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Three spots in the 2015 Oscars Best Actor race are pretty much locked up. Those would be Michael Keaton (Birdman), Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game) and Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything). In my opinion, that's also the order of their likelihood of winning... right now. The two other slots aren't so easy to figure with so much left to be seen. Steve Carell (Foxcatcher) seems a strong contender though I'm not as sure about his chances as much as some others are, largely because of the competition he faces. His chances remain high, though, which is why he occupies my #4 slot for now. In fifth I had Jack O'Connell (Unbroken), but there's a little movie on the rise right now you may have heard of and hopefully seen (or intend to see) called Whiplash and not only is the film securing itself a spot in the Best Picture ranks, but »
- Brad Brevet
Doctor Strange: With Joaquin Phoenix apparently out of the mix, Marvel is still searching for the right actor to star as Doctor Strange. Reportedly, Colin Farrell (above in Saving Mr. Banks) is the latest possibility, joining Benedict Cumberbatch, along with the recently touted Keanu Reeves, as the leading candidates for the role. Supposedly, others being considered include Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto, Justin Theroux and Oscar Isaac. The movie is scheduled for release in 2016. [The Wrap] X-Men: Apocalypse: Tom Hardy (in The Drop, above), who played the villainous Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, is now being "courted" to star as a villainous, extremely powerful mutant named En Sabah Nur in Bryan Singer's upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse. The character was featured...
- Peter Martin
(Cbr) Yet another name has been conjured to potentially lead Marvel Studio’s "Doctor Strange" to the big screen. The Wrap reported Friday that Colin Farrell is now a frontrunner for the Sorcerer Supreme role, alongside Benedict Cumberbatch and Keanu Reeves. The report comes on the heels of this week’s rumor that Ewan McGregor may also be up for the Strange role. This is the first time Farrell — who will soon begin shooting the second season of "True Detective" — has been mentioned as a possible lead for the film. Jared Leto, Justin Theroux, Oscar Isaac and Ethan Hawke are also apparently interested as well. However, The Wrap’s "Doctor Strange" casting roundup initially also still named Joaquin Phoenix as a frontrunner, despite talks breaking down between Phoenix and Marvel earlier this month. The same report also mentions that aside from once being in contention for Doctor Strange, Tom Hardy »
- Ryan Ingram, Comic Book Resources
Doctor Strange: With Joaquin Phoenix apparently out of the mix, Marvel is still searching for the right actor to star as Doctor Strange. Reportedly Colin Farrell (above in Saving Mr. Banks) is the latest possibility, joining Benedict Cumberbatch and Keanu Reeves as leading candidates for the role. Supposedly others being considered include Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto, Justin Theroux and Oscar Isaac. The movie is scheduled for release in 2016. [The Wrap] X-Men: Apocalypse:...
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Let's start with a broad assessment that may or may not be true, but can be taken as close enough for the purposes of this column: there are four Best Actor slots spoken for. What are they? Steve Carell in "Foxcatcher," Benedict Cumberbatch in "The Imitation Game," Michael Keaton in "Birdman" and Eddie Redmayne in "The Theory of Everything." Only one of those films, mind you, has opened and screened for the Academy ("Birdman"). But if I were a betting man, I'd say that quartet is secure. So who slides in besides? First and foremost, we've been in this place at least since the Toronto Film Festival, when Cumberbatch further solidified himself after "The Imitation Game" debuted at Telluride and Redmayne jumped onto the scene as part of a new wave of contenders that included "Nightcrawler's" Jake Gyllenhaal and "St. Vincent's" Bill Murray. But as one of the »
- Kristopher Tapley
Meanwhile Joaquin Phoenix's representative has scotched rumours he will play the neurosurgeon-turned-superhero saying, "talks are dead, dead, dead. A couple of weeks ago they mutually decided to part ways. It was over before the New York Film Festival."
He had previously been in talks before dropping out, but was said to be reconsidering.
A source told The Wrap that Farrell is being considered for the role, and confirmed the news that Reeves is also in the running.
The studio has apparently wanted to work with Benedict Cumberbatch for a while, especially following his appearances in Star Trek Into Darkness, The Imitation Game and 12 Years A Slave. But commitments to Sherlock »
There’s been yet another shift in the seemingly never-ending casting race for Marvel’s Doctor Strange. Just a few days ago, we learned that Marvel’s new shortlist included Matthew McConaughey, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ewan McGregor, Oscar Isaac, Jared Leto and Ethan Hawke. Then, on Friday, we heard that Ryan Gosling had actually taken a meeting with the studio for the titular role of Sorcerer Supreme.
