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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
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
After years of residing in limbo and teetering on the edge of having the rights revert back to Marvel, 20th Century Fox’s Fantastic Four reboot has emerged as one of the movies I’m most curious to see in 2015. Chronicle director Josh Trank is at the helm, and we finally know who will be suiting up as the titular super-family this time around.
Miles Teller will play Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, Kate Mara is set for the role of Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman, Michael B. Jordan will play Johnny Storm/The Human Torch, and Jamie Bell will play Ben Grimm/The Thing. Since that particular bit of casting news broke, fans have been eagerly waiting to see who would land the coveted role of the team’s nemesis, Doctor Doom. Early rumors suggested the part may go to a woman rather than a man, but it seems Fox »
- James Garcia
With Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, and Jamie Bell all officially locked in to play Marvel's new first family, The Fantastic Four reboot is now looking to cast its main villain, Dr. Victor von Doom. According to sources of The Wrap, 20th Century Fox and director Josh Trank have narrowed down their search to four: Sam Riley (Control), Eddie Redmayne (Les Misérables), Toby Kebbell (Wrath of the Titans), and Domhnall Gleeson (Dredd). It's also reported that Jack Huston was once considered a fifth contender, however, he is "no longer believed" to be in contention. Three of the Dr. Doom candidates are British while Gleeson is Irish, and their ages range 30 to 34; considerably older than Mr. Fantastic's, Human Torch's and The Thing's actors. What do you think? The Fantastic Four stars Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, and Jamie Bell, and is directed by Josh Trank from a »
Lena Headey has had a very fruitful run as a horrible, horrible person for the last few years. Images of Queen Cersei and Ma-Ma from "Game Of Thrones" and "Dredd" had all but crowded out the impression she made in the original "300" as Queen Gorgo. Sitting down with her at the recent press day for "300: Rise Of An Empire," I was struck by how easily she's built a reputation for herself as a powerful on-screen figure. My oldest son is currently obsessed with all things related to "The Terminator," despite the fact that he hasn't seen any of the films yet. He listens to the scores for the first two films, he's read every word of a Cinefex issue released when "Terminator 2" came out, and he has several Terminator toys that he considers prized possessions. When he realized that Headey was one of the actors who has played Sarah Connor, »
- Drew McWeeny
News Ryan Lambie 5 Mar 2014 - 08:43
The Raid 2: Berandal is out next month, and it's already being touted as a great action film. But while the fame of both the series and those involved in it continue to rise, American production company Screen Gems has been working away on an English-language remake of The Raid, having snapped up the rights shortly after it screened at the Toronto Film Festival.
Opening this weekend is director Noam Murro’s 300: Rise of an Empire. In the sequel to Zack Snyder’s 300, Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god, Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro), and Artemisia (Eva Green), the vengeful commander of the Persian navy. The film also stars Lena Headey, Hans Matheson, David Wenham, Igal Nao, Callan Mulvey, Jack O’Connell, and Andrew Tiernan. I’ve seen the film twice now and am happy to report the sequel kicks ass. The fight scenes are extremely well done, the 3D actually adds to the story, and Eva Green’s performance is worth the price of admission. It also might have the best sex scene of 2014, and it’s only February. While many might have wondered if we needed a »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
There are few names that can whip genre fans into frenzy like the lovely Lena Headey. The actress has garnered not only critical praise but a massive fanboy love with her work as Cersei Lannister in “Game of Thrones.” Add to that she kicked serious ass in Dredd. She was terrific in the short-lived but highly enjoyable “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” and of course, she earned some serious love for her performance as Queen Gorgo in Zack »
It looks like the slow news weeks are finally behind us, and as the further we get into the new year the more updates we have on exciting new movie and TV projects. This week we saw some movement on films like James Bond 24, Sandman, and Fast and Furious 7; heard yet another glimmer of hope for a Dredd sequel from Karl Urban, and learned that NBC was reviving a show that was, for its first season anyway, a worldwide phenomenon.
