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11 Controversial Comic Book Movie Castings

March 19th, 2014 1:01pm EDT
Idris Elba
As a comic book nerd, nothing is worse than seeing a poor attempt at a movie adaptation of one of your beloved super heroes. So one could understand why so many casting decisions in comic book films create a controversy. Here are 11 controversial comic book movie castings:

Idris Elba - Heimdall in Thor. In what will be an occurring theme in this list, Elba's casting as Asgard Sentry Heimdall was a controversy only because of the color of this skin. Several white supremacist groups employ Norse mythology, so the perceived slight was twofold for them. In the end, the boycott attempts failed ...
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Kate Winslet to star in Triple Nine?

February 9th, 2014 5:15am EST
Kate Winslet to star in Triple Nine?
Kate Winslet is in talks to star in 'Triple Nine'.

The 38-year-old actress, who welcomed her third child Bear into the world just two months ago, is in negotiations to take on the lead role in John Hillcoat's upcoming crime thriller, according to Variety.

The role, if she accepts, would see the blonde beauty star opposite Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael B. Jordan, Aaron Paul, Gal Gadot, Teresa Palmer and Michael Pena.

The story follows a group of Los Angeles corrupt cops, who plan a major heist, but set out to murder one of their colleagues in a bid to distract the authorities f...
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Gal Gadot To Play Wonder Woman In 'Justice League' And Stand-Alone WW Flick

January 26th, 2014 4:07pm EST
Gal Gadot
Fast & Furious 6 star Gal Gadot was recently cast as Wonder Woman in the forthcoming Man of Steel sequel Batman Vs. Superman, and on Thursday it was revealed that Gadot has actually signed on to portray the character in not one, but three films.

The Israeli actress will also star in the planned "Justice League" film and in an official "Wonder Woman" movie.

Gadot will star alongside Henry Cavill, who reprises his role as Clark Kent/Superman, and Ben Affleck, who is set to play an older Bruce Wayne/Batman.

Variety confirmed the news and also reported that Green Lantern, Aquaman and The Fla...
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Gal Gadot Signs Up To Play Wonder Woman In Three Films

January 23rd, 2014 3:34pm EST
Gal Gadot
Gal Gadot has been signed to appear as Wonder Woman in three movies.

The 28-year-old model, who will take on the part in Warner Bros.' upcoming Man of Steel sequel, admits she's contracted to reprise the role of the superhero on multiple occasions.

The Fast & Furious actress, confessed details of her agreement in an interview on Israeli talk show Good Evening With Gail Pines where she admitted she's being paid $300,000 for the coveted part.

Gadot has been learning Kung Fu and kickboxing in preparation for Wonder Woman, where she's been practising how to use swords and Jujutsu.

She previ...
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Gal Gadot sworn to secrecy after landing Wonder Woman role

December 31st, 2013 3:10am EST
Gal Gadot
Former model Gal Gadot couldn't celebrate after landing the coveted role of Wonder Woman in the Man Of Steel sequel because film bosses swore her to secrecy.

The Fast & Furious star was filming another project when she learned she had been cast as the comic book heroine and admits it was a strange feeling at first.

She recalls, "I got to the hotel at midnight and in the morning I was supposed to wake up for a shooting, and I remember myself lying in my bed alone in the dark staring at the ceiling and saying to myself, 'This isn't true! It can't be! Where's the champagne?'"

Gadot has alre...
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Gal Gadot Promises Fans She'll Bulk Up For Wonder Woman Role

December 26th, 2013 9:22pm EST
Gal Gadot
Gal Gadot has a message for all the critics who lashed out over her body type when it was announced that she'd be playing Wonder Woman in the upcoming "Man Of Steel" sequel: don't worry.

The Israeli star finally spoke out since it was revealed that she'd be playing the Amazonian princess earlier this month.

The actress was interviewed on Israeli entertainment show "Good Evening with Gai Pines," and Batman-News.com provided the translation of the full interview, which was done in Hebrew.

"I represent the Wonder Woman of the new world," Gadot says. "Breasts ... anyone can buy for 9,000 she...
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Gal Gadot Criticized For Being Too Thin And Not Busty Enough To Play Wonder Woman

December 5th, 2013 9:02pm EST
Gal Gadot
Many DC Comics fans are still not happy with the way the planned Man of Steel sequel is turning out. Following an uproar over the casting of Ben Affleck as Batman in the film, producers have caused yet another uproar with the addition of Israeli actress Gal Gadot, who was confirmed to play Wonder Woman in the film by director Zack Snyder on Wednesday.

The five-foot nine-inch former Miss Universe Israel has been criticized for not having a big enough bust or looking buff enough to fill the role of the Amazonian warrior princess.

Facebook, Twitter and numerous comment sections online have b...
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'Fast & Furious' Actress Gal Gadot To Play Wonder Woman In 'Man Of Steel' Sequel

December 4th, 2013 9:31pm EST
Gal Gadot
Actress Gal Gadot has been cast as Wonder Woman in the planned 2015 sequel to this summer's Man of Steel.

Gadot, an Israeli actress and model who represented the country in the 2004 Miss Universe pageant, is set to join Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill in the tentatively titled Batman Vs. Superman. Cavill will reprise his role as the Man of Steel, while Affleck is set to take on the role of the Caped Crusader -- a casting move that was met with heavy backlash from Batman fans.

Gadot, best known for her work in three of the films in the Fast & Furious series, is thrilled about the role.

"I Ca...
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More tributes for Paul Walker flood Twitter

December 2nd, 2013 8:30pm EST
Paul Walker
Tragic Paul Walker's celebrity fans, friends and colleagues continue to offer up tributes to the late star as the news of his death travels around the world.

The Fast & Furious star was killed in a car crash in California on Saturday (30Nov13) and the news of the tragedy is still sinking in for those who knew the actor or simply appreciated his talent.

New Twitter.com tributes from Jamie Bell, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Joshua Jackson and his Varsity Blues co-stars James Van Der Beek and Ali Larter have emerged, while Ryan Phillippe wrote, "Paul was a good dude. Conscientious & not caught up ...
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Smokin' Hot Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, More Heat Up 'Fast & Furious 6' Premiere

May 8th, 2013 9:35am EDT
Jordana Brewster & Michelle Rodriguez
Sexy stars including Jordana Brewster and Michelle Rodriguez attended the world premiere of "Fast & Furious 6" in London, England, on Tuesday night.

Brewster ("Dallas") looked incredible in a sequined, strapless white gown, while Rodriguez ("Machete," "Avatar") opted for a crimson lace dress.

They were joined on the blue carpet by MMA star/actress Gina Carano, Elsa Pataky and Gal Gadot.

In the film, a heist crew is forced to scatter around the world in order to avoid being captured and killed. After they're offered pardons, they join together to help stop a dangerous criminal enterprise....
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