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Benedict Wong says Doctor Strange’s Wong won’t be “a tea-making manservant”

13 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This November Benedict Wong (Prometheus, The Martian) is set to team up with fellow Brit – and fellow Benedict – Benedict Cumberbatch, as he portrays Dr. Stephen Strange’s sidekick Wong in Marvel’s Doctor Strange.

During an interview with Den of Geek, the appropriately named actor has revealed some details on the direction Marvel is taking with the character:

“I’m certainly not going to be the tea-making manservant. We’re heading in a different direction,” said Wong. “He’s more of a drill sergeant. There isn’t any martial arts for Wong in Doctor Strange actually, he’s more of a drill sergeant to Kamar-Taj. He’s one of the masters of sorcery.”

See Also: Mads Mikkelsen says Doctor Strange will have a “different flavour” to other Marvel movies, discusses villain role

Doctor Strange follows the story of neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a horrific car accident, »

- Gary Collinson

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Benedict Wong’s ‘Doctor Strange’ Character Won’t Be “the Tea-Making Manservant”

19 hours ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The first trailer for Marvel’s Doctor Strange introduced many of the key players including Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Baron Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor), and the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton). One we haven’t seen yet, though, is Wong, played by Benedict Wong. In the comics, Wong is Strange’s sidekick and valet as well as a master martial artist himself. […]

The post Benedict Wong’s ‘Doctor Strange’ Character Won’t Be “the Tea-Making Manservant” appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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Benedict Wong Hints At New Approach To His Doctor Strange Character

27 June 2016 1:50 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Though a certain other Benedict will take top billing in Scott Derrickson’s mystical origins story come November, Benedict Wong – star of Prometheus and The Martian – has been dropping hints regarding his own Doctor Strange character, and just how he differs from the original comics.

Set to play the part of Wong (the character), the actor was quizzed about his upcoming McU role during an interview with Den of Geek, where he revealed how Marvel is primed to steer his sorcerer “in a different direction.”

In fact, unlike the “tea-making manservant” found in the Doctor Strange comics, it seems as though Wong will have a much more hands-on approach as right-hand man to the Sorcerer Supreme.

Per Den of Geek:

“I’m certainly not going to be the tea-making manservant. We’re heading in a different direction,” the actor says. “There isn’t any martial arts for Wong in Doctor Strange actually, »

- Michael Briers

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Doctor Strange Star Says Wong Is Much Different from the Comics

27 June 2016 12:28 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Captain America: Civil War has made the lion's share of what it will make at the box office, which is currently good enough for the highest grossing film of 2016. So, Marvel Studios is now focusing on their upcoming slate, specifically Doctor Strange, which is due out in November. As the move draws nearer, we are slowly learning more about what we can expect, and we finally got some details about Benedict Wong's character in the movie.

We have known ever since Wong was cast in Doctor Strange that he was, funnily enough, playing the character of Wong. In a recent interview with Den of Geek, Wong finally discussed the character a bit and how it will differ from what comic book fans may be used to from Wong in the source material. Here is what he had to say.

"I'm certainly not going to be the tea-making manservant. We're heading in a different direction. »

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Brexit Fallout: ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Star Wars,’ and Oscar Favorites Could Face Trouble

24 June 2016 9:58 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Update: “Game of Thrones” producers have told Entertainment Weekly that the Brexit vote will not affect production on the HBO series.]

Brexit has already brought crashing markets and Prime Minister David Cameron’s resignation. It’s reasonable to believe that the financing and production of the biggest TV and film productions could soon follow suit. Here’s a breakdown of the major categories that could feel the impact.

Large Hollywood Productions

The Star Wars franchise is one of many blockbusters that shoots at Pinewood, a top-notch UK soundstage. “Game of Thrones” makes great use of the green field of Northern Ireland.  “Outlander” creates it’s magical universe in Scottish castles and countrysides.  All told, Hollywood sends 10%-12% of its productions — and billions of dollars — to the UK.

