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Timeless’ Goran Visnjic and Claudia Doumit join The Boys for season 2

Amazon is filling out the cast of its superhero drama series The Boys, with Deadline reporting that Timeless stars Goran Visnjic and Claudia Doumit have signed on for recurring roles in the second season of the comic book adaptation.

Based on the comics by Garth Ennis and Darrick Robertson and executive produced by Erik Kripke, Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen, The Boys follows a group of vigilantes who target corrupt superheroes who abuse their abilities and celebrity status.

Visnjic will play Alistair Adana, described as “the charismatic and shadowy leader of a mysterious church”, while Doumit has been cast in the role of wunderkind congresswoman Victoria Neuman.

See Also: The Boys showrunner reveals the scene that was too explicit for Amazon

Season two of The Boys is currently in production, and features a cast that includes Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Laz Alonso, Karen Fukuhara, Tomer Kapon, Erin Moriarty, Anthony Starr,
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‘The Boys’ Season 2 Adds ‘Timeless’ Alums Goran Visnjic, Claudia Doumit

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‘The Boys’ Season 2 Adds ‘Timeless’ Alums Goran Visnjic, Claudia Doumit
The Boys” co-creator/showrunner Eric Kripke is reuniting with some of his “Timeless” pals for the second season of his Amazon Prime Video superhero series.

Goran Visnjic and Claudia Doumit — who starred on the now-ended Kripke-created NBC time-traveling drama — have landed recurring roles on Season 2 of “The Boys,” an Amazon spokesperson told TheWrap.

According to the streaming service, Visnjic will play Alistair Adana, the head of a mysterious church and Doumit will play Victoria Neuman, a wunderkind congresswoman.

Also Read: 'The Boys' Gets Early Season 2 Renewal at Amazon; Aya Cash Joins Cast as Stormfront

Amazon also says that Malcolm Barrett, who was featured on Season 1 of the series will as Seth Reed, an exec in the Vought Marketing department, will reprise the role for Season 2.

The Boys” is currently in production on its second season, with Prime Video handing the show an early renewal ahead of its series debut in July.
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‘The Boys’: ‘Timeless’ Alums Goran Visnjic & Claudia Doumit To Recur On Season 2 Of Amazon Series

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‘The Boys’: ‘Timeless’ Alums Goran Visnjic & Claudia Doumit To Recur On Season 2 Of Amazon Series
Exclusive: Timeless alums Goran Visnjic and Claudia Doumit are joining the second season of Amazon’s superhero drama series The Boys in recurring roles.

Based on the comic book by Garth Ennis (Preacher) and Darick Robertson and created by Supernatural creator and Timeless co-creator Eric Kripke, The Boys is set in a world where superheroes embrace the darker side of their massive celebrity and fame. It revolves around a group of vigilantes known informally as “the Boys” who set out to take down corrupt superheroes with no more than blue-collar grit and a willingness to fight dirty. Preacher‘s Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen produce.

Visnjic will portray Alistair Adana, the charismatic and shadowy leader of a mysterious church. Doumit will play Victoria Neuman, a young wunderkind congresswoman. Additionally, Malcolm Barrett will be returning as Seth Reed, a Vought Marketing executive,m who in a season 1 moment revealed he had
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Will Poulter cast in ‘Lord of the Rings’ series

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Will Poulter has landed himself a leading role in Amazon’s venture into middle earth in their forthcoming ‘Lord of the Rings’ series.

No further details concerning which role he will play have been revealed.

Based on J. R. R. Tolkien’s iconic fantasy novels ‘The Lord of the Rings’; J.A Bayona will direct the first two episodes and will serve as an executive producer, alongside his partner Belén Atienza.

Adapting Tolkien’s fantasy tale for a multi-seasonal series, Amazon’s venture will explore new storylines that take place prior to ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’ in a deal that includes a potential additional spin-off series.

Also in news – Leigh Whannell’s ‘The Invisible Man’ plot details emerge

Jd Payne and Patrick McKay will serve as writers for the original series.

The original series is set to be produced by Amazon Studios with the cooperation of the Tolkien Estate,
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Simon Pegg and J.K. Simmons sign up for heist comedy ‘My Only Sunshine’

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British actor, Simon Pegg and Oscar winner J.K Simmons have signed up to star in the new heist comedy thriller ‘My Only Sunshine’.

The feature will be directed by Mark Palansky from a script by J.T. Petty and K. Reed Petty. No distributor is yet attached but sales for the film is expected to commence at next month’s Toronto Film Festival.