We also have a few hints about more Indiana Jones films and may finally, finally have a casting announcement for Star Wars Episode VII. Not even Jj Abrams can keep everything in his mystery box forever! But hey, what are you listening to me for? See for yourself and jump right in to this week’s updates…
- James Garcia
It may not have set the box office alight, but the 2012 reboot Dredd certainly won its fair share of fans, many of whom are still holding out hope for a second outing for Karl Urban's Lawman of the Future. Well, those hopes have been raised this week, with Urban stating at Destination Star Trek Frankfurt (via WhatCulture) that "conversations" have been taking place with the studio about a sequel, which would reunite The Lord of the Rings and Star Trek star with writer-producer Alex Garland.
As it happens Garland has plans for three movies (read what he had to say about his Dredd trilogy at the 2012 London Film and Comic-Con here), and with the film performing well on home video, it seems that a sequel is certainly not beyond the realms of possibility. Would you like to see Urban don the helmet once again? Let us know in the »
- Gary Collinson
Review Billy Grifter 26 Feb 2014 - 10:12
Will Almost Human reach its much-deserved second season? Here's Billy's review of the penultimate episode of the first...
This review contains spoilers.
If, like me, you expected this episode to return to the larger story arc and be a set-up for the season finale, you were probably massively disappointed by Beholder. In terms of the development of the show though, it wasn’t bad by any stretch of the imagination. Instead of a way in to the finale, we were given an entirely self-contained story that reworked the Darkman premise, with just a twist of The Twilight Zone.
The basic plot showed someone damaged by a medical experiment cherry-picking their new face from disparate parts of other people, with the unfortunate side effect of killing them to get their DNA. The plot never actually explained why the DNA couldn’t be gathered without the nano-bots, »
Karl Urban's "Judge Dredd" reboot, called "Dredd," hit theaters in 2012 and went on to become a massive flop, grossing only $35 million worldwide on a budget of $50 million. But unlike the Sylvester Stallone film, which has an abysmal 18% fresh rating on RottenTomatoes, "Dredd" has an impressive 78%, which means that critics enjoyed it. It turns out that fans enjoyed it as well, since "Dredd" become somewhat of a hit on DVD and Blu-ray. But despite that, Lionsgate had no interest in developing a sequel. Soon after, Urban said that a sequel may happen, but it would require for fans to be vocal about it. Apparently fans listened and have been requesting "Dredd 2," because now, Urban revealed that there have been conversation with the studio and writer Alex Garland about doing a second installment. And that it may actually happen. »
It may yet happen. Don't give up all hope! Last summer we reported news that there might be a positive spin on the once-thought-dead sequel to Dredd, the rebooted comic book series starring Karl Urban as Judge Dredd from writer/producer Alex Garland. Now we have another early 2014 update that things are brewing and "discussions" are happening. A report from the Las Vegas Star Trek this week includes a quick mention of the Dredd sequel, and that Karl Urban says that "conversations are taking place between the studio, the director and writer". Sounds great to me, let's keep pushing for this and make it happen, sooner than later. Here's the section from the What Culture post from the Las Vegas Star Trek convention (via The Playlist): Karl Urban came on last and one of the first questions asked was if there is any chance of Dredd sequel. In what »
- Alex Billington
The last word we heard on the prospect of a "Dredd" sequel came last spring, when producer Adi Shankar said "probably not" when asked about a followup. It's hard to fault the logic, considering the franchise reboot earned a measly $35 million worldwide on a budget of $50 million, and the helmeted hero barely registering with audiences. But it seems DVDs are keeping hope alive. At the Destination Star Trek Frankfurt event (which we didn't even know was a thing), Karl Urban was in attendance for fans, and when asked about "Dredd 2," Urban replied that "conversations" were happening thanks to the first film's performance on home video. Apparently, there is some form of chatter happening between Lionsgate, screenwriter Alex Garland and director Peter Travis. Who really knows what the extent of the talks are, but we'd guess that the first question to be addressed will be how to find an audience that »
- Kevin Jagernauth
2012's Dredd 3D was a pretty badass movie, and even though it didn't do very well at the box office, it did do pretty well with DVD and Blu-ray sales and found a decent sized audience. Fans like me were excited about the possibility of a sequel. Unfortunately, it didn't look like it was going to happen. Now the film's star, Karl Urban, says there's a chance!
