Bryan Singer once again has the unenviable task of casting two of Marvel’s most iconic X-Men. Back in 2000, the director brought in Famke Janssen and James Marsden to play Jean Grey and Cyclops, rolls that extended through and including this year’s X-Men: Days of Future Past. But now that the series is continuing on with the X-Men: First Class versions of the characters in X-Men Apocalypse, he has to cast those two crucial roles again.
One report says three actors and three actresses are on Singer’s short list for each role. Among them? Chloe Moretz, Elle Fanning and Hailee Steinfeld. Read more about the X-Men Apocalypse Cyclops and Jean Grey casting below. Read More »
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We’ve just run down a whopping thirty potential film-to-TV series developments that are in the works right now, and those sit alongside the many comic book to TV properties that are in development. Now, that list is already outdated. One of the most recent announcements is that the excellent Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell comic book series From Hell, which thoroughly explored the story of Jack the Ripper, will be adapted to television. The comics were previously mined for a pretty but compromised film adaptation directed by Albert and Allen Hughes, released in 2001, with Johnny Depp in the lead role. This From Hell TV series will hopefully be quite different.
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What award did Chadwick Boseman present to the Guardians of the Galaxy team? Want to see an extended dance-off from the film? How did Benedict Cumberbatch react to being asked about Doctor Strange? Would Chris Pratt play Star-Lord on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D? Who are the main villains in Captain America: Civil War? Was there a relation between Marvel canceling the Fantastic Four comic and the upcoming Fox movie? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Monday, November 17th, 2014 by Angie Han
Marvel announced last week that Inglourious Basterds star Daniel Brühl would be joining Captain America: Civil War. That in itself is big news, because Brühl is a great actor and we’re always happy to see him. But what really got fans buzzing was Marvel’s decision not to offer any hints whatsoever abut his role. That opened the door to a whole lot of guesses, some more out there than others, and we got to wondering whether Marvel might be keeping his character a secret for a reason.
Officially, the studio has said only that Brühl would appear in Captain America: Civil War and that they’re excited about his “ability to deliver intense, nuanced performances.” However, the trades soon reported that Brühl would be playing a villain (though maybe not the main villain), and that he could return in Doctor Strange as the big bad for that film. So who is Daniel Bruhl playing in Captain America: Civil War, really? Hit the jump for our best guesses.
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Three of The Avengers are Disneyland regulars. Captain America and Thor not only appear in the theme park, they (along with Iron Man) have their own sections inside the Innoventions building at Tomorrowland in Anaheim, CA. However, two of their friends are now coming to the park: Black Widow and Hawkeye. Disney has cast two actors who look remarkably like Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner but have a much smaller salary. Check out what Black Widow and Hawkeye look like at Disneyland. Read More »
UPDATE: This original story ran on October 13. Now Deadline has heard the same thing, making it even more likely. Original story follows with minor updates.
The massive news that Robert Downey Jr. will play Tony Stark in Captain America: Civil War answered a bunch of burning questions about the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It gave us our overall storyline for Phase 3: Civil War. It tells us when Marvel will bring Iron Man back again: not Iron Man 4, but in Cap 3. And it tells us the directors of Captain America 3, Joe and Anthony Russo, are very well liked and trusted at Marvel Studios.
Which is why, along with the Downey Jr. news, rumors began to swirl that the Russo Brothers are in line to direct Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and maybe even Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 if Joss Whedon decides not to return. Below, read more about the Avengers 3 director news and how Phase 3 and 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are shaping up, Read More »
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Captain America: Civil War already has a pretty impressive cast: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Chadwick Boseman and now another name has been added. Joe and Anthony Russo have cast Daniel Brühl, the star of Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds and Ron Howard’s Rush, in a mystery role. (Early reports say he’s a villain.) And interestingly, one report says he could end up being the main bad guy in Doctor Strange, which could considerably narrow down options for his role. Read more about the Daniel Brühl Captain America 3 casting below. Read More »