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Eddie Redmayne Wants To Play The Riddler

With it rumored that the Riddler will be in the Matt Reeves and Robert Pattinson The Batman movie, how about Academy Award-winning actor Eddie Redmayne playing the character? Eddie Redmayne actually put it forth that he wants to play Riddler. “I’d love to play the Riddler. Just putting it out there,” he said while responding …

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First Look At Eddie Redmayne in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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Check out a first look at Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, the wizarding world’s preeminent magizoologist, who stops in New York following his travels to find and document magical creatures, in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Updated: with more images.

Fantastic Beats and Where To Find Them has a November 18, 2016 release directed by David Ayer also starring Katherine Waterston as Tina; Alison Sudol as Tina’s sister, Queenie; Tony Award winner Dan Fogler as Jacob; Ezra Miller as Credence; two-time Oscar nominee Samantha Morton as Mary Lou; Jenn Murray as Chastity; young newcomer Faith Wood-Blagrove as Modesty; and Colin Farrell (“True Detective”) as Graves.

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Eddie Redmayne Cast As Newt Scamander In Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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The Harry Potter spinoff has found its lead as Eddie Redmayne has been cast as Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Warner Bros. president of creative development Greg Silverman confirmed the news stating Redmayne had “emerged as one of today’s most extraordinarily talented and acclaimed actors,” and that WB is “thrilled to welcome him into J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, where we know he will deliver a remarkable performance.”

Harry Potter author JK Rowling is writing the script, with David Ayer directing Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

The film centers round Newt Scamander, a famed Magizoologist and author of the textbook used by students at Hogwarts, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” that catalogs the magical creatures of the Harry Potter universe.

Previous details mentioned the movie takes place 70 years prior to the time of Harry Potter and is the first of a new trilogy.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be released November 18, 2016.

Update: below is official announcement.

 

OSCAR WINNER EDDIE REDMAYNE ENTERS THE WIZARDING WORLD AS NEWT SCAMANDER IN “FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM”

Academy Award-winning actor Eddie Redmayne has been cast as Newt Scamander in Warner Bros. Pictures’ much-anticipated wizarding world adventure “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”  The announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Warner Bros. Pictures.
 
Redmayne will play J.K. Rowling’s creation Newt Scamander, the Wizarding World’s preeminent magizoologist, who in his travels has encountered and documented a myriad of magical creatures, ultimately leading to his penning the Hogwarts School textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.  
 
In making the announcement, Silverman said, “Eddie Redmayne has emerged as one of today’s most extraordinarily talented and acclaimed actors.  We are thrilled to welcome him into J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, where we know he will deliver a remarkable performance as Newt Scamander, the central character in ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.’”
Making her screenwriting debut on the film, J.K. Rowling has developed the character of Scamander and his primer—taken from her globally beloved Harry Potter series—to further explore the unique wizarding world she has crafted in print and bring it to life on screen.
 
David Yates, who directed the last four “Harry Potter” films and will direct “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” stated, “Eddie is a fearless actor, brimming with invention, wit and humanity.  I couldn’t be more excited about the prospect of working with him as we start this new adventure in J.K. Rowling’s wonderful world, and I know she feels the same way.”
 
The film is being produced by David Heyman, producer of all eight of the blockbuster “Harry Potter” features; J.K. Rowling; Steve Kloves, who scripted all but one of the “Harry Potter” films; and Lionel Wigram, who served as an executive producer on the last four installments of the franchise.
 
Eddie Redmayne won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in the 2014 biopic “The Theory of Everything.”  His stunning portrayal of Stephen Hawking in that film also brought him Screen Actors Guild, BAFTA and Golden Globe Awards.  In 2012, Redmayne starred as Marius in Tom Hooper’s screen adaptation of the hit musical “Les Misérables,” with Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe and Amanda Seyfried.  In 2010, Redmayne won a Tony Award for his performance in “Red,” which marked his Broadway debut.  On screen, he next stars in Hooper’s true-life drama “The Danish Girl,” due out this November.
 
Warner Bros. Pictures has slated “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” for worldwide release in 3D and IMAX on November 18, 2016.
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Four Actors Rumored For Doctor Doom In Fantastic Four; None Of The Female

Four actors are said to be finalists to play Doctor Doom in the Fantastic Four movie, and none are female.

A previous rumor surrounding Fantastic Four suggested that director Josh Trank might be going with a female version of the classic FF villain, but that appears not to be the case.

The Wrap reports Sam Riley, Eddie Redmayne, Toby Kebbell and Domhnall Gleeson are up for the role of Doctor Doom.

The report mentions that it’s unclear of the status of Jack Huston, who was previously said to be up for the role of Doom.

