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Captain America: Civil War is out and, Doctor Strange has wrapped production, so all eyes are on Marvel Studios slate of 2017 releases, and information about Spider-Man: Homecoming has been finally starting to pour in, though most of it has been rumors up until this point. We've known for quite some time that Cop Car director Jon Watts would be directing the first Spidey solo film that would be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the director took to Twitter yesterday to seemingly confirm some long rumored and much welcomed news. If the directors tweet is to be believed, it looks like Michael Keaton will indeed be playing the villain in Homecoming.
Though the director didn't use any words in his Tweet, that gif said more than his words ever could have. Knowing how Marvel is with their reveals, it would be very unlikely that this Tweet is anything but »
Earlier this week, an interesting rumor popped up claiming that Vincent D'Onofrio was being positioned to star as one of the main villains in Spider-Man: Homecoming. The actor would reprise his role as Kingpin from Netflix's Daredevil, marking the first time a character from a Marvel TV show has shown up in one of the McU movies. But apparently their is no merit or weight to this idea. At least according to the actor himself. Answering a question on Twitter about his possible involvement with the Spider-Man reboot, D'Onofrio said this.
"Sorry folks but this is news to me. It would be great but I don't think it will happen. V."
Now, this doesn't 100% confirm that the rumor is false. There is always the change Vincent D'Onofrio simply can't give an honest answer at this point. But a follow up tweet sounds sincere. And most Marvel actors don't usually get fans to bother Marvel. »
Tom Holland just debuted his version of Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War and prior to actually seeing the film, many fans were starting to feel some fatigue with two reboots of the franchise taking place very near one another. Though Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield both had their strong points, the consensus now seems to be that Holland is the best version of this character we've seen in a live action adaptation to date. His first solo movie included in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Spider-Man: Homecoming, is gearing up for production, and the rumors are starting to fly. Be warned, this article may contain information that could be viewed as spoilers, so be warned.
A recent report by JoBlo claims to have a lot of new information about the villains in the film and how they tie into the larger scope of the McU. As has been rumored for quite some time, »
Tony Black on Marvel’s continuity problem, and whether fans will accept a reboot…
What seems like a ton of new quotes and interviews with various major Marvel players have been floating around this week as Captain America: Civil War opens in the Us, and head honcho Kevin Feige has been particularly vocal. After admitting they may finally be taking a Black Widow movie seriously, which throws some interesting new light on my recent ponderings about her future, and talking the motivations concerning casting The Ancient One in Doctor Strange which has come under considerable flack (surely if you *can* cast Tilda Swinton, you cast Tilda Swinton?), his most intriguing comments came when discussing the longevity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe which throw up an interesting question – how exactly will they deal with the thorny issue of continuity down the road? Here’s what Feige said:
“The short, easy answer »
- Tony Black
With just under six months until Marvel's second Phase 3 movie, Doctor Strange, hits theaters, the studio has brought in its composer, Oscar winner Michael Giacchino. The movie will mark his first foray into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but he is no stranger to superhero tales, having composed the scores for Pixar's The Incredibles and Disney's Sky High. While this is his first Marvel movie, the composer has a long history with Disney.
Michael Giacchino won his first Oscar for composing the original score for Disney Pixar's Up, and he was nominated two years earlier for his work on another Pixar classic, Ratatouille. He got his start composing music for video games, such as the game tie-in for The Lost World and another Jurassic Park game, Warpath. He eventually moved on to features with The Incredibles, Sky High, The Family Stone, Mission: Impossible III, Speed Racer, Star Trek, Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol, »
Two weeks ago, Marvel released the first trailer for Doctor Strange, which caused quite the divisive reaction amongst fans. While many enjoyed the footage, others took Marvel to task for casting Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One, a character typically portrayed by an Asian male in the comics. Since then, Tilda Swinton and one of the movie's writers, C. Robert Cargill, have spoken out about the controversy. And today, we have an official statement from Marvel, which sheds new light on the story and the use of this particular character.
Tilda Swinton's casting wasn't met with too much controversy last year, with many praising Marvel for gender-swapping the role traditionally portrayed by a male. However, the trailer debuted just a few days before the first photo of Scarlett Johansson was revealed from Paramount's Ghost in the Shell, where the actress is portraying a role from a Japanese Manga, though »
Just two weeks ago, Marvel unveiled the first trailer for the highly-anticipated Doctor Strange, which gave us our first full look at The Ancient One, played by Oscar-winning actress Tilda Swinton. The footage, paired with the first look at Scarlett Johansson in Ghost in the Shell, sparked a new "whitewashing" controversy, with several fans upset that both movies cast caucasian females for roles that, in the source materials for both movies, were ethnic characters. Last week, Tilda Swinton herself spoke out about the casting controversy, revealing that she was never approached to play an Asian character, but now we have a new perspective from one of Doctor Strange's writers.
