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Dwayne Johnson’s Hercules Gets Ian McShane

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:6262:]]There have been a batch of cast announcements for the Dwayne Johnson-starring and Bret Ratner-directed Hercules movie, most notably with the addition of Ian McShane.

THR has it that Ian McShane has been cast as Amphiarus, part priest, part prophet and part warrior who is a counselor to Hercules.

Also joining Ian McShane are Joseph Fiennes, John Hurt, Rebecca Ferguson, Aksel Hennie and Rufus Sewell. 

Ian McShane is noted for various roles including Al Swearengen in the HBO Deadwood series, Blackbeard in Pirates of the Caribbean, and most recently Leigh Emerson in American Horror Story: Asylum and King Brahmwell in Bryan Singer’s Jack The Giant Slayer.

Hercules has an August 14, 2014 release date.

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Fast and Furious 6: New TV Spot With Vin Diesel & Dwayne Johnson Now Online

A new TV Spot for Fast and Furious 6 is now online featuring the stars of the movie, Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, and Paul Walker.

Check out “Fast/Hobbs” below.

Synopsis:

Since Dom (Diesel) and Brian’s (Walker) Rio heist toppled a kingpin’s empire and left their crew with $100 million, our heroes have scattered across the globe.  But their inability to return home and living forever on the lam have left their lives incomplete.

Meanwhile, Hobbs (Johnson) has been tracking an organization of lethally skilled mercenary drivers across 12 countries, whose mastermind (Evans) is aided by a ruthless second-in-command revealed to be the love Dom thought was dead, Letty (Rodriguez).  The only way to stop the criminal outfit is to outmatch them at street level, so Hobbs asks Dom to assemble his elite team in London.  Payment?  Full pardons for all of them so they can return home and make their families whole again.

Fast and Furious 6 opens May 24, 2013.

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Dwayne Johnson Eyeing Bounty Hunter Role In Star Wars? New Snake Eyes G.I. Joe Image

Dwayne Johnson posted the following image to his Facebook of his character in G.I. Joe Retaliation, Roadblock, along with Snake Eyes.

As we previously heard from Johnson, he wants a role in the new Star Wars movie.

Perhaps he gives us a clue as he mentions his favorite character to be the bounty hunter Boba Fett.

How does The Rock as a bounty hunter in Star Wars sound?

As a kid I pretended I was Snake Eyes & Boba Fett.

Imagine how I felt in this scene.. 

Total geek moment. G.I. Joe #SnakeEyes

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G.I. Joe: Retaliation stars Bruce Willis, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Channing Tatum and Byung-hun Lee and opens in theaters March 29th, 2013!

Synopsis:

The G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence.

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New G.I. Joe: Retaliation Poster Featuring Dwayne Johnson As Roadblock

We’re about a week away from the premiere of G.I. Joe Retaliation as well as the new The Wolverine trailer that is attached, and now we get a new international poster featuring Dwayne Johnson as Roadblock.

Dwayne Johnson also recently commented on appearing in Star Wars, James Bond and The Expendables 3.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation also stars Bruce Willis, Adrianne Palicki, Channing Tatum and Byung-hun Lee and opens in theaters March 29th, 2013.

Synopsis:

The G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence.

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Dwayne Johnson Talks Star Wars & Expendables 3 Isn’t Ready For This Ass Kickin (Video)

Perhaps the Arnold Schwarzenegger of the next generation, WWE Superstar Dwayne Johnson seems to be the go to guy as of late for any action flick requiring some meat and heavy muscle.

Johnson has landed roles in the Fast and Furious movies as well as the soon to be released G.I. Joe Retaliation and the recently announced Hercules movie.

It was also previously said that the actor was eyeing a role in the new J.J. Abrams Star Wars Episode VII movie.

And as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is so into action, he seems like a natural to follow in the footsteps of the WWE’s Stone Cold Steve Austin who had a role in the first Expendables film, with The Expendables 3.

