LOST actor Daniel Dae Kim is set to board Summit’s The Divergent Series: Insurgent, the sequel to Divergent starring Shailene Woodley and Theo James.
The film will be directed by Robert Schwentke from a screenplay by Brian Duffield and Akiva Goldsman.
Insurgent will be released on March 20.
Per @divergent, DDK will be playing Candor’s Jack Kang.
Near the end of the film Emperor, Matthew Fox’s character imagines himself chasing the girl in a bamboo forest, then they lie down on the ground and look up at the sky. Look familiar?
According to a fan, “it was put in by the director Peter Webber as a shoutout to Losties who he talked to on Twitter when filming began…Peter asked us what iconic moment from LOST he could try to sneak in and we gave him a few options.”
Will Dominic Monaghan play a jedi in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII? Probably not, but the actor has talked to his LOST exec producer J.J. Abrams about appearing in the film.
“Give me a lightsaber, I’ll do anything.”
As expected, Monaghan also confirmed that the movie will feature unknown actors.
“We’ve talked a few times about it,” he said about a possible role. “(J.J. Abrams) said ‘We’re putting together a cast of unknowns. We want to follow the ’77 New Hope cast because obviously Harrison Ford wasn’t well known at that point, Mark Hamill wasn’t and Carrie Fisher wasn’t either.”
According to Monaghan, the director, whose also producing with Bryan Burk and Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy, doesn’t want a big star who distract audiences from the story.
“What he said was, ‘We don’t want to fall into that mistake of people going, ‘Oh, it’s that guy from that thing!’ and then you’re completely out of the Star Wars universe,’” he said.
Disney was tight-lipped about the upcoming Star Wars during its CinemaCon presentation on Wednesday. All Disney chairman Alan Horn said was that the film will be set “30 years after Episode 6″ and will feature a trio of young leads.
During his recent Reddit AMA, when asked what his dream movie to star in would be, he replied with two words: “Star Wars.”
Back in June, when asked if he was going to be involved in the upcoming Star Wars film, he replied: ”Well, I can’t answer that question. Ask J.J. Abrams, he’ll know.”
Josh Holloway addressed the Batman vs Superman casting rumors:
"It hasn’t been brought to my attention by my people, so maybe they’re just floating it softly around, but that would be cool! Sure, I think I’m available at the moment as we just wrapped up. I’m an actor, I like different roles. Batman movies are awesome, Marvel movies are awesome. But we’ll see, I’m on a series right now. I think they usually want to sign you up for several movies and I don’t know if you can do that when you’re committed to a series…" (via IGN)