Michael Enright, a British actor who has appeared in small roles in "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" and Marvel's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," has joined the Kurdish army to fight terror group ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Enright admitted he might not return alive from the mission, but said he feels it's his duty to fight the jihadists.
"ISIS, they need to be wiped off completely the face of this Earth," he told Dubai-based television network Al Aan, according to The Independent. "They are a stain on humanity. This is a call on humanity to obliterate them."
The 51-year-old actor was reportedly living in Los Angeles when he decided to join the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) earlier this year. He said he will be helping the army free civilians captured by ISIS, which has taken control of significant territory in Iraq and Syria. more >>
While the movie world is still waiting for the impending announcement as to who will play the next Peter Parker in the new Spider-Man reboot project, recent casting updates emerged, this time in the side of the crew.
A report from Collider said that Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios are still continuing their search for the talented filmmaker to helm the first standalone Spider-Man movie.
Earlier reports pointed out a host of directors like Jonathan Levine ("Warm Bodies"), Jason Moore ("Pitch Perfect"), John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein ("Vacation"), Ted Melfi ("St. Vincent") and Jared Hess ("Napoleon Dynamite"). more >>
Reports have emerged Dwayne Johnson is in talks to star in the remake of eighties' cult classic "Big Trouble in Little China." The role was originally played by Kurt Russell in John Carpenter's 1986 cult classic.
"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" helmer, Matt Reeves had earlier been hired to work on proposed remake of the film in 2011, and The Wrap reported Johnson is said to not only star in the new version, but also produce the film.
The remake reportedly has big name screenwriters already attached to pen the script, including "Thor" actress Ashley Miller and "X-Men: First Class" actor Zack Stentz, who are currently fleshing out the plot for 20th Century Fox. more >>
Warner Bros. has announced it has officially cast English actor Eddie Redmayne to play the lead in "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."
Redmayne, an Academy Award winner, has officially signed on as Newt Scamander, a magizoologist from J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" companion book. The film will serve as a spinoff to the popular movies.
After having led the list of contenders for the role, which included "X-Men" actor Nicholas Hoult, and "Doctor Who" actor Matt Smith, Redmayne has been confirmed for the part of a wandering wizard scientist documenting existing magical creatures during his travels, and eventually penning the Hogwarts essential textbook Harry Potter and his friends use in their required readings at school. more >>
New details have surfaced about the highly-anticipated fifth installment called "Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation."
Three new image stills were revealed by Comic Book Movie, and one of them features Ethan Hunt the IMF agent getting into trouble. Present to rescue the tied up operative is newcomer Rebecca Fergusson as Ilsa Faust, who is seen elbowing what appears to be members of the movie's antagonist group known as "The Syndicate."
The other photo showed Simon Pegg, who plays the tech genius Benji Dunn, strapped in what is probably a lie detector apparatus. The whole process is facilitated by the Head of the CIA, who is played by Alec Baldwin. more >>
Despite the lackluster box office performance of "Kick-Ass 2," fans of the action-adventure film series may still get to see Dave Lizewski (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and his superhero friends back on screen.
A report from Movie Pilot indicated that a "Kick-Ass 3" is certainly on its way, in fact it's on its "early planning stages." However, fans won't get to see a conventional sequel to the 2013 film.
According to the publication, a standalone "Hit-Girl" movie may come first. Providing this intel was producer Matthew Vaughn himself, who hopes that putting Chloe Grace Moretz's iconic, purple-haired Hit-Girl in the spotlight will restore the faith of fans who were disappointed with the second movie. more >>