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Charlize Theron Lines Up 'Everything Nice,' Idris Elba Joins 'The Jungle Book' & More

  • By Joshua Encinias
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  • March 7, 2014 2:31 PM
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Everything Nice Charlize Theron
If the Internet can’t convince Eon Productions to cast Idris Elba as James Bond, perhaps his new role can land him a villain gig in Bond 24. Elba is set to voice Shere Khan in Disney and Jon Favreau's take on “The Jungle Book.” Favreau will use live-action and VFX to bring the story to the screen. Expect to see this sooner than later as Disney is neck and neck with Warner Bros. with their own version of Rudyard Kipling’s classic.

Chris Evans Plans "Break From Acting" Once He's Done With Marvel, Baron Strucker In Multiple Pics & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 4, 2014 12:31 PM
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier
The Oscars are over which means that for better or worse, we're headed into blockbuster movie season, so prepare for lots of updates from the Marvel-verse. And indeed, a grab bag of bits and bobs have accumulated over the last few days, so let's just dive in.

Patrick Wilson Joins Edgar Wright's 'Ant-Man,' Marvel Plans 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Teaser In March

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 27, 2014 3:54 PM
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Patrick Wilson doesn't do the blockbuster thing very often, and when he has — "Watchmen," "The A-Team" — the results have been mixed to say the least. But he's going to give it another shot, because when Marvel comes calling, you pick up the phone.

Ben McKenzie Is James Gordon In 'Gotham' TV Series & Ms. Marvel Rumored For 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 9, 2014 10:06 AM
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Ms. Marvel
On the small screen and at the multiplex, the comic book continues to make its presence felt and this weekend brings a couple of updates for fans of both DC and Marvel.

Paul Bettany Upgrades His Role, Will Play The Vision In 'The Avengers: Age Of Ultron'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 6, 2014 8:06 PM
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Well, well. Despite claiming that he'd never seen any of the "Iron Man" or "Avengers" movies in which he features as the voice of Tony Stark's helpful A.I. Jarvis, it looks like Paul Bettany is in it for the long-haul with the mega-franchise, because the reliable Baz Bamigboye at the Daily Mail is reporting that the actor is on board for "The Avengers: Age Of Ultron."

Rumor: Lex Luthor Is Basically Mark Zuckerberg With Tattoos & 'Captain America 2' Will Tie Into 'Avengers 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 6, 2014 9:20 AM
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Ah, the every churning comic book rumor mill, where fans go to nitpick movies that aren't even close to being released. And the last twenty-four hours has brought some info various points of chatter that should make comic heads interested. So let's dive in.

Villain Wolfgang von Strucker Has Been Found For 'The Avengers: Age Of Ultron'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 15, 2014 12:38 PM
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Thomas Kretschmann Dracula
Geez, it seems you can't turn around this week without hitting one Marvel casting announcement or another. And fresh off three new additions to "Ant-Man," the comic book studio has booked their bad guy for "The Avengers: Age Of Ultron."

Rogue Cut From 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past'; Baron Von Strucker Rumored For 'The Avengers: Age Of Ultron'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 23, 2013 12:30 PM
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X-Men 2 Anna Paquin
Even with the Avengers-izing of comic movies now de rigeur in Hollywood, it was bound to happen that with all the characters squeezed into Bryan Singer's "X-Men: Days Of Future Past," some of those cameos and appearances wouldn't make the final cut. And indeed, the first casualty from the movie has been revealed.

How The 'Avengers'-Izing Of Blockbusters Is Killing Movies

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • December 18, 2013 4:50 PM
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How The 'Avengers'-Izing Of Blockbusters Is Killing Movies
Is it enough to just make one movie anymore? In the wake of Marvel’s audacious world-building in an assembly line of completely indistinguishable adventure movies, the studios would answer no. What used to be one series of movies has become a web, one that involves various other series’ and offshoots of one particular brand.

Paul Rudd Dismisses 'Ant-Man' Rumors, Don Cheadle Suiting Up For 'The Avengers: Age Of Ultron'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • December 13, 2013 9:39 AM
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Iron Man 3, Iron Patriot, Don Cheadle
It's been quiet since October, when rumors surfaced that Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Paul Rudd were the frontrunners to play "Ant-Man" for Marvel and director Edgar Wright. Gordon-Levitt quickly denied the rumors as empty scuttlebutt, and now, on the promotional tour for "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," Rudd has confirmed that the rumor was about as legitimate as Brian Fantana's account of first love.

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