new spider-man actor

Minutes ago, we published our list of 15 actors who should play the new Spider-Man. It’s not an easy list to make because few know exactly how old Sony wants the character to be or whether or not he’ll be Peter Parker.

Well, scratch that. We do sort of know. Various news stories have come out saying Sony wants Spider-Man to be in high school, which pretty much crosses off any actor over 25. Now, another report says the first two names to emerge as contenders are names we mentioned on our list: Dylan O’Brien and Logan Lerman, both 23 and white. That pretty much cements the fact it’ll be Peter Parker.

Below, read more about the new Spider-Man actors, as well as news that Andrew Garfield may have been contacted about possible continuing the role. Read More »

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15 Actors Who Should Play the New Spider-Man

New Spider-Man Casting Wishlist

As you’ve no doubt heard by now, Spider-Man is coming to the MCU. But the powers that be aren’t simply merging Sony’s existing Spider-Man franchise with the Marvel movies — no, this is going to be a whole new Spider-Man, which means the webslinging role is up for grabs again.

Marvel and Sony have yet to reveal whom they want to put on the Spidey mask, but while they mull it over we’ve got some ideas for them. After the jump, run down our new Spider-Man casting wishlist.  Read More »

Fox’s ‘Gotham’ Teases the Joker’s Arrival

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Fox’s Gotham has already introduced us a slew of future Batman villains, including the Penguin, the Riddler, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, Harvey Dent, and the Scarecrow. Now they’re getting ready to bring in the biggest Batman villain of all.

The new promo for next week’s episode, titled “The Blind Fortune Teller,” hints at the arrival of the Joker. Or at least what seems to be the arrival of the Joker — they may yet have a few more tricks up their sleeve. Take a look at the Gotham Joker tease after the jump.  Read More »

Professor X Wolverine

The X-Men universe is growing on the big screen. Deadpool will be out next year. A Gambit movie is in the works, too. The biggest movies to expand that universe, however, will be X-Men Apocalypse on May 27, 2016 and The Wolverine 2 on March 3, 3017. Today, we continue to learn more about the former film as director Bryan Singer offered a cryptic tease about the movie on Instagram.

In a bigger turn of events, Patrick Stewart suggested there are talks of him reprising his role as Professor X for the sequel to James Mangold’s The Wolverine. Read more about Professor X Wolverine news below. Read More »

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Samuel L. Jackson has worked with some major filmmakers in his day, and Tim Burton‘s collaborated with some very big stars. Now their professional paths are about to cross for the very first time.

Jackson is reportedly in talks for Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, based on the novel by Ransom Riggs. He joins Eva Green and Asa Butterfield. More on the Miss Peregrine Samuel L Jackson casting after the jump. Read More »

Party Down

Aspiring actors, disillusioned suburbanites, and little plastic men figure in today’s edition of Sequel Bits. After the jump:

  • The Fight Club comic book sequel launches in May
  • China and France will get to see Taken 3 in 3D
  • Pirates of the Caribbean 5 adds a few more mates
  • Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has a new poster
  • Martin Starr says a Party Down movie is “unlikely”
  • The Lego Movie 2 will introduce Emmet’s sister

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Jennifer Lawrence in Passengers

It’s been a turbulent week for Sony but the studio is moving forward full-speed ahead on the long-awaited realization of Jon Spaihts‘ sci-fi script Passengers. Director Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game, Headhunters) just came on to direct earlier this week, a couple months after Sony grabbed rights to the script following failed development efforts at other companies. And now Jennifer Lawrence is in early talks to play one of the two lead roles, which instantly turns Passengers into a top-tier project — assuming her schedule allows her to sign on.

Update: Just after we published this, another report revealed Chris Pratt as being in early talks for the second lead role, opposite Lawrence.

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Keanu Reeves in John Wick

Nicolas Winding Refn has found some more beautiful people for his horror film about beautiful people. Keanu Reeves has boarded The Neon Demon, along with Christina Hendricks, Jena Malone, and Bella Heathcote.

As previously reported, Elle Fanning leads the cast as “an aspiring model who is caught in a world of beauty and demise,” while Abbey Lee plays a dangerously unstable popular girl. More on the Neon Demon Keanu Reeves casting after the jump.  Read More »

‘Gotham’ Recruits Former ‘Hero’ to Play Villain

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A former superhero is coming to Gotham, only as a villain. Heroes alum Milo Ventimiglia is set to join the DC Comics-based drama as “the Ogre,” a serial killer who targets young women. Because Jim Gordon didn’t have enough problems on his plate already. More on the Heroes Milo Ventimiglia casting after the jump.  Read More »

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