Sunday, January 25, 2015

Ewan McGregor Has Yet To Receive A Call for 'Star Wars'

This weekend is the Sundance International Film Festival where many smaller films are being shown to many producers and critics alike. MTV News caught up with actor Ewan McGregor who is best known for portraying Obi-Wan Kenobi in the prequel trilogy. They go onto ask him if he has heard anything about returning as a Force Ghost in JJ Abrams upcoming trilogy and sadly he has yet to receive a call:

Guillermo Del Toro's 'Justice League: Dark' Team Line-Up Revealed?!

News on director Guillermo del Toro's upcoming DC Comics movie Dark Universe (aka Justice League: Dark) has been minimal at best. At least late last year the director did reveal the script is finished and is being handed into Warner Brothers as soon as possible. Now Elmayimbe of Latino-Review revealed to that the line-up for the film includes John Constantine, Deadman, Zatana and Jason Blood.
Now while the film was announced with the other DC slate (it maybe in a separate universe) many fans are hoping Matt Ryan (Above) from NBC's Constantine gets the chance to portray the character on the big screen. The last actor to play the character on the big screen was Keanu Reeves in the feature film adaption. All I say is if Doctor Fate actually makes an appearance on the show or in the film they better get Kevin Michael Richardson to voice that character.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Luke Evans Drops Out Of 'The Crow' Reboot; Tom Hiddleston To Star?

Any news on the upcoming Crow reboot based on the graphic novel has been scarce. The project has have had several directors attached as well as several actors. First we heard that Bradley Cooper would be playing the rock-god turned vigilante Eric Darven. The we heard that Dracula Untold star Luke Evans was attached to star after several director changes. Now The Wrap has learned that he also has left the project and the film has once again hit a stand-still. They do however go onto reveal Loki himself Tom Hiddleston screen tested for the role but it's unknown if he will be available to take the role.

'The Flash' Star Robbie Amell Wants To Play 'Red Ranger' in 'Power Rangers' Reboot

Any news on the upcoming Power Rangers reboot from Lionsgate has been minimal at best. Best the initial announcement and several screenwriters jumping on board we haven't heard much. But with the film scheduled to hit July 2016 casting and filming should be happening sometime this year. Now The Tomorrow People & The Flash star Robbie Amell responded to a fan yesterday who fancasted him as the Red Ranger and leader of the Power Rangers. He replied to the fan that it would be "a dream come true" if he ever got to play the character in the upcoming reboot.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Tyrese Gibson Campaigns For Future 'Green Lantern' Role

News on the DC Cinematic Universe Green Lantern has been practically non-existent beside the initial announcement of a solo film coming in 2020. We don't know if DC will reboot again with a new Hal Jordan after Ryan Reynolds played the character in 2011 or if a new Lantern will be brought into the Justice League. Well, Fast & Furious star Tyrese Gibson has taken to his official Instagram account to tease a fanart image of him as John Stewart the second Green Lantern. Could he be teasing that he has been in talks with DC about the role or just be campaigning for the role like so many other actors seem to do these days. He obviously got the idea from his Fast & Furious co-stars Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel...

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Thomas Jane Would Be Down To Return as 'The Punisher' But His Body Might Not Be

Ever since Marvel Studios got the rights back to the vigilante Punisher speculation on when he would make his big MCU debut has run rampt. We have had several hints to the character in All hail The King as well as Captain America: The Winter Solider but no actual appearance. Hands down everyone's favorite actor who has played the character is Thomas Jane from 2004's The Punisher. While the film didn't make much money and lacked in action for more drama it still was the best interpretation we have had out of all three Punisher films. That was until Thomas Jane took it upon himself to create the 2012 short film Dirty Laundry starring himself once again as The Punisher. This short made people believe he was the clear choice to once again play the character if Marvel ever used the character in the movies.

