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 »

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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 »

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 »

Furious 8 Jordana Brewster

Jordana Brewster was on a Television Critics Association panel for the second season of Secrets and Lies on ABC, in which she will play a murdered wife seen in flashbacks. After the panel, Brewster spoke with reporters about the status of Furious 8. Since Paul Walker’s death necessitated retiring his character Brian O’Conner, it’s been unclear whether Brewster’s character Mia Toretto would have to be retired as well. Brewster spoke with us about the possibility of her return. Read More »

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Bel Powley in Star Wars Episode 8

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is already the #1 highest grossing film on the domestic box office charts. And with a release in China this weekend, Disney and Lucasfilm are certainly hoping it has the legs to take the top spot on the international box office charts as well. In the meantime, fans are already eagerly anticipating Star Wars: Episode VIII, to continue the story that began in The Force Awakens. Little is known about the film as of now, but a new rumor has named another potential star for the sequel.

While we previously heard that Beyond the Lights and Jupiter Ascending star Gugu Mbatha-Raw had landed a pivotal role in Episode 8, a new rumor pegs Bel Powley, the breakout star of the Sundance selected Diary of a Teenage Girl, as being in the running for the same role. Read More »

Christina Hendricks in Drive

Women with Santa fetishes probably aren’t that common in real life (I’m assuming; I do not have any hard data to back this up), but apparently there’s no shortage of them in the Bad Santa universe. After wooing bartender Sue (Lauren Graham) in the original Bad Santa, Billy Bob Thornton‘s Willie Soke will find himself romancing a new woman in the upcoming sequel, to be played by Mad Men star Christina Hendricks. Learn more about Hendricks’ new Bad Santa character after the jump.  Read More »

Ben Mendelsohn in Slow West

We have no reason to believe Ben Mendelsohn is anything but lovely in real life, but “menacing” is definitely his default mode in the movies. And Steven Spielberg will not be the one to change that. Spielberg is reportedly eyeing Mendelsohn for his ’80s nostalgia-fest Ready Player One, in which Mendelsohn would play (of course) the villain. If a deal closes, he’ll be the second actor cast after Olivia Cooke, who plays the female lead. More about the Ready Player One Ben Mendelsohn casting after the jump.  Read More »