Long have people wondered: who is Jena Malone playing in Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice? The actress was cast, she shot her scenes, but last week it was revealed that those scenes were not going to be in the theatrical version of the film to be released in a few weeks time. Instead, Malone’s scenes will be worked back into the R-rated “Director’s Cut” of Batman V. Superman, but that means a few more months of speculation about her top secret character. Or does it? A sneaky sneak got some intelligence on the matter, and let’s just say that sometimes the rumors are true. (more…)
Jena Malone, who is best known for her roles in The Hunger Games franchise, SuckerPunch and Donnie Darko just to name a few, is cast to star in Batman v. Superman. The casting news has been known for quite some time, October of 2014 to be exact. Initially fans and media alike thought she would play Carrie Kelley, the Robin from Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns, but Latino Review is reporting that she will play a different iconic Batman femme.
DC have made some interesting announcements this past week regarding their planned comic book movie adaptations. David Ayer finally has a locked down cast including – Will Smith (Deadshot), Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Jared Leto (The Joker), Jai Courtney (Boomerang), Tom Hardy (Rick Flagg) and Cara Delevingne (Enchantress) – for his Suicide Squad movie with, which goes into production in April 2o15. Wonder Woman found its director in Michelle Maclaren and the movie now has newcomer Jason Fuchs (‘Pan‘) scribing the film; and Guillermo del Toro officially announced that he had handed in his Justice League Dark script for Studio Execs at Warner Bros. to read over (…and decide where to take it from there, which is – hopefully – to the next stage of development). There was also the announcement that Joseph Gordon-Levitt, David S. Goyer, and Neil Gaiman had penned a script for Sandman, that Warner were extremely happy with. So, all-in-all, a sound week for DC fans. But wait; there is more news… (more…)
While director Zack Snyder’s Batman V. Superman: Let’s Hope They Don’t Eff This Up is still a year and a half away from hitting theaters, the rumors surrounding the movies don’t seem to be stopping anytime soon. The latest such rumor revolves around Jena Malone (American Beauty, Donnie Darko), who recently posted a pic on her Instagram account with dyed red hair and the tag, “Drastic times call for drastic measures.” With this development viewed in context with her visit to the set of Batman V. Superman: A Basket for All of Warner Bros.’s Eggs back in August, the question is: Is Jena Malone playing Robin? (more…)
The second teaser for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 has hit the Internet. The first had President Snow, (Donald Sutherland) stressing that we’re all Together as One, now this time around we get a glimpse that all is not peaceful in Panem. (more…)
As a nice tie-in with the opening events of The Hunger Games‘ sequel, Catching Fire, which feature the winners of the 74th Hunger Games parading through the districts on a victory tour, Lionsgate have released these victory portraits of Elizabeth Banks’ Effie Trinket, Stanley Tucci’s Caesar Flickerman, Woody Harrelson‘s Haymitch Abernathy, Lenny Kravitz’s Cinna, and of course, Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss.
UPDATE! The Hob has unveiled the portrait of Beetee (Jeffrey Wright).
UPDATE #2! Moviefone shared the portrait of Johanna (Jena Malone).
UPDATE #3! ET Online has finally released two of the most eagerly awaited portraits, Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and Gale (Liam Hemsworth).
UPDATE #4! Ladies and gentlemen, the latest portrait has been released via MTV and it’s sure to have fans everywhere swooning, Finnick Odair (Sam Claflin).
UPDATE #5! Another portrait hits the web via Yahoo! Movies, this one of President Snow (Donald Sutherland),
I think they’re stunning, what do you think? And is that Katniss’ Mockingjay dress or another?
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a “Victor’s Tour” of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) – a competition that could change Panem forever.
Directed by Francis Lawrence and also starring Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones, Jena Malone, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amanda Plummer, Lynn Cohen, Patrick St. Esprit, Meta Golding, Bruno Gunn, Alan Ritchson, E. Roger Mitchell, Maria Howell, Stephanie Leigh Schlund, and Sam Claflin.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens November 22nd, 2013.
We’ll update as more portraits are released!
Source: Geek Tyrant
Lionsgate has released a (slightly) spiffy animated poster for it’s Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire. It was unlocked by HG fans on Facebook. Apparently, if you creep FB long enough, you get an animated logo for a teaser of a teaser of a trailer of a trailer…
OMG guys, it’s a logo, let’s check it out right fucking now!
After about a month of more of less assuming he’s in, Lionsgate has officially announced via their Twitter feed that Philip Seymour Hoffman will play gamesmaster Plutarch Heavenbee in The Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire. Hoffman is the second new cast member to be officially cast after Jena Malone signed on the dotted line last week.
The character serves the same function as Wes Bentley’s character in the first movie, who, as you may remember, was given a plate of berries at the end of The Hunger Games. Heavenbee is brought in to design the 75th anniversary Hunger Games, which President Snow (Donald Sutherland) hopes will quell the rising rebellion in the Panem by making it an all-star edition of the Hunger Games with returning champions, including first movie winners, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson).
Here’s the synopsis:
THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a “Victor’s Tour” of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) – a competition that could change Panem forever.
The next big casting news will another returning champion, Finnick Odair. Submissions are now open as to who might play this part in Catching Fire.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is scheduled to open November 22, 2013.
The ink has yet to dry on the contracts, but The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Jena Malone has been cast as tribute Johanna Mason in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
Johanna Mason represents District 7, the lumber district and uses an axe during the 75th Annual Hunger Games. She won her first Hunger Games by pretending to be weak as a means of tricking the other tributes into underestimating her. The character is brash and snarky, with some of the best one liners in the Hunger Games series.
Most likely you’ve seen Jena Malone recently in the miniseries “Hatfields & McCoys” or in Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch.
What do you think of this casting news?
The part of Johanna Mason in The Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire, is, if you’ll pardon the pun, a hot one. So much so that noted celebrity Games fan Kristen Bell was looking to be cast in the part, but other actresses like Mia Wasikowska and Jena Malone have been mentioned in relation to the role too. But now Deadline is reporting that model/actress Zoe Aggeliki is first in line for the role.
If Aggeliki is cast, she will be the second new cast member cast by director Francis Lawrence for the film, which includes returning actors Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and Donald Sutherland, and new castmate Philip Seymour Hoffman as new Hunger Games Master, Plutarch Heavensbee. Johanna, the character in question, is one of a number of previous Hunger Games winners who are drafted back to the arena for the Games’ 75th annual event in Catching Fire.
If you’re struggling to place the name “Zoe Aggeliki” don’t feel bad, she only has a couple of credits to her name: next year’s supernatural cop drama R.I.P.D. and the fantasy sequel Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.
Bastards: Feel free to chime in with your casting notes below.