The story will revolve around a passionately dysfunctional couple who orchestrate a bank robbery as an unconventional act of bloodthirsty marriage counselling. They try to make peace with the shocking mystery of their relationship throughout the violent hostage situation, discovered by a cop hostage negotiator who previously investigated a past related crime.

Also in news – Viola Davis takes on the role of former first lady Michelle Obama for new series

Matt Smith, Lawrence Mattis are producing for Circle of Confusion and Michael Mendelsohn is producing on behalf of Patriot Pictures.
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New Doom: Annihilation Trailer Shows Off Hordes Of Imps

Let’s face it, Doom: Annihilation isn’t going to be very good. First came the extremely dodgy-looking stills, then the cheap-looking trailer and the revelation that the movie was headed straight-to-video. But none of that means it couldn’t be a lot of cheesy fun to enjoy whilst drunk, right?

After all, if the flick can capture even a smidge of the pleasure of sprinting through the halls of hell clutching a super shotgun and dispatching waves of imps, pinkies and cacodemons, then it should at least be entertaining. We hope.

Now, a new teaser for the movie shows that someone has at least been paying attention to the original game. Beginning with an establishing shot of a colony on a moon of Mars that resembles the interstitial screens of Doom, we get to see a number of imps. These spiky, fireball throwing bad guys are classic Doom enemies,
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Star Trek Could Boldly Go in a New Direction Following CBS-Viacom Merger

It could be a brave new world for Trekkies, given some recent, major developments in the media world. While not as splashy as the $71.3 billion merger between Disney and Fox that went into effect earlier this year, CBS and Viacom recently agreed to terms on a multi-billion merger of their own, reuniting the two companies. This came after years of talk over a possible merger. In the changing media landscape that is ripe with consolidation, the move made sense for both parties. And not the least of which has to do with what is now possible in terms of their biggest franchises, including Star Trek.

The two companies will now form into a corporation called ViacomCBS. Ever since 2005, the Star Trek franchise has been divided. CBS held the TV rights, which is why they've been making shows such as Star Trek Discovery and the upcoming Star Trek: Picard for the CBS All Access streaming service.
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The Boys Is One of the Most-Watched Amazon Shows of All Time

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Like Netflix, Amazon has remained cagey about providing any hard facts or statistics about their original streaming series, like The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and the Julia Roberts-led Homecoming, to the public. But in a recent press release from Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios, she confirmed that the gritty superhero comedy The Boys has become one of Amazon's most-watched shows of all time.

"We are thrilled that The Boys has surpassed our predictions for viewing in its first two weeks, and has become one of our most watched Amazon Original series by our Prime Video customers," she said of the show's popularity.

The dark comic adaptation hails from Seth Rogen and Eric Kripke, and takes place in a universe where the most famous superheroes on the planet, nicknamed "The Seven," also happen to be corrupt assh*les. That's where the titular "boys," aka a group of vigilantes, come in. The
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Karl Urban Says Paramount ‘Would Be Insane’ Not to Let Quentin Tarantino Direct ‘Star Trek’

Karl Urban Says Paramount ‘Would Be Insane’ Not to Let Quentin Tarantino Direct ‘Star Trek’
Quentin Tarantino has made it clear that an R-rated “Star Trek” movie is in contention to be his 10th and final feature film, and one person excited by the prospect is Karl Urban. The actor debuted in the “Star Trek” franchise as Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy in J.J. Abrams’ 2009 reboot and reprised the character in Abrams’ sequel “Star Trek Into Darkness” and the Justin Lin-directed third entry “Star Trek Beyond.” Speaking to HuffPo, Urban said studio Paramount Pictures would only be so lucky if Tarantino came on board to direct.

“I think Quentin Tarantino doing that film would be phenomenal,” Urban said. “He is definitely one of the most exciting filmmakers that’s currently working and if he has an interest in making a ‘Star Trek’ film, I think the studio would be insane not to let him do that. Obviously, I’d very much relish the opportunity to be a part of it,
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Review: The Boys (2019) – Season 1 (Spoiler-free)

Superhero stories are by now, extremely well-worn territory where meaningful innovations that bring something new and unexpected are few and far between. The Boys, however, is a series that not only turns the superhero genre on its head, but proceeds to beat it mercilessly before releasing it back into the world a violent, callous entity.

