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…)
There have been whisperings that Marvel character Agent Peggy Carter, as portrayed by Hayley Atwell, would be getting her own TV series since January (at least). Now, according to Deadline, ABC appears ready to throw their total support behind the project, and dive straight in–no pilot necessary. (That’s what a “Straight To Series” order means. Don’t be embarrassed–I had to look it up myself.) (more…)
Though we may not know too much about what the upcoming World of Warcraft movie entails as far as plot goes, rest assured that the powers-that-be are busy behind the scenes making sure all the puzzle pieces fit. This week’s news on the big screen WoW involves a bit of casting. (more…)
“Dude, what do you mean all the product has gone bad? LA Looks is supposed to last FOREVER!”
Aaron Paul has given up on crank and developed a need… a Need for Speed (Val Kilmer high five!).
He also seems to have developed a penchant for over-grand voiceovers in the first trailer for the upcoming vroom vroom epic, which also stars Dakota Johnson, beetlejuice… Beetlejuice… MICHAEL KEATON, the guy who played Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper), Imogen Poots, and the equally well named quadrumvirate of Sir Maejor, Kid Cudi, Han Soto, and Chillie Mo.
So… take this next one with a big helping of skepticism. It seems, if the rumors are true, that the new Doctor will be announced by the BBC sometime soon. They will, in fact, be telling us who to expect to see in the T.A.R.D.I.S. within the next two days. Along with this rumor of the imminent arrival of the 12th comes a short-list of folks who may be top of the heap in securing the role. Again, it’s all hearsay at this point, but check out the list below (after the jump) and see what you think.