News Round-Up: Daniel Bruhl Cast in ‘Captain America: Civil War’; ‘The Conjuring 2’ Release Date; and More
Welcome, welcome, welcome. In today’s News Round-Up, I’ll again divide the post into three separate sections. I’ll start with casting as there are three things worth mentioning. This includes Daniel Bruhl (Captain America: Civil War), Jai Courtney (The Suicide Squad), and Jon Bernthal (The Accountant). Then I’ll move to release dates as both The Conjuring 2 and The Visit announced their plans. I’ll finish with bits about a new Steve McQueen (an untitled Paul Robeson biopic) and Brad Anderson (Shadow Run) project.
Like always, there’s a lot more information below regarding each piece of news!
We’ve been getting a lot of news lately about both the DC and Marvel universes. Today we’ll start with Marvel news before heading over to some DC stuff. Marvel announced Daniel Bruhl (Rush) will take on an unspecified role in Captain America: Civil War. This famous comic storyline apparently sees Captain America (reprised by Chris Evans) face-off against Iron Man (reprised by Robert Downey, Jr.). It’s nice to see another great actor join the ranks. The Russo Brothers will again direct the movie that’ll hit theaters May 6, 2016. (Source: Marvel)
Over to DC we go next with news that Jai Courtney (Divergent) is poised to join the villain-centric film Suicide Squad as Deadshot. David Ayer (Fury) will direct this pic that’ll release August 5, 2016. Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street) is the only official cast member but Jared Leto and Will Smith are also rumored to be close to deals. (Source: Collider)
The last bit of casting concerns Jon Bernthal (Fury). He’s signed on to join Ben Affleck and Anna Kendrick (NBC’s Community) in an action-thriller titled The Accountant. Gavin O’Connor (Warrior) will likely direct but this project is still in development. A release date will have to wait. (Source: Comingsoon)
As for release dates, I’ll start with The Conjuring 2. After moving back to 2016 (likely to accommodate for the fact that James Wan wanted to again direct the movie), The Conjuring sequel has a more specific release date. The movie that’ll again star Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson will now release on June 10, 2016. (Source: Comingsoon)
Next up is news on M. Night Shyamalan’s (The Sixth Sense) The Visit. If you’re like me, you probably thought “M. Night Shyamalan is making another movie!?” Yes, he is and it’ll apparently release on September 11, 2015. The horror-thriller apparently already filmed and they haven’t released the actors’ names. Doesn’t sound too promising. Stay tuned for more on this movie. (Source: Variety)
In the directing department, I’ll start today with last year’s Oscar-winning director Steve McQueen. Coming off the success of 12 Years a Slave, people (myself included) have been wondering about where he’ll go next. It looks like he’ll direct a passion project that involves the life of Civil Rights activist Paul Robeson. Keep your ears peeled for more (like actors and a release date). (Source: The Guardian)
Finally, I wanted to briefly mention Brad Anderson (The Machinist) has lined up another project as well. It turns out he’ll direct the movie Shadow Run that has a Bourne-like premise. The movie will be distributed by Sony but not much more is known yet. Stay tuned for talent and a release date. (Source: IndieWire)
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