C. Robert Cargill, who co-wrote the script with his longtime collaborator and Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson and Jon Spaihts, recently appeared on the Youtube podcast Double Toasted, where he shared his thoughts about the casting controversy. The writer compared »
With filming on Doctor Strange officially wrapped, and the first trailer having been released, we are finally starting to get a better picture of what we can expect from the film when it debuts this November. Cinelinx looks at what we know, what we hope for and what we expect from the movie debut of the master of the mystic arts, as played by Benedict Cumberbatch.
Doctor Stephen Strange is one of Marvel Comics oldest characters, having been created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko in Strange Tales # 110, back in July 1963. He was inspired by earlier magician characters like Mandrake and Chandu. His appearance was based on legendary horror film star Vincent Price. Dr. Strange has been a big part of many major Marvel storylines over the past 53 years. Stephen Strange is Marvel’s ‘Sorcerer Supreme’, also known as the master of the mystic arts.
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Nearly 40 years ago, Doctor Strange got his first shot at screen glory. We take a look back at the Dr Strange TV pilot...
Even the biggest superheroes had to start somewhere. Batman made his screen debut in a 15-part serial for Columbia, where he spent the entire time tussling with a ‘Japanese’ criminal called Dr Daka (actually Irish-American character actor J Carrol Naish). Superman also made his first live-action appearance in a 40s serial, with Kirk Alyn wearing some very large underpants as the Man of Steel.
Marvel’s roster of characters started to get their own shows in the 1970s, with Spider-Man leading the way and The Incredible Hulk following him with a successful, five-year run on CBS. Less widely remembered than either series, however, was CBS’ Dr Strange, which received just one 90-minute TV movie in 1978.
For many TV viewers, it would have served as »
All eyes might be on the forthcoming release of Captain America: Civil War right now, but as one promotional cycle comes to an end, the next starts: the first official footage of Doctor Strange has been released courtesy of its maiden trailer. And here's our breakdown...
Not every superhero needs their origin explained, but let’s be realistic: not everyone is as hot on Doctor Strange’s beginnings as they are on Batman, Superman and Spider-Man’s. The short version (and check out now if you’re worried about spoilers) is that an arrogant surgeon turns to mysticism when his hands are damaged in a car crash. This would be that car crash, and that’s why there’s a shot later on of his hands all trussed up, and later shaking uncontrollably.
Earlier tonight, Marvel debuted the first trailer for the highly-anticipated Doctor Strange on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!. While fans continue to scour through the new Doctor Strange footage, we present a gallery of new trailer photos, breaking the sneak peek down frame by frame. Benedict Cumberbatch stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! earlier tonight to debut the first teaser, which you can check out below if you haven't seen it yet.
Doctor Strange had been in development for quite some time, with writers Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer coming aboard to write the script way back in 2010. Six years later, with a new creative team lead by director Scott Derrickson and writer Jon Spaihts, the Sorcerer Supreme is finally ready to hit theaters this November. Many fans hope that the wait has been worth it, but we'll have to wait and see how they react to the first footage. Filming began this past November, »
Last week, ABC announced a full week of Marvel-themed episodes on the late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! While most of the shows center on Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange star Benedict Cumberbatch stopped by tonight to debut the first trailer for this superhero adventure, arriving in theaters November 4. In case you missed the show, we have the full trailer below for you to check out over and over again.
This new footage comes less than a week after production wrapped on Doctor Strange, following a shoot in New York City. Filming began this past November, with production first taking place in Nepal, before moving to London, Hong Kong, Kathmandu and finally New York City. Just before production wrapped, new set photos gave us our first look at Mads Mikkelsen as the mysterious villain, although no details have been revealed regarding his character.
Doctor Strange tells the story of »
The Marvel Cinematic Universe just became a lot more magical. Marvel Studios has released the first teaser trailer for Doctor Strange, bringing Stan Lee and Steve Ditko's self-styled Sorcerer Supreme to the big screen for the first time, with Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role. The feature brings a new dimension — literally — to Marvel's lineup, breaking from the straight-ahead superheroics of Captain America, Iron Man and The Avengers to offer an existential edge with the story of a surgeon who finds a new purpose in life — and a grander cosmic destiny — following a traumatic
- Graeme McMillan
Directed by Scott Derrickson (Sinister, Deliver Us From Evil) from a screenplay written by C. Robert Cargill and Jon Spaihts (and based on the character created by Steve Ditko), Doctor Strange stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mads Mikkelsen, and Tilda Swinton. The film is set to hit theaters on November 4th.
