justice league dark casting rumors

The mere fact that a Suicide Squad movie is coming out next year is proof that Warner Bros. isn’t afraid to dip its toe into the weirder corners of the DC comic book world. And that’s great news because the weirder corners of the DC universe are where the best characters tend to hang out. Forget about Batman and Superman and their dawn of justice – let’s see the dark and magical likes of John Constantine and Deadman and Swamp Thing and Zantana team up on the big screen.

While we’re bummed that Justice League Dark will no longer be a Guillermo del Toro joint, we’re excited that it’s still in the works and is still utilizing many of the characters and concepts from del Toro’s screenplay. The film is far enough along in development that the names of certain actors and actresses are starting to come crawling out of the rumor mill. So who’s in contention for Constantine, Swamp Thing, and Madame Xanadu? And who apparently the frontrunner to play villain Anton Arcane? Let’s dive in.

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Jane Got a Gun trailer

If you’ve heard of Jane Got a Gun at all, it was probably in the context of the film’s many, many behind-the-scenes troubles. Original director Lynne Ramsay dropped out at the last second, which in turn set off a bunch of casting shakeups. The project then rallied under new director in Gavin O’Connor and finished shooting in 2013, only to get shelved due to Relativity’s financial troubles.

But it’s finally coming to theaters in France next month, and so the first Jane Got a Gun trailer has revealed itself for our judgment. Natalie Portman produced and stars as the titular Jane, whose husband (Noah Emmerich) turns up half-dead after a run-in with an outlaw gang (led by Ewan McGregor). In desperation, she turns to an old flame (Joel Edgerton) for help protecting her farm and her family. Watch the Jane Got a Gun trailer after the jump.  Read More »

Trainspotting Sequel Title

Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionare) is currently on the press tour for his upcoming bio film, Steve Jobs. Whenever the filmmaker is promoting a new movie, there are two projects he’s always going to be asked about — 28 Months Later and the Trainspotting 2. Both films have been kicking around for a long time now. Now Boyle has mentioned the possible Transpotting sequel title. We might actually see this sequel, once again starring Ewan McGregor as a heroin addict, sooner than we expected.

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Trainspotting 2

Director Danny Boyle‘s latest film, the biopic Steve Jobs starring Michael Fassbender, is getting plenty of early praise after its debut at the Telluride Film Festival this past weekend. And with the film mostly in the can (Telluride hosted a “work-in-progress” screening) and moving towards some potential awards season love, Boyle is already thinking about his next film, and it’s one fans have been wanting for awhile.

Boyle is hoping that he can finally make Trainspotting 2 his next film, but there are certain elements that are out of his hands which may make that a little difficult. Find out more about the long-gestating sequel below! Read More »

Doll and Em season two trailer

Though there may not be as much pomp and circumstance about HBO’s comedy series Doll & Em as there is surrounding Game of Thrones or the cable network’s other comedy series like Silicon Valley and Veep, the show starring Emily Mortimer (The Newsroom) and Dolly Wells (Some Girls) has enough of a following and acclaim for a second season coming in September.

The first trailer for season two of Doll & Em has just arrived, showing off what’s in store for Mortimer and Wells as fictional versions of themselves. This season they’re writing and hoping to produce a play, and they’ve even got Olivia Wilde and Evan Rachel Wood, also playing themselves, on board to star.

Watch the Doll and Em season 2 trailer below! Read More »

Journey To Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Shattered Empire variant cover by Francesco Francavilla, for Third Eye Comics.

In today’s edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Ewan McGregor responds to rumors that he will be reprising his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a new Star Wars Anthology film. His answer may surprise you a bit.
  • Is a new Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic video game being worked on for 2016 release?
  • See two more variant cover images for the Journey To Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Shattered Empire comic book series which will help fill in the thirty year gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens
  • One of the Force Friday releases is teased in a magazine ad: Star Wars: The Force Awakens Monopoly.
  • See Boba Fett on the cover of the X-Box Official Magazine to promote Star Wars Battlefront.
  • And find out if the Star Wars: The Force Awakens sets are still standing in Abu Dubai.

All that and more.

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The debate over Kylo Ren’s crossguard lightsaber in Star Wars: The Force Awakens rages on. The latest to weigh in with his opinion is none other than Obi-Wan Kenobi himself, Ewan McGregor — who says a real Jedi or Sith wouldn’t need a crossguard. Read the Ewan McGregor crossguard lightsaber comments after the jump.  Read More »

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It’s raining Star Wars rumors this week and we’re not talking small ones either. Fresh off the huge rumor about the second Anthology film centering on Han Solo and Boba Fett’s past, another rumor has surfaced. This one not only purposes the focus of a new Star Wars movie, but in fact a whole new trilogy.

According to the rumor, Disney and Lucasfilm have been talking to Ewan McGregor about returning to the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi not just for one film, for three. Which we’ve heard before but now may be more focused. Read more about the Ewan McGregor Star Wars rumor below. Read More »


Bill Condon‘s Beauty and the Beast has found its Lumière. Ewan McGregor is in talks to play the amorous candlestick, who used to be a regular old human servant before the Beast mouthed off to some witch who cursed his entire household. More on the Beauty and the Beast Ewan McGregor casting after the jump.  Read More »