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Fairly early on in it’s second season, Arrow made a significant jump in quality, propelling it from the fun and eminently enjoyable show of season one to a rip-roaring adventure show that seemed to please die-hard fans and critics in equal measure.This leap in quality was felt in all aspects of the show: the actors all improved notably, becoming more and more comfortable in their roles; the budget had obviously been increased, lending extremely high production value. The action choreography, which was already one of the highlights of season one, ratcheted up a notch; the show crafted a superb and compelling villain in Manu Bennett’s Slade Wilson aka Deathstroke; and the season long story arc was a triumph, culminating in a blockbuster season finale that left fans clamouring for more.
One of the best things about Arrow during season two was the inclusion of many »
- Michael Gordon
Manu Bennett Discusses Deathstroke’s Possible Return. Manu Bennett has received praise from fans for portraying the villainous Slade Wilson Aka Deathstroke on The CW’s Arrow. Ever since his imprisonment last season, the question on everyone’s minds is if Deathstroke will ever return. Luckily Manu Bennett answered that question [...]
- Mufsin Mahbub
Great comic book heroes tend to be shaped by great villains, and Arrow is no exception. With Season 2 of the series the show’s writers swung for the fences, pitting Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) up against one of the deadliest men in the DC Comics universe: Deathstroke a.k.a. Slade Wilson. With that supervillain now stepping aside for Ra’s al Ghul himself, actor Manu Bennett hints that fans haven’t seen the last of Deathstroke – not if the showrunners get their way, that is.
Anyone who followed along with Oliver Queen’s battle against Wilson’s forces knows that the superhuman killer got what was coming to him. But even if Wilson ended up return to ‘the island,’ dwelling alone ...
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- Andrew Dyce
Bennett's character served as the central antagonist of the show's second season. Appearing at the Wizard World Nashville Comic Con (via ComicBook.com), Bennett was asked when we might see his return to The CW series:
"Realistically, when we talk about storyline, they threw me into a really interesting place, Purgatory. And you know, I'm left at the end, shaking the bars, going, 'I keep my promises, kid.' And I think I meant it. So I don't think that they are just going to let that voice subside into the vast abyss.
But at this stage, I don't know. They said at the end of the season last year, they said, 'Look, we want you back. We want you back. »
- Garth Franklin
Slattery is joining the upcoming comedy film in an undisclosed role, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Seyfrie worked with MacFarlane on his most recent film A Million Ways to Die in the West.
Ted 2 opens on June 26, 2015 in the Us and July 10, 2015 in the UK. »
With less than three months to go before we return to Middle-earth for the final instalment of The Hobbit trilogy, Peter Jackson has been talking to Total Film about the upcoming The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, and specifically how he’s expanding the source material in order to provide a suitably epic climax to his Lord of the Rings prequel.
“We’re developing more story with the elves and with Gandalf. We’re developing the character of Bard the Bowman. We’re able to expand what was there, bring in a little bit extra to the mythology and open it up a bit. What we’re trying to do is have a lot of that conflict and resolution happen during the course of the battle, so it doesn’t just become all action. There’s still a plot with the characters to follow, even though they’re »
- Gary Collinson
Manu Bennett has arguably been one of The best parts of Arrow since he first appeared as Slade Wilson in the first season, with his take on the costumed Deathstroke during the second taking the character to a level which has seen many fans demand that he play the villain on the big screen. During a recent appearance at the Wizard World Nashville Comic Con (via ComicBook.com), the actor was asked when we might see him return to The CW series. "Realistically, when we talk about storyline, they threw me into a really interesting place, Purgatory. And you know, I’m left at the end, shaking the bars, going, ‘I keep my promises, kid.’ And I think I meant it. So I don’t think that they are just going to let that voice subside into the vast abyss." So, quite a vague answer there, but Bennett would go »
Movie News - Liam Neeson is on board to to star in 'Ted 2.' The 62-year-old actor has landed a starring role in Seth MacFarlane's comedy sequel, which follows the adventures of John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) and his living brown bear, Ted (MacFarlane). The 40-year-old director-turned-producer announced the news on his Twitter account last night (24.09.14), by tweeting: ''Yesterday Liam Neeson, today Morgan Freeman. Not a bad week for #Ted2. (sic).'' Freeman, 77, will reportedly play a civil rights lawyer in the movie and, although plot details are being kept tightly underwraps, it is thought his character will step in to help the foul-mouthed bear when he finds himself in a spot of legal trouble mid-way through the film. MacFarlane, who is writing, directing and starring in the movie, wanted high-profile actors to join the sequel and had his eye on a number of stars from the beginning. 'Ted 2', »
Liam Neeson must have enjoyed his time on the set of Seth MacFarlane's A Million Ways To Die In The West. The Hollywood Reporter has announced that the actor has boarded MacFarlane's next, Ted 2. The first Ted was a massive hit for the writer/director/actor and, while audiences didn't show much love to A Million Ways, there's still a lot of buzz around this sequel.
