Friday, November 21, 2014

Did Idris Elba Leave 'King Arthur' To Star in 'X-Men: Apocalypse'?!

Last week it was revealed that Luthur and Thor star Idris Elba has since parted way's on Guy Richies Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur as the "Merlin" of the film. Then several days ago Jeff Snieder of The Wrap called into Meet the Movie Press and dropped a hint that Idris Elba's name has been thrown around to possible play the title villain in Bryan Singer's X-Men: Apocalypse! Many also know Elba as being the military commander at the end of Pacific Rim who gave the speech "We are canceling the Apocalypse!" well I guess that wasn't completely true...

Jeff lastly adds Elba is just one of three actors who have been rumored for the title role..

Other names that have floated around for the role of Apocalypse included Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) but Jeff says that is no longer happening. Which makes sense since Hardy maybe singing onto DC Comics Suicide Squad.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Paramount Wants 'Green Lantern' Director Martin Campbell For 'G.I.Joe 3'

Yesterday, the guys over at Schmoes Know got the scoop that Paramount is looking at Casino Royale & Green Lantern director Martin Campbell to direct their untitled G.I.Joe three-quel. This comes after G.I.Joe: Retaliation director Jon M. Chu left the project to focus on Masters of the Universe which he also left for Jem: and The Holograms. It should be noted that Martin Campbell hasn't actually directed anything since 2011's Green Lantern which was panned by fans and critics alike.The directors reps have yet to respond to the request so nothing is set in stone regarding him taking on the project.

Paramount already stated they would like to release the movie in 2016 alongside their other major franchises Star Trek and Transformers. Currently it is being written by Lethal Weapon 4 scribe Jonathan Lemkin and will focus mainly on Dwayne Johnson's Roadblock character.

G.I.Joe 3 is expected to hit in 2016

'Planet of the Apes' Series May be Longer Than A Trilogy

While promoting the DVD & Blu-Ray release of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes star Andy Serkis reveals to MTV News that while it's not set in stone the series may be longer then just three films:

“To be honest, it’s very, very early in where we choose to drop our anchor in the next film, so it could be five years after the event. It could be the night after the events of where we left ‘Dawn,’ so it’s very difficult to know where the story is going right at this moment because it’s being written as we speak. It might be three films. It could be four. It could be five. Who knows? The journey will continue. It might not necessarily be summarized or completely fulfilled in this next one. The point being, eventually we know that we’re going to end up back at ‘The Planet of the Apes,’ but whether it’s this film or not, I don’t know.”
 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes hits Blu-Ray & DVD November 24th

RUMOR: 'Scandal' Star Kerry Washington Being Eyed For 'Suicide Squad' ?

Several days ago it was revealed by Global News Canada that David Ayer's upcoming Suicide Squad would start filming April 2015 in Pinewood Toronto to meet it's 2016 release date. Well, while talking about this small tidbit Mike Messina of Mike The Film Guy dropped a small casting tidbit that Fantastic Four and Scandal star Kerry Washington is being eyed by DC to play "The Wall" herself Amanda Waller!

Now while this is nothing more then a rumor at this point. What should be taken away from here is that Amanda Waller does indeed seem to be in the film even though we haven't had much of any information about her from the trades. Washington has been at the top of many fans lists for the role as well as How To Get Away With Murder star Voila Davis. This would be the fourth live-action incarnation of the character following Smallville, Arrow and 2011's Green Lantern.

Again, take with a grain of salt until a trade site corroborates the story...

Suicide Squad hits Summer 2016

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Tom Cruise Is Wanted For 'Highlander' Reboot

Today, The Wrap reported that Summit Entertainment and first time director Cedric Nicholas-Troyan are looking at Edge of Tomorrow star Tom Cruise to star in the upcoming Highlander reboot. Now while they want the actor, the actors reps have gone on record saying that several projects have been offered to Cruise and he has yet to even respond to this request. So it's entirely possible he will pass on the upcoming project.

