Walton Goggins is Set to Star in CBS’ L.A. CONFIDENTIAL Series

I've been following Walton Goggins' career ever since I first watched him in The Shield. He has since had a pretty successful career staring in Justified, The Hateful Eight, and the upcoming Tomb Raider movie just to name a few.

He's a fun actor that takes on great roles and he just landed a perfect role in CBS' upcoming series adaptation of James Ellroy’s 1990 noir novel L.A. Confidential. Goggins will play detective Jack Vincennes, who is described as follows: 

“All swagger and flash with a movie star smile, Jack knows how the system works and uses it to his best advantage, including some corrupt shakedowns on the side.” 

This character was previously played by Kevin Spacey in the 1997 Curtis Hanson-directed film adaptation of the book. The series will reportedly follow "three homicide detectives, a female reporter and a Hollywood actress. The detectives are following a serial killer who is operating in Los Angeles in the 1950s."

I read the book years ago and I loved it. I'm actually really curious about seeing how this series turns out. The series will be produced by Oscar-winner Arnon Milchan, who produced the original film, as well as Jordan Harper, who works on Gotham.

Ellroy has four novels in his "L.A. Quartet" series that are set in Los Angeles in the 1940s and 1950s. His other novels include The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere and White Jazz.

Here is the official description of the L.A. Confidential book: 

L.A. Confidential is epic 'noir', a crime novel of astonishing detail and scope written by the bestselling author of The Black Dahlia. A horrific mass murder invades the lives of victims and victimizers on both sides of the law. And three lawmen are caught in a deadly spiral, a nightmare that tests loyalty and courage, and offers no mercy, grants no survivors.

If this series does well, maybe CBS will end up adapting all of these novels into series. If you haven' read any of them, you totally should!

Source: Variety

Elasti-Girl Has Been Cast in DC’s Live-Action TITANS Series

Last week we learned that Bruno Bichir (Narcos) was cast in the role of The Chief in DC's live action Titans series. The Chief is a member of The Doom Patrol and he will be joined by Rita Farr, a.k.a. Elasti-Girl. According to EW, the character will be played by Drop Dead Diva alum April Bowlby.

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The Doom Patrol is a group of superheroes similar to the Titans, but they’re not really happy with how they ended up getting superpowers. When it comes to Elasti-Firl, she was an actress on the rise, before she "was exposed to a toxic gas that altered her cellular structure — which, in the comics, allows her to expand or shrink her body at will. Longing for the days of old, Rita finds a place for herself among The Doom Patrol."

We still have yet to see what other members of The Doom Patrol end up in the series. Bowlby will join Brenden Thwaites as RobinRyan Potter in the role of Beast Boy, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Lindsey Gort as Police Detective Amy Rohrbach, Alan Ritchson as Hawk and Minka Kelly as Dove. The series is being written by Akiva Goldsman, DC Entertainment’s Geoff Johns and Greg Berlanti and this is the previously released synopsis: 

Titans follows a group of young soon-to-be superheroes recruited from every corner of the DC Universe. In the action-adventure series, Dick Grayson emerges from the shadows to become the leader of a fearless band of new heroes that includes Starfire (Diop), Raven (Croft) and others.

Titans is set to debut on DC’s upcoming digital service sometime in 2018. Bowlby will next appear in an arc on the upcoming series remake of Heathers.

It Sounds Like OCEAN’S 8 is Going to Have More Cameos Than We Thought

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If you are a fan of Steven Soderbergh's Ocean's trilogy, you might be happy to hear that Ocean's 8 is going to have more cameos from those original films than we thought. We already knew that Matt Damon was going to show up in the film, but in a recent interview with The Toronto Sun, the actor reveals that there are a few others who will pop up. He says:

"It's just a very small cameo. I'm not really in the movie a lot. ... I think there are a few of us who pop up really quickly."

I just assumed that George Clooney would be back as Danny Ocean considering the movie revolves around his sister. He's also producing the film. However, it would be fun to see Brad Pitt as Rusty, Carl Reiner as Saul Bloom, Don Cheadle as Basher, and the rest of the crew.

Ocean's 8 looks like it will be a ton of fun and I'm looking forward to watching it. You can check out the trailer for the film here.