HeyUGuys caught up with Dwayne Johnson at the UK premiere of G.I. Joe Retaliation and asked the pro-wrestler turned actor his thoughts on Star Wars as well as a possibility for The Expendables 3 and appearances as a villain in a James Bond flick.

Johnson says he’s all up for Star Wars and a big fan; he would love to be a villain in any Bond movie as his grandfather actually played one, and regarding “The Expendables 3” offered, “The Expendables 3? They’re not ready. They’re not ready ready for this ass kickin‘.”

Johnson also remarked about his upcoming match at Wrestlemania with John Cena for the WWE Heavyweight championship.

Check out the video below.

G.I. Joe Retaliation opens March 27th with the first The Wolverine trailer attached.

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Wachowski’s SF Epic Jupiter Ascending Gets July 2014 Release Date

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:6121:]]The next franchise from Warner Bros. and The Wachowski’s with Jupiter Ascending has been given a July 25, 2014 release date.

Not much is known about the plot, but Jupiter Ascending is said to be set in another universe where humans are near the bottom of the evolutionary ladder with the “Queen of the Universe” targeting a human woman who threatens her reign and very existence.

Jupiter Ascending is set to star Mila Kunis, Chatum Tanning, Eddie Redmayne (previously up for the Star-Lord role in Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy), and Sean Bean. Natalie Portman was also said to be in contention at one time.

The July 25th release date comes one week following the debut of Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, and will go head-to-head against Dwayne Johnson and Hercules.

The Wachowski’s most recent movie, Cloud Atlas, debut lasted year and raked in just over $120 million with a budget of around $100 million.

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Dwayne Johnson Is Ready For Star Wars; “Bring It On J.J.”

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:6100:]]While promoting G.I. Joe Retaliation, rising action star Dwayne Johnson let it be known that he has his sights set on another action figure franchise — Star Wars.

Turns out, as a kid, Johnson really only played with G.I. Joe and Star Wars, so with one down, now he wants the other and he’s going right at it.

“I played with two lines of action figures when I was a kid: G.I. Joe and Star Wars,” the WWE heavy-weight champ told Australia’s News.com. “By the way, because we didn’t have a lot of money, I used to steal them. I’d just rip open the packages and shove ’em in my pockets … like a lot of kids. I got caught a couple of times, got my ass kicked by my parents.”

Dwayne Johnson continued by comparing the call for getting G.I. Joe to getting a call from George Lucas, and then stated he’s going to be in Star Wars with mention he’s going to call director J.J. Abrams.

“I’m gonna call J.J. and you’re gonna help by printing it and I’m gonna be in Star Wars!” Johnson told News.com. “I’m ready for Star Wars. Bring it on, J.J.”

Catch Dwayne Johnson March 28th with the premiere of G. I. Joe: Retaliation and also the recently announced new Hercules movie.

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G.I. Joe Retaliation: “Re-Enlisting” Clip Now Online

A new clip for G.I. Joe: Retaliation, “Re-Enlisting,” has been released online featuring Dwaye Johnson and Bruce Willis.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation stars Bruce Willis, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Channing Tatum and Byung-hun Lee, and opens in theaters March 29th, 2013.

Synopsis:

The G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence.

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G.I Joe: Retaliation “Real Heroes” Kicks Into Gear With Dwayne Johnson

A new marketing campaign for G.I. Joe: Retalation with Dwayne Johnson, Roadblock, asks, “Do you have a real hero in your life?”

Users can submit photos of real heroes in their lives through InstaGram using the hashtag #GIJoeRealHero.

The photo will then appear on the GIJoeMovie website.

Follows of Cobra worry not as they have launched a viral marketing campaign of their own just for you, a Cobra Special Forces campaign.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation stars Bruce Willis, Dwayne Johnson, Channing Tatum and Byung-hunLee and opens in theaters March 29th, 2013.

Synopsis:

The G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence.

