October 22, 2014

Marvel Studios Needs To Consider Jane Goldman For CAPTAIN MARVEL

While Marvel is still playing the marketing-game of when to announce the rest of their Phase 3 and Phase 4 lineups. Warner Bros. and Sony have planted release dates for their female-led superhero projects. Warners aiming to release Wonder Woman in July 2017 and Sony giving their in-development Spider-Man spin-off (Spider-Woman/Black Cat?) a to-be-determined slot sometime in 2016.

Marvel's Kevin Feige has insisted in recent interviews there is active development on a Captain Marvel movie. The studio isn't seemingly ready to commit or announce this to the public officially. Behind closed doors we know that Marvel is developing the film, but it's unknown when they'll reveal their plans for it. Bloggers who have got a hold of the shooting script for Age of Ultron, have mentioned a cameo for her in the final scenes. It's possible the leak may cause the studio to cut the scene entirely, but rumor is it hasn't even been shot yet. I assume because they haven't hired/announced the actress for the role.

We know at the moment the Black Widow film is in limbo, and Scarlett Johansson might agree to join Warner Bros./Dreamworks Ghost In The Shell franchise. The project would spawn sequels if successful, the material lends itself to be serialized. Not giving Marvel much room if they did decide to make the Widow film happen. As her contract with Marvel expires soon, and her new contract with Shell (a reported $10M offer) could be a problem. This adds further fuel to the talk Marvel is going with Captain Marvel instead of a Black Widow movie.

I suggested earlier this week that Marvel would be smart to release Captain Marvel in their slot for November 2017. Mainly, because that month has served well for the Hunger Games franchise and could support a bigger film before the holiday event films in December. This would give over a year of room between Doctor Strange and Captain Marvel, should Marvel decide to make this a priority.

While I've been giving out many casting suggestions for the film. Emily Blunt being previously linked for the role and sounds like a safe bet. Blunt was original cast as Black Widow, exited Iron Man 2 and ever since Marvel has been trying to find a role for her.

In all the casting talk and bitching about the lack of announcements from Marvel. I don't think many are actually talking about who should actually write or direct this project. When Lexi Alexander suggested Jane Goldman to direct WB's Wonder Woman, I totally agreed. I've mentioned Jane for smaller comic book projects, but never for the big ones. Shockingly, it dawned on me that Jane could very well make an amazing Captain Marvel film too.

Jane Goldman (Stardust, The Woman In Black, The Debt, Pinocchio, Nonplayer, Miss Peregrine, Dan Leno And The Lighthouse Golem) is best known as a screenwriter, and the sometimes writing partner of director Matthew Vaughn. Her comic book writing credits include Kingsman: The Secret Service, Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past. I have to assume she might also get involved with scripting for other comic film projects such as Superior, Golden Age and Bloodshot. A seasoned writer of genre material, and has written some excellent female characters. The only thing that makes me lean toward Danvers over Diana, is Jane's humor and playful action scenes. I'm not actually sure the serious tone of the new DC Comics cinematic universe would be a good fit for her.

Besides writing a ton of scripts for comic book movies she lives with a comic book writer/creator. British television host Jonathan Ross is Jane's husband, and is well-known in the comic book community. He's created comics such as The Revenger,  Golden Age and Turf. I'm this shared interest is what's helped them both stay so creative. Ross' amazing BBC documentary Searching For Steve Ditko is still one of my favorite things ever covered about the community. With Doctor Strange about shoot at Marvel, I recommend learning a bit about one of the character's co-creators.

Goldman actually has a love and passion for comic book material. This is one of the key reasons why Joss Whedon's Avengers and James Gunn's Guardians of The Galaxy have made such splashes with audiences. They respect and also understand the original material. This is sort of why I believe she's a solid fit for a project at Marvel Studios. Sometimes when hired-guns are brought-in you can tell they don't really get the characters or even the world they are set in. Moving forward it would be nice to see Marvel tapping more people who are actually obsessed with their comics to make their movies.

We've seen that the better Marvel films have the directors also contributing as writers as well. I've been hearing for a while that Marvel is keen on having future directors being able to juggle both getting behind the camera, and also contributing to the script. Doctor Strange's Scott Derrickson might not end-up with writing credits on the film, but is an accomplished screenwriter and will have likely been working closely with Jon Spaihts (Prometheus, The Mummy). The Russo Brothers are also working hard with Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely to get Captain America 3 on the level of Winter Soldier and Avengers installments. Having Jane work together with another talented writer could echo her relationship with Matthew Vaughn.

