We’re toasting to all the projects we’ve discovered during the last year and to all the projects to come in 2019. As you raise a glass to 2018, don’t forget to send up good vibes for all the wonderfully magical things to come in the new year! Castium Revelio 2019!
In MuggleNet’s final 2018 Casting News, a familiar face joins Rupert Grint in The ABC Murders, Jude Law‘s Captain Marvel character is finally revealed, while Harry Potter and the Cursed Child‘s Alex Price (Draco Malfoy) reveals which Harry Potter star is hiding from him.
He’s hiding from me. He went to London. He met James Howard. He met Australian Draco. And I’m like, okay! Fine! All right, you guys have a great time together!
Read on to learn all the secrets!
Harry Potter Cast & Crew
For fans in Chicago this April 11 to 15, fandoms will collide. Actor Warwick Davis, familiar to Potterheads as Griphook or Professor Filius Flitwick, is set to host the Star Wars Celebration on the main Celebration Stage, which surely means he will be playing host to many Star Wars celebrities, authors, artists, and entertainment acts. You can learn more about this event and purchase tickets here!
The second season of Killing Eve, starring Fiona Shaw (Petunia Dursley) as Carolyn Martens, recently finished filming with an eye on a spring release, but fresh stills from the new season were published online this week. The show has garnered a number of awards and nominations, including a Golden Globe nomination for Best Television Series. Killing Eve is an adaptation of the Codename Villanelle novellas by Luke Jennings. Check out a still from the new season featuring Shaw, below.
We were already well aware of Rupert Grint's (Ron Weasley) starring role in the new adaptation of Agatha Christie's The ABC Murders, but did you know that another Harry Potter star is also part of the cast?
Shirley Henderson, perhaps recognized most within the fandom as the actress who portrays Moaning Myrtle, also stars in the series! Henderson plays the part of Rose Marbury, and here's what the actress had to say about her latest role when she spoke with BBC earlier this month.
Rose Marbury runs a boarding house in Kings Cross, London. How long she’s been there I don’t know, but I think it’s been a while. It’s very run down and a bit sad and I think there is a sadness underlying her life. We are first introduced to her when Cust arrives on her doorstep to rent a room from her. Rose Marbury is complex. I think she’s got problems, she’s got her own problems but she is trying to run this boarding house. When Cust arrives she takes him through the house and introduces him to his shoddy room and, in a round about way, offers up that there are other services available in this house in addition to just bed and board. She’s offering up her daughter as a prostitute.
Henderson also talks about working with Rupert again and how much she enjoyed seeing him!
The last time I saw Rupert he must have been about ten years old but he still looks exactly the same to me! He’s lovely, very friendly. I only have a tiny passing bit with him but that was enough. He’s a grown man now!
For those in the UK or with access to BBC, you can catch The ABC Murders starting from Wednesday, December 26 through Friday, December 28. Check your local listings for showtimes.
Fantastic Beasts Cast & Crew
Lots of theories, rumors, and opinions have been flying around since the second installment in the Fantastic Beasts series debuted in November. New characters were introduced, some familiar characters were placed in the Crimes of Grindelwald timeline where some thought they shouldn't have been added, and revelations about supposed bloodlines were brought to light that we never even thought were possible.
One of these new relationships provided the fandom with some light and laughter, and we are excited to see what this may mean for future films. Victoria Yeates debuted in Crimes of Grindelwald as Newt's assistant, Bunty, but Yeates is an actress that many may already be familiar with if they are fans of Call the Midwife. She has been playing Sister Winifred on the BBC1 series for the last five years, but she recently left the role to play Bunty.
I have absolutely adored my time on 'Call the Midwife' and leave having made some of my best friends on the show. I have been incredibly lucky to have worked with some of the best actresses and actors in the business. However, with the opportunity of 'Fantastic Beasts' and all that it entails, it became clear that it was time to hang up Sister Winifred’s wimple and move on to the next adventure.
What could this mean for Bunty's future within the Fantastic Beasts franchise? Will she become a more integral part of the overall story arc? We can't wait to see what the future holds for Bunty in the greater wizarding world!
New photos and a television spot have been released this week, showing Jude Law (Albus Dumbledore) in his new role in Marvel's Captain Marvel starring opposite Brie Larson. The photo, released by Empire magazine, does nothing to further confirm any of the theories of just whom it is Law is portraying in the film. All we knew prior to December 26 came from his interview within Entertainment Weekly's exclusive reveal in September, which revealed that Law’s character is the leader of the Starforce, a specialized military group on the Kree planet of Hala (the filmmakers declined to reveal his name), and that his character is Kree to the core.
He is driven by a belief in the divine leadership of the Kree people. So he’s almost a devout warrior — unquestioning, conservative, but inspirational.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them's Gemma Chan (Madam Ya Zhou) also stars as a member of the Starforce, a sniper named Minn-Erva.
Law himself has not confirmed his role, saying only that Larson is portraying Captain Marvel. Cheeky.
Rumors swirled that Law was portraying Yon-Rogg after Funko released a photo of the packaging for a new Pop! figure from the film, which was quickly renamed "Star Commander" when fans pointed out the potential spoiler.
However, on December 27, two new photos were released by Fandango that seemed to finally confirm Law as Mar-Vell. Check them out below!
Captain Marvel will hit theaters on March 8, 2019, and its events will directly lead to the final film in the Avengers film series, Avengers: Endgame. Here's the latest Captain Marvel television spot, which was released on December 25.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Cast & Crew
Alex Price, who has taken on the portrayal of the adult Draco Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, appeared on Broadway.com's first episode of London Calling, hosted by composer Andrew Lloyd Webber's daughter, Imogen. In the interview, Price talks about what it was like taking Cursed Child to Broadway, how he believes Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy, Harry Potter films) is hiding from him, and how he approached tackling such an iconic character from the wizarding world. Watch his interview below!
This brings 2018’s Casting News to a close! We hope you’ve enjoyed following along with us as we’ve explored all things related to the wizarding world and J.K. Rowling. Check back with us next week as we ring in the new year with the first Castium Revelio of 2019! To you and yours, happy new year!