Kevin Melrose

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"Doctor Strange" Confirmed For Marvel Studios' Phase Three

Sat, January 26th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige confirms the long-rumored Doctor Strange movie will be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Phase Three, which kicks off in November 2015 with the release of "Ant-Man."

NBC Orders "The Sixth Gun" Pilot

Tue, January 22nd, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

NBC has ordered a pilot for "The Sixth Gun," a supernatural Western based on the Oni Press series by Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt. "Lost" co-showrunner Carlton Cuse is producing.

Gimple Succeeds Mazzara as "The Walking Dead" Showrunner

Mon, January 14th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Following the news of current "Walking Dead" showrunner Glen Mazzara's departure after the conclusion of season three, AMC has announced executive producer Scott Gimple will step in as the drama's third showrunner.

New Line Announces "Y: The Last Man" Director

Thu, January 10th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

New Line Cinema is moving forward with its long-dormant "Y: The Last Man" project, naming Dan Trachtenberg as director of the feature film adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra's award-winning comic.

Whedon's "S.H.I.E.L.D." Pilot Fills Final Casting Slot

Thu, December 20th, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

Joss Whedon's "S.H.I.E.L.D." pilot has rounded out its casting with the addition of "Nashville" actress Chloe Bennett who takes on the role of Skye, a young, intelligent woman with a bit of a superhero obsession.

Singer Confirms Jackman as Wolverine in "X-Men: Days of Future Past"

Wed, December 19th, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

Director Bryan Singer has confirmed that Hugh Jackman will reprise the role of Wolverine for the upcoming" X-Men: Days of Future Past," joining the returning Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan on the Fox sequel.

CW's "Arrow" Casts Colton Haynes as Roy Harper

Wed, December 12th, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

Continuing its embrace of DC Comics mythology, the CW's "Arrow" has cast "Teen Wolf" alum Colton Haynes in the role of Roy Harper, better known in the DCU as Speedy, Red Arrow and Arsenal.

WB Debuts Full Trailer for Snyder's "Man of Steel"

Tue, December 11th, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

Warner Bros. has released the first full trailer for Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel" that contains all the gravitas of the teasers and touches upon many of the same lofty themes. The Superman reboot bows in theaters June 14

Snyder and Paquette Leaving "Swamp Thing" With Issue 18

Mon, December 10th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

"Swamp Thing" writer Scott Snyder has confirmed what the DC Comics solicitations only hinted: that he and artist Yanick Paquette will end their well-regarded run on the series with March's Issue 18.

Webb Casts Dane DeHaan as "Amazing Spider-Man 2's" Harry Osborn

Mon, December 3rd, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

"Chronicle" star Dane DeHaan has been cast as Harry Osborn, Peter Parker's best friend turned archenemy, in the sequel to Sony's "Amazing SPider-Man" director Marc Webb announced today.

"Arrow" Casts Manu Bennett as Slade Wilson

Fri, November 30th, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

The CW's Green Arrow-inspired drama "Arrow" has found its Slade Wilson, casting "Spartacus" actor Manu Bennett as the man under the mask of Deathstroke the Terminator.

UPDATED: "Amazon" Begins Search For The CW's New Wonder Woman

Fri, November 30th, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

The CW's planned Wonder Woman series is moving forward with the launch of a search for an actress in her early to mid-20s to play the iconic DC Comics superheroine in "Amazon." UPDATE: WW remains princess Diana!

Jackman In Talks to Join "X-Men: Days of Future Past"

Thu, November 29th, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

Following director Bryan Singer's announcement that Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan have joined the cast of "X-Men: Days of Future Past" comes word that Hugh Jackman is in talks to appear as Wolverine in the film.

Whedon's "S.H.I.E.L.D." Adds Deadly Agent

Wed, November 28th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Relative newcomer Brett Dalton has been cast as deadly Agent Grant Ward in Joss Whedon's "S.H.I.E.L.D." television series, joining Ming Na, Elizabeth Henstridge and Clark Gregg on Marvel's live-action "Avengers" spinoff.

Singer Confirms, Stewart, McKellen Returning for "X-Men: Days of Future Past"

Tue, November 27th, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

Director Bryan Singer confirmed today that Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen are set to return to their roles of Professor Xavier and Magneto, respectively, in the upcoming sequel "X-Men: Days of Future Past."

Gordon-Levitt Rumored to Don Batman's Cowl for "Justice League" Film

Tue, November 27th, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is rumored to have signed a deal to appear as Batman in Warner Bros.' long-developing "Justice League" film, fueling speculation about a possible cameo in Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel." Updated

"The Walking Dead" Casts Chad Coleman as Tyreese

Tue, November 20th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Several sources confirm earlier rumors that "The Wire" alum Chad Coleman has been cast as Tyreese on AMC's hit survival drama "The Walking Dead."

First Photo of "Arrow's" Huntress Released

Fri, November 2nd, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

Entertainment Weekly has debuted the first still of Jessica De Gouw as "Arrow's" Huntress, a new vigilante - and potential love interest - entering Oliver Queen's life.

Frank Grillo is Crossbones in "Captain America" Sequel

Mon, October 29th, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

After teasing a meeting with Marvel last week, "The Grey" actor Frank Grillo has been cast as the villainous Crossbones in "Captain America: The Winter Solider," the sequel to Marvel's 2011's hit.

Valiant Taps J. Michael Straczynski to Write "Shadowman" Movie Adaptation

Fri, October 12th, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

Valiant Entertainment is teaming with "The Mummy" producer Sean Deaniel to adapt "Shadowman" into a feature film and J. Michael Straczynski has been hired to write the screenplay.