The trades have reported that a Captain Marvel script exits over at Marvel, but we don't know who actually wrote it. It's rumored Guardians' Nicole Perlman may have written an early Captain Marvel outline for Marvel at some point. Marvel is known for using their writer's program to get early outlines, and then sending these off to potential directors/writers. The thought of a collaboration between Jane Goldman and Nicole Perlman is too good not to consider. Plus, having two female writers on one project would correct a lot of potential blunders, before they even happen.

Seeing Jane make the jump to director feels more natural than Roberto Orci, Frank Miller, Mark Millar or David S. Goyer. If, we're going to talk about writers who deserve shots to become features directors, Jane is good place to start. Working closely with director Matthew Vaughn on Stardust, Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class and Kingsman. Obviously, she has the vision and passion needed to handle such a task, which you can clearly see with her writing. Jane's also been able to adapt novels into solid screenplays, so another reason why she would be a great choice.

October 16, 2014

Scarlett Johansson Wanted Badly For GHOST IN THE SHELL, Studio Offers Actress $10M

While Marvel Studios sleeps on the opportunity to make a Black Widow franchise. Other studios are taking advantage of Scarlett Johansson's rising action stardom. Lucy recently broke $400 million worldwide, beating the huge budgeted Hercules on opening weekend domestically. Even though, the French production cost $40 million to make.

Dreamworks wants Johansson baldy for their adaptation of the manga/anime Ghost In The Shell. Deadline reports the studio is offering the lead role, along with a $10 million payday. Margot Robbie was originally linked for the role, but could take a lead in Suicide Squad instead. An offer she would unlikely be getting from Marvel Studios. Her contract with Marvel is coming to an end, and it's unlikely the studio will want to re-up her contract. Knowing she would be asking for more money, and possibly her own feature.

Director Rupert Sanders (Snow White And The Hunstman, Live-Action Halo Commercials) has been tapped to direct Shell, and could become a launching-point for a very cool female-driven action franchise.


Will Smith And Tom Hardy Close To Signing-On For David Ayer's SUICIDE SQUAD..UPDATE: Margot Robbie Too!

THR was first to report that Warner Bros. was looking at Ryan Gosling, Will Smith, Tom Hardy and Margot Robbie for roles in Suicide Squad. The DC Comics film will be next installment of the DCU after the release of Batman v Superman. Deadline is now saying that Smith and Hardy are very close to signing-on, while their roles aren't being named. The film's script is undergoing a couple of rewrites, but is expected to go into production very soon. It's release date is set for August 6th, 2016, which means it will likely shoot during the spring and summer of next year.

UPDATE: Deadline has updated their original story, by adding that Margot Robbie is also close to signing-on. Robbie was attached to lead Ghost In The Shell, but Dreamworks has gone with another actress. She recently worked with Smith on the con-artist movie Focus. I'm curious if Will Smith might end-up taking the Deadshot part, while Hardy taking the roguish role of Harkness. 


Guillermo Says PACIFIC RIM 2 Shoots Later Next Year And Teases PACIFIC RIM 3

I think most will have to admit that even if Pacific Rim wasn't a perfect film it had a lot of heart and it's homage to monster films/anime was a good fit for it's director. The film might draw influence from other popular franchises, but at the end of the day it was an original movie. While the box office wasn't bonkers, the movie ended-up earning $411 million worldwide. Enough for Legendary Pictures to greenlight a sequel which is coming-out on April 7th, 2017.

While speaking with Collider, Guillermo del Toro gave some updates on the sequel. He confirms a draft is completed and the next couple of months will be dedicated to fine-tuning it before preproduction. Confirming production will begin in late 2015. I assume this means the production will be returning back to Pinewood Studios Toronto. The studio space where del Toro made the first film along with his recent horror flick Crimson Peak.

“We got the first draft of the movie now, and we are going to spend another 4-5 months on the screenplay before we start pre-production. We start pre-production next year in August-September and start shooting November-December next year.”

“some of your favorite characters come back, some others don’t because we have decided that we’re going to shoot ambitiously and say ‘Let’s hope we have three movies,’ so some characters come in at the end of the second, hoping that it will ramp up on the third one.”