Nothing is known about the plot of the film at this time, but we do know that the cast will include a returning Mark Wahlberg, as well as new faces Morgan Freeman, Amanda Seyfried, and what is sure to be a litany of celebrity cameos. Could it be that Ted gets kidnapped, and Wahlberg's John Bennett has to enlist the help of a mysterious specialist (Neeson) to track him down? Lord knows with the number of carbon copy films Neeson has been up to lately, »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
With Mark Wahlberg, Amanda Seyfried, and all Morgan Freeman already onboard, the cast of the highly anticipated Ted 2 has grown by one, with director Seth McFarlane tweeting that Liam Neeson had just filmed scenes for the return of the foul mouthed teddy bear, the pair re-teaming after A Million Ways to Die in The West. Now this could just be a cameo, which the actor has a real knock for, with t.v.'s Life is Short, Anchormn 2, and the upcoming Entourage movie under his belt. There is no word on what the role is, but considering McFarlane's love of decades old pop culture references, could he be playing himself, and we see John Bennett put Flash Gordon to one side, and reveal his love for Krull? »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
Liam Neeson clearly enjoyed working with Seth MacFarlane on A Million Ways To Die In The West, even if the box office figures suggest that few moviegoers shared that enthusiasm. The Taken tough guy is appearing in MacFarlane’s latest, comedy sequel Ted 2, as announced in a tweet from the writer/director himself.Neeson is not alone in joining the film. Hitfix has learned that Mad Men’s John Slattery is aboard in an equally unspecified capacity. Whether the pair are key members of the cast or simply popping up for cameos remains to be seen; given the scattershot style of MacFarlane’s works, it could be either.Ted 2 follows up the misadventures of the potty-mouthed toy bear (MacFarlane on voice duty) who was brought to life by a wish from John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg). Few details have emerged about the plot this time, but it may see »
Fans of the hit Starz series Spartacus can now enjoy the entire three-season run with Spartacus: The Complete Series, which is currently available on Blu-ray and DVD from Anchor Bay Home Entertainment. All 33 episodes are included in this boxed set, along with never-before-seen special features such as Spartacus Fan Favorites With Liam McIntyre and The Last Word: John Hannah, which will offer even more entertainment after the series has run its course.
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— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) September 24, 2014
The news comes after Morgan Freeman confirmed he will star in the upcoming comedy sequel.
Arrow: The Complete Second Season
Starling City has been torn apart by the Undertaking, so the need for the hooded vigilante, now known as The Arrow, is more urgent than ever – especially as the city finds itself caught in the grip of a former friend, who has now become one of the mightiest adversaries The Arrow has ever encountered.
The second season of The CW’s DC Comics series Arrow picks up several months after the conclusion to the first season, with billionaire playboy turned masked vigilante Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) having retreated to Lian Yu e following the events of The Undertaking, and the death of his best friend Tommy Merlyn (Colin Donnell). Tracked down by his ‘Team Arrow’ buddies John Diggle (David Ramsey »
- Gary Collinson
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').
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Arrow" Season 3...
- Michael Stevens
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".
Source: The Live Feed »
- Garth Franklin
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.
- Kevin Noonan
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 »
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
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. »
- Paul Heath
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