Game of Thrones star Brendan Cowell has been cast in James Cameron’s upcoming Avatar sequels.
This casting update comes to us courtesy of Deadline. News broke Thursday morning that Game of Thrones actor Brendan Cowell will appear in James Cameron’s upcoming Avatar films in which Brendan Cowell will portray a character by the name of Mick Scoresby, captain of a private sector large-scale marine hunting vessel on the planet of Pandora. He is slated to shoot his scenes for James Cameron in the Avatar films beginning this May in New Zealand.
You may not be familiar with the name, but Brendan Cowell has had a recurring role as Harrag in the seventh season of the hugely popular HBO series Game Of Thrones. Recently, Brendan Cowell took the lead role in Mike Bartlett’s BBC1 series Press. As far as the world of movies goes, the actor has appeared in the thriller, Noise, and war pic, Beneath Fill 60.
Plot details remain under wraps for James Cameron’s Avatar follow-ups, however, the sequels will continue to bring the world of Pandora to life and expand James Cameron’s vision. The sequels are said to be four standalone experiences that will form together one epic saga that James Cameron has spent the last several years writing. James Cameron’s first Avatar film hit theaters in December 2009 and continued its massive success well into the early months of 2010.
How does this news regarding James Cameron’s Avatar sequels hit you? Are you excited to see Game of Thrones actor Brendan Cowell come to the big screen alongside the Na’avi? Sound off in the comments below and let us know what you think about this casting decision!
The original Avatar received mostly positive reviews from critics and was nominated for nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. It popularized 3D in cinemas and remains the top-grossing film at the global box office with $2.7B after becoming the first film to cross the $2 billion mark. The film was first released on December 18, 2009, followed by a subsequent release of a special edition on August 27, 2010.
Directed by James Cameron, Avatar 2 stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, CCH Pounder, Cliff Curtis, Britain Dalton, Kate Winslet, Stephen Lang, Sigourney Weaver, David Thewlis. The film is scheduled to hit theaters on December 18, 2020.
The additional three Avatar follow-ups were previously dated to release on December 17, 2021, December 20, 2024, and December 19, 2025.
Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’
Ben Affleck is officially out as Batman and it’s a pretty sad day.
Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he’s no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.
Three years have quickly sped by and we’re officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves’ The Batman and now everyone’s attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that’s around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.
In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.
Michael Fassbender is an X-Men alum and no stranger to comic book franchises. The actor has shown multiple levels of range and could definitely handle the Batman/Bruce Wayne personality. If they go with the older range for the next Dark Knight, then Fassbender is probably one of the best choices to take over the role.
Ben Barnes is out of a job after The Punisher season 2 and he’s one of the best actors in that series. The second season tied up Barnes’ arc on The Punisher and the actor has already told us that that he’d love to play the Caped Crusader. Barnes definitely has the pretty boy look going on for him and I wonder what his take on Bruce Wayne could be.
I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: Ryan Gosling needs to star in a superhero movie. I’ve always thought Gosling would make a great Batman. Every role that he’s done has shown us his capability and he could crush it as Bruce Wayne.
Jon Hamm is my top choice for an older Batman. If Warner Bros. wants to cast an older actor for crossover potential, Jon Hamm is the studio’s best bet. He has a similar look to Ben Affleck, and c’mon, the guy’s look just screams Bruce Wayne.
Armie Hammer is 32 years old and was cast as the Caped Crusader in George Miller’s Justice League: Mortal. That film will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean that Hammer doesn’t deserve a second shot at being the Batman. He’s charming, broody and will probably give his all for this role. Armie Hammer is a great option because he’s young enough for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. could work in a way for him to crossover with the rest of the DC Extended Universe.
Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden is my top choice to replace Ben Affleck as Batman. The actor is young, has the look and definitely has the acting chops to play the duality of Batman and Bruce Wayne. Madden just won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television series for the BBC drama Bodyguard, so Warner Bros. may want to quickly snatch him up.