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Yesterday, we were treated to the fantastic news that Sam Mendes will be returning to direct the tentatively titled "Bond 24," which is due in theaters on November 6, 2015, and it got us thinking.

Who would we cast in the next Bond movie if we had to pick today?

There are only so many roles that a 007 movie has to fill out for every installment, so for fun, we cobbled together a quick cast as we start to look forward to Fall 2015. Check it out below!


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"The Lord of the Rings" is the next LEGO franchise to get its own video game, and if the trailer is any indication, it looks like a lot of fun.

Also, sharks attack, and Idris Elba raps in Dailies!


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Idris Elba Pacific Rim

The mystery surrounding Guillermo del Toro's latest project, "Pacific Rim," has been maddening for a few reasons. Considering the talent involved (del Toro, Elba, and Day), we're going to want to know as much as possible about the film. Also, every glimpse we do get of the futuristic "monsters versus robots" movie just makes us want to see it more, like the newest picture of Elba in his costume.

The latest information comes from del Toro, himself, in an interview with Total Film (via In the interview, the director describes not only the scope of the monster attack, but runs down a few of the big brawls we can expect to see on screen.

Learn more after the jump!


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It's official: Joel Kinnaman will star as the title character in the upcoming remake of "RoboCop." In other casting news, Emmy Rossum heads to "Beautiful Creatures" and Olivia Williams joins "The Seventh Son."

It's March 5, and you're tuning in for today's casting call.


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Stringer Bell. John Luther. Heimdall. Add Moreau to the mix, and you're looking at some of "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance" actor Idris Elba's most recognizable roles to date. But the British actor is more than just a pretty face on the big screen. Indeed, Elba's true passion may very well lie in the realm of fitness instruction... particularly when it involves whipping journalists into superhero shape.

Elba did exactly that in the latest edition of After Hours, turning MTV Movies reporter Josh Horowitz into... well, we don't want to spoil the surprise. Exercise your own capacity for fitness in this instructional video with Elba and Horowitz below.


Idris Elba is one of the hardest working people in Hollywood right now. The British actor is juggling promoting roles in "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance" and "Prometheus" with his filming schedule on Guillermo del Toro's "Pacific Rim," and Elba continues to add new projects like "Thor 2."

While promoting "Ghost Rider," MTV News was able to chat with Elba and ask him about "Pacific Rim," a film that we're very excited about here but don't know too much about. Del Toro previously teased that the movie will involve "top-notch monsters," and Elba confirmed that will be the case. That being said, these baddies will be big, but not similar specifically to Godzilla, as was once rumored.

"It's hard to say. Godzilla would throw out the wrong sort of image, I think. We are talking about some big MF-ers," Elba teased.


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There's plenty of mystery surrounding the impending release of "Prometheus." The trailer did nothing to clear the air about the movie's plot or connection to the "Alien" franchise, and all of the film's stars have been doing their best to keep it that way.

Needless to say, when MTV News recently caught up with star Idris Elba, no one expected him to give much more information than what is already out there. And that's exactly what he did, though I'm pretty sure he's downplaying how significant his role is in the movie.

"There's a ship and I fly it. That's it! It doesn't get any more interesting than that," Elba teased of his character, the captain of the ship at the heart of the film.


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Abigail Spencer

A "Mad Men" star is the first actress on board for the upcoming Joss Whedon-written film "In Your Eyes." Meanwhile, a trio of big-name actors are lending their voices to "Madagascar 3," Chris Evans is considering joining Bong Joon-Ho's domestic debut and Idris Elba confirms his return to the "Thor" franchise in "Thor 2."

It's January 17, and you're tuning into today's casting call.


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Natalie DormerButton up your overcoats, because winter is coming back already.

Though the first season of "Game of Thrones" just ended, casting on season two has already begun. Entertainment Weekly has the news that "Tudors" actress Natalie Dormer has landed the significant role of Margaery Tyrell in the show's second seasons. Though she initially has a smaller role in the books, Margaery becomes a crucial character in "Storm of Swords" and "Feast For Crows," presumably the basis for seasons three and four.

In the casting news after the jump, find out who replaced Michael Fassbender in Danny Boyle's "Trance," which "Thor" star has been cast as the lead in "Pacific Rim," and what two exciting films Ryan Gosling has lined up.


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Leonardo DiCaprioHe nearly starred in "Inglourious Basterds" as the vicious Hans Landa, and now, Leonardo DiCaprio is getting another crack at Quentin Tarantino's signature brand of gory glory.

Deadline reports that DiCaprio is in early talks to star as villainous plantation owner Calvin Candie in "Django Unchained," Tarantino's upcoming Western that also features a role for Christoph Waltz. His casting is considered a likelier bet than Will Smith's, who is frequently mentioned as a top contender for the title role. Now, Deadline is hearing names like Idris Elba, Jamie Foxx and Chris Tucker as possibilities for the coveted role of Django.

Get the rest of today's big casting news after the jump!


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