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Fast and Furious 6: New Featurette With Vin Diesel Now Online

A new featurette for Fast and the Furious 6 has been released which features Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez giving a behind-the-scenes view of the movie and more.

Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson all return with the film to be released on May 24th directed by Justin Lin.

Synopsis:

Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of all-stars as the global blockbuster franchise built on speed races to its next continent in Fast & Furious 6. Reuniting for their most high-stakes adventure yet, fan favorites Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and Elsa Pataky are joined by badass series newcomers Luke Evans and Gina Carano.

Since Dom (Diesel) and Brian’s (Walker) Rio heist toppled a kingpin’s empire and left their crew with $100 million, our heroes have scattered across the globe. But their inability to return home and living forever on the lam have left their lives incomplete. 

Meanwhile, Hobbs (Johnson) has been tracking an organization of lethally skilled mercenary drivers across 12 countries, whose mastermind (Evans) is aided by a ruthless second-in-command revealed to be the love Dom thought was dead, Letty (Rodriguez). The only way to stop the criminal outfit is to outmatch them at street level, so Hobbs asks Dom to assemble his elite team in London. Payment? Full pardons for all of them so they can return home and make their families whole again. 

Building on the worldwide blockbuster success of Fast Five and taking the action, stunts and narrative to even greater heights, Fast & Furious 6 sees director Justin Lin back behind the camera for the fourth time. He is supported by longtime producers Neal H. Moritz and Vin Diesel, who welcome producer Clayton Townsend back to the series.

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Dwayne Johnson No Longer Attached To Lobo Movie

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What should come to no surprise, we learn that Dwayne Johnson is no longer attached to the Lobo movie.

Johnson tells MTV that, “It was [something that I was going to do] for a minute, but then it kind of just went away, as things happen in Hollywood. For a minute, I was interested in it, but then it went away.”

Regarding the “went away” part, we know that producer Joel Silver was attached to the Lobo movie with director Brad Peyton, but Silver had a falling out with Warner Bros. and left the studio, and we haven’t heard about Lobo since.

Another added factor could be that we’ve heard mention that WB wants to focus on the main Justice League character movies which has delayed the Suicide Squad movie as well.

Currently, Dwayne Johnson is set to play Hercules next in the movie of the same name as well as having G.I. Joe Retaliation, Fast and Furious 6 and further appearances on WWE and Wrestlemania in the works.

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WB Green Lights Spy Hunter Movie

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:5637:]]After a long history of almost getting made, Warner Bros. has now green lit a Spy Hunter movie.

Spy Hunter, based on the classic video game, will have Gangster Squad and Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer attached.

The game was created back in 1983 and was very popular at arcades for quite a long time. Spy Hunter featured players driving a sportscar with the capability of upgrading with help of the Weapons Van, including at times becoming a boat. Cool add-ons included smokescreen, oil slick, and a surface-to-air missile used to take out helicopters. I also recall the rather cool “sound track” and sound effects attached to it as well (see below).

A Spy Hunter movie has been in production for some time dating back ten years to 2003 with Universal signing Dwayne Johnson, and John Woo attached to direct. However, the screenwriters and directors would go through a series of changes with the movie falling through and Dwayne Johnson eventually dropping out.

Regarding the Spy Hunter video games, this past December saw Warner Bros. Interactive launch a new game for the PS-Vita, a reboot where users played again as the “Agent,” the driver of the high-tech G-6155 Interceptor supercar armed extensively with advanced weaponry and ready to take on a global terrorist organization set on world domination.

This video should bring back some good memories:

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G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation: New TV Spot Online “Fist Redux”

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:5599:]]Below you can check out a new TV spot for G.I. Joe Retaliation dubbed “Fist Redux.”

We see Dwayne Johnson aka Roadblock put some boots to arses.

It’s also currently thought that the first trailer for The Wolverine will debut with G.I. Joe.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation stars Bruce Willis, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Channing Tatum and Byung-hun Lee and opens in theaters March 29th, 2013!

Synopsis:

The G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence.

