The Walking Dead Begins Casting Another Major Comic Book Character

The Walking Dead Begins Casting Another Major Comic Book Character

Doctor Who‘s new companion tells us what to expect from her time in the TARDIS. Green Lantern Corps could star three human Green Lanterns. Jared Leto explains what makes his Joker unique. Plus, disreputable Warcraft inns, the Blob comes to X-Men: Apocalypse and a new Agents of SHIELD clip. Spoilers get!

Green Lantern Corps

Latino Review has a “hot rumour” claiming that the movie will feature not one, not two, but three Lanterns from Earth: long-rumoured stalwarts Hal Jordan and John Stewart, and now Kyle Rayner. Interestingly, the site also specifically mentions that Jordan would be an older (and by older, they mean “around Matt Damon’s age”, apparently) mentor to the younger Stewart and Rayner. Pinch of salt and all that.


Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has confirmed his rumoured involvement with the film via Instagram.

It's OFFICIAL: Love this script! Big movie news that me and my canine gal Shang are excited to share;) To produce, create and deliver original properties to fans like HBO's #ballers to this summer's #CentralIntelligence is one of the best parts of my job. But to take great properties that are beloved worldwide like #BAYWATCH and #RAMPAGE and have the opportunity reimagine their stories in dope new ways to a whole new generation is truly an honor. It's official. We'll produce and deliver to a whole new generation a title that I love and is one of my all time favs: There's games you play for fun… then there's games that change your life. JUMANJI Working on edging up an already very good script with my @sevenbucksprod team. Up next is meeting with our producer Matt Tolmach and director Jake Kasdan. Shooting starts this fall. Promise to deliver something cool and special.. and not screw the whole damn thing up;). As always I'll keep you posted. Casting this should be fun! #JUMANJI #JungleLife #JustPressStart #SONYPictures

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Suicide Squad

Jared Leto tells about the challenge of evolving his take on the Joker:

We walked in a completely new direction. I think we knew that we had to do that. It was important to do that. When the Joker has been done and done so well, it gives you a bit of an indication of where you shouldn’t go. There’s a bit of a map there. That’s the good part about it. I’m just the latest in the long list of people who have redefined and reinvented this character. The actors, the voice actors, the television series, the writers, the artists and the fans. People have taken the Joker and reinvented and redefined for 75 years. It is really special to be asked to do that.

[Superhero Hype]


The remake of the Stephen King adaptation will hit US theatres on 7 September 2017. [Collider]

Justice League

J.K. Simmons says his role of Jim Gordon is just a small part in the movie:

I don’t get started on that until June, and my part in the first one is very small. I’m excited to be playing that iconic character in that iconic series.

I’m going into a thing that hopefully will be two, three, four, maybe more movies for me, and my part in the first one is really very small.

Blade Runner 2

Ana de Armas has joined the cast in an undisclosed role. [Variety]

X-Men: Apocalypse

A new picture of the Blob’s appearance in the film has been released via Bryan Singer’s Instagram.

Mutant Martial Arts. Light as a feather. #MMA #Xmen #xmenApocalypse

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The first behind the scenes featurette from the film, based on the film’s take on the Lion’s Pride Inn from World of Warcraft, has been released.

And here’s a new character poster for Draka, the orc wife of Durotan. []

Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2

Chris Pratt offers a tour of the set in a new behind the scenes video.

The Walking Dead

TV Line reports that the show is finally putting out casting calls for Ezekiel, a major character in the comics that was introduced as a new ally for Rick and Alexandria during the Negan storyline. The casting call is for a recurring part, the “flamboyant and wise, nice and weird” Augustus, but the description heavily hints at in fact being for Ezekiel.

In the comics, the character was the leader of a group of survivors known as “The Kingdom”, and joins Rick in the fight against Negan (oh, and he has his own pet tiger, Shiva).

Meanwhile Steven Yeun’s casting in the Bong Joon-Ho sci-fi film Okja has lead to renewed speculation that Glenn is the victim of Negan’s bludgeoning, as he was in the comic. It doesn’t really confirm anything either way though, so make of it what you will. [THR]

Doctor Who

New companion Pearl Mackie discusses her arrival on the show in her first interview.


The show has been renewed for a sixth season, but it was reduced to a run of just thirteen episodes. [Deadline]

Legends of Tomorrow

A brief synopsis for “Captured” has been released.

CAPTURED — Being in the vicinity of the Time Masters leaves Rip (Arthur Darvill) and Rory (Dominic Purcell) incredibly disturbed for very different reasons. Meanwhile, Sara (Caity Lotz) takes over the Waverider, Kendra (Ciara Renée) is reunited with Carter (guest star Falk Hentschel) and Snart (Wentworth Miller) decides he might be a hero after all.


The Originals

A couple of images from “Give ‘Em Hell, Kid” have been released. [Spoiler TV]

Agents of SHIELD

Coulson gives a stirring speech to the team in a new clip from “Singularity”.

The Vampire Diaries

Finally, a gallery of images from the season finale, “Gods & Monsters”, has been released — head to the link to see more. [Spoiler TV]

Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson and Charlie Jane Anders. Banner Art by Jim Cooke.

Image: The Walking Dead.