The Walking Dead spinoff is shuffling ahead with two new cast members and a new title. Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam Carey have just boarded the AMC pilot, which is now going by the name Cobalt.

Co-created by The Walking Dead graphic novel writer Robert Kirkman and Sons of Anarchy writer Dave Erickson, the new series explores “what is going on in the zombie apocalypse in other parts of the world.” Adam Davidson is directing the pilot. More details on the new Walking Dead spinoff casting, including character details, after the jump.

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Spider-Man Screen Tests Under Review at Sony


This is a pretty small update to the story about the casting of Sony’s upcoming Spider-Man, to be directed in 3D by Marc Webb. We’ve had one major leaked actor shortlist, which was later augmented with a couple more names. And despite rumors that Sony liked any given actor over the others, the casting process is ongoing.

A new report says that Sony has shot screen tests with most of the names on the list, and is still working with Webb to choose a lead so that the rest of the film can be cast around him. Read More »


X-Men: First Class is slowly casting up. James McAvoy is on board as the young Charles Xavier, and there’s the word that director Matthew Vaughn‘s Kick-Ass star Aaron Johnson is going to play a role. Spider-Man shortlist actor Frank Dillane may also be up for a role.

Now there’s a report that Vaughn and Fox have a Magneto in mind: Michael Fassbender of Inglourious Basterds and Hunger. (And of quite a few upcoming films, too.) In addition, we’ve got some news on locations that are being sought in Michigan, which may give you some idea of what to expect from the film. Read More »


Since Sony announced a reboot of the Spider-Man franchise, the big question has been: who will play Peter Parker and Spider-Man? Quite a few names have come up, but Sony has denied almost all, and evaded the issue as much as possible. Now a new shortlist has been uncovered, and it features a couple expected names, and a few surprising ones. Read More »