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Jack Huston Rumored For "Doctor Strange"

25 August 2014 5:45 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Another name has been added to the fire of casting rumors surrounding Marvel Studios' "Doctor Strange" project - Jack Huston.

This Is Infamous reports that "Boardwalk Empire" and "American Hustle" star Huston is the latest candidate, and the actor is "definitely in the running" but doesn't mention if previous actors linked to the project are also still in the running including Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jared Leto, Tom Hardy and Joaquin Phoenix.

31-year-old Huston has been rumored for several Marvel roles before - he was up for Doctor Doom in the "Fantastic Four" reboot, and was a finalist for the Star-Lord role in Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy". He's well regard by his peers, but isn't a box-office name which would make sense for a part that requires a multiple film commitment.

How reliable is the rumor? On the one hand Huston is on many people's castings lists for »

- Garth Franklin

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'Doctor Strange' Wants 'Boardwalk Empire' Star Jack Huston?

25 August 2014 12:13 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

There have been no shortage of casting rumors when it comes to Marvel Studios' next big project, the Phase Three adventure Doctor Strange, which already has Scott Derrickson attached to direct from a script by Jon Spaihts. Actors such as Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jared Leto, Tom Hardy, Joaquin Phoenix and, most recently, Jon Hamm have been mentioned as possible candidates over the past year. But the role has still not been officially cast yet. Today, This Is Infamous reports that Boardwalk Empire star Jack Huston is the latest candidate.

The site's sources reveal the actor is "definitely in the running," although it isn't known if any of the previously-mentioned actors are still in contention as well. Jack Huston was previously one of the finalists for the Star-Lord role in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, which was eventually won by Chris Pratt.

The actor also falls in line with »

- MovieWeb

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‘Doctor Strange’ Rumor: Jack Huston in Running to Star

25 August 2014 10:32 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Doctor Strange doesn’t have an official release date yet, but with director Scott Derrickson (Sinister) onboard and screenwriter Jon Spaihts (The Mummy (2016)) actively revising the script, odds are this is the film that Marvel Studios is eying for a July 2016 arrival.

That means that a casting announce concerning who’s going to play Stephen Vincent Strange ought to be coming sooner than later, well ahead of when production should be getting underway in the first half of 2015. Jack Huston is the latest actor whose name has been thrown into the rumored Doctor Strange actor ring, thanks to This Is Infamous.

31-year old Huston – a Boardwalk Empire veteran, costar of such recent films as Kill ...

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- Sandy Schaefer

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The Week in Spandex – Ant-Man, Doctor Strange, Ms. Marvel, Black Panther, Batman v Superman, Shazam, DC TV and more

23 August 2014 4:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Our weekly round-up of all the latest superhero news and talking points, including Ant-Man, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Doctor Strange, Ms. Marvel, Black Panther, Guardians of the Galaxy, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Luke Cage, Big Hero 6, The Sinister Six, The Fantastic Four, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Superman Lives, Shazam, Arrow, The Flash, Gotham, Constantine, Powers and more….

Marvel Studios kicked off production on the Phase Three launching Ant-Man this week in San Francisco, with director Peyton Reed taking to Twitter to officially announce the start of filming, which was followed by the first official shot of Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, a couple of behind-the-scenes images of Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne, and a few FM exclusive set photos and a scene description of the first day’s shoot [see here]. And to coincide with the start of production, Marvel released an updated cast list – which also includes Michael Douglas »

- Gary Collinson

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Marvel's 'Doctor Strange' may not bother with the Sorcerer Supreme's origin

19 August 2014 6:42 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr)  - When Marvel's "Doctor Strange" finally arrives in theaters, don't expect to see a retelling of his journey from arrogant young surgeon to disciple of the Ancient One to Sorcerer Supreme. Although purported script details surfaced more than a year ago, tracing the Master of the Mystic Arts back to age 10, director Scott Derrickson's film is believed to have done away with all of that, at least in part because the studio is moving away from origin tales. That comes from Devin Faraci of Badass Digest in an appearance on the "Meet the Movie Press podcast." Around the 52-minute mark, he says: So, for "Doctor Strange" they’ve had a script in-house forever. It is a pretty standard origin story for Doctor Strange. It's got Baron Mordo as the bad guy. That's all gone. Marvel's new thing is no more origin stories. So, "Doctor Strange" movie no longer has an origin. »

- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources

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Marvel's 'Doctor Strange' Will Not Be an Origin Movie

18 August 2014 10:17 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

According to Devin Faraci, the editor of Badass Digest and the man responsible for a number of Star Wars: Episode VII spoilers last week, Marvel's upcoming Doctor Strange will not include an origin story.