Hollywood is attracted to shoot in the U.K. because of tax incentives which save 25% on up to 80% of total production costs.  These rebates are now in jeopardy due to Brexit. It is possible that the British government could decide to continue these incentives on their own. »

- Chris O'Falt

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Superhero Bits: Viola Davis Wanted to Pepper Spray Jared Leto, Elizabeth Banks Too Old for Mary Jane & More

23 June 2016 4:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Will The Flash‘s use of the Flashpoint storyline have an impact on the next season of Arrow? Is Ghost Rider coming to Agents of Shield next season? Why did Viola Davis want to pepper spray Jared Leto on the Suicide Squad set? What does the Doctor Strange comic character think of Benedict Cumberbatch playing him? […]

The post Superhero Bits: Viola Davis Wanted to Pepper Spray Jared Leto, Elizabeth Banks Too Old for Mary Jane & More appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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TV News Roundup: Frances Conroy Joins ‘The Mist,’ Cinemax Sets Premiere Date for ‘Quarry’

23 June 2016 1:43 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

HBO releases the first trailer for Issa Rae’s “Insecure,” Cinemax sets premiere date for marine driven “Quarry,” Frances Conroy joins the TV adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Mist” and more in Thursday’s TV news roundup. 

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Cinemax has confirmed the premiere date for the eight-episode season of “Quarry,” which tells the story of a marine who returns home from Vietnam in 1972 to find himself rejected by those he loves and demonized by the public. The series, which stars Logan Marshall-Green as marine Mac Conway, will premiere on September 9 at 10 p.m. on Cinemax.

PBS has announced its Fall TV schedule, which will includes “Churchill’s Secret” featuring Michael Gambon on September 11 at 8 p.m.; “Hamilton’s America,” which will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look of the creation of Broadway sensation “Hamilton,” on October 21 at 9 p.m.;”Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You” on October 25 at 9.m.; “Anne of Green Gables »

- Maria Cavassuto

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Promotional images for Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum Lego set

23 June 2016 9:01 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Amazon Japan has officially released a couple of promotional images for the Lego Marvel Super Heroes set Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum (76060), which will retail for £29.99/$29.99, and includes three minigures in Stephen Strange, Baron Mordo and Wong; check them out here…

See Also: Disney Infinity reveals unreleased Doctor Strange figure

Stage a face-off against the portal beast in Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum, with levitating function levers and mystical artifacts. Includes 3 minifigures.

Banish the portal beast from Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum!

Team up and expel the portal beast from Doctor Strange’s mysterious headquarters with some super-heroic supernatural action! Fend it off with Doctor Strange’s mystical artifacts, and evade being captured by the portal beast’s tentacles using the cape of levitation. Send in Karl Mordo to battle the beast with his quarterstaff, and help The Ancient One strike with the powerful magical fans at her fingertips!

Includes 3 minifigures: Doctor Strange, »

- Amie Cranswick

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EU Referendum: Heavyweight film and TV figures back Remain vote

22 June 2016 6:39 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Working Title, See-Saw, Number 9, Lord Puttnam among signatories of letter arguing to remain in the EU.

Heavyweight figures in the film and TV business, including Lord Puttnam and Working Title boss Tim Bevan, have come together to support Britain remaining in the European Union.

Full letter below

Some 23 major producers have co-signed a letter to industry, arguing that remaining in the EU was the “right thing to do for our industry”.

The King’s Speech and Top Of The Lake producer Iain Canning, James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli, Big Talk’s Nira Park, Slumdog Millionaire producer Christian Colson and Monumnetal duo Debra Hayward and Alison Owen, have all signed the letter.

They highlighted that the EU’s Media and Creative Europe Programme had delivered £100m to UK producers in the past 10 years, which has helped support thousands of creative and technical jobs nationwide.

They noted that one benefit of being a member of the EU was that »

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Heavyweight film and TV figures back Remain vote

22 June 2016 6:39 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Working Title, See-Saw, Number 9, Lord Puttnam among signatories of letter arguing to remain in the EU.

Heavyweight figures in the film and TV business, including Lord Puttnam and Working Title boss Tim Bevan, have come together to support Britain remaining in the European Union.

Full letter below

Some 23 major producers have co-signed a letter to industry, arguing that remaining in the EU was the “right thing to do for our industry”.

The King’s Speech and Top Of The Lake producer Iain Canning, James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli, Big Talk’s Nira Park, Slumdog Millionaire producer Christian Colson and Monumnetal duo Debra Hayward and Alison Owen, have all signed the letter.

They highlighted that the EU’s Media and Creative Europe Programme had delivered £100m to UK producers in the past 10 years, which has helped support thousands of creative and technical jobs nationwide.

