Posted on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 by Jacob Hall
When you’re looking for someone to play a grim, muscle-bound, super-powered soldier displaced from his dystopian alternate future timeline, you probably don’t think about Michael Shannon. And yet, according to a new report, the two-time Oscar nominee, who is, you know, just one the finest actors currently drawing breath on the planet, is currently the frontrunner to play the stoic superhero Cable in Deadpool 2.
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Actor Colin Farrell and director Yorgos Lanthimos know a good thing when they see it. After their previous collaboration had given us The Lobster, one of the best films of 2016, the two reunited for the upcoming The Killing of a Sacred Deer. Before we even see their next movie, news comes that Farrell will play Oliver North in Lanthimos’ limited series in development at Amazon.
Below, learn more about the Colin Farell Amazon series.
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Robert Downey Jr. has signed on to star as Doctor Dolittle in an adaptation of The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle for Universal. Learn more details about the Robert Downey Jr Doctor Dolittle movie, after the jump.
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Production on Deadpool 2 is supposed to begin this summer for a release on 2018, but we’re still waiting for some of the major pieces of the sequel to fall into place, or at least be announced by 20th Century Fox and Ryan Reynolds.
Atlanta star Zazie Beetz was recently confirmed to play Domino, a mutant mercenary and a member of X-Force, the mutant crew who takes on missions of their own with a more militant and aggressive approach towards their enemies. However, fans are still eagerly waiting to see who will play the time traveling X-Force leader known as Cable, and it sounds like we’ll find out soon.
Furthermore, in addition to the arrival of X-Force members like Cable and Domino, writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese promise that Marvel Comics fans will get to see some more obscure mutants popping up. Find out more about these Deadpool 2 characters after the jump. Read More »
For cast members of Saturday Night Live, the summer between seasons is when they take the time to make the movies that they don’t have time to shoot during regular TV season. One of the most in-demand cast members on the comedy scene right now is Kate McKinnon, and we have word on at least one project that will keep her busy while SNL is on hiatus for a few months this summer.
Kate McKinnon, seen last year in Ghostbusters, Office Christmas Party and Masterminds, will star with Mila Kunis in an action comedy called The Spy Who Dumped Me. You can probably guess the gist of the story from the title, but we’ll explain what it’s about below. Read More »
Development of the first standalone Batman movie featuring Ben Affleck as The Dark Knight has been somewhat difficult recently. After being attached to helm the movie for months, Ben Affleck pulled out of the project as director and has since handed off duties to Dawn of the Planet of the Apes filmmaker Matt Reeves.
This change behind the scenes has created a production delay for The Batman (which still hasn’t been confirmed as the official title) as the script is being rewritten from scratch. This explains why previously announced star Joe Manganiello, who was meant to play the villain Deathstroke, no longer sounds very certain about his role in the movie.
Find out more about the lack of certainty in Joe Manganiello playing Deathstroke below. Read More »
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has been in the can for quite some time now. Therefore, it comes as a bit of a surprise that with just about a month and a half to go before the movie hits theaters that we’re hearing about a new cast member.
Straight from director James Gunn we have word that a cast member from the Superman TV series Smallville has joined his Marvel sequel. Furthermore, this previously unheard of cast member is reportedly “very important to the Marvel Cinematic Universe” and they seem to have ties to another key cast member, who is also a newcomer to the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise.
Find out about the new addition to the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 cast after the jump. Read More »
The news here is that uber-talented Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander will headline the cast of Freakshift, a monster movie that was originally announced back in 2012. The other way to look at that news is that director Ben Wheatley, one of the most inventive and thrilling people making movies on the planet at the moment, has landed a high-profile leading lady for his next genre outing. With Wheatley feeling like he’s on the verge of a genuine mainstream breakthrough and Vikander’s star rapidly on the rise, this feels like the perfect combination of talent for a movie that sounds very promising.
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Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is making room for one more with Mission: Impossible 6. Actor Henry Cavill, best known for playing Superman and his terrific performance in The Man From U.N.C.L.E., has signed on to play a role in the IMF. Shooting begins next month on Christopher McQuarrie‘s sequel.
Below, learn more about the writer and director’s next addition to Paramount’s franchise.
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Decades before he confirmed himself as a bonafide science fiction icon as Admiral Adama in the great Battlestar Galactica remake series, Edward James Olmos had a key role in Ridley Scott’s 1982 masterpiece, Blade Runner. Now, we know that he’s following in the footsteps of original star Harrison Ford and returning to the rainy, grimy streets of future Los Angeles in director Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming sequel, Blade Runner 2049.
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