Picking up right where it left off last week, season two of Agent Carter continues to be as captivating and exciting as season one. Episode three, “Better Angels”, sees the whole gang back together as Jack (Chad Michael Murray) joins Agent Carter (Hayley Atwell) and Chief Sousa (Enver Gjokaj) out in L.A. This episode also goes even further in the direction of science fiction, while still managing to make it feel grounded in the real science of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which is something at which Marvel is very adept. And who better to dig deep into zany fictional science than everyone’s favorite genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist of the 40s, Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper), who makes his return in a decidedly Stark fashion. Despite a couple missteps, Agent Carter continues to be one of the most engaging shows on television right now.
There have been so many failed attempts to adapt video games into movies (Super Mario Bros., Street Fighter, Prince of Persia), that any new venture is immediately met with doubt and skepticism, and rightfully so. That being said, the upcoming film Warcraft has the potential to be pretty good. Although the premise of two warring factions coming together to cooperate for the greater good may not be the most original idea this movie season, this film has at least one very big thing going for it. The director, Duncan Jones, is the man who brought us the movies Moon and Source Code, which were both very capable, entertaining sci-fi movies. Interesting side note: Jones is also the son of famous musician David Bowie. Check out the new TV spot for the movies below!
While we wait for the full Warcraft trailer to arrive on Friday, Legendary Pictures has released a teaser to the full trailer. I have to say I was a little worried this movie would come off as cheesy as the Dungeons and Dragons movies, but this teaser has sparked a flame of hope that it might not be so. (more…)
Just in case you found yourself having to go to the bathroom during The Walking Dead commercial break in which AMC premiered the new trailer for Seth Rogan‘s Preacher starring Dominic Cooper, we’ve got it embeded below for your viewing pleasure. (more…)
Tweeted and true; after weeks of rumored negotiations for the role, one tweet affirms that we’ll be seeing a lot more screen time from a familiar Marvel face.
Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg are creating and producing the new television series for AMC- Preacher. Preacher is of course based off of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s series, published by Vertigo Comics. It follows the story of Texas preacher Jesse Custer and his (literal) search for God after being accidentally possessed by a powerful demon/angel hybrid. But who will, as Rogan said in his confirming tweet, “save our souls”? It’s none other than Dominic Cooper. (more…)
Dominic Cooper‘s already played one larger than life comic book character, the guy that spawned Tony Stark and raised him, Howard Stark. After appearances in Captain America: The First Avenger and in the Agent Carter TV series, Cooper’s got that role pretty much perfected, and he has to share it with John Slattery, who will play Stark when he appears next in Ant-Man. Don’t weep for Cooper though, he’s an in-demand actor, and he’s being courted – hard – for another major comic book role, the title part in AMC‘s upcoming series Preacher. This has been in the works for a while, but as casting the pilot is almost done, it seems that Cooper is drawing closer to his own deal to play Jesse Custer. (more…)
In the massive library of comic franchises that could be easily turned into the next film or TV show, none are as exciting or as odd as the cult classic Preacher. While it’s great to see this comic get some mainstream attention, one wonders if the content of the originals will shed a negative light on AMC’s adaptation of the series. Americans aren’t as quick to accept a story in which God doesn’t have absolute power. The only way the project might succeed is with strong casting and writing, and the series may already have its lead. (more…)
I’ve reported on Hayley Atwell’s upcoming series ‘Agent Carter’ a few times, always with glowing expectations. I figure if I say enough nice things about her show, she’ll be my girlfriend. I’m not saying I’m dumping Sanaa Lathan, but maybe they’ll be open to a kind of 3-way thing. I’d better handle it delicately. Which seems to be the modus operandi these days when dealing with a sensitive situation. Take this Howard Stark deal, for instance. No actor was ever confirmed to co-star alongside Atwell, but the series was always touted as a Carter/Stark partnership. That means, no matter who was playing him, Stark was going to be in this project. Whether it was John Slattery, Dominic Cooper, or someone from out of left field, Carter would get her man. And she did, too. (more…)
Everyone knows that in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Tony Stark’s AI butler is named J.A.R.V.I.S. (Just Another Very Intelligent System), is voiced by Paul Bettany, and will be transformed into the Vision by James Spader‘s Ultron in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Fans of The Avengers comic book know Edwin Jarvis as the Avengers mansion butler. Now word is out that Marvel’s Agent Carter (Hayley Atwell) has cast James D’Arcy (Cloud Atlas, Master and Commander) as Edwin Jarvis, butler to Howard Stark, Tony Stark’s father. (more…)
Marvel‘s Ant-Man has certainly been through a lot of changes since that initial announcement years ago that Edgar Wright would be bringing Marvel’s smallest hero to the big screen. Now its got a new director in Peyton Reed, and changes to the script which brought about Wright’s sudden departure. What those script changes might be is still unclear, but when three writers (Adam McKay, Andrew Barrer, and Gabrial Ferrari) were brought on board after Wright left to work out script issues during filming, one has to imagine more than just a few tweaks. The earlier draft was rumored to include some flashback scenes with the Micheal Douglas Hank Pym characters. Will that scene remain and what Marvel characters might it include? (more…)