They noted that one benefit of being a member of the EU was that »

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"Doctor Strange" Villain Revealed

22 June 2016 4:20 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

According to reports, the roles being played by actors Mads Mikkelsen and Rachel McAdams in director Scott Derrickson's Marvel Studios' "Doctor Strange" feature have been revealed:

Mikkelsen is playing the character 'Kaecilius' a disciple of 'Baron Mordo' (Chiwetel Ejiofor)...

...who became an enemy of 'Stephen Strange' (Benedict Cumberbatch).

'Kaecilius', trained in the mystic arts by his master 'Baron Mordo', often served as a field agent or deliverer of messages for Mordo...

...accompanying him to 'Kamar-Taj' in Tibet to abduct the 'Ancient One'. 

'Doctor Strange' prevents this by escaping with the Ancient One...

...while Kaecilius hires a group of smugglers to search for Strange. 

Rachel McAdams plays Marvel Comics' character 'Christine Palmer' aka 'Night Nurse'.

Night Nurse is noted for her willingness to help injured superheroes, debuting in Marvel's "Night Nurse" #1 (November 1972).

Night Nurse teamed with Doctor Strange in the five-issue miniseries "Doctor Strange: The Oath" (Dec. »

- Michael Stevens

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Mads Mikkelsen's Doctor Strange Villain Finally Revealed?

21 June 2016 5:06 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Marvel Studios is having themselves another absolutely massive year. Several movies that are coming out next year, including Spider-Man: Homecoming and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 are currently under production and Captain America: Civil War is currently the highest grossing movie of 2016. Next up for Marvel is Doctor Strange, which will be introducing a brand new character to the McU, and we might have finally just learned who the villain of the movie will be. Be warned, there are potential spoilers ahead.

We have known for quite some time that Casino Royale and Hannibal star Mads Mikkelsen will be playing the bad guy in the movie, but who exactly he is playing has been kept totally under wraps. A new report from Heroic Hollywood claims to have discovred who Mikkelsen is playing, and it comes from a bit of a strange source. Some details for a new Doctor Strange »

- MovieWeb

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Hollywood’s UK Community Debates Brexit: Should They Stay Or Should They Go?

21 June 2016 4:51 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Britain doesn’t have to choose between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, but our friends across the pond are nevertheless faced with a hugely significant political decision of their own. Thursday’s vote on Brexit — the colloquial name given to the United Kingdom’s upcoming vote on whether or not to remain in the European Union — is a divisive issue, of course, with the husband of slain MP Jo Cox saying that the 41-year-old politician was murdered because of her strong political beliefs. The Economist currently tracks the polls at 44 percent in favor of remaining (or “bremaining”), 43 percent hoping to leave (“brexit”) and 11 percent undecided.

Read More: ‘A United Kingdom’ to Open BFI London Film Festival, Boosting Awards Chances

The divide doesn’t appear to be as sharp in the film industry, however, with more than 250 British celebrities (Patrick Stewart, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Keira Knightley, Jude Law and Steve McQueen »

- Michael Nordine

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Casting Call for a Young Sherlock

21 June 2016 7:50 AM, PDT | ScreenTerrier | See recent ScreenTerrier news »

Casting breakdown - Sherlock Series IV Episode 3

We are looking for a boy to play Young Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) in Sherlock Series IV Episode 3. This is a non-speaking role featured in a couple of flashback scenes.

Actor must be between 3’6” and 3’9”, to play 6 years old, with blue eyes and preferably black or brown curly hair. We will consider submissions from other child actors with other hair colour if they fit all other requirements.

Filming dates are from 27th June for 5 weeks, filming in Cardiff. Producer is Sue Vertue for Hartswood Films for BBC1 and Director is Benjamin Caron.

Meetings will be this Thursday 23rd June in London. Please send photo and CV asap to office@krjcasting.com with Young Sherlock Casting in the subject bar. »

- noreply@blogger.com (ScreenTerrier)

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Doctor Strange: Cumberbatch's cancelled Disney Infinity figure leaked

21 June 2016 1:57 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Benedict Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange would have had his own Disney Infinity figure. Here are some leaked images of it...

In May, Disney made the decision to cancel its toys-to-life game Disney Infinity - a business decision set to cost the firm millions. Launched in 2013 as a rival to Activision's Skylanders, Disney Infinity's combination of action figures and digital toy box made it a hit at first, though dwindling sales mean that the Finding Dory playset, out this month, will be the series' last.

