers sequel, Age of Ultron, is currently in production, tidbits regarding what to expect are trickling out. And it seems that we might see much more of Banner’s rampaging alter ego. (more…)

Robert Pattinson Rumored to Be Frontrunner to Play New Indiana Jones

- 06-03-14Film Posted by Jacob Knight

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In news that is likely to leave fanboys with bad taste everywhere gnashing their teeth and yanking at their follicles, a Disney “insider” recently tipped The Daily Star that Robert Pattinson is at the top of a shortlist of actors being considered by the studio to potentially play a new version of Indiana Jones. While this tip seems somewhat suspect (the last report on Indy didn’t have him returning to the big screen for two or three more years and there still isn’t a script* or confirmed director), it’s still an interesting prospect that will work certain crowds up into a tizzy. (more…)

‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Adds Academy Award Winner Lupita Nyong’o and ‘Game of Thrones’ Regular to Cast

- 06-02-14Film Posted by Jacob Knight

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Two Star Wars posts before noon (Central Time)! Lordy Lordy!

While you were scanning those recent set pics, JJ Abrams & Co. committed a casting coup right under your nose. As if attempting to answer the overwhelming cries for ‘more diversity’ amongst the castEpisode Seven added Academy Award Winner Lupita Nyong’o and Game of Thrones series regular Gwendoline Christie (a/k/a Brienne of Tarth) to the already impressive cast. Is June 2nd, 2014 the day Star Wars: Episode VII actually became interesting? I’d definitely say so. (more…)