OSCAR ISAACS On Recruiting the Four Horsemen As APOCALYPSE, JOSS WHEDON Has a BATMAN V SUPERMAN Opinion, More

Apocalypse
Credit: Marvel Comics

X-Men: Apocalypse actor Oscar Isaac recently chatted with IGN about his role as the film's titular villain, talking about which parts of the script he was most excited about.

"Without giving anything away, the recruitment of the Four Horsemen is very cool," the actor said. "It's very interesting the way that he does that. You know the idea of - the way that cult leaders do - they find people that are in need of something and try to fulfill that thing in them - as it relates to every one of the Horseman."

Isaac also expressed his excitement for figuring out how to portray Apocalypse's powers onscreen.

"That's always a fun thing. So to be able to sit with [writer/producer] Simon Kinberg and - as a fan - just go through it and be like, 'Well what about this!?! You know, this is something that he does in the comics and is there a way to incorporate this? Or if he has this power suddenly how do we make that not come out of nowhere?' So it's really fun to map that thing out. But yes, the nature of how his powers manifest themselves is to a certain extent quite open to interpretation. Because there are so many and they are so vast."

X-Men: Apocalypse is set for a May 26, 2016 release.
 

RIZ AHMED and SAM CLAFLIN Eyed For Cast of STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE

Variety is reporting that Nightcrawler actor Riz Ahmed is being eyed for the male lead opposite Felicity Jones in director Gareth Edwards's upcoming Star Wars spin-off Rogue One.

Meanwhile, The Wrap is reporting that actor Sam Claflin of The Hunger Games is being courted for a supporting role.

Rogue One revolves around the plot to steal the plans for the first Death Star, and is set prior to A New Hope. Ben Mendelsohn has signed on to play the film's villain.


An AVENGERS and GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY crossover? Count BAUTISTA in

At a recent red carpet event for Avengers: Age of Ultron, Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista weighed in on the potential of a crossover between the Guardians and the Avengers.

Speaking to Metro, the star said, “Strictly as a fanboy, I hope the worlds collide and we get together with the Avengers.”

Avengers: Age of Ultron opens May 1, 2015.


AMC’s PREACHER Finds Its HUGO ROOT

Arseface and Hugo Root in Preacher
Arseface and Hugo Root in Preacher
Credit: Vertigo

According to Deadline, W. Earl Brown of Deadwood fame has been cast as Hugo Root in AMC’s upcoming Preacher series.

For the uninitiated, Sherriff Hugo Root is the mean-spirited father of Eugene Root, A.K.A. Arseface, played by Ian Colletti.

Brown and Colletti join Dominick Cooper’s Jesse Custer, Ruth Negga’s Tulip, and Joseph Gilgun’s Cassidy in the series, which is produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.


JOSS WHEDON Is Excited About BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

To say Joss Whedon knows his way around a superhero film is a bit of an understatement – but his Avengers success isn’t stopping him from getting excited for other superhero blockbusters.

In a recent chat with Yahoo! Movies, Whedon expressed his anticipation for the upcoming Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, saying he felt the film would touch on many similar themes as his next effort, Avengers: Age of Ultron.

“People with power, who are good, do not always agree, and it makes perfect sense to me that [Batman and Superman] would fight. And besides… Batman and Superman are gonna fight! I’m so excited! I’m so excited!”

Avengers: Age of Ultron opens May 1, 2015, while Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice opens March 25, 2016.

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