‘Blade Runner 2′ Has a Director — and Now Harrison Ford!

harryfordRemember that Blade Runner sequel that always seems to be on and off? Well, some big pieces have fallen into place and now It is most definitely back on!

Alcon Entertainment announced Friday  that Harrison Ford has been confirmed to return to the role of Rick Deckard! Securing Ford is certainly the most important step to making a successful sequel.

Original director Ridley Scott will step back and produce Blade Runner 2 (because he will be busy directing Prometheus 2), but he has announced his hand-picked choice to helm this sequel: Denis Villeneuve.
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Avengers’ Solo Posters Released

After the release of the newest group poster promoting Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel Studios has been releasing a collection of solo images highlighting Earth’s Mightiest Heroes individually — and they are pretty impressive.

But as the posters keep coming, remember that when Robert Downey Jr. revealed his Iron Man poster online, he promised “big announcement” coming this Thursday, March 5. What could it be? *coughSpider-Mancough*

A:AoU will be released May 1.

New ‘Fantastic Four’ Reboot Photos

The release of director Josh Trank‘s (Chronicle) reboot Fantastic Four film is fast approaching (for better or worse), so 20th Century Fox has fed some new photos to Empire magazine.

That’s Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell as Marvel Comics’ first family.

Trank tells Empire:

There’s the opportunity to make something that is challenging and tragic and dramatic. The opportunity is right there in the material. We’d rather steer it in that direction as opposed to just embracing a tone that comes right off the page.

Writer / producer Simon Kinberg said, “There was an Amblin-style approach to the characterization, and to contextualizing everything in a real world.”

That seems to imply “Amblin” storytelling is somehow grim-n-gritty? Is this Steven Spielberg‘s Amblin Entertainment, or something different? Is “Amblin” a British term that I’m unfamiliar with?

As far as I’m concerned, Chronicle was Trank’s Fantastic Four movie, and it was really well-done, so why he would even take this job is beyond me. Unless he felt he was on a mission to completely deconstruct the superhero movie?

The new Fantastic Four hits theaters Aug. 7.

HOUSE OF CARDS Season 3 Streams Today!

Today is the day! It’s the first day of the Underwood Administration.

And, just in case you’re not entirely caught up on seasons one and two, check out this remarkable video from the Fine Bros.

Are you going to download HOUSE OF CARDS?

Calista Flockhart Cast in SUPERGIRL Series

 calista-flockhartCalista Flockhart has joined the cast of CBS’ forthcoming SUPERGIRL series as Cat Grant, a character who has roots in Superman comics.

Introduced in Adventures of Superman #424 by creators Marv Wolfman and Jerry Ordway, Cat Grant started out as a gossip columnist for the Daily Planet, however, Variety reports that this version of Cat will be “a self-made media magnate and founder of CatCo.”

Cat Grant has appeared on-screen before: In LOIS & CLARK: THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN, she was played by Tracy Scoggins, and by Keri Lynn Pratt on SMALLVILLE.

SUPERGIRL is being planned for a fall debut.

SUPERGIRL Seeking a Superman — Sort of

SupergirlweriesThat planned CBS SUPERGIRL series is looking for someone for portray the title character’s cousin, Superman.

Technically, the show is looking for a Kal-El “body double,” so Superman might only be seen from a distance or in silhouette, as opposed to actually having lines.

According to ProjectCasting.com, the production is looking for someone “5-foot-11 or taller” and “square-jawed,” with “a ripped physique” be portray the double of a “DC Comic Superhero.” How mysterious! But then again, interested parties are told to respond via e-mail with “Superman” in the subject line.

The cast already includes Melissa Benoist as Supergirl, Mehcad Brooks as Jimmy Olsen and Laura Benanti as Alura Zor-El.