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The Jason Bourne star battles monsters in the trailer for China’s most expensive film, causing online commentators to ask why a white man is playing the lead
Earlier this year, the Hollywood remake of classic Japanese anime Ghost in Shell caused controversy by casting Scarlett Johansson in the lead role, as did Marvel’s Doctor Strange for signing up Tilda Swinton to play a character depicted as Tibetan in the comics. Now, the forthcoming blockbuster The Great Wall finds itself embroiled in the same type of whitewashing controversy, for casting Matt Damon in a film depicting an epic battle on the titular Chinese structure.
The Great Wall is the first English-language film directed by Zhang Yimou, who made House of Flying Daggers and Hero, and the most expensive production completed in China, with a budget of $150m. A Chinese/American co-production, its diverse cast includes Willem Dafoe, Game of Thrones’ Pedro Pascal, »
- Nigel M Smith
Chris here. It's been so long since we first heard about Tilda Swinton's plans to remake Auntie Mame that we'd assumed the project had died. But, as it turns out, Annie Mumolo and Tilda Swinton are giving us a banquet because we poor suckers are starving to death.
While being interviewed by Vanity Fair, Oscar-nominated screenwriter Annie Mumolo let slip that she's working on the screenplay for Auntie Mame, with Tilda Swinton taking over Rosalind Russell's fur coat. No, it won't be a musical version, because Tilda Swinton in a musical would be too much for our tender hearts.
This would be a huge star vehicle for the actress, putting her at the forefront of a big cast rather than her usual spot on the periphery of comedic ensembles. One thing Swinton doesn't get enough credit for is her incredible chemistry with a wide range of different kinds of performers, »
- Chris Feil
Cumberbatch stars in Marvel's latest release
Marvel’s Doctor Strange follows the story of world-famous neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange who, in his quest for healing after a horrific car accident, discovers powerful magic in a mysterious place known as Kamar-Taj—the front line of a battle against unseen dark forces bent on destroying our reality.
Saturday, Hall H was a treat for us boys and girls lucky enough to be in that air-conditioned goodness! The Marvel Studios panel never seems to disappoint, and after a riveting light/hologram show (that we were not allowed to film…Sorry kids, but I follow orders!), Mr. Benedict Cumberbatch appeared mid-stage. Here’s the footage I caught from the press pit of the panel…
(Apologies if there are times where the focus messes up a bit. I’m 5’10’ 1/2 and still had to fight a few obstacles!)
For the first time, fans were introduced to the cast of Doctor Strange: Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Stephen Strange), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Mordo), Tilda Swinton (The Ancient One), Rachel McAdams (Doctor Christine Palmer), Mads Mikkelsen (Kaecilius) and Benedict Wong (Master Wong) along with director Scott Derrickson and treated to brand new never-before-seen footage from the film.
Doctor Strange is in U.S. Theaters November »
- Melissa Howland
Apparently a new cast member has been listed as one of the stars for Doctor Strange. This comes in the form of Benjamin Bratt being listed among such ones as Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, and Rachel McAdams. Even though the actor is listed in the film, there is no indication or idea about who or what Bratt may be playing. For the most part, a majority of notable roles in the film have been filled. But, a certain flaming headed freak hasn't been added to the film or even cast...
Maybe that is who Bratt is playing? Fans have noticed that a good chunk of Bratt's latest work consists of a lot of voice over Stuff. So that raises the question on whether or not he may actually be portraying the classic Strange villain Dormammu. Dormammu is such a powerful character in the comics that it has taken Doctor Strange »
- Nicholas Williams
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Annie Mumolo, co-writer of Bridesmaids and Bad Moms star, reveals that she’s working on an adaptation of Patrick Dennis’ 1955 novel Auntie Mame for the very Auntie Mame-ish Tilda Swinton.
The book chronicles the comic adventures of a young boy living with his eccentric (read: free-thinking and independent) aunt after his father dies. In 1958, Warner Brothers released a film adaptation that starred Rosalind Russell as the titular heroine. Russell was nominated for an Academy Award and won a Golden Globe for her performance. The film went on to become the highest-grossing U.S. film the following year because viewers found no end to the hilarity of a woman making her own decisions every day.
