New X-Men: First Class photos show Professor X, Moira MacTaggert and Mystique. A Nickelodeon star might be the first Runaways cast member. Plus Captain America set photos, casting for Rian Johnson's Looper, and major Doctor Who hints!
X-Men - First Class:
Check out the some of the first cast photos to show Professor X (James McAvoy), Moira MacTaggert (Rose Byrne), and Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) on the set: [Bleeding Cool]
Here are some great new set photos: [DPReview; thanks to c.knight for the tip!]
Rian "Brick" Johnson's time travel movie where Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis play present and future versions of a hitman who kills time travelers has added another cast member. Emily Blunt has reportedly signed on for the project, although there's no word on who she'll play. Here's hoping it's yet another version of the hitman - it's no more or less ridiculous than suggesting Joseph Gordon-Levitt could grow up to look like Bruce Willis. [@ProductionWeekly]
Keke Palmer, current star of the Nickelodeon show True Jackson VP and probably best known for her title role in Akeelah and the Bee, says she's been offered a role in the movie. She didn't say who she is playing, and there aren't any major characters in the original comic that are African-American females, so it's a bit difficult to guess. It's quite possible they've changed the gender or race of one of the main characters, or she's playing a more minor part in the movie. [Essence]
Independence Day 2:
Roland Emmerich says he wants to make a sequel set in the present day, but in an alternate reality shaped by all the carnage wrought by the invasion and the alien technology left behind. He also strongly hinted that Will Smith is now the president. When asked about the project, Bill Pullman doubts it'll happen, between studio politics and Will Smith's busy schedule, but he did say that if anyone can pull it off, it's Emmerich. [MTV Movies Blog]
Three actresses have reportedly been cast to join Maggie Grace in the Denali coven, another group of "vegetarian" vampires. MyAnna Buring, Mia Maestro, and Casey LaBow will reportedly play Tanya, Carmen, and Kate respectively. [The Hollywood Reporter]
Doctor Who: The Brilliant Book 2011 features dozens of spoilers, but there's a catch: only some of them are actual spoilers, and the rest are just made up. There's no way we can list them all, so check out the link for the rest, but here's the first set:
The Doctor will be on trial - twice!
- Who controls the light sculptors?
- You won't believe whats buried under Wembley stadium.
- Scared of the eye in space? You should be.
- Take up thy sins and walk - slowly.
- There won't be a pub quiz on Tuesday because there won't be a pub.
- Beau Geste is cool.
- Bow Street Runners are cool.
- Bromley-By-Bow is cool
- 4 August 1982 - Happy Birthday Ma'am.
- Some lies are too much for the psychic paper.
- I won't take calls from that Prime Minister.
Anyone want to take bets on which prime minister they're talking about? I'm thinking it's probably Margaret Thatcher, considering the show's long history of making fun of her, although I could also be talked into Ramsey MacDonald or James Callaghan because, well...why not? (Listen, I memorized all the prime ministers for some reason - might as well get some use out of it.) [Life, Doctor Who, and Combom]
Here are some set photos: [Susan Gittins's Flickr]
Additional reporting by Katharine Trendacosta, Mary Ratliff, and Charlie Jane Anders.