News: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje cast as Killer Croc

Rumour on the Hollywood grapevine is that another Batman villain has been added to the cast of Suicide Squad.

The Wrap have reported that Lost actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje has been cast in the role of Killer Croc.

Akinnuoye-Agbaje, best-known as fan favourite Mr. Eko in the TV drama, will be making the leap from Marvel to DC having starred in Thor: The Dark World as the dark elf Kurse.

Read my whole article at Filmoria.

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News: BAFTA Rising Star nominations announced

With awards season on the horizon, the nominees have been announced for BAFTA’s EE Rising Star Award.

The five nominees have had a remarkable year between them, and with huge films ahead of them the future sets to be even brighter for them.

Leading the pack is home-grown talent Jack O’Connell. Star of cult TV teen drama Skins, and more recently the lead in the Angelina Jolie directed film Unbroken, O’Connell has gone from the small screen to appearing in huge blockbusters, also appearing in last year’s 300: Rise of An Empire.

Up next is Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who is probably most known as the titular character from 2013 period drama Belle. We’ll see her next in sci-fi flick Jupiter Ascending.

Miles Teller, star of the critically acclaimed, but yet to be released in the UK, Whiplash has also received a well-earned nomination. Teller will star as Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic) in the upcoming reboot of Fantastic Four.

Margot Robbie is next in the shortlist, most recognisable from her recent role as Naomi Lapaglia in The Wolf Of Wall Street. Robbie has certainly come a long way from her role as Donna Freedman in Australian soap Neighbours, and has been recently cast as two iconic characters in upcoming films; Jane in Tarzan, and Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad.

Finally, rounding off the pack is Shailene Woodley, star of the Divergent series and last year’s blub-fest, The Fault In Our Stars.

I don’t know about you, but my money is on Miles Teller to win. The winner of the EE Rising Star award is selected by public vote, so it really is anyone’s award!

The BAFTA ceremony is on February 8th.

Image taken from BBC News.

News: Debut trailer released for Men, Women & Children

Paramount Pictures have today released the first trailer from the upcoming Men, Women & Children.

Directed by Jason Reitman (Up In The Air and Juno), the film is based on a novel by Chad Kultgen and centres on the effect of the internet in modern society. With the trailer featuring no dialogue, instead replacing it with a chilling backing track, adding to the serious tone of the film’s subject matter.

Packing an all-star cast including Ansel Elgort (The Fault In Our Stars and Divergent), Adam Sandler (Blended), Judy Greer (Arrested Development), and Jennifer Garner (Dallas Buyers Club), to name but a few, Men, Women & Children tracks the lives of a group of high school children, their parents and the impact of the internet on their lives.

Tackling many serious issues such as self-image, infidelity, eating disorders, Men, Women & Children promises to be a serious look at modern society, and will illicit some hard acting from known comedy actors, such as Adam Sandler and Judy Greer.

News: Wentworth Miller to star as Captain Cold in The Flash

The CW have announced their latest recruit for upcoming superhero TV drama The Flash.

Starring as Leonard Snart, Wentworth Miller will be joining the show onwards from the fourth episode. Snart, alias Captain Cold, is a villain who heads up the supervillain group, the Rogues. Captain Cold has many anti-Flash abilities, most notably he is able to slow down molecules, so no more super-speed for Barry Allen!

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News: Fans warned to grab The Witcher 3 collectors editions

Bandai Namco have issued a red alert warning to UK fans of the celebrated RPG series The Witcher. With a fast uptake on limited pre-order stock, fans are urged to get their orders in for the collectors edition of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

After releasing an unboxing trailer showing fans the plethora of goodies they can get when they investin the collectors edition of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, it’s no wonder stock is in danger of running low.

Read the full news story at Filmoria.

News: Telltale Games release new Wolf Among Us trailer

Telltale Games have released a brand new trailer for the upcoming fourth installment of their series The Wolf Among Us, titled In Sheep’s Clothing.

Hot on the tail of the screenshots released earlier this week, the video trailer gives an exciting preview of what Bigby can come to expect in the highly anticipated next episode.

Read the full article at Filmoria.

News: Darksiders is not dead

Yesterday, artist Joe ‘Mad’ Madureira took to his Facebook page to announce that Darksiders is not dead. The creative director and writer of the original Darksiders game posted:

DS is not dead!!! The new owner, Nordic seems very committed to continuing the series. As far as my involvement, I can’t say at this point. Hopefully we will all have exciting news about the franchise soon!!!!!!

After much fan speculation Nordic Games, who bought the rights to the Darksiders franchise from THQ in April 2013, released their own statement to clarify all the rumours.

Read the full news article at Filmoria.