In what’s been a very busy day for breaking nerd news, and we’ve got some more! Remember a little while ago when we discussed the various actresses who were “finalists” for the title role in Jessica Jones? (In case you don’t the link’s here.) Well that short list seems to have been twiddled down to one, and sources say that Krysten Ritter now stands apart as the obvious choice to play the superheroine turned private eye on Marvel’s upcoming second Netflix series. This isn’t all together sewn up yet, but if you wanted to put good money on the odds that Ritter will now be the face of Jessica Jones when the series comes out ready to be binged sometime in the next year, then by all means. (more…)
With Netflix‘s first Marvel Studios series, Daredevil, chugging along like a well-oiled machine in principal photography, it’s interesting to note that we’ve heard rather little about the other three series in development. Along with Luke Cage and Iron Fist, Jessica Jones is being developed as a series by Twilight screenwriter (she wrote for Dexter too! Don’t hold it against her) Melissa Rosenberg. It seems that Jessica Jones will be next series to go before the cameras, and according to one source, the casting contest as to who will play the superhero-turned-private eye is down to one of four actresses. So who are these fantastic four actresses who are rumored to be the contenders to play Jessica? Let’s take a look, and proctor the possibilities of their casting. (more…)
While Captain America: The First Avenger wasn’t the stunning “marvel” fans expected, many people liked the connection between Steve Rogers and British agent, Peggy Carter. Chris Evans and Hayley Atwell both played their roles wonderfully, but with Cap’s forced cryogenic freeze and revival in the 21st century we never got to see what could have been – and we never will.
Viewers of The Avengers deleted scenes will know Peggy is alive and well, just a little old for Rogers. He might not want to show her his bald eagle is what I’m getting at. Unless Hayley is willing to undergo some prosthetic facial work for Captain America: The Winter Soldier her cameo is non-existent and will require recasting by directors Anthony and Joe Russo. According to TimeOut however, Atwell will have no part in The Winter Soldier whatsoever.
Now this isn’t due to casting issues or scheduling conflicts with Atwell, she simply will not return. Hit the jump for her response.
These days, zombies are everywhere. Writers and directors are trying to cram the undead menace into pretty much any genre they can think of. And while we’ve had plenty of zombie comedies come to theaters, the latest flick, Warm Bodies, takes that to the next level by adding some romance to the mix. That’s right, a beautiful love affair between a zombie and one of the living.
So you say you don’t trust zombies anymore? Think a romantic comedy zombie film is taking it a step too far? Well, now you can check out the first four minutes of the movie and see if that convinces you that it’s worth the price of admission.
And here it is:
Doesn’t have my money, but I’m sure I’ll be Netflixing it when the time comes.
Directed by Jonathan Levine, Warm Bodies is based on a book by Isaac Marion and stars Nicholas Hoult as the dead guy, “R”, as well as Teresa Palmer as his living crush, Julie. Check it out in theaters on February 1st, 2013.
Thanks to /film for the heads up.
When Luke, the Head-NerdBastard in charge, asked me to do a post about the new trailer for director Jonathan Levine‘s Warm Bodies, based on the book of the same name by first time author Isaac Marion, he said, “Feel free to make fun of it as hard as you want.” So that was exactly the attitude I went with as I started watching. I mean really, a Zombie love story, is this gonna be Twilight with Zombies?
Something happened while I watched and listened to the inner dialogue going on in R’s ( That’s what the zombie’s name is listed as in IMDB) head. Maybe it was the musical selection, or the actually funny dialogue and scenes. By the time I finished the trailer I was checking the release date and the book cost over at Amazons.
Take a look and let me know if I’m right or do I need to do a weekend zombie movie marathon to cleanse my Zombie palate.
Warm Bodies stars Teresa Palmer as Julie, Nicholas Hoult as R, Dave Franco as Perry Kelvin, John Malkovich as General Grigio, Analeigh Tipton as Nora, Cory Hardrict as Kevin, and Rob Corddry as M. The movie shambles onto theater screens February 1st, 2013.
Really past the title do we need more? Ok, I suppose in the spirit of fair and balanced reporting there are other actresses being considered for the female lead opposite Chris Evans in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Deadline is reporting that Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey), Teresa Palmer (Warm Bodies), and Imogen Poots (Fright Night, Knight Of Cups) are in line to lose the role to the beloved Annie from TV’s Community.
What? Is it wrong that I think that Brie is perfect for… whatever role this is? How about this little insider tip, former Community producer/writers Joe and Anthony Russo are directing the sequel to 2011’s Captain America: First Avenger. Still not convinced that the insanely wonderful Alison Brie is perfect for nameless love interest to the Star Spangled Man? Well then, allow me to present my evidence:
feel free to tweet this to Alison herself to show we support her… I would, but you know… court orders and all.
Oh yeah, and according to Variety’s Jeff Sneider Scarlett Johansson will show up as Black Widow, so there.