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Morgan Freeman, Bill Nighy & More Up for Role in 'Doctor Strange'

15 December 2014 7:23 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Now that Marvel Studios has officially confirmed "Sherlock" star Benedict Cumberbatch as the title mystical hero in Doctor Strange, the focus has shifted to the supporting roles. So far nobody else has been cast in the film that will be directed by Scott Derrickson (Deliver Us from Evil) and written by Jon Spaihts (Prometheus), though there have been rumblings (and potentially confused details) about Daniel Bruhl's character from Captain America: Civil War potentially crossing over into Doctor Strange. But a new rumor pegs Morgan Freeman, Bill Nighy & Ken Watanabe on a shortlist for a supporting role. More below! So who would one of these actors play? Latino Review has word that they're in consideration for the role of The Ancient One, the mentor to Stephen Strange, who, after a horrific car accident, discovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions. The Ancient One is the previous Sorcerer Supreme before Strange inherits the title, »

- Ethan Anderton

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Ken Watanabe, Morgan Freeman And Bill Nighy Eyed For Doctor Strange’s The Ancient One

13 December 2014 10:32 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Now that Marvel has finally found its Doctor Strange in the form of internet darling Benedict Cumberbatch, the studio is moving ahead with filling in the rest of the main cast. One incredibly important role is that of The Ancient One, Doctor Strange’s mentor and the man who grants him the title Sorcerer Supreme.

According to Latino Review, Marvel is eyeing three heavy hitters for the role, who are all familiar with playing wise and other-worldly elders: Ken Watanabe, Bill Nighy and Morgan Freeman.

In the comics, the Ancient One is said to come from Tibet, so technically, Watanabe is the closest fit for the role. However, we’ve seen time and again that race-swapping is common practice in comic-to-screen adaptations, and with actors of Freeman and Nighy’s calibre, we wouldn’t blame Marvel for making a few creative deviations from the source material.

Watanabe and Freeman are »

- James Garcia

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"Doctor Strange" Mentor Shortlist Revealed

13 December 2014 1:02 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Morgan Freeman, Bill Nighy and Ken Watanabe are said to be the studio's top candidates to play The Ancient One in Marvel's "Doctor Strange" movie.

In the comics, The Ancient One is the previous Sorcerer Supreme who serves as Strange's mentor. Marvel previously confirmed that actor Benedict Cumberbatch will play the title character.

The Ancient One also ends up training but ultimately rejecting Baron Mordo, a character long rumored to be the villain in the film and even to make a cameo appearance in the upcoming "Captain America: Civil War".

How large a role in the film is unknown as it has been indicated 'Strange' will Not be an origin story. Scott Derrickson helms the project from a screenplay by Jon Spaihts ("Prometheus").

Source: Latino Review »

- Garth Franklin

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Doctor Strange: 3 Candidates for The Ancient One

12 December 2014 6:38 PM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Now that Benedict Cumberbatch has been officially announced as Doctor Strange we eagerly await news on the rest of the cast. Despite the film not being an origin story, Yoa, the Ancient One who is the mentor to Steven Strange is said to be in the movie. Latino-Review reports that their sources say that three actors are candidates for the role, namely Morgan Freeman, Bill Nighy, and Ken Watanabe. I think any one of these actors is more than capable, and it's going to come down to chemistry with Cumberbatch and director Scott Derrickson's vision for the character.

Doctor Strange expands the Marvel cineverse into the supernatural November 4th, 2016 (USA). »

- Free Reyes

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Rumor: Morgan Freeman, Ken Watanabe, and Bill Nighy up for Doctor Strange Role

12 December 2014 3:55 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

After months of speculation about who would fill the title role, Marvel finally announced last week that Benedict Cumberbatch would indeed star in Doctor Strange.  Hopefully this next casting decision wont take as long.  Rumor has it that Marvel has approached Morgan Freeman, Ken Watanabe, and Bill Nighy for the role of The Ancient One. If you're not familiar, The Ancient One is the former "Sorcerer Supreme" and Doctor Strange's mentor.  He also mentored Baron Karl Mordo, who is heavily speculated to feature as the villain of Doctor Strange. Scott Derrickson (Sinister) is directing the film from a script by John Spaihts.  Doctor Strange is set to hit theaters November 4, 2016.  Hit the jump for more. The rumor comes from Latino Review, with the outlet claiming they've heard from multiple sources that Marvel has reached out to Freeman, Watanabe, and Nighy.  What's most exciting to me about this is the »

