GEEK: WHO WILL PLAY DR DOOM?!

Now that we have the principal actors in place for the Fantastic Four, a villain must be found. Reports are that four actors are in consideration for the role.

From Moviepilot.com: Sam Riley from Maleficent, Eddie Redmayne from Les Misérables, Toby Kebbell from Wrath of the Titans, and Domhnall Gleeson fromHarry Potter are rumored to be in consideration to play the main villain to the new Fantastic Four! Some reports have noted that all the potential castings for Doctor Doom are in their early 30’s and all have non-American accents.

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What do you think of the choices?

## Also, Miles Teller was on David Letterman last night and I have to say that seeing this kid on a couple of talk shows has me liking him more and more. He acknowledged some disapproval when they brought up his casting, but also engendered some love for being so earnest. I think Teller is going to be a huge star in coming years on par with Bill Murray, and possibly a little Hanks. For him to already have a superhero franchise proves that people are prospecting his trajectory.

GEEK: WILL ADAM DRIVER BE A SITH?

He already has a name that sounds like a Star Wars moniker, but he may be playing the new big bad in the Star Wars universe.

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The story does not mention whether this villain will bring the rise of the Sith, but one must assume that if Star Wars is coming back, then we must have a Force-powered bad guy. Not just some Trade Federation lackey.

‘Star Wars’ Adam Driver: ‘Girls’ Actor in Talks to Play the Villain | Variety.

Geek: Jesse Eisenberg is Lex Luthor

Jesse Eisenberg is your new Lex Luthor in ‘Batman vs. Superman’ | The Verge.

Breaking news has hit that Jesse Eisenberg has been hired to be the new Lex Luthor. Can’t wrap my mind around it yet, but I may be persuaded.

Also mentioned, Jeremy Irons has been mentioned as another role in Man of Steel 2.

Geek: Ant-Man may be adding another great character actor

Geek: Ant-Man may be adding another great character actor

Clifton Collins (ccollinsjr) has been rumored to be circling a role in the upcoming Ant-man movie from @Marvel. Edgar Wright fans know that he is obsessive of his love of British character actors and seems to have a great affinity for American characters too. Note that Michael Pena has also been in conversations for a role in the movie.

My favorite role of Collins’ was as the bumbling one-nut factory worker in Mike Judge’s “Extract”. He is bound to give a great performance. Also remember that he had a role in Wright’s Scott Pilgrim movie alongside Thomas Jane as the culture police.

Geek: Depp as the Sorcerer Supreme?

Geek: Depp as the Sorcerer Supreme?

@elmayimbe has done it again with another massive rumor/scoop. He believes that @Marvel is eyeing Depp to take over the role of Dr. Steven Strange in Phase III of the Marvel cinematic universe.

It is clear that the MCU has been doing all it can to explain away magic as alien technology. With the introduction of the Sorcerer Supreme, you will definitely have to cast a dynamic actor to present the argument for magic.

My only concern is Depp’s age at this point. The Age of Ultron comes out in 2015 which would suggest that Phase 3 would not start until 2016, after Ant-Man. Depp would be in his early 50s (as would RDJ). My thought was always that @Marvel would hire actors who take over for the last Phase (younger actors getting the uncast roles). However, we see that Marvel has shrugged off this tact. They hired Paul Rudd (44) and Michael Douglas (69) as their leads in Ant-Man. Marvel is clearly focused on not the most popular or youthful, but instead the best actors for the role. If they continue a string of Oscar-winners and nominees, then they will have draws to the box office in name only. Marvel seems less concerned with action and more with chemistry between the talent. It is working so far….

Geek: Cool Marvel Character Posters for Future Avengers Films

Check Out Incredible “Fantasmagorik” Posters For Marvel’s ANT-MAN And BLACK PANTHER.

I might opt for a different font for this poster, but it looks very cool. I can’t wait to see what they actually do with this character when the movie starts production. This could be a huge cinematic feast. Also note, that they have now been to Asgard 2 times before they’ve gone to Wakanda. No more excuses Marvel!!

Geek: Will the New Wolverine Feature Sabertooth?

Liev Schreiber was one of the few things that many people (me) enjoyed about ‘The Wolverine’. He made an effective Sabertooth, but was still a bit too divergent from the comics to truly express the level of distate and disgust that Beast has for Wolverine.

Sabertooth and Wolverine are Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner. They don’t care what the overarching mission is for their teams because they so hate each other. They want to rip each other apart. The Wolverine, for some reason, insinuated that they are related which completely ruined the dynamic. However, they did end up getting Sabertooth’s sadism right. That said, the gloves that Schreiber wore deserved a Razzie for the worst special effect ever.

Now comes this: with the announcement that Jackman and Mangold would return for another Wolverine picture. Could Liev be far behind?

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Geek: Jamie Alexander is on the Clock!

Thor actress Jamie Alexander has been (self-reported) rumored to have had conversations with DC/WB about the possibility of being involved in the next Man of Steel. Which now has us wondering who she will play.

Early reports had her in consideration for Wonder Woman (for obvious reasons).

However, all indications point to her being someone else in the stable of female DC characters, in particular, those who have been romantically involved with Bruce Wayne.

I think that she would make a great Wonder Woman based on her physicality in her previous roles (Sif), but I can understand if they do not opt for her. I see them choosing someone for Wonder Woman who has a bit more of an Sephardic or South American ilk. Slightly more dark skinned.

So if Jamie is not Diana, then who will she be? I believe that even if she isn’t Diana then she will have a role where she will have to bring some physicality to the role. She portrays an intelligent, feminine, and tough attitude in her work and her character would likely have to have all those traits. Here are a few ideas of who she could play from the DC canon:

THE DAMSELS

1. Julie Madison:

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A Bruce Wayne love interest from the very beginning, but no superpowered aspirations or interpretations.

2. Vesper Fairchild:

A TV personality who became involved with Bruce ultimately killed by an emmissary of Lex Luthor to frame the Caped Crusader.

THE VILLAIN:

3. Pam Isley:

POISON IVY would be a little bit too unrealistic for this version of the Batman and Superman, but who’s to say how they work it in. Zack Snyder loves heroines (see 300 and Sucker Punch) and could do something inventive with the character I would bet.

THE HEROINES:
4. Dinah Lance (or Drake):

The Black Canary would be introduced, but would be a significant divergence from previous movies. She could be scouting for recruits into C.H.E.S.S. for Amanda Waller? Interesting thoughts abound with this choice.

Finally….

5. Zatanna:

She would be the WB/DC world’s introduction to magic in their universe, which like Marvel, has relied on science or pseudo-science to explain all fantastical events. She has been known to have a relationship with Bruce in the comics and showed an affection for Robin, ironically, in the recent Young Justice series that ran on (and was unceremoniously cancelled by) Cartoon Network.

They have already introduced her into the WB/DC in Smallville and was played by Serinda Swan, who seemed to be perfect casting, simply based on look. However, the episode proved to be extremely strong for a series that was struggling toward the end of its run.

I would seriously advocate for Ms. Swan (whose name already sounds like a superhero alter-ego) would be a good candidate to return as either Zatanna or another heroine, possibly….

P. S.

She should probably just play Wonder Woman and get it over with!!!

Geek: Could this be the design of the new Batmobile?

Rumor has it that the people over at Batman vs Superman are considering a new Batmobile that will be a lot less “militaristic”. When pressed a source discussing development of the new vehicle was asked whether it may be the “Cadillac Sixteen concept car”. The source remained mum on that question, which suggests that the next Batmobile could look a lot like the above.

via The New Batmobile Could Be A Cadillac – Comic Book Therapy.