Amazon Prime Video‘s much touted latest original series takes a Justice League-esque band of super-powered heroes known as The Seven and makes them the villains of the story, not by having them take part in a grand plot for world domination, but by exploring the humanity beneath the capes.

Despite being treated as celebrities and role models, The Seven are still subject to the ugliest parts of human nature – greed, jealousy, addiction, arrogance, ruthless self-preservation – all of which inspire destructive and selfish actions designed to preserve The Seven’s status and marketability.

One
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The Boys showrunner shares first blood-soaked image from season 2

Amazon has scored a huge success with its latest Prime Original series The Boys, the comic book adaptation becoming one of the streamer’s most watched series ever in its first few weeks, and now we have our first tease for the second season thanks to showrunner Erik Kripke, who has shared an image of himself alongside actors Tomer Capon (Frenchie), Karen Fukuhara (The Female), Jack Quaid (Hughie) and Laz Alonso (Mother’s Milk); check it out here…

See Also: The Boys showrunner reveals the scene that was too explicit for Amazon

A small token for #TheBoysTV fans. World's first pic of #Season2. As you can see, we're up to our old tricks. If you haven't seen, Join Us. Streaming now on @PrimeVideo @TheBoysTV #TheBoys #Spn #SPNFamily #Timeless pic.twitter.com/3z29mVBfNl

Eric Kripke (@therealKripke) August 10, 2019

In a world where superheroes embrace the darker side of their massive celebrity and fame,
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The Boys: Amazon's Gritty Superhero Series Has Officially Been Renewed For Season 2

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In case Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy and DC's more recent dark and serious superhero stories just weren't enough for you, Amazon teamed up with Seth Rogen to bring us yet another gritty comic adaptation in the form of The Boys. Luckily, this one has a sense of humor going for it, and apparently it's a hit - the series has officially been renewed for season two!

If you haven't had a chance to get into the show yet, it takes place in a universe where the most famous superheroes on the planet, nicknamed "The Seven," also happen to be corrupt assh*les. That's where the titular "boys," aka a group of vigilantes, come in. The group embraces their blue-collar grit and a willingness to fight dirty in an effort to take the superheroes down and stop them from abusing their powers rather than using them for good.
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‘The Boys’ Showrunner Tweets Teasing First Photo From Amazon Prime Season Two

  • Deadline
The showrunner for Amazon Prime Video’s breakout hit The Boys has released a teaser photo for its upcoming season two on Twitter.

The photo features showrunner Eric Kripke in the middle, surrounded by Kimiko, Frenchie, Hughie, and Mother’s Mil. All are covered in blood and giving an obscene gesture to the camera.

“A small token for #TheBoysTV fans. World’s first pic of #Season2. As you can see, we’re up to our old tricks. If you haven’t seen, Join Us. Streaming now on @PrimeVideo @TheBoysTV #TheBoys #Spn #SPNFamily #Timeless”

The show depicts a world where superheroes are corporate backed celebrities rather than self-motivated do-gooders. When their behavior threatens the world’s safety, the squad known as “The Boys” attempts to check them.

Amazon has given an early Season 2 renewal, making the announcement at San Diego Comic-Con. Additionally, Amazon confirmed that You’re the Worst alum Aya Cash
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Tarantino's Star Trek Movie Elicits Strong Thoughts from Karl Urban

It's not clear if Paramount Pictures will actually make Quentin Tarantino's proposed, R-rated Star Trek movie, which has been described as Pulp Fiction in space. However, Karl Urban, who plays Bones in the current iteration of the franchise, believes the studio would be crazy not to let Tarantino do this. Though, it may not ultimately be up to Paramount.

Karl Urban starred in the 2009 Star Trek reboot directed by J.J. Abrams, as well as the sequels, Into Darkness and Beyond. It remains entirely unclear if Quentin Tarantino would utilize the current cast, or if he would go another route. In any event, even though he admits to not having any insider info, Urban feels making this movie would be the right way to go. Here's what Urban had to say about it in a recent interview.

"This is a project that I have no information about, really. I haven't read a script for it,
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Karl Urban Says Paramount’s Insane If They Don’t Make Tarantino’s Star Trek

The future for Star Trek is in a very nebulous place, at least on the big screen. While the small screen iterations of the franchise are going strong, with Star Trek: Discovery being renewed for a third season and Star Trek: Picard being, perhaps, the most eagerly anticipated show to spawn from the Trek universe in years, if not decades, Paramount still doesn’t seem to know how bring Kirk and company back into cinemas.