- Haleigh Foutch

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Morgan Freeman, Ken Watanabe and Bill Nighy reportedly approached for The Ancient One in Marvel’s Doctor Strange

12 December 2014 3:37 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Now that Benedict Cumberbatch has officially signed on to play Dr. Stephen Strange in 2016’s Doctor Strange, it seems that Marvel Studios and director Scott Derrickson are turning their attention to the supporting cast.

According to Latino-Review, the studio has reportedly approached Morgan Freeman (The Dark Knight Rises), Ken Watanabe (Godzilla) and Bill Nighy (Pride) with regards to the role of The Ancient One, the mentor of Doctor Strange and the previous Sorcerer Supreme.

Who would you like to see taking on the role of The Ancient One? Let us know your thoughts…

The post Morgan Freeman, Ken Watanabe and Bill Nighy reportedly approached for The Ancient One in Marvel’s Doctor Strange appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Gary Collinson

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'Doctor Strange' Eyes Morgan Freeman as the Ancient One

12 December 2014 3:37 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Now that Marvel has confirmed actor Benedict Cumberbatch is the new Doctor Strange, the studio is focusing its casting efforts on finding the right actor to play The Ancient One. Latino Review reports that Morgan Freeman, Bill Nighy and Ken Watanabe are the studio's top candidates to play The Ancient One in this Marvel Phase Three adventure. It isn't clear at this point which of these actors is the front runner for the role.

It also isn't known how large of a role The Ancient One may have in this story, since we reported in August that Doctor Strange will not be an origin story, with Stephen Strange already established as a superhero. In the Marvel comics, The Ancient One is the previous Sorcerer Supreme, who serves as Strange's mentor. He also ends up training but ultimately rejecting Mordo, a character long rumored to be the villain in Doctor Strange. »

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Morgan Freeman Among Those Eyed For 'The Ancient One' Role In Doctor Strange

12 December 2014 2:00 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Now that Marvel finally have their Doctor Strange, they're begining to cast other key roles in the Scott Derrickson helmed movie. There's been talk of it not being an origin story, but it appears as if that may have been incorrect due to the fact that the studio are now zeroing on actors for The Ancient One (a character who played a major role in Stephen Strange's early years). According to Latino-Review, Morgan Freeman (The Shawshank Redemption), Bill Nighy (Shaun of the Dead), and Ken Watanabe (Godzilla) have all been approached to play the man who helps turn the scarred surgeon into the Sorcerer Supreme. Who do you think is the right choice to play The Ancient One?  »

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Spider-Man for Avengers? Cumberbatch cast as Doctor Strange! – Watch Fmtv’s Movie Newsgasm!

12 December 2014 12:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Such a handsome Holmes…

“Say Hello To My Little Friend.” That’s a clue for who Marvel have contacted to add to their ever-expanding roster – find out who in this week’s Movie Newsgasm.

Speaking of Marvel (which we do a lot of at the moment), they’ve only gone and cast Benedict Cumberbatch (The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, The Imitation Game) as Doctor Strange. “Doctor Who?” you ask. That’s an entirely different show.

And finally, we’re chatting the movie version of Wikileaks – the hacking of Sony Pictures’ internal emails. Presumably by the Kingpin or some other mistreated fomer-Marvel property. Find out a few more of their bonkers ideas (Aunt May solo movie, anyone?) right here.

Fmtv will be back very soon with our Jurassic World trailer video review and again on Friday for the Movie Newsgasm. Subscribe here to be notified first when they are live and »

- Oli Davis

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Icons of Fright Interview with actor/writer/director Amanda Aday!

10 December 2014 7:50 PM, PST | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

(photo credit: Collette Lash Photography www.collettelash.com)

Known for her recurring role as Dora Mae Dreifuss on HBO’s Carnivale (amongst countless other projects), Amanda Aday has surely proven herself as much more than “Meat Loaf’s Daughter.”  An actress and writer, Aday has recently taken the leap to try her hand at directing, with her new horror flick Painless.  Icons of Fright was fortunate enough to have a chat with this jack-of-all trades about the industry, dream projects, and directing while female.

