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Sneak Peek new images of actor Ben Affleck, currently playing 'Bruce Wayne/Batman' in director Zack Snyder's "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice", taking a break from his filming schedule while in La with his family.
"It is the intended sequel to 2013's 'Man of Steel' and the second installment in the 'DC Cinematic Universe'.
"Zack Snyder is directing the film, written by Chris Terrio, from a story by Snyder and David S. Goyer, starring Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Tao Okamoto, and Holly Hunter..."
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- Michael Stevens
From executive producer David S. Goyer and director Neil Marshall, Constantine is based on the wildly popular comic book series Hellblazer from DC Comics. John Constantine (Matt Ryan) is a seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult, armed with a ferocious knowledge of the dark arts and his wicked wit, but his soul is already damned to hell. While at the NBC portion of the TCA Press Tour, David S. Goyer talked about when he was first introduced to Constantine in the comics, what he loved about the character, why they decided to call the series Constantine instead of Hellblazer, how they saw over 500 people for the role of John Constantine, the comic book storyline they were inspired by for the start of the show, how they’ll handle things like the smoking and his bisexuality, the creative input they get from Geoff Johns and DC Entertainment, introducing other »
- Christina Radish
At this year.s Television Critics Association summer press tour, the first of three comic book TV shows to present a panel was "Constantine." NBC's adaptation of "Hellblazer" stars Matt Ryan as John Constantine, a blonde haired, British exorcist/demonologist. During the panel, producers David S. Goyer and Daniel Cerone discussed the decision to eliminate the new character Liv Aberdine (Lucy Griffiths) and announced the casting of Angelica Celaya as Zed, from the comic books. »
There are a lot of "what ifs" in the movie business. There are so many options when it comes to casting actors to play characters in movies. Superhero films are huge right now, and I love most of the actors that studios have cast to play these badass characters. Christian Bale as Batman, Andrew Garfield aa Spider-Man, Henry Cavill as Superman, Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, and Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man are just a few of many. But these characters could have easily been played by other actors. It's hard to imagine that now since we're already invested in what's in front of our eyes.
I've come up with a list of actors who almost played some of these superheroes. You may already know about some of the close calls on the list, you may not, but when I was researching for this article there were a few things I didn't know before, »
- Joey Paur
London – Emma Thompson, James Schamus and Steven Knight have been lined up to headline the latest series of screenwriters' lectures organized here by BAFTA and the British Film Institute. Now in its fifth year, the BAFTA and BFI Screenwriters’ Lecture Series has previously featured the likes of Julian Fellowes, David S. Goyer, John Logan and Charlie Kaufman. The latest season is set to take place in London between Sept. 18 and Sept. 29. Photos Oscar Screenwriters Roundtable “The Screenwriters’ Lecture Series has become a highlight of the BAFTA events calendar," said BAFTA’s deputy chairman, John Willis. "Over the
- Alex Ritman
We thought it was dead, but could Enlisted actually get a second chance on Yahoo?
As a follow-up to the post last night about NBC straight-washing Constantine, it turns out that the reporter who asked the original question was our own Jim Halterman, and Jim sent over the full transcript. Turns out David Goyer was probably expecting to be asked about it.
These days, comic-book adaptations are dominated by big names like Batman, Superman, and The Avengers. The latest antihero to score his own adaptation is lesser known but just as beloved. His name is John Constantine, aka Hellblazer, and he's the titular star of NBC's upcoming drama Constantine. The producers and stars appeared on a panel during the 2014 Summer TCA to discuss the show and let audiences know just how faithful it will be to the original comic-book series, which ran for over two decades. Here's the scoop. He isn't bisexual . . . for now. One of Constantine's most controversial characteristics is his preference for both men and women. When asked whether the show will include this aspect of his personality, executive producer David S. Goyer said, "Constantine is a character who's been around for many years. He started in Swamp Thing; then the Hellblazer comic ran for 25 years - it actually »
- Maggie Pehanick
Liv (Lucy Griffiths) has a supernatural second sight, is targeted by demons, teams up with occult detective John Constantine, and was set to be a major character on NBC’s Constantine series that debuts this fall. But it was recently revealed that actress Lucy Griffiths had departed from the show, and now the creators of Constantine have announced a new character in Liv’s place that should please fans of the DC comic book series the show is based on.
