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When Ian McShane joined the case of Game of Thrones season six, honorary citizens of Westeros from every kingdom of the internet put their heads together and tried to figure out who he could be playing. As a grizzled, older British actor who makes delivering lengthy monologues look effortless, he could be literally anybody on the show.

We know that his character will only appear in one episode, but we also know that he’s important enough to demand an actor of McShane’s caliber. Now, the Deadwood veteran has made some vague statements about his role that essentially give away who he’s playing… if you know how to looks between the words.

Read on for the latest Ian McShane Game of Thrones character news. And yes, some book spoilers and theorizing lurk below, but we’ll warn you well in advance. Proceed with caution, for the internet is dark and full of terrors.

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John Wick would have been an excellent action film if it took place in a world that was recognizable as our own, but it achieved instant classic status by taking a left turn into The Continental. Once Keanu Reeves‘ retired hitman decided that yeah, he was back, he dug up his weird assassins-only currency and checked into a room at that fancy hotel, an establishment that caters exclusively to professional murderers. Overseen by Ian McShane‘s mysterious Winston, The Continental houses all the resources a working hitman needs and operates with a strict “no violence on the premises” rule that sees violators punished with death. The film’s landscape of killers is just as complex and rich as a fantasy or science fiction and it practically begs to be explored further.

Now, it has been officially revealed that McShane is returning for John Wick 2, which means that The Continental is returning, which means that Chad Stahelski‘s sequel will once again take us into the borderline-fantastical world of the first film. This is excellent news.

What we know about the latest return to the John Wick 2 cast can be found after the jump.

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Ian McShane Joining Game of Thrones

Having starred in the western series Deadwood, Ian McShane is no stranger to stirring up trouble on HBO. And now he’ll return to the cable network, this time for their insanely popular fantasy series Game of Thrones.

The actor who taught Nick Frost how to dance in Cuban Fury, fought Andy Samberg in Hot Rod and gave Captain Jack Sparrow some grief in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is heading to the sixth season of Game of Thrones, currently in production overseas in Ireland. Find out more about Ian McShane joining Game of Thrones after the jump! Read More »

‘The Huntsman’ Will Only Have Two Dwarves

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Snow White (Kristen Stewart) will be sitting out Universal’s The Huntsman, and now it looks like most of her dwarf friends will be, too. Only two of the seven dwarves are expected to appear, according to a new report.

Still set to return are the evil queen (Charlize Theron), and of course the Huntsman himself (Chris Hemsworth). Cedric Nicolas-Troyan is directing. Find out who the Huntsman dwarves might be after the jump.  Read More »

John Wick trailer

Between this weekend’s The Drop and next month’s John Wick, handsome action stars snuggling adorable puppies could just be the next big movie trend. And just for the record, I would be totally okay with that.

Keanu Reeves leads John Wick as the title character, whose greatest joys in life are his sweet ride and his even sweeter dog. One day, some mean idiots led by Alfie Allen decide to take away his things. That turns out to be a huge mistake, because John Wick is actually a retired hitman who knows exactly how to go about getting his revenge. The first John Wick trailer has just hit the web, and you can watch it after the jump.

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Sacha Baron Cohen‘s next comedy is casting up. Ian McShane, Gabourey Sidibe, David Harewood, and Johnny Vegas have just joined the cast of Grimsby, a spy spoof being directed by Louis Leterrier. Mark Strong was previously cast as one of the leads. Hit the jump for more details on the project.

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Hercules trailer

January’s The Legend of Hercules failed to impress much of anyone when it opened this January. Fortunately for fans of the Greek hero, he gets a second opportunity to make an impression with this summer’s Hercules, directed by Brett Ratner.

Dwayne Johnson plays the title character, here a damaged soul haunted by an incident in his past. He’s called upon to save the world from mythological creatures, or something. The important thing is that the plot gives Johnson plenty of opportunities to wear next to nothing and flex his fearsome muscles. Watch the new full-length Hercules trailer after the jump.

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Dwayne Johnson has just pulled together a brand new “sand and sandal” gang. Ian McShane (Deadwood), Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare in Love), Rufus Sewell (Dark City), John Hurt (Harry Potter) and Rebecca Ferguson are set to join the action superstar in Hercules, directed by Brett Ratner. It’s scheduled for a July 25, 2014 release. Read More »

In Jack the Giant Slayer, Bryan Singer engages in the time-honored tradition of taking a classic fairy tale and reshaping it to fit the times. Current trends being what they are, that means turning the film gritty and (relatively) realistic, with plenty of Lord of the Rings-style action.

Screenwriters David Dobkin and Darren Lemke take the basic touchstones of Jack and the Giant Beanstalk — the poor farm boy, the magic beans, the scary giants — but introduce several brand-new elements to the story. In this version, Jack (Nicholas Hoult) heads upward to rescue a beautiful princess (Eleanor Tomlinson) and stop her evil betrothed (Stanley Tucci) from taking over the kingdom. It’s a version of Jack that’s never been told in all the centuries that the character has been around. So why does it all feel so tiresomely familiar?

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