"After a thorough evaluation, we have modified our approach to console gaming and will transition exclusively to a licensing model," boss James Pitaro said at the time. "This shift in strategy means we will cease production of Disney Infinity, where the lack of growth in the toys-to-life market, coupled with high development costs, has created a challenging business model."

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Mads Mikkelsen’s Doctor Strange role revealed

20 June 2016 4:16 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It looks like Mads Mikkelsen’s mystery role in Marvel’s Doctor Strange is a mystery no more, with Heroic Hollywood uncovering a description for Marvel Minimates’ Doctor Strange Movie 2-Packs. If you don’t want to know, stop reading now…

A Diamond Select Toys Release! The next chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is now the next entry in the long-running Marvel Minimates line! Series 70 of Marvel Minimates mini-figures travels to the world of the Doctor Strange movie, with four different two-packs: Dr. Strange with The Ancient One, Mordo with Kaecilius, the specialty-exclusive Stephen Strange with Christine Palmer and the specialty-exclusive Wong & Zealot! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts. Each two-pack is packaged in a full-color window box.

So, it looks like Mikkelsen is portraying Kaecilius, who in the comic books is a disciple of Baron Mordo (played in the movie by Chiwetel Ejiofor »

- Gary Collinson

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New synopses for Marvel’s Doctor Strange and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

20 June 2016 8:28 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of their panels at the San Diego Comic-Con International next month, Marvel’s next two superhero blockbusters Doctor Strange and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 have both received updated synopses, which we have for you here courtesy of Stitch Kingdom.

Marvel’s Doctor Strange follows the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilizing a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel cinematic universe.

Doctor Strange is set for release on October 28th in the UK and November 4th in the Us, with Scott Derrickson (Sinister) with a cast that includes Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) as Stephen Strange, »

- Gary Collinson

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Fan Art: Open Your Mind And Experience This Dazzling Doctor Strange Poster

19 June 2016 12:31 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Marvel's official posters for Doctor Strange have been pretty impressive so far - but fan artist and friend of the site Rob Csiki has given the studio a run for their money here. The talented geek designer has put together some of his best work to date, depicting Benedict Cumberbatch's spellbinding Sorcerer Supreme. The piece, titled 'Open Your Mind' is fittingly as trippy as it is beautiful - a trait comic book fans can hopefully look forward to seeing in Scott Derrickson's big screen adaptation this fall.   Csiki's vibrant style may be familiar to some of you, as we've featured plenty of his work here in the past. He's attracted praise from the likes of Peyton Reed, James Gunn and even Hellboy himself, Ron Perlman. If you're a fan of his art, be sure to check out his new site over at Chicky Geek Studio.   In the meantime, »

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The Week in Spandex – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 wraps production, Spider-Man: Homecoming expands its cast, Wolverine 3 set photos, David Ayer on The Joker’s tattoos in Suicide Squad, Superman joins Supergirl, DC TV casting news and more

18 June 2016 4:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Doctor Strange, Thor: Ragnarok, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Ultimate Spider-Man vs. The Sinister 6, X-Men: Apocalypse, Wolverine 3, Gambit, Deadpool, Suicide Squad, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, Gotham, Batman: The Killing Joke, Rising Stars and more…

We’re starting things off the in the Marvel Cinematic Universe this week, seeing as director James Gunn and star Chris Pratt have announced that principal photography has now wrapped on next year’s hotly-anticipated superhero space opera Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Gunn made the announcement in a Facebook video, during which he also confirmed that he and the cast will be heading to San Diego next month for Comic-Con: “We, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, are coming to San Diego Comic-Con this year,” states Gunn. »

- Gary Collinson

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Funko’s San Diego Comic-Con exclusive Doctor Strange Pop! Vinyl figure

18 June 2016 2:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Fans attending the San Diego Comic-Con next month will be able to get their hands on an exclusive Doctor Strange Pop! vinyl figure from Funko, which is based on the likeness of Benedict Cumberbatch from the upcoming Marvel blockbuster.

Doctor Strange follows the story of neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a horrific car accident, discovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions.”

Doctor Strange is set for release on October 28th in the UK and November 4th in the Us, with Scott Derrickson (Sinister) with a cast that includes Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) as Stephen Strange, Tilda Swinton (Snowpiercer) as The Ancient One, Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) as Baron Mordo, Benedict Wong (The Martian) as Wong and Rachel McAdams (True Detective) and Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal) in as-yet-unconfirmed roles.

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- Amie Cranswick

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