- Matt Wayt
Many believed that the cast list for the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe installment had already been released in its entirety, but Bratt’s involvement, which was revealed when his name was spotted at the bottom of the newest Doctor Strange Comic-Con poster, proves otherwise. Who knows, if this bit of casting news was kept secret until now, maybe other actors will pop up on screen and surprise audience members when the movie hit theaters. Currently, the actor’s character in the film is unknown.
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- Justin Cook
The original is based on Patrick Dennis' 1955 novel about an orphaned boy who is placed in the care of his flamboyant, exuberant aunt who hosts frequent parties with eclectic bohemian guests. Speaking with Vanity Fair, Mumolo says:
"She [Swinton] asked me, 'Have you read Auntie Mame?'. I said, 'No, I haven't read the book but I've seen the other version of it made into a film version in the 50s.' She said, 'Would you take a look at it? I want to see if you are interested in writing a modern-day adaptation.' I said yes, because you say yes to Tilda Swinton when she asks if you want to do something.
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- Garth Franklin
In the category of Things We Forgot Were Happening Because They’ve Been Developing Forever, Tilda Swinton has been attached to a remake of Rosalind Russell‘s 1958, Oscar nominated “Auntie Mame” for years. There’s really not been much news as such, but it looks like at the very least the project has a screenwriter. This week “Bad Moms” […]
- Kevin Jagernauth
Clip It: Each day, Jon Davis looks at the world of trailers, featurettes and clips and puts it all in perspective. The first time I saw the Doctor Strange trailer, I convinced myself that I liked it. Benedict Cumberbatch looks the part, cause he's white and tall and a combination of confident yet confused. Tilda Swinton is an ethereal weirdo, which is always fun, and NYC is upside and sideways, and that hints at something mind blowing. Maybe I was persuaded by the last bit, which featured one of those great comic book movie pithy one liners that every trailer has to have now, but upon only a few minutes reflection, I couldn't keep up the charade with myself. It just didn't work for me. I'm sorry, Marvel. Don't be mad, I'm sure I'll still see it. In fact, I think it's mandatory if I want to keep my driver's license (is that a law? »
- Jon Davis
With its impressive, Inception-esque CGI and shots of realities unfolding like origami, Doctor Strange‘s most recent trailer drove home the point that, yes, Marvel’s latest spinoff is poised to steer the McU into the Quantum Realm and beyond.
Echoing that overarching narrative was director Scott Derrickson, who solicited questions during a panel at last weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con.
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It was here where the filmmaker touched base on the inherent themes of spiritualism and mysticism that will underpin the upcoming offshoot, and why Doctor Strange can herald the beginning of the Marvel Cinematic Multiverse. Mark it, folks.
“What the comics did was, they brought with Doctor Strange an extra dimension into psychedelia, mysticism, and spirituality and all these very 60’s things and broke open the Marvel comic book universe into the Marvel multiverse. I think Doctor Strange is going to be the beginning of the Marvel Cinematic Multiverse. »
- Michael Briers
Marvel made a big show of their upcoming movies at San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend releasing new footage and introducing new actors to the McU. But the director of one of its most controversial films to date, Doctor Strange, probably had the most important comment of the convention. I don't want to discount what might have been said in many of the smaller panels throughout Comic-Con this past weekend, there were tons of diverse and important discussions going on, but while we wait for reports on those to roll out I'd like to focus on something someone in the spotlight said. Vulture spoke to Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson after the big Hall H panel and addressed some of the concerns about his film's representation issues. His answer was extremely thoughtful. I think that what I’ve come to really empathize with is the idea that there’s a group of people, »
- Jill Pantozzi
This year's San Diego Comic-Con brought a treasure trove of trailers for some of the upcoming year's most buzzworthy movies, from superhero movies and franchise tentpole blockbusters to, curiously enough, Oliver Stone's upcoming Edward Snowden biopic. (Watching the filmmaker warn the attendees of his Hall H panel that Pokémon Go watches them as they slumber was a rare, unexpected treat.)
We've got a nice long wait for most of these — enjoy that Justice League clip, people, because we've still got another 16 months before it swoops into theaters — but for now, »
After Stephen Strange, the world’s top neurosurgeon, is injured in a car accident that ruins his career, he sets out on a journey of healing, where he encounters the Ancient One, who later becomes Strange’s mentor in the mystic arts. The new Marvel movie stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mads Mikkelsen, and Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One. Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” hits theaters everywhere on November 4.