Well, now Marvel is only a few short months away from releasing their first "darker" Netflix series Daredevil who has a long complicated history with The Punisher. They both are literally two sides of the same coin. Daredevil fears that without control he could turn into The Punisher while battling the mob in New York's, Hells Kitchen. So many have wondered would Punisher appear in the show or the other upcoming Hells Kitchen shows like Jessica Jones, Luke cage or Iron Fist? No casting or hint to the character has been given but fan-favorite Thomas Jane reveals he would return. While speaking on his own popular Reddit AMA the actor reveals to a fan that with the right story he would return to the character:
Yeah, tell 'em I really love Circle of Blood, where Frank gets thrown in prison with a bunch of the guys that he put there. Well, the Navy SEAL training was some of the hardest and most rewarding training I've ever done. The SEALS that I worked with were some of the most level-headed, intelligent, and loyal people i've ever met. And with the right story - I'd do it again. Yeah.
 He then unfortunately goes onto reveal to iamROUGE that maybe at his age (currently 45) his body really couldn't take the stress of being a hero once again with the intense training that seems to come with a Marvel contract. He then finally mentions maybe the next Punisher should be an unknown with a square jaw just like the comics:
"I feel like I've [played a true version of the character already]. That's why I did [Dirty Laundry]. I wanted to create something that was truer to my own vision of what that [Punisher (2004)] could be. I feel like I put that out there. It was really well received. I hope that The Punisher will continue. I hope they get an idea of what it can be and how to make it successful. I hope that they use that short film as a template for how to make it truer to what that character is.  I said what I wanted to say with that guy. I don't think I ever really was the perfect Frank Castle.  I look at him as Italian. A guy who, I guess I'm the right age now, but I would see him as a weathered guy. My body is not quite perfect for Frank. I would see Frank as more of a square jawed, lock-jawed kind of guy. I don't know who it would be. I think you'd need an unknown to play Frank. He’s really the ideal asshole!"
Let's just hope that even if The Punisher doesn't make an appearance in the Netflix shows some strong easter eggs hint to his existence in the ever growing Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Chiwetel Ejiofor Up For Leading Role in 'Doctor Strange'

Today, The Wrap had learned that 12 Years a Slave actor Chiwetel Ejiofor is circling a leading role in Marvel's upcoming Doctor Strange. He will be opposite Benedict Cumberbatch who was cast in the leading role of Stephen Strange himself. Its unknown what role he could be playing but some sights speculate it could be the evil Baron Mordo or even The Ancient One himself.Other names rumored for The Ancient One include Ken Watanabe, Morgan Freeman and Bill Nighy.

Jeff Nichols and Noam Murro Being Eyed To Helm 'Aquaman'; Karl Urban as Ocean Master?

Any news on the Aquaman front has been minimal at best. After almost a year of denials DC Comics finally announced that Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa will indeed play the King of the Seven Seas Arthur Curry. Well, Latino-Review has a scoop regarding which director might helm the project. According to their soruces Mud director Jeff Nichols is being eyed for the project along with 300: Rise of an Empire director Noam Murro. It should be pointed out that even though the 300 sequel was Noam Murro's first feature film; he has a direct connection with Batman v Superman director Zack Snyder thanks to that film. This would mean he is more inclined to direct this DC film...Oh, did we mention the 300: Rise of an Empire screenwriter is also penning one version of the Aquaman script? Noam Murro was also on our DC Universe director list for Aquaman back last year. So how long before we can get Philip Lord & Chris Miller to direct The Flash?!

Lastly, the website goes onto reveal that Karl Urban might by eyed for an unspecified villain role. Could he be cast as Arthur Curry's half brother Orm?! That would definitely differentiated the comparison the two might get from Marvel's Thor and Loki.

Aquaman is set to hit theaters in 2018

Jon Bernthal & Joel Edgerton in Contention for Rick Flagg; Joe Manganiello as Deathstroke?!

While the hunt continuous to find Rick Flagg after both Tom Hardy & Jake Gyllenhaal passed on the role several new names have popped up in contention. According to CinemaBlend Fury and Walking Dead star Jon Bernthal and Warrior star Joel Edgerton maybe eyed for the role. It should be noted that Jon Bernthal did work on Fury together with Suicide Squad director David Ayer and might be inclined to work again. They also add that True Blood star Joe Manganiello is being eyed for the badass role of Deathstroke in the film. Also, Latino-Review went on to reveal that heard that Oscar nominee Gary Sinise is in talks to play General Eiling for the film.

Suicide Squad hits Summer 2016

Stephen Amell & Grant Gustin Introduce Melissa Benoist as CBS's 'Supergirl'

Today is the day for Whiplash star Melissa Benoist. It was announced by showrunner Greg Berlnati as well the actress herself that she will be playing Supergirl the last daughter of Krypton in the upcoming CBS series. As well as announcing herself as Kara Danvers fellow DCTV universe stars Stephen Amell of Arrow and Grant Gustin of The Flash too kto twitter to congratulate their newest super pal. Does this mean Supergirl will finally appear alongside Arrow and The Flash for the first DCTV trinity?!