This, of course, has not been confirmed by Marvel or Disney at this time.

The screenplay will instead begin in 'the midst of things' with Doctor Stephen Vincent Strange already a superhero. Faraci explains that Marvel has had a screenplay for a very long time, which included Baron Mordo as the villain. But new screenwriter Jon Spaihts has thrown all previous drafts out, as Marvel plans to not make any more origin movies for it's upcoming characters as it heads into Phase Three.

"So, for Dr. Strange they've had a script in-house forever. It is a pretty standard origin story for Doctor Strange. It's got Baron Mordo as the bad guy. That's all gone. Marvel's new »

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Marvel's Doctor Strange Will Not Tell an Origin Story

18 August 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

It sounds like Marvel is looking to move away from origin stories and like we specifically won't be getting one in the Doctor Strange film that is being directed by Scott Derrickson. The news came from Badass Digest's Devin Faraci while he was a guest on Meet The Movie Press. This is exactly what he had to say about it:

"So, for Doctor Strange they've had a script in-house forever. It is a pretty standard origin story for Doctor Strange. It's got Baron Mordo as the bad guy. That's all gone. Marvel's new thing is no more origin stories. So, Doctor Strange movie no longer has an origin. It begins in medias res. It has Doctor Strange already established as the Sorcerer Supreme. It is a totally new script. Jon Spaihts is working totally new, on his own, without any of the previous stuff. Not even touching the previous script. »

- Joey Paur

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Could Marvel ditch origin films from Doctor Strange onwards?

18 August 2014 4:56 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Doctor Strange film will not be an origin story, it has been reported.

Marvel Studios is moving away from origin films for its forthcoming projects, according to Devin Faraci of Badass Digest.

"So, for Doctor Strange they've had a script in-house forever," he said during a Meet the Movie Press interview. "It is a pretty standard origin story for Doctor Strange. It's got Baron Mordo as the bad guy.

"That's all gone. Marvel's new thing is no more origin stories. So, the Doctor Strange movie no longer has an origin. It begins in medias res.

"It has Dr Strange already established as the Sorcerer Supreme. It is a totally new script. Jon Spaihts is working totally new, on his own, without any of the previous stuff. They're not even touching the previous script."

Scott Derrickson will direct the film, with Prometheus writer Spaihts working on the script.

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Scott Derrickson's Doctor Strange movie might not be an origin story

18 August 2014 1:13 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Many expected Marvel to make a big announcement involving Doctor Strange at this year's Sdcc, but unfortunately it just didn't happen. In fact, besides casting rumors like this one, there hasn't been a lot of news about the project since it was announced Scott Derrickson will be directing the film from a script by Jon Spaihts. Devin Faraci from Badass Digest recently appeared on Meet the Movie Press, and he says Spaihts' script is quite different compared to »

- Jesse Giroux

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"Doctor Strange" Won't Be An Origin Story

17 August 2014 1:17 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Marvel had a screenplay for a "Doctor Strange" movie for several years. Then, in recent months they hired both Scott Derrickson ("Deliver Us From Evil") to direct and screenwriter Jon Spaihts ("Prometheus") to work on the script which was rumored to be starting over.

Appearing on Meet The Movie Press, Devin Faraci of Badass Digest has spoken a bit about Spaiht's script and how it differs from the previous one:

"So, for Dr. Strange they've had a script in-house forever. It is a pretty standard origin story for Doctor Strange. It's got Baron Mordo as the bad guy. That's all gone. Marvel's new thing is no more origin stories.

