Morena Baccarin is looking kind of blue in the above photograph — and in Fox’s Deadpool! We explain what’s up for the Gotham star in today’s Movie Morsels. Plus, we’ve got the latest trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road, the first trailer for John Green’s Paper Towns, a TV spot for Poltergeist, and news of Mark Millar’s next comic book movie project!
Yesterday we learned that T.J. Miller’s Deadpool character will be the Merc with a Mouth’s best buddy Weasel, and today we have confirmation straight from the film’s set in Vancouver that the casting of another staple comic character has been right under our noses. Morena Baccarin tweeted that her character will, in fact, be “Vanessa” — almost certainly Vanessa Geraldine Carlysle, the shapeshifter Copycat. This makes the second blue-skinned mutant morpher to enter Fox’s Marvel Universe after the X-Men films’ Mystique.
Let’s do this. pic.twitter.com/pNqcCGReSz
— Morena Baccarin (@missmorenab) March 19, 2015
In other comic book movie news, Mark Millar continues his run as the indie world’s most successful comic-to-screen creator. Millar and Sean Gordon Murphy’s brand-new Image Comics time-travel thriller Chrononauts has just been optioned by Universal.
Mad Max: Fury Road
There’s more fire and blood in every new Mad Max: Fury Road international trailer. Here’s the latest. George Miller’s long-awaited post-apocalyptic epic — starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron — is out on May 15th.
Producer Sam Raimi and director Gil Kenan (Monster House) are almost ready to show you their new Poltergeist. Here’s the first TV spot for the film. Starring Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt, Poltergeist proves whether or not it knows what scares us on July 24th.
Fox’s upcoming adaptation of Fault in Our Stars author John Green’s Paper Towns has its first trailer. Directed by Jake Schreier, and starring Nat Wolff, Cara Delevingne, the teen romance arrives on July 24th.
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