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Casting: Riverdale gets two Consuelos to play one Hiram, Come Away adds a pair, Marvel vets reportedly going Sonic

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Aug 10, 2018

How many members of the real Consuelos family does it take to play one fictional Hiram Lodge? If you’re talking about casting for Riverdale’s upcoming third season, you might be seeing double: Michael Consuelos, son of Riverdale’s Mark Consuelos (and Kelly Ripa, if you’re curious), is reportedly set to play the younger version of Hiram in The CW’s promised flashback episode as work on Season 3 gets underway.

Entertainment Weekly reports that Consuelos the younger has signed on to play the teenage version of the wealthy, villainous Lodge, who reached an uneasy truce with Veronica as Season 2 drew to a close. 

Details on the upcoming flashback, announced at this year’s Comic-con, are still virtually nonexistent, but we do know there’s a mutally-concealed event from the grown-ups’ shared past that the flashback is set to explore.“There’s a secret that they are harboring,” Skeet Ulrich told EW, which likened the dreadful event to “an I Know What You Did Last Summer-esque twist.”

At least the real-life father-and-son duo promises to serve up a believable likeness for Lodge’s screen time as a teenager. Riverdale, and the two Hiram Lodges with it, returns to The CW beginning Oct. 10.


Over on the big screen, Angelina Jolie and David Oyelowo’s Come Away has just entered production while picking up a pair of new cast members, according to Deadline. The fantasy flick, which reimagines an alternate backstory for Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan as brother and sister, has reportedly just added Anna Chancellor (The Crown) and Clarke Peters (The Wire) for yet-to-be-named roles. Jolie and Oyelowo play Rose and Jack, Alice and Peter’s parents.

Shooting on the fairy tale prequel has reportedly just gotten underway in Britain, with production moving back to the U.S. after the current seven-week UK stint is finished. Fred Films and Oyelowo’s Yoruba Saxon Productions, which are producing the movie, haven’t revealed a release date.


Finally, Sonic the Hedgehog reportedly is adding a pair of familiar faces to its swelling live action movie cast. Collider is reporting that MCU veterans Adam Pally (Iron Man 3) and Neal McDonough (Captain America: The First Avenger) will join the upcoming screen adaptation for the iconic SEGA mascot.

The report doesn’t specify what roles the pair may play. The titular blue hedgehog will be voiced by Ben Schwartz (who voiced BB-8 in Star Wars: The Force Awakens), with other big names including Jim Carrey, James Marsden, and Tika Sumpter already on board.

Directed by Jeff Fowler, Paramount Pictures’ live action-CGI hybrid is set to ring into theaters on Nov. 15 of next year.