– Charlie Sheen will star in Robert Rodriguez’s new movie Machete Kills. For the first time, Sheen will be billed as Carlos Estevez, his real last name shared by his father Emilio Estevez. Also starring Danny Trejo, Jessica Alba, Antonio Banderas and Mel Gibson, the film is due for release in September in the U.S. with a U.K. release date expected soon.
– Confusion reigns in the comic book camps as director Bryan Singer has confirmed that Evan Peters will play the character Quicksilver in X-Men: Days of Future Past. This announcement comes shortly after Joss Whedon’s confirmation that the Quicksilver character would appear in The Avengers 2 alongside sister character Scarlet Witch. With the two franchises run by two different studios (Disney and Fox), it is unlikely either will want the character in both, and certainly not being played by two different actors.
– Tom Cruise has dropped out of The Man From U.N.C.L.E in order to focus on the Mission: Impossible series. Shooting is due to begin in Autumn so time is short for Guy Ritchie to find a replacement.
– Zach Braff has finished his Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for his new film Wish I Was Here. His initial target was $2 million, but finished taking funds this week at $3.1 million. The film is self-penned by Braff and his brother Adam Braff.
– Amanda Seyfried has joined the cast of While We’re Young. The comedy based around a mid-life crisis is being directed by Noah Baumbach.
– Universal has announced it plans to reboot TimeCop, the 1994 sci-fi film which starred Jean Claude Van Damme. Van Damme is not believed to be involved this time around but the project is looking for writers.
– Last week Stallone got the rumour mill turning with mentions of Jackie Chan and Wesley Snipes for Expendables 3. Now he has tweeted ‘Just talked to STEVEN S. in Moscow…Sounds great and says he wants to be in EX3, if the part fits…’ With Steven Seagal already having passed on the previous two films, are we finally about to see the action movie veteran join the fray!?
– Speculation surrounding a possible Justice League movie is mounting once again, this time with Variety.com reporting that Target has reached an agreement with Warner Bros. for a range of merchandise for the Justice League.
– The final stint of filming for The Hobbit has begun, with The Battle of the Five Armies yet to be completed. The remaining scenes are thought to be filmed over a 10 week shoot.