A few months ago, we learned that the terrific Thomas Kretschmann was joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe as supervillain Baron von Strucker (though Marvel refrained from acknowledging it) and we immediately assumed his appearance in 'The Avengers 2' would be a one-and-done performance. Now, a new interview with the actor reveals that, in true Marvel fashion, Kretschmann actually signed on for multiple films and his monocled baddie will continue to threaten the Avengers and their allies in the years to come.
As Marvel recently announced a new casting addition to its upcoming 'Ant-Man,' 'The Avengers 2' keeps on growing, as well! While Ultron will be the main villain in the coming Joss Whedon-helmed sequel (officially titled 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron), a more secret villain will be introduced, and Marvel has found the man for the job.
For a series with a straight-to-series 10-episode order and an established leading man in 'The Tudors' star Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, we're increasingly drawn to NBC's forthcoming 'Dracula' adaptation without even a scrap of footage or photos. Previously casting its female leads, now we've learned that NBC's 'Dracula' has set its sights on the iconic professor Abraham Van Helsing, casting 'King Kong' star Thomas Kretschmann in the role with an unusual twist on the character. Find out the latest on NBC's 'Dracula' inside!