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The Friday Film News Roundup

Marvel Studios are in the early stages of developing a TV show based around Hayley Atwell's Agent Carter, who featured in Captain America: The First Avenger and more recently in her own one-shot, cleverly titled "Agent Carter". The one-shot is featured as an extra on the recent Iron Man 3 blu-ray. At the moment nothing is set in stone, and it is unknown whether any of the original actors will return to reprise their roles, but I would expect confirmation from Marvel very soon. Source: The Live Feed

Kelsey Grammer has joined the cast of The Expendables 3 in a role that was due to be played by Nicolas Cage. Grammer will play an ex-mercenary by the name of Bonaparte who assists The Expendables in their mission. Source: Deadline

Director Shane Black has recently given IGN an update on his Doc Savage movie regarding the time setting and who could possibly play the main character. The movie is based around the titular "pulp hero" who featured in American magazines in the 30's and 40's and went on to influence characters like Superman and Indiana Jones. Black's biggest problem to date has been casting Doc Savage and he had the following to say:

"Here's the problem: They kind of gotta be tall. He's the perfect physical specimen and when people look at him, they're overawed by the sort of symmetry and perfection that he exudes. I don't know that you could use like James McAvoy as Doc Savage. You couldn't do it. He's a fine actor, but we need someone big. Back in the day Schwarzenegger was talked about to play Doc Savage. I don't know who we'd get." My girlfriend has told me Joe Manganiello would be "perfect" for the part, whether that's because of his acting talent or because he looks good with his top off is up for debate though. Source: IGN

The CW network have finally found an actor to play The Flash in season 2 of Arrow. Grant Gustin (Glee) will take on the role of Barry Allen, who will appear as a recurring character in the new season of Arrow which will then lead to his own spin-off TV show also for The CW. Source: TV Fanatic

Latino Review, the evergreen gossip mongers, are reporting that The Terminator himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger is up for a role in James Cameron's Avatar 2. Word has it that Schwarzenegger will be the villain of the piece and will take on the role of a military General. Time will tell whether this particular rumour is true or not. Source: Latino Review

Last years Dredd reboot (great film) is finally set for the sequel treatment, unfortunately it won't be in the form of a new film but will instead arrive as a comic book from 2000AD. Titled Dredd: Underbelly, the sequel will follow judges Dredd & Anderson as they continue "fighting the tsunami of crime on the mean streets of the dystopian Mega-City One". The comic book, as well as an online petition are all part of a continued campaign to get an actual movie sequel into development. Source: Day Of Action

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