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Fast and Furious 6 Full Extended Trailer Now Online

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:5474:]]Check out over 3 minutes worth of Fast and Furious 6 action in the following extended trailer from Universal.

Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson all return with the film to be released on May 24th directed by Justin Lin.

Synopsis:

Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of all-stars as the global blockbuster franchise built on speed races to its next continent in Fast & Furious 6. Reuniting for their most high-stakes adventure yet, fan favorites Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and Elsa Pataky are joined by badass series newcomers Luke Evans and Gina Carano.

Since Dom (Diesel) and Brian’s (Walker) Rio heist toppled a kingpin’s empire and left their crew with $100 million, our heroes have scattered across the globe. But their inability to return home and living forever on the lam have left their lives incomplete. 

Meanwhile, Hobbs (Johnson) has been tracking an organization of lethally skilled mercenary drivers across 12 countries, whose mastermind (Evans) is aided by a ruthless second-in-command revealed to be the love Dom thought was dead, Letty (Rodriguez). The only way to stop the criminal outfit is to outmatch them at street level, so Hobbs asks Dom to assemble his elite team in London. Payment? Full pardons for all of them so they can return home and make their families whole again. 

Building on the worldwide blockbuster success of Fast Five and taking the action, stunts and narrative to even greater heights, Fast & Furious 6 sees director Justin Lin back behind the camera for the fourth time. He is supported by longtime producers Neal H. Moritz and Vin Diesel, who welcome producer Clayton Townsend back to the series.

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G.I. Joe Retaliation: Cobra Special Forces Viral Campaign Launched

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:5457:]]Admit it. 

When you were a kid playing with your G.I. Joes, you liked being Cobra better.

The Cobra toys and characters were just cooler.

Destro, Zartan, Cobra Commander, Serpentor, Storm Shadow and the B.A.T Robot come to mind.

Well, now with the new movie G.I. Joe Retaliation coming out in a couple months, they want to take advantage of all the Cobra sympathisers out there with the launch of a new viral marketing campaign.

CobraSpecialForces.com is up where the following video is featured as well as some downloadable images and more.

Which side will you choose?

G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation hits March 29, 2013 directed by Jon Chu, starring Channing Tatum, Ray Park, Elodie Yung, RZA, DJ Cotrona, Adrianne Palicki, Ray Stevenson, Joseph Mazzello and Walton Goggins and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

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Fast and Furious 6 Super Bowl Trailer Now Online

Universal Pictures has released the Fast and Furious 6 Super Bowl trailer.

The movie opens May 24 starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Luke Evans and Gina Carano.

Synopsis:

Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of all-stars as the global blockbuster franchise built on speed races to its next continent in “Fast & Furious 6.” Reuniting for their most high-stakes adventure yet, fan favorites Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and Elsa Pataky are joined by badass series newcomers Luke Evans and Gina Carano. 

Since Dom (Diesel) and Brian’s (Walker) Rio heist toppled a kingpin’s empire and left their crew with $100 million, our heroes have scattered across the globe. But their inability to return home and living forever on the lam have left their lives incomplete. 

Meanwhile, Hobbs (Johnson) has been tracking an organization of lethally skilled mercenary drivers across 12 countries, whose mastermind (Evans) is aided by a ruthless second-in-command revealed to be the love Dom thought was dead, Letty (Rodriguez). The only way to stop the criminal outfit is to outmatch them at street level, so Hobbs asks Dom to assemble his elite team in London. Payment? Full pardons for all of them so they can return home and make their families whole again. 

Building on the worldwide blockbuster success of Fast Five and taking the action, stunts and narrative to even greater heights, “Fast & Furious 6” sees director Justin Lin back behind the camera for the fourth time. He is supported by longtime producers Neal H. Moritz and Vin Diesel, who welcome producer Clayton Townsend back to the series.

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Dwayne Johnson Stems Off Alien Invasion In Milk Super Bowl Commercial

Another commercial for the Super Bowl has landed online before kickoff this Sunday as Dwayne Johnson is featured in the Milk Mustache Campaign spot.

