Posts tagged with "Variety"

Extended ‘Rogue Cut’ of X-Men: Days of Future Past adds 11 minutes

Extended ‘Rogue Cut’ of X-Men: Days of Future Past adds 11 minutes
Hinted at by producer Lauren Shuler Donner last year, more details have been revealed about the Rogue Cut of X-Men: Days of Future Past. Days of Future Past featured almost every previous mutant in the film history of X-Men in its final scenes, thanks to a very handy Wolverine-led (Hugh Jackman) do-over. Though she featured prominently in the film’s marketing and trailers, there was only a very brief cameo of Anna Paquin‘s Rogue... 

Benedict Cumberbatch is Magic: Sherlock Actor Cast as Doctor Strange

Benedict Cumberbatch is Magic: Sherlock Actor Cast as Doctor Strange
An official announcement from Marvel has broken the news that British superstar Benedict Cumberbatch is set to play the medic-turned-magician Doctor Strange in an upcoming movie about the character. For those as-yet unfamiliar with his story, Doctor Stephen Strange begins as an idealistic medic, who becomes increasingly cold-hearted and embittered following a series of tragic family incidents. Dedicating himself to intensive study at which he... 

Steven Moffat wants a Who-lock crossover, but do the fans agree?

Steven Moffat wants a Who-lock crossover, but do the fans agree?
Fandom is a funny old thing. Simultaneously amusing and bemusing, enticing and disturbing, it’s a bug that tends to catch up with even the best of us sooner or later. Yet, while it’s true that almost any enthusiast of any story will these days enjoy indulging in things like fan fiction, crossovers, shipping or, at the very least, plot speculation, there generally remains a fairly clear distinction between these aspects of fan culture... 

Warner Bros and Legendary in Talks for Godzilla Sequel

Warner Bros and Legendary in Talks for Godzilla Sequel
  After the massive success of Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla over the weekend, Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures have now announced that plans are underway for a sequel to the movie. Since opening on Thursday last week, the film has already racked up nearly $200 million in the box office worldwide. Despite criticism from some quarters, it has been generally well-received, particularly by Godzilla fans. Said Legendary’s president and... 

Chris Carter’s The After Amongst Four Series Green-Lit by Amazon

Chris Carter’s The After Amongst Four Series Green-Lit by Amazon
Earlier this year, Amazon got audiences involved in its TV development process by making a selection of pilots available to watch online and asking viewers to vote for which ones they’d like to see made into full series. The results are now finally in, with four new series having been given the green light on Wednesday, including a science-fiction show by X-Files creator Chris Carter. Along with Carter’s The After, the three other chosen... 

Gotham Casting Updates: The Penguin, Alfred, Captain Essen & Barbara Kean

Gotham Casting Updates: The Penguin, Alfred, Captain Essen & Barbara Kean
Variety has revealed a series of new casting updates for Fox‘s upcoming Gotham series, including classic villain The Penguin and Bruce Wayne‘s faithful, father-like butler, Alfred Pennyworth. First off, Oswald Cobblepot, better known as supervillain The Penguin, will be played by Robin Lord Taylor, who has previously appeared in episodes of The Walking Dead and Life on Mars, as well as the film Another Earth. At the point at which we... 

Winter is Coming – and so is a Game of Thrones Video Game

Winter is Coming – and so is a Game of Thrones Video Game
Confirming rumours which began back in November, Walking Dead game-creators Telltale announced that they are working on a Game of Thrones video game in a brief but intriguing teaser shown at this year’s VGX. Like previous TV- and comics-inspired Telltale Games titles, The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us, the upcoming Game of Thrones game (or games) will take the form of an episodic series. According to HBO‘s Josh Goodstadt, it will... 

Gal Gadot to Play First Ever Movie Wonder Woman

Gal Gadot to Play First Ever Movie Wonder Woman
Israeli actress Gal Gadot (Fast & Furious, Knight and Day, Fast Five) will play Wonder Woman in Zack Snyder‘s upcoming Batman vs. Superman film, Variety has revealed this week. Gadot will be joining Ben Affleck as Batman and Henry Cavill as Superman, confirming earlier rumours of a Wonder Woman part in the film, and adding further weight to speculation that it will be a kind of Justice League movie, perhaps featuring other, as-yet unconfirmed... 

James Gunn shoots down Guardians of the Galaxy casting rumours

James Gunn shoots down Guardians of the Galaxy casting rumours
Last week rumours were being thrown around that Zachary Levi (Chuck) was in the running for the lead role in Guardians of the Galaxy as Star-Lord. He wasn’t among the initial names that had auditioned for the role but had supposedly impressed Marvel with his work on the next Thor. Lee Pace, Eddie Redmayne and Joel Edgerton had all tested for the film alongside Jim Sturgess who had (supposedly) been the one to make it through. Soon after Variety... 

Jamie Foxx in talks to play Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2?

Jamie Foxx in talks to play Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2?
Interesting news has been coming from Hollywood recently. With the sequel to Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man charging ahead into production – including news of Shailene Woodley looking to join the sequel as love-interest Mary Jane Watson – more rumours and speculation have been getting traction regarding the sequel.  Variety reports on a more curious piece of potential casting news: Django Unchained’s Jamie Foxx has apparently been in talks... 
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