Maximiliano Hernandez to Star in Disney’s Film “Stargirl”

Maximiliano Hernandez is the head of the classroom…

The 45-year-old Latino actor has landed a role in Disney’s feature Stargirl.

Maximiliano Hernandez

The film, which will be released on Disney’s forthcoming streaming platform, stars Grace VanderWaal as the titular character and Graham Verchere as Leo.

Julia Hart is directing the film from a script written by Kristin Hahn. Based on Jerry Spinelli’s young adult novel of the same title, the story follows Leo Borlock who, in a world where the spaces grow bigger even as they get smaller, meets Stargirl Caraway, a bright, authentic light who breaks through the sea of teenage confusion.

Hernandez will play Mr. Rabineau, a teacher at the kids’ school.

Filming will begin this month in New Mexico.

Hernandez’s credits include portraying Agent Jasper Sitwell in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including Thor, The Avengers and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Brühl Cast in Marvel Studios’ “Captain America: Civil War”

Prepare to Marvel at Daniel Brühl

The 36-year-old half Spanish actor and Golden Globe nominee has joined the cast of 2016’s Captain America: Civil War.

Daniel Brühl

In a statement accompanying Marvel Studios’ announcement, studio president Kevin Feige cited the actor’s “ability to deliver intense, nuanced performances” as the reason behind his joining a cast that already includes Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr. and Chadwick Boseman, making his Marvel debut as the Black Panther ahead of the 2017 solo feature for the character.

Jeremy Renner has also been rumored to be attached to the project.

No details have been given about the character Brühl will play in the film, to be directed by Captain America: The Winter Soldier‘s Joe and Anthony Russo, beyond the fact that he’ll play the villain in the movie — a potential break from the original Civil War comic series, which features pits Captain America and Iron Man against each other without a villain behind it all.

Brühl’s previous credits include his critically acclaimed performance in Rush, as well as 7 Days in Havana and Inglourious Basterds.

Captain America: Civil War is scheduled for a May 6, 2016 release.

Leto to Portray Doctor Strange in Marvel’s Film Adaptation?

Jared Leto may be taking on his strangest role yet in the near future…

The 42-year-old part-Spanish actor/singer is reportedly being eyed by Marvel to star in Scott Derrickson-directed film adaptation of the comic book Doctor Strange.

Jared Leto

Leto is on the list of possible candidates to play Stephen Strange, according to Badass Digest.

Unlike many other superheroes who gained their powers from super serum, gamma radiations or their alien roots, Strange got his from mystical origins. The arrogant and selfish surgeon seeks a conventional healing in Tibet after his hands were damaged in a car accident. He becomes a Sorcerer Supreme a.k.a. Marvel Universe’s greatest protector against magical peril.

The character recently got a shout-out in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Johnny Depp was previously linked to portray the former surgeon in the comic book adaptation.

Leto earned an Academy Award forhis critically acclaimed portrayal of a transgender woman in Dallas Buyers Club.

Leto recently said, “I’m looking at scripts and reading scripts,” when discussing his first post-Oscar project.

“[It’s] interesting because I didn’t read scripts for years before Dallas Buyers Club,” he told the Associated Press. “But now you have opportunities to work with people that you really respect or admire, people whose work has been inspiring and influential.”

The lead singer of 30 Seconds to Mars also talked about his interest to follow the likes of Ben Affleck who moved from acting to directing, “I think that would be really great. And when I have the right story to tell I’ll certainly do that.”

Diaz’s “The Other Woman” Takes Down Captain America at the Box Office

Cameron Diaz is a Woman on top…

Fox‘s comedy The Other Woman, starring the 41-year-old half-Cuban American actress, dominated the final weekend before the official start of the summer box office, registering a strong $24.7 million debut from 3,205 theaters after a long dry spell for femme-fueled fare.

The Other Woman

Other Woman — teaming Diaz opposite Leslie Mann and Kate Upton — unseated Captain America: The Winter Soldier from the top spot at the North American box office after it dominated the chart for three consecutive weekends.

Overseas, the comedy took in $12.8 million from 31 markets for an early total of $20.6 million and global cume of $45.3 million.

Sony‘s The Amazing Spider-Man 2was the big winner internationally, where it is opening ahead of its May 2 North American launch, amassing $67.2 million over the weekend for an early total of $132 million (Other Woman did narrowly beat the superhero movie in Australia, however, grossing $4.1 million).

Directed by Nick Cassavetes, Other Woman is a win for Diaz and could bode well for Sony’s July comedy Sex Tape, in which she stars opposite Jason Segel.

Other Woman stars Diaz, Mann and Upton as three jilted women determined to expose a philandering husband. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Nicki Minaj and Taylor Kinney also star in the $40 million movie, which earned a B+ CinemaScore. Females made up a whopping 75 percent of the audience, while 65 percent of ticket buyers were over the age of 25. Roughly 44 percent were between the ages of 18 to 24, a healthy showing.

“The combination of the three actresses and a fun movie really struck a chord,” said Fox senior vice president of domestic distribution Spencer Klein. 

Here are the top 10 estimates for the weekend of April 25-27 at the domestic box office:

Title, Weeks in Release/Theater Count, Studio, Weekend Total, Percentage Drop, Cume

1. The Other Woman, 1/3,205, Fox, $24.7 million.
2. Captain America: The Winter Soldier, 4/3,620, Disney/Marvel, $16 million, -37%, $224.9 million.
3. Heaven Is for Real, 2/2,705 Sony/TriStar, $13.8 million, -39%, $51.9 million.
4. Rio 2, 3/3,703, Fox/Blue Sky, $13.7 million, -38%, $96.2 million.
5. Brick Mansions, 1/2,647, Relativity/EuropaCorp, $9.6 million.
6. Transcendence, 2/3,455, Warner Bros./Alcon, $4.1 million, -62%, $18.5 million.
7. The Quiet Ones, 1/2,027, Lionsgate/Exclusive, $4 million.
8. Divergent, 6/2,066, Lionsgate/Summit, $3.6 million, -25%, $139.5 million.
9. Bears, 2/1,720, Disney, $3.6 million, -36%, $11.2 million.
10. A Haunted House 2, 2/2,310, Open Road/IM Global, $3.3 million, -63%, $14.2 million.

Hernandez to Star in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”

Maximiliano Hernandez has a superhero future ahead of him…

The 39-year-old Honduran-American actor will be reprising his role as Agent Jasper Sitwell in the Captain America sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Maximiliano Hernandez

Hernandez, who currently stars on FX’s spy drama series The Americans, also appeared in two of Marvel Studios’ other superhero flicks: Thor and The Avengers.

Hernandez’s other credits include appearances on the TV shows Ringer, The Closer and 24, as well as roles in the films Warrior, Pride and Glory and Hotel for Dogs.

The Joe and Anthony Russo-directed Captain America sequel, which will feature Chris Evans back in the titular role and Emily VanCamp as his new leading lady, will be released April 4, 2014.