Marvel Studios could be setting up a 12 Years a Slave reunion. Chiwetel Ejiofor is reportedly circling Doctor Strange, which will star Benedict Cumberbatch as the title character. Scott Derrickson is directing. More on the possible Chiwetel Ejiofor Doctor Strange casting after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 by Germain Lussier
Until films like Doctor Strange go in front of cameras, we rarely get to see what the actors look like in costume. That’s where the fan community comes in. They’re always more than willing to grab an image of a famous actor, and others of their newly attention-getting role to put them together, giving us an idea what we might see on the big screen in the future. Two such recent instances are fan art of Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange and Gal Gadot in some upgraded Wonder Woman armor. Check them out below. Read More »
Posted on Monday, January 5th, 2015 by Germain Lussier
How does Captain America fit into Agent Carter? Want to see a Batman v Superman Lego short film? What did Christopher Nolan have to say about first doing Batman Begins? Is there a few photo of the cast of Powers? Does Benedict Cumberbatch think Doctor Strange is a risk? What happens when the showrunners of Arrow and Agent Carter interview each other? Is Howard the Duck happy taking a selfie with the Guardians of the Galaxy? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Monday, December 22nd, 2014 by Germain Lussier
Director Scott Derrickson gave Marvel fans an early Christmas present late Sunday night when he posted an image that appears to be Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange. It was accompanied by the quote “Strange but not a stranger,” from the Talking Heads song ‘Burning Down the House.’ Is it fan art? Is it official? Probably somewhere in the middle. But either way, it’s an endorsement from the director of the Phase Three film set for release November 4, 2016. Check out the mysterious Benedict Cumberbatch Doctor Strange image below. Read More »
Posted on Sunday, December 14th, 2014 by Russ Fischer
There are a few big characters in Marvel’s Doctor Strange, which acts as one of the first salvos in Marvel’s big Phase Three story set. The primary is obviously Doctor Strange himself, to be played by Benedict Cumberbatch. There’s at least one villain, who may be played by Daniel Bruhl, and may or may not be Strange’s early adversary Baron Mordo. Strange and Mordo meet because they have the same teacher, the Ancient One, and he’s the third big character for the film.
So who plays the Ancient One? We don’t know yet, though there has been speculation that it could potentially be Al Pacino, who recently revealed that he has met with Marvel. Now a new report says there is an Ancient One shortlist of three names, with all the actors already contacted about possibly playing the character. Pacino is not one of them. It’s a fairly diverse group — get an eyeful of the Ancient One shortlist below. Read More »
Posted on Monday, December 8th, 2014 by Germain Lussier
Has Al Pacino talked to Kevin Feige at Marvel Studios? Want to see the official Avengers: Age of Ultron tease on the Guardians of the Galaxy Blu-ray? What did the creator of Suicide Squad think of the casting of the movie? How is Jeremy Irons‘ Alfred in Batman v Superman different from other Alfreds? Did you miss the Arrow vs Flash fight? Which Hobbit star is jealous of his Marvel acting friends? What did Chadwick Boseman just realize about playing Black Panther? Want to read Benedict Cumberbatch and Joaquin Phoenix talking Doctor Strange? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, December 4th, 2014 by Peter Sciretta
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 Hawke, Jared Leto, Ewan McGregor, Matthew McConaughey, Colin Farrell, Jake 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.
Posted on Monday, November 17th, 2014 by Angie Han
Marvel announced last week that Inglourious Basterds star Daniel Brühl would be joining Captain America: Civil War. That in itself is big news, because Brühl is a great actor and we’re always happy to see him. But what really got fans buzzing was Marvel’s decision not to offer any hints whatsoever abut his role. That opened the door to a whole lot of guesses, some more out there than others, and we got to wondering whether Marvel might be keeping his character a secret for a reason.
Officially, the studio has said only that Brühl would appear in Captain America: Civil War and that they’re excited about his “ability to deliver intense, nuanced performances.” However, the trades soon reported that Brühl would be playing a villain (though maybe not the main villain), and that he could return in Doctor Strange as the big bad for that film. So who is Daniel Bruhl playing in Captain America: Civil War, really? Hit the jump for our best guesses.