Monday, October 19, 2009

UPDATE: Movie News Mash 28

THis is gonna have to be real quick, but most of this news is pretty much given without explanation. So enjoy it. I have to go take some tests. Bah!

Sam Raimi told MTV News that Bruce Campbell will have an unknown, but meaty, role in the next "Spider-Man" film.

Jon Favreau lets MTV News know that he isn't officially set to direct "Cowboys and Aliens" but he has been in talks about it.


Derek Mears has joined the cast of "Predators," the Fox reboot of the franchise being produced by Robert Rodriguez and directed by Nimrod Antal.

Dread Central reports that the 37-year-old actor, best known for playing masked serial killer Jason Voorhees in the remake of "Friday the 13th," confirmed his "Predators" role at the Rock and Shock convention in Massachusetts.

Mears said: "People were talking for a couple of weeks but I wasn't able to confirm. I kept assuring the filmmakers that I was not the leak. Now it's out there, but I'm still not saying who I play."

Also cast are Adrien Brody, Alice Braga, Danny Trejo, Walt Goggins, Oleg Taktarov, Topher Grace, Mahershalalhashbaz Ali and Louiz Ozawa.

The story centerss on a group of elite soldiers being hunted on the aliens' jungle planet and is set for release on July 9, 2010.
(The Geek Files)

If you weren’t excited about the cast of Kenneth Branagh's "Thor" movie so far, which includes Chris Hemsworth as the title character, Tom Hiddleston as his nemesis, Natalie Portman, Jaimie Alexander, Colm Feore and possibly Brian Blessed as Odin, then you might be more excited now with the following two names possibly added to the cast.

Robert De Niro and Jude Law have reportedly joined the cast.

Ain't It Cool News
says it received a tip-off about an interview with actor Matthias Schweighofer in the November edition of GQ magazine in Germany.

In it, the 28-year-old actor apparently says he is in the running for a part in "Thor" and reveals that De Niro and Law have already been cast in the film, which is set for release in May 2011.

At present, this is all unconfirmed and their roles are unspecified. The article is not on the Web site for German GQ, nor is it mentioned in the media interviews section on Matthias Schweighofer's official Web site.

Schweighofer starred with Branagh in Bryan Singer's "Valkyrie." De Niro was in the Branagh-directed "Frankenstein," Law in Branagh's "Sleuth."
(The Geek Files, Screen Rant)

UPDATE: Gossip Cop apparently got in touch with a representative of Jude Law who said there’s no truth to his involvement with the upcoming Marvel Studios production of "Thor." They also claim that after making some calls, De Niro is not involved at all.

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