Jeremy Renner Officially Cast as Twitch in Todd McFarlane’s SPAWN

Last week it was rumored that Jeremy Renner was up for the lead role of Detective ‘Twitch’ Williams in Todd McFarlane‘s Spawn. Well, Deadline is now reporting that the rumor is true. Renner has officially been cast in the movie and joins Jamie Foxx, who was previously cast as Spawn.

McFarlane had this to say in a statement regarding the casting and why he ended up bringing Renner to the role:

“As a first time director, I wanted to surround myself with the most talent and the most skilled people I can on all fronts. I was lucky enough to land Jason Blum and then Jamie Foxx, and I knew the person on screen the most is this police officer, Twitch Williams. We needed as strong a person as possible because he will be the face of the film. I took my naïve Hollywood approach again, and said let’s start at the top and work down. Jeremy was at the top. I’m a huge fan of his. The character doesn’t need to be a bodybuilder or GQ handsome. I was looking for somebody who’s a person you’ve met before; I needed someone who can pull off the grief of an average human being. I’ve seen Jeremy do that in more than a few of his movies. He was at the top of my list, just like Jamie.”

It’s pretty awesome that McFarlane is landing the actors at the top of his list for this film. I’ve said before that it’s hard to imagine Renner as Twitch but he’s a great actor that will be able to pull off McFarlane’s feature film vision for the character. McFarlane went on to say:

“Spawn is King Arthur and Twitch is Sir Lancelot, and this isn’t about physicality, or jumping over buildings. This is more a brawn and brain combination, and the first film I think of with him is The Hurt Locker, the army grunt doing the job, and that spilled out into all these roles leading up to Wind River. There was a sense of melancholy to that character that is important and that was a movie also made by a first time director, but one who wrote the thing and so wasn’t nervous about trying to get what you want. Jeremy had the experience of working with the first timer and saw that if you put a good crew together, the whole is way better than the parts and you don’t have to worry.”

Producer Jason Blum added his two cents about the casting of Renner:

“Jeremy is the ideal choice for Twitch Williams. He radiates honesty, intelligence and a hard-working, everyman charisma, the same qualities that make Twitch such a compelling character.”

McFarlane says the next step will be to lock down a distributor for the film which will have a 10 to 12 million dollar budget:

“Jason and I feel we have a strong package here. Academy Award nominated and Academy Award nominated actor. As a first time director, I guess I’m the weak link, but I think my brand is strong. Hopefully when we go to studios, fairly soon, we’ll get the interest of more than one and we can pick what place will do this project justice, marketing and distributing it. We’re going to go for as close to a green light as we can get, since the development process has already been done. We’re looking for someone to say, ‘yeah cool, we’ll take it.’ It’s a reasonable budget, we’re not asking anyone to stretch. The goal here is a quality project at reasonable price.”

With the talent that Mcfarlane has brought in to develop this new Spawn film, I don’t think he’s going to have an issue landing a studio to distribute the film, especially with the extremely low budget that it has. I think this movie is going to be a big hit.

Are you happy to hear that Renner will be taking on the role of Twitch?

GODZILLA Anime Sequel Gets Release Date for Later this Month on Netflix

I’ve heard quite a bit of praise for Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters. It’s an anime movie for Godzilla and pals that’s on Netflix, and the sequel, Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle, will be released on July 18, 2018. In the sequel, Godzilla will have to face off against Mechagodzilla! The third film, Godzilla: Stareater, is reported to be even bigger with King Ghidorah getting involved. City on the Edge of Battle is directed by Hiroyuki Seshita and Kobun Shizuno with Polygon Pictures and Toho Co. producing it.

“Following up after the events of Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters, Haruo Sakaki is rescued by Miana, a girl belonging to an indigenous tribe called the “Houtua”, descendants of the humans left behind. The Houtua tell Haruo that their god was destroyed by Godzilla and left behind eggs. Meanwhile Galu Gu, the leader of the Bilusaludo, discovers that the Houtua’s spears are sourced from the “nanometal” used to build Mechagodzilla, long thought to have been destroyed at the foot of Mount Fuji in the 21st Century.”

Are you excited for this sequel? Did you love the first one?

Jar Jar Binks Actor Ahmed Best Reveals He Nearly Took His Own Life After STAR WARS Backlash


Ahmed Best, the actor who played Jar Jar Binks in the Star Wars prequel trilogy recently revealed in a Twitter post that he nearly committed suicide after the backlash he got from starring in Star Wars.

It’s no secret that the Star Wars prequel films have gotten a lot of hate from fans over the years, especially after they were first released. As you know, a lot of that hate was directed toward one character… Jar Jar Binks.

Best was the actor who brought that character to life by providing the motion capture and voice work. It’s been 19 years since The Phantom Menace was released and it’s heartbreaking to hear that the backlash against the actor almost drove him to suicide.

Look, it’s fine not to like a movie. That’s just going to happen, it can’t be helped. But taking it out on an actor who is only doing the job they were hired to do is uncalled for.

Best is looking at putting together a one man show and it seems like he may take the experience of his potential suicide and make it a part of the show. It is definitely a dark topic to explore, but it’s also something that could be therapeutic for him and maybe even help someone else going through a similar situation.

People really need to be careful with their words and where their hate is directed because you never know how it’s going to affect someone.

DC Universe Experience Will Bring Titans, Doom Patrol, and More to SDCC

DC Universe Experience Will Bring Titans, Doom Patrol, and More to SDCC

DC Universe experience will bring Titans, Doom Patrol, and more to SDCC.

