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We’re back here again. It’s been a week full of rumors, as talk swirls about who will be in WB’s next DC movie, Suicide Squad, and whether or not Jena Malone is in Batman v Superman. (As it turns out, she is.) On the Marvel side the talk has all been about Doctor Strange. While we once thought Joaquin Phoenix might sign to star in the picture, he moved on. Other names have been floated, with Keanu Reeves coming up more and more often. Another new one is in the mix: Colin Farrell. How could Farrell be Strange if he also has a full season of True Detective to shoot? Timing is everything.

Update:┬áLike John Wick going after his enemies, Keanu Reeves has started to kill rumor talk about Doctor Strange, saying he hasn’t been approached. We have his quotes after the original story below.

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Avengers Robert Downey Jr. Cube

It’s not unheard of for actors to take home souvenirs from their projects — whether by stealing props from the set, buying them from the production company, or receiving them as gifts. But Robert Downey Jr.‘s memento from The Avengers definitely ranks up there in terms of uniqueness.

Downey reportedly received the 30-foot-tall “A” from the Stark Tower shot at the end of the 2012 movie, after asking for it as a joke. Guess he’s never heard of the saying “Be careful what you wish for.” Hit the jump for more on the Robert Downey Jr Avengers A.

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Paul Rudd Helped Adam McKay Rewrite ‘Ant-Man’

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When Edgar Wright left Marvel’s Ant-Man, the amount of speculation and discussion was crazy. Eventually, Peyton Reed was hired as the director after a rewrite by none other than Adam McKay. McKay, a big comic book fan, is best known for crazy comedies like Anchorman and Step Brothers, so him coming on to the film was a pretty big leap. How did that happen? Well, now we have a few more details.

Once Wright left, the film’s star – Paul Rudd – called McKay and asked him to do a rewrite. He agreed and Rudd himself helped him with the writing. Yes, for the first time (in a while) we have a Marvel Studios movie co-written by the star himself. Read more from McKay about the Ant Man script below. Read More »

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 director

In the U.S., Guardians of the Galaxy was universally well-liked. It got a 91% on the Tomatometer and an A rating from Cinemascore, not to mention over $300 million in domestic box office sales. But that hasn’t been the case in China, where it opened to mixed responses from critics and audiences alike last weekend.

It’s not that the Chinese are immune to Groot’s charms. (Duh, who could be?) Rather, it’s because poorly translated subtitles are ruining the jokes. Hit the jump for more on the bad Guardians of the Galaxy Chinese subtitles.

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Superhero Movie Release Dates

Over the next five and a half years, there are 10 DC Comics movies, 10 Marvel Studios movies, and 10 Marvel movies from Fox and Sony on the calendar. With today’s new announcements, I thought now was as good a time as any to take a look at the future of the comic book movie landscape. Hit the jump to find a comprehensive calendar of superhero movie release dates tracking the announced comic book movie adaptations up to the year 2020.

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Doctor Strange

For a while there, it looked like the Doctor Strange casting rumors were finally coming to a rest. Then Joaquin Phoenix decided he didn’t want to do the movie after all. That sent Marvel back to square one, and the rest of us gossiping and speculating all over again about who might get the part.

A couple weeks ago, we got word Ethan Hawke was up for the role, and yesterday we heard Ewan McGregor was being looked at as well. Now a new report reveals several more names on the shortlist: Matthew McConaughey, Jake Gyllenhaal, Oscar Isaac, and Jared Leto (again). Hit the jump for all the latest Doctor Strange shortlist.

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Monday, a massive piece of Marvel’s Phase Three fell into place as Robert Downey Jr. joined the cast of Captain America 3. Today, another major piece is continuing to take shape.

Marvel Studio’s Doctor Strange, directed by Scott Derrickson, is expected to be released July 8, 2016. It’s also expected to shoot in London beginning in 2015. What they’re missing is a star. Joaquin Phoenix was close to signing until that fell through and Marvel found themselves back at square one. Now, the latest name to be rumored for the goatee and cape is Ewan McGregor.

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avengers 3 director

The massive news that Robert Downey Jr. will play Tony Stark in Captain America 3 answered a bunch of burning questions about the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It gave us our overall storyline for Phase 3: Civil War. It tells us when Marvel will bring Iron Man back again: not Iron Man 4, but in Cap 3. And it tells us the directors of Captain America 3, Joe and Anthony Russo, are very well liked and trusted at Marvel Studios.

Which is why, along with the Downey Jr. news, rumors began to swirl that the Russo Brothers are in line to direct Avengers 3 and maybe even Avengers 4 if Joss Whedon decides not to return. Below, read more about the Avengers 3 director news and how Phase 3 and 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are shaping up, Read More »

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