So, Dr. Strange movie no longer has an origin. It begins in medias res. It has Dr. Strange already established as the Sorcerer Supreme. It is a totally new script. Jon Spaihts is working totally new, On his own, without any of the previous stuff. »

- Garth Franklin

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Marvel’s Doctor Strange film may not be an origin story

17 August 2014 6:06 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

According to Badass Digest’s Devin Faraci, who recently appeared on the “Meet the Movie Press” podcast, Marvel’s upcoming Doctor Strange film will not be an origin story. Instead the film is supposedly “not going to be twenty-minutes of [Stephen Strange] being a doctor,” and will jump right into the character being the fully-formed Sorcerer Supreme.

Faraci states that at one point, the film was a traditional superhero origin story, but that’s all changed now that Prometheus scribe Jon Spaihts is on board to rewrite the script previously penned by Sahara and Conan the Barbarian writer Joshua Oppenheimer.

“So, for Doctor Strange they’ve had a script in-house forever. It is a pretty standard origin story for Doctor Strange. It’s got Baron Mordo as the bad guy. That’s all gone. Marvel’s new thing is no more origin stories. So, Doctor Strange movie no longer has an origin. »

- James Garcia

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Marvel's Doctor Strange Movie Will Not Be An Origin Story

16 August 2014 8:19 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

"This is not going to be twenty-minutes of him being a doctor" - Devin Faraci Back in June and July of 2013, Latino Review posted a couple of breakdowns regarding the Dr. Strange script that was written by Joshua Oppenheimer in 2010. Since then, Marvel has changed their Dr. Strange movie plans. They've recently hired Scott Derrickson ("Deliver Us From Evil") to direct it and hired screenwriter Jon Spaihts ("Prometheus") to work on the screenplay. Devin Faraci of Badass Digest appeared on Meet The Movie Press alongside Mark Reilly and Jeff Sneider. There, he revealed, Dr. Strange is not an origin story. "So, for Dr. Strange they've had a script in-house forever. It is a pretty standard origin story for Doctor Strange. It's got Baron Mordo as the bad guy. That's all gone. Marvel's new thing is no more origin stories. So, Dr. Strange movie no longer has an origin. It begins »

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Kevin Feige Calls ‘Doctor Strange’ Movie a ‘Mind-Bending Acid Trip’

3 August 2014 7:31 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Although a Doctor Strange film is confirmed to be included in Marvel’s Phase 3, the movie still has no release date and cannot premiere until July 2016 at the earliest. Marvel enlisted Scott Derrickson (Deliver Us From Evil) to direct and Jon Spaihts (Prometheus) to revise the script written by Thomas Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer. With production to officially start in early 2015 and casting to begin soon, the project is one of Marvel’s most talked about, especially at San Diego Comic-Con, where we thought the studio might announce a release date for it.

Though Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, didn’t announce ...

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Make a Date With The Mummy

31 July 2014 4:42 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Just a day after announcing that Alex Kurtzman is now at the helm of The Mummy, we have a release date to share with you cats. Look for the latest reboot to unwrap in theatres on June 24, 2016.

Kurtzman is in final negotiations to direct Universal’s reboot of The Mummy. Kurtzman, who with former writing partner Robert Orci wrote some of the biggest franchise players in the last decade, is already producing the movie with Chris Morgan.

Kurtzman and Morgan are weaving together a cinematic universe for Universal based on its movie monsters properties, and The Mummy is due to be one of the first one out of the gate, setting the tone and stage for the rest of the universe.

Plot details are still under wraps, but it was previously indicated that the new Mummy is set in the present and is not a horror play but rather an action-adventure tentpole with horror elements. »

- Steve Barton

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Snow White and the Huntsman prequel sets release, The Mummy moved

31 July 2014 4:11 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Universal Pictures has set a release date for the Snow White and the Huntsman prequel, and moved the debut of the Mummy's reboot.

The studio confirmed on Thursday (July 31) that The Huntsman will hit cinemas on April 22, 2016, with Chris Hemsworth returning as the titular hero.

It was recently announced that the prequel will focus solely Hemsworth's character The Huntsman, with Kristen Stewart's Snow White being excised entirely.

Frank Darabont of The Walking Dead and The Green Mile is in line to direct The Huntsman.

The Huntsman's April 2016 release date means that filmmaker Alex Kurtzman's reboot of The Mummy is moving to June 26, 2016.

