We have a screenshot of a tweet from the one and only Joss Whedon from less than an hour ago where he seemingly congratulations Aaron Paul, best known for his Emmy Award Winning performance as Jesse Pinkman on AMC’s Breaking Bad show, for getting the part of the one and only sorcerer supreme, Doctor Stephen Strange.
This is not the first rumor we’ve seen about the casting of this character, but this is the closest to confirmation that we have seen, especially if it truly came from Joss himself. Whedon is the creative force behind Marvel’s movies since his huge success on The Avengers (2012) and his upcoming work on Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015).
Via FirstShowing.net, we have learned that Robert Downey Jr. and Marvel Studios have come to an agreement on his future role as Tony Stark. Through some Hollywood passive-aggressiveness, we have learned that the stars for all Marvel films have all been low-balled when it comes to their contracts for multiple films. However, Downey (the highest paid actor of the movies) has been at the forefront of leading a change in policy to get more money for the cast of the films, including Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth, two very under appreciated actors in my opinion. Through what I assume is some very ‘hostile negotiations,’ RDJ has been confirmed to grace us with his present in [...]
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, known from such films as Kick-Ass, Kick-Ass 2, and Savages, is reportedly the top contender in Hollywood’s rat race to play Pietro Maximoff, aka Quicksilver in Joss Whedon’s Avengers 2. Now I’ve not been a fan of his casting in Kick-Ass, however, this may be turn out to be better. We’ve reported before that Evan Peters has been cast as Quicksilver, however that was in Fox’s X-men: Days of Future Past. Confused already? You won’t be the only one.
In that same article, I discuss the issues surrounding using the offspring of Magneto in two franchises owned by separate movie studios. A quick recap is that Marvel can use the [...]
The biggest worry for everyone this year isn’t politics or global catastrophes, but rather the casting of Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man for future films, most specifically Avengers 2. Joss Whedon however is showing his iron will when it comes to keeping RDJ as Tony Stark for his next big piece. At this point it is unclear how negotiations will go over the next year before filming starts, but I have so much faith in his return it would be considered unhealthy.
In Whedon’s interview with The Daily Beast, “He is Iron Man. He is Iron Man in the way that Sean Connery was James Bond. I have no intention of making Avengers 2 without him, nor do I think I’ll be [...]