Icons: I know you have been acting for a very long time and you’ve developed a pretty nice career out of it, what made you decide to direct?

Amanda Aday: I think it’s always been in the back of my mind.  Even when I was little during class projects, instead of making dioramas or writing papers, my friends and I would always make movies. »

- BJ Colangelo

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Benedict Cumberbatch Confirmed for Marvel's Doctor Strange

5 December 2014 2:36 PM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game, Star Trek Into Darkness) has been one of many actors considered for the lead role in Marvel's upcoming "Doctor Strange" film. And now comes word that Cumberbatch is officially on board. "Stephen Strange's story requires an actor capable of great depth and sincerity," said Marvel head Kevin Feige. "In 2016, Benedict will show audiences what makes Doctor Strange such a unique and compelling character." "Doctor Strange" will be directed by Scott Derrickson (Sinister, Deliver Us From Evil) and is set to hit theaters on November 4th, 2016. »

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Official: Benedict Cumberbatch To Play ‘Doctor Strange’

5 December 2014 2:56 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We have been hearing for weeks that British actor Benedict Cumberbatch may be in line to play the title role in Marvel’s Phase Three movie Doctor Strange, and then everything went a bit quiet… Well, overnight there have been some developments and Marvel have made an official announcement confirming him for the role in the Scott Derrickson directed flick.

“Stephen Strange’s story requires an actor capable of great depth and sincerity,” said Producer Kevin Feige. “In 2016, Benedict will show audiences what makes Doctor Strange such a unique and compelling character.”

Cumberbatch is enjoying a successful run at the moment and can currently be seen playing Alan Turing in The Imitation Game, and next week in the final ‘Hobbit’ movie The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, where he plays the frightening dragon Smaug.

Doctor Strange will be released on November 6th, 2016. »

- Paul Heath

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Benedict Cumberbatch Cast As Doctor Strange

5 December 2014 12:04 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

And so it came to pass that Benedict Cumberbatch turned the page of the special Panini sticker album he must surely use to keep track of the geeky properties in which he appears and put in a giant picture of Doctor Strange on the Marvel page. The comic book studio has found its cinematic Sorcerer Supreme.He was the latest actor to be rumoured as Stephen Strange back in October, and the reactions ran the predictable gamut from high praise to the declaration of the apocalypse.Sinister’s Scott Derrickson is calling the shots on this one, working from a script by Jon Spaihts. They will bring to life the character originally conjured by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. He starts his story as a selfish New York surgeon who loses his professional skills in a car crash. After falling on hard times, he visits a healer in the Himalayas known as The Ancient One, »

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Cumberbatch Confirmed As "Doctor Strange"

4 December 2014 10:09 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Following on from the Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool report, another piece of Marvel Studios casting news today that essentially just acknowledges what has been known for some time - that Benedict Cumberbatch has finalised his deal to play Doctor Stephen Strange in Marvel Studios' "Doctor Strange" movie.

The "Sherlock" and "The Imitation Game" star will play the neurosurgeon who, after a horrific car accident, discovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions and becomes the next Sorcerer Supreme who protects Earth against magical and mystical threats.

Joaquin Phoenix was sought for the role but dropped out earlier this year. Cumberbatch, who had always been a fan favorite for the part before Phoenix was linked to the role, was long rumored for the role and began talks in October.

Scott Derrickson is directing the film from a script by Jon Spaihts with a November 4th 2016 release planned.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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Update: Benedict Cumberbatch Is Officially 'Doctor Strange' for Marvel Studios

4 December 2014 8:47 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Update 12/4/14: After many, many rumors and reports of negotiations, Marvel has finally confirmed that Benedict Cumberbatch will star in Doctor Strange. Here's the official tidbit (the above is just fan art): Benedict Cumberbatch has entered the world of the mystic arts. The actor will star in Marvel’s Doctor Strange, scheduled to hit theaters November 4, 2016. The film, directed by Scott Derrickson with Jon Spaihts writing the screenplay, will follow the story of neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a horrific car accident, discovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions. “Stephen Strange’s story requires an actor capable of great depth and sincerity,” said Producer Kevin Feige. “In 2016, Benedict will show audiences...

