Neil Patrick Harris in Gone Girl

Neil Patrick Harris is the new Jim Carrey, at least as far as Netflix is concerned. Harris has just been cast in Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events as the villainous Count Olaf, the role played by Carrey in the not-very-beloved 2004 film. However — as befits a show called A Series of Unfortunate Events — the update comes with a side of bad news as well. The show has just lost its showrunner, Mark Hudis (True Blood).  Read More »

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Connie Nielsen in Boss

Superheroes: they’re just like us! They, too, have to deal with moms trying to butt in on their adventures. In Wonder Woman, said mom will take the form of Connie Nielsen, who’s just been cast as the Hippolyta to Gal Gadot‘s Wonder Woman. Get more details on the Wonder Woman Hippolyta casting after the jump.  Read More »

Better Call Saul Season 2

The first season of Better Call Saul ended with some major shakeups to Jimmy’s closest relationships, and season two will see him meeting even more people to help or hinder him on his way to becoming Saul Goodman. One key new figure will be Clifford, a friendly-seeming power player to be played by Ed Begley Jr. Meanwhile, Aaron Paul is teasing another important encounter that may or may not be on the horizon for Jimmy — his first encounter with Paul’s Breaking Bad character Jesse Pinkman.  Read More »

Amber Heard Swims Toward Jason Momoa’s ‘Aquaman’

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Jason Momoa‘s Aquaman may have the ability to talk to fishes, but a guy probably gets pretty lonely chatting with nothing but marine life all day. Fortunately, it looks like he’ll have a more humanoid friend to keep him company down in the deep blue sea. Amber Heard is reportedly in talks to join the superhero adventure as Mera, who has some formidable powers of her own.  Read More »

Benicio Del Toro as The Collector in Guardians of the Galaxy

It was always a given that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 would bring back its five core cast members (Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, and Vin Diesel). But the status of the franchise’s supporting characters have been a little less certain. Yondu (Michael Rooker) and Nebula (Karen Gillan) are both confirmed to return; Ronan (Lee Pace), not so much. And what about the Collector? According to Benicio Del Toro, he won’t be back for the next installment, either.  Read More »

Jamie Foxx in Django Unchained

Jamie Foxx, last seen ferrying Quevenzhané Wallis around town in the Annie reboot, is preparing to take on another classic character. He’ll play the Little John to Taron Egerton‘s Robin Hood in the upcoming Robin Hood: Origins, which as you’ve probably gleaned from the title is the “gritty origin story in the vein of The Dark Knight” version of the classic English folk tale.  Read More »

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Darren Aronofsky directing Noah

Darren Aronofsky has laid low since the mixed reception for his Biblical epic Noah, but now he’s ready to kick into high gear once more. His untitled next project is moving full speed ahead, with Javier Bardem and Jennifer Lawrence on board to star and Paramount set to distribute.  Read More »

Han Solo shortlist

Harrison Ford is Han Solo, as much as any real person can embody any fictional character, and it’s tough to imagine anyone else stepping into the role after nearly 40 years. But with a “young Han Solo” spinoff in the works from Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the time has come for us to meet and hopefully fall for a different stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf herder.

The filmmakers have taken their time, reportedly looking at thousands of young actors for the part, and now they’ve finally started to narrow down their choices. Among those on the shortlist are Miles TellerAnsel ElgortDave Franco, and Logan Lerman. Hit the jump for more on the Han Solo shortlist.  Read More »

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This morning, The CW presented panels to the Television Critics Association. During the Executive Session with president Mark Pedowitz, they made several announcements that will be exciting to fans of their DC properties.

Megalyn E.K., who provides the voice of Vixen in the animated CW Seed series of the same title, will be reprise her role in live-action on an episode of Arrow. “CW Seed has always been considered an incubator,” Pedowitz added. “Megalyn E.K. will play the role in episode 15 or 16. It’s a great story to tell.” Pedowitz additionally revealed that Vixen has been renewed for a second season.

Pedowitz also announced that Kevin Smith himself will direct an episode of The Flash in May. Click through for additional updates on the Archie and Friday the 13th series, plus Pedowitz’s comments on the possibility of a female-led standalone superhero series on The CW. Read More »