Who did Joel Schumacher want to play the Scarecrow in the canned fifth Batman film, Batman Triumphant? Why are Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen dressed at Batman and Catwoman? Which actor was in the running to play Rorschach in Watchmen? Will Gambit be appearing in The Wolverine or any other upcoming X-Men movies? Has someone purchased the rights to Mark Millar‘s latest comic book creation, Superior? Where is The Dark Knight Rises shooting this week? Read about all of this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Rob Zombie is moving forward on The Lords of Salem, his upcoming horror film that involves witchcraft and terror in Salem, MA. He’s announced the first bit of casting: Meg Foster will play “Margaret Morgan, the leader of a secret coven of witches in Salem.” Fans of John Carpenter’s They Live will recognize Foster immediately; nice to see Zombie continuing his practice of hiring actors from some of his favorite films. The writer/director also provided the image above. [Facebook]

After the break, True Blood‘s Lindsay Pulsipher gets one of the controversial lead roles in The Story of Bonnie and Clyde, and R.I.P.D. gets a new actor. Read More »


Want to see a massive, kick ass infographic breaking down the use of color in comic books? What did Joseph Gordon-Levitt say to the question “Are You Robin” in The Dark Knight Rises? When does Hugh Jackman say The Wolverine will start shooting? Which character did we not see in yesterday’s spoiler-filled Dark Knight Rises video? Will The Avengers have a presence at New York Comic Con? And what’s the latest awesomeness in regards to Batman: Arkham City? Read about all of this and much more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

Would Christina Hendricks play Wonder Woman? Want to see the trailer for the next season of Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes? Does Joseph Gordon-Levitt think you should look at Dark Knight Rises spoilers? What do Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges look like in R.I.P.D.? Does Clark Kent look any different in Man of Steel? What kind of car does Bane drive in The Dark Knight Rises? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

Want to see Ryan Reynolds and Kevin Bacon on the set of R.I.P.D.? How excited is Nestor Carbonell for Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises? What did Rhys Ifans have to wear to become the Lizard on the set of The Amazing Spider-Man? How will Stellan Skarsgard‘s performance change from Thor to The Avengers? And is it a bird or a plane on the set of Man of Steel? Read about all of this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

This is kind of a catch-all casting break, as it goes all over the map. I’d love to tie the four stories that follow to a theme beyond ‘these people are all in new movies,’ but if that theme exists, I’m afraid it escapes me now. So, after the break you’ll find:

  • Sienna Guillory appears to be confirmed to return as Jill Valentine in the fifth Resident Evil film,
  • comedian Gabriel Iglesias will spin records (or CDs, more likely) in Soderbergh’s Magic Mike,
  • Olivia Wilde takes what formerly belonged to Jennifer Garner,
  • and James Hong will play Ryan Reynolds, sort of, in R.I.P.D.

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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 »

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