Actor Seth Gabel has appeared in such films as The Da Vinci Code, Jonah Hex, and Take Me Home Tonight, as well as the short-lived series Dirty, Sexy, Money. But he is probably best know to fans as agent Lincoln Lee on Fox’s popular sci-fi series Fringe.
However, the actor will soon be taking on the role of Green Arrow’s archenemy Count Vertigo on The CW series Arrow, which is based on the popular DC Comics archer. Not to mention that Gabel can be seen once again on the big screen in the new military based film Allegiance, which is currently available on VOD and opens in Los Angeles theaters on January 4th.
I recently had a chance to speak with Seth Gabel about Allegiance, as well as his upcoming role on Arrow, and possibly returning to Fringe for the series finale. The talented young actor discussed his new film, his character’s conflict, the research he did for the role, Arrow, his interpretation of Count Vertigo, looking at the comics for inspiration, his fight scenes with actor Stephen Amell, whether or not it will be a recurring role, and if he will in fact be returning to Fringe for the show's series finale on January 18th.
Last year, 20th Century Fox mounted a pretty serious awards season campaign to at least get Andy Serkis a nomination for his performance as Caesar in Rise of the Planet of the Apes, but that effort didn't end in Oscar glory for Serkis or Weta Digital. Well, Serkis can rest easy, as he took home a Supporting Actor win at last night's Saturn Awards, where Rise of the Planet of the Apes shared a chimpanzee's bounty of awards with Super 8.
Like Christmas, San Diego Comic-Con is the subject of ceaseless anticipation all year long. Just as that holiday ends in an orgiastic fervor of torn gift-wrapping and impossible expectations gone unmet, so too does the world's foremost gathering of genre enthusiasts and nerds come to a close too early, after just four days of communal geekiness and useless free baubles as far as the eye can see.
Comic-Con peaks on Saturday, then winds down on Sunday. As such, the schedule for Sunday, July 15, 2012 isn't as crazy as its predecessors, and is basically a half day, with no events in the evening. But it's still the Con to end all cons, so the final day is still plenty busy. The last of our truncated schedules designed as cheat sheets for attendees and anyone keeping track from home is our shortest.
While Marvel heroes have been making their way to theaters on the regular for a decade, the superheroes of DC Comics have gotten to the screen with less regularity. Warner Bros has The Dark Knight Rises and Man of Steel on the way, but the the vast stable of DC characters is a potential source of nigh-endless television potential, and the latest less-recognizable superhero who might get his own television series is none other than Booster Gold, aka Michael John Carter. The cable network Scyfy (formerly known as Sci Fi) has ordered a pilot script for Booster Gold with the hope of creating a one-hour drama series.
You may not recognize veteran character actor Jared Harris by name, but you would definitely recognize his face and his accomplished body of work. The English born actor, who is also the son of legendary actor Richard Harris (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone), is probably best known for his role as Lane Pryce on the hit AMC show Mad Men. But the actor has also appeared in numerous film and television projects including a recurring role on the Fox series Fringe, as well as high-profile parts in movies like Mr. Deeds, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Lady in the Water, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. In fact, the actor will soon be seen in the pivotal role of the villain Professor Moriarty in the upcoming film Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. But first you can catch Harris’ excellent character work in legendary horror director John Carpenter’s new film The Ward, which opens in theaters on July 8th.
The movie is a psychological thriller that revolves around a young girl named Kristen (Amber Heard from Drive Angry) who is admitted to a psychiatric hospital in 1966 where she begins to believe that a mysterious and deadly ghost is haunting her. As the specter gets closer and closer to her, she starts to realize that the true threat to her life … might actually be herself. In the film, Harris plays the creepy Dr. Stringer, the man in charge of the psychiatric hospital who may or may not be trying to help the girls. The movie also features Lyndsy Fonseca (Kick Ass), Danielle Panabaker (Sky High), Mamie Gummer (Taking Woodstock), and newcomer Laura Leigh as Kristen’s fellow inmates at the hospital.
Sherlock Holmes may be one of the greatest fictional detectives ever created but the mystery surrounding who would play his archenemy Professor Moriarty in Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows, the sequel to the 2009 hit film Sherlock Holmes, appeared to be a bigger puzzle than even the great sleuth could solve. While the character was featured in the first film, it was only briefly, and mostly all we got was a body double’s hands and an unknown actor’s voice over. Director Guy Ritchie declined to say just exactly who voiced the role, and while actor Ed Tolputt was credited in the movie as “Anonymous Man,” it is unclear if that referred to Moriarty. Rumors soon began to spread that the role was actually performed by Brad Pitt who chose to take no credit for the film, although those rumors were eventually debunked. But when casting began on the sequel, and it was determined that the famous villain would have a larger role in this movie, rumors began to fly once again that Ritchie and his producers were trying to woo The Curious Case of Benjamin Button actor to take on the part. Ultimately Pitt did not except the role and rather than casting another major movie star like Daniel Day-Lewis, Sean Penn, or Gary Oldman (who were all up for the part), Ritchie decided to go with the lesser known yet equally exceptional veteran actor Jared Harris (Mad Men, Fringe).
In March, 20th Century Fox officially chose David Slade to develop and direct a reboot of Daredevil, Marvel's blind vigilante whose first cinematic adventure starring Ben Affleck did not have the desired franchise-igniting effect. Now, Heat Vision reports that the new iteration of Old Hornhead has a writer in Bradley Caleb Kane, who will adapt the hugely acclaimed 1986 arc "Born Again" comics arc by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli, the duo behind "Batman: Year One."