Slowly but surely, the cast of Hellboy and his supporting characters continues to grow. The Hollywood Reporter is showing the Sasha Lane (American Honey) has been cast in the role of Alice Monaghan. In the comics, Alice is a girl of Irish descent, kidnapped as an infant by fairies, until she’s rescued by Hellboy. Her love of the fairies never leaves, though, and she returns to them quite frequently, hardly ever aging, and even becoming the caretaker of the last fairy.
The casting can slowly point us in a direction as to where the film will go, with many of the more popular comic stories coming to the forefront for Big Red.
Entertainment Weekly has posted a new set picture for the second season of Jessica Jones that confirms that David Tennant’s fan-favorite Kilgrave, will return. This brings up quite a few questions, considering the murderous character was killed at the end of the first season. Perhaps flashbacks? Or maybe he’ll be a sort of ghost of Jessica’s past that haunts her, for what she did.
Time will tell, as Jessica Jones season 2 debuts next year on Netflix.
Variety is reportsing that Sugar Lyn Beard (Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates) will be appearing in The Flash Season 4 as Rebecca Sharpe/Hazard. This small-screen version of the DC Comics character is “perpetually down-on her luck and is convinced her life is cursed — until a freak accident changes everything. With the universe on her side, she poses a threat to both Team Flash and Central City.”
She joins an already stacked cast for a season that is shaping up to be a lot of fun, even without any episodes airing until early-October.
Proof that we don’t live in the darkest timeline after all. John Cena has been cast opposite Hailee Steinfeld as the lead in the upcoming Transformers spin-off film, Bumblebee. The cast also includes Jorge Lendeborg, Jason Drucker, Abby Quinn, Rachel Crow, Ricardo Hoyos and Gracie Dzienny.
Little is known about the plot outside of its 1980’s setting. Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings), will direct the Bumblebee movie from a script written by Christina Hudson (Shut In).
It would seem that Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp is getting a boost of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Marvel has announced that actor Randall Park (Fresh of the Boat, The Interview) has been cast as Agent Jimmy Woo in the upcoming sequel. Jimmy Woo was the first liaison to the Avengers in the comics, and served as an Agent of Atlas.
Randall Park is more known for his comedic chops, but given the first Ant-Man and its comedic backdrop, he should fit right in here. Ant-Man and the Wasp hits theaters on July 6, 2018.
A few months back, Sony decided to shock the industry and announce a Venom movie for release next year. Now, they’ve decided to do that again. Variety is reporting that Tom Hardy has officially been cast as Eddie Brock in the film. The famous Spider-Man antihero/villain is expected to lead Sony’s own shared universe, which will be running on the back of Spidey’s large rogues gallery, as a Black Cat and Silver Sable film is also in the works.
Basically, this is the best piece of casting news I have heard in a long time. Though, admittedly, I do wonder where this will leave the Splinter Cell film, which is another Hardy is attached to, that I’m looking forward to.
On top of Hardy, director Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland), has signed on to direct the film. Venom is scheduled for release on October 8th, 2018.