Now, however, there seems to be a new list of frontrunners, which was reported by TheWrap late Friday night. The new names in Marvel’s crosshairs are apparently Colin Farrell, Keanu Reeves, Benedict Cumberbatch and… Joaquin Phoenix?!
Last we heard, Phoenix had gone so far as to enter final negotiations for the role, but eventually took his name out of the running as he was supposedly uncomfortable with the studio’s demands. The actor’s publicist insists that the talks with Marvel are, “dead dead dead, »
- James Garcia
At one point, Marvel decided that Joaquin Phoenix is the perfect actor to star in its upcoming "Doctor Strange" film. But Phoenix didn't feel comfortable signing a multi-picture deal and eventually dropped out. The studio immediately started searching for his replacement. And now comes word that Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Farrell and Keanu Reeves are all having talks with Marvel. And what's really interesting is that Phoenix had a change of heart and is now once again entered negotiations. According to The Wrap, Cumberbatch is at the top of the list, followed by Farrell and then Reeves. It's not clear where Phoenix stands. But these are all actors that Marvel is pursuing. There are other actors, who actually pushing to be considered, including Jared Leto, Justin Theroux and Oscar Isaac. "Doctor Strange" is set to hit theaters on July 8th, 2016. »
There’s been a few sites chipping in this week with shortlists for the lead role in Doctor Strange – with names such as Ewan McGregor (Star Wars), Ryan Gosling (Drive), Ethan Hawke (Sinister), Matthew McConaughey (Interstellar), Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: Episode VII), Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) and Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler) bandied about – and now the rumour mill has churned a few more contenders for the upcoming Marvel movie.
According to The Wrap, Joaquin Phoenix (Inherent Vice) is still in contention for the part, while Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game) remains in the mix along with Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises), Colin Farrell (Total Recall) and Justin Theroux (The Leftovers). And following his expression of interest, it’s also said that Marvel is giving some thought to Keanu Reeves (John Wick).
At this point, it’s becoming easier to track which names haven’t been linked to the role »
- Gary Collinson
Stranger things have happened.
They will join several others already being considered including Jared Leto, Justin Theroux, Oscar Isaac and yes—Benedict Cumberbatch. For some unknown reason, TheWrap also mentioned Ryan Gosling’s name out there, but highly doubt he wants to part due to family obligations.
- Gig Patta
We’ve already got Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto, Oscar Isaac, Matthew McConaughey, Ewan McGregor, Jake Gyllenhaal and Ethan Hawke in the mix for Doctor Strange. Why not add another name to the ever-growing list? Not only is it being reported that Colin Farrell is in consideration for the title role, but that Benedict Cumberbatch is back in the race as well. Hit the jump for more on who’s supposedly in and out. Doctor Strange is due in theaters on July 8, 2016. This latest report comes from The Wrap with the outlet initially claiming that both Cumberbatch and Joaquin Phoenix are still “very much in the mix.” However, soon after publishing the article, The Wrap added an update from Phoenix’s publicist insisting that his negotiations are “dead dead dead. A couple of weeks ago they mutually decided to part ways. It was over before the New York Film Festival.” Does »
- Perri Nemiroff
Is there a man in Hollywood not already connected to the Marvel cinematic Universe that isn't being looked at for Doctor Strange? With Joaquin Phoenix's publicists confirming that all talks with the actor are dead, Marvel and Disney are casting a wide net to find their Stephen Strange. Today, they are adding Colin Farrell to a shortlist that has grown to become very long.
Previously rumored Benedict Cumberbatch is said to be at the top of this want list, and The Wrap confirms that Keanu Reeves is now officially in the mix after he publicly talked about the role with the press earlier in the week.
Marvel has no comment at this time, and its not known when we can expect an announcement.
If Farrell takes the part, he could jump into the role right after he wraps production on the second season of HBO's anthology series "True Detective" early next year. Marvel wants Cumberbatch as well but his scheduling may prove a major issue.
