Yep, it seems we finally have our Bastard of Bolton, Ramsay Snow.
He's one of those characters that fans have even clamouring for, for some time now. And the fans certainly seem impressed. And as a huge Misfits fan myself, I'm super excited!
Welshman Iwan Rheon played Simon in the hit UK sci-fi series, and to be fair he's got that creepy air about him that will suit Ramsay just perfectly. Great casting choice.
For those not familiar with his work, do yourself and watch Misfits at the first available opportunity. The first five minutes of the very first episode is pure TV gold, and the reason I love British TV so much.
Season 3 of Game of Thrones has a release date on HBO of the 31st March 2013.
For many of us who've grown up with the Man of Steel on our big screens the character of Superman is an icon, from the very first time Christopher Reeve donned the famous blue and red pajamas back in 1978.
Superman is arguably the most iconic superhero there is, perhaps even more so than Batman or Spiderman. I've never been his biggest fan personally, but I'm getting excited about this one.
After a miserable attempt in 2006 by Bryan Singer to bring the franchise back with a “sort-of-sequel” (no offence Bryan, love you work normally, but…), we now get Zack Snyder (he of 300 and Watchmen fame) bringing a reboot in 2013.
With the soon to be huge Henry Cavill taking the lead, and a much “grittier” style (a la The Dark Knight of course), this promises to be huge….
two new trailers have been released. Well, it's the same trailer with two different voiceovers – the first with Russell Crowe narrating as Jor-El, and the second with Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent…
Man of Steel has a release date of the 13th June 2013 in Australia, and a release date of the 14th June for the US and UK. No release date is yet available for Canada.
One of the more popular search terms on The All Action No Plot Movie Blog is for the actor who plays fan-favourite Brienne of Tarth in HBO's Game of Thrones.
I'm talking of course, about Gwendoline Christie.
I must confess it's almost criminal that I've overlooked writing a post about the English actor before now. In fact, the post made last year announcing that she had been cast for season 2 is still one of my blog's more popular posts, even after all this time.
There aren't many bio details out there, besides that Gwendoline was born in the South Downs, England and that she was a semi-professional gymnast as a youth. She has a couple of theatre roles under her belt, but not much in the way of TV or movie work, besides small roles.
However, she is probably most well-known for being the subject of Australian portrait photographer Polly Borland's Bunny Nose project. This rather odd and creepy set of shots portrays the actress in a series of poses often wearing nothing more than tights and bizarre bunny costumes.
Gwendoline was recently intervewed at the London Film and Comic Con, see the interview here.
Game of Thrones Season 3 is due for premiere on HBO on March 31st 2013.
Marvel have just announced that the Captain America sequel will be officially titled Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
It has a US release date of the 4th April 2014, with no dates yet for Australia, Canada or the UK.
For those not familiar with this Captain America story arc, The Winter Soldier is a Russian assassin from WWII who is kept in cryogenic stasis when not on missions, hence hasn't aged since the end of the war. His real identity is somewhat more interesting…
The other rumour currently doing the rounds is that of Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker) being cast as Falcon in the upcoming movie. Back in 1969, when the Falcon was introduced as one of the world's first black superheroes, he became Cap's closest ally.
Currently Chris Evans is the only confirmed star to sign on.
Keep posted for more details as they emerge.
San Diego's Comic Con has come up trumps yet again, this time with the new season of Game of Thrones.
Not only did they have a great panel turn up, including George RR Martin himself, but we now have an official release date and a whole slew of casting announcements.
First up, its been officially confirmed that Season 3 will air on HBO on March 31st 2013. Not too much of a surprise considering last season premiered on April 1st, but great news all the same.
Secondly, a huge list of casting announcements. I think I'll have to split this over a couple of blog posts to make sure I cover everyone.
This first set is easy, since HBO have been kind enough to make a little announcement trailer…
Mackenzie Crook, Paul Kaye and Diana Rigg!? Exciting times!
Stay posted for my next post with the remainder of the new characters for Season 3, and don't worry, there are still a few gems left to announce..l
WARNING: this trailer is not suitable for kids, or for viewing at work!
Wasn't sure what to make of the first trailer for Pete Travis' upcoming Dredd that was released a couple of weeks ago. However, this new trailer is something else entirely.
I must warn you before you watch, this is incredibly violent and bloody. The trailer takes one of the scenes from the original trailer and shows us more. Much more.
Focusing on Karl Urban as Dredd and Olivia Thirlby as Anderson, it's not for the faint-hearted, and certainly leaves us under no impression as to which direction the final movie will take.
Check it out for yourself, but make sure your Grandmother or boss isn't watching over your shoulder…
Dredd has a UK release date of the 7th September 2012, a release date of the 21st September 2012 for Canada and the US, and a release date of the 25th October 2012 for Australia.
Fans of the BBC's The Hour would have been rightly excited when the announcement was made a little while back that Ben Whishaw had even cast to star alongside Daniel Craig as Q in Sam Mendes' upcoming Bond installment Skyfall.
Albeit a massive departure from the Q we're used to seeing in Bond movies, with the iconic Desmond Llewelyn filling the role for so many years, to be followed briefly (and somewhat less successfully in my opinion) by John Cleese in the Pierce Brosnan Bond era, Whishaw is a fine acting talent, and I for one am looking forward to seeing what he can bring to the role.
Well now we catch a glimpse of what the new Q will look like. Not much to go on, but they're clearly tapping into the current computer-geek chic look that's so popular.
What do you think? Will he be a hit?
Skyfall has a release date in the UK of the 26th October 2012, a release date of the 9th November for Canada and the US, and a release date of the 22nd November 2012 in Australia.