It’s official- according to a press release from Disney, production has started on Marvel’s Doctor Strange. You’ve probably already figured as much, thanks to the footage seen of stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Chiwetel Ejiofor on set, but there are some other confirmations in the press release you may not know about. Rachael McAdams, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mads Mikkelsen, and Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton were announced as the other major cast members, along with the official description of the movie and members of the crew. Read on for more details. (more…)
As if The Hulk being involved in the film didn’t make it explosive enough, rumors have also been circling that Valkrie could be joining the cast of Thor: Ragnarok. This would be her debut role on the big screen, and the rumor is somewhat backed by Marvel having said that they’re “looking to cast some great women in this movie.” There are no shortage of female villains in the Thor-niverse, and Lainey Gossip is reporting that Marvel Studios will be utilizing this fact by including a major female villain in the film. Read on for what the site had to say. (more…)
The first video footage from the Nepal set of Doctor Strange has made its way onto the Internet. courtesy of Dutourdumonde Photography. Director Scott Derrickson is there doing director type things, lots of pointing along with bearded star Benedict Cumberbatch walking and looking lost. Take a look. (more…)
Well, that didn’t take long. Principle photography has just started for Marvel‘s upcoming Doctor Strange and already we’ve got an on set picture of (REDACTED) Benedict Cumberbatch. Director Scott Derrickson is wasting no time getting right to it in Nepal where this picture originates. Prayush Khadka snapped and posted the shot. We’re not sure if Khadka is just a passerby or works on, or around the set where filming is taking place. Check out the picture below.
It’s a bromance for the ages. While it’s still unknown whether Thor: Ragnarok will explore Bruce Banner‘s relationship with the meaner and greener side of himself, we know it will show us more of the friendship between Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth). Ruffalo went as far as to describe the upcoming Marvel film as “a buddy picture,” although even in the tightest of friendships there are bound to be squabbles. For two superheros, however, “squabbles” is definitely an understatement. (more…)
When the Netflix Jessica Jones pilot episode was shown at NYCC15, everyone told us how dark and mature the series was and while I believed them, I never thought it would be this dark. Holy Crap, that trailer was dark. You’ve got to take a look for yourself and let us know what you think. (more…)
Vincent D’Onofrio is living by a slightly-adapted entertainment mantra made famous by Mel Brooks: it’s good to be the King(pin). Enjoying a run as the main villain on Marvel’s Daredevil series (which will be airing its second season on Netflix in early 2016), the guy who apparently is so good at being bad has now turned his attention to another nefarious character: the Wizard of Oz. D’onofrio has been cast as the mostly-scary ruler in the upcoming television series Emerald City, which will likely air on NBC sometime next year.
There’s been an Update from Den of Geeks on their earlier Fantastic Four movie rights rumor:
Update 2: Since our original story about the possibility of Marvel having re-acquired the rights to Fantastic Four, we’ve been contacted by 20th Century Fox. It states that our source’s suggestion that Fox had reached some kind of deal with Marvel is “completely untrue.”
A denial has also come from Marvel.
Well, it sounded too good to be true earlier today and that’s usually how things that sound to good to be true end up. It’s too bad though, I really want Marvel to get those Cosmic characters that FOX has tied up in the Fantastic Four Movie rights.
Here’s the original post:
Let’s walk through this rumor. Yesterday, 20th Century Fox announced the development of two new X-Men television series, Hellfire and Legion. Wait a minute… Marvel still owns the television rights to the X-Men while FOX owns the movie rights so there must have been some kind of deal going on behind the scenes. There certainly was, rumors of a deal on the table between the two floated around back in June and it looks like the Fantastic Four might have been Marvel’s key desire, with FOX holding up on agreeing to the deal while they quickly pumped out a reboot of the franchise. Now that FOX’s latest attempt to revitalize the Fantastic Four franchise has spectacularly blow up in their faces once again, signs are pointing toward FOX loosening their grip on the Fantastic Four movie rights in trade for the X-Men Television rights. (more…)
Agent Carter is moving to LaLa Land for season two and bringing a slew of new characters to the series, Jarvis gets an onscreen wife, Peggy gets a possible love interest along with a deadly new villain Madame Masque. Who’s playing what, where,when, and how? (more…)
After watching him portray Walter White on AMC’s Breaking Bad, there’s no doubt that Bryan Cranston can pull off a convincing villain-type character. Cranston seamlessly took his character from meek family man to a very intimidating “one who knocks”, which, along with his role of LBJ in the Broadway play All the Way, earned him several awards. His upcoming performance as screenwriter Dalton Trumbo in Trumbo may even garner him some Oscar gold this year. Cranston has also expressed interest in participating in larger films as well, and he recently revealed to The UK’s Metro what kind of role is on the top of his wish list: a Marvel super-villain. (more…)