Orlando Bloom back as Legolas for The Hobbit

Peter Jackson has confirmed on his Facebook page that Orlando Bloom will be reprising his role as Legolas in The Hobbit: "Ten years ago, Orlando Bloom created an iconic character with his portrayal of Legolas. I'm excited to announce today that we'll be revisiting Middle Earth with him once more. I’m thrilled to be working... Continue Reading →

Stephen Fry joins the cast of The Hobbit

Speaking on his Facebook page, Peter Jackson has confirmed that Stephen Fry will be joining the cast of The Hobbit. Fry will portray The Master of Laketown, the somewhat greedy and cowardly mayor of the town closest to the Lonely Mountain. The master's conniving civil servant, Alfrid, will be played by Ryan Gage. Conan Stevens... Continue Reading →

Hugo Weaving confirmed for The Hobbit

Gandalf has spoken! Today - 10th May - Ian McKellen posted another update from The Hobbit set entitled '2 Elves and another Wizard'. In the post he confirmed that Hugo Weaving will be reprising his role as Lord Elrond. McKellen gave us this snippet of information: "Hugo was recently onstage as Astrov in Chekov's Uncle... Continue Reading →

Casting update: The Dark Knight Rises

Warner Bros has revealed the latest actors to join Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises. Joseph Gordon-Levitt will portray John Blake, a Gotham City cop who is given a special assignment under the command of Commissioner Gordon. Marion Cotillard is Miranda Tate, a Wayne Enterprises board member who wants to  help Bruce Wayne resume his... Continue Reading →

Casting update – Superman: Man of Steel

Back in January it was announced that Henry Cavill was to be Superman in Zack Snyder's Superman: Man of Steel. Since then Diane Lane and Kevin Costner have been added to the cast as Martha and Jonathan Kent. Last weekend, the news broke that Amy Adams will his leading lady, Lois Lane. Lois, traditionally, is... Continue Reading →

The Hobbit cast first official press conference

Last Last Thursday, 10th February, the cast of The Hobbit were together for their first official press conference in New Zealand. Sadly, Peter Jackson was not available to make it as he was under 'health house arrest'. Jackson was hospitalised last month with a perforated ulcer. He was discharged last week and has been resting... Continue Reading →

Talking about the big 3: Superman, Spiderman and Batman

I'm a little late but here are my thoughts on three of the most highly-anticipated comic book adaptations as Henry Cavill joins Andrew Garfield and Christian Bale as Superman, Spider-Man and Batman respectively. ---------------------------- The Dark Knight Rises Dir: Christopher Nolan Starring: Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy ETA: 20th July 2012 Announced in early... Continue Reading →

Update: The Hobbit – Martin Freeman is Bilbo

Drum roll please We have our Bilbo! Peter Jackson has announced that Martin Freeman will be playing Bilbo Baggins in the upcoming adaptation of The Hobbit. In an official statement released by Jackson, Freeman was described as "intelligent, funny, surprising and brave - exactly like Bilbo." I must admit that I'm not sure about this... Continue Reading →

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