The story follows Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock), the sister of Danny, as she attempts to pull off the heist of the century at New York City’s star-studded annual Met Gala. To be able to pull this off she assembles the perfect crew, which consists of Lou (Cate Blanchett); Nine Ball (Rihanna); Amita (Mindy Kaling); Constance (Awkwafina); Rose (Helena Bonham Carter); and Tammy (Sarah Paulson). Their target is Daphne Kluger, who is played by Anne Hathaway.

James Corden will play an insurance investigator, and Dakota Fanning also has a role in the movie. Other cameos include Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Anna Wintour, Adriana Lima and Katie Holmes.

Ocean's 8 will be released in theaters on June 8th, 2018. 

Jamie Dornan and Sam Claflin Will Star in BORDERLAND From GAME OF THRONES Director Brian Kirk

It has been announced that Borderland, the action thriller coming from Brian Kirk (Game of Thrones), will star Jamie Dornan and Sam Claflin. The movie will commence with principal photography starting this summer. Borderland sounds like it has potential with what little we know. Here’s a synopsis of the film thanks to IMR International:

Set in 1970’s London, Borderland is a high-octane character-driven thriller, in the vein of Michael Mann’s Heat. After his wife is accidentally shot dead in Ireland, a member of the IRA takes over an Active Service Unit in the English Capital. Their mission is to cause chaos and destruction while his mission is to hunt down his wife’s killer — an SAS captain (Sam Claflin) who is also hunting him.

The adaptation was written by Ronan Bennett (Public Enemies) and principal photography will begin in the summer in Dublin and London.

My interest is piqued. Tell me more and I may go see it.

Jeanine Mason Cast as the Lead in ROSWELL Reboot

We heard a few months ago that The CW was rebooting their old series, Roswell. We then heard a couple weeks ago that they were moving to the production stage of things with the said reboot. Now, it looks like we have the start of our cast. Jeanine Mason has been cast as the lead character. You may recognize Mason as Dr. Sam Bello on Grey’s Anatomy, as the winner of Season 5 of So You Think You Can Dance, or on many other shows including Archer, Criminal Minds, You’re the Worst, and Of Kings and Prophets.

As with the original series from 1999, the reboot is set to follow the Roswell High books from Melinda Metz. The synopsis:

After reluctantly returning to her tourist-trap hometown of Roswell, New Mexico, the daughter of undocumented immigrants discovers a shocking truth about her teenage crush who is now a police officer: he’s an alien who has kept his unearthly abilities hidden his entire life. She protects his secret as the two reconnect and begin to investigate his origins, but when a violent attack and long-standing government cover-up point to a greater alien presence on Earth, the politics of fear and hatred threaten to expose him and destroy their deepening romance.

Justin Flavey, Darryl Frank, Lawrence Bender, and Kevin Kelly Brown will executive produce alongside Carina Adly MacKenzie. MacKenzie will also be a writer on this project.

William Sadler is Ready To Reprise His Role of Death in BILL AND TED 3

Over the past few years, we've been hearing a lot about Bill and Ted 3. As a huge fan of the first two films, I really hope that this new sequel happens. I enjoyed everything that I've heard about it so far and Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter are both on board to make the film if it happens.

Director Dean Parisot (Galaxy Quest) and writer Ed Solomon are pushing for the movie to happen. The film is said to be titled Bill & Ted Face The Music, and when previously talking about the film, Solomon said the story will send the older middle-aged Bill S. Preston, Esq. and Ted “Theodore” Logan back in time to interact with their past selves and George Carlin’s character Rufus, "using footage from 1989’s Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure." Solomon went on to reveal:

"They return to that scene at the Circle K when Bill and Ted first meet themselves, only now they're watching their younger selves and looking at the exuberance and joy that they had at that time in their lives. And they see Rufus, they see George Carlin..."

Now, thanks to a Tweet from Solomon, we learned that Death is also in the script for the film and that actor William Sadler is ready and willing to reprise his role, which would be excellent! 

Bill and Ted met The Reaper in Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey and I loved the way the character was handled. That whole sequence where they have to beat Death in several different kinds of games was so damn entertaining, especially when they were all playing Battleship.  