DC Entertainment has announced that DC Universe, the upcoming digital subscription service designed especially for DC fans, will come to life with over half a dozen immersive, interactive experiences at Comic-Con International. Fans will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the DC Universe for the first time and literally walk through the originals, classics and comics soon to be available through the digital service.

Open for four days only Thursday, July 19 to Sunday, July 22. A larger-than-life installation of epic proportions will welcome fans into interactive spaces that bring iconic characters and stories to life. The event kicks off at 9:30 AM each day of operation and closes at 7:00 PM Thursday – Saturday and at 5:00 PM on Sunday.

Register now at After registering, fans will head to the Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, directly across the street from the San Diego Convention Center. Guests of the activation will interact with dozens of activities and installations including:

  • Explore Dick Grayson’s Titans loft and uncover clues to his whereabouts
  • Experience the mysterious creations of Dr. Niles Caulder in the Doom Patrol lab
  • Avoid succumbing to the deadly virus in the mystical swamps of Swamp Thing
  • Join earth’s newest superhero team in the Young Justice Watchtower
  • Create mayhem in the Harley Quinn chaos room
  • Step into the sewers with Batman and descend into madness in The Court of Owls
  • Enjoy the first public unveiling of rare artwork and memorabilia only previously seen in exclusive engagements
  • Discover hidden clues and get an exclusive first-look at the DC UNIVERSE digital subscription service
  • And so much more…

Signing up online in advance allows guests to streamline the onsite admission process. Pre-registration does not allow guests to reserve their spot or bypass the line. The activation will be open on a first-come, first-served basis.

Russo Brothers, TBS Developing Quantum and Woody Series

Russo Brothers, TBS Developing Quantum and Woody Series

Russo Brothers, TBS developing Quantum and Woody series

Deadline is reporting that Anthony and Joe Russo (Avengers: Infinity War) are developing an adaptation of the Valiant Entertainment — owned by DMG Entertainment — comic Quantum and Woody for TBS.

Quantum and Woody was originally published in 1997 and was co-created by writer Christopher Priest and illustrator Mark Bright. The comic’s characters were inspired by Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes’ roles in the comedy movie White Men Can’t Jump. In the comic, the duo are adoptive brothers who come together, after years of estrangement, by the mysterious death of their father. While investigating, the two brothers are accidentally imbued with powers. The characters were reimagined in 2013 by writer James Asmus and illustrator Tom Fowler.

The outlet notes that there were previous rumors that Joel McHale (Community) could star in the series, but no casting decisions have been confirmed.

Mike Larocca (Spy) will executive produce the Quantum and Woody series alongside the Russo brothers through their AGBO.

Valient’s other upcoming projects include the feature Bloodshot starring Vin Diesel for Sony, which will begin filming this month, and Faith, a live-action adaptation written by Maria Melnik featuring the superhero genre’s first plus-size female heroine.

What do you think about a Quantum and Woody television series? Share your thoughts in the comments below

RAMBO 5 is Reportedly Going Into Production Soon


Even with no director attached to it, it appears that Sylvester Stallone‘s Rambo 5 is going to start production on September 1st. Omega Underground was able to get the inside scoop. Here’s what we know about the story so far:

John Rambo ended with Rambo returning stateside to his family ranch in Arizona. The fifth film will have a neighboring rancher/friend see his daughter kidnapped by sex-traffickers who turn out to be members of violent drug cartel and the older Rambo agrees to find/rescue her.

His brother seemingly runs the family ranch now and it’s unknown if his niece is also kidnapped, as it could make it a more personal story including his family members into the mix.

It’s being reported that the film is looking to shoot in Spain/Spanish Canary Islands. Tim Miller’s Terminator movie is also currently filming in Spain as the area is doubling for the Arizona-Mexico border.

I can’t help it, I loved the last Rambo. It had everything that I love in action flicks. Hopefully, Sly steps in and directs this one too. If not, I am sure he will find someone with the same passion for the project. What do you think? Are you excited for more Rambo?

Superman And Robocop Take On Skynet In Crazy Stop Motion SUPERMAN VS. TERMINATOR 2

If you don’t have 21 minutes to sit back and watch this film, save it for later and make time because this is one you’ll want to watch! Superman and Robocop take on Skynet in an insane adventure that feels like what would happen if Robot Chicken took itself seriously. Side note: I now want the Robot Chicken team to make a film with a scenario as crazy as this! If not DGDX Animation seems to be holding it down for the time being, so check out the video and give them some love!

INDIANA JONES 5 Has Been Pushed To 2021 More Disney Movie Release Dates Have Been Shuffled

We heard that Indiana Jones 5 was going to be delayed, but now Disney has made it official. The Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford sequel will not be released until July 9th, 2021. The reason for the delay is writing issues. With Jonathan Kasdan (Solo) coming on board as the new screenwriter, it seems like he’ll need more time to get the script in ship shape.

The studio has also shuffled a few other release dates for some of their upcoming films. Dwayne Johnson’s Jungle Cruise will now be released on October 11th, 2019, Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent 2 will now be released on May 29th, 2020, and Emily Blunt‘s Mary Poppins Returns will be released on December 19th, instead of the 25th.

The release date of another upcoming untitled Marvel film has been moved from July 30, 2021, to  February 12, 2021. There’s another untitled live-action Disney film set to take its first time slot.

I just want Indiana Jones 5 to be the best film it can possibly be. I hope it’s up there in quality with the original three films. It would be great to see Indiana Jones on another fantastical adventure.