Martin Freeman joins Civil War

In this edition of Casting Bits:

  • Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago) joins a Facebook Watch show
  • Martin Freeman (Black Panther) will star in an espionage thriller
  • Ralph Fiennes (Harry Potter) boards a new drama
  • Eiza González (Baby Driver) signs on for the Kung Fury movie
  • And many more!

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Cargo trailer

Martin Freeman had a quick cameo in Edgar Wright’s Shaun of the Dead, but now he’s headlining his very own zombie movie. We’ve been writing about the Australian film Cargo for years, and this new trailer tells us when we’ll finally get to see Freeman brave a zombie apocalypse in an attempt to save his character’s infant daughter. Read More »

Black Panther clip

Another day, another exciting Black Panther clip. At this point, it’s almost like Marvel is teasing us. We get it: this movie looks amazing. Just release it now, we’re tired of waiting and need this movie in our lives. In this new Black Panther clip, Danai Gurira and Lupita Nyong’o engage in some banter while taking part in a car chase. Did I mention it looks great?

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Martin Freeman - Black Panther

Black Panther is a Marvel superhero movie set in an African nation and starring mostly African characters, so that makes Martin Freeman‘s Everett Ross one of the few white characters in the story. Originally introduced in Captain America: Civil War, the icy CIA operative has far more to do in Black Panther…and it’s not initially clear if he’s friend or foe to the people of Wakanda.

In our final interview from last year’s visit to the set of Marvel’s new movie, Freeman talks about what made this set different, playing a morally ambiguous character, and reuniting with Andy Serkis, who he co-starred with in The Hobbit.

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Black Panther junket

Yesterday, I had the chance to attend Marvel Studios’ Black Panther junket in Beverly Hills. We’ve already featured one article from one of the interviews I conducted while I was there, and more are on the way, but in the meantime, I wanted to share some of the highlights from the press conference that featured all of the key cast members, producer Kevin Feige, and writer/director Ryan Coogler.

Traditionally, press conferences like these can feel pretty by-the-numbers. The questions from the assembled reporters tend to be boring things like “If you could play any other Marvel superhero, who would it be?” But this one was notable for the way Coogler and his cast spoke about the female perspective and impact on this film, and I thought what they said was worth sharing.
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black panther clip

Black Panther may be coming for Captain America: The Winter Soldier‘s crown as the Marvel movie with the most thrilling fight sequences.

The newest Marvel Studios movie screened early to rave reviews on Monday night, and Disney is doubling down on the hype by releasing a full one-minute clip of T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) and his team negotiating a fraught deal with Klaw (Andy Serkis). But things go wrong and it leads to one of the most kinetic, thrilling fight sequences we’ve seen in a Marvel movie yet.

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new black panther tv spot

We’re getting closer and closer to the release of Black Panther, and every new bit of footage revealed makes the film look even more amazing. Case in point: this new TV spot, which shows off even more new footage, blasts some Kendrick Lamar music, and ensures you’ll be buying a ticket for opening night.

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‘Black Panther’ Clip: The Chase is On!

Black Panther clip

Chadwick Boseman stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and he brought with him one killer Black Panther clip. The exciting film clip shows off a visually stunning chase sequence from the upcoming Marvel movie. Watch the Black Panther clip below.

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ghost stories trailer

Martin Freeman and mysteries seem to go hand-in-hand, but instead of playing a modern-day Sherlock Holmes’ trusty sidekick, the British actor finds himself on the other side of a case.

Freeman plays one of three “ghost stories” being investigated by a skeptical professor (Andy Nyman) in Ghost Stories, a British horror film based on Nyman and Jeremy Dyson’s stage play of the same name. You can watch the new trailer below.

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Black Panther Characters - Michael B. Jordan

The arrival of Black Panther is less than a month and a half away, and next week we’ll get one more look at what Marvel Studios has in store for the king of Wakanda when the final trailer debuts on January 8. Until then, we have some new details about the various characters filling out this new superhero movie.

A new batch of Black Panther character bios has surfaced online, and while they don’t reveal anything new about T’Challa, we do find out some extra information about the supporting characters around him when he returns to Wakanda after the death of his father T’Chaka in Captain America: Civil War. Read More »