There are no details on how Death will play into the story, but when talking about the film over six years ago, Winter said:

I know they're trying to write The Grim Reaper in. How could we do this without the Reaper?' I'm hopeful. I'd love to go back and play with those guys again. That was one of the most fun roles I've done. I'll be there in a heartbeat, if they want to do it. 

Keanu Reeves also previously shared the following details on the story, saying:

One of the plot points is that these two people have been crushed by the responsibility of having to write the greatest song ever written and to change the world, and they haven't done it. So everybody is kind of like: 'Where is the song?'
The guys have just drifted off into esoterica and lost their rock. And we go on this expedition, go into the future to find out if we wrote the song, and one future 'us' refuses to tell us, and another future 'us' blames us for their lives because we didn't write the song, so they're living this terrible life. In one version we're in jail; in another we're at some kind of highway motel and they hate us.

I'm going to be so disappointed if this movie never happens. I can't wait to see what role Death will play in the movie! Hopefully it's more than just a cameo. 

XBOX ONE COSPUPS Celebrate the Year of the Dog

In what is probably the most adorable but awesome cosplay you have ever seen XBOX has introduced the 'Cospups' a group of dogs who cosplay as, you guessed it, varying characters from different Xbox games. These designs were also there to celebrate loyalty, companionship, and bravery with our furry friends.

At Xbox, we’re getting gamers excited about the Lunar New Year by taking the best traits of the Xbox universe and its beloved gaming characters and transforming these heroes into their canine alter egos! Xbox CosPups bring together the rich virtual worlds of PlayerUnknown’s BattlegroundsSea of ThievesForza MotosportGears of WarHalo and some playful canine heroes to bring the Year of the Dog to life for our fans.
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 The cosplays were made by renowned dog fashion designer (yup those exist) Robert Negrini of Bravo's "Furry, Fierce, and Fabulous", and include "Master Chihuahua" from Halo, "Mutt-cus Fenix" from Gears of War, "Fur-za" from Forza Motorsports, "Sea of Fleas" from Sea of Thieves and finally "PUG-G" from PlayerUknown's Battlegrounds. While I am personally a fan of "Mutt-cus Fenix", they are all pretty awesome in their own way. Check out the reveal video as well as some images for the 'Cospups' below:

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I haven't seen many animals cosplay, but these are some of my favorite. If you have any favorite cosplays specifically from animals share them below! I would love to see them!

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Marvel Comics Reveals Their New AVENGERS Superhero Roster

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Marvel Comics has a new Avengers comic being released and they've announced the new superhero roster that will make up the team! In case you weren't aware, Marvel Comics will be kicking off a relaunch of almost their entire superhero comic book line. It will launch this May with this new Avengers series from writer Jason Aaron and artist Ed McGuinness.

The new team consists of Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, She-Hulk, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, and Ghost Rider.

This will be the only Avengers comic in the new comic book relaunch. It will be replacing the multiple-series franchise including New Avengers, Secret Avengers, and Uncanny Avengers. There will be 18 issues of the Avengers comic released a year. According to IGN:

That story tears the Avengers down to their foundation and results in a dearth of Avengers, which sets the stage for the new team you see on the cover to the upcoming Avengers #1. The lineup includes the “Big Three” of the Avengers -- Thor Odinson, Steve Rogers, and Tony Stark -- united once more for the first time in years. In addition to the Big Three, the rest of the roster features Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Ghost Rider (Robbie Reyes), Hulk (Jennifer Walters) and Doctor Strange, who will only be on the team for a limited time in a “rotating slot.”
The series will borrow the storytelling format of Aaron’s run on Thor that bounces back and forth in time to tell stories about the character in different eras. For the Avengers, this means shifting between the present day Avengers and the prehistoric Avengers from 1,000,000 B.C. that were introduced by Aaron in last year’s Marvel Legacy #1. The threat that ties these two stories together is the Dark Celestials, which are 2000-foot tall space gods. (Loki was also a part of the story, so expect him to be up to no good, as usual.)

When talking about the new Avengers comic Jason Aaron says:

“We wanted to get back to a small, core lineup. With big, iconic characters at the heart of that. So we get Steve, Tony, and Thor Odinson back together at the heart of this new team, and the rest of the team we build around them over the course of the first arc. My aim with this series is basically, if you only read one Marvel comic -- not that you should read just one Marvel comic, but if you did -- if you picked this book up, this would show you the landscape of the Marvel universe issue after issue. We want to feature the biggest characters and go to the coolest, most exotic locations around the Marvel U.”

