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Casting: Amber Tamblyn joins Y; Supergirl deputizes Sam Witwer; Spider-Man sequel adds possible Chamelon; more

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Jul 18, 2018

For this rather busy edition of our casting roundup, we’ve got some news on Y: The Last Man, Supergirl, Spider-Man: Far From Home, and Future Man. So, what are we waiting for?

First up, just after learning that Diane Lane and Barry Keoghan were cast in the pilot for FX’s upcoming adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra’s post-apocalyptic sci-fi comic series Y: The Last Man, Deadline is reporting that Amber Tamblyn is also joining the cast of Y (looks like they’re dropping the “The Last Man” part for the series). 

Tamblyn (House, The Grudge 2, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) will play Mariette Callows, the president’s daughter who has been groomed for a career in politics and to uphold her father’s conservative values. Tamblyn joins a cast that includes Lane, Keoghan, Imogen Poots, Lashana Lynch, Juliana Canfield, and Marin Ireland.

Published by DC Comics/Vertigo, Y: The Last Man is a 60-issue comic book series launched in 2002 that tells the story of Yorick Brown (Keoghan), the last man in a world now consisting solely of women.

Writers Michael Green (American Gods, Blade Runner 2049, Logan) and Aïda Mashaka Croal (Luke Cage) will serve as showrunners and executive producers for the FX series.

(via Deadline)


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Sam Witwer (Credit: Tim Sabatino)

Next, over at The CW, Sam Witwer will join Supergirl’s fourth season as a series regular, Entertainment Weekly is reporting. The Smallville and Star Wars: Rebels star will play the role of DC Comics character Agent Liberty.

In the series, Agent Liberty is the founder of Children of Liberty, a hate group that supports a human-first world order. So, a bad guy, we’re to assume...?  

Witwer, who played Doomsday in the eighth season of Smallville, isn’t the first Smallville alum that Supergirl has snagged. Erica Durance, who played Lois Lane for seven seasons, recurs as Kara’s mother Alura Zor-El, and Laura Vandervoort, who played Supergirl on Smallville, guest-starred as Indigo in Season 1.

Supergirl returns Sunday, Oct. 14, at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

(via EW)  


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Meanwhile, the cast for Spider-Man: Far From Home continues to grow. Numan Acar has come aboard Sony/Marvel’s Spider-Man sequel, according to Deadline.  

Apart from the fact that his character’s name is Dimitri, little is known about Acar’s role. And although it would be irresponsible to speculate, we will note that there is a supervillain of Spidey’s in the comics named the Chameleon, whose alter ego is Dmitri Smerdyakov. Hmmmmm…

Regardless, Acar joins a cast that includes J.B. Smoove and possibly Jake Gyllenhaal, who’s in talks to play Mysterio.

Tom Holland will return as our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, with Michael Keaton, Zendaya, and Marisa Tomei also expected to reprise their roles from Spider-Man: Homecoming. Jon Watts returns to the directing chair and is working from a script by Erik Sommers and Chris McKenna. 

Spider-Man: Far From Home is set to swing into theaters on July 5, 2019.

(via Deadline)  


And finally, Sara Amini (Veep, Modern Family) and Rati Gupta (Better Things) have landed recurring roles on the second season of Hulu’s sci-fi comedy Future Man. Although details about the second season are scarce, Deadline is reporting that Amini and Gupta will play Thimble and Rake, members of a family group that Wolf (Derek Wilson) joins due to a case of mistaken identity.

Written by Kyle Hunter and Ariel Shaffir and executive-produced by Matt Tolmach, Future Man is a comedy centered on janitor/gamer/loser Josh Futterman (Josh Hutcherson), tasked with saving the world by two post-apocalyptic soldiers from the future.

Season 1 of Future Man is currently available on Hulu.

(via Deadline)