Joaquin Phoenix's publicist insists any talk of the actor playing the role is "dead dead dead. A couple of weeks ago they mutually decided to part ways. It was over before the New York Film Festival." »
- Garth Franklin
The endless back and forth of super-hero casting speculation continues. Marvel studios has a release date strategy for “Dr. Strange." They have a script and a director, Scott Derrickson, in place. But they don't have a leading man yet, though they reportedly came close with Joaquin Phoenix before talks broke down. Now another new actor has emerged as a possible contender: Colin Farrell, who’s moving back up in the world after scoring a key role on the second season of “True Detective.” But apparently Phoenix is still in the conversation, as is Benedict Cumberbatch, who has mentioned for the role months ago. Other actors in contention? Keanu Reeves is apparently a legit player (beyond recent rumors) and Jared Leto, Justin Theroux, and Oscar Isaac all apparently want the rpart. Tom Hardy was mentioned early on, but apparently Fox is now eyeing him to play the titular villain of their "X-Men: Apocalypse. »
- Edward Davis
The conversation around "Birdman" has shifted a little bit since early raves out of the Venice and Telluride film festivals. Maybe as expected, a number of writers are taking umbrage with a certain critic depiction in the film. Some reviews go so far as to read like performance art based on that depiction. Nevertheless, there was always going to be a bend in that road, and I'm fine with that. But I want to talk about something else. I want to talk about how Michael Keaton deserves the Oscar for Best Actor walking away. No, I haven't seen performances from guys like David Oyelowo, Oscar Isaac, Bradley Cooper and Jack O'Connell, which lurk on the season's horizon. So the statement is what it is, one made without all the requisite info. But if you're asking me, I'm telling you: no one is likely to own a role or the screen with more authority this year. »
- Kristopher Tapley
The English actor confirmed his return to a galaxy far, far away this afternoon in a video posted to the official Star Wars YouTube channel. Warwick Davis has played multiple roles in George Lucas’ Star Wars franchise, including Wicket the Ewok in Return Of The Jedi and gambler Weazel and Anakin’s pal Wald in The Phantom Menace. (He even doubled for the Frank Oz-voiced Yoda and cameo’ed as a Tatooine street trader in Episode I.)
Davis’s role in Episode VII has yet to be revealed, but production is underway in the UK with Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver and Domhnall Gleeson starring for J.J. Abrams. Star Wars: Episode VII hits theaters on December 8, 2015.
- Jen Yamato
With a number of other iconic actors and actresses already set to reappear, including Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford, the return of Davis is sure to spark even more excitement around the Star Wars community.
The news has come directly from the Star Wars YouTube Channel and you can watch the amusing video announcement below…
- Alfie Nobes
With the overabundance of Star Wars: Episode VII leaks and rumors floating around, it is so incredibly refreshing to get a legit bit of news straight from the official Star Wars YouTube page, and via an especially amusing video nonetheless. Hit the jump to catch the must-see video announcing that Warwick Davis will return to the Star Wars film franchise for Episode VII. The movie hits theaters on December 18, 2015 and also stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Harrison Ford, Adam Driver, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Lupita Nyong’o, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Andy Serkis and Gwendoline Christie. Davis is the guy who portrayed Wicket in Star Wars: Episode VI – The Return of the Jedi and he also appeared in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace as Wald, the Rodian member of Anakin’s podracing pit team, Weazel, a Tatooine weapons dealer, and as Yoda in select scenes. What »
- Perri Nemiroff
Check it out below!
Star Wars Episoee VII stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Christina Chong, Crystal Clarke and Pip Anderson. J.J. Abrams directs the film, which arrives in cinemas on December 18, 2015.
Source: You Tube »
- Paul Heath
George Lucas’ special effect connoisseurs, Industrial Light and Magic, are a company that helped define some of the most memorable moments in the filmmakers original trilogy. And now, almost forty years later, the visual maestros have penned a deal to open a new studio in the UK in order to work on the rebooted Star Wars IP.
Speaking at the event, Kathleen Kennedy — current president of the Disney-owned Lucasfilm — spoke on the impact that Industrial Light and Magic can have on production, all the while offering a brief status update on Star Wars: Episode VII. As a matter of fact, Kennedy revealed that J.J. Abrams’ production is coming close to its curtain call, and is reportedly within three weeks of finishing.
Don’t get your hopes up just yet, though, for it’s after the director wraps primary filming that the special effects work begins — and given the scale of Episode VII, »
- Michael Briers
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