Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has officially confirmed that the next Spider-Man will be a Peter Parker of 15 or 16-years of age. He also explained that he wants to take advantage of Parker’s high school life to tell Spidey stories that hasn’t been seen on the big screen yet.
“In terms of the age of an actor we’ll eventually cast, I don’t know. In terms of the age of what we believe Peter Parker is, I’d say 15-16 is right… [S]ome of my favorite Spider-Man arcs and Spider-Man stories, he’s in high school for a lot of it. We want to explore that. That also makes him very, very different from any of our other characters in the MCU, which is something else we want to explore: how unique he is when now put against all these other characters.”
Parker was only in high school for the first 28 issues of the original The Amazing Spider-Man, Brian Michael Bendis’ Ultimate take on the character was wholly set during Parker’s teen years.
Casting for the new Spider-Man is expected to be announced very soon as the character will debut in Anthony and Joe Russo’s upcoming Captain America: Civil War, set to be released May 6, 2016. He’ll then on get his own solo film, written and directed by Drew Goddard, set to be released July 28, 2017.
X-Men, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit star Ian McKellen has joined the cast of Walt Disney Pictures’ upcoming Beauty and the Beast as the clock Cogsworth!
In the film, Emma Watson and Dan Stevens will star as Belle and the Beast/Prince, and Luke Evans as Gaston. Emma Thompson has been cast as Mrs. Potts and Kevin Kline as Belle’s father, Maurice. Josh Gad was also previously reported to play Lefou, though Disney has not confirmed that part. The beloved tale will be retold in the big screen with a modern live-action lens and the help of transformative CG magic.
Alan Menken, who won two Academy Awards for the 1991 animated classic, will score the film, which will feature new recordings of the original songs in addition to several new songs written by Menken and Sir Tim Rice. Bill Condon will direct from a script by Stephen Chbosky, and the film will be produced by Mandeville Films’ David Doberman and Todd Lieberman.
Production begins in May at Shepperton Studios in London.
The Maze Runner and Teen Wolf star Dylan O’Brien is in talks to join Mark Wahlberg in Summit Entertainment’s upcoming film, Deepwater Horizon, based on the deadly BP oil-rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico.
O’Brien became a breakout star in 2011 when he was cast in MTV’s Teen Wolf, and earlier this year, he’s been rumored to be a possible frontrunner for Sony Pictures’ new Spider-Man (which he debunked soon afterwards). O’Brien will play Caleb Holloway, the youngest crew member of the Deepwater Horizon that survived despite losing much of the crew.
The film will also star Kurt Russell, in an undisclosed role.
Wahlberg and his Lone Survivor director Peter Berg, will be reuniting, with Jane the Virgin‘s Gina Rodriguez also joining the cast.
Deepwater Horizon hits theaters September 30, 2016.
Following his Oscar win for Best Actor for his role as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, the British star is the frontrunner to play Newt Scamander in Warner Bros. Pictures’ highly anticipated Harry Potter spinoff, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them! Harry Potter author J.K Rowling is making her screenwriting debut on the film too!
Redmayne is yet to receive an official offer while director David Yates is still considering a few other actors for the role as well. Other names include Nicholas Hoult to be considered for the part by the studio.
The film is set to hit theaters on November 18, 2016, and inspired by Harry Potter’s Hogwarts textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and the adventures of the book’s fictitious author, Newt Scamander. Set in the wizarding world, the story will feature magical creatures and characters, some of which will be familiar to devoted Harry Potter fans. The laws and customs of the hidden magical society will be familiar to anyone who has read the Harry Potter books or seen the films, but Newt’s story will start in New York, seventy years before Harry’s gets underway.
The second and third films are scheduled to be released on November 16, 2018 and November 20, 2020.
Check out Game of Thrones creator George R.R Martin introducing this funny viral video from TBS’ Conan titled Lil Thrones which can be seen down below!
The Emmy and Golden Globe-winning series is currently on its fifth season, exclusively on HBO, with new episodes airing every Sunday at 9PM ET/PT. Based on the bestselling fantasy book series by Martin, the hit series is an epic story of treachery and nobility set on the continent of Wasteros, where summers and winters can last years, and only the lust for power is eternal.
Luther and Thor star Idris Elba is in early talks for the lead villain role in the upcoming Star Trek 3!
The film is said to feature the return of Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Anton Yelchin, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg and Zoe Saldana as the crew of the U.S.S Enterprise. J.J Abrams, who directed the first two films, will be producing the third film in the rebooted franchise. Justin Lin (The Fast and Furious) will be directing from a script by Pegg and Doug Jung.
Star Trek 3 hits theaters July 8, 2016, two months before the franchises’s 50th anniversary.
Elba can be seen next in Avengers: Age of Ultron, which he personally confirmed he has a part in, as well as Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts of No Nation on Netflix later this year and as the voice of Shere Khan in Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book on April 15, 2016.
Danielle Nicolet (The Game) has joined New Line Cinema’s upcoming action-comedy, Central Intelligence!
Nicolet will star alongside Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Ed Helms and Bobby Brown, to be directed by Ranson Marshall Thurber (We’re the Miller, Dodgeball).
Hart will play a former high school sports star turned accountant who, on the eve of a class reunion, is contacted by a former classmate who used to be a bullied “loser” but is now a contract killer for the CIA (Johnson), who will recruit Hart’s character to help foil a plot to sell classified military secrets.
Nicolet will play Maggie, the wife of Hart’s character who was his high school sweetheart.
Scott Stuber (Ted, Identity Thief) will be producing through his Bluegrass Films banner, along with Peter Principato and Paul Young of Principato-Young Entertainment. Helms, who worked with Turber on Millers is executive producing. Ike Barinholtz and Dave Stassen wrote the original script, with Sean Anders and John Morris writing a subsequent draft and Thurber taking another pass on the latest script.