Once upon a time, there was an absolutely wonderful comic book that gained popularity once the series was collected as a graphic novel. The series was dark and beautiful, brutal and heartbreaking, and, above all, very well written. The comic book would spawn a movie that was dark and beautiful, brutal and heartbreaking…You get the picture. This film, 1994’s The Crow, would be a touching and perfect farewell for the star of the film, Brandon Lee, who died during the filming of the picture. Several sequels and an ill-conceived television series would follow but nothing could recapture the magic of director Alex Proyas‘ classic and iconic film. Still, Hollywood being Hollywood, someone decided it would be a good idea to try to capture that magic again by remaking this film but as production continues, so do the problems with the remake. The latest blow to the film? Jack Huston, the film’s star, has officially walked away from the project. (more…)
Hey, remember that remake of The Crow people are always trying to make happen? Remember that the film’s latest director F. Javier Gutiérrez (Before the Fall) walked away from the project? Remember that he was quickly followed by his star Luke Evans (The Hobbit), who was the latest in the long line of actors to play The Crow? And then, miracle of miracles, Colin Hardy (The Hollow) came on board to take over as director, because nothing says this 20-year-old movie deserves to be remade like spending millions more than what the original movie was made for in the first place. And now, so it goes, we have a new Crow to, ahem, crow about. (more…)
Well, it’s been at least a few weeks since we heard the latest Doctor Strange casting rumor, so it must be time to get those rumblings going again. To remind you, over the past six months or so, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hardy, Jared Leto, Jon Hamm, Joaquin Phoenix and even Johnny Depp have been rumored to be leading the cast of Marvel’s Phase 3 entry as Stephen Strange, aka Doctor Strange. So, who is now rumored to be the current front runner for blockbuster? (more…)
Obviously the answer is yes.
With a release date of August 1, 2013 breathing down their necks, it seems that Marvel Studios is putting their casting list together for Guardians of the Galaxy. Today, Deadline published a short(ish) list of candidates that the studio is looking at for the James Gunn adaptation of the Marvel space-superhero team.
So who’s on the list? How about Joel Edgerton (Uncle Owen in the Star Wars prequels), Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire), Jim Sturgess (Cloud Atlas), Lee Pace (Pushing Daisies), and Eddie Redmayne (My Week with Marilyn). They’ve all been confirmed by Deadline as testing for the part.
However, there are three other candidates who have expressed interest in one way, shape or form. One is Garrett Hedlund, star of TRON Legacy who didn’t exactly leave fans wanting more from his performance in that movie. Two is James Marsden, who maybe going after Chris Evans’ record for most number of comic book characters played considering he’s most well-known for playing Cyclops in X-Men 1-3 and Richard in Superman Returns. And third is Sullivan Stapleton, who’s well-known for a lot of Australian TV.
No mention of Nathan Fillion, who’s worked with Gunn in the past, and is a top fan pick for, well, anything. But Fillion’s already said he’s too busy with his series Castle to take part.
How about you Bastards? Who’s your pick for Star Lord: one of the people named above or someone off the mark?