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Karl Urban Replaces Michael C. Hall in ‘Pete's Dragon’

Karl Urban Replaces Michael C. Hall in ‘Pete's Dragon’

Karl Urban has signed on to star in Disney's Pete's Dragon remake, replacing Michael C. Hall just weeks after he joined the cast earlier this month. No reason was given for Michael C. Hall's departure, or what character Karl Urban is now set to play. The actor joins a cast that already includes Oakes Fegley, Robert Redford, Bryce Dallas Howard, Wes Bentley and newcomer Oona Laurence.

The plot is based on Disney's 1977 live-action/animation hybrid of the same name, but the remake will discard all of the musical elements from the original. The story centers on young Pete (Oakes Fegley), who has been living in the woods with his massive pet dragon Elliot, after his parents died in a car accident. The remake is set in a logging village instead of a fishing town, with the logging company threatening to destroy the woods that Pete lives in.

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‘Dexter’ Star Michael C. Hall Joins ‘Pete's Dragon’

‘Dexter’ Star Michael C. Hall Joins ‘Pete's Dragon’

Just two days after Wes Bentley signed on for Disney's remake of Pete's Dragon, Dexter star Michael C. Hall has come onboard. While no character details were given, the actor joins a cast that includes newcomer Oakes Fegley as Pete, Robert Redford, Bryce Dallas Howard and Oona Laurence. Unlike the original Pete's Dragon, which debuted in 1977, the remake will remove all of the musical elements, although it still will be a live action/CGI hybrid, with the dragon Elliot portrayed through animation.

The remake is set in a logging village instead of a fishing village like the original, focusing on Pete, who lives in the woods with his pet dragon Elliot after his parents died in a car accident. His home forest is now being threatened by a logging company. Robert Redford is playing a local resident who tells stories about dragons that no one in town believes, similar to Mickey Rooney's Lampie in the original. Oona Laurence is playing the daughter of the mill owner, and there is speculation that Bryce Dallas Howard's character may be inspired by Helen Reddy's Nora from the original, a lighthouse keeper who is Lampie's daughter.

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‘Dexter’ Ending Explained by Star Michael C. Hall

‘Dexter’ Ending Explained by Star Michael C. Hall

It's been well over a year since Showtime's hit series Dexter aired its final episode, and some fans are still upset with the show's controversial ending. Be warned, there will be spoilers for the series finale below, if you still haven't caught up with the show, so read on at your own risk. This is your last chance to turn away. If you're still with us, keep reading.

Showtime executives defended the finale back in January, with executive producer John Goldwyn also revealing that it was Showtime's mandate to keep Dexter alive, although they "never even discussed the idea of killing him." Showtime president David Nevins also teased that the network may be developing a spin-off that would include Michael C. Hall returning as the title character. The actor himself said in May that he has no interest in returning as Dexter Morgan in the immediate future.

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‘Dexter’ Star Michael C. Hall Interested in ‘Daredevil’ Netflix Series

‘Dexter’ Star Michael C. Hall Interested in ‘Daredevil’ Netflix Series

The 43-year-old actor is the right age to play blind lawyer-turned-vigilante Matt Murdock, and he is said to have "the right obscurity" that Marvel wants when finding actors for their projects, even though the actor has become well known for playing the title character for eight years on Showtime's Dexter.

It isn't known what kind of long-term plan Netflix has for Daredevil and their other Marvel shows Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. Each of these individual series consist of 13-episode seasons right now, before all of these characters team up in The Defenders mini-series.

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‘Dexter’ Star Michael C. Hall Wanted as ‘Daredevil’ in Netflix Series?

‘Dexter’ Star Michael C. Hall Wanted as ‘Daredevil’ in Netflix Series?

Last month, Marvel confirmed that production will begin this summer on their four Netflix TV shows, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist, which will lead into The Defenders mini-series. Despite production starting in just a few short months, we haven't heard anything about casting for any of these shows, until now. The Marvel Cinematic Universe Facebook fan page and the Comic Book Cast podcast are reporting that Dexter star Michael C. Hall is being considered to play Matt Murdock in the Daredevil series, which is set to debut in 2015.

This report hasn't been confirmed by Marvel, but, as Comic Book Cast points out, the 43-year-old Michael C. Hall is at the right age to play this blind Hell's Kitchen lawyer-turned crime-fighting vigilante, and, while he certainly has achieved a level of fame from playing Dexter Morgan for the past eight years, he has "the right obscurity" that Marvel looks for when casting their projects.

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Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter Square Off in a ‘Dexter’ Season 7 Photo

Dexter returns to Showtime with Season 7 on Sunday, September 30 at 9 PM ET with Episode 8.01: Are You...?. Today we have the first photo from this new season, that reveals Debra (Jennifer Carpenter) confronting her adopted brother Dexter (Michael C. Hall) in the aftermath of last season's shocking finale.

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‘Dexter’ Renewed for Season 7 and 8 on Showtime

Showtime has ordered two more seasons of its award-winning, top-rated drama series Dexter, starring Golden Globe award-winning actor Michael C. Hall, it was announced today by David Nevins, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc. On the heels of Hall and Showtime closing a new, two season deal for Hall to return to the series, production will begin on season seven in 2012 in Los Angeles. Seasons seven and eight will consist of 12 episodes each.

The Emmy-nominated Dexter opened its sixth season in October and continues to earn impressive ratings, most recently delivering its fifth consecutive week of growth. Season-to-date, the series is averaging 5.12 million weekly viewers on all platforms (including On Demand, replays and DVR), making it the highest rated season yet. Season six of Dexter is executive produced by John Goldwyn, Sara Colleton, Scott Buck, Manny Coto and Michael C. Hall.

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‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Dexter’ Face Cancellation

Both hit shows are under fire from Fox and Showtime to lower their budgets next season or they may come to an end.