We see that Dwayne Johnson has run out of milk and will go to no lengths to get more even passing by a little girl whose cat is stuck in a tree as well as a lion seemingly threatening the Rock’s own mom.

But once he does get his milk  — watch out! Dwayne Johnson is pumped and ready to take on an oncoming alien invasion.

Johnson recently signed on to do a new Hercules movie and has even been rumored to be attached to Drax The Destroyer in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie.

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H. Jon Benjamin Rumored For Rocket Raccoon In Guardians of the Galaxy Movie; Dwayne Johnson As Drax?

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:5339:]]We have another batch of Guardians of the Galaxy movie rumors on top of the last ones that were about Gamora, but this time about Rocket Raccoon.

It’s being stated (via CBM) that the rumors of Jim Carrey and Adam Sandler are true, but that another name might also be associated with Rocket Raccoon– and that it’s veteran voice-actor H. Jon Benjamin.

Jon Benjamin is known for voicing Sterling Archer in the FX’s Archer series as well as Bob Belcher in the Fox animated series Bob’s Burgers in addition to a lengthy resume of animated works.

The good news is that it’s said Rocket Raccoon – who contrary to previous rumors – will have a more featured role in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie and that Marvel Studios doesn’t want to portray him as a “childish character.”

They also have an update on the casting for Drax The Destroyer and say that Dwayne Johnson was in contention – CBN’s pick for the role – but due to Johnson signing on the new Hercules movie that he won’t be able to.

Apparently the loss of Dwawyne Johnson has caused the casting call for Drax to change from more of an African-American role to one said to be more of an athletic Caucasian. Jason Momoa’s named has also been said to be up for Drax at one time, but due to his recent flops might be ruled out.

One tidbit regarding Gamora that we haven’t heard from the previous rumors is that Henry Cavill‘s girlfriend, Gina Carano, and Olivia Wilde are named.

The Guardians of the Galaxy movie opens August 1, 2014 directed by James Gunn.

For news, images and more head on over to the Cosmic Book News Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Hub.

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Dwayne Johnson’s Hercules Movie Gets A Release Date

Announced back in November, the upcoming Radical Comics adapted Hercules: The Thracian Wars movie starring Dwayne Johnson and directed by Brett Ratner now has a release date of August 14, 2014.

Some info from the previous press release announcing the movie:

Hercules is an original graphic novel written by Steve Moore for Radical Studios. It is an action-filled story based on the popular Ancient Greek mythology of Hercules. The film stars Dwayne Johnson and is directed by Brett Ratner. Hercules will be produced by Radical President Barry Levine, Beau Flynn and Brett Ratner. Peter Berg, Sarah Aubrey, and Radical EVP Jesse Berger will executive produce. The screenplay was adapted by Ryan Condal with script revisions by Evan Spiliotopoulos. Production is scheduled to start in early 2013.

With a description for the Thracian Wars graphic novel:

When the Thracian King Cotys summons the Greek hero Hercules and his six battle-worn companions to mold the Thracian army into a bloodthirsty, ruthless killing machine, the Son of Zeus rushes to answer the call of war and gold. But within the nation of Thrace lies an epic tale of war, murder, deception, and sacrifice that shows Hercules how far from grace he’s fallen… and what he must do to earn redemption. 

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G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation: New Trailer Now Online

In addition to the recently released international poster, a new trailer for G.I. Joe: Retaliation is online that was revealed on Entertainment Tonight.

The following video also includes an interview with Dwayne Johnson, who plays Roadblock.

Full trailer probably hits tomorrow.

Updated with full trailer:

G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation hits March 29, 2013 directed by Jon Chu, starring Channing Tatum, Ray Park, Elodie Yung, RZA, DJ Cotrona, Adrianne Palicki, Ray Stevenson, Joseph Mazzello and Walton Goggins and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

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