October 15, 2014

Ryan Gosling Another Candidate For Marvel's DOCTOR STRANGE

THR also mentions that Ryan Gosling (Drive, Only God Forgives, Blue Valentine, Place Beyond The Pines) is another name in the mix for Marvel's Doctor Strange. Placing him alongside other possible candidates such as Matthew McConaughey (True Detective, Interstellar, Dallas Buyers Club) Ewan McGregor (Star Wars, The Island, The Impossible, Trainspotting), Oscar Isaac (Bourne Legacy, Drive, A Most Violent Year), Keanu Reeves, Jared Leto, Ethan Hawke and Jake Gyllenhaal. Production is expected to begin soon with a spring start date and a release date of July 8th, 2016.


Ryan Gosling, Tom Hardy, WIll Smith & Margot Robbie Wanted For David Ayer's SUICIDE SQUAD?

Warner Bros. made a huge announcement today revealing their plans for the DC cinematic universe. Confirming that Suicide Squad will being released on August 6th, 2016 with David Ayer (Fury, End of Watch) directing. Having of a group of nasty criminals unwillingly taking the role of heroes.

THR is reporting that the studio is in early casting mode. Eyeing actors such as Ryan Gosling (Drive), Tom Hardy (Locke, Mad Max Fury Road, Inception), Will Smith and Margot Robbie (Tarzan, Ghost In The Shell, Wolf Of Wall Street). Gosling was once attached to star in WB's Logan's Run remake and wanted a small role in Wonder Woman when Nicholas Winding Refn was considering directing the film. Hardy might have played Bane, but since this is a new Batman universe his take on the villain never existed. I actually could see him playing Harkness in the film. Margot was in the mix to play Sue Storm in Fox's Fantastic Four reboot and could make for excellent addition to any franchise. Will Smith seems like the hardest-get here. However, after turning down iconic roles in films like Matrix and Django Unchained, a couple of box office bombs and being pushed-out of the I Am Legend sequel. Smith might be a bit more willing to consider a DC role.


DC Comics Movie Lineup Revealed By Warner Bros. And Ezra Miller To Play THE FLASH!

Warner Bros. has finally revealed their plans for their DC Comics universe. This might just be on par with the amount of releases we'll be seeing from Marvel Studios. By 2020, we'll have twelve of these DCU films in theatres. The lineup includes some seriously diverse projects, which might leave Marvel in the dust. Kevin Feige and Disney are currently twiddling their thumbs about Black Panther and Captain Marvel, while WB have now committed to Wonder Woman and Cyborg movies.

Below is the order and release dates for the DC movies. It's an impressive list and should finally confirm that we won't be seeing crossovers with the CW shows.

- SUICIDE SQUAD (August 5th, 2016)
- WONDER WOMAN (June 23rd, 2017)
- JUSTICE LEAGUE PART 1 (November 23rd, 2017)
- THE FLASH (March 23rd, 2018)
- AQUAMAN (July 27th, 2018)
- SHAZAM (April 5th, 2019)
- JUSTICE LEAGUE PART 2 (June 14th, 2019)
- CYBORG (April 3rd, 2020)
- GREEN LANTERN Reboot (June 19th, 2020)

The studio also confirms that Zack Snyder will indeed be directing both installments of Justice League, the first movie coming in 2017. Fury director David Ayer is locked-in for Suicide Squad, which will be our first post-Batman v Superman movie in 2016.

I think the biggest news coming out of this is that the studio is looking at releasing solo adventures for Wonder Woman, The FlashAquman and surprisingly Ray Fisher's Cyborg. Ezra Miller (We Need To Talk About Kevin) has been cast as the DCU version of The Flash and Jason Momoa has finally been confirmed as Aquaman. Green Lantern is getting a complete reboot (goodbye Ryan Reynolds!) along with new solo stories for Superman and Ben Affleck's Batman.


October 14, 2014

Matthew McConaughey, Oscar Isaac And Jake Gyllenhaal Also In The Mix For DOCTOR STRANGE

It looks like Ewan McGregor isn't the only name Marvel is considering for Doctor Strange. Variety has released a studio shortlist of other candidates. The new names include Matthew McConaughey, Oscar Isaac and Jake Gyllenhaal, along with previously mentioned Jared Leto, Ewan, and they are confirming Ethan Hawke was indeed in the mix. There's zero mentions of Tom Hardy or Benedict Cumberbatch, so I assume they're out.

