Benedict Cumberbatch in Sherlock

After much speculation and a ton of unconfirmed reports, Marvel has finally officially announced that Benedict Cumberbatch will play Doctor Strange. We first got word that the Sherlock/Star Trek Into Darkness star was in talks to play the Sorcerer Supreme back in October. Cumberbatch got involved after Joaquin Phoenix dropped out. It seemed like each day brought a new rumor about a potentialDoctor Strange lead. Names like Ethan HawkeJared LetoEwan McGregorMatthew McConaugheyColin FarrellJake Gyllenhaal, and Oscar Isaac were all floated as well. Days later Marvel announced a November 4th 2016 release date for Scott Derrickson-directed adaptation but did not make any casting announcements. And today Marvel confirms its a done deal – Benedict Cumberbatch will play Doctor Strange. Read the full Benedict Cumberbatch Doctor Strange press release after the jump.

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Ryan Reynolds Set for ‘Deadpool’

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Ryan Reynolds has been hoping to get a Deadpool movie off the ground for years, and this fall Fox finally granted his wish by announcing a Deadpool spinoff for 2016. What they didn’t confirm at the time was whether Reynolds would star — but it seems that’s now falling into place, too.

Fox is reportedly closing in on a deal with Reynolds for the movie, which will be directed by VFX specialist Tim Miller. Hit the jump for more on the Ryan Reynolds Deadpool deal. Read More »

‘Walking Dead’ Spinoff Casts Cliff Curtis as Male Lead

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AMC’s The Walking Dead spinoff has just found its male lead. Cliff Curtis, last seen in the Fox drama Gang Related, will play divorced dad Sean Cabrera. He joins Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam Carey, who were cast earlier this week. Hit the jump for more details on the Walking Dead spinoff Cliff Curtis casting.  Read More »

Ben-Hur Female Lead Goes to ‘Homeland’ Actress

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Timur Bekmambetov‘s Ben-Hur remake has a pretty good cast of guys lined up already, including Toby Kebbell, Pedro Pascal, Morgan Freeman, and Jack Huston in the title role. Now it may finally have found its female lead.

Homeland actress Nazanin Boniadi has just received an offer to play Esther, the part Gal Gadot was up for before scheduling conflicts forced her out. Hit the jump for more on the Ben-Hur Nazanin Boniadi casting.  Read More »

‘The Crow’ May Have Lost Luke Evans

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The Crow reboot got a new director yesterday, with Corin Hardy signing on to replace F. Javier Gutiérrez. Now it looks like the project may need a new star as well.

Asked whether The Crow was still moving ahead, Luke Evans responded, “It’s not, no.” Evans had been attached to the project since last year. Hit the jump for more on The Crow Luke Evans exit.  Read More »

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Noah Hawley is cozying up to a whole new cast for Fargo Season 2. Jeffrey Donovan and Rachel Keller are reportedly in talks to board the FX anthology series, while Nick Offerman has an offer out.

The next season of the Coen Brothers-inspired series will take place in 1979, with some of the Season 1 characters returning in younger iterations. More on the Fargo Season 2 casting after the jump.  Read More »

Pitch Perfect 2 Barden Bellas

Not only is Beca back for Pitch Perfect 2, so is her signature plastic cup. Also after the jump:

  • Felicity Jones will join Tom Hanks in Inferno
  • Mel Brooks signs on for Hotel Transylvania 2
  • Stephen Hawking would like to be a Bond baddie
  • The Paranormal Activity franchise is going 3D
  • The Wanted 2 script is still being written
  • The Rocky spinoff Creed is looking for extras
  • Silent Night, Bloody Night 2 is in the works
  • Tom Cruise has a close call while shooting M:I 5

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Andrew Scott in Sherlock

Sony, MGM, and Eon Productions will officially announce the cast and title of Bond 24 tomorrow. But in the meantime, here are two last casting rumors to keep you guessing.

A new story claims British actor Andrew Scott will play a villain in the new movie. Meanwhile, another source says Monica Bellucci may also be up for a part. Hit the jump for more on the Bond 24 Andrew Scott and Monica Belluci rumors.

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