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It’s confirmed, my friends:

The Holy Grail of Nerd Cinema….the team-up we always thought would remain the province of comics, cartoons, and video games–but would NEVER actually happen in the movies–is upon us!

There will be a Superman/Batman movie in 2015! Creatively titled: Batman Vs. Superman, it’s apparently the sequel to the recently released Supes reboot Man Of Steel. That means Henry Cavil will once again be donning the red and blue super-suit….

But what of the Dark Knight?

With Christian Bale out of the Bat-Business, who will take up the cowl and cape of Gotham City’s shadowy protector?

So far, the rumor mill has come up with only one name: Tyler Hoechlin (below)

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If you’ve never heard of him, don’t worry–it just means you have enough self-respect to avoid MTV’s Teen Wolf series.

I honestly don’t know jack about this guy….maybe he’s brilliant–maybe he’ll be the best Batman since Michael Keaton. Anything’s possible….

BUT.

Until an actor is officially announced, we will continue to do what nerds always do, and yammer on about our dream choices to portray the “World’s Greatest Detective”.

Here’s ten we think would do nicely:

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Zack Snyder had a busy day yesterday, the release of the new Man of Steel trailer and then tweeting this new poster for 300: Rise of an Empire. Snyder is producing this epic tale and Noam Murro has taken the director’s chair. Word is that the movie will feature a huge sea battle between the Greek states and the invading Persians.You can make out some ships in the background.

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Click on the poster below for a larger version and closer look.

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Here’s some of the previously released production stills from the project for you to enjoy.

 

 

300: Rise of an Empire, stars  Sullivan Stapleton, Rodrigo Santoro, Eva Green, and Lena Headey. The movie opens world wide on August 2nd.

Via: Collider

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?

Source: Newsarama

 

Warner Bros has cast Sullivan Stapleton (Animal Kingdom) to star in 300: The Battle of Artemisia, which will be directed by Noam Murro for Warner Bros. Stapleton will play Themistokles, the Greek naval warlord, with whom the other key character, Xerxes, has a great rivalry.

There was some Internet talk that Stapleton might play Xerxes, but word is that the actor who originated that role in 300, Rodrigo Santoro is in talks to return to the role in this film. Stapleton was one of the terrific ensemble of Animal Kingdom, and he just completed a supporting role for the studio in Gangster Squad, the Ruben Fleischer-directed period crime film that stars Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling and Josh Brolin. Stapleton, who stars on the Cinemax series Strike Back, is repped by WME. ICM reps Santoro.

This looks like a smart casting move and a great opportunity for Stapleton. This NerdBastard hopes to see some great 300 style sea battles between Themistokles and Xerxes great war host.