The Punisher Casting

Frank Castle is getting some company. As shooting gets underway in New York, Netflix’s The Punisher has added a few more names to its roster. Ebon Moss-Bachrach (HBO’s Girls) and Amber Rose Revah (Son of God) have joined Jon Bernthal the Marvel spinoff series, while new details have emerged on the character played by Ben Barnes (HBO’s Westworld). In addition, set photos reveal a certain Daredevil character will return for The Punisher.

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Daredevil Season 2

Superheroes who swear to clean up their cities rarely really succeed, probably because if they actually did there’d be no more story to tell. But it sure is fun to watch them try. After putting an end to Wilson Fisk’s reign of terror in season 1, Daredevil will face a possibly even more terrifying adversary in season 2: the Punisher, played by Jon Bernthal.

The new Daredevil season 2 trailer offers a little taste of what Hell’s Kitchen’s newest vigilante has in store for our hero, and it doesn’t look pretty. Despite the fact that they have the same nominal goal — protect Hell’s Kitchen — the Punisher seems to have no use at all for Daredevil, whom he sneeringly dismisses as a “half measure” and a “coward.” And when you get on the Punisher’s bad side, horrible, painful things plan to happen.  Read More »

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We’ve seen the first five episodes of Marvel’s new Netflix television series Daredevil and very much enjoyed it. Instead of giving you a review (heck, you’re going to binge watch it over the weekend, right?) I thought we’d list ten things we were surprised to learn about the Netflix Daredevil TV series.

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new Daredevil photos

Netflix’s first Marvel show, Daredevil, hits the platform on April 10. The 13 episode season marks the start of a huge crossover event that will continue with AKA Jessica Jones, go into Luke Cage, then debut Iron Fist before ending in The Defenders. We may even see a second season of Daredevil in the middle there. It all depends on the success of the first season, but up ’til now, we haven’t see a lot from Daredevil.

We’ve seen stills. We’ve seen a cool teaser trailer. And now more Daredevil photos have come online, which focus less on Matt Murdock, played by Charlie Cox. These focus more on the side characters. Characters like Night Nurse, played by Rosario Dawson, Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll), Foggy Nelson (Elden Henson) and most excitingly, a tease of Wilson Fisk, aka the Kingpin, played by Vincent D’Onofrio.

Below, see the latest Daredevil photos.

Update: There’s also a new “motion poster” featuring Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock. See that below.

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How much did Guardians of the Galaxy make on its first evening? Does James Gunn have deleted scenes held back from the film? Which actors have been added to Gotham and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? When is Lego Batman 3 coming out? Why are superhero movies so devoid of color these days? Which character traits are missing from Guardians of the Galaxy? Did a mega star actor walk around Comic-Con as Spider-Man? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

Deborah Ann Woll Daredevil

Deborah Ann Woll of True Blood has been cast in the Marvel Studios show as Karen Page, the woman who works for lawyer Matt Murdock and eventually has a romantic relationship with him. Matt Murdock is played by Charlie Cox, and Vincent D’Onofrio, Rosario Dawson, Elden Henson and Peter Shinkoda also have regular roles in the 13-episode show that is shooting now in New York. Read More »

You might remember some casting notes about a film called Catch .44. They hit in the summer of 2010, and the names involved in the film are notable, at the very least: Bruce Willis, Forest Whitaker, Malin Akerman, Deborah Ann Woll, Brad Dourif and Shea Wigham. We’ve finally got a look at the film and it is easy to see why we’ve heard almost nothing about this since the first casting was announced: it looks like barely reheated post-Tarantino or Guy Ritchie crime foolishness. Still, check out the trailer below just to hear Whitaker’s accent. Read More »

Entertainment news over the past week has been dominated by one facepalm-worthy Brett Ratner remark after another, finally resulting in his stepping down from his Oscar-producing gig. But there’s no need to worry — everyone’s favorite walking PR blunder is doing just fine, with one ’80s remake in the works and another one about to hit theaters after a long delay.

In the midst of that Howard Stern interview during which he bragged about sleeping with a young Lindsay Lohan, Ratner also revealed his plans to remake the 1982 teen sex comedy The Last American Virgin. Meanwhile, the Ratner-produced Mother’s Day, a remake of the 1980 Troma film, will finally be getting a North American release next year. More after the jump.

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Hailee Steinfeld, Dave Franco, and Deborah Ann Woll have been offered the leads in Rosaline, a retelling of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet that’s told from the perspective of the girl Romeo ditches to be with Juliet. Michael Sucsy is directing from a script by by (500) Days of Summer writers Scott Neustader and Michael H. Weber, which in turn is an adaptation of Rebecca Serle‘s forthcoming debut novel When You Were Mine. The comedy will use modern-day dialogue in a 16th-century Verona setting.

Woll would play the title character, while Franco and Steinfeld could play Romeo and Juliet, respectively. If Steinfeld signs on it’ll be her second time playing the iconic character, as she’s also lined up to play Juliet for Carlo Carlei’s more straightforward adaptation. Much as I like Steinfeld, her casting here strikes me as a bit off since she’s eleven years younger than Woll and Franco — but maybe that’s part of the story? [Showblitz]

After the jump, Anne Hathaway becomes a producer, and Sawyer from Lost explores the world of competitive international breakdancing. Really.

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Last month, Nicole Kidman came in as a replacement for Sofia Vergara on The Paperboy, after Vergara and Tobey Maguire dropped out of the project due to scheduling issues. Now, a new actor has stepped up to fill Maguire’s role: John Cusack. Based on a 1955 novel by Pete Doctor, The Paperboy follows a reporter and his brother as they investigate a murder that put the suspect on death row. Cusack will play the part of the prisoner. Kidman, as previously reported, will be a woman who writes letters to inmates on death row.

The Paperboy marks Lee Daniels‘ follow-up to 2009’s Precious, which was nominated for six Academy Awards. The film will also star Zac Efron; Matthew McConaughey is currently in advanced negotiations. [Variety]

After the jump, Antonio Banderas, Steve Coogan, Elliot Gould, Chris Messina, and Deborah Ann Woll sign up for the Little Miss Sunshine team’s new project.

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