Mark Rylance Through the Looking Glass

A larger-than-life personality like Johnny Depp deserves a larger-than-life movie dad. In Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, a music legend played his father. In Through the Looking Glass, he’s going to get a theater icon.

Mark Rylance has just boarded Disney’s Alice in Wonderland sequel, joining Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter, and Sacha Baron Cohen. James Bobin (The Muppets) is directing. More on Rylance’s role after the jump.

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Roland Emmerich tends to be associated with big, explosive blockbusters, and he’s currently plotting a return to his biggest, most explosive blockbuster of all with two Independence Day sequels. Before he does that, however, he’s going to take a detour into something completely different.

The director’s next feature will be Stonewall, a relatively small drama about the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City. And he’s just found his lead — Jeremy Irvine, star of War Horse and Great Expectations. More details on the project after the jump.

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Matt Damon Martian

The past few months have been kind to Drew Goddard, as he’s been selected to direct Sony’s Sinister Six and run Netflix’s Daredevil series. But all of these new projects mean he doesn’t have room anymore for some of his old ones, and so he’s had to drop Fox’s The Martian from his plans.

Nevertheless, the project is forging ahead without him and might even be closing in on a big bright star. Matt Damon is reportedly circling the sci-fi pic, which is based on the e-book by Andy Weir. More details after the jump.

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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Team Up for ‘The Nest’

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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are famously close friends, and now they’re going to be sisters as well. On the big screen, anyway. The former Weekend Update co-anchors and Golden Globes co-hosts are set to star together in The Nest, a Universal comedy being directed by Pitch Perfect‘s Jason Moore. Get plot details and more after the jump.

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Holly Hunter Batman vs Superman

So far, most of the Batman vs. Superman actors announced are playing very familiar roles. We’ve got Henry Cavill as Superman, of course, plus Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, and Jeremy Irons as Alfred. But last week, a trio of names were added with no indications about which characters they’d be playing.

Today, we finally might have some dirt on one of them. According to a new rumor, Holly Hunter will be a woman who has a history with Batman in the comics. Hit the jump for more details.

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peter mayhew star wars 7 Chewbacca

The second cast member for Star Wars Episode VII has been revealed, and it’s another returning actor/character pair. R2-D2 was first and now The Hollywood Reporter says Peter Mayhew will reprise his role as the iconic wookiee Chewbacca.

J.J. Abrams‘ film, out December 18, 2015, is now filming. Full details on plot and cast are expected in the coming weeks. Read more Peter Mayhew Star Wars 7 news below. Read More »

Ant-Man Matt Gerald

The cast of Edgar Wright‘s Ant-Man comes from all over the world of film and television. But to find the latest addition, Marvel didn’t even have to look outside the existing Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Matt Gerald, who appeared as White Power Dave in the Marvel One-Shot All Hail the King, has reportedly boarded Ant-Man in a villainous role. Gerald joins a colorful cast that also includes Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Michael Peña, Evangeline Lilly, Patrick Wilson, and Corey Stoll. More details after the jump.

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Point Break Ray Winstone

Compared to the world-ending waves in Noah, we can’t imagine 50-year storms seem all that impressive. Nevertheless, Ray Winstone has boarded the Point Break remake in the role of Johnny Utah’s older partner, played in Kathryn Bigelow‘s 1991 original by Gary Busey.

Winstone joins Luke Bracey and Gerard Butler in the actioner, which is being directed by Ericson Core. Read more about the reboot, including producer Broderick Johnson‘s comments on what has and hasn’t changed in the new version, after the jump.

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