While attending a Star Trek convention in Germany, Urban said that there have been conversations with screenwriter Alex Garland and Lionsgate about bringing a second chapter to life on the big screen.
I was really hoping we would see a sequel to Dredd, but over time I just gave up on it. That hope is now reignited, and it would be so amazing if a sequel actually happened.
Via: What Culture »
- Joey Paur
As our own Neil Miller informed all of you brahs and brahlettes late last night, that incredibly ill-advised Point Break remake has found its very own Johnny Utah! And it’s somehow not Keanu Reeves, even though the man has not aged a day since the Kathryn Bigelow original from 1991! (Did they blow all their cash on co-star Gerard Butler? Eh, maybe.) Instead of going to the Reeves route, or even the actor-you’ve-actually-heard-of route, the Ericson Core (no, not actually a kind of cell phone you had when you were in junior high) production has gone with Luke Bracey, who you may (or may not) know from his previous work in G.I. Joe: Retaliation (where he was a masked Cobra Commander, the entire time) or a little something called Monte Carlo. Bracey joins a long line of unknowns populating the cast list of seemingly big-time action “reimaginings” and, as the remake machine continues to grind on »
- Kate Erbland
Featuring on our best of 3D films feature was Dredd. The film’s lead, Karl Urban has recently admitted that we could still see sequel. The actor was one of the attendees at Destination Star Trek in Frankfurt and during a press conference he revealed that ‘conversations’ have been taking place between the studio, director and writer Alex Garland.
Speaking at the 2012 London Film and Comic Con, Garland spoke of his desire to create a trilogy, stating that he had a clear path in mind. He spoke of the sequel delving into Dredd’s past with the third installment introducing the Dark Judges. During this Q and A it was made clear that the film would have to hit a target amount at the box office which it failed to do.
Whilst not setting the box office alight the film has found itself a cult audience upon the home entertainment release. »
- Kat Smith
The campaign for a sequel to 2012’s Dredd shows no sign of abating, but as of yet, there has been no official word on anything actually happening. Still, that isn’t stopping the current incumbent of the helmet and the scowl, Karl Urban, from talking it up.Urban’s most recent piece of fan-tantalising disclosure happened at a Destination Star Trek event in Germany (covered via Screen Rant). An early question from the audience had nothing to do with his role in the rebooted Trek franchise, but instead asked about progress on another Dredd.While he couldn’t speak to anything truly official Urban did say that “conversations” had been taking place, which points to Lionsgate and the producers at least starting a dialogue about a follow-up, based on the success of the film’s home entertainment release. The actor also repeated his disappointment in the marketing around the original »
By all accounts, 2012′s Dredd was one of the most faithful comic book adaptations committed to screen. Avoiding the usual attempts at watering down subject matter for a PG-13 rating, Dredd went whole-hog, allowing for a high body count and rough action in dystopic wasteland. It was dark, it was bloody, and it was a massive box-office failure. But fans of the film still hold out for a Dredd 2, and now star Karl Urban has given them a glimmer of hope.
During the “Destination Star Trek” event in Frankfurt (via Screen Rant), Urban fielded questions about the problems behind Dredd and the possibilities of Dredd 2. He frankly admits what fans have been saying all along: that the marketing campaign on Dredd left a lot to be desired, and failed to garner the kind of interest that most comic book films can now depend on.
But all is not lost when it comes to a sequel, »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
There.s no shame in keeping the flame going, even if it seems like it.s been snuffed out. Which is why fans continue to hope against hope that their beloved Judge Dredd will return to the big screen, preferably with Karl Urban behind the mask. 2012.s Dredd only grossed $35 million worldwide, significantly below expectations, putting the kibosh on a planned onscreen relaunch of Mega City One.s top cop. And yet, fans will bend over backwards to find a way to justify more, pointing to DVD sales, cable popularity and the continued affordability of Urban as reasons we could see a Dredd 2. Urban seems like one of the industry.s good guys, so he.s not going to kill Dredd 2 right in front of our eyes, even as he continues to suit up for Fox.s Almost Human. According to WhatCulture, while visiting the Destination Star Trek Convention in »
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