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Not content with just starring in a Star Wars film, Hannibal alumni Mads Mikkelsen is in early talks for a role in Marvel’s Doctor Strange movie. Mikkelsen will appear in Gareth Edwards’ Star Wars: Rogue One movie in 2016, and now will play an unnamed part in Marvel’s Phase 3 flick.
Variety are reporting the news that Mikkelsen will assume one of the villain roles in the movie, which sees Benedict Cumberbatch star as Stephen Strange.
Before he met the Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Stephen Vincent Strange was an unlikable and egotistical neurosurgeon. Everything changes when a car accident limits Strange’s use of his hands, sending him on a maddening quest for a miracle cure. This origin story introduces the magical and mystical realms of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. »
- Paul Heath
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Every hero can be reimagined as a villain. Here's what it looks like when Harry Potter is reworked as the bad guy (via Geek Tyrant): Fake Film History of the Day: Key & Peele imagines what the writers room was like for Gremlins 2: The New Batch. It sounds a lot less conceivable before you see the actual sequel. Get More: Comedy Central,Funny Videos,Funny TV Shows Movie Science of the Day: Do you prefer movies and TV shows with fast zombies or slow zombies? Either way, here's Kyle Hill on the scientific difference between the two for Nerdist: Star Wars of the Day: Fans like seeing John Boyega with a lightsaber so...
- Christopher Campbell
Lucasfilm and Disney have attracted more attention to the official Star Wars Instagram account by quietly uploading 15 seconds of footage from what might be the next Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens trailer that may or may not be right around the corner.
The footage combines scenes we've seen from previous trailers and TV spots with a couple new shots. The first features Rey (Daisy Ridley) standing in the woods and staring intently with emotion in her eyes toward the sky. Poe Dameron's (Oscar Isaac) rotund astromech droid Bb-8 shifts around behind her.
The second shot, and definitely the money shot, begins with Kylo Ren igniting his lightsaber in the woods as seen in the first The Force Awakens teaser trailer. Then the scene cuts to Finn (John Boyega), standing in the same woods and igniting Luke Skywalker's blue lightsaber to face Ren and looking nervous while doing so. »
Production starts later in the year on Marvel's next production, Doctor Strange. Scott Derrickson is directing this one, which has long since now cast Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role. Further members of the cast include Tilda Swinton and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
And now another name can be added.
The latest to join the Marvel cinematic universe is Mads Mikkelsen, best known for his starring role in Hannibal, and for his villain role in Casino Royale (although check out The Hunt if you haven't, a really strong, impressive piece of work).
Mikkelsen is currently shooting Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and Variety now reports that he's set to take on one of the villain roles in Doctor Strange. The exact role hasn't been identified at this stage. Note that at one stage, »
The Battle of Jakku took place place in the aftermath of the Rebel victory in the Battle of Endor, and will be available as free Dlc for those who buy Star Wars Battlefront. In the artwork below, a Star Destroyer has crash landed, and from the belly of this battle-scarred metal giant, a myriad of Imperial ground troops have evacuated and engaged with Rebel troops, also strangers to this desert planet. "There’s a David and Goliath theme to this," says Dice Concept Artist Anton Grandert. "The epic, huge super structures of the Star Destroyers contrast against the tiny but brave Rebel soldiers fighting the Imperial forces. We wanted to portray a battle completely surrounding you, in every direction. Debris is falling from the sky, telling the story of battles above. On the surface of the planet you can see ground troops as well as X-wings, all taking part of the fight. »
Today, Instagram announced that – in addition to square posts – you can now share photos and videos in both portrait and landscape orientation on their platform. With this update, Instagram users can upload widescreen video which will be more cinematic than ever.
This morning, Star Wars released an exclusive look at their upcoming film, The Force Awakens, using Instagram’s new landscape orientation.
As part of this collaboration, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the very first video content to be showcased in this new format for the Instagram community.
There has been an awakening… #StarWars #TheForceAwakens
A video posted by Star Wars (@starwars) on Aug 27, 2015 at 10:00am Pdt
The film stars Harrison Ford, »
- Michelle McCue
We already know that when Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens later this year, it.s going to make a lot of money. Even if Lucasfilm has cautioned that it may not make as much as people think, however it goes down, it.ll do just fine. According to one new prediction, however, The Force Awakens is going to make an insane amount of money, like just a stupid, ridiculous number. According to Deadline, some industry experts are already predicting that when The Force Awakens hits theaters in December, it will make historic sums of money. The number being bandied about right now is that we could be in for a $615 million global opening, as in people guess that the J.J. Abrams-directed space opera might make $615 million in its first weekend. Yes, that is nuts. To provide some context, if this does indeed happen, which is a big if, »
At this point, every Star Wars reveal just seems to raise more questions. Case in point: We now know what the cover of Star Wars: Shattered Empire #2 will look like — and it’s just making us wonder who the hell the mystery woman is on the cover. Get your first look at this new […]
The post New ‘Star Wars’ Character: Who’s the Mystery Woman on the Cover of ‘Shattered Empire #2’? appeared first on /Film. »
- Angie Han
One of the memories that I treasure most from 1998 came when I was driving from La to Palo Alto with my friend Pete. I had a copy of "The Beginning" with me, the script by George Lucas, and he had a CD player loaded up with the soundtracks for the first three films. I read the script aloud while he drove, and by the time we got to his family's house for Thanksgiving, we were both convinced that we were going to get an amazing gift in movie theaters in May of 1999. History has proven the two of us to be a wee bit overenthusiastic. While I am not a rabid prequel-hater the way many people are (watching the films with my kids radically changed my opinions on them and their place in the overall saga), I think there is something magical about the original three that only becomes more clear with time and distance. »
- Drew McWeeny
What would “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” be without John Williams’ heartwarming, awe-inspiring score? Not the same movie, for sure. That Oscar-winning music for the beloved 1982 Steven Spielberg film will be spotlighted when “E.T.” is screened at concert halls around the world, beginning next week. Orchestras will perform the score live in sync with HD screenings of the film about a 10-year-old boy named Elliott and the lost little alien he befriends. The screening series is part of Film Concerts Live!, which has given a similar big screen, big live music treatment to “Back to the Future” and J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek.” Jamie Richardson, one of the producers of the concert screening series, told HitFix that watching recording sessions of movie scores is an experience he’s thoroughly enjoyed, and that’s partially what inspired him to start Film Concerts Live! “To hear [film scores] come to life with a 90-piece orchestra and see »
- Emily Rome
The official Star Wars Instagram account just dropped 15 seconds of what looks like the next Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer. Could this be the beginning of a lead-up to the full-length version, perhaps arriving online to coincide with the launch of the new toyline on September 3? Check out the 15 seconds below. Some of the shots we've seen, but there a couple -- like one of Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Bb-8, as well as a big reveal showing us it's Finn (John Boyega) with a lightsaber on the other end of a confrontation with Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) in the deep, dark woods -- that are brand spankin' new and sure to fire you all up for what's about to come next. Stay tuned and may the Force hurry up and just get here already! There has been an awakening...
- Erik Davis
Cast of the new film also includes Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyong'o and Max von Sydow.
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There has been an awakening... #StarWars #TheForceAwakensA video posted by Star Wars (@starwars) on Aug 27, 2015 at 10:00am Pdt
- Michael Stevens
Captain America: Civil War officially wrapped this past weekend. That means Marvel is ready to begin work on Doctor Strange. An exact production start date has yet to be announced. But the main cast is almost complete. Benedict Cumberbatch will play the title character. He is joined by Tilda Swinton and Chiwetel Ejiofor, who boarded the project earlier this year. