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According to the super sleuths over at JoBlo, Wade Wilson aka Deathstroke will also feature in David Ayer’s movie as a “hired assassin competing against the Suicide Squad”. The website also claims that Joe Manganiello (who worked with Ayer in Sabotage) could be in line as well as Jai Courtney’s Terminator: Genisys co-star Jason Clarke. Courtney will be playing Captain Boomerang in the picture.
Deathstroke is a popular villain in the DC Universe and was featured as the big bad of Arrow season 2, played by Manu Bennett. He has also appeared in Smallville and Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. The character of Deadpool in the Marvel »
- Luke Owen
Amongst this years Screen Actors Guild Award winners are Eddie Redmayne, who won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of Steven Hawking in The Theory of Everything, Birdman, which took home Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, and Orange Is the New Black, whose star Uzo Uduba claimed the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series category.
Redmayne, dedicated his award to sufferers of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Als), the illness which Hawking himself suffers from. He also went on to congratulate fellow actors such as Bradley Cooper, David Oyelowo and Timothy Spall.
It has been a big weekend for Birdman, which not only won best ensemble »
- Alfie Nobes
The Screen Actors Guild handed out the 21st annual SAG Awards Sunday night live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Here is a rundown of all the nominees and winners as they are announced. And be sure to re-live our live blog of the show here! Theatrical Motion Pictures Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role Steve Carell / John du Pont – "Foxcatcher" (Sony Pictures Classics) Benedict Cumberbatch / Alan Turing – "The Imitation Game" (The Weinstein Company) Jake Gyllenhaal / Louis Bloom – "Nightcrawler" (Open Road Films) Michael Keaton / Riggan – "Birdman" (Fox Searchlight Pictures) **Eddie Redmayne / Stephen Hawking – "The Theory Of Everything" (Focus Features)** - Winner Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role Jennifer Aniston / Claire Bennett – "Cake" (Cinelou Films) Felicity Jones / Jane Hawking – "The Theory Of Everything" (Focus Features) **Julianne Moore / Alice Howland-Jones – "Still Alice" (Sony Pictures Classics)** - Winner Rosamund Pike / Amy Dunne – "Gone Girl »
- Kristopher Tapley
The upcoming Suicide Squad adaptation from Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment, has quickly become one of the most highly anticipated blockbusters of the next few years. Not only will David Ayer (Fury) helm the large scale project, but the film also boasts an all-star cast consisting of Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney and Jared Leto.
However, this past week has seen the production hit a minor speed bump with the unexpected departure of Tom Hardy. It was initially assumed that Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler) would replace the Dark Knight Rises star in the role of Rick Flag, however it has since been revealed that he declined the invitation. Now, two more potential candidates for the part of Flag have arisen, and they are certainly interesting choices!
- Ben Read
I'm on @JimmyKimmelLive tonight. #DreamComeTrue #BreastPump #GreenRoom — Stephen Amell (@amellywood) January 21, 2015 In the aftermath of this victory, Season 3 opens with Arrow now a hero to the citizens of Starling. Crime is down, people feel safer, and Captain Lance even calls off the Anti-Vigilante Task Force. Basking in his success, Oliver believes he can finally have a private life and asks Felicity out on a date. But the second Oliver takes his eye off the ball, a deadly villain reappears in Starling, forcing Oliver to realize that he can never be Oliver Queen — not as long as the city needs The Arrow. Arrow features: Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen/Arrow Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak David Ramsey as John Diggle Willa Holland as Thea Queen Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance Colton Haynes as Roy Harper/Arsenal Paul Blackthorne as Detective Quentin Lance John Barrowman as Malcolm Merlyn/Dark Archer Manu Bennett »
The epic conclusion to Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy – and his Middle-earth series – The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has become just the second film of 2014 to cross $800 million at the global box office, with the fantasy epic pushing its global haul to $803.1 million this past weekend.
The Battle of the Five Armies remains the lowest-grossing instalment of the Middle-earth franchise behind The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring ($869.3 million), and is the second-biggest movie of last year after Transformers: Age of Extinction, which sits on $1.087 billion.
See Also: Read our reviews of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies here and here
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies features a cast that includes Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, with Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Orlando Bloom, »
- Gary Collinson
Director: Rupert Wyatt
Run Time: 111 minutes
Synopsis: The death of a beloved grandfather sends a literature professor with a high-stake gambling addiction on a path of self-loathing and destruction as he counter-balances mounting gaming debts with borrowed money from a number of dangerous loan sharks.
Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes’s Rupert Wyatt shows viewers a glimpse into the havoc of an entitled and self-indulgent whiner hell-bent on self-destruction in his latest film The Gambler that stars Mark Wahlberg in the lead role.
Rebooted from James Toback’s original 1974 film starring James Caan, Wyatt’s direction and William Monahan’s screenplay are decidedly different from their predecessors: not only in comparable terms (the protagonist is still a gambling addicted literature professor and disgraced scion of a wealthy »
- Sacha Hall
Has a S.H.I.E.L.D. romance been shot down for good? Why should Grey’s fans liquor up? Will Castle leave you hanging? Which Arrow pairing has been postponed? Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. fans needs some SkyeWard hope after a certain shot(s) heard round the world in the winter finale. Got anything on their future? –Brooke
It would seem that any last shred of affection ‘tween the two took its hits as well. As Brett Dalton tells me, “Ward had a hell of a time »
Though Ra's al Ghul is a pretty huge DC Comics villain in the grand scheme of things, season three's big bad has still so far paled in comparison to the magnificent Manu Bennett as Slade Wilson/Deathstroke in the last season of Arrow. He'll thankfully be back to shake things up later this season, and TV Line caught up with showrunner Andrew Kreisberg to get the scoop of Slade's return to The CW series. "Slade is definitely [resurfacing] in the present day," he reveals. Will he be happy to learn to of Oliver's demise? "Not that he’s ever happy, but he’s particularly unhappy. When he comes back, he’s out for blood." The site also have some additional details on Vinne Jones' Danny "Brick" Brickwell, revealing that the actor told them that he has a fight scene with an actress who jumps from a window and dangles from a helicopter above. »
Shannara, MTV's new fantasy series based on the popular book series from Terry Brooks, has added John Rhys-Davies, best known for The Lord of the Rings and Indiana Jones, to its cast. The show, which follows the Shannara family thousands of years after civilization's destruction, has previously cast Ivana Baquero as Eretria, Poppy Drayton as Amberle, Austin Butler as Wil Ohmsford, Manu Bennett as Allanon, and Aaron Jakubenko as Ander. Rhys-Davies will join the cast as King Eventine. According to a release, he is Amberle's grandfather who has ruled the kingdom of Arborlon for decades. "Eventine has done questionable things »
- Samantha Highfill
Based on a series of Terry Brooks novels that began in 1977, the fantasy drama is set in our world, but thousands of years after the destruction of civilization. It’s centered on the Shannara family, whose descendants are empowered with ancient magic and whose adventures continuously reshape earth’s future.
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Rhys-Davies will play King Eventine, Amberle’s (Poppy Drayton) grandgfather, who has ruled the Elvin »
- Jethro Nededog
Recently, TV Line talked with Arrow's executive producer, Marc Guggenheim, to get more spoiler intel for the back half of season 3. It turns out that we're going to see Laurel finally put on that "Black Canary" suit. They're definitely bringing back the Suicide Squad for action, and more. In their spoiler report, they said: "The three episodes following Oliver's seeming death "are among the best we've ever done. They're incredibly compelling," Ep Marc Guggenheim promises. The fallout at home not only "makes it necessary" for Laurel to don the Canary costume, but also brings together characters that previously haven't shared a lot of screentime. "There's a lot of Thea and Felicity," and "Felicity will have some pretty big moments with Laurel as well." Diggle gets "emotional" in the first hour back, shares David Ramsey, who also hints that the H.I.V.E. storyline will be revisited. Viewers also »
It seems that many actors who once starred on Starz’ Spartacus series are destined to don a cape, cowl or supervillain moniker and head to the CW. So far, Arrow has employed several actors from the series, including Manu Bennett as Deathstroke, Cynthia Addai-Robinson as Amanda Waller, Katrina Law as Nyssa al Ghul and Nick Tarabay as Captain Boomerang. Now, Arrow‘s sister series, The Flash is upping the ante by casting Spartacus himself, Liam McIntyre.
Mcintyre will appear in the 15th and 16th episodes of the series’ first season as Mark Mardon, the Weather Wizard. This news comes as a bit of a surprise, considering we’ve already seen Mardon’s brother Clint on the series, played by Chad Rook in the pilot episode. As it turns out, Clint’s fate was less ambiguous than we initially thought, and his brother is heading to Central City to cook up a storm of his own. »
- James Garcia
With The Flash set to return later this month from its holiday hiatus, The CW series has added yet another new guest star, with Liam McIntyre (Spartacus) signing on to play Mark Mardon, a.k.a. The Weather Wizard. Fans may recall that, in the Pilot episode, Mark's brother Clyde Mardon (Chad Rook) appeared as The Weather Wizard. Mark Mardon will appear in the 15th episode and 16th episode of the season, using the same sort of weather-controlling abilities as Clyde, to find the man who killed his brother, Detective Joe West (Jesse L. Martin).
The 16th episode, entitled Rogue Time, will also feature two more sibling guest appearances. We reported in December that both Lisa Snart (Peyton List), the sister of Captain Cold/Leonard Snart (Wentworth Miller) and Dante Ramon (Nicholas Gonzalez), older brother of Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes), will be appearing in Rogue Time, although it still isn't »
With The Flash returning in two weeks, The CW is continuing to build up more excitement for the second half of the season as some more big casting news came out today. Comicbook.com has confirmed that Spartacus’s Liam McIntyre has been cast as Rogue member Mark Mardon, better known as Weather Wizard, the brother of Clyde Mardon (Chad Rook), the first Weather Wizard. According to their report, McIntyre will make his debut in episode 15 and will appear in episode 16 as well. McIntyre is now the fifth actor from Spartacus to join the Arrow and Flash universe, joining fellow former co-stars Manu Bennett (Deathstroke), Nick Tarabay (Captain Boomerang), Katrina Law (Nyssa Raatko) and Cynthia Addai-Robinson (Amanda Waller). Both superhero shows are known for casting well-known actors from other big genre shows. In the comic books, Mark is the main Weather Wizard where Clyde was only Mark’s brother and had a very minor… »
Spartacus is coming to Central City. Variety has confirmed that Liam McIntyre, who played the slave-turned-rebel leader in seasons three and four of the cult Starz series, will play Mark Mardon, brother to Clyde (Chad Rook) — who was the first meta-human to tangle with the Flash (Grant Gustin) in the series premiere.
After his brother’s untimely death, Mark returns to Central City to get justice, using his powers — similar to Clyde’s ability to control the weather — to go on a rampage in order to find the man that shot Clyde: Joe West (Jesse L. Martin). McIntyre will appear in episodes 15 and 16 of the freshman series.
McIntyre will be the first “Spartacus” alum to venture to “The Flash,” but many of the thesp’s former co-stars already inhabit the superhero’s world, thanks to guest appearances on “Flash’s” sister series and antecedent, “Arrow.” Fellow “Spartacus” alums who have »
- Laura Prudom
The Arrow and The Flash showrunners sure do love Spartacus alums! On Arrow, Nick Tarabay played Digger Harkness, aka Captain Boomerang, Cynthia Addai-Robinson currently plays A.R.G.U.S. leader Amanda Waller, Katrina Law plays Nyssa al Ghul, and Manu Bennett played (and will return as) the big bad Slade Wilson aka Deathstroke. And now, yet another Spartacus alum is joining in on the DC Comics fun, but this time, he's heading to Arrow's spinoff, The Flash! E! News has confirmed that Liam McIntyre has been cast as a major villain on The Flash, and he will first appear in episode 15. So who is he playing? Remember the first metahuman Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) met in the series premiere, »
The Wrap report that MTV's Shannara TV series has rounded out its cast with Ivana Baquero (Pan's Labyrinth, Gelo, My Other Me), who will play a human character named Eretria. The site describe her as coming "from the wrong side of the tracks, Eretria has been forced to use her beauty and wits to survive." She was raised by thieves known as the Rovers, but then joins Wil Ohmsford (Austin Butler) and Amberle’s (Poppy Drayton) quest to save the Four Lands. Manu Bennett will also star as Allanon. Jon Favreau and Smallville duo Al Gough and Miles Millar will produce the show, which is based on the 20-strong series of novels (there has been one graphic novel also - The Dark Wraith Of Shannara - published back in 2008) in Terry Brooks' Shannara saga. The story is set after the destruction of our civilization in the "great wars", with »
The series based on the famed novels by Terry Brooks is set to begin lensing next month in New Zealand. “Smallville” alums Alfred Gough and Miles Millar are exec producers and showrunners for Sonar Enteratainment.
Baquero will play Eretria, a human from the wrong side of the tracks who uses her wits to survive amid the struggles and adventures of the magic-endowed Shannara clan. It’s a full-boar fantasy genre vehicle populated by elfs, druids, assorted royal figures and other unusual creatures.
Baquero at present is on screen in the Portuguese drama “Gelo,” and she will be featured in the upcoming Fox Intl. pic “My Other Me. »
- Variety Staff
Based on the book series by Terry Brooks, Shannara takes place in a post-apocalyptic world known as the Four Lands. Baquero, who starred in Pan’s Labyrinth, will play Eretria, a lovely young thief who finds herself tagging along on a journey to save that world.
Shannara also stars Austin Butler (The Carrie Diaries) as Wil Ohmsford, a half-elf/half-human who discovers he’s the last member of the Shannara family; Poppy Drayton (Downton Abbey) as Amberle, an elf princess »
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