It’s been pretty much an opened upwards hugger-mugger only about town inward Wellington but Steven Lang has been publicly confirmed equally playing Shrike.
Lang is arguably near good known for playing Colonel Miles Quaritch inward Avatar but his recent plow equally Waldo inward The Bad Lands has been pretty good received.
Here’s Lang’s annunciation of his component via Twitter:
I’m a roll on a really cool component inward a really cool flick #MortalEngines #Shrike pic.twitter.com/t5gWgCoE6H
— Stephen Lang (@IAmStephenLang) June 27, 2017
Given that Avatar was filmed inward NZ inward nether Jim Cameron’s oculus inward Peter Jackson’s playground of Miramar, Lang would accept been good acquainted alongside Jackson too companionship too thence when looking for somebody who could convincingly play the ‘bad guy’ component of Shrike, they would accept known Lang to live on a practiced fit.
We were quite pleased when before this calendar month Mortal Engines writer Philip Reeve confirmed that the grapheme was called Shrike too non Grike equally is used inward the American publications of the Predator Cities Quartet.
Update: Shrike has non appeared inward either the teaser or the trailer. Christian Reeves too the marketing squad are clearly belongings the grapheme dorsum for quite a big reveal.