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Star Trek’s Michael Dorn Is Going To Play A Werewolf In The Castlevania Movie

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I’m writing more articles these days about Star Trek: The Next Generation actor Michael Dorn than I ever expected. He’s hopeful for a Worf spin-off ,and is busy with a Kickstarter for a romcom filled with Trek actors, but the latest news is he’s got a role in the Castlevania movie. There’s a Castlevania movie? Probably? 

Apparently Konami has been developing a Castlevania film for a while but it’s only now gaining any kind of steady footing. Resident Evil: Retribution’s Paul W.S. Anderson, The Losers’ Sylvain White, and Saw’s James Wan had all been attached in the past.

Dorn told StarTrek.com it was actually his TNG co-star Marina Sirtis who got him involved with CastlevaniaPeople have been trying to get this thing done for a long time and they finally got the producers together that want to do it. They finally got the OK from the owners, and so they’re doing it,” he said.

He’ll be playing a werewolf, and no, the comparisons to his famous role were not lost on him.

“It’s a fun little part. It’s four days, and I’m playing a werewolf that’s been around for a gajillion years who works for this vampire,” he said. “It’s not too far from Worf because there’s a lot of killing and jumping and sword fights and everything.”

It’s also nice to see Dorn agrees with me – he is very busy these days.

“The funny thing is, last year, things were going OK but slow, and I thought, ‘Well, maybe I’m retired. Maybe it’s time to think about playing more tennis and having lunches with friends.’ The minute I did that, I got busier than I’ve ever been,” he said.

Hard to really give an opinion at this point since we know practically nothing about it but are you excited for a Castlevania movie?

(via Blastr)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."