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Last year, much to the dismay of comic book movie fans, Marvel Studios decided not to attend San Diego Comic-Con. Instead, Marvel chose to show off what they had coming soon at Disney’s D23 Expo. Thankfully, this year it appears Marvel Studios won’t be sitting out the hype machine that is the biggest pop culture convention in the world.
Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson appears to be hinting that Marvel Studios is bringing a tease of this fall’s release of Doctor Strange to Comic-Con. In addition, a quick little exchange with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 director James Gunn seems to indicate that the cosmic Marvel sequel will also have a presence in San Diego. Find out more about the Marvel 2016 Comic-Con presence after the jump. Read More »
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Ever since the first trailer for Doctor Strange debuted, controversy about whitewashing in Hollywood has been swirling online again. This came about because it was confirmed that actress Tilda Swinton was playing the role of The Ancient One, a character who was originally an Asian man in the comic books. Many Asian actors, actresses, filmmakers and fans have spoken out against this casting, saying that it plays into the tendency Hollywood has to have white actors and actresses in the roles of characters of different ethnic backgrounds. Tilda Swinton previously responded to the matter, and now Marvel Studios president CEO and Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson have chimed in on the matter.
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As much as I enjoyed Captain America: Civil War, there is one area where it falls flat on its face – the musical score is wholly unremarkable. Heck, just about every single movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is guilty of this exact same sin. Here are dynamic characters, colorful heroes who demand to be associated with instantly recognizable melodies, and their adventures are scored with the musical equivalent of vanilla pudding. No single MCU movie features identifiable music and that’s a shame.
So what are we to make of Michael Giacchino, one of the most talented and celebrated modern composers of music for film and television, jumping on board Marvel’s Doctor Strange? Unless something goes terribly wrong, this may mean we’ll finally get a recognizable MCU musical score.
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Posted on Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 by Angie Han
Marvel’s decision to cast Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One in Doctor Strange was always bound to attract controversy. The character is an Asian man in the comics, so putting a white woman in the role led to complaints about whitewashing. But the Doctor Strange team is standing by its choice. Last week Swinton went on record insisting that there were “very good reasons” for the change, and now Doctor Strange screenwriter C. Robert Cargill and Marvel Studios have weighed in as well. Read More »