February 20th, 2015, 01:23 AM
Morena Baccarin Set For Deadpool
Earlier this month, word arrived that 20th Century Fox was testing a varied group of actresses to play the female lead in Deadpool alongside Ryan Reynolds. When Gina Carano was cast a couple of days ago, we thought she might have leapfrogged the list. Not so! She’s definitely on board, but Morena Baccarin has won the coveted lead role.
Baccarin, a Firefly veteran who has carved out a healthy career in the likes of Homeland, V and, more recently, Gotham and The Flash, has scored the plumb part of a woman who meets and falls for our scarred hero, though hopefully there’s more to her than just the basic character description.
Tim Miller is gearing up to start shooting the film in March, unleashing the full comic fury of the merc with a mouth on the world. Alongside Carano and Baccarin, T.J. Miller will be added comic relief and Ed Skrein's playing a villain, with several characters still to be cast. Including a new actor to play X-Men character Colossus, since Daniel Cudmore announced he wouldn’t be returning. As for Baccarin, she’ll next be seen in Paul Feig’s latest comedy, Spy, which lands here on June 5.
March 1st, 2015, 01:45 AM
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March 1st, 2015, 04:32 PM
March 15th, 2015, 01:59 AM
AMC Eyeing Dominic Cooper for PREACHER
After chewing the scenery in Marvel’s Agent Carter as the charismatic billionaire gadabout Howard Stark, actor Dominic Cooper is in high demand. Now, it seems, Cooper may move from one comic book universe to another. According to a report from The Tracking Board, AMC is targeting Cooper as the frontrunner to play Reverend Jesse Custer in Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s adaptation of the long-running Vertigo Comics series Preacher.
Though Cooper has yet to receive an official offer, the Tracking Board is reporting that he is the network’s top choice to play the hard-drinking, rough-and-tumble reverend. Imagine if Howard Stark hit rock bottom, moved to Texas, and began half-assing it as a preacher in Texas and you essentially have Jesse Custer.
The pilot, which was ordered back in December, has long been a passion project for Rogen and Goldberg, who have been trying to get an adaptation of the Garth Ennis/Steve Dillon comic made for more than half a decade. As we reported previously on Nerdist News, though the pilot has made some changes, it hews very close to the source material and, most importantly, reads very, very well. If the finished product is half as good as the script, then it’ll be must-watch TV. Plus, much like Powers, it could be a welcome breath of fresh air in the modern comic book television landscape.
Here is the official series synopsis from AMC:
“Preacher follows Reverend Jesse Custer, a tough Texas preacher who has lost his faith, and has learned that God has left Heaven and abandoned his responsibilities. He finds himself the only person capable of tracking God down, demanding answers, and making him answer for his dereliction of duty. Accompanying Jesse on his journey is his former girlfriend and a friendly vampire who seems to prefer a pint in the pub to the blood of the innocent. On his tail is one of the most iconic bad guys in print – an immortal, unstoppable killing machine named the Saint of Killers —a western lone gunman archetype whose sole purpose is to hunt and kill Jesse.”
March 20th, 2015, 01:59 AM
March 25th, 2015, 10:06 PM
Idris Elba In Talks For Star Trek 3
As the film's villain
For all his gruffness and intensity, we’re more used to thinking of Idris Elba as conflicted heroes or the morally right leading man. So the occasional chance to see him play a rogue is always welcome, and the idea of him going toe-to-toe with Chris Pine’s Captain Kirk and the rest of the USS Enterprise crew sounds like a lot of fun. Good news, then, that Elba is in early talks to appear in Star Trek 3.
According to Variety, it’s nowhere near a done deal yet, so for now this has to float among the flickering stars of rumour space. But if he does sign a contract, he’ll be in place to play the big bad in the latest cinematic outing of J.J. Abrams’ rebooted Trek timeline.
Abrams, of course, is a little busy delivering the latest instalment of another vaguely famous space adventure, so Fast & Furious veteran Justin Lin will be directing Kirk and co as they take on their latest challenge. After a false directing start and the script changing hands (the current draft is by Simon “Scotty” Pegg and Doug Jung), the cameras should be back on the bridge in June ready for a 2016 release just in time for Star Trek’s 50th broadcast anniversary.
Pegg and Pine are back alongside Zachary Quinto’s Spock, Zoe Saldana’s Uhura, Karl Urban’s Dr. McCoy, John Cho’s Sulu and Anton Yelchin’s Chekov. Elba is a busy man right now – he’s just signed on to appear in Harmony Korine’s new revenge thriller The Trap and has worked on Beasts Of No Nation, A Hundred Streets, Bastille Day and Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book, among other projects. He’s on screens now in The Gunman and will be back as Heimdall in Avengers: Age Of Ultron, out here on April 23.
April 2nd, 2015, 11:57 PM
Ryan Reynolds Dresses as Deadpool to Squash the Rumors About a PG-13 Rating on the Upcoming Film
Ryan Reynolds recently sat down with Mario Lopez for an Extra interview about the upcoming Deadpool film adaptation. During the chat, Reynolds pulled an epic April Fools’ Day joke on viewers by dressing up as the Deadpool and squashing both Lopez and the rumor about the future Marvel-based film being rated PG-13. The R-rated film is currently scheduled to attack theaters on February 12, 2016.
Afterwards, Reynolds thanked Lopez for being a great sport with the prank and talked a bit about the new baby daughter that he and his wife Blake Lively had.
April 14th, 2015, 02:12 AM
Ant-Man Official Trailer #1