Highlander release date has yet-to-be announced

Djimon Hounsou Enters Talks To Play a Merlin-esque Character in 'King Arthur'

Variety is reporting that Idris Elba has dropped out of contention for the role of a Merlin type character in Guy Richies upcoming Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur. They go onto reveal that Blood Diamond & Guardians of the Galaxy star Djimon Hounsou has begun talks to play the part. He would join Charie Hunnum who is set to play Arthur himself and Jude Law who is in talks to play the villain. 

King Arthur hits July 2016

Shortlist of Actors Being Considered for Marvel's 'Jessica Jones & Luke Cage'

Ever since Marvel and Netflix announced they would be bringing their street heroes like Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Jessica Jones many have wondered who would play these iconic characters. We already know that Charlie Cox is hard at work finishing up filming Daredevil for a May 2015 release on Netflix. Now Marvel is hard at work casting their Jessica Jones & Luke Cage. Both of whom share a romantic relationship with in the comics. According to Deadline the role of Jessica Jones is being tested by True Detective star Alexandra Daddario, Arrow's Jessica De Gouw, Teresa Palmer and Breaking Bad star Krystn Ritter.

:: Mini Update :: - Deadline has since added The Divide star Marin Ireland to the list of actresses up for Jessica Jones..

The site even goes onto give a brief synopsis of the series headed by showrunner Melissa Rosenberg:
Jessica Jones, a superhero suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder, which leads to her hanging up her costume and opening her own detective agency, where she ends up helping people and assisting other superheroes.
They go onto reveal that casting on her future husband Luke Cage has also begun. They first start off by stating Cage is expected to appear in 6 or 7 episodes of Jessica Jones before getting his own series later own. They state Crisis star Lance Gross and The Following Mike Colter are being looked at but other names may pop up soon...

:: Mini Update #2 :: -  Actor Cleo Anthony has also been added to the shortlist of actors being eyed for Luke Cage.

Daredevil will first kick-off these Netflix shows May 2015

Chris Pratt To Star In 'Cowboy Ninja Viking' Film Adaption

Last week it was revealed that Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World star Chris Pratt had for unspecific reasons passed on the film adaption of Uncharted. Now Collider has gotten word that the reason was because he is going to star in the graphic novel adaption of Cowboy Ninja Viking. The site goes onto say that three other actors may play the cowboy, the ninja and the viking due to Multiple Personality Disorder:
The protagonist of the graphic novel, Duncan, is a result of a counter-intelligence program made up of Multiple Personality Disorder patients who are transformed into agents known as Triplets, so-called for their three different personalities (hence the title).  Duncan subsequently escapes and uses his skills to track down the billionaire who masterminded the program.  We’re told that per the latest draft of the script, the three different personalities (the Cowboy, the Ninja, and the Viking) physically manifest onscreen as three different people when Duncan switches personas, but to onlookers he still just looks like Duncan (ie. Pratt).  It’s possible that the film could be executed this way, with three different actors playing the protagonist’s manifestations while Pratt plays Duncan, but obviously the script and/or vision may evolve once a director comes onboard.
Cowboy Ninja Viking has no set release date

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Shortlist Of Young Actors Being Eyed For 'Jean Grey & Cyclops' Revealed!

Several months ago it was revealed that in X-Men: Apocalypse we would finally see the true "First Class" in younger versions of Jean Grey, Scott Summers and Storm set within the 80s. Now thanks to The Wrap a shortlist of upcoming actors & actresses are being sought after for these mega mutant roles. They include Kick-Ass star Chloe Moretz, Maleficent star Elle Fanning and Academy-Award nominated actress Hailee Steinfeld. As for Scott Summers the actors being looked at include Ben Hardy (Eastenders), Charlie Rowe (Red Band Society) and Timothee Chalamet (Homeland).

The site goes onto reveal that Chloe Moretz has indeed met with director Bryan Singer for the role as well as Elle Fanning. But note Fanning may not be keen on signing onto such a massive project. It should be noted that Chloe Moretz already played a damaged telepath in 2013's Carrie.

X-Men: Apocalypse hits Summer 2016

Candice Patton Reveals Behind The Scenes Stories From THE FLASH Set in New Video

Candice Patton, who plays Iris West in CW's hit Flash series, has spoken about behind the scenes cast stories in a new promotional video.

Check it out here!