Fantastic Beasts Sequel Characters

This past weekend, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them dominated the box office by taking in an estimated $75 million. That’s not as big as the primary Harry Potter franchise installments, but it’s still an impressive opening weekend. But even before the box office numbers were in, we knew there would be Fantastic Beasts sequels, four to be exact.

We have already gotten some details on what to expect from Fantastic Beasts 2, including a bigger role for Johnny Depp as the dark wizard Grindelwald, and an unnamed actor as a young Dumbledore (we have some suggestions of our own on that front). And now we have confirmation that a certain character who is only merely referenced in the first Fantastic Beasts movie will have a prominent role in the developing sequel. We’ll let you know who it is after the jump, because it’s a bit of a spoiler for the first movie. Read More »

Who Should Play Young Albus Dumbledore

Even before Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hit theaters this weekend, we knew that the future of what is now a five-film franchise would have a focus on the villainous plans of Gellert Grindelwald, played by Johnny Depp. This includes his conflict with Albus Dumbledore, who we know eventually stops him in 1945 thanks to the Harry Potter books.

As such, casting is underway to find an actor other than Michael Gambon to play Albus Dumbledore since the character is roughly 60 years younger in the Fantastic Beasts timeline than he is in the Harry Potter franchise. There haven’t been any names mentioned as being in talks for the role yet, so now that audiences are flocking to see Fantastic Beasts this weekend, we thought we’d propose some potential names for who should play young Albus Dumbledore in the future sequels. Find out who made our list after the jump. Read More »

Emilia Clarke

Breaking news. Disney has announced that Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke has been cast in the upcoming untitled Han Solo Star Wars standalone movie. Hit the jump to learn some details about the Emilia Clarke Han Solo casting.

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Warren Beatty rejected roles

Warren Beatty considered playing roles as iconic as Clark Kent, Michael Corleone, and Jack Horner. The actor, writer, producer, and director, for various and understandable reasons, turned these parts down. The list of high-profile movies he’s passed on could probably go on and on, but the actor, who returns with this month’s Rules Don’t Apply, recently discussed why he decided against starring in The GodfatherSuperman, and more.

Below, learn why the actor turned down some now famous roles.

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Brett Gelman in Stranger Things

The cast of Stranger Things has already gained some new members to join everyone who survived the first season of The Duffer Brothers sci-fi horror series on Netflix. Sean Astin and Paul Reiser were recently added to the cast of the second season of the show, and now one more key player will be joining them.

Comedian Brett Gelman will be taking a role in Stranger Things season two, and the character he’s playing couldn’t be more perfect for him. Find out more about casting after the jump. Read More »

vin diesel

For years now, Vin Diesel has been not-so-subtlely teasing that he might have something to do with Marvel’s Inhumans. The actor has said that he wants to play Black Bolt but under a number of conditions. But now that the movie has been demoted to a television series with a two-week IMAX release, does this mean Vin Diesel is no longer interested? His Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn thinks it’s “unlikely.”

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Forest Whitaker Joins Johnny Depp in ‘Labyrinth’

Forest Whitaker Labyrinth casting

This is a fine year for Forest Whitaker. We recently saw him in the fantastic Arrival, not too long ago he signed up for Ryan Coogler‘s Black Panther, and he has Rogue One: A Star Wars Story coming up. The more we see of the actor, producer, and director, the better, so it’s good to hear he’s added another intriguing project to his slate. Whitaker will star in director Brad Furman‘s (The Lincoln LawyerLAbyrinth, a true story about the detective who investigated the murders of Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G.

Below, learn more about the Forest Whitaker Labyrinth casting.

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Steve Carell To Star In ‘Minecraft: The Movie’

Steve Carell

The Office/40 Year Old Virgin star Steve Carell is in talks to join Warner Bros’ upcoming big-screen adaptation of the video game Minecraft. Hit the jump to learn more about the Steve Carell Minecraft casting.
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Matt Damon in Ocean's Eleven

The cast of Ocean’s Eight looks pretty great as it is, with Sandra BullockCate BlanchettHelena Bonham CarterAnne Hathaway, Rihanna, and more all set to star. But it looks like yet another big star could stop in for a visit. Matt Damon, who starred in Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s Eleven trilogy, has let slip that he’ll be shooting a small part in the upcoming spinoff.  Read More »

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Isle of Man Movie - Liam Neeson and Matt Damon

UPDATE: A representative for the film’s producers has reached out to us to say that Matt Damon is not involved in the project. They’re not sure where the source of this story from Honda got this information, but it’s not accurate. No word on whether Liam Neeson is in the movie or not. Our original story follows.

During the Toronto International Film Festival in September, it was reported that Bleed for This director Ben Younger had lined up his next project in the form of Isle of Man, a motorcycle racing drama chronicling the titular dangerous event that takes place on the island of the same name in the Irish Sea between England and Ireland. Now it seems the project has two big names attached to hop on some bikes of their own.

Matt Damon and Liam Neeson are reported to be starring in the racing drama that is slated to start production next summer with shooting taking place on location on the actual island where the race is held each year. Find out more about the Isle of Man movie after the jump. Read More »