‘The Crow’ Sets Jack Huston as Lead

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It’s been a tumultuous several years for The Crow remake, but now, at long last, it may be getting back on track. Jack Huston has just closed his deal to play Eric Draven, a few months after previous star Luke Evans dropped out.

And since every Eric needs his Shelly, Jessica Brown Findlay is reportedly being considered to play Eric’s lady love. Corin Hardy is still attached to direct. More about The Crow Jack Huston casting after the jump.  Read More »

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Spider-Man auditions

Currently there are two big debates going on among Spider-Man movie fans. First: will the character in the third reboot be Peter Parker or Miles Morales? Second, how old will the actor be? The answer to that second question has been widely reported as “younger than previous versions” and now a report of a secret audition seems to confirm that. Along the way, it likely answers the first question, too.

Mateus Ward, a 16-year-old currently seen on the TNT show Murder in the First, reportedly did an audition for the role of Spider-Man. Read more about the Spider-Man auditions below. Read More »

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Jennifer Lawrence will be down one major franchise after The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 opens later this year, and now it seems she’ll be down another after next year. The actress confirmed that 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse will be her last turn as shapeshifting mutant Mystique.

Read the Jennifer Lawrence X-Men comments after the jump.  Read More »

Avengers Infinity War directors

Big news coming out of Marvel Studios. Badass Digest reports that Anthony and Joe Russo have just closed their deal to direct Avengers: Infinity War Parts 1 and 2. They’re about to go into production on Captain America: Civil War and will do back to back Avengers films after that. The latter set of films are scheduled for release in May 2018 and May 2019, as the handy image above show.

But where does that leave Spider-Man and Ghostbusters, two properties the Russos have also been mentioned for? We’ll discuss those, and the Avengers Infinity War directors below. Read More »

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Want to see a few new shots in an Avengers: Age of Ultron TV spot? What could be the overall arc of Marvel Studio’s Phase Three? Who is playing the latest Inhuman on Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D? How is Daredevil changing his outfit in the comics? Would Kenneth Branagh come back to direct Thor: Ragnarok? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

Captain America Civil War Synopsis

The first synopsis is out for Marvel’s upcoming film Captain America: Civil War, which begins shooting on April 1 in Atlanta. The info won’t tell comics fans anything they don’t already know, but for those new to the story the Civil War synopsis will offer some indication of what’s to come.

(Note: this was mentioned in Superhero Bits yesterday, but we figured it might be of interest to those who don’t read that column.) Read More »

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Even if you don’t read comic books you probably know comic creator Mark Millar from his many film adaptations such as Wanted, Kick-Ass and most recently Kingsman: The Secret Service. It seems like almost every Millar comic book gets optioned for the big screen these days, the last being Starlight, which has Star Wars spinoff screenwriter Gary Whitta work writing.

That a new Millar book would be immediately optioned is so obvious that the latest Millar comic Chrononauts, which was released just this week, featured a letter in the “letters to the editors” pages speculating about the possible feature film adaptation. And days later we learn a movie is indeed in the works at Universal. More details on the Chrononauts movie adaptation after the jump.

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Mark it on your calendar, Deadpool fans. March 19, 2015 is the day we saw the first images from the set of a Deadpool movie. Stars Ryan Reynolds and Morena Baccarin both tweeted out images of their set chairs with a makeshift, paint-splattered logo marking the start of production.

It’s been a long road for the film, which was first announced in 2009 and sat in development hell until the test footage shot for the then head of 20th Century Fox leaked online. Fox then saw the fan desire for the film and put it on the fast track.

Deadpool will be released February 12, 2016 and below you can see the Deadpool movie filming images. Read More »

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Does Joss Whedon tease mystery superheroes appearing in Avengers: Age of Ultron? Want to see Edward James Olmos in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D? Has a plot synopsis for Captain America: Civil War leaked? Is David Tennant enjoying his A.K.A Jessica Jones scripts? How would Max Landis have opened The Amazing Spider-Man 2? Will Sophie Turner be different as Jean Grey in X-Men Apocalpyse? Which Watchmen star could be in Suicide Squad? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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