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One minute you're watching a martial arts fight-fest, and before you know it, a Road Buddy movie breaks out!
On Into the Badlands Season 2 Episode 2, Sunny and Bajie have to fight for their lives, but what follows is a very funny take on the mismatched, buddy, road movie trope.
I really love this season so far, and the main reason is the humor that has come into the plot.
The whole Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome vibe was in full effect, with the battle between The Engineer's champ Mouse and the chained duo of Sunny and Bajie.
It brought back fond memories of Master Blaster, but with a far deadlier result.
I was surprised how well Bajie fought, being such a big guy and all. And the constant snarky remarks were totally hilarious.
You could tell Daniel Wu, who plays Sunny, was having a blast, what with all the great facial reactions to Bajie's wisecracks. »
- Ron Gilmer
Earlier this week, a report surfaced that Oscar-nominated actor Michael Shannon is currently the front-runner for the coveted role of Cable in Deadpool 2, with Brad Pitt also in contention for the role. Often when news like this breaks, artist BossLogic works quickly to give fans an idea of what these actors may look like in these superhero roles, based on previous comic book costumes. As expected, Boss Logic took to social media yesterday to unveil his latest piece of artwork, depicting Michael Shannon as Cable.
Boss Logic debuted this artwork on Twitter yesterday morning, which followed a rather unusual development in this casting story. A day after the report broke that both Michael Shannon and Brad Pitt were contenders for the role, concept art surfaced that was reportedly leaked from 20th Century Fox, revealing what Brad Pitt would look like as Cable. It was in fact confirmed to be from 20th Century Fox, »
There have been several names floating around in regards to the role of mutant mercenary Cable in David Leitch’s Deadpool 2, the sequel to last year’s Ryan Reynolds led superhero movie. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Nocturnal Animals actor Michael Shannon has emerged as the frontrunner for the role. This seemingly confirms a report made a couples week that Shannon was in contention for the role.
While Stranger Things‘ David Harbour is still being considered for the part, even going so far as to having a rumoured screentest with Reynolds, Shannon has moved up on the shortlist as Fox’s top choice to play Cable. This wouldn’t be the first time Shannon would have a role in a comic book film. He previously appeared in Jonah Hex alongside Josh Brolin and also starred as General Zod in Man of Steel.
While Shannon is a frontrunner, THR also »
- Ricky Church
Well, this is interesting. For months now, the casting of Cable in Deadpool 2 has been one of the hottest topics on the web, with every actor under the sun being rumored for the role. Russell Crowe, David Harbour, Pierce Brosnan, Stephen Lang – you name it. 20th Century Fox has kept silent on the matter and continues to do so, but with production on the sequel set to get underway this summer, it can’t be long now before we find out who’s going to be joining Reynolds on screen.
That’s something which the film’s writers teased not too long ago, and while we still don’t have an answer as to who will bring the time travelling mutant to life in Deadpool 2, not to mention X-Force as well, an exciting new name has now entered the mix. It’s important to note that this doesn »
- Matt Joseph
After quite a few false rumours, Zazie Beetz (Atlanta) was recently cast as Domino, however, the biggest question still looms in that, "Just who will be playing the famous Nathan Summers, aka Cable in Deadpool 2." If you do not know, Cable is a time traveling mutant that was sent into the future for his own protection, and he is the son of Scott Summers (Cyclops) and Jean Grey. Cable has superhuman physical abilities, and has some telekinetic and telepathic abilities as well. Additionally, a few versions of him have had other mysterious powers as well.
There may be as many rumors to the casting of Cable as there were with Domino as Stephen Lang, Dolph Lundgren, David Harbour, and Pierce Bronson have all been mentioned. I would love to see Karl Urban play him, but he is my pick for the actor to play Batman when Ben Affleck eventually drops out. »
- Drew Carlton
With Fox continuing to lay the building blocks for their X-Men cinematic universe, one of the most important pieces of the puzzle appears to be Deadpool 2. After the wildly successful first film, expectations for the sequel to deliver are huge, but more importantly, perhaps, is its role in the lead up to X-Force. Given that both the Merc with a Mouth and Cable are set to feature heavily in the aforementioned flick, David Leitch’s upcoming sequel will no doubt be planting many seeds for it, and as such, seeing who Fox chooses to play the time travelling mutant promises to be quite exciting.
It’s a casting hunt that’s sparked more rumors than we can count, with far too many actors finding themselves linked to the part over the past few months. Stephen Lang, Russell Crowe, Pierce Brosnan, David Harbour – the list goes on. Hell, the promo »
- Mark Cassidy
Three episodes were provided prior to broadcast.
