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Comic book movies have provided us with some of Hollywood’s most memorable characters over the years – though not always for the right reasons.
There have been some absolutely awful characters depicted and some truly stinking performances – Howard the Duck, Julian McMahon’s Doctor Doom, Topher Grace’s Venom and Vinnie Jones’ Juggernaut are examples of characters and performances that we’d all rather forget – but there have undoubtedly been some great counter-examples. Now that the initial stigma that was attached to comic book movies has disappeared (people really didn’t take them seriously for a while), big things are expected from them as A-list actors are increasingly becoming attached to them and giving highly accomplished performances.
Villain portrayals in particular have proven to bring out the best in actors in a lot of cases, with the evil-doers arguably outdoing the heroes on the popularity front overall »
- Kev Stewart
The distributor has acquired North American rights to George C Wolfe’s drama starring Hilary Swank, Emmy Rossum and Josh Duhamel. Myriad Pictures handles international sales. Separately, Arc has picked up Louder Than Words.
eOne Films Us plans a theatrical release later this year for the story of a self-absorbed young woman whose life is changed when she becomes a caregiver to a woman with Lou Gehrig’s disease.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
The film will be released theatrically later this year.
“You’re Not You” is produced by Dpp in association with Di Novi Pictures (Alison Greenspan) and 2S Films (Molly Smith and Swank).
Swank portrays a woman who has been immobilized by Als and Rossum plays an aimless and self-absorbed college student hired to be her caregiver in spite of her husband’s objections.
The deal was negotiated for eOne Films by Sejin Croninger and for the filmmakers by CAA. »
- Dave McNary
Variety reports unknown Toby Kebbell has been offered the role of Doctor Doom in the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot. Doom is a super genius, sorcerer, and the Four's archenemy. In the 2005 incarnation of the adaptation, he was played by Julian McMahon. Kebbell would be joining a cast that already includes Michael B. Jordan (the Human Torch), Kate Mara (Invisible Woman), Miles Teller (Mr. Fantastic Reed Richards), and Jamie Bell (The Thing). That's a pretty cool group to hang out with, even if they're no Michael Chiklis. »
- Jesse David Fox
Toby Kebbell, last seen battling angry Gods in “Wrath of the Titans” and soon to be seen battling angry apes in “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” will now be playing an angry guy himself in Josh Trank’s reboot of “The Fantastic Four.” The British actor has landed the role of Victor von Doom, aka Doctor Doom, the villain of the upcoming comic book remake that will also star Miles Teller as Mister Fantastic (aka Stretchy Guy), Kate Mara as Invisible Girl (aka anyone in this role will be 100-times more convincing than Jessica Alba), Michael B. Jordan as the Human Torch (aka wiseass guy) and Jamie Bell as the Thing (aka the rock guy). The super foursome, of course, gets their powers after going for a cosmic joyride, or some such. Julian McMahon previously played Doctor Doom in the 2005 movie by director Tim Story, which starred a bunch of grown ups (and, »
Stars: Liam Hemsworth, Gary Oldman, Harrison Ford, Amber Heard, Richard Dreyfuss, Josh Holloway, Embeth Davidtz, Julian McMahon, Kevin Kilner | Written by Jason Dean Hall, Barry L. Levy | Directed by Robert Luketic
Set in the cut-throat world of technology and corporate power Paranoia is an espionage thriller based on the book by Robert Finder, which sees the world’s two most powerful tech billionaires and bitter adversaries stopping at nothing to outwit and destroy each other’s business empires. But when a young rising star (Hemsworth) falls between them, he becomes trapped in the middle of the rivals’ life-and-death game of corporate espionage. By the time he realises his life is in danger, he is in far too deep and knows too much for them to let him just walk away…
- Phil Wheat
Now that we know who's set to play Marvel's First Family in Fox's upcoming reboot The Fantastic Four, attention is shifting towards the villain of the piece, with The Wrap revealing that four actors remain on the shortlist for the role of the ruthless Latverian ruler Doctor Doom.
According to the site, Fox and director Josh Trank (Chronicle) are looking at Eddie Redmayne (Les Miserables), Domhnall Gleeson (Dredd), Toby Kebbell (Wrath of the Titans) and Sam Riley (Control) for the part of Victor Von Doom, who was played by Julian McMahon in Fantastic Four and its sequel Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer.
Who would you like to see taking on the role of Doctor Doom? Let us know in the comments below or head on over to The Flickering Myth Forum...
- Gary Collinson
Producer Matthew Vaughn and director Josh Trank have been doing everything in their power to distance their “Fantastic Four” reboot from the earlier goofy films. Not content with just casting great young actors as the famous superhero team, the filmmakers are looking to surprise with their villain choice too. Played by TV actor Julian McMahon in the two Tim Story-helmed films, Dr. Doom (aka Victor von Doom) is the chief antagonist of the superheroic foursome and a genius in his own right. So which actor will don the armor and hood next? According to The Wrap, it’s down to four: Sam Riley, Eddie Redmayne, Toby Kebbell and Domhnall Gleeson. Gleeson and Riley are both inspired choices in the same vein as rising talents Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller, with Redmayne in a similar position as Kate Mara and Jamie Bell, talented actors who’ve been in the »
- Cain Rodriguez
With The Fantastic Four being announced earlier this month, 20th Century Fox are now looking for their main antagonist, Dr. Victor Von Doom. It looks as though the search is narrowing as four actors are now being considered to take on Kate Mara, Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell in the rebooted franchise. The list is comprised of three British actors and one Irish actor, dispelling rumours of a female Von Doom.
Sam Riley, Eddie Redmayne, Toby Kebbell, and Domhnall Gleeson are all being considered for one of Marvel’s most iconic villains, played previously by Julian McMahon and Joseph Culp in the 2005 and 1994 films respectively. Riley made waves in 2007 for his role in Control as Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis. He will soon be appearing in Disney’s Maleficent. Eddie Redmayne proved his acting chops in My Week With Marilyn and Les Miserables. Kebbell was recently in »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
News Simon Brew 12 Mar 2014 - 07:00
We know who's playing the new Fantastic Four. But who's in the running to take on the role of Dr Doom in the reboot?
Whilst the debate continues to rage over the casting of the members of the Fantastic Four in the upcoming movie reboot from director Josh Trank, attention has also turning to finding an antagonist. Specifically, filling the role of Dr Doom.
And here's Eddie Redmayne and Domnhall Gleeson.
See a Victor von Doom in that lot? »
The world of comic books brought to life on the big screen has gone surgical as the headlines are filled with news of classic comic "doctors" and the people that may play and/or direct them. Beginning with Josh Trank's Fantastic Four reboot at Fox. We already know Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell will play the titular "fantastic" heroes, but who will be their nemesisc Apparently the plan is to bring back Doctor Doom, the character previously played by Julian McMahon (remember himc), and The Wrap reports Sam Riley (Control), Eddie Redmayne (Les Miserables), Toby Kebbell (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) and Domhnall Gleeson (About Time) are the four actors in contention for the role. I'm sure we'll have some news soon enough as Fantastic Four will begin production shortly, targeting a June 19, 2015 release. In other "Doctor" news, when we last heard »
- Brad Brevet
Last week, it was announced that Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Michael B. Jordan, and Miles Teller would be taking on the roles of Susan Storm, Ben Grimm, Johnny Storm, and Reed Richards in the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot. The initial reaction to this news went something like “Say What?!,” mainly due to the unlikely casting of Jamie Bell as rock-faced loudmouth “The Thing.” Though 20th Century Fox are clearly going for a new direction here… seriously: Billy Elliot?
Still, now that we’ve had time to adjust to this news, you can kind of see where the studio are headed with this one; we’re looking at a cooler, sexier Fantastic Four – a crimefightin’ team who will presumably enjoy snarky pop cultural references and Twitter mentions just as much as they’ll enjoy facing off against… well, Doctor Doom, presumably? Though it hasn’t been officially announced yet, it’s »
After the recent “controversy” over the plot and casting of the Fantastic Four reboot, for which our very own site received a nasty email from a legal team representing 20th Century Fox over certain changes to the characters' origins [see story here], the studio behind the new version haven’t let it keep them down in regards to casting the film.
With a script being readied with director Josh Trank (Chronicle), Fox have begun screen testing various actors this week for the main roles in the superhero team. The Hollywood Reporter has apparently been informed that both Emmy Rossum (Shameless, The Day After Tomorrow) and Kate Mara (House of Cards) have both read for the role of Sue Storm a.k.a. The Invisible Woman. In addition, hot young actor Miles Teller (That Awkward Moment, The Spectacular Now) who has been previously linked heavily with involvement in the film, has tested for the Reed Richards/Mister Fantastic role. »
- Gary Collinson
Sandra Bullock has had a varied and extended career filled with several highs. Most recently, she took 2013 by storm with her powerful, Oscar-nominated performance in Gravity. However, her career has also been litered with several lows, including her Razzie-winning role in All About Steve and those needless sequels to Miss Congeniality and Speed. Here at VH1, we took it upon ourselves to go back and re-watch, review and rank her 30+ films. That’s right everything from Forces of Nature to Two Weeks Notice finds its place among Bullock’s best films listed from worst to best.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 3%
Box Office: $164 million
30. All About Steve
Released in the same year »
- Stacy Lambe
So, how do you feel about a lady Dr. Doom? Reports have been emerging that the new Fantastic Four film is going to take some drastic liberties with the source material. A report that surfaced last month posited that they would be non-explorer characters, one quickly dismissed by director Josh Trank. Other casting rumors have popped up suggesting that the group would be much younger and less-accomplished than earlier incarnations of Marvel.s First Family. But until now, no one has really floated the idea that apparently Fox are considering. THR claims that the production is seeking a big name to play the villainous Dr. Doom, a character considerably intertwined with the early days of the characters, and played by Julian McMahon in the earlier films. But what seems curious is that they claim Fox "isn.t ruling out switching genders for the role." Which, uh. would be a departure. »
Yesterday, Josh Trank went on record to deny some recent plot rumours which had been doing the rounds and left many fans with a bad taste in their mouths about Fox’s The Fantastic Four reboot. Several names have already been mentioned when it comes to filling the roles of Mr. Fantastic, The Invisible Woman and The Thing, with the only confirmed cast member being Michael B. Jordan as The Human Torch.
The Hollywood Reporter now reveal that Kate Mara (127 House) and Emmy Rossum (The Day After Tomorrow) have both tested for the role of Susan Storm/The Invisible Woman, while Miles Teller (The Spectacular Now) has auditioned for Reed Richard/Mr. Fantastic. English actor Christian Cook (Cemetery Junction) meanwhile is the only – and first – actor mentioned to be in the running to play Ben Grimm/The Thing.
However, the most interesting part of their report is the fact that »
- Josh Wilding
With testing currently under way to determine which quartet of actors will be cast as The Fantastic Four, two new contenders have emerged. Emmy Rossum read for the role of Sue Storm on Tuesday, while Christian Cooke read for Ben Grimm.
This new report also indicates that Doctor Doom will be the main villain and that they are seeking an A-list actor for the role. However, in an unusual twist that may upset die-hard comic book fans, the studio may possibly switch genders for the role, casting a female Doctor Doom. Julian McMahon portrayed Dr. Doom in both 2005's Fantastic Four and the sequel, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.
Miles Teller read for the Reed Richards role yesterday, but that's not a surprise since he's been rumored to be in contention since last August. Another early candidate for to play Mr. Fantastic, the leader of this superhero group »
Kirk D’Amico and his team will commence sales at the Efm next month on the inspirational drama starring Hilary Swank.
Prince Azim’s Dpp is producing the film, marking what could become a significant move into production and financing by the son of the Sultan of Brunei, with Di Novi Pictures and 2S Films. CAA represents Us rights.
Shana Feste and Jordan Roberts adapted the novel by Michelle Wildgen about an accomplished woman in her 30s who is diagnosed with the incurable disease Als and hires a young woman as her care-giver with mutually beneficial results. The project is in post-production,
Prince Azim serves »
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You might recognize actress Valerie Cruz from her recurring roles on True Blood, Dexter, Homeland and Nip/Tuck, on which she starred opposite TV hunks Julian McMahon, Michael C. Hall, Jimmy Smits and Alexander Skarsgard. Her latest role, as FBI Agent Gina Mendez on Fox's hit series The Following - it returned for its second season Sunday night - adds to her impressive resumé. It also officially places the 37-year-old stunner one degree closer to Kevin Bacon. She's also working on a new Amazon series called Bosch based on the Michael Connelly books. Here are five "degrees" to get you »
- Lee Hernandez
We reminisce below over the humble Aussie acting beginnings of other Hollywood actors and actresses - and see which soaps spawned the most successful stars:
Chris Hemsworth played Jamie Kane in Neighbours back in 2002 and was in Home and Away as Kim Hyde from 2004 to 2007. The Aussie actor has since appeared in Hollywood blockbusters like Thor and The Avengers, and most recently played the late James Hunt in Ron Howard's Rush.
20 items from 2014
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