Posted on Thursday, January 21st, 2016 by Jacob Hall
The cast Marvel Studios and director Scott Derrickson assembled for the upcoming Doctor Strange film was already stellar before they went and tossed another wonderful character actor into the mix. Benedict Wong, best known for playing NASA Jet Propulsion Lab director Bruce Ng in Ridley Scott’s The Martian, has joined the mystical superhero adventure as Wong, Stephen Strange’s manservant and right-hand-man.
Although the character of Wong will require Derrickson and his team to walk a very fine line, the casting of an actor as fine as, uh, Wong will surely give them a solid head start.
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Now that 2015 is over, we’re in a bit of a dead zone for movies with a lot of junk being dumped in January. Usually this period of disappointing options on the big screen lasts through February and into March, but for me, next month brings three of my 10 Most Anticipated Movies of 2016. But what about the rest of the year? Find out what other movies I’m looking forward to with the full list after the jump! Read More »
What is Smallville‘s Supergirl doing on CBS’s Supergirl? Which DC Comics superhero show will get a visit from Jonah Hex? Why can’t Stan Lee read comic books anymore? How will Agent Carter tie into Doctor Strange? How does the Supergirl and The Flash crossover seem even more likely now? All that and more on this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Monday, January 11th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
This is the best part of any year – the part where it’s young enough to have not let us down yet. Right now, 2016 is constructed entirely out of promise. We’re allowed to look on the bright side, to get excited, and to anticipate. The grumbling, the moaning, the nitpicking and the disappointment will come later. There are 12 months worth of movies waiting in the wings and a whole bunch of them look terrific.
So let’s not beat around the bush. These are my most anticipated movies of 2016. Come with me and share my excitement before the year decides to shatter it.
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Are we getting a first look at Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War this month? What does Kevin Feige have to say about the Dark Dimension in Doctor Strange? How many things are wrong with Ant-Man? What does Clark Gregg have to say about a Black Widow movie? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, January 7th, 2016 by Angie Han
It’s not especially difficult to picture Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange. He was a top fan-cast pick long before he was officially announced, and there are countless pieces of fan art floating out there in the ether already. But as of today, we no longer have to rely on the power of our imaginations. The first official image of Cumberbatch as the magical Marvel superhero has just been released, and you can check it out after the jump.
UPDATE (12/28/15): More images from Doctor Strange have just been revealed, and you can peruse them all after the jump. Plus, new info on Mads Mikkelsen‘s character.
UPDATE (1/7/16): High-res, watermark-free versions of the Doctor Strange stills have been revealed, and you can see them below.
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Posted on Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Every superhero has a place where they can take a load off, put up their feet, and get away from the world for a little while. Batman has the Batcave, Superman the Fortress of Solitude. Across the aisle, Thor can chill out in Asgard, Tony Stark in Avengers Tower, and Spider-Man in Aunt May’s second bedroom. However, the coolest secret lair/base of operations in all of Marvel-dom has always been Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum, a house that is filled with countless magical items and magical artifacts and all of the perils that accompany keeping those items in one place.
We already received one glimpse of what this place will look like in Scott Derrickson‘s upcoming Doctor Strange movie back when the first photos of Benedict Cumberbatch as the Sorcerer Supreme were released. Now, Marvel has released another glimpse at this mystical manor and it may look a little familiar to seasoned comic book fans.
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How close was Leonardo DiCaprio to playing Spider-Man for James Cameron? Has someone already been cast as Green Lantern? What spoilers have leaked from a recent Batman v Superman test screening? What would a Spider-Gwen animated series look like? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 by Jack Giroux
Marvel can take big swings these days. This year, they turned Ant-Man — a character most people are hardly familiar with — into a box-office hit, following the massively successful and equally obscure Guardians of the Galaxy. When Marvel’s name is on a film, people will show up, which is why it’s the perfect time to introduce Doctor Strange. Director Scott Derrickson (Sinister) can get weird with this comic book adaptation, and from the sound of it, that’s what he’s doing.
After the jump, read Marvel’s CEO Kevin Feige‘s comments on just how strange (not a bad pun, I promise) of a comic book movie Doctor Strange might be. He also gets into the character’s unique abilities and accessories — like the Eye of Agamotto, which could turn out to be very important to the MCU later on.
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