The Mummy is being written by Billy Ray (Captain Phillips) and Jon Spaihts (Prometheus), and will re-launch Universal's monster movie franchise. »

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New Release Date Announced for The Mummy Reboot

31 July 2014 3:42 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Yesterday we reported that The Mummy reboot was finally starting to emerge from its cinematic tomb with a new director, Alex Kurtzman, announced at the helm. Originally slated to come out in theaters on April 22nd, 2016, Universal Pictures has already revealed a new release date for the upcoming Mummy movie that will have fans waiting just a bit longer to see this monster in action.

Deadline reveals that The Mummy reboot will now hit cinemas on June 26th, 2016. Since the release has only been delayed by about two months, there shouldn’t be any major holdbacks in production.

The reason for the move comes from another big Universal property that filled in the abandoned April 22nd slot: The Huntsman, the prequel to 2012′s Snow White and the Huntsman that will be directed by Frank Darabont (showrunner on Season 1 of The Walking Dead, director of The Green Mile and The Shawshank Redemption »

- Derek Anderson

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The Huntsman Dated For 2016, Will Bump The Mummy Back Two Months

31 July 2014 3:15 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Universal Pictures is looking at a pretty profitable year in 2016. In addition to Ride Along 2, Warcraft, The Best Man Wedding, Bourne 5 and Skull Island, the studio has just added a high-profile prequel to its lineup, simultaneously bumping another big-budget reboot back two months. Let’s take the prequel first, then the reboot.

Tody, the studio unveiled Snow White and the Huntsman follow-up The Huntsman, which will count out Kristen Stewart to instead tell the story of how the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) first encountered villainous Queen Ravenna (Charlize Theron). Frank Darabont is set to direct the prequel, which was formerly known as Snow White and the Huntsman 2. It has been dated for April 22nd, 2016.

The film previously slotted for that date, Alex Kurtzman’s remake of The Mummy, has been shifted by two months to June 24th, 2016. Jon Spaihts (Doctor Strange) will be penning the script, about which details are currently scarce. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Uni dates The Huntsman

31 July 2014 3:08 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Snow White And The Huntsman spin-off stars Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron has shunted The Mummy into a summer 2016 slot.

The Huntsman will open on April 22 2016 and explores how the eponymous character and Ravenna first met before the events of Snow White And The Huntsman. Frank Darabont will direct.

In a related move, Universal Pictures executives said they had moved The Mummy from April 22 2016 to June 24 2016.

Alex Kurtzman directs and produces with Roberto Orci, Chris Morgan and Sean Daniel.

Jon Spaihts of Prometheus fame wrote the screenplay and Bobby Cohen is the executive producer. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Universal to release 'The Huntsman' in 2016, pushes back 'The Mummy'

31 July 2014 2:52 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

So much happened before Snow White dropped in.

Universal Pictures announced the release date for The Huntsman, a prequel of sorts to 2012’s Snow White and the Huntsman with Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron reprising their roles of the Huntsman Eric and evil queen Ravenna. The film, directed by Frank Darabont, will be released on Friday, April 22, 2016 and reveal how the two characters interacted before Snow White ever met a dwarf.

The Huntsman takes the date previously occupied by The Mummy, which will now be pushed back two months to Friday, June 24, 2016. The reboot of the action-adventure films written by »

- Jake Perlman

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Alex Kurtzman to direct The Mummy reboot

30 July 2014 10:41 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The Mummy finally has its director - but where does that leave Sony's Venom movie?

It's no secret that Universal is rebooting The Mummy series, nor that it's tapped up Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan to oversee a 'classic monsters universe' for the studio. The Mummy is set to be the first entry in that new take on said universe, and Jon Spaihts has put a screenplay together.

The project has passed through a few directors thus far. Len Wiseman was originally attached to it, before Mama's Andy Muschietti signed up to make the film. Muschietti and Universal reportedly parted company on the film due to the former's desire to take the film a little darker, rather than family friendly.

Now, we learn that Alex Kurtzman is to replace him in the director's chair. This'll be his second directorial outing, following People Like Us, and he's also producing the film »

- simonbrew

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