Three big parts of casting news today in our news roundup;
We can finally stop calling it Bond 24, and use it’s real name; Spectre is the next instalment in the Bond franchise and will see a returning cast of Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Wishaw and Naomie Harris as well as newcomers Dave Bautista, Christoph Waltz and Monica Bellucci among others. Spectre will be released October23rd next year.
Ryan Reynolds is officially Deadpool, and not that abomination from Xmen Origins (Fox that’s another thing I’ll never forgive you for) but as the Merc with the Mouth that we saw in the test footage a few months ago. Deadpool will be produced as a combination of Fox and Marvel studios, and is set for release in Febuary 2016.
Benedict Cumberbatch continues his rule of pop culture that spans Tolkien, Doyle and now Marvel; after a very circular rumour mill, it’s been announced that he will in fact be playing the role of soon to be sorcerer supreme Doctor Strange.
After our two part feature on the Flash and Arrow this week, today’s television news mainly focusses on the team up, first of all is the news that ‘The Brave and the Bold’, the 8th episode of Arrow’s third season that saw The Flash in Starling City, recieved the show’s highest viewing figures since the pilot, which should be encouraging to those who loved the team up episodes.
On the Marvel front it seems that the Netflix incarnation of Jessica Jones has a face in Breaking Bad’s Krysten Ritter, With this casting news it’s sensible to think that Jessica Jones will be the next series for Netflix after Daredevil next year.
Call of Duty Advanced Warfare sees it’s biggest patch start its tour yesterday, it sees a huge amount of weapon tweaking for multiplayer.
Borderlands the Presequel sees its next big batch of DLC in Holodome Onslaught, which will act as a Colosseum/Thunderdome style arena update.
And back to DC; Lego Batman 3 sees the Suicide Squad making an appearance in the next DLC, but to be a bit more family friendly they’ve renamed it ‘The Squad’.