Next year’s X-Men: Apocalypse will feature younger versions of three of the most famous mutant superheroes. Director Bryan Singer just announced via Twitter that Apocalypse will feature three new actors playing Jean Grey, Cyclops, and Storm. The most famous name is Sophie Turner, who plays ever-suffering Sansa Stark on Game of Thrones. Turner will take over the part of uber-telepath Jean Grey, originally played by Famke Janssen. Turner’s Thrones co-star Peter Dinklage played the bad guy in Days of Future Past; this doesn’t necessarily mean that Emilia Clarke will play Psylocke and Rose Leslie will play Siryn in 2018’s X-Men: Excalibur, but I’m starting that rumor just in case.
Apocalypse will also feature a younger version of Cyclops—not to be confused with the younger version of Cyclops that appeared in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, a movie that was wiped from existence after the events of Future Past. The new Cyclops will be played by Tye Sheridan, the tough-faced teen actor who appeared in The Tree of Life and starred in Joe.
After an extensive search, CBS has cast its Supergirl. The network has signed Glee actress Melissa Benoist in the starring role of Kara Zor-El in its series version of the classic comic-book story.
Benoist played Marley Rose in seasons four and five of Fox’s Glee and was also in the 2014 indie film Whiplash. The show’s official description: “Born on the planet Krypton, Kara Zor-El escaped amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she’s been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin. But now at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.”
‘The Expanse’ follows the case of a missing young woman who brings a hardened detective and a rogue ship’s captain together in a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history. Coming in 2015!
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More about ‘The Expanse’: This hour-long, ten episode series is based on the popular New York Times bestselling book series collectively known as The Expanse, written by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (under the pen name James S. A. Corey).
Thomas Jane (Hung, The Punisher) will play the lead character of Detective Miller, a native of the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Detective Miller works for a corporate security force that operates as the law in the asteroid belt. Ragged and in search of something he can’t identify, Miller finds a new sense of purpose when he’s put in charge of the investigation of a missing heiress.
Shohreh Aghdashloo (The House of Sand and Fog, 24, House of Saddam) will portray Chrisjen Avasarala, a smart and passionate member of a political family legacy who has risen high in the ranks of Earth’s governing body.
Steven Strait (Magic City, City Island, 10,000 B.C.) will play Holden, an officer on the ice-carrying freighter, the Canterbury. Holden is a natural leader who’s not sure he wants responsibility, but will soon have no choice when he is drawn into a dangerous plot.
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Netflix might’ve kicked off the streaming revolution years ago with House of Cards, but right now, all eyes are on Amazon. Transparent, an original series available through Prime Instant Video, took home a Golden Globe for best comedy last weekend—and on Tuesday, the retailer/studio announced a deal with Woody Allen, who will make his first foray into television with a Prime Instant Video pilot next year. It’s the first time that Amazon has given a showrunner a full season commitment without letting the public vote on whether or not the pilot should be picked up for a full season.
Lionsgate will stream ‘Requiem for a Dream,’ ‘Winter’s Bone,’ 198 other films for free First look: Watch the trailer for Amazon’s Civil War drama, ‘Point of Honor’ Woody Allen is getting an Amazon television series
For now, though, you can still watch, rate, and review other pilots: seven new ones are available starting today. Below, critics Jeff Jensen and Melissa Maerz give their feedback on what to watch and what to skip.
Fans of broadcast’s most artful and gory crime drama will have to wait a little longer for season 3.
NBC is pushing Hannibal to the summer, the network’s entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt confirmed Friday. But that’s okay, because the network loves summer. “It’s a show we love, it’s critically acclaimed, we love it,” NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt said. “And we also love summer. We have exciting plans for summer.”
Ultron returns to cause even more trouble for our heroes in another trailer for Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” in theaters May 1!
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London seems a little less lonely when Lucy meets a cosmonaut on chat roulette…
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Made for under £50 while on pre-production for another film, ‘Russian Roulette’ is proof that the best effect your astro-short will ever need is a smart writer (Oli Fenton) and great actors (Bec Hill, Stewart Lockwood). For more from the flick, check out facebook.com or benastondirector.com
WINNER JURY PRIZE Sundance London online short competition 2014
Directed by: Ben Aston @benastondir - benastondirector.com
Written by: Oli Fenton @thunderfenton
Produced by: Ryan Bennett
Cinematography: Darren Joe - @digitaldarren - darrenjoe.com
Webcam DOP: Michael Dorgan - @DorganMichael - goforth-films.com
Production Design: Jonathan Hillson
Composer: James Morris - jamesmorris.org.uk
Sound: Tiago Morelli @jacknash - jacknash.tumblr.com
Gaffers: Manos Ioannou & Oliver Cottam
Colourist: David Herrera
featuring ‘Space Odditty’ by David Bowie - Copyright Sony Music Entertainment
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