What did Andrew Garfield learn from studying spiders to play the lead of The Amazing Spider-Man? What’s the deal with Catwoman’s goggles in The Dark Knight Rises and what parts of that movie is filming now? Is Henry Cavill watching Superman movies while filming Man of Steel and what does he look like as Clark Kent? Curious about the first set footage from R.I.P.D.? When does Captain America: The First Avenger come out on Blu-ray and what are the extras? Read about all this, The Avengers, and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

Director Robert Schwentke is filling in the rest of his cast for the soon-to-lens R.I.P.D., an adaptation of the Dark Horse comic series about a recently murdered man (Ryan Reynolds) who is recruited by the Rest In Piece Department, a group dead detectives who police the after life. He teams up with a grizzled old veteran, played by Jeff Bridges, to find out who murdered him and will go up against a character played by Kevin Bacon. The new additions include Mike O’Malley, currently seen on Fox’s Glee, who’ll be playing a ghost, and Sports Illustrated model Marisa Miller, who’ll play the human avatar of Jeff Bridges’ character. So Miller’s first big screen appearance will be playing Jeff Bridges. Not bad. Read more after the break. Read More »

Little known fact: casting never stops in Hollywood because movies constantly need actors. See? You learn something new everyday. Here’s one such update with five films that have all made major additions to their cast. After the jump read much more about:

  • Weeds star Mary Louise Parker joining the comic book adaptation R.I.P.D.
  • Anna Paquin, Ryan Phillippe and Luke Wilson all getting Straight A’s
  • Danny Trejo and M.C. Gainey heading to Haunted High
  • Abigail Breslin killing her mom as a Class Project
  • Michael Fassbender being offered the lead in Prisoners

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Here’s a lovers and spouses collection of casting news, leading off with a nice change of pace report of an actor being cast as the ‘love interest’ for a major actress, rather than the other way around. After the break you’ll find:

  • Matt Dillon will woo Anette Bening in Imogene,
  • The Killing actress Mireille Enos joins Gangster Squad,
  • Stephanie Szostak cozies up to Ryan Reynolds in RIPD,
  • and some of the Jersey Shore knuckleheads appear with famous fictional whackos The Three Stooges.

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Kevin Bacon Is The Heavy In ‘R.I.P.D’

Kevin Bacon was aces as Sebastian Shaw in Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men First Class and now he’s moving to another comic book series to raise a little hell. Variety reports that he’s in final negotiations to star opposite Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges in R.I.P.D., Red director Robert Schwentke‘s 2013 adaptation of the Dark Horse comic about dead detectives. Read More »

What will The Avengers presence at San Diego Comic Con be? Would you like to read a plot synopsis of Man of Steel? See some set photos? Curious to which part of Chris Evans‘ body Hayley Atwell loved to grab on the Captain America: The First Avenger set? Want to know if the script for R.I.P.D. is any good? And how would you like to see a bunch of scantily clad girls inspired by Marvel? All that and more are in today’s Superhero Bits! Read More »

Briefly: The sixth movie in the Fast & Furious franchise isn’t much more than an early script draft right now, but it already has a release date. Universal has just claimed May 24 2013, aka Memorial Day ’13, like Marvin the Martian spiking a flag into a planetoid, crying out “I claim this date in the name of cars!” (Shoot me now. I demand that you shoot me now!) Justin Lin is likely to direct, making this his fourth film in the series, and we know that it will carry forward the Ocean’s 11 vibe that was introduced in the most recent episode. Chris Morgan, who penned the last three films, is writing this one, too.

Fast & Furious 6 isn’t a very elegant title, though. Too bad The Fast and the Furry-ous is already taken. (Universal also dated R.I.P.D., with Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges, for June 28, 2013.) [Deadline]

How can you be a part of Zack Snyder‘s new Superman movie Man of Steel? What’s the best motion comic book of all time? Why did Ryan Reynolds have to encounter something big and green that wasn’t wearing a ring on the set of Green Lantern? Want to see an alternative costume from Captain America: The First Avenger? And what is Chris Evans like if you’re a flirty, cute, magazine reporter? Find out all of these things and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

Total Recall isn’t the only big time genre movie that’s locking down its cast and getting read to call “Action.” Reports are coming in that World War Z, the long gestating zombie apocalypse movie, based on the Max Brooks best-seller, directed by Marc Forster and starring Brad Pitt, will start shooting in June. Also R.I.P.D., Red director Robert Schwentke‘s adaptation of the Dark Horse comic about dead detectives starring Ryan Reynolds, is aiming for a September start date with Jeff Bridges now officially a member of the cast. Read more about both films after the jump. Read More »

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Jeff Bridges in Talks For ‘R.I.P.D.’

RED director Robert Schwentke is still prepping R.I.P.D., the film that will feature Ryan Reynolds as an undead police officer, based on Peter Lenkov’s comic of the same name. There was a point where Zach Galifianakis was possibly going to feature as the other major cop character, but scheduling uncertainty led to him bailing on the project.

Now R.I.P.D. is potentially going to appeal to a slightly different audience, as Jeff Bridges is in talks to play that role, “a gunslinger who has been dead for hundreds of years,” instead. Read More »