The Walt Disney Company had their annual shareholder meeting this morning in Chicago. A lot of it had to do with boring financials, which is beyond the coverage of this site. But Disney Chief Executive Bob Iger did show off a bunch of clips from upcoming Disney films including Star Wars: Rogue One, Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, the live-action Beauty and the Beast and the next Pirates of the Caribbean film. A /Film reader in attendance has sent me a rundown of what he saw, read about it after the jump.
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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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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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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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