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The Week in Spandex – S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Dark Knight Returns for Justice League, Charlie Sheen as Spider-Man and more

2 September 2012 11:55 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Our weekly round up of the big news stories from the world of screen superheroes, including S.H.I.E.L.D., The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Guardians of the Galaxy, Justice League, The Dark Knight Rises, The Dark Knight Returns, The Amazing Spider-Man, Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall, The Wolverine, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Arrow and Charlie Sheen as Spidey…

We’ll start things off this week with the news that Joss Whedon’s previously announced Marvel TV series will centre around the exploits of the Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement and Logistics Division – a.k.a. S.H.I.E.L.D. – with Whedon currently developing the project alongside his regular collaborators (and relatives) Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tanchaeoen. There’s no word yet on whether the show will include S.H.I.E.L.D. agents such as Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury, Cobie Smulders’ Maria Hill or Maximiliano Hernandez’s Jasper Sitwell, but assuming it »

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'Kick-Ass 2' casts Andy Nyman as villain

27 August 2012 9:24 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Kick-Ass 2 has cast Andy Nyman as a villain known as The Tumour. The British actor's character is a member of The Toxic Mega-c***s, a gang led by the movie's primary antagonist Red Mist. Nyman has previously appeared in the films Dead Babies and Severance, as well as the E4 horror satire Dead Set. Directed by Jeff Wadlow, Kick-Ass 2 sees Aaron Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse (more) »

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Andy Nyman Joins Kick-ass 2 As 'The Tumor'

26 August 2012 8:25 AM, PDT | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

According to his official website, actor/writer/director Andy Nyman has been cast in Jeff Wadlow's Kick-Ass sequel as The Tumor (Tumour?), one of the members of the super-villain team, The Toxic Mega-c#nts. Nyman may not be very familiar Stateside, but he has starred in movies such as Dead Babies, Severance, and the brilliant E4 horror satire Dead Set. Jeff Wadlow will direct Kick-Ass 2, which will begin shooting this September in Toronto and London. Aaron Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Nicholas Cage are all set to return. We still don't know who will play "Mother Russia", but expect a bit of news on that soon enough. »

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