Sounds to me like they are playing it safe. Marvel Comics has tried some new and bold things the last couple of years, and they were met with mixed reactions. When talking about Ghost Rider's inclusion on the team, Aaron goes on to say:

"Robbie Reyes is sort of the new kid on the block, he doesn’t really know any of these other characters, they don’t know him. They know the Ghost Rider, but this is a Ghost Rider not quite like anyone they’ve ever met before."

It'll be interesting to see how this latest comic book relaunch turns out. As long as the writing is solid and the stories they tell are good, things should be good. What do you think of the new Avengers line-up? For more information, head on over to IGN.

Is BLACK PANTHER’s Killmonger The Best Villain in the MCU?

If you've been on social media at all this past weekend, there's a good chance that you've seen a lot of fans talking about Black Panther. A lot of them are talking about Michael B. Jordan's character Killmonger and how he is the best villain in the MCU so far.

Audiences are absolutely loving Black Panther. Even Marvel Studio president Kevin Feige says that it's the best Marvel movie. Personally, I think he needs to go back and watch some of their past movies and be reminded of what they've done because there are some pretty amazing films that I think are still better than Black Panther. That's just my opinion, though.

As far as Killmonger being the best villain in the MCU, Marvel has had issues with their villains in the past. I think any Marvel fan will admit to that. But, do you think he's the best? I personally really loved Michael Keaton at The Vulture in Spider-Man: Homecoming, Hugo Weaving as The Red Skull, and Cate Blanchette as Hela were also pretty great. I thought Killmonger was a solid villain that was better than most MCU villains, but I wouldn't say he's the best right now. I haven't made up my mind yet.

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I thought Killmonger was a very smart and calculated villain during the first half of the film. The guy is very educated, extremely smart, and skilled in the art of war. He also had a tragic past that made me have sympathy for the character and it gave me an understanding of his intentions. But, that all seemed to go out the window in the second half of the film. Once he somehow found Wakanda, brought Ulysses Klaue to W'Kabi, and kicked T'Challa's ass, he immediately let rage take over. If he would have continued to be the smart and calculating person that he was, he honestly probably would have succeeded.

For me, once he let his rage take over he pretty much became like almost every other MCU villain that there is. They all end up letting their rage take over in the end. So for me, Killmonger just seemed like more of the same. But, Michael B. Jordon was freakin' awesome in the role! He gave a hell of a performance, and that's what makes him one of the best.

But who cares what I think! I just thought this would make for a good conversation now that most of you have had a chance to see the movie. 

Do you think Killmonger is the best villain in the MCU? If not, where does he fall on your list? Why do you feel the way you do regarding this character? If you think he is the best villain, what am I missing? My opinion on this isn't 100% set in stone, it can be swayed in either direction at this point.

As Expected, Jessica Chastain is Confirmed To Be in Talks For IT: CHAPTER 2

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Jessica Chastain has been a fan favorite choice to take on the adult version of Beverly Marsh in IT: Chapter 2. Chastain has expressed interest in playing the character, and it doesn't hurt that she's best friends with the director and producer of the film. 

Variety is now reporting that the actress is now officially in early negotiations to join the highly-anticipated sequel. Director Andy Muschietti will be back to direct and Gary Dauberman is in the process of writing the script. 

With the relationship that Chastain has with the filmmakers, I'll be shocked if she doesn't end up in the role of Beverly. She's such a great actress. She most recently starred in the film Molly's Game, and in my opinion, gave one of the best performances of the year. It's crazy she wasn't nominated for an Oscar.

If Chastain jumps on board, you can expect a bunch of other great actors to follow her lead. There's a good chance that IT: Chapter 2 could end up having an all-star cast. Bill Skarsgard will return to reprise his role of Pennywise the Clown and you can expect the young cast from the first film to return as well for the flashback scenes that will need to be shot. I can't wait to see who else will join them!

Production on the film is expected to start shooting this summer. It will be released in theaters on September 6th, 2019.