For a time, there was a legitimate sequel to the reboot series in development, that would have seen S.J. Clarkson at the helm and the return of all the major cast, including Chris Hemsworth’s George Kirk, who’s the father of famed Enterprise captain James Tiberius Kirk.

However, contract disputes and a variety of other issues popped up during the development and the project fell apart, to the dismay of Trekkies the world over.
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The Boys Is One of the Most-Watched Amazon Shows of All Time

Like Netflix, Amazon has remained cagey about providing any hard facts or statistics about their original streaming series, like The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and the Julia Roberts-led Homecoming, to the public. But in a recent press release from Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios, she confirmed that the gritty superhero comedy The Boys has become one of Amazon's most-watched shows of all time.

"We are thrilled that The Boys has surpassed our predictions for viewing in its first two weeks, and has become one of our most watched Amazon Original series by our Prime Video customers," she said of the show's popularity.

The dark comic adaptation hails from Seth Rogen and Eric Kripke, and takes place in a universe where the most famous superheroes on the planet, nicknamed "The Seven," also happen to be corrupt assh*les. That's where the titular "boys," aka a group of vigilantes, come in. The
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Tarantino Refuses to Rule Out Horror for 10th and Final Movie

Tarantino Refuses to Rule Out Horror for 10th and Final Movie
Hold onto your hats, horror fans as Quentin Tarantino's Final Film could very well be a horror movie. Tarantino has promised for some time now that once he makes ten movies, he's going to call it quits as a director. So far, during the promotional tour for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, he's stayed true to that, promising he's going to make one more then hang it up for good. While there are certainly many options for what that final entry in his filmography could be, horror is by no means out of the question.

This was revealed during a recently surfaced interview with the Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill filmmaker. While speaking with an international press outlet on behalf of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, it was suggested to Quentin Tarantino that his final directorial effort should be horror-centric. Here's what Tarantino had to say in response.
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The Boys Was Reportedly A Big Hit for Amazon Prime

Alec Bojalad Aug 8, 2019

Amazon Prime has revealed that the Seth Rogen superhero adaptation The Boys is already one of its most-watched shows ever.

Who said anything about superhero fatigue?

Amazon Prime has reported that its Garth Ennis superhero adaptation from producer Seth Rogen, The Boys, is already among its most watched original series ever. And that's only after two weeks.

“I’m so beyond thrilled with the response to Season 1. And mainly, it’s made me get my ass in gear and work even harder on Season 2,” executive producer Eric Kripke said. “I don’t want Season 2 to go bigger, I want it to go deeper. A more intense, more insane, more wrenching, more character-driven season. It’s my one and only goal to make Season 2 even better than Season 1.”

As a streaming service, Amazon Prime has followed the lead of its competitors and peers in not making actual viewership data to the general public.
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Tarantino Shares First Details on 10th and Final Movie, Calls It Epilogue-y

Tarantino Shares First Details on 10th and Final Movie, Calls It Epilogue-y
Good to his word, Quentin Tarantino is sticking to his guns and says he's going to retire after directing one final movie. Now, the Pulp Fiction filmmaker has shared the very first details regarding his 10th feature. It's not much, and it still hasn't been revealed exactly what it's going to be. In any event, Quentin Tarantino's Final Movie is going to be climactic.

Quentin Tarantino is making the press rounds internationally to promote the release of his latest, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. During a stop in Moscow, Russia for a press conference, the heralded director confirmed that he's got just "one more to make." While he didn't get into specifics, Tarantino set some expectations for his final movie. Here's what he had to say about it.

"If you think about the idea of all the movies telling one story and each film is like a train boxcar connected to each other,
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Wamg’s Conversation With Composer Christopher Lennertz On His Super-Hero Score For Amazon Prime’s The Boys

When Hughie suffers a devastating loss at the hands of a reckless Supe his devastation turns to outrage when he discovers there is no legal recourse for victims of collateral superhero damage. While still reeling from his trauma Hughie meets a mysterious operative, Billy Butcher, who recruits him to join in his pursuit of some vigilante justice against the Supes—who are not exactly what they seem.

The Boys” is a fun and irreverent take on what happens when superheroes – who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as Gods – abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It’s the powerless against the super powerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about The Seven, and Vought – the multi-billion dollar conglomerate that manages these superheroes and covers up all of their dirty secrets. The Boys are rounded out by Mother’s Milk,
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