Kevin Melrose

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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.

Disney Releases Official "Thor: The Dark World" Story Synopsis

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

Walt Disney Pictures has released the official synopsis for"Thor: The Dark World," the Alan Taylor-directed sequel to Marvel Studios' hit 2011 film starring Chris Hemsworth.

"Lost's" Cuse Developing Bunn & Hurtt's "The Sixth Gun" as NBC Series

Thu, October 11th, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt's supernatural Western "The Sixth Gun" begins its journey to television with "Lost" showrunner Carlton Cuse developing a series based on the Oni Press comic for NBC.

Shailene Woodley Up For Mary Jane Watson in "Amazing Spider-Man 2"

Wed, October 10th, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

"The Descendents" actress Shailene Woodley is under consideration for the role of Mary Jane Watson in director Marc Webb's follow-up to "The Amazing Spider-Man," due in theaters 2014.

RZA, Hudlin To Develop Morrison's "Happy" For Film

Tue, October 9th, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

Hip-hop producer-turned-director RZA will team up with Grant Morrison and producer Reginald Hudlin to adapt Morrison and Darick Robertson's Image Comics series "Happy" for the big screen.

Marvel Narrows Search for "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" Lead Actress

Wed, October 3rd, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

Marvel narrows its search for the lead actress in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," with Alison Brie, Imogen Poots and others vying for the unnamed role while Scarlett Johansson is reportedly returning as Black Widow.

Whedon's S.H.I.E.L.D. Cast Descriptions Surface Online

Tue, October 2nd, 2012 | Category: TV/Film

Cast descriptions for Joss Whedon's S.H.I.E.L.D. television series have surfaced, offering a taste of what fans can expect from the series designed to expand the Marvel Cinematic Universe beyond the big screen.