The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Zed, an important character from the comics, will be introduced early in the show’s run as the new leading lady. Zed will be played by actress Angelica Celaya (Dallas, Burn Notice). A woman with a dark past, Zed will be Constantine’s companion on the show as he takes on the worst hell has to offer. Executive producer David Goyer explained the move at »
- Derek Anderson
On Friday, it was announced that NBC had decided to axe its female lead in the upcoming DC series Constantine, with Lucy Griffths’ (True Blood) original character Liv axed after just one episode in order to facilitate the introduction of Hellblazer regular Zed. Well, producers Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer have wasted little time in securing an actress, with news breaking during the Television Critics Assocation summer press tour that Angelica Celaya (Dallas, Burn Notice) has been cast as Zed, who is described as “having a dark past”. Meanwhile, speaking to IGN, Cerone has teased the expansion of the occult side of the DC universe, including the introduction of another familiar face in Jim Corrigan – a.k.a. The Spectre:
“The intention is that we have DC’s occult universe open to us and the fact that we had Doctor Fate’s helmet in the pilot is an indication »
- Gary Collinson
Shocking … well, absolutely no one, it was announced today at the Television Critics Association panel on NBC’s upcoming Constantine that the show would not be exploring the character’s bisexuality, because “his sexuality is not a crucial aspect of the character.”
But there’s hope! Executive Producer Daniel Cerone explains that they may get to it … eventually.
“Within this tome of three decades [of comics] there might have been one or two issues where he’s seen getting out of bed with a man. So [maybe] 20 years from now? But there are no immediate plans.”
Great! Then that’s when we’ll watch.
But you have to give the show credit. At least they’ve announced it from the start, and not strung us along like a certain other debacle executive produced by David S. Goyer.
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With filming of NBC's "Constantine" beginning on Tuesday, July 15th, it was important for the powers-that-be to find a new leading lady (it was announced a few days ago that former lead Lucy Griffiths had left the show). Well, it's now mission accomplished!
Per THR's The Live Feed (who also provided the below comparison photo), during the network's presentation to the Television Critics Association today, executive producer David Goyer revealed that Angelica Celaya has been hired to portray Zed, the new character that is replacing Griffiths' Liv.
To handle the change, just "one little scene" will be reshot from the pilot, and Liv's departure will be handled in Episode 1.02.
"She’s someone who can go toe-to-toe with John [Constantine, played by Matt Ryan], and that's ultimately something we felt like we needed," said executive producer Daniel Cerone of Zed, who will be introduced early in the season. "We wanted a more dynamic relationship, as opposed »
- Debi Moore
Ever since NBC announced it was taking on DC Comics’ character of snarky John Constantine, aka Hellblazer, some fans have wondered: Will the broadcast TV version played by Matt Ryan this fall be bisexual like in the comics? When asked about this at the Television Critics Association’s semi-annual press tour Sunday, executive producer Daniel Cerone ran down the various editions of the character that have existed since the demon fighter was introduced in 1985 to suggest his sexuality is not a crucial aspect of the character (nearly all of the character’s relationships in the comics have been with women). “In those comic books, »
- James Hibberd
Just days after Lucy Griffiths was cut, Angelica Celaya ("Dallas," "Burn Notice") has come onboard to play the female lead in NBC's "Constantine," the upcoming TV series adaptation of the "Hellblazer" comics.
Executive producer David Goyer confirmed casting news during the show's panel at Sunday’s summer Television Critics Association press tour.
As the show's producers and writers proceeded to go beyond the pilot, they felt hamstrung by the character and opted for a change of direction. In comes Celaya who will play the DC Comics character of Zed - a woman with a very dark past and initially a foil who becomes Constantine's trusted friend.
