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The Girl on the Train’s casting is chugging along (sorry) quite nicely. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation breakout Rebecca Ferguson recently joined Emily Blunt and Haley Bennett in the adaptation of the thriller novel from director Tate Taylor (The Help), rounding out the awesome cast of women. And now the DreamWorks production has its eye on a couple of men, with Jared Leto and Chris Evans circling leading roles in the upcoming film.
There’s been a lot of uncertainty about the Man of Steel sequel — Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller was rumored to be involved, but then more rumors started circulating suggesting that Warner Bros. has put Man of Steel 2 on hold for the time being, and the film doesn’t seem to have a place on the studio’s DC film schedule. According to Zack Snyder, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is basically a Man of Steel sequel, so you don’t need to really worry about it.
Over the weekend we learned that Ernie Hudson will be making a cameo in Paul Feig’s new Ghostbusters movie, making the original lineup of remaining Ghostbusters complete — though Hudson, Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd will not be reprising their roles from the classic film. In addition to these three great appearances, we’re also getting a cameo from Annie Potts, who originally played Ghostbusters receptionist Janine Melnitz.
Tracy Morgan made quite the emotional return to the public eye during the 2015 Emmy Awards, his first televised appearance since the comedian’s involvement in a major car accident last year. In addition to hosting SNL this fall and working on his new FXX show, Morgan has also set his first film role since the accident: the actor and comedian has joined Ice Cube and Charlie Day in the upcoming comedy Fist Fight.
Tom Hiddleston is one of the most delightful stars of the MCU, delivering a Loki that is both charismatic and insidious in his mischief-making. The events at the end of Thor: The Dark World pointed to more Loki to come, but Hiddleston himself doesn’t seem so certain of his place in Marvel’s future.
Speculation over who might be the next James Bond has been running wild, especially with Daniel Craig’s contract expiring after one more 007 outing. Idris Elba is a popular choice among fans, though he’s sparked some debate given his age and recent comments from Bond author Anthony Horowitz, who caused a bit of a stir online earlier this month when he said Elba is “too street” for the part. But for those fans who really want to see the actor take on 007, this new mashup may be as close as we ever get.
Following her highly acclaimed role in Room, Brie Larson is continuing her winning streak with Battle of the Sexes. The actress will replace Emma Stone in the upcoming tennis drama that pits her against Steve Carell in the true story of the riveting tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs.
In a move that’s not entirely surprising but should add a little extra appeal to the upcoming CHiPs movie, Kristen Bell has joined the cast of the film, which is being directed by her real-life husband Dax Shepard. Shepard also co-stars in the film with Michael Pena, with the two playing the lead roles of Officer John Baker and Frank “Ponch” Poncherello.
Making a contemporary Peanuts movie isn’t as easy as just creating some CGI characters on a cartoony background — original comic creator Charles M. Schulz’s style of drawing beloved characters like Charlie Brown and Snoopy wasn’t entirely polished, which was part of its charm, and to replicate that feeling takes some serious attention to detail. A new featurette shows off the hard work that went into creating The Peanuts Movie and how hard the team strived to capture the spirit of Schulz’s work.
Just the thought of Ice Cube shouting “Bah, humbug!” is enough to inspire a laughing fit, and while he may not utter that distinctive phrase in his new Christmas movie, he will get downright Scrooge-y for the part. Ice Cube is re-teaming with Ride Along and Barbershop director Tim Story for Humbug, a contemporary take on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.