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Every once in a while, casting decisions, or even rumors of casting potentials, lead fans of a franchise to run to their keyboards in outrage, so that they can post their (generally negative) opinions all over the internet for anyone willing to read them.  Sometimes, the fans are completely off the mark, such as the anger with Health Ledger’s assignment as The Joker in The Dark Knight, and other times, such as with the excitement to see Daniel Craig pick up the role of James Bond, those fans are spot on.  Recently, fans of Stephen King’s magnum opus, The Dark Tower, were ecstatic to learn that the long awaited big screen adaptation of the series was finally on its way. Information on the project has been sparse since the announcement, to say the least, but rumors of Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba being eyed as the series’ stars managed to slip, though their involvement remained unconfirmed. Until now. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, author Stephen King managed to confirm that maybe those rumors aren’t so crazy after all. (more…)

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It looks like the Dark Tower production is heating up. Last month word was making the Internet rounds that Matthew McConaughey had his choice of roles for the series, either as the Gunslinger Roland, or the Man in Black Roland chases into the desert. Perhaps McConaughey has made his choice because now the latest word is that Idris Elba is the front-runner to strap on the Gunslinger’s six shooters. (more…)

Matthew McConaughey Considers ‘The Dark Tower’

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“The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed”.  If that line doesn’t automatically bring you goosebumps, you have never had the pleasure of reading Stephen King’s magnum opus, The Dark Tower series.  The first book in the series, The Gunslinger, follows Roland Deschain, the last gunslinger (in this world, “gunslingers” are basically Jedi with revolvers, no Force, and less rules), as he chases The Man in Black, who holds the key to continuing Roland’s quest to the Dark Tower, which sits at the center of existence.  After years of false hope and false starts, Sony has finally begun moving forward with their adaptation of The Gunslinger and today it appears that things are really picking up momentum as Matthew McConaughey (hey, hey) has been offered the role of not only Roland but also of the man in black. (more…)

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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…)

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This information is still strictly resigned to the rumor mill for now, but the Youtube channel The Hashtag Show is reporting that Sony and Marvel are eyeing Matthew McConaughey to play Norman Osborne in their newest Spider-Man installment. The channel isn’t that widely known, but has had a few confirmed leads in the past; including some early Avengers: Age of Ultron spoilers. So while it may not be wise to get your hopes up, you may not want to completely dismiss this news. (more…)

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Way back in 1989, when Jack Nicholson was cast as The Joker in Tim Burton’s Batman, the idea of a seriously huge Hollywood star playing a comic book villain in some silly comic book movie seemed a bit out there. Of course, it had been done before. Marlon Brando played Jor-El in Superman the Movie, which also featured another established star, Gene Hackman, as Lex Luthor, but Nicholson was something else altogether: Hollywood royalty. Now it’s not so uncommon. You had Robert Redford in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and up next you’ll have Michael Douglas in Ant-Man. But is the comic book movie business perhaps due for a McConaissance? According to the actor, it’s not outside the realm of possibility. (more…)

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After we heard the news back in August that Matthew McConaughey was being considered for the role of the demonic cowboy Randall Flagg in Warner Bros. movie adaptation of Stephen King’s epic 1200-page novel The Stand, director Josh Boone commented that nothing was official. However, now The Guardian are saying that it is pretty much a done deal, and we’re saying “alright-alright-alright (…that never gets old). (more…)

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A theatrical version of the Stephen King apocalyptic epic The Stand, set to scrub the memory of the  ABC 1990s miniseries from your brain, just took one step closer to being a reality. According to Collider, Josh Boone, who has been  tapped to direct the sprawling tale of the aftermath of a plague that wipes out most of humanity, has  reportedly finished adapting the thousand page+ novel into a sleek three-hour movie. And if any fans of  The Stand are worried about a rerun of the first cinematic outing, Stephen King himself has apparently read the script and given his stamp of approval. (more…)

Interstellar

What if the Dark Knight trilogy was a footnote in Christopher Nolan’s career? The man who respected a vastly misunderstood audience, the man who made quality a pre-requisite for real success in the superhero genre and who took a broad and broody concept and drained every cartoonish quality out of it for the better. What if Nolan transformed comic book movies and then went in a dozen different directions that all eventually pointed up?

This is the man who gave us MementoInception and now Interstellar, which looks so grand and intimate, so beautiful and gut-wrenchingly raw. Anything is possible.  (more…)