Star of Arrow, Stephen Amell has been cast as Casey Jones in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel. The character was previously played by Elias Koteas in the 1990 New Line adaptation.
I only made it half-way through the first episode of Arrow, before switching off. So I’m not too familiar with Amell’s work.
The actor will join Megan Fox, who is reprising her role as April O’Neil, and Will Arnett is returning as Vern. Plot details have yet to be revealed but fan-favourites Rocksteady and Bebop are rumored to be a part of it.
I may well be in the minority here, but I didn’t hate the first movie. I found the back-story a little jarring, but overall I had a lot of fun with it.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 is set for release next year.
Martyn and Gerrod return to give you the latest entertainment news.
They also reveal the winners of the Jameson Empire awards.
I was a huge fan of Inspector Gadget when I was a kid, so I’ve been following news about the planned reboot. Tomorrow Netflix will make the 3D animated show available to subscribers around the world.
Inspector Gadget is a bumbling fool who only solves crimes with the secret help of his niece Penny, her dog Brain.
The animation looks a little cheap and not up to the standards we’ve grown to expect from 3D animation. But, I think kids will love this.
Three things are certain in life, death, taxes, and that Fox will never make an X-Men film without an appearance from Hugh Jackman.
It’s rumoured that Wolverine and Storm will appear in cameos, alongside Chanming Tatum as gambit in X-Men:Apocalypse. The movie starts shooting soon and will also mark Jennifer Lawrence’s last turn as Mystique.
Independence Day 2 has been stuck in development hell for years. But it’s finally moving a head, director Roland Emmerich is back and he’s sorting out his cast. It was announced a few weeks ago that Jeff Goldblum will be reprising his role. In addition to him, we will also see the return of Vivica A. Fox, as Jasmine.
Ruth Negga (Misfits.) has been cast as the female lead in Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s Preacher series for AMC.
Preacher is based on a 90’s comic by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon.
The book follows Jesse Custer, a Texas preacher whom has the ability to make anyone do anything he says.
Negga is the first actor cast in the pilot and will take the role of Jesse’s ex-girlfriend, Tulip, who joins him on a quest to literally find God.
She’s described as:
a volatile, action-packed, sexified force of nature, a capable, unrepentant criminal with a love of fashion and ability to construct helicopter-downing bazookas out of coffee cans and corn shine who’s not afraid to steal, kill or corn cob-stab her way out of a bad situation.
Vin Diesel appeared at a recent advanced screening of Furious 7, to introduce the film to the audience.
He starts by talking about it being the hardest project he’s worked on. He then speaks in tribute of Paul Walker, whom sadly died in a car crash in 2013.
“Every time when I saw the movie at the premiere, Paul Walker and I would go off to the side and he would always tell me, ‘Vin, the best one’s still in the can.’ Well, I hope tonight that you let Pablo know that this, this is the best one for you guys”.
The cast and crew have promised that this will be a proper send off to their fallen brother.
Furious 7 is out in the UK next month.
It’s well known that Kevin Smith’s Mallrats was a complete box office bomb. The writer/actor/director’s follow-up to the beloved Clerks nearly ended his film career.
However it developed a huge cult following a few years later, after it arrived on VHS. I still place it in my top five Kevin Smith movies.
Smith has teased his Twitter followers with a sequel.
It wouldn’t be unheard of for Smith to return to an old project, he was making cinematic universes before they were common place.
My problem with a Mallrats sequel is that Jason Lee and the gang and now in their mid-forties, it would be a little bit ridiculous for them to still be running round a shopping centre.