Hulk, Cloak & Dagger lead Marvel TV charge. Plus: Men in Black 3 adds 5. Cooper responds to Flash rumors. Spider-Man casting and talk. More! It's your Comics2Film 10.10.15!
A dueling pair of casting reports adds five names to the roster of the soon-to-lens Men in Black III.
Pajiba claims that Gemma Arterton, Alec Baldwin, and Sharlto Copley are all in negotiations for parts in the movie.
Arterton would join the secretarial staff of the 1960s MiB agency, which would be headed up by Baldwin (brilliant choice there).
The District 9 star will play an alien (said to be a "fast-talking Yoda type").
Meanwhile Bloody Disgusting has learned that Betty White is set to cameo in the movie. They're also reporting that Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger has been offered for the role of "Devil Girl", a femme fatale companion of the villain played by Jemaine Clement.
Moviehole.net has learned that Sony is looking for a couple of kids to appear in Marc Webb's Spider-Man movie.
The studio is said to be seeking a dark-haired Caucasian boy to play actor Peter Parker at age 4 to 6 years old. Ideally, the boy should look a little like Andrew Garfield.
They also need an actor to play Billy Connors, the son of Dr. Curt Connors. Applicants need be between 8 and 11 years old.
The movie is slated to begin filming in December.
IGN chatted up actor Bradley Cooper and asked him about recent rumors that he's the Warner Bros favorite to play The Flash on the big screen.
"I've never heard of it," Cooper told IGN in a very brief conversation.
However the actor has two strikes against him in the credibility department. He has previously denied being cast as Face in The A-Team shortly before the casting was confirmed. He also denied ever auditioning for Green Lantern but later recounted his audition on a late-night talk show.
So, in spite of this denial, there's still plenty of room for the story that Warner Bros would like Cooper to play the Scarlet Speedster on the big screen to be true.
Deadline.com broke some surprising news yesterday: The top priority in Marvel Studios' TV plans is to develop yet another live-action version of The Incredible Hulk.
ABC is developing the character as a TV series, although the project is said to be in the very early stages. No talent is attached. Marvel and ABC share the same parent company in Disney.
The mean green wreckin' machine has been the subject of two recent feature films of middling success, each starring a different actor. Mark Ruffalo was signed this summer to play Bruce Banner in the Avengers movie. Ruffalo is primarily a film actor, so it seems unlikely that he'd carry the role to a TV series, although he did try his hand at TV back in 2000 with the short-lived show The Beat.
In a related report, Heat Vision adds that a show based on Marvel's runaway mutant duo Cloak and Dagger is also a priority. Marve TV Czar Jeph Loeb is said to be meeting with writers to get a bead on how to develop that one.
The Punisher is said to be a sort of second runner-up, although it's much less a priority than the aforementioned two.
According to Heat vision, Marvel has also proposed the following properties to Disney for TV development:
What do you think, Maniacs? Is this an exciting slate of projects for Marvel? Post your comments below...
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