Cobie Smulders Confirms She’ll Return to Play S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Maria Hill In ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’
Long speculated to be reprising her role of S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Maria Hill, Cobie Smulders revealed to the Calgary Herald that she is in fact returning for Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’ “I think I’m in Avengers 2, but it is very top secret. I hope I’m in Avengers 2. I didn’t get my invitation yet. Well, actually, they know I’m in it but they don’t know to what degree I’m in it…I am really excited to read the script because they are introducing Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and the Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) into the Avengers universe and the bad guy [Ultron] is going to be very interesting.” We’ll next see her playing the role in ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier,’ late spring/early summer next year.
Otto Bathurst To Direct Kevin Costner In ‘Midnight Delivery’; From Guillermo Del Toro & ‘Luther’ Co-Creator Neil Cross
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Otto Bathurst has closed a deal to direct Kevin Costner in ‘Midnight Delivery,’ a Universal thriller being produced by Guillermo del Toro and David Linde. ‘Midnight Delivery’ centers on a father (Costner) who attempts to save his estranged daughter from a Colombian gang by trafficking cocaine to London on a midnight flight.
Neil Cross (co-creator of BBC’s Luther) wrote the script, based on an original story by Guillermo del Toro. Otto Bathurst is a BAFTA-winning filmmaker known for his work on British miniseries of the thriller and drama variety. Among the highlights are episodes of ‘Criminal Justice,’ which starred Ben Whishaw, and more recently a 1920s British gangster miniseries starring Cillian Murphy called ‘Peaky Blinders.’ The show was created by Steven Knight and premiered in September in the UK.
“Guardian Angel” Featurette For ‘Delivery Man’ – Starring Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt & Cobie Smulders
DreamWorks Pictures has released this new behind-the-scenes featurette for Ken Scott’s ‘Delivery Man.’ Starring Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt, Cobie Smulders and Britt Robertson, the film is set for a November 22nd release in the US and January 10th bow in the UK. The story for the film is described as follows: “DreamWorks Pictures’ ‘Delivery Man’ stars Vince Vaughn as affable underachiever David Wozniak, whose anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years earlier resulted in 533 children. David must now embark on a journey that leads him to discover not only his true self but also the father that he could become.”
THR bring word that ‘Game of Thrones’ star Kit Harington and Jennifer Ehle have signed up to join original ‘Spooks’ star Peter Firth for the forthcoming big-screen adaptation of the cult British TV spy drama, titled ‘Spooks: The Greater Good.’ The movie version of the series will be directed by Bharat Nalluri, the originating director on the TV series.
The plot details the story of an agent (Kit Harington) investigating how a terrorist escaped from custody during a routine handover against the ticking clock of an imminent terror attack on London. Best known to ‘Game of Thrones’ fans for his turn as Night’s Watchman Jon Snow, Harrington will play ex-MI5 operative Will Crombie, the former protege of MI-5 Head of Counter Terrorism Harry Pearce (Peter Firth).
With the release of ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ on the horizon, Lionsgate has debuted this new collection of behind-the-scenes images from the film. ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ sees Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth reprising their roles of Katniss, Peeta and Gale, with Lenny Kravitz, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Willow Shields, Toby Jones and Woody Harrelson also returning to their respective roles. The likes of Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Jena Malone, Lynn Cohen, Stephanie Leigh Schlund, Maria Howell, E. Roger Mitchell, Alan Ritchson, Bruno Gunn, Meta Golding, Sam Claflin and Amanda Plummer join the “Hunger Games” film series for this sequel.
The story for ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a “Victor’s Tour” of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) – a competition that could change Panem forever.
Awesome Illustrated ‘Thor: The Dark World’ Posters Featuring Chris Hemsworth’s Thor, Tom Hiddleston’s Loki & Idris Elba’s Heimdall
Oli Riches has put together this top-notch illustrated poster series for Marvel’s ‘Thor: The Dark World,’ featuring Thor, Loki and Heimdall. For more from Oli check out his Tumblr, Twitter and Facebook. In ‘Thor: The Dark World,’ the likes of Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Jaimie Alexander (Sif), Idris Elba (Heimdall), Ray Stevenson (Volstagg), Kat Dennings (Darcy Lewis), Rene Russo (Frigga), Tadanobu Asano (Hogun), Anthony Hopkins (Odin), Stellan Skarsgård (Dr. Erik Selvig) and Natalie Portman (Jane Foster) reprise their roles from the first ‘Thor’ film, while Zack Levi plays Fandral, Christopher Eccleston plays the villainous Malekith The Accursed, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje plays Algrim the Strong and Kurse.