Bond Watch: Is Mark Strong in James Bond 25?

mark strong in james bond 25

Welcome to Bond Watch! This week brings us another rumor about the upcoming James Bond film. While no official details have emerged from the film apart from star Daniel Craig‘s return and Danny Boyle signing on as director, the latest report to hit the rumor mill adds another tantalizing puzzle piece to the 25th 007 adventure. And it’s all thanks to actor Mark Strong‘s personal trainer.

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the catcher was a spy trailer

Paul Rudd tries his hand at drama in The Catcher Was a Spy trailer. Based on a true story, the film finds Rudd playing Moe Berg, a professional baseball player who became a World War II spy.

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stockholm review

Stockholm syndrome has inherently horrifying roots: Victims of kidnappings, hostage situations, and other dangerous situations somehow develop feelings of sympathy, maybe even affection, for their captors. But that doesn’t mean that a feature film adaptation of the 1973 bank robbery that originated the term can’t be outright hilarious.

Stockholm, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 19, feels like such an irreverent black comedy that you wouldn’t expect it to be based on real-life events. But its stranger-than-fiction premise only serves to heighten everything — the emotions, the absurdity, and the sympathy for its central robber played with a zany, unhinged verve by the scene-stealing Ethan Hawke.

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shazam first look

It seems like every “first look” we get of superhero movies these days are from a quickly snapped photo taken on set. The next movie on the list: Warner Bros.’ Shazam!, the solo outing for the DC Comics’ character played by Zachary Levi. And he’s wearing a curiously classic costume.

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Shazam!, the newest entry in the ever-changing DCEU, has begun production, and with it comes an official synopsis. Director David F. Sandberg helms the film which focuses on a young boy who is suddenly blessed with super powers. Read the full Shazam synopsis below.

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‘Shazam!’ Sets 2019 Release Date

Shazam release date

Mark your calendars: Shazam! will hit theaters in a little over a year. The DCEU entry directed by Annabelle: Creation and Lights Out director David F. Sandberg adapts the comic about a young boy who has the power to turn into an adult superhero. Zachary Levi stars. The Shazam release date now puts it one month before the release of Avengers 4.

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‘Shazam!’ Cast Adds ‘Walking Dead’ Actor

Shazam! cast

Another day, another new addition to the Shazam! cast. The latest actor to board the DC superhero flick is Cooper Andrews, who plays the character Jerry on AMC’s seemingly never-ending zombie show The Walking Dead. Andrews joins a cast that already includes Zachary LeviAsher AngelJack Dylan Grazer and Mark Strong. Read on for more details on the Shazam! cast.

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Shazam cast

The Shazam cast has a new addition: It actor Jack Dylan Grazer, who made a big impression in the Stephen King horror adaptation as hypochondriac Eddie Kaspbrak. Grazer is set to play Freddy Freeman, the best friend of Billy Batson, a kid who has the power to transform into the superhero Shazam. In the comics, Freddy eventually became Shazam’s sidekick.
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shazam villain mark strong

Just days after the big screen take on DC Comics’ Shazam! found its title hero in Zachary Levi, it has found its villain. Mark Strong, the intimidating English actor known for his work in the Kingsman films, Sherlock Holmes, and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy has joined director David F. Sandberg’s superhero tale as Doctor Sivana, one of Billy Batson’s classic nemeses.

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kingsman the golden circle box office

Well, you’ve done it, theater goers. Like the plucky kids of Losers Club, you’ve defeated Pennywise the Clown and sent him scurrying back into the sewer as Kingsman: The Golden Circle ended It‘s top-of-the box office reign over the weekend. Per VarietyMatthew Vaughn‘s latest Kingsman sequel took in $39 million domestically and $61.2 million overseas for a worldwide total of over $100 million. Read more about the Kingsman box office – plus how the film removed multiple references to Donald Trump – below.

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