COMIC REEL: "Daredevil" Finds Its Foggy; Serkis on "Avengers: Age of Ultron"

Fri, June 27th, 2014 at 10:15am PDT

TV/Film
Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor

DAREDEVIL

Marvel and Netflix have found "Daredevil's" Foggy Nelson. "Hunger Games" and "Mighty Ducks" alum Elden Henson has been cast as Matt Murdock's longtime friend and law partner in the 13-episode series.

"Elden plays one of the most important characters in the world of 'Marvel’s Daredevil,' and we’re thrilled to see Foggy Nelson brought to life by such an incredibly talented actor," Head of Marvel TV Jeph Loeb told Marvel.com. "He perfectly captures the heart and soul of this series, bringing an added resonance to Matt Murdock’s fight against the injustice in their great city."

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

According to an interview with Variety, Andy Serkis has been "working closely" with "Avengers: Age of Ultron" star Mark Ruffalo for the film to help him further bring the Hulk to life.

"Performance capture was used on the previous 'Hulk,' but not to the same extent Mark is using it now," Serkis told Variety. "There are tools and ways of working with an actor that makes them feel that they own the character. And a character the size of the Hulk needs ownership, which Mark has now."

Opens May 1, 2015

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

Deadline reports that Scoot McNairy has been cast in an unspecified role for "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice." No further details were provided about McNairy's role. If true, the actor will join Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane, Jesse Isenberg, Jeremy Irons and Holly Hunter in the growing cast.

Opens May 6, 2016

ARROW

TV Line has posted another one of its quick round-ups on new info for shows, including some tidbits about upcoming villain "Seth" in "Arrow" season three. TV Line describes the character as a "criminal mastermind who whistles classical music" with "reptilian eyes." He is also described as a "shade of a man."

Airs Wednesdays on the CW

BOND 24

According to The Playlist, "Bond 24" has changed up writers, with original "Skyfall" writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade rewriting a script by John Logan. (Interestingly enough, Logan did the same thing to Purvis and Wade's original "Skyfall" script.) Purvis and Wade also worked on "The World is Not Enough," "Die Another Day," "Casino Royale" and "Quantum of Solace."

Opens November 6, 2015

FANTASTIC FOUR

The Hollywood Reporter interviewed Fox president of production Emma Watts about the studio's current film slate -- including "Fantastic Four." When asked if Josh Trank's re-imagining of Marvel's First Family would contain the found-footage feel of "Chronicle," Watts replied:

"It's Josh, so it can't not have that feel," Watts told THR. "That's his talent, that's what he does, and that's what excites him about it. It is a really interesting young cast and he is the magnet that's brought them all together."

Opens June 19, 2015

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

Additionally, Watts spoke very briefly to THR about whether Bryan Singer would return to direct "X-Men: Apocalypse." While Watts didn't say anything definite, she did indicate that the studio would like to see Singer return to the franchise.

"Right now we are totally at the outlining phase," Watts said. "But nothing would make me happier than if it all worked out. It's always been the intention for him to do it."

Opens May 27, 2016

HERCULES

A new TV Spot for the "Hercules" film starring Dwayne Johnson has hit online. You can watch Dwayne Johnson beating up a boar and hunting a massive lion.

Opens July 25

SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN 2

According to Ain't It Cool News, Frank Darabont will direct the "Snow White and the Huntsman" sequel -- though AICN notes that it may be much more Huntsman-centric and may not even feature the return of Kristen Stewart as Snow White. Darabont has had a brief vacation away from feature films, though he's worked on both "The Walking Dead" and "Mob City" in the interim.

Scheduled for 2016

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

The cast and director of "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" spoke with Spinoff Online about what to expect from the film.

"I loved what Andy did and what Rupert [Wyatt, the director] did with the movie," director Matt Reeves said. "I thought it was great. It was too enticing an opportunity to pass up. I had been a fan of the franchise since I was a kid. What I loved about Rise is that it got into the emotional lives of the apes in a way we didn’t get in the first movies. I just thought that was amazing, and there was a real opportunity to do something new with this movie that the last movie didn’t. That’s what we’re trying to do."

Opens July 11

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TAGS:  daredevil (tv), avengers age of ultron, batman v superman, arrow, bond 24, fantastic four (movie), x-men apocalypse, hercules (film), snow white and the huntsman 2, dawn of the planet of the apes

 
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