Matthew is obviously a hot-property since True Detective and his Oscar win for Dallas Buyers Club. It's assume his next film Christopher Nolan's Interstellar will be massive. The trade is smart to point-out the actor is extremely busy. It's great to see him on this list, as he was many of my early suggestions when it was revealed Strange was next for Marvel. An actor with an upswing in his career and giving solid performances.

Oscar Isaac (Drive, Robin Hood, Inside Llewyn Davis) is another fan-favorite. Even Devin from BadassDigest has been quietly campaigning for him to take the role. He's already apart of the Disney family with a role in Star Wars Episode VII, and showed-up to the Guardians of the Galaxy red carpet over the summer. He's been trying to land his own franchise for a while now, originally competing with Jeremy Renner for the lead in Bourne Legacy. He'll also be seen co-starring with Jessica Chastain (Marvel has been pursing her for years) in A Most Violent Year. If they can't land Matthew, he's my second favorite of these new names.

Another Disney alumni is mentioned for the running as well. Jake Gyllenhaal has been focusing on his indie career since Prince of Persia bombed. Taking-on roles in thrillers like End of Watch and Nightcrawler might help launch him back into a leading man. Jake almost replaced Tobey McGuire in Spider-Man 2.


RUMOR: Marvel Looking At Ewan McGregor For DOCTOR STRANGE Role?

Marvel might have their ducks-in-a-row for Captain America 3's spring production. However, the same can't be said for Doctor Strange which is expected to be shooting in spring as well. Joaquin Phoenix recently exited talks to play Stephen Strange, and Marvel had to go back to searching for an actor. While it seems like director Scott Derrickson (Sinister) is ready to begin shooting the new script from Jon Spaihts (Prometheus).

Names like Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hardy and Jared Leto had been linked by trades previously. ThisIsInfamous has been trying to link actors like Ethan Hawke, Jon Hamm, and Jack Huston as "sure-bets" for the role, but are obviously making stories up. Considering none of these names have ever been brought-up by any of the usual scoopers. Interviewers are trying to get Keanu Reeves cast in the role, that isn't going to happen either.

Trusted/reputable site BadassDigest is giving us a real name to get behind. They are suggesting a rumor that Scottish actor Ewan McGregor (Star Wars Prequels, Trainspotting, Haywire, The Island) is preparing for the role and the studio is looking at him. Ewan was actually a fan-favorite for the Hank Pym role, which went to Michael Douglas. McGregor has international awareness thanks to Star Wars, he also has had a varied amount of action, comedic, dramatic and dark roles throughout his career.

He's previously worked with plenty of Marvel alumni. Those names include Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, Gwenth Paltrow, Paul Bettany, Bill Paxton, Josh Brolin, Djimon Hounsou, Stanley Tucci and Christopher Eccleston. Marvel likes to cast actors familiar to them, and that have connections to existing cast members. He also has the same amount of "heat" Chris Pratt and Paul Rudd had when they were tapped to play Marvel leads. It wouldn't be entirely out of place for Marvel to consider Ewan for the part.



Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales has been in development for a very long time, take from that what you will. It's been a while since we heard any sort of casting news concerning the project, even though it's expected to begin shooting soon in Australia. The film has a release date of July 7th, 2017 with Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg directing.

TheWrap reports that Spanish actor Javier Bardem (Skyfall, No Country For Old Men) has been offered the villain role. He would play ghost pirate Captain Brand, who seeks revenge on Jack Sparrow. Christoph Waltz was the last actor in the mix for the part, but was never given an offer. Waltz is the villain of Warner Bros' Tarzan, so it's unlikely they'll want him here as well. You might remember that Deadline reported on Bardem's desire to play Black Beard in Joe Wright's Pan, the role would eventually go to Hugh Jackman.

Geoffrey Rush is set to return, while it's unknown if we'll see actors like Stephen Graham and Ian McShane return once more. There was also a bit of a teaser at the end of On Stranger Tides that Penelope Cruz would be returning too. I'm sure Disney would love to see the couple in the same film.


October 13, 2014

The Russo Brothers In-Talks With Marvel To Direct AVENGERS 3 And AVENGERS 4?

BadassDigest has one more bit of big Marvel news, they are reporting that The Russo Brothers are already in-talks to direct Avengers 3 and Avengers 4. This would mean that they'd be committed to making three more films for Marvel Studios. Which in my opinion is the best thing for Marvel, keep these two locked-down as your directing team. This would mean Joss Whedon wouldn't be directing future installments, leaving him free to direct other things.

