Dwayne Johnson Shazam or Black Adam

We’ve known for a while now that Dwayne Johnson has plans to star in a Shazam movie. But there have been some conflicting reports about which part he’d play, and now we know why: He hasn’t decided yet. Hit the jump to read his latest comments on the matter.

Update: Further comments from Johnson have been added below, relating that he wanted to announce Shazam at Comic Con, and saying that he expects the official announcement to come soon.

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Phineas and Ferb Shaun of the Dead

The Cornetto trilogy is done for good, but some of its characters will live on. For a few minutes, anyway. Shaun of the Dead stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are set to reprise their roles for an episode of the Disney Channel series Phineas and Ferb.

More details about the Phineas and Ferb Shaun of the Dead reunion after the jump.

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Adrianne Palicki Agents of Shield casting

Friday Night Lights/GI Joe star Adrianne Palicki is joining the cast of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD Season 2. After the jump you can find out more information about the Adrienne Palacki SHIELD appearance, which character she is playing in the ABC series and a brief look at the history of the characters from the comic books.

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Benedict Cumberbatch

Disney and Warner Bros. are both making Jungle Book movies. Disney’s will be out October 2015, and the Warner Bros. one comes out October 2016. Disney has Jon Favreau directing, Warner Bros. has Andy Serkis. Disney has Idris Elba voicing the villainous Shere Khan and now Warner Bros. has cast Benedict Cumberbatch in the same role in Jungle Book: Origins. Read more about the Benedict Cumberbatch Jungle Book casting below. Read More »

Bradley Cooper to Play Mack Bolan for Todd Phillips

Bradley Cooper Mack Bolan

Technically, Bradley Cooper already has an action franchise in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. But that one really only makes use of his voice. Now he’s booked a series that’ll utilize the rest of him.

Cooper is set to reunite with his Hangover director Todd Phillips for a Mack Bolan movie, based on the series of books by Don Pendleton. It’s a major step forward for the project, which has been in development for about 40 years. Hit the jump for all the details.

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Sharlto Copley Powers

The final pieces of the puzzle are falling into place for Powers, the first original series from Sony’s PlayStation Network. Sharlto Copley has just been cast in the lead role of Christian Walker, while Michelle Forbes is set to play Retro Girl.

The pair join Susan Heyward, Eddie Izzard, Noah Taylor, Olesya Rulin, Max Fowler, and Adam Godley. David Slade is directing the first two episodes. More details after the jump.

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Paul Giamatti Straight Outta Compton

The members of N.W.AEazy-E, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, DJ Yella and MC Ren — did things their way, but still needed some music industry connections to get their songs out to a big audience. The guy they turned to was Jerry Heller, who was best known for living on the opposite end of the pop spectrum, working with bands like Journey, ELO, and REO Speedwagon. The guy had connections and money; Heller and Eazy-E co-founded N.W.A’s label Ruthless Records, and Heller managed the group. Now, Paul Giamatti will play him in the film bio of the group, Straight Outta Compton.

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ant-man casting

Adding to Peyton Reed‘s earlier announcement that Ant-Man had entered production, Marvel Studios has issued a press release confirming several more cast members for the superhero movie.

Among those who’ll be joining Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, and Corey Stoll onscreen are Judy Greer, Bobby Cannavale, T.I., and John Slattery — the latter of whom is already part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, having played Howard Stark in Iron Man 2. Hit the jump for casting details and more.

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