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Benedict Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange: Everything you need to know, from release date to spoilers

4 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Though The Avengers: Age of Ultron felt much more like the closing of a chapter, it was the release of Ant-Man last month that officially concluded Marvel Studios' Phase Two.

We've all heard plenty about Captain America: Civil War, which will kick off Phase Three, but what of the movie that will follow in its sizable footsteps?

Below, Digital Spy rounds up everything we know so far about Doctor Strange.

When's it out?

Doctor Strange is scheduled for release on October 28, 2016 in the UK, and a week later in the Us on November 4. Principal photography is due to start in November in London.

The release date has already been pushed back from the formerly announced July slot, presumably to accommodate the star's notoriously packed schedule.

What's it about?

Guardians of the Galaxy was widely billed as Marvel's "anti-superhero movie", and Marvel Studios certainly have form with roguish anti-heroes given »

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Casting Alert! Rachel McAdams Rumored to Star in Marvel's Doctor Strange

6 July 2015 1:58 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Has Doctor Strange found its female lead? Rumor has it the studio has offered Rachel McAdams the starring role opposite of Benedict Cumberbatch in the highly anticipated Marvel film, which is slated for a Nov. 4, 2016 release. However, no official casting announcement regarding McAdam's character has been made just yet. Thus far there's been a wall of secrecy surrounding the future film, save for the fact that Scott Derrickson has signed on to direct with Jon Spaihts penning the script. The first draft of the Doctor Strange screenplay was written by Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer. Doctor Strange tells the story of Stephen Strange, created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko »

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NBC Announces 2015-2016 Fall TV Schedule with Trailers

11 May 2015 10:11 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

As it closes in on its second consecutive season-long victory in the key adult 18-49 demographic, NBC unveils a new 2015-16 primetime schedule that combines popular returning series, edge-of-your-seat new dramas, inventive new comedies and season nine of the Emmy Award-winning musical competition series The Voice. NBC is on track to win the traditional September-to-May primetime season in adults 18-49 for the second year in a row after having gone the prior 10 years without an 18-49 win. Through 32 completed weeks of the season, NBC also ranks #1 or tied for #1 among the Big 4 networks in adults and men 18-34 and men and women 18-49.

In total viewers, NBC is running #2 for the season and within 7% of its year-ago Olympics-boosted average (8.8 million vs. 9.5 million), making this season and last NBC's two top-scoring seasons in total viewers since 2006-07. NBC has won the last three November sweeps in adults 18-49, as well as »

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EuropaCorp Rolls Into Efm With Kawasaki’s Project, ‘Shut In’ And More

3 February 2015 2:43 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris– EuropaCorp, whose U.S. distribution venture Red recently launched, will present a robust slate of English-language movies at the European Film Market.

The company will start pre-sales on an untitled Kawasaki project penned by Allison Burnett. The film, whose cast has not yet been unveiled, will turn on a man who devises a plan to save his gravely ill daughter at all costs, even his own life.

EuropaCorp, which just hit a home run with “Taken 3″ ($244 million worldwide so far), will also kick off three new movies in pre-production: Farren Blackburn’s (“Luther”) “Shut In” with Naomi WattsBarry Sonnenfeld’s (“Men in Black”) “Nine Lives” with Kevin Spacey (pictured above) and Daniel Barber’s (“The Keeping Room”) “Underground.”

Shut In” stars Watts as a widowed child psychologist who works from her home in rural New England and faces a terrifying winter storm. Lava Bear Films and Transfilm International are co-producing. »

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Chiwetel Ejiofor May Star In Marvel’s 'Doctor Strange'

23 January 2015 6:17 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

According to The Hollywood Reporter, 12 Years a Slave star Chiwetel Ejiofor is being courted by Marvel to take on an unspecified role in Doctor Strange. Ejiofor could join Benedict Cumberbatch, who is starring as the surgeon turned sorcerer supreme Stephen Strange, aka Doctor Strange.

Marvel had no comment as talks are said to be in the early stages.

The site also says that he could be taking on the villain role of the film but some of their sources have said that's not the case. The villain is likely to be classic bad guy Baron Karl Mordo, a sorcerer’s pupil whose next-in-line status is usurped by Doctor Strange, thus making him the physician’s fierce rival.

The film is based on the Marvel Comics character created by Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko. Stephen Strange beset by demons controlled by apprentice sorcerer Karl Mordo, but was rescued by Mordo's mentor, »

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