By: Adam Basciano
Casting news galore has been officially released the last few days. Let’s start with DC on TV shall we? Hawkman is joining DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, along side his long time lover. Carter Hall will be played by Falk Hentschel. You may recognize the actor from films including, Transcendence, Knight & Day, and White House Down. For those unfamiliar with Hawkman, he is described as follows; “Carter Hall is the latest reincarnation of an Egyptian Prince who is fated to reincarnate throughout time along with his soulmate, Kendra Saunders. Like Kendra, Carter can access the powers of the Hawk God, Horus, transforming him into the winged warrior known as “Hawkman.” The plan is to have the actor and character first appear on a Flash/Arrow crossover episode, before transitioning over to Legend’s of Tomorrow.
In the preview trailer we saw for the team up show a few months ago, we know that Vandal Savage will be the villain causing chaos throughout time on Legends of Tomorrow. Now we have a face and actor to go along with the character. Actor Casper Crump, who stars in the upcoming live action Tarzan film has won the role. “Vandal Savage is immortal, having spent the past 6,000 years moving like a virulent disease through history, whispering in the ears of despots and dictators, all leading to his eventual domination of the world.” As far as look goes, this guy looks as though he walked right out of a comic book. Much like Hawkman, he will appear on the Flash/Arrow crossover, before settling in to Legends of Tomorrow.
Over at CBS, while the network will likely tease you with references of Superman and Lois Lane, more often then a dancer teases you at a strip club, Lucy Lane, Lois’ sister will be making a full on appearance on Supergirl. To my knowledge, neither Supergirl, nor Lucy will appear nude. “Jenna Dewan-Tatum has been cast in the role. Described as brash, funny and as beautiful as her older sister Lois Lane, Lucy is strong, smart and successful in her own right. She’s got a history with Jimmy Olsen (Mehcad Brooks) and she’s come to town to right a previous wrong. She’ll first appear in the third episode of the show.”
Jenna Dewan”s husband Channing Tatum will in fact play Gambit…For real this time. “Sources say that Tatum and the studio did hit a sensitive spot in negotiations, but such back-and-forth is a normal part of top-level talent dealmaking. The Magic Mike star’s participation hardly was in any real danger because the actor already had invested quite a bit in the superhero part. Tatum has been attached to the movie (loosely then officially) as both actor and producer for a few years and even made a surprise appearance at Fox’s X-Men panel at Comic-Con in July.” Look, I’m not a fan of Channing Tatum. I think he’s a TERRIBLE actor. To me, he’s an over-priced Tom Welling. Still, I really like the character of Gambit, so I’ll give it a chance. Prove me wrong Tatum.
Finally, Fox has dropped the first trailer for Deadpool, starring Ryan Reynolds. Here you’ll find the red band trailer. It’s essentially the comic con footage in high definition. I have two words to describe it…..F**king Awesome!
(Sources: DC Comics, The Hollywood Reporter, FOX)