How closely will Captain America 3 tie in with Avengers 3? I've been told that the Russo Brothers are in talks to direct Avengers 3 and possibly 4. Sources tell me that they're the favorites of Marvel right now and that they are the guys Kevin Feige want to pick up the mantle from Joss Whedon.

The directing siblings proved on so many levels they understand and cherish this source material. The Winter Soldier, gave us solid villains with while reintroducing us to heroes we thought we knew. Widow became a hardened badass and given the screen time/scenes she deserves. Rogers finally becomes the loveable righteous hero from the comics, we want to root for. Not just a snarky boy-scout which was shown in Avengers.

If this turns out to be true, I can't imagine how awesome future Avengers installments could be. The duo is already wowing me with how they're tackling Captain America 3, by incorporating the Civil War stuff. Something fans imagined would actually never happen.

Joss Whedon stepping aside and giving over the Avengers to the Russo Brothers makes sense. We know that Whedon isn't a fan of directing all these conflicting heroes and powers. He seemingly could want to tell a more linear type of superhero story. We know that he's been mulling around ideas for new Hulk film with Mark Ruffalo, starting back in 2012.

There is also the possibility of Whedon moving-on from Avengers to help Marvel make tough projects like Black Panther or Captain Marvel. We know that both are in active develop at the studio and have outlines/early drafts kicking-around. Whedon working his magic on those two heroes could be something extremely special. It's not a bad thing to see Joss move-on from Avengers, as long as he's sticking around for other things within the MCU.


Is This The Lineup For Team-Rogers In CAPTAIN AMERICA 3?

BadassDigest is rightly upset that Variety released the RDJ/Captain America 3 scoop. Apparently, Devin was sitting on the news for a while now. However, he's adding a bit to the existing story by mentioning the possible lineup of Cap's second team. This second team is expected to be revealed around the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron. The lineup includes Black Widow, War Machine, Falcon, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch and Vision. This is unless the lineup has changed from the script Devin got a hold of.

Although, Devin points-out that it's rumored Black Widow won't be playing much of a role in Captain America 3. This sort of makes sense as the new mother is going to be busy with Hail, Caesar! for the Coen Brothers. It's extremely possible that Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye could end-up taking her place. The actor has been teasing his wiliness to be included.

He also mentions that this might not be as big as fans are expecting, and might end-up being Tony versus Steve. Not waves and waves of heroes fighting each other, which makes sense. I'm curious if we'll be seeing Daredevil or any of the other Netflix heroes joining Team-Stark. I actually wouldn't be too shocked if we saw Ant-Man, Doc Strange and Black Panther working alongside Tony. Yet, nothing says this will happen, besides a small rumor that Panther will show-up.


Robert Downey Jr. Joins CAPTAIN AMERICA 3, Film Sparks The CIVIL WAR

A huge update concerning Captain America 3 has just landed, thanks to Variety. The trade is reporting that Robert Downey Jr. is in final talks to play Tony Stark in the third installment. Captain America 3 is also said to be launching-point for the epic Civil War storyline. It's unknown at this point if the whole film will be apart of Civil War, or it will setup everything to actually happen in Avengers 3. The two films will likely round-out the actors' contracts with Marvel. They also mention this will lead to a whole group of heroes who will step-up. It might be safe to say one of these films will have the subheading "Civil War".

Civil War pertains to the comic book conflict between Iron Man and Captain America, as the government forces including Stark enact Superhero Registration Act. People with powers or abilities have to agree to reveal themselves and becoming a policing force or risk imprisonment. Each hero chooses a different side with Iron Man becoming the government mouth-piece, while Captain America rounds-up his own team willing to go toe-to-toe with Stark's. It's a huge story and likely will need many more characters than are already kicking-around the MCU.

I had already noticed possible seeds to Civil War, from set images of Stark seemingly resurrecting a new form of SHIELD. Something I'm sure will piss-off Rogers in Age of Ultron. This would explain why the future films and Avengers installments would focus on other heroes. Civil War is a way to kill or retire our main lineup, without having fans freakout about it. It would also be a great time for Thanos to show-up in Avengers 3, among the chaos of Earth's heroes at each other's throats.

