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"Arrow": More DC Comics Villains

16 September 2014 8:50 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Another "Spartacus: War Of The Damned" actor has been cast in The CW's "Arrow" TV series, as a DC Comic's villain:

Actor Nick Tarabay, memorable as the scheming gladiator 'Ashur' in "Spartacus: War Of The Damned" has landed a multi-episode role as 'George Digger Harkness' aka 'Captain Boomerang'.

The character will appear in Episode #3.7 and Episode #3.8.

The character will be introduced then carry over into the eighth episode, in which he'll likely face 'The Flash', who crosses over into 'Starling City'.

Other "Spartacus: War Of The Damed" actors appearing on "Arrow", include Cynthia Addai-Robinson as 'Amanda Waller', Manu Bennett as 'Slade Wilson' aka 'Deathstroke' and Katrina Law as 'Nyssa Raatko' ('al Ghul').

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- Michael Stevens

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Another "Spartacus" Star Is An "Arrow" Villain

16 September 2014 7:03 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Another regular from Starz's "Spartacus" is joining the cast of "Arrow" as a villain.

Nick Tarabay has scored the recurring role of Digger Harkness, better known as DC villain Captain Boomerang, in the upcoming third season of the series.

In the show, he will be an ex-argus operative skilled in martial arts and espionage, with a thirst for vengeance against his former employers. In the comics, he's an enemy of the Flash with ties to the Suicide Squad.

Tarabay will appear in the seventh and eighth episodes of the new season, the latter serving as part of a two-hour crossover event between "Arrow"" and "The Flash".

The actor marks the third "Spartacus" alum to play a villain on the show following Katrina Law as Nyssa al Ghul and Manu Bennett as last year's season-long villain Slade Wilson/Deathstroke.

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‘Arrow’ Casts ‘Spartacus’ Alum Nick Tarabay for Villain Role

16 September 2014 5:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The CW’s “Arrow” has cast “Spartacus” alum Nick Tarabay as villain Digger Harkness, better known as Captain Boomerang.

Tarabay will first appear in the seventh episode of the show’s upcoming third season. The role will carry over into the eighth episode, a crossover with The CW’s new series “The Flash.”

Tarabay is not the first “Spartacus” vet to visit “Arrow.” Other cast members to appear in both shows include Cynthia Addai-Robinson, who plays Amanda Waller on The CW show; Katrina Law, who recurs as Nyssa al Ghul, and Manu Bennett, who portrayed the villainous Deathstroke.

Arrow” will premiere at 8 p.m. on Oct. 8 on the CW.

EW first broke the news.

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- Kevin Noonan

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New Hobbit 3,Battle Of Five Armies Movie Banner Shows Almost Everyone In Action

15 September 2014 2:12 PM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Recently, New Line Cinema delivered this new movie banner (above) for their upcoming "Hobbit 3: The Battle Of The Five Armies," and it looks quite epic to say the least, featuring just about every major character in action. As for the movie, it stars: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Fry, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, Orlando Bloom, John Bell, Manu Bennett, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Billy Connolly, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Lawrence Makoare, Sylvester McCoy, Graham McTavish, Dean O'Gorman, Mikael Persbrandt, and Aidan Turner. In the new flick, an enraged Smaug will rain his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town. Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin will sacrifice friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo's »

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New banner for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

15 September 2014 12:25 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With three months to go until we return to Middle-earth, an epic new banner for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has arrived online, featuring all of the main players from the final chapter of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy. Click the image for a high-resolution version of the banner in all its glory…

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town.

Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo’s frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. »

- Gary Collinson

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Absolutely Enormous Banner For ‘The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies’ Lands

15 September 2014 11:50 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Heading to cinemas this coming December is the very last instalment in the hugely popular Hobbit series of movies from director Peter Jackson. Today, a massive banner for The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies was unleashed by the folks over at Warner Bros/ MGM, which we’re kind of expecting to show up in a cinema foyer near you very soon.

Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Fry, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, Orlando Bloom, John Bell, Manu Bennett, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Billy Connolly, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Lawrence Makoare, Sylvester McCoy, Graham McTavish, Dean O’Gorman, Mikael Persbrandt and Aidan Turner star in the film. Jackson directs from his own screenplay, which he co-wrote with Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, and Guillermo del Toro. »

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Mark Walhberg Is Still Obsessed With Flash Gordon In First Image For Ted 2

15 September 2014 8:58 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After his second directorial feature, A Million Ways To Die In The West, was met with disappointing reviews, Seth MacFarlane is poised to return to more financially sound pastures with his upcoming comedy sequel, Ted 2.

With Amanda Seyfried and Morgan Freeman joining the cast, production is beginning to ramp up ahead of the film’s 2015 release date. That aforementioned duo will join Mark Walhberg for the R-rated romp, who recently took to Twitter to upload an image of his character (John Bennett) sitting atop a Flash Gordon-styled motorcycle.

Ready to ride? Mark on the set of Ted 2 with a new #IndianScout pic.twitter.com/EjuKUxnIYh

Mark Wahlberg (@mark_wahlberg) September 10, 2014

Does this mean that Flash Gordon himself — aka Sam Jones — will have another cameo role for Ted 2? At this stage, we can only hope. Nevertheless, we understand that the sequel will pick up shortly after the events of the first film, »

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Mark Wahlberg Gets a Flashy New Ride in Photo from Set of 'Ted 2'

15 September 2014 8:04 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Some casting information has been surfacing over the past week regarding the comedy sequel Ted 2, and that's mostly because the comedy sequel is currently in production over in Boston right now. However, we've yet to see any photos from the set and no plot details have surfaced at all (beyond Morgan Freeman playing a successful civil rights lawyer who helps Ted with some legal trouble). But now we get a hint of what could be going on in the film set for release next summer as star Mark Wahlberg posted a photo from the set on Twitter for everyone to see. Not only does he show off his ripped arms, but it seems his character John Bennett also has a slick new ride inspired by his hero and wedding officiator, Flash Gordon. Here's the photo Mark Wahlberg posted from the set of Seth MacFarlane's Ted 2 on Twitter: Ready to ride? »

- Ethan Anderton

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Mark Wahlberg rides a motorcycle in first photo from Ted 2

13 September 2014 3:03 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Mark Wahlberg has revealed the first glimpse of Ted 2.

Wahlberg reprises his role as John Bennett in Seth MacFarlane's comedy sequel about the friendship between John and his childhood teddy bear (voiced by MacFarlane), which came to life because of a childhood wish.

The photo was posted on the actor's official Twitter page with the caption: "Ready to ride? Mark on the set of Ted 2 with a new #IndianScout."

Ted 2 will feature new cast members, including Morgan Freeman and Amanda Seyfried who is replacing Mila Kunis as the female lead.

Kunis starred in the first movie as John's longtime girlfriend.

Seyfried recently worked with MacFarlane on em>A Million Ways to Die in the West.

Universal Pictures will release Ted 2 on June 26, 2015 in the Us and on July 10, 2015 in the UK. »

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Mark Wahlberg in first image from Ted 2

13 September 2014 1:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A couple of days ago we got some set photos from Ted 2 showing returning stars Mark Wahlberg and Sam Jones, and now the first official image from Seth MacFarlane’s comedy sequel has arrived online, featuring Wahlberg’s John Bennett sitting atop a Flash Gordon motorcycle…

Ted 2 is set for release on June 26th 2015, with Jessica Barth returning alongside MacFarlane, Wahlberg and Jones and Amanda Seyfried (Les Miserables) and Morgan Freeman (Now You See Me) both joining the cast.

The post Mark Wahlberg in first image from Ted 2 appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Gary Collinson

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'Ted 2' Photo Reveals Mark Wahlberg's Flash Gordon Motorcycle!

12 September 2014 4:08 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Are you ready for more love to be bestowed upon the 1980 Flash Gordon in Ted 2? Returning star Mark Wahlberg has tweeted the first image of himself on set, seated on a custom red Indian Scout motorcycle that has been adorned with the semi-iconic 80s Flash Gordon logo.

Take a look:

Ready to ride? Mark on the set of Ted 2 with a new #IndianScoutpic.twitter.com/EjuKUxnIYh

Mark Wahlberg (@mark_wahlberg) September 10, 2014

The original Ted was rife with Flash Gordon jokes and references, with Mark Wahlberg's John Bennett being a huge fan of the seminal sci-fi flop. The running gag culminates with a cameo appearance from that film's leading man Sam J. Jones making a rare big screen appearance. The actor is currently not listed as part of the cast for Ted 2, but looking at John's new ride, a surprise return is certainly not out of the question. »

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The Flash: Andrew Kreisberg Praises Wentworth Miller's 'Captain Cold' And More

11 September 2014 8:40 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Regardless of how you feel about any of the Marvel and DC Comics TV shows currently on the air (or on the way), there's no denying that they occasionally fall short in terms of casting mostly due to considerably lower budgets than movies like The Avengers or Batman v Superman! However, we've seen a lot of unexpected and interesting decisions made in that respect which have ended up delivering really fantastic performances that it's hard to imagine even the biggest A-List star topping...who can beat Manu Bennett's Deathstroke for example? Regardless, in a recent interview with Comic Book Resources, Arrow and The Flash executive producer Andrew Kreisberg weighed in on why he's excited for fans to see the villains (well, The Rogues) in the latter series... The hardest thing is that some of these characters have been around since the '50s and '60s, and they could very easily head into camp. »

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Morgan Freeman signs on for Ted 2

10 September 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

Ted 2 looks to have added a little gravitas to its ensemble, with the news that Morgan Freeman has agreed to join the comedy sequel. Freeman will apparently play a civil rights lawyer, who comes to Ted’s rescue when the foul-mouthed bear finds himself experiencing some legal difficulties. Not much else has been revealed about the plot as yet, although we do know that Mark Wahlberg will be returning as Ted’s human buddy, John Bennett. He’ll be joined by Amanda Seyfried, replacing Mila Kunis as the female lead, while Seth...

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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Big Bang, Bones, Good Wife, Arrow, Supernatural, Soa, Once, NCIS and More

10 September 2014 7:03 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Send any/all of the above to askausiello@tvline.com

Question: It’s been too long since you’ve had anything on Bones. With the show about to return, what can you tease about it? —Cassidy

Ausiello: Booth and Brennan are going incognito again, and the setting for their covert mission sounds Lol hilarious. “They are going to be undercover at a crossword puzzle tournament,” reveals exec producer Stephen Nathan, who hints that they will be taking on new aliases this time around. “That remains to be seen, »

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Morgan Freeman joins Seth MacFarlane's Ted 2

10 September 2014 3:08 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Morgan Freeman is joining the cast of Seth MacFarlane's movie Ted 2.

The sequel follows the continuing comedic adventures of John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) and his living teddy bear (MacFarlane).

Freeman has been cast as a civil rights lawyer who steps up to defend Ted in a highly-controversial court case, reports Variety.

Amanda Seyfried was recently cast as the female lead for Ted 2, after working with writer-director MacFarlane on A Million Ways to Die in the West.

Production on the Ted sequel is currently underway in Boston.

Universal Pictures will release Ted 2 on June 26, 2015 in the Us and on July 10, 2015 in the UK. »

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New image from The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

10 September 2014 1:10 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With just over three months to go before our final trek to Middle-earth for Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy, a new image from The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has arrived online, featuring Thranduil (Lee Pace), Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) and Bard the Bowman (Luke Evans). Take a look…

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town.

Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo’s frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. But there are even greater dangers ahead. »

- Gary Collinson

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Morgan Freeman joins Seth MacFarlane’s Ted 2

10 September 2014 12:52 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Academy Award Winner Morgan Freeman has signed on to appear alongside everyone’s favourite foul-mouthered teddy bear in Ted 2, the sequel to 2012’s monster hit.

Now in the record books as the highest-grossing original R-rated movie of all time, Ted is all set to return to the big screen next summer. Seth MacFarlane is back as the voice of the titular stuffed bear, alongside the returning Mark Wahlberg as his owner John Bennett. Mila Kunis is set to reappear as well as John’s fiance Lori, but it is unclear how big her role may be, considering that A Million Ways To Die In The West co-star Amanda Seyfried has been set as the new female lead for a while now.

Also, as reported today by the Daily Mail, Flash Gordon himself Sam Jones will appear once again as the 80’s hero. The actor was seen on set over »

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Morgan Freeman Joins Ted 2

10 September 2014 11:49 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Seth MacFarlane always likes to pepper his projects with pop cultural references and respectable actors doing outrageous things for a laugh, and 2012’s Ted was no exception. The sequel to the talking teddy comedy is going the same route, with Morgan Freeman set to take a role.MacFarlane is already shooting the sequel in Boston, with Mark Wahlberg and a swathe of the supporting cast back for more, Amanda Seyfried joining as a potential love interest for Wahlberg’s John Bennett and another new addition in the shape of Richard Schiff.While the story for the new movie is still largely a secret, Variety reports that Freeman will be a famous civil rights lawyer who helps out our furry hero (voiced once again by MacFarlane) when he needs help with some legal issues. Sounds like Ted, the bear brought to life by a Christmas wish, will have some issues proving his status. »

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Morgan Freeman to Play Civil Rights Lawyer in Ted 2

10 September 2014 11:45 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Ted is coming back to the big screen on June 26, 2015 and we know he’s bringing Mark Wahlberg, Amanda Seyfried, Jessica Barth and a little Mila Kunis with him, but that’s not all.  It’s being reported that Morgan Freeman has officially joined the cast of Ted 2 as well. We don’t have any plot details yet, but apparently Freeman is set to play an iconic civil rights lawyer who steps in to help Ted out with some legal issues.  Hit the jump for more on the sequel to Seth MacFarlane’s 2012 hit. MacFarlane is writing, directing and voicing our favorite crude, horny and irresponsible big screen teddy bear again.  We’ve also got Wahlberg returning as Ted’s longtime thunder buddy, John Bennett, and Barth coming back to play Ted’s girlfriend, supermarket cashier, Tami-Lynn.  Seyfried will replace Kunis as the female lead, but a little while back, »

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'Ted 2' Casts Morgan Freeman in a Key Role

10 September 2014 11:06 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Morgan Freeman has signed on for a pivotal role in the Universal Pictures comedy sequel Ted 2, alongside Mark Wahlberg and Amanda Seyfried.

While no specific story details have been given, insiders claim Morgan Freeman is playing an iconic civil rights lawyer who helps Ted (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) take care of some legal issues. Director Seth MacFarlane wanted a major star for this role, and he had reportedly been eyeing Morgan Freeman all along.

Mark Wahlberg is returning as John Bennett, a grown man with a talking teddy bear as his best friend. Amanda Seyfried joined the cast in February as the female lead, with a majority of the Ted supporting cast returning as well, including Mila Kunis, Patrick Warburton and Jessica Barth. Our February report revealed that Mila Kunis, who played John's girlfriend Lori, will have a much smaller role in the sequel.

Variety reports that the rest »

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