The post Marvel’s Doctor Strange Gets A New Movie Poster appeared first on Shockya.com. »
- Rudie Obias
Six years post–”A Single Man,” Tom Ford is ready to return with his second film. “Nocturnal Animals” was likewise adapted from a novel, this time with Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal in the lead. Entertainment Weekly has premiered the first three images of the world-famous fashion designer-turned filmmaker’s new movie.
“Nocturnal Animals” is based on Austin Wright’s “Tony and Susan,” first published in 1993. It takes its title from that of a manuscript its lead character (Adams) receives in the mail from her estranged ex-husband. Gyllenhaal will play the lead of the story-within-a-story, with Isla Fisher as his wife, Ellie Bamber as their daughter, Aaron Taylor-Johnson as the leader of a gang Gyllenhaal encounters on the road and Michael Shannon as a detective. Read more about the project at EW. »
- Michael Nordine
We all love movie trailers. Some of us get to the theater early so we can catch all the trailers. We review trailers. Studios even make trailers for trailers. (And we review those, too.) Trailers get people excited. That’s their job, if they’re done correctly. Comic-Con has unveiled a bunch of trailers over the past few days. Cinelinx is taking a second look at seven trailers for some of the most anticipated upcoming movies.
Justice League: What’s immediately obvious from the trailer is that the tone of this film will be very different from the earlier Snyderverse films. When the WB opened the set to critics several weeks back, everyone present said that they were encouraged by the humorous scenes being filmed featuring the Flash. This trailer seems to back up those claims, focusing on the interactions of the team members. The thread of the trailer »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Rob Young)
Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Dr. Strange in the last Marvel superhero movie, is mystified by his own super powers in the latest trailer for the 14th film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He toys with mind-bending magic and alternate dimensions. Disney released the trailer and a new poster to mark the cast’s appearance at San Diego Comic-Con. The film co-stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benjamin Bratt, Scott Adkins, Mads Mikkelsen and Tilda Swinton. ...Read MoreDr. Strange Discovers His Strange Powers in New Marvel Trailer (see!) was first posted on July 24, 2016 at 1:29 pm.
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- Keith Girard
As you may have heard, a small gathering of like-minded fans is taking place in San Diego this weekend. Marvel is among the most well-represented studios at Comic-Con, of course, and perhaps its most highly anticipated offering this year is “Doctor Strange,” which stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the eponymous superhero. Watch the film’s newly released trailer below.
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Tilda Swinton’s casting as the Ancient One, a character conceived of and previously portrayed as Tibetan, has made “Doctor Strange” part of this year’s ongoing whitewashing debate along with the upcoming “Ghost in the Shell.” Her character, a sagacious mentor who’s been retconned as Celtic, is on prominent display here as she helps Strange unlock his supernatural abilities; the trailer also offers glimpses of Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong and Mads Mikkelsen.
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- Michael Nordine
A huge day for blockbuster teasers and trailers concluded at Comic-Con Saturday with Marvel's Hall H presentation and the arrival of a new preview for the upcoming Doctor Strange, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the neurosurgeon-turned-Sorcerer Supreme.
Like the mind-altering first teaser that dropped in April, the latest look at Doctor Strange continues to focus on the mystic arts and stunning skyline-bending visual effects as opposed to hand-to-hand combat and big explosions. Strange's origin story takes center stage as its revealed how the surgeon transforms into a superhero: "Study and practice, »
After skipping Comic-Con last year, Marvel Studios returned to Hall H last night with a packed panel featuring Black Panther, Doctor Strange, Thor: Ragnarok, Spider-Man: Homecoming and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, along with confirmation that Brie Larson is set to play Carol Danvers in Captain Marvel.
Thanks to Flicks and the City, you can check out video footage of the panels, which feature Black Panther director Ryan Coogler and cast members Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan, Danai Gurira, Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson and stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams, Mads Mikkelsen, Benedict Wong and Chiwetel Ejiofor, Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts and stars Tom Holland, Zendaya, Laura Harrier and Tony Revolori, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 director James Gunn and stars Chris Pratt, Kurt Russell, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Elizabeth Debicki and Pom Klementieff (not to mention The Ravagers! »
- Gary Collinson
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