From the Previous Press release: “Burbank, Calif. (November 24, 2015)—Marvel Studios announced today that production has begun on “Doctor Strange,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch (“Black Mass,” “The Imitation Game”), Chiwetel Ejiofor (“12 Years a Slave,” “The Martian”), Rachel McAdams (“Southpaw,” “Sherlock Holmes”) and Michael Stuhlbarg (“Steve Jobs,” “A Serious Man”) with Mads Mikkelsen (“Clash of the Titans, »
- Derek Anderson
Tonight is a big night for Marvel Studios, with the world premiere of Captain America: Civil War taking place in Hollywood. This movie will kick off Phase Three in theaters on May 6, and in just a few hours, the studio is also debuting the first trailer for the second Phase Three adventure, Doctor Strange, in theaters November 4. Benedict Cumberbatch will appear on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! tonight to introduce the first trailer. But before the footage debuts, the http://twitter.com/Marvel/status/719918504292519936|Marvel Twitter feed has released the first poster, which goes inside the Sanctum Sanctorum!
We got our first look at the Sanctum Sanctorum with a set photo shared by producer Louis D'Esposito in December, and we also got another look at the Sorcerer Supreme's lair in concept art that debuted in January. In the comics, the Sanctum Santorum is a building that was built upon the site of pagan sacrifices, »
Yesterday, we reported that the Hollywood premiere for Marvel's Captain America: Civil War will take place on Tuesday, April 12. Several of the film's stars will also be descending upon ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! all next week. During the night of the premiere, Marvel has an extra special treat in store for fans, the first trailer for Doctor Strange. Take a look at the network's official statement below, which breaks down the entire week of shows.
"In celebration of the highly anticipated film Captain America: Civil War, Jimmy Kimmel Live! will welcome the stars of the film, as well as their Marvel friends, for an action-packed week of shows. On Monday, April 11, "Jimmy Kimmel Live! will welcome Team Captain America: Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, and Paul Rudd for a blockbuster Captain America: Civil War appearance. The Marvel extravaganza continues on Tuesday, April 12, with Doctor Strange star Benedict Cumberbatch, »
Benedict Cumberbatch is one of the hardest working actors in showbiz! The man only wrapped production on Doctor Strange this past weekend in New York City. And it was reported earlier today that he is already back in England shooting Sherlock Season 4. There's no vacation for this guy. To celebrate the end of a long Doctor Strange shoot, Marvel has released a brand new photo of the Sorcerer Supreme. And it shows Benedict Cumberbatch striking an iconic pose.
Over the weekend, a number of new set photos surfaced as Marvel's Doctor Strange shifted production to New York City. As it turns out, the Big Apple shoot was an abbreviated one, as director Scott Derrickson announced on his Twitter page over the weekend that filming had wrapped. Later that morning, the director sent out a second photo with his crew in Nepal, thanking them for their hard work on the set. »
Over the weekend, Benedict Cumberbatch visited a local New York comic book shop in between takes as production on Doctor Strange came winding to a close. The actor appeared in his full superhero costume at Jhu Comics, where a photo was snapped and shared on the official Marvel Twitter account. We even have video from the store's surveillance cameras, courtesy of Youtuber Ron Hill, that shows his surprise appearance. Jhu Comics is also where director Scott Derrickson was seen in a photo he released through his Twitter account, which revealed that production had officially wrapped.
Over the weekend, a number of new set photos surfaced as Marvel's Doctor Strange shifted production to New York City. As it turns out, the Big Apple shoot was an abbreviated one, as director Scott Derrickson brought everything to a close for this Marvel Phase 3 adventure. Yesterday morning, the director sent out another photo with his crew in Nepal, »
Over the weekend, a number of new set photos surfaced as Marvel's Doctor Strange shifted production to New York City. As it turns out, the Big Apple shoot was an abbreviated one, as director Scott Derrickson announced on his Twitter page yesterday that filming had wrapped. Earlier this morning, the director also sent out another photo with his crew in Nepal, thanking them for their hard work on the set.
Production started back in November, with filming first taking place in Nepal, before moving to London, Hong Kong, Kathmandu and New York City. Some of the new images that surfaced from the New York set this weekend gave us our first look at Mads Mikkelsen as the mysterious villain, but we still don't know exactly who he's playing at this time. The actor was shown wearing unique makeup around his eyes, with a mysterious female character who also had the same makeup. »
Over the weekend, new set photos surfaced from Doctor Strange, which revealed stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Chiwetel Ejiofor in action. Shooting continues in New York today, and CumberbatchWeb has posted even more set photos, some of which give us our first look at Mads Mikkelsen as the mysterious villain. Unfortunately, we don't know who exactly this character is yet, but as you can see in the set photos, he certainly has an intriguing look.
The actor is seen wearing intricate facial makeup around his eyes, and in some photos, he's seen alongside an unspecified woman, who also has the same makeup around her eyes. It's worth noting that the set looks quite similar to photos we saw earlier this weekend, so it seems that these unknown characters may be doing battle with the Sorcerer Supreme and Baron Mordo. It isn't known how much shooting is left on Doctor Strange, but »
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