Speaking of New #RichardArmitage Projects . . .

Audible just announced a new audio book narration by Richard Armitage. That’s something to look forward to, if you don’t mind not watching him – but what else is there?

Upcoming performances we know about are Ocean’s 8  to be released in early June, My Zoe, the Julie Delpy film which seems like a supporting role and is probably well over a year away, and  a supporting role in The Lodge, a horror/psychological thriller, which is also probably a year away. Both films might languish in No Distribution Land and might have limited release, if any.  Currently, there’s the hugely disappointing and for me, slow as Hell, Wolverine podcast, where one can actually count Armitage’s lines in each episode. That leaves the likely probability of another season of Berlin Station. From my point of view, while I love watching him weekly for 10 weeks ( or 9, as the case might be), the show has been mediocre, the character is still a pretty blank slate and I feel a sort of resentment that filming it has maybe deprived him of some better stuff.

Right now, there’s nothing new on the horizon that we know about, though it’s possible audio books may drop like flies.

Maybe the exposure he enjoys in Ocean’s 8, in a comedy role, will make a difference. Though he has a supporting role, he’s one of the only men in the film ( aside from James Corden) and even though the role is supporting and the focus is on the all star woman heist team, from all accounts, it appears that the plot and the motive behind the heist, all revolve around his character. So we’ll see.

Meanwhile, the landscape is barren, and we wait.

Strike Back. Screenshot from RichardArmitageNet.Com



Didn’t He Say He Wouldn’t Do Horror?

I’m certain some Richard Armitage fans whose memories or actual files are archival can find the quotes from interviews – but didn’t Richard Armitage once claim he wouldn’t work in the horror genre? And didn’t he then distinguish Hannibal from more traditional horror? And Sleepwalker, which wasn’t strictly horror.

It just seems to me that on the heels of Wanderlust, and while waiting quite impatiently to learn of his next stage appearance – if it still exists – this announcement of a non-starring role in a horror film is, well, unsettling.  Right now, we have some audio works to look forward to, and Ocean’s 8. No one knows about My Zoe, though I think it will film – but will he still be available? So, there’s no new film on the horizon except this one.

It’s horror-ble.



New Projects #RichardArmitage portrays a Jew

story here.  Thanks to the RA German Board for the photos and Guylty for the links.

One way or another, Richard Armitage can’t get away from tattoos.

Alas, this might be the only work of his I pass on. I’m off Holocaust works. But, we’ll see.

I think this is only the second time we’ve seen him in red.
I thought I recalled another one out there without a shirt, but if so, I couldn’t find it.

Pithy New Den of Geek #RichardArmitage Interview


Lots of new take-aways from this interview.

While the interview was a promo for Dr. Jekel and Mr. Hyde, the conversation touched a number of subjects and projects.

Of interest to me was the hint that Richard Armitage might have a substantial role in promoting Ocean’s 8 along with the all star female cast.It was also good to hear ( even if not completely true) that he has learned to enjoy the promotional aspects of a big film.


 I worked on Ocean’s 8 at the beginning of this year, which will be premiering in June next year, so I’ll be back in that cycle of a big movie junket. It’s interesting because you put as much effort in to working a film, as you do making a film and I used to really dislike that side of it, but I actually love it now, because the time when you actually get out and come face to face with the fans – sometimes with independent movies they go to festivals and they get a limited release and you don’t always get to sort of meet people and talk about the project as much, so in that respect I could talk about The Hobbit for the rest of my life because I had such a good time doing it.

Also, it looks as if Macbeth with Yaël Farber is no longer a consideration because of the swell of Macbeth productions, so, good news ( I think) they are back to considering something based on an ancient Greek play. While working with Farber again seems like a definite plan, details seem vague and unformed as yet.

Also the news that he was seriously up for a role in Peter Jackson’s  production of Mortal Engines.

  I was  very close to working with Peter Jackson and Philippa Boyens and Fran Walsh this year on Christian Rivers’ latest movie (Mortal Engines), but I couldn’t quite make it work, because of Berlin Station, but I know that I’ll work with them again in the future and I’ll be back in New Zealand at some point, so The Hobbit has left such a legacy with me, that it’s sort of a little beating heart that I’ll always be grateful for.

Unfortunately ( very) Berlin Station got in the way.

It seems like his Bridget Cleary project is still just a future dream. He also says he’ll be filming in Moscow, though I couldn’t figure out which project to which this referred.

I also wonder whether another Mike Bartlett piece might be in the works. By all accounts, it seems to me that the two have developed a friendship and they have the success of Love,Love,Love to ground them.

Finally! #RichardArmitage listed in Castlevania Cast