Bartok (Morgan Freeman) reveals that his protege Raiden (Clive Owen) will inherit his lands in our exclusive clip from Last Knights, arriving in theaters and on VOD formats April 3. Set in a nameless feudal society, Last Knights tells the timeless tale of a fallen warrior and his enduring loyalty to the master who redeemed him from the despair of his dark past. The film follows Commander Raiden (Clive Owen) and his band of warriors as they wage battle against the corrupt ruler Geza Mott to avenge the unjust death of their honorable leader Lord Bartok (Morgan Freeman).
Commander Raiden was the living, breathing embodiment of the ancient code of the sword but the era of the warrior was ending as battle and honor were being replaced by stifling protocol and devious politics. After being summoned by the reigning Emperor's nefarious minister Geza Mott, Raiden's master, Lord Bartok, defiantly takes the journey to the capital city with his loyal soldiers accompanying him. During his visit, Lord Bartok is unjustly convicted of treason and ordered to be executed. The Bartok clan is thus stripped of their name and evicted from their lands, leaving Lord Bartok's family, as well as Raiden and his soldiers, in a state of forced exile. Raiden must then make a decision between his deep loyalties to Bartok and his own survival.Read More
Now that Marvel has confirmed actor Benedict Cumberbatch is the new Doctor Strange, the studio is focusing its casting efforts on finding the right actor to play The Ancient One. Latino Review reports that Morgan Freeman, Bill Nighy and Ken Watanabe are the studio's top candidates to play The Ancient One in this Marvel Phase Three adventure. It isn't clear at this point which of these actors is the front runner for the role.
It also isn't known how large of a role The Ancient One may have in this story, since we reported in August that Doctor Strange will not be an origin story, with Stephen Strange already established as a superhero. In the Marvel comics, The Ancient One is the previous Sorcerer Supreme, who serves as Strange's mentor. He also ends up training but ultimately rejecting Mordo, a character long rumored to be the villain in Doctor Strange. Whoever the bad guy may be, a rumor from last month suggested that the villain may be first introduced in the first Marvel Phase Three movie, Captain America: Civil War.Read More
Just one day after joining Universal's comedy sequel Ted 2, Morgan Freeman has signed on for a role in Paramount and MGM's Ben-Hur reboot.
Morgan Freeman is portraying Ildarin, the man who teaches the title character to become a champion chariot racer. The studios are reportedly close to finding the two main characters, Judah Ben-Hur and his former friend turned bitter rival Messalla. We reported last month that Tom Hiddleston was being courted to play Ben-Hur, but it remains unclear whether or not he will accept the role. It isn't known what other actors are in contention for these two main characters.Read More
Morgan Freeman has signed on for a pivotal role in the Universal Pictures comedy sequel Ted 2, alongside Mark Wahlberg and Amanda Seyfried.
While no specific story details have been given, insiders claim Morgan Freeman is playing an iconic civil rights lawyer who helps Ted (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) take care of some legal issues. Director Seth MacFarlane wanted a major star for this role, and he had reportedly been eyeing Morgan Freeman all along.Read More
Scarlett Johansson isn't the only star in director Luc Besson's action thriller Lucy. The superhuman woman gets international back-up from a worldwide ensemble of stellar talent, including Morgan Freeman, who plays Professor Norman. He helps guide Lucy as her mind begins to expand, acting as her guardian angel and teaching her how to harness her new powers after a bag of dangerous narcotics ruptures inside her stomach, giving her full capacity of her brain. Oldboy himself, Min-sik Choi, steps in as the villain, a powerful overlord who uses Lucy as his personal drug mule. And Amr Waked is a Paris police officer who decides to help Lucy against his better judgment. All three men are featured in a series of new images, which come along with a new banner dominated by Scarlett Johansson and her throbbing cerebral cortex.
A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.Read More
The Lego Movie has debuted a new character poster for Vitruvius, a wise and powerful God-like leader voiced by Morgan Freeman. You can join this tie-dyed spiritual hippy this February, as he sends everyman LEGO Emmet on a quest to save their world from an evil tyrant.
Morgan Freeman is the wise and powerful Vitruvius. #TheLEGOMoviepic.twitter.com/ku3cQok4Fx— The LEGO Movie (@TheLEGOMovie) November 11, 2013Read More
Millennium Films and Focus Features are teaming up for a sequel to this spring's Olympus Has Fallen entitled London Has Fallen, with Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman reprising their roles from the original.
The story takes the action to London, where U.S. President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart) attends the funeral of the British Prime Minister with his Secret Service head Mike Banning (Gerard Butler). They must team up again to save the day with a British MI6 agent when a terrorist plot unfolds. Angela Bassett and Radha Mitchell are also set to reprise their roles as Secretary of Defense Ruth McMillan and Leah.Read More