Directors Anthony and Joe Russo are courting some big names for small roles in their superhero sequel, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Last week Robert Redford was announced to be in talks for the film and now it looks like one of the greatest fighters in the world has been cast, too.
Latino Review reports Georges St-Pierre, considered one of the greatest mixed martial artists in the world and the current UFC Welterweight Champion, has been cast as a villain named Batroc the Leaper. Read More »
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One of the most recognizable actors in the world could soon become a part of the Marvel Universe. Robert Redford is in discussions to join the cast of Captain America: The Winter Soldier as a senior S.H.I.E.L.D. official. He’d star along Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson and Scarlett Johansson in the Joe and Anthony Russo directed film out April 4, 2014. Read More »
Eagle-eyed /Film readers likely noticed there were no Superhero Bits today. Blame a last minute, awesome interview oppurtunity. But we couldn’t leave for the weekend without some kind of superhero update and both Marvel Studios and Marvel’s enemy Latino Review were happy to oblige.
On the official side of things, Marvel and Disney released the first official plot synopsis for Thor: The Dark World, which focuses heavily on the Phase Two/post-Avengers nature of the story. On the rumored side of things, Latino Review reports that a few members of the Guardians of the Galaxy will be featured more than others and are having their backstories interweaved into the Marvel Cinematic Universe continuity.
Across the cosmos with Captain America: The Winter Soldier, rumors say Mary Elizabeth Winstead is now at the top of the list for a young female actress and that Game of Thrones‘ Nikolaj Coster Waldau, Lost‘s Josh Holloway and Kevin Durand are all up for additional roles. Read more about all of this after the jump. Read More »
While Iron Man is in North Carolina and Thor is across the pond in London, England, Captain America is sticking with his Avenger roots and filming in Ohio. Captain America: The Winter Soldier, directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, will be filming about 40% of its entirety in and around Cleveland, Ohio. That’s the same place Joss Whedon used to double as New York for most of the final battle in The Avengers, suggesting Cap’s story will stay in New York and keep visual Marvel continuity. Read more after the jump. Read More »
UPDATE: Sebastian Stan is confirmed to return as Bucky in the film.
For Marvel fans, the last few days have been head-spinning. New titles for the Thor and Captain America sequels, the official announcement of Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man test footage, Iron Man 3 details including Ben Kingsley as the Mandarin, the list goes on and on. They’re now adding to the madness as Anthony Mackie is in talks to join Joe and Anthony Russo‘s Captain America: The Winter Solider, possibly playing a superhero named Falcon. Read more after the jump. Read More »
When Dwayne Johnson was a WWE wrestler known as The Rock, one of his catch phrases was “Know your role.” Today, The Rock knows not one, but two roles. He’s confirmed to star in Hercules for director Brett Ratner and will also topline Ciudad, an action thriller based on an upcoming graphic novel by the Russo Brothers. Read much more about both projects below. Read More »
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