Clifton Collins Jr. Eyed for Edgar Wright’s ANT-MAN; Thomas Kretschmann Boards Joss Whedon’s THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

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Check out the latest Marvel casting news below:

  • Clifton Collins Jr. (Pacific Rim) is reportedly being eyed for an unspecified role in Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man, which opens July 31, 2015.
  • Thomas Kretschmann (Dracula) is set to join Joss Whedon’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron in a villainous role, and is reportedly signed for multiple pictures.  The Avengers: Age of Ultron opens May 1, 2015.

Hit the jump for more on both films.

Clifton Collins Jr. Ant-ManFirst up from Latino Review is news that Collins Jr. may be joining Ant-Man.   There’s no word as to what role he would play or if an offer has even been extended, but if it turns out to be true, then Collins Jr. would be joining a cast that includes Paul Rudd, the recently added Michael Douglas, and Michael Peña who’s currently in talks.  Collins Jr. most recently starred in Pacific Rim on the big screen, and will next appear in Wally Pfister’s Transcendence.

In related Marvel news, Heat Vision reports that Kretschmann is set to board The Avengers: Age of Ultron.   His role might be a bit spoilery, so avoid reading further if that sort of thing upsets you.  About a month ago, we reported that the secondary villain in the superhero sequel would be none other than long-standing comic antagonist Baron Von Strucker.  It looks like Kretschmann will be taking on the role of the Baron, “an antagonist for both Captain America (Chris Evans) and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) … [who] was a Nazi officer who becomes one of the heads of HYDRA, a terrorist organization.”  Rumor has it that the Baron will be responsible for introducing the Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) to the fray.  The report also cites a multi-picture deal for Kretschmann, so perhaps he’ll appear sooner than 2015.




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  • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

    So if this guys is playing head of the Nazi group then does that mean we will see Red Skull? I know Hugo Weaving said that he will not reprise his role in big budget films, w exception to Peter Jackson, after that whole fiasco w him and Michael Bay after T3 came out. He acted like it was a one shot deal which sucks as Red Skull should defininitly pop up again in the future as he’s an awesome villian.

    • JBug

      I wouldn’t mind if they recasted Red Skull. Weaving was good, but I wouldn’t peg that performance as anything close to iconic.

      • Leo Spaceman

        Exactly what I was thinking. And with all the makeup on at this point it wouldn’t even look that different. Only the voice would change.

      • Leo Spaceman

        Exactly what I was thinking. And with all the makeup on at this point it wouldn’t even look that different. Only the voice would change.

    • JBug

      I wouldn’t mind if they recasted Red Skull. Weaving was good, but I wouldn’t peg that performance as anything close to iconic.

    • Norrtron

      I generally like Weaving, but I thought his German accent was pretty corny and the performance on the whole pretty sub par. I would gladly welcome a recasting of Red Skull. He HAS to come back at some point, Marvel holds the rights to very few of their top villains so it would be a waste to just be one and done with him.

      • NICK НΛRT

        agree that he needs to come back. really hoping he’s in winter soldier somewhere. had no idea people thought weaving was “cheesy” in the role though, i thought he was fantastic

      • NICK НΛRT

        agree that he needs to come back. really hoping he’s in winter soldier somewhere. had no idea people thought weaving was “cheesy” in the role though, i thought he was fantastic

      • The Flobbit

        The movie was supposed to be cheesy and corny, etc. It was supposed to be a throwback to the films of old.

      • Norrtron

        If they were trying to make it like “films of old” they shouldn’t have filmed it digital and had every everything done with a green screen.

      • The Flobbit

        The tone and spirit were retro and classic. Green screen is something you have to take as a given…what did you expect, it’s Marvel! Plus, there was a lot of practical sets (see: forest).

      • The Flobbit

        The tone and spirit were retro and classic. Green screen is something you have to take as a given…what did you expect, it’s Marvel! Plus, there was a lot of practical sets (see: forest).

      • Norrtron

        If they were trying to make it like “films of old” they shouldn’t have filmed it digital and had every everything done with a green screen.

      • The Flobbit

        The movie was supposed to be cheesy and corny, etc. It was supposed to be a throwback to the films of old.

      • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

        I did some digging and read that there is a rumor that the Red Skull is in the new film. But it’s a really big spoiler if what I read is true regarding the manner in which the character is brought back in. Can’t wait for April!

    • Norrtron

      I generally like Weaving, but I thought his German accent was pretty corny and the performance on the whole pretty sub par. I would gladly welcome a recasting of Red Skull. He HAS to come back at some point, Marvel holds the rights to very few of their top villains so it would be a waste to just be one and done with him.

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