With Ghost in the Shell creeping closer every day and the manga fandom getting more and more vocal in their excitement for it, a gap in the market is being wedged open in the western movie sphere for Japanese stories on the big screen. James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez are already on top of the trend and are well under way with preparations for their adaptation of Yukito Kishiro‘s 1990 manga series Alita: Battle Angel. The nine volume comic books have already been recreated for screen once before, in an anime adaptation released in 1993, though this will be the first live action version. (more…)
We’ve known that Game of Thrones Ed Skrein had been cast for a role opposite Ryan Reynolds in Tim Miller‘s Deadpool, but until earlier today, we didn’t really know what role that might be. Thanks to Skrein’s Tweet, Now we know. (more…)
We’ve been covering the filming of Game of Thrones‘ Season 3 as they’ve progressed from Croatia (King’s Landing) to Morocco, which is standing in for the locations of Daenerys’ (Emilia Clarke) travels in the East. This season it’s Slaver’s Bay in Astapor. We’ve already had our first glimpse of Slaver’s Bay, but today, unearthed on Game of Thrones‘ extra and Swedish kickboxer Rickard Nordstrand‘s Twitter page are these shots he took in Morocco. They’re are first really good looks at Ed Skrein as Daario Naharis and Nathalie Emmanuel as Missandei.
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There’s some interesting Game of Thrones casting news coming from Winteriscoming. The word is that two important characters from Daenerys’ growing entourage have been cast.
First up is the role of Daario Naharis, the talented swordsman and mercenary captain of the Stormcrows. British musician and actor Ed Skrein (Pictured below) has landed the role. Daario is a smooth talking, swaggering sell-sword that loves attention and glory. He captures the attention of Daenerys and one can imagine how Jorah will feel about that.
The second is none other than the role of Grey Worm, captain of the Unsullied (Army of slave, eunuch soldiers raised from a young age and trained unquestioning obedience orders and rigid martial prowess. They are used as guards all over the Free Cities.). This role has been given to Jacob Anderson (pictured below). You may have seen Anderson in Adulthood, Chatroom, Episodes and Skins.
This NeredBastard is excited to see any Game of Thrones casting news simply because of the enjoyment of matching the actor casting to the character from the book. Both these casting choices make sense. What do you think about the choice of these two actors? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.