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For the most part, Jason Schwartzman has been relegated to quirky Wes Anderson films like Rushmore, Moonrise Kingdom and The Darjeeling Limited. But the actor has also appeared in bigger films like Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and Funny People, not to mention turns on TV in "Parks & Recreation" and "Bored to Death." Now there's a rumor going around that Schwartzman is in talks for a role in Universal's Jurassic World. He would join young stars Nick Robinson and Ty Simpkins in pivotal roles in the sequel, and maybe even Josh Brolin, the last person being eyed for a role. We also have confirmation of another cast member.
This rumor has been gestating for months now, but it sounds like it might finally be official. Just yesterday we heard from Samuel L. Jackson himself that Elizabeth Olsen was confirmed to join The Avengers: Age of Ultron as Scarlet Witch, and Deadline followed up saying her deal was nearly closed, and it was unlikely that it wouldn't come through. Now we have word on the female superhero's brother Quicksilver, as Latino Review reports Aaron Taylor-Johnson has closed his deal to play the speedy hero in the sequel form director Joss Whedon. It's a big step up from his more grounded exploits as Mark Millar's hero Kick-Ass.
Well, this is interesting. There are a series of CCTV found footage videos going around that might (or might not) be linked to Marc Webb's sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and its villain Electro. Found on the site ap7am, the videos are from an Indian news station showing what appears to be footage of a "rikshwala" driver being saved from being smashed by a truck by an "alien". Upon closer inspection of the footage, the "alien" is really an electrified man traveling as fast as lightning. After saving the person, he then walks away wearing a black hoodie similar to the one in the set photo above. Is this some eerie, freaky viral for Electro?
There's still no official news coming from Disney or Bad Robot regarding Star Wars: Episode VII, but thankfully, EW recently sat down with director J.J. Abrams to discuss his company's forthcoming Fox sci-fi series "Almost Human" starring Star Trek franchise star Karl Urban. He didn't divulge any plot details or any secrets of the first part of a new trilogy, but he did talk about his approach to the films as far as style goes. When asked what film from the saga best exemplifies his sequel, Abrams says, "Impossible for me to say because it’s going to be an evolving thing. I would say we are working really hard to make a movie that feels as emotional and authentic and exciting as possible." That sounds like a good start to me. Read on!
Once again, with this news not coming from the official channels at Disney, we're going to take them with a grain of salt. But since the House of Mouse is being very mum on the development of the eagerly anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII, these rumors give us some food for thought. First up is that The Lovely Bones and The Host star Saoirse Ronan has read for one of the female leads in the role. Keep in mind that tons of people have been reading for these roles, but it's interesting to note that Ronan turned down a role as Scarlet Witch in Marvel's sequel The Avengers: Age of Ultron, which also happens to call Disney home.
While we wait patiently to hear whether or not Arnold Schwarzenegger will really be back for the gestating Terminator reboot at Paramount Pictures (which just pushed the summer 2015 release date back a few days), it sounds like the actor might get back into blockbuster franchise mode with another project. Latino Review is reporting that the revived action star may reteam with his Terminator and True Lies director James Cameron for a role as a bad guy human general in Avatar 2. Remember that the sequel is the first of three sequels following the 2009 record-smashing and Best Picture nominated Avatar in 2009.
Before anyone gets carried away, keep in mind that this is a huge rumor coming from Film Chronicles, an untested source for trusted information. After playing Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness for director J.J. Abrams, it sounds like the "Sherlock" actor Benedict Cumberbatch might shack up with the filmmaker again in another sci-fi role, in another huge sci-fi franchise. Supposedly the actor is waiting in the wings for an announcement from Disney and Lucasfilm that he will have a role in Star Wars: Episode VII. Of course, since we don't know anything about the plot, we're not sure what character he would be. Read on!
At the beginning of the month, we learned that Universal Pictures had hired Anthony Peckham (Sherlock Holmes, Invictus) to script a sequel to The Bourne Legacy, the follow-up that takes place in the universe of The Bourne Identity franchise. It was assumed that the sequel would just follow Jeremy Renner as the Operation Outcome agent Aaron Cross who was targeted for termination. Now Twitch has word that Universal is keen on bringing Matt Damon as Jason Bourne into the expanded universe, which is what producer Frank Marshall already wanted to do last summer. But that's not all Universal wants. Read on!
Back in May of 2013, we learned that Kick-Ass and "American Horror Story" star Evan Peters had landed the role of Quicksilver, a character with superhuman speed who happens to be the son of Magneto and the twin brother of Scarlet Witch, in the forthcoming sequel X-Men: Days of Future Past. However, both Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch can also be used in Marvel's gestating sequel The Avengers: Age of Ultron, and director Joss Whedon has confirmed their involvement in the superhero ensemble in some form. When Whedon was talking about the two characters, he said that Saoirse Ronan was in his head while crafting the character, but Bleeding Cool has said the actress already passed on the role. More below!
It's been awhile since we had a juicy Star Wars: Episode VII rumor, and a couple eyebrow-raising bits just popped up on the Internet, so let's explore them shall we? While there are no story details that have surfaced regarding the anticipated sequel to one of the most highly regarded trilogies of all-time, director J.J. Abrams has kept things even more hush-hush then usual, and not even Disney's D23 Expo unveiled any tidbits (SlashFilm's Germain Lussier does a great write-up on Lucasfilm's absence right here). But now two rumors have surfaced regarding the return of two iconic characters. But these characters are dead. Read on!
It's either Batman vs. Superman, or Superman vs. Batman, or one of those two. As we all know thanks to the huge announcement at Comic-Con on Saturday, Zack Snyder's Man of Steel sequel is being prepared as a Batman and Superman movie. Many have been calling it the World's Finest movie, referencing the World's Finest Comics from the 40's, the first ever Superman and Batman (and Robin) team-up. However, in a brief quote from writer David S. Goyer, it sounds like they may actually be pitting the two superheroes against each other. The announcement was brief and included no title or info, so the speculation continues.
It sounds like Marvel is keen on working with Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Towards the beginning of the year, there were rumblings that The Dark Knight Rises star was being eyed for a lead role in Guardians of the Galaxy, but he turned down the role and ended up taking a role in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For instead. However, a new rumor has popped up from Latino Review saying that Gordon-Levitt is the top choice to lead Doctor Strange, a film which Kevin Feige has said will be part of Phase Three of Marvel's cinematic universe along with Ant-Man from director Edgar Wright. Could this news be made official at Comic-Con?
In just a few days, our Comic-Con coverage kicks off in San Diego with plenty of big news, surprises and previews of some of the biggest films coming over the next year. Today there's a tease for something going down on the West coast during the convention involving the Predator franchise. By way of the Facebook page for the Nimrod Antal directed spin-off Predators, a new image was posted featuring a fragment of a satellite map of the area in San Diego near the convention center which will be overrun by nerds in the next few days. Presented in the Predator heat vision, the map features a hint at some sort of reveal. More below!
Production is already underway on Marvel's cosmic superhero risk Guardians of the Galaxy, with Slither and Super director James Gunn at the helm. And while we're still waiting for a couple key roles to be cast (like Rocket Raccoon), we might have confirmation on the roles for actors who have already been signed as part of the cast. Benicio del Toro, Lee Pace and Karen Gillan all have roles in the film, and while they have all been pegged for villainous roles in the Phase Two film, their specific characters have not yet been revealed. But if a rumor from Den of Geek is to be believed, we are no longer in the dark. Read on!