Holy cow, the Powers TV show is shaping up with some amazing cast members. Find out more plus, Ant-Man has just announced some new cast members as well. Remember how they started production today?
First of all, Powers, the Brian Michael Bendis/Michael Avon Oeming adaptation coming to the Sony Playstation network later this year, recently added Eddie Izzard as “Big Bad” Wolfe and Noah Taylor as Johnny Royalle. But now? Deadline reports the crazy-talented Sharlto Copley has been cast as the lead, Christian Walker (his partner has already been cast) with Michelle Forbes playing Retro Girl.
So yeah, I’ll definitely be watching that.
In other casting news, Marvel’s Ant-Man, which officially started production today, has gone and added a few more actors. Sure. Why not? Here’s a bit of their press release:
Set for release in the United States on July 17, 2015, the film is directed by Peyton Reed (“Bring it On,” “The Break-Up”) and stars Paul Rudd (“I Love You Man,” “Role Models”) as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man, and Michael Douglas (“Behind The Candelabra,” “Wall Street”) as his mentor Dr. Hank Pym and Evangeline Lilly (“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” “Lost”) as Hope Van Dyne, daughter of Hank Pym.
The film also includes outstanding additional cast including Corey Stoll (“House of Cards,” “The Bourne Legacy”), Bobby Cannavale (“Danny Collins,” “Annie,” “HBO’s “The Long Play”), Michael Peña (“End of Watch,” “American Hustle”), Abby Ryder Fortson (“Togetherness”), Judy Greer (“13 Going on 30,” “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”), David Dastmalchian (“The Dark Knight,” “Prisoners”), Wood Harris (“Remember the Titans,” “The Wire”), John Slattery (“Mad Men,” Marvel’s “Iron Man 2”) and Gregg Turkington (“The Comedy,” “On Cinema”) and multi-hyphenate T.I. (“American Gangster,” “Takers”).
Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.
New additions we noticed there are T.I., Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, and John Slattery (so I guess that rumor of Howard Stark playing a role were true). At this time, the IMDB page hasn’t been updated so we can’t be sure who anyone else is playing.