Avengers: Age of Ultron, Guardians of the Galaxy, Arrow: August 29th Comic Reel

Thu, August 29th, 2013 at 9:16am PDT

TV/Film
Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

"The Practice" and "Boston Legal" actor James Spader has been cast in "Avengers: Age of Ultron" as the film's main villain -- the dangerous and deadly robot, Ultron. There were no other details released, but with Spader already cast as the film's primary villain, there may be news to come on some of the other new faces to grace the Marvel Cinematic Universe -- especially with rumors of Elizabeth Olsen in talks to play the Scarlet Witch and Aaron Taylor-Johnson under consideration for Quicksilver.

Opens May 1, 2015

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Vin Diesel spoke with The Huffington Post about his rumored role as Groot in "Guardians of the Galaxy" and what appealed to him about playing a CGI character that has, essentially, only one line in his repertoire: "I am Groot."

"The idea of bringing that physicality to a CGI character always tantalized me," Diesel told The Huffington Post. "To strip away everything is insane. In this case, the voice plays heavily into it, too. I don't know what kind of dialogue will be in it, but even if it stayed true to character, there's so much one can do with 'I am Groot.' It's the kind of challenge very few actors ever get."

Opens August 1, 2014

ARROW

According to a revealed plot synopsis posted by SpoilerTV, the second season of "Arrow" will feature an episode that introduces Amanda Waller as an agent of A.R.G.U.S. The second season's sixth episode, "Keep Your Enemies Closer," features Waller sending out a team to kidnap Diggle.

Debuts October 9 on the CW

TRANSFORMERS 4

ComingSoon.net has posted a few videos from "Transformers 4" filming in Chicago. The videos feature car flips, explosions and extras running away from explosions.

Meanwhile Seibertron has discovered a photo that reveals the logo for the upcoming sequel -- it's actually off a hat and zoomed in from the photo, but it's easily the best look yet at what could be the "Transformers 4" insignia with claw marks on the "4."

Opens June 27, 2014

WARCRAFT

Collider reports Legendary Entertainment's "Warcraft" movie is finally slated to get off the ground with an official production start date of January 13 in Vancouver, Canada. The "Warcraft" movie directed by Duncan Jones was first announced in 2006 in partnership with Legendary, and has only recently built up some speed with a reel of test footage shown at this year's Comic-Con International.

TIMBERLAKE FOR RIDDER

In an interview with Fresh 102.7 in New York, Justin Timberlake weighed in on the Ben Affleck-as-Batman debate and threw his hat in the ring for a new take on one of Batman's iconic villains.

"I'll tell you the villain I want to play more than anything because I grew up loving Batman, funny enough, is the Riddler. The Riddler is my favorite villain," Timberlake said. "The Riddler was like a sociopath. He was proper crazy. So if I'm gonna play crazy, I wanna play proper crazy."

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