Last we reported, there were a handful of actresses being tested for a role in Gareth Edwards’ upcoming ‘Star Wars’ standalone film, including Tatiana Maslany, Rooney Mara, Felicity Jones, and Kate Mara. According to a new report, the ‘Orphan Black’ star hasn’t just been cast in the film, but she’s landed the leading role—if true, this news is doubly awesome.
You might not have heard of ‘Descender,’ but the upcoming comic book series is apparently causing quite a stir—while the first issue of the new sci-fi series doesn’t hit stands until March, Sony has already secured the rights to bring Jeff Lemire’s story to the big screen. They’re really not wasting any time with this one, are they?
You may recall a horror film from 2007 called ‘Teeth,’ about a teen girl coping with the discovery that she’s been afflicted with the fabled Vagina Dentata. The director of that film, Mitchell Lichtenstein (yes, the son of famous pop artist Roy Lichtenstein) has returned with a new horror film, and this one looks way more atmospheric, but still appears to deal with sexual and gender politics, much like ‘Teeth.’ Bonus: it stars Jena Malone, who most recently appeared in ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ and ‘Inherent Vice.’
Nicolas Cage definitely makes some interesting choices, and it's never easy to tell which of his upcoming projects we should take seriously, but 'The Trust' definitely has potential to give us some of that good Cage action. The actor will co-star with Elijah Wood in the new film from newcomers Ben and Alex Brewer, playing crooked cop buddies who get in over their heads. Wood and Cage is not a pairing we'd ever imagine, but now that we think of it, it's pretty intriguing.
We’ve known for a while that Bryan Singer’s ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ will focus more on the young cast, and Patrick Stewart recently confirmed that neither he nor Ian McKellen will be returning for the upcoming installment in the franchise. While we won’t see those old, familiar faces, Singer is bringing back another ‘X-Men’ star for the sequel: Rose Byrne will return to reprise her role as Moira MacTaggert from ‘X-Men: First Class.’
Here’s what you need to know about ‘The Salvation’: it features ‘Hannibal’ star Mads Mikkelsen and Eternal Queen of Darkness Eva Green, and it’s a gritty and bloody revenge-filled Western that takes place in the 19th century…which sounds absolutely amazing. The first U.S. trailer has arrived for the upcoming film, and it definitely promises a whole lot of dusty outlaw violence.
We’ve heard for a while now that Agent Peggy Carter will be making an appearance in Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’ movie, but we weren’t quite sure how. Hayley Atwell reprised her ‘Captain America’ role for ‘The Winter Soldier,’ which featured a much, much older Peggy, but how old will Peggy be if and when she appears in ‘Ant-Man’? Thanks to the new, official prequel comic from the film, we’ve got some answers.
J.K. Simmons has finally gotten the sort of recognition he’s long deserved—the character actor recently picked up a Golden Globe award and an Oscar nomination for his powerful supporting turn in ‘Whiplash,’ which means we’re going to start seeing him in more interesting projects. And one of those projects just might be a new ‘Spider-Man’ movie, in which Simmons could very well reprise the beloved role of J. Jonah Jameson.
It seems very, very unlikely that Joss Whedon will return for ‘Avengers: Infinity War,’ and it’s already been rumored that ‘Captain America’ helmers Joe and Anthony Russo are Marvel’s top picks to take over the two-part finale. Whedon recently expressed how difficult and exhausting it was to make ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ and before he even agree to return for the sequel, there was another superhero film he considered making instead: a female Batman movie.
ScreenCrush wraps up the latest in movies and TV you might have missed. Today, the old Ghostbusters respond to the new cast, Ezra Miller talks about his The Flash casting, and Jena Malone faces a ghost in the trailer for ‘Angelica.’