Sam Riley is known for the upcoming movie Maleficent; Eddie Redmayne had roles in Les Miserables and the upcoming Jupiter Ascending; Toby Kebbell is known for The Escape Artist TV series and has a role in the upcoming Dawn of the Planet of the Apes movie (also from Fox); Domhnall Gleeson played Bill Weasley in the Harry Potter movies.

Fantastic Four has a June 19, 2015 release starring Miles Teller as Reed Richards, Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm, Kata Mara as Sue Storm and Jamie Bell as Ben grimm.

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Superman Henry Cavill Presenting At MTV Movie Awards & List Of Other Guests

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:6860:]]We knew that Henry Cavill will be attending this Sunday’s MTV Movie Awards, and now we find out the new Superman will be a presenter.

MTV updated their list of guests and presenters for their Movie Awards and Henry Cavill is among them.

It’s not known which award Henry Cavill will be presenting, but maybe he will be bringing something super from the Man of Steel along with him.

A new viral marketing campaign for the Man of Steel just began yesterday, most likely related to trailer #3.

Maybe we’ll see it at the MTV Movie Awards?

In addition to Henry Cavill, below is a list of the other presenters.

Judging from the list, we could get further looks at World War Z, Kick-Ass 2 and/or Carrie, Star Trek, Fast and Furious 6 and/or Riddick, possibly Game of Thrones, and we also know a trailer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will debut with Liam Hemsworth showing that off.

 

PRESENTERS

Adam Sandler

Amanda Seyfried

Brad Pitt

Chloe Grace Moretz

Chris Pine

Chris Rock

Danny McBride

Eddie Redmayne

Jonah Hill

Jordana Brewster

Kerry Washington

Ke$ha

Kim Kardashian

Liam Hemsworth

Logan Lerman

Melissa McCarthy

Michelle Rodriguez

Paul Walker

Peter Dinklage

Seth Rogen

Steve Carell

Vin Diesel

Zac Efron

Zachary Quinto

Zoe Saldana

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Eddie Redmayne Plays Down Guardians of the Galaxy Rumors

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:4413:]]Eight actors are said to be in contention to play Peter Quill, Star-Lord, in James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy movie.

Eddie Redmayne, who landed a role in Les Miserables, is numbered among the candidates to play that featured lead role.

Speaking with MTV, Redmayne stated he doesn’t like to listen to all of it, otherwise it would make him a bit batty.

“There’s noise with the internet of things that are true and not true,” he told MTV. “If I listen to all of it, I’d go slightly insane.”

When directly asked if he finds the Guardians of the Galaxy movie intriguing, Redmayne beats around the bush and doesn’t address the rumor.

“I’m not going to go there with those rumors,” he said.

MTV pressed on and asked if he would like to play a role in a comic book movie, with Redmayne stating he loves them.

“I love those films when they’re done well. I loved watching Andrew and Emma in ‘Spider-Man.’ I loved watching ‘The Dark Knight Rises.’ There seems to be an audience now needing satisfaction beyond spectacle. From an actor’s point of view, that makes it intriguing. I love going to see those films. I also like to shake it up — I just did a musical. I don’t like sitting in a box.”

Redmaybe was also said to be a contender for the role of Harry Osborn in the Amazing Spider-Man 2, which we now know went to Dane DeHaan of Chronicle fame.

The other seven actors up for Star-Lord are said to be Joel Edgerton (WarriorZero Dark Thirty), Boardwalk Empire‘s Jack Huston, Cloud Atlas‘ Jim Sturgess, Lee Pace (LincolnThe Hobbit),  Sullivan Stapleton (Animal Kingdom), Tron: The Legacy‘s Garrett Hedlund and X-Men‘s James Marsden.

The Guardians of the Galaxy movie has an August 1, 2014 release date.

Head on over to the Cosmic Book News Guardians of the Galaxy movie hub for news, images and more.

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Amazing Spider-Man 2: Harry Osborn Not Dark and Edgy After All? New Actors Sought

About a week ago it came out that Marc Webb and Sony were looking for a dark and edgy Harry Osborn for Amazing Spider-Man 2, with three actors mentioned.

However, now it’s being said that Harry Osborn might be more of a jock, as the studio is apparently now looking for a Harry Osborn who is athletic and good-looking.

The latest names that are being thrown around for the “athletic and good-looking” Harry Osborn include: Sam Claflin (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger TidesSnow White & the Huntsman); Eddie Redmayne (Les Miserables); Douglas Booth (Noah); Boyd Holbrook (The Big C, Hatfields & McCoysThe Host).

While I don’t see why you can’t have all of the above, I think we get the comparison they are trying to get across, but here’s the pic that THR chose to run with their article, dark, edgy, athletic and good-looking?

The “Amazing Spider-Man 2” swings into theaters May 2nd, 2014 directed by Marc Webb starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Shailene Woodley.

Head on over to the Cosmic Book News Amazing Spider-Man Movie Hub for more news, images and trailers.

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