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 »


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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 »

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 »