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- Silas Lesnick
Beach has been cast as Jesse Kane, part of a group of high-seas hijackers who has a fateful interaction with Aquaman. Beach guest-starred alongside Momoa on “Stargate: Atlantis” several years ago and acted in Wan’s “Insidious: Chapter 2.”
The cast also includes Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Ludi Lin, Dolph Lundgren, Temuera Morrison and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta. Peter Safran is producing. Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Rob Cowan and DC Film’s Geoff Johns and Jon Berg are executive producing.
“Aquaman” is based on the DC Comics character who’s king of Atlantis, born half-human as Arthur Curry and half-Atlantean. He was first introduced in the early 1940s. Momoa made his debut as Aquaman last year in a cameo in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and will reprise that role later this year in “Justice League.”
Beach recently starred in Lionsgate’s “Patriots Day.” TV credits include “Third Watch,” “ER,” “Sons of Anarchy” along with feature films “Waiting to Exhale,” “One False Move,” “True Romance,” “A Family Thing,” “Soul Food,” and Robert Altman’s “Short Cuts.”
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- Dave McNary
A little bit of serenity is coming to Blindspot.
The NBC drama has tapped Firefly and Serenity vet Jewel Staite to guest-star in the April 26 episode as “a mysterious power broker whose allegiance is unknown to the team,” executive producer Martin Gero tells TVLine.
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The role marks a reunion for Staite and Gero, who worked together on The CW’s Canadian import The L.A. Complex. The actress’ other TV credits include The Killing, Stargate: Atlantis and Wonderfalls, as well as episodes of Castle, Legends of Tomorrow, Supernatural and Warehouse 13.
Gero broke »
Were you a fan of Oliver calling time on his days as the Green Arrow?
On Arrow Season 5 Episode 17, Prometheus successfully broke Oliver down, holding him captive for six days until he admitted he was a killer.
What did you think of Malcolm Merlyn being part of it all?
Jim: It's always great to see Merlyn in his element. I'm glad they didn't overuse him in this case. Was just enough to remind us what he was doing at this point in the story.
Steve: I've had a rejuvenated interest in Merlyn ever since he did his Broadway thing on the Flash recently. It was good to see him back and tie into the Bratva storyline.
Kathleen: It's easy to forget nowadays that Merlyn »
- Paul Dailly
In today's Horror Highlights, we have details on Crystal Lake Entertainment's upcoming horror film The Elevator Game, a Q&A with musician Joe Becker—whose creepy chords have helped establish an eerie atmosphere in many horror films—and info on Comet TV's new app.
The Elevator Game Acquired by Crystal Lake Entertainment: "Crystal Lake Entertainment announced the acquisition of The Elevator Game inspired by the Elisa Lam story and written by horror scribe Nicole Jones-Dion. Cunningham will be Executive Producer on the film to be shot in Los Angeles in September. Jones-Dion will direct from her original screenplay.
Jones-Dion describes The Elevator Game as a unique thriller that has ties to the infamous Elisa Lam story.
The Elevator Game was originated in Korea and Japan and went on to gain worldwide notoriety online when it was blamed for the mysterious death of Elisa Lam - a young woman who was »
- Derek Anderson
Sinclair Television Group and MGM’s Comet TV sci-fi and horror broadcast network is now available on televisions nationwide via new apps for Apple TV and Roku.
The free, ad-supported Comet TV — stocked with more than 1,500 hours of MGM programming — launched as a digital multicast network in late 2015, and is currently available in over 100 broadcast markets and online at CometTV.com.
Now you can also watch Comet TV, which is the exclusive broadcast home of the “Stargate” franchise, on Apple TV and Roku devices. However, it’s delivered as a live, 24-hour broadcast feed; the shows and movies in the lineup aren’t available on-demand.
Comet TV’s programming library includes feature films “The Crow,” “Gattaca,” “Labyrinth” and “The Amityville Horror,” and TV series include “Stargate: Atlantis,” “Mystery Science Theater 3000,” “Poltergeist: The Legacy” and, returning in April, “Stargate: Sg-1.” This month the network is running a “March Movie Badness” programming stunt, comprising »
- Todd Spangler
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