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Marvel’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” continues to expand its cast. According to Entertainment Weekly, Marvel Television has cast “Bates Motel” actor Ian Hart to the upcoming ABC series. Unsurprisingly, everyone is incredibly tight-lipped on what Hart’s role will be, so feel free to speculate wildly.
Debuts September 24
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
Vin Diesel spoke with the L.A. Times about the current rumors that put him in talks for the voice of Groot in James Gunn’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” which Diesel basically confirms is happening in the interview. Also, he characterizes Marvel as “mad” that he’s been dropping hints about the role.
“I’m pretty open, but I have been secretive about this,” Diesel told the L.A. Times. “I went to Comic-Con and I got blasted while I was on the Hall H panel for ‘Riddick.’ Someone asked a Marvel question. I couldn’t say anything because of that secrecy.”
“The audience wanted Vin and Marvel, Vin and Marvel. But I’m too busy to do a six-month role. So what Marvel came up with was really interesting. … I am watching a social wave influence and in some ways guide their thinking.”
Opens August 1, 2014
Creative Screenwriting has posted an interview with “The Wolverine” screenwriters Mark Bomback and Scott Frank about their take on the character, and reveal that Rogue was in the original draft of the script.
“I love Rogue and I just think that there’s something about this idea that Rogue is tremendously empathetic but incapable of safe human contact,” said Bomback. “That always moved me and I thought that’s what really got to the heart of what makes the X-Men franchise so unique. So I was trying to do something with Rogue in the script. I even had a set of ideas that the old man possessed a version of Rogue’s power and that was going to be indicated by a white stripe in his hair. Eventually it became very goofy, and I threw it out because I started realizing throughout the script that it became more problematic than cool. It’s no accident to me that in the first X-Men film the first two mutants that you really see who have a connection are Wolverine and Rogue. There’s something special between them, so I was trying to bring Rogue into it, but it just didn’t get there. I regretted there wasn’t a way to figure it out, but when I look at the film now, it would have stuck out if we tried to shoehorn her in there just because it was another character from the universe.”
Now in theaters
The official “Kick-Ass 2” YouTube channel has posted a new featurette on Chloe Grace Moretz and her return to the role of Hit-Girl.
Opens August 16
AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
Aaron Taylor-Johnson spoke with HeyUGuys about the rumors that he’ll play Quicksilver in “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” and the actor seems excited about even the possibility of getting to play in the Marvel sandbox.
“No, it’s not 100% yet, it’s not official. You’ve got to remember that they start filming next year in February or March or something like that so we’re still a long way away,” Taylor-Johnson told HeyUGuys. “It’s all in discussion and in a friendly way as well, you know, I’ve met with Joss Whedon now twice and we spoke about it a lot and I’ve been with the Marvel guys and they’re fucking awesome dudes, so I am flattered to be asked to be a part of The Avengers, who wouldn’t? But more importantly to me, I have to know if I can convey that character in the right way because that’s what it comes down to. So that’s all for now really, they still have loads of other characters and actors to make sure they can schedule and stuff.”
Opens May 1, 2015
X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
Ever want to get inside the head of the mutant-hunting Sentinel robot? Thanks to a post on Twitter from the official X-Men Movies account, you can — check out this tweet and schematic of a Sentinel below.
— X-Men Movies (@xmenmovies) August 13, 2013
Opens May 23, 2014
TV Guide has posted a brief update from “Arrow” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg on what Laurel Lance is up to during season two of the CW drama.
“This season Laurel is going to be joining the District Attorney’s office, so she might have dealings with [Moira Queen’s trial],” Kreisberg told TV Guide. “Part of it is that she’s trying to stay out of it as much as she can, but as always with these things, bad stuff happens.”
Airs Wednesdays on the CW