Captain America 3 has a release date of May 6, 2016 with production set to begin this spring.


Keanu Reeves Talks DOCTOR STRANGE..Would This Casting Help Marvel's Diversity Problem?

While speaking with Collider's Frosty, actor Keanu Reeves was asked if he was interested in Marvel or DC roles. Bringing-up the fan demand to see him take-on the Doctor Strange role, now vacated by Joaquin Phoenix. His statements are genuinely interesting, but as we well know Keanu isn't a champion of sequels. You can see his reaction in the video, when Frosty explains how many Marvel films are involved with their contract.

"From a practical standpoint the idea of a longtime contract is sort of “errr” because you want to make sure the material is up to a certain level. Like the good or great level. I like the idea. I go to those kinds of movies. I grew up on them and comics and graphic novels. [But] I didn’t know Doctor Strange as a character, I didn’t read that as a kid. I’m gonna have to read it. I remember reading something… who’s going to play Doctor Strange? Would I be good for the role?"

Reeves' new film John Wick is apparently a beast and will be making quite the impact later this month. As we've heard many times Marvel chases heat, and Keanu might be on fire again with this action flick. It doesn't hurt that movies like Point Break, The Matrix and Speed have proven that in the right action film, he can shine pretty damn brightly.

After hearing this suggestion, I don't actual mind the idea of Keanu Reeves in the role. We've supported him in even odder pictures with The Matrix sequels and Constantine. I also think having an actor with an asian and polynesian background might actually change things up a bit in the Marvel lineup. There are actually a lot of asian elements to Strange's origins, so it would make sense to at least consider hiring an Asian actor. I

I've ranted about the need for Black Panther and Captain Marvel movies getting made to help diversify the Marvel cinematic universe lineup. Perhaps, hiring actors with different backgrounds might also be the key here. Marvel was piss-scared of hiring an Asian actor even for The Mandarin in Iron Man 3. You'd think with China, Japan and other Asian countries being huge box office markets they'd want to represent that demographic a bit more. It's actually disturbing the amount of white-guys leading these films. When we live in a very diverse world, the Western world is a giant melting-pot of different cultures. Sad these films ignore that point of reality, even in fantasy films. Casting Keanu Reeves won't change the problem, but at least it would be the start of it.

Doctor Strange includes two major Asian characters Doc's pal Wong and his teacher The Ancient One. There could be sensitivity issues brought-up here as Wong might be seen as an outdated stereotype. I'm hopeful they'll reinvent the role to a modern standard, making him more of a partner to Stephen. Seeing him fighting alongside Strange, during mystical/occult battles. It would actually be easy to mess-up the Ancient One as well, but it's unknown if he'll even be in the film. There's chatter that he might only show-up in flashbacks, as Strange might be already setup as the Sorcerer Supreme in the opening of the film.

We've actually seen this done well with Fox's X-Men franchise (The Wolverine, Days of Future Past), which for the most part has respected the cultures and actors. I know to some that Iron Fist is the property that might best suit Asian casting, but this goes back to stereotyping and racist thinking (only roles Asian can get are martial arts experts or villains). Then again, Fist is a television property and not film.

Marvel was smart enough to give us a Japanese-American Howling Commando with Jim Morita in Captain America: The First Avenger. Representing the many Japanese-American soldiers who bravely served during the war. Even though there was mistreatment of the Japanese population with those awful internment camps back home. It was actually one of the few times Marvel got the casting right everywhere, even Peggy Carter had some great scenes. Her fan support was so great she's getting her own series on ABC with Agent Carter. We might actually be seeing the return of Kenneth Choi in that series, but that remains to be seen.

Marvel has switched-up perceived ideals of what actors should play what roles, based on background. It might be nice to see the studio considering this moving forward with their future plans, that include Doctor Strange and other major lead heroes. Not just supporting roles. Women and visible minorities deserve a place at the Marvel table.


Dave Bautista Nabs Henchman Role In BOND 24

LatinoReview is reporting that Guardians of The Galaxy actor Dave Bautista has landed the henchman role in Sam Mendes' Bond 24. The role of Hinx is said to be similar to that of Jaws and Oddjob. An iconic role that could boost the actor's profile even more. There is chatter that he might be too busy with other projects, but I'm sure he would be willing to drop those for a Bond role of lifetime like this. The casting so far seems to be on-point, and can't wait to hear who they hire for the villain.