Executive producer Daniel Cerone says: "She’s someone who can go »
- Garth Franklin
TV pilot production is an inexact science. Certain characters or ideas don't quite click, so you change them, or you abandon them, and then you move on. In these days of leaner budgets, though, it's trickier to deal with the changes as thoroughly as might be ideal, which is why much of NBC's press tour session for "Constantine" was devoted to a character who now won't be in the show past the pilot. In the original version of the pilot — based on the John Constantine character from DC Comics, here played by Matt Ryan as an exorcist and "dabbler in the dark arts" — Constantine befriends Liv Aberdine, played by Lucy Griffiths, the daughter of a friend of his, and someone with her own undiscovered connection to the world of the occult. The pilot takes Lucy on an emotional journey from skeptical, to fearful, to believing devoutly in the war against evil that John is fighting, »
- Alan Sepinwall
Constantine has found its leading lady!
Telenovela star Angélica Celaya has joined the cast as comic book character Zed, executive producers David Goyer and Daniel Cerone announced at the Television Critics Association's fall previews on Sunday.
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- Natalie Abrams
NBC’s Constantine has found its new leading lady.
Telemundo star Angelica Celaya, whose stateside credits include Dallas and Burn Notice, has been cast in the upcoming drama as Zed, it was announced Sunday at the Television Critics Assoc. summer press tour in Beverly Hills.
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“She’s someone who can go toe-to-toe with John,” executive producer Daniel Cerone said. »
News only broke fairly recently that the female lead on NBC's Constantine was being replaced for another DC Comics heroine. Actress Lucy Griffiths, who plays the female lead Liv (whom fans assumed was an amalgamation of a few Hellblazer characters), will be replaced by Zed, another staple of Vertigo's Hellblazer comic series. Producers of the show simply stated that the rationale for the switch was simply that they wanted to take the show in a different direction. There's scuttlebutt that says this was in reaction to the pilot leaking but consider that unconfirmed fan speculation at this point. Replacing Griffiths is actress Angelica Celaya, who will play Zed. .@AngelicaCelaya is coming to #Constantine as Zed. pic.twitter.com/Kii4BAV5Zd — Constantine (@NBCConstantine) July 13, 2014 Also, here's a recap of the highlights of the panel, courtesy of Constantine's official twitter account. -Expect lots of DC Comics easter eggs in the pilot. »
Celaya’s Zed will replace Liv (Lucy Griffiths) as the female lead of the show following the pilot.
In the comics, Mary “Zed” Martin is an artist who becomes John Constantine’s lover and joins his fight against the forces of darkness.
On Griffiths’ exit, Cerone said, “Pilots are great because they’re a bit of a litmus test, we get to figure out what works and what doesn’t … Liv is a great character, she’s wide-eyed, she’s reactive, [but] we felt a bit hamstrung by her, frankly.” Liv was a character invented specifically for the show, »
- Laura Prudom
Days after co-lead Lucy Griffiths exited NBC's Constantine, the DC Comics adaptation has found Zed: Angelica Celaya. Executive producer David Goyer revealed the casting news during the show's panel at Sunday's summer Television Critics Association press tour. "She's someone who can go toe-to-toe with John [Constantine], and that's ultimately something we felt like we needed," said executive producer Daniel Cerone of the new DC Comics character to be introduced early in the season. "We wanted a more dynamic relationship, as opposed to someone who is a teacher/mentor and a student. It just didn't feel as fertile
- Philiana Ng
While at the Starz portion of the TCA Press Tour, Starz CEO Chris Albrecht took some time to talk about new and returning programming. During the interview, he spoke about the new showrunner for Season 3 of Da Vinci’s Demons, that he’s optimistic about a third season of Black Sails, what viewers can expect from the BBC co-production The Missing, airing in the fall, how the first season of Outlander will be split into two parts, with the first half premiering on August 9th and the second half in early 2015, that if audiences get behind the show, they’ll continue the journey, why he decided to go ahead with American Gods as a series, after HBO decided not to move forward, and how he offered Universal three years, if they’d do Fifty Shades of Grey as a TV series, but they declined. Check out what he had to say after the jump. »
- Christina Radish
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