The first season of Into the Badlands gave us a martial arts warrior who rode a motorcycle through a post-apocalyptic “Badlands” dominated by murderous nomads, opium-harvesting slaves and warring feudal lords. It contained zero smiles or laughs, aside from the occasional moments of violent glee on the faces of its most dangerous villains. The main characters were Sunny (the aforementioned motorcycle-riding warrior, portrayed by Daniel Wu) and M.K., a demon-possessed teenager (portrayed by Aramis Knight) who once murdered a boatload of slaves (while in the possession of the aforementioned demon).
Welcome to the second season of Into the Badlands, where much has changed. First of all, M.K. and Sunny are nowhere near one another, after spending the six episodes of season 1 going through the motions of a pretty typical mentoring dynamic. Sunny begins the second season in a chain gang desert »
- D.F. Lovett
Who will play Cable in Deadpool 2? That has been a question for months now, with many names thrown in the ring as possible candidates. Plenty of actors have made it known that they're available for the role, including Dolph Lundgren, Ron Perlman, Russell Crowe and perhaps most famously Stephen Lang. Kyle Chandler was wanted at one point, and is blamed for Tim Miller's departure as a director, as Ryan Reynolds would not agree to cast the man. Pierce Brosnan has been teased for the role. And last we heard, Stranger Things star David Harbour was at the top of the most wanted list. But what is the Deadpool team really looking for when they finally cast their Cable? Writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have finally opened up about the casting process. And they're pretty much looking for the polar opposite of Deadpool. Says Reese.
"Ryan plays Deadpool with a hint of femininity, »
- Edward Nigma
Last we heard about the long-awaited Avatar 2 is that director James Cameron is looking to start production this summer on the long-awaited sequel, with Avatar 3, Avatar 4 and Avatar 5 also confirmed to be shot at the same time. While the August 15 production start date has not been confirmed by the studio, even if the director does make that date, he recently revealed that the Christmas 2018 date will not be made. As of now, there is no official release schedule in place, but if production does in fact start soon, we may finally get some official updates.
Back in December, Sigourney Weaver hinted in an interview that the sequel may be delayed beyond 2018, but we never heard anything official from the studio or James Cameron. The Star caught up with James Cameron, who was promoting his new documentary Atlantis Rising, which debuts on Discovery Sunday, March 12, where he »
Ever since the end credits stinger of Deadpool faded off the screen, fans were speculating who would be playing future warrior, and owner of the biggest shoulder pads in comics, Cable in the highly anticipated sequel. Stephen Lang, Russell Crowe, Pierce Brosnan, Kyle Chandler, and Stranger Things’ David Harbour have had their names associated with the role, but with all eyes on Cable, another casting announcement has snuck up on us. Taking to Twitter, the Merc with the Mouth himself (and executive producer) Ryan Reynolds revealed the Zazie Beetz, from t.v. show Atlanta, has been cast as the mutant mercenary Domino. As is with Deadpool, Reynolds announced the casting in a creative way: Domino Effect. pic.twitter.com/ILEnTcW7fY — Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) March 9, 2017 This is a huge, potentially break out role for Beetz. Not only will she play a part of one of the biggest sequels in recent memory, »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
Deadpool 2 has faced a myriad of speculation in regards to its casting. With most comic book movies, we’re often left wondering which characters will be present in the first place, so that’s often where our speculation ends. However, with Deadpool 2, there are two characters we knew for a fact would be around apart from the Merc with a Mouth himself: Cable and Domino.
Between Stephen Lang, Dolph Lundgren, Kyle Chandler, and David Harbour, fans have no shortage of potential actors to take on Cable. Similarly, the casting of Domino has also faced some false reports — most recently Janelle Monaé.
Well, after months of waiting and speculation, the gleeful troll on Twitter known as Ryan Reynolds (he also produces and stars in Deadpool 2) announced via the social media service who will be portraying the pale-skinned mercenary.
Domino Effect. pic.twitter.com/ILEnTcW7fY
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds »
- Joseph Medina
The key to any good franchise targeted at young people is finding appropriately cool or inoffensive young people to star in it. The Hunger Games nailed this, making Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Hemsworth’s brother, and the other guy into household names, and it looks like Peter Jackson’s Ya-skewing Mortal Engines movie might do the same for an up-and-coming young star named Stephen Lang—who previously appeared as the grizzled military guy in Avatar, the blind and grizzled military guy in Don’t Breathe, and the grizzled military guy in Terra Nova.
This comes from The Hollywood Reporter, which doesn’t say who Lang will be playing, but based on his résumé it seems safe to surmise that he’ll be someone who is either grizzled or in the military. Jackson’s Mortal Engines is based on Philip Reeve’s book series, and it’s about a steampunk-ish future world »
- Sam Barsanti
When Guillermo del Toro dropped out of directing The Hobbit in what feels like forever ago, the status of Mortal Engines seemed dubious as Peter Jackson had to take up The Hobbit reins, putting the sci-fi adaptation on the back-burner.
Now Jackson’s protégé Christian Rivers has taken on the task of bringing Mortal Engines to life with Jackson producing the first entry in a planned series along with his familiar partners Fran Walsh and Philippa Boynes.
In February, Mortal Engines found its lead actress in Hera Hilmar and now the movie has added Stephen Lang, according to a report by The Hollywood Reporter, as “one of the most powerful men in London society and one who is trying to get his hands on a weapon of mass destruction”.
Along with Lang, »
- Samuel Brace
It's always fun to see Stephen Lang (Avatar) pop up on the big-screen and one of his next projects will be an adaptation of Philip Reeve's "Mortal Engines" series. THR reports that Lang is set to join the cast of the Peter Jackson produced flick as Thaddeus Valentine, "one of the most powerful men in London society and one who is trying to get his hands on a... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
6 March 2017 3:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Stephen Lang, best known as the villain in Avatar, South Korean singer-actress Jihae and relative newcomer Leila George have been cast in Mortal Engines, the Peter Jackson-produced adaptation of the Ya book series by Philip Reeve.
Jackson’s protege Christian Rivers is directing the project, which is being co-financed by Mrc and Universal. Universal is distributing worldwide.
First published by Scholastic in 2001, the four-book series is set in a future world devastated ecologically and technologically and where certain cities including London are run by engines and move about the Earth, giving them the ability to prey on other smaller towns for »
- Borys Kit
Yesterday a rumour surfaced suggesting that Stranger Things star David Harbour is testing for the role of Cable in 20th Century Fox’s Deadpool sequel, and now Collider has unearthed another name who was apparently under consideration at the studio.
According to the site, Michael Shannon was previously said to be in the mix for the role of Nathan Summers, but is no longer in the running due to scheduling conflicts. Shannon does of course have previous comic book movie experience, having portrayed the villainous General Zod in 2013’s Man of Steel.
Collider’s report also goes on to state that Harbour has screen tested alongside Ryan Reynolds, and is definitely a contender for the part.
- Gary Collinson
While nothing is set in stone yet, it seems that 20th Century Fox is closer to finding their Cable for Deadpool 2. A new report claims that Stranger Things star David Harbour has screen tested for the role of Nathan Summers. Although, it isn't clear if there are other candidates in the running, or if the studio has extended an offer to David Harbour quite yet. The casting of this iconic character was reportedly one of the points of contention that lead original Deadpool director Tim Miller to part ways with the sequel.
The Wrap reports that David Harbour screen tested for the Cable role, but it isn't clear how close the studio is to making a final decision, or who else has tried out for the part. There had been reports after Tim Miller's departure that the filmmaker was pushing to cast the 51-year-old Kyle Chandler as Cable, »
Things continue to be ever-interesting over at Deadpool 2-land. While one would have imagined this sequel to have been rushed into casting and production a mere six months to a year after the success of Deadpool, 20th Century Fox has allowed this one to take the slow, meditative steps it needs to be a worthy follow-up to the surprising original. Between the loss of director Tim Miller, and the current rewrites, it looks like the production is only just starting to go through the process of casting the character Cable, who was hinted out in the first Deadpool film.
Since the release of Deadpool, fans have been wondering who will play the ripped, middle-aged, metal-armed badass. Deadpool himself hinted at Mel Gibson taking on the role, but that was only a base reference for what they were looking for. In the time since, there have been a lot of »
- Joseph Medina
It looks like after nearly eight years, it is really, truly, finally happening. Avatar 2 is actually going to start filming this year. According to a new report, shooting is scheduled to begin on Avatar 2 (as well as 3, 4 and 5) later this year which would mean that it may actually meet the December 2018 release date that is currently in place, but that still seems like a bit of a stretch.
According to an updated listing on My Entertainment World, Avatar 2 is now scheduled to begin filming on August 15. Though this isn't anything official from director James Cameron or Fox, My Entertainment World has become an increasingly reliable source for production information such as this. So it looks like we may finally be heading back to Pandora. Better late than never. Or at least that is what Fox is hoping.
James Cameron revealed last year that a big reason for the delay is that, »
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