We sort of saw this one coming, did you? Blake Lively is the latest star to turn down a role in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
The Gossip Girl actress was approached with the script after Natalie Portman, Emma Stone and Scarlett Johansson turned it down.
The search is still on for a lead actress with the film due for release in 2013.
It’s very hard to ignore the upcoming Avengers movie. There is so much excitement surrounding its release next year and there has even been some exclusive footage released on the Captain America Blu-ray DVD.
But we mustn’t forget some of the other epic comic films coming up including Thor 2, due for release in 2013. Chris Hemsworth and Natalia Portman were both great in Thor but both the chemistry and story of the characters felt slightly lacking. That could be because the characters didn’t get much screen time together. That’s apparently all going to change in the sequel.
Marvel president Kevin Feige has said:
“(Thor 2 will) primarily be the journey of that character, of he and Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) and how the new dynamic with his father is working out, as well as what are the broader stakes for the Nine Worlds.”
Thor 2 sounds like it will have more depth than the first one and with rumours surfacing that Monster director Patty Jenkins will take over the reins, we should be in for a treat.