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It's Official! Benedict Cumberbatch Joins Marvel's Doctor Strange

4 December 2014 6:45 PM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Always considered one of the front runners for the project, Marvel has now made it official: Benedict Cumberbatch will headline one of Marvel's phase three films, Doctor Strange, according to a report in Variety. "Stephen Strange's story requires an actor capable of great depth and sincerity," said Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige. "In 2016 Benedict will show audiences what makes Doctor Strange such a unique and compelling character." Doctor Strange's release date is not until November 4th of 2016. Scott Derrickson is directing the film. His experience with the supernatural in films like Sinister and Deliver Us From Evil should compliment the story about Doctor Stephen Strange and his discovery of the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions. ...

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Benedict Cumberbatch is Officially Dr. Strange, Krysten Ritter Picked for Jessica Jones

4 December 2014 6:03 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

What a week for comic book roles being cast huh?!  Earlier this week the official cast (or bulk of it) for David Ayer's Suicide Squad was announced, and today Marvel is on the Prowl.  They've officially confirmed that Benedict Cumberbatch will bring Doctor Strange to life, and it sounds like Krysten Ritter will be Jessica Jones on Netflix. Come inside to learn more!

It's an exciting time for nerds, as the last couple of weeks have brought us our first looks at Jurassic World, The Force Awakens, and casting confirmations on some of our most anticipated comic book properties.  Let's get the big one out of the way first.  Once Joaquin Phoenix passed on Doctor Strange, the rumor world then turned to Benedict Cumberbatch (a very excellent choice).  Well today, Marvel has made it offical and cast the fan-favorite actor as the Sorcerer Supreme! From the press release: 

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- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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Benedict Cumberbatch Is "Doctor Strange"

4 December 2014 6:00 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Marvel Studios have now officially confirmed that Brit actor Benedict Cumberbatch ("The Imitation Game") will play Marvel Comics' "Doctor Strange", in the prepping "Doctor Strange" superhero feature, to be directed by Scott Derrickson from a screenplay by Jon Spaihts:

Pre-production is now underway @ the UK's Pinewood-Shepperton with principal photography scheduled for May 2015.

"(Strange) is a classic Marvel origin story, because he’s got one of the best origins ever, and it’s our opportunity to take that left turn into the supernatural," said Marvel Studios Kevin Feige

"Now what is the definition of ‘supernatural’? It varies...based in physics and based in quantum mechanics...an explanation of how sorcerers do what they do..."

Director Derrickson is no stranger to the 'occult', having previously directed "The Exorcism of Emily Rose" and "Sinister".

"I wanted it really bad," said Derrickson. "More than any other project that I've gone after, I »

- Michael Stevens

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Benedict Cumberbatch To Play Doctor Strange

4 December 2014 4:40 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Marvel Studios announced today that actor Benedict Cumberbatch has been cast in director Scott Derrickson’s Doctor Strange.

Opening in theaters November 4, 2016, the film will follow the story of neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a horrific car accident, discovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions. The screenplay is from Jon Spaihts.

“Stephen Strange’s story requires an actor capable of great depth and sincerity,” said Producer Kevin Feige. “In 2016, Benedict will show audiences what makes Doctor Strange such a unique and compelling character.”

Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images Portrait

In October, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige revealed the films that will make up Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, featuring a mix of fan-favorite characters and several heroes who will be making their big-screen debuts.

The next two films to be released by Marvel are Avengers: Age Of Ultron (trailer) on May 1, 2015, and Ant-man on July »

- Michelle McCue

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Marvel confirms Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange

4 December 2014 4:14 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The studio announced on December 4 that the star of The Imitaiton Game will play the Sorcerer Supreme.

Doctor Strange is scheduled to open theatrically on November 4, 2016.

Scott Derrickson will direct from a screenplay by Jon Spaihts about neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who suffers a terrible accident and discovers the world of magic and alternate dimensions.

“Stephen Strange’s story requires an actor capable of great depth and sincerity,” said producer Kevin Feige. “In 2016, Benedict will show audiences what makes Doctor Strange such a unique and compelling character.” »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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