RUMOR: Michael Fassbender To Play NEMESIS Alongside Liam Neeson As Blake Morrow?

A new rumor indicates that Fox are now actively pursuing Liam Neeson as Blake Morrow and are in talks with X-Men: First Class star Michael Fassbender for Nemesis. A possible start date for production has also been mentioned. Hit the jump for details.

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By Josh Wilding - 2/1/2012


Cosmic Book News claim to have received some reliable info in regards to the long talked about adaptation of Mark Millar and Steve McNiven's Nemesis. Here is an excerpt of what they were told. As with any rumour, it is of course best if you take the following with a pinchful of salt for the time being.

Thanks to Joe Carnahan building interest in the movie, the studio are once again ramping up production especially after the enthusiastic fan response. 

They ARE considering Liam Neeson and are now in early talks with Michael Fassbender for Nemesis.
 
However, X-Men: First Class 2 and Neeson's ongoing knee problems may mean it won't go into production until late 2013.


They add that the studio is "very" keen on casting the Golden Globe nominated actor (Shame) and there has indeed been a renewed interest in the movie since The Grey director Joe Carnahan expressed his interest in the project (and casting Liam Neeson as Blake Morrow) while promoting that film. Whether these dates are in fact reliable, thereby giving us an indication of when we'll see X-Men: First Class 2, remains to be seen.



CIVIL WAR? Nothing. KICK-ASS? A warmup. What if the smartest, toughest costumed bad ass in the world was totally evil? Meet Nemesis. He's systematically been destroying the lives of every police chief in Asia, and he's now set his sights on Washington, DC. Between you and me, the police don't have a chance. Do not miss the book that EVERYONE will be talking about by the creative team that made CIVIL WAR the biggest book of the decade. [Amazon]



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CraptainAmerica - 2/1/2012, 8:16 AM
This is incredible news!
RunDTC - 2/1/2012, 8:20 AM
spooky....just read it for the first time last night.
KaneVonDoom - 2/1/2012, 8:33 AM
This movie would be a huge game changer for CBMs. Awesome news. Hope it gets made.
MovieMaster - 2/1/2012, 8:34 AM
What's Nemesis about?
SuperSomething616 - 2/1/2012, 8:44 AM
Yes please...
TheManWithBigEars - 2/1/2012, 9:00 AM
Haha, ur presence n name gave me a nice chuckle @grif[frick]edgusto
this is cool shit though, Fassbender should b the next Batman too
MassExecutions - 2/1/2012, 9:07 AM
I didn't entirely enjoy what I've read of the comic, but I'm not gonna lie, this would be awesome.
blazebyrne - 2/1/2012, 9:11 AM
Here's hoping they unretardify the story, it started pretty good but quickly descended into utter nonsense that was so bad, it read like Charles Manson's Batman fan fiction.
MassExecutions - 2/1/2012, 9:13 AM
Blazebyrne gets 10 points for that description.
BmanHall - 2/1/2012, 9:13 AM
Good rumor. Hope it's true.
Durango95 - 2/1/2012, 9:14 AM
Fassbender and Neeson wold be great. I would actually spend money to see it if they were involved.
sexfoodcomics - 2/1/2012, 9:19 AM
Holy crap is that casting is correct this will be the freaking best movie ever. Just keep it rated R
sarahsatire - 2/1/2012, 9:24 AM
OH MY... I hope this happens. Damn rumors have a habit of getting my hopes up just to let me down.
GUNSMITH - 2/1/2012, 9:26 AM
PERFECT CASTING IF ITS TRUE
HelaGood - 2/1/2012, 9:26 AM
rumor rumor rumor rumor rumor

Dmon - 2/1/2012, 9:32 AM
@HelaGood LOL She is so ugly she has the face of Bruce Willis.
Maia87 - 2/1/2012, 9:34 AM
Hey guys. Comic book artist AL RIO passed away. He hanged himself. Please write a news.
HelaGood - 2/1/2012, 9:39 AM
@Dmon LOL!! yeah sucks for her!!! she has her mom's eyes... but everything else belongs to her dad.
crazyray - 2/1/2012, 9:55 AM
@Intruder- I had ZERO [frick]ing interest in Nemesis the comic until i just watched that. Where in the hell did that come from?

Anyone verify Nemesis a worthy buy for my hard earned $$ or is it more Millarworld shit?
AlexDeLarge87 - 2/1/2012, 9:59 AM
Liam Neeson VS Michael Fassbender

Perfect!:)

If they doesnt get Fassbender i say Patrick Wilson.
RyanLantern77 - 2/1/2012, 10:01 AM
Holy shit that would be dope
AlexDeLarge87 - 2/1/2012, 10:06 AM
Intruder@ Intense! :)
ThaMessenger07 - 2/1/2012, 10:11 AM
Guess he didn't like you much Yoss, he usually just plays it off....
LAWLZY96 - 2/1/2012, 10:12 AM
Laim Neeson VS Michael Fassbender would be really awesome, but they will have to really change the story around for it to work for me. The concept of an evil Batman-like character was really cool...but in execution its just Mark Millar dicking around.

@Crazyray not worth it in my opinion. It has its moments of awesome, but all of them are right there in that video.
tron21full - 2/1/2012, 10:17 AM
Micheal fassbender and liam neesom? Id watch it
HelaGood - 2/1/2012, 10:20 AM
@Redbackspider that would be Rumor Willis...
LucasMend - 2/1/2012, 10:23 AM
Anything that has Neeson is great for me. plus Fassbender?

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CherryBomb - 2/1/2012, 10:28 AM
Fassbender ... take me please!



He's such a great actor! <3
ManOfKrypton - 2/1/2012, 11:05 AM
Great casting choice!
PaulRom - 2/1/2012, 11:24 AM
Hope it's true. Fassbender and Neeson in the same film would be awesome.
marvel72 - 2/1/2012, 11:25 AM
this would be one great bit of casting.
Ghostfire - 2/1/2012, 12:06 PM
Liam & Fassbender.. [frick] Yeah!!

@Cherrybomb
Simma Down Now!!
Checkmate - 2/1/2012, 12:58 PM
YESYESYESYESYES!
freakybatman - 2/1/2012, 1:11 PM
Wow, that would be fantastic casting.
EditNinja - 2/1/2012, 1:32 PM
Rumour or no rumour - it's great casting!
Bandrews1 - 2/1/2012, 1:37 PM
It would really be cool if this turned out to be true. Neeson and Fassbender in a movie together would be awesome.
balegirlbrazil - 2/1/2012, 1:53 PM
Hope it's true. Fassbender and Neeson in the same film would be awesome.[2]
xXkryptoniteXx - 2/1/2012, 1:58 PM
Awesome but what about him being magneto??? For xmen??? Does he have time??? Of course, I guess but will the performance be there for two different roles??? I doubt it
whoa123 - 2/1/2012, 3:18 PM
Yes please! CAST THEM NOW!
OptimusPrime83 - 2/1/2012, 6:18 PM
Cool ...

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