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"Batman Vs Superman" Updates

7 August 2013 3:48 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Speculation continues as to who will take on the role of 'Batman' in director Zack Snyder's developing 2015 feature "Batman Vs Superman", playing against "Man Of Steel" actor Henry Cavill.

Some industry trades have suggested that Jeffrey Dean Morgan ("Watchmen") will play an older bagged-out 'Caped Crusader', even though Morgan's headlining series "Magic City" was recently cancelled after a 2-season run.

Another actor in consideration to play the 'Caped Crusader' is 6' 3" Sam Heughan.

Heughan played 'Bruce Wayne/Batman' in Warners' "Batman Live: Arena Tour" and recently snagged the coveted role of long-haired Scottish warrior 'Jamie Fraser' in the upcoming Starz TV series "Outlander", adapting the New York Times best-selling book series.

Heughan is a graduate of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and a 2003 nominee for the 'Laurence Olivier Award' for 'Most Promising Performance'.

In 2012, he originated the role of 'Batman' in the DC/Warner Brothers and Waterlane production of "Batman Live, »

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Starz Casts Scot as Jamie Fraser in Ronald D. Moore’s Upcoming Outlander Series

9 July 2013 3:00 PM, PDT | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

Fans of the time traveling book series Outlander have been waiting with bated breath for this casting news, and now we have it. Starz today announced that Scottish actor (you can hear the fans’ sighs of relief already) Sam Heughan will be playing Scottish warrior Jamie Fraser in its upcoming adaptation of Diana Gabaldon‘s popular series.

It’S Official! Sam Heughan Cast As Jamie Fraser In Starz & Sony Pictures TV’S “Outlander” New Original Series Based on Diana Gabaldon’s International Best-Selling Novels From “Battlestar Galactica” Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore

Beverly Hills, Calif., July 9, 2013 – Starz in association with Sony Pictures Television has announced today that Sam Heughan will play the role of Jamie Fraser in the original series “Outlander,” adapted from Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling books, which will premiere on Starz in 2014. The chivalrous young Scottish warrior, Jamie Fraser, has been adored worldwide by fans of the »

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'Outlander' casting: Jamie Fraser to be played by Sam Heughan

9 July 2013 11:16 AM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Starz announced on Tuesday (July 9) that Sam Heughan will play the male lead, Jamie Fraser, in "Outlander." Adapted from a series of novels by Diana Gabaldon, the TV series will premiere in 2014.

Heughan's character of Jamie is a Scottish warrior living in the mid-18th century. He begins a passionate affair with Claire Randall, a combat nurse from 1945 England who is mysteriously transported back in time to 1743. The character of Jamie is described as "intelligent, principled, and, by 18th century standards, educated and worldly, with a tenderness and compassion that stands out in contrast to his contemporaries." A man with a price on his head, Jamie wants nothing more than to return to his family's farm.

"Oh. My. God. That man is a Scot to the bone and Jamie Fraser to the heart," author Diana Gabaldon said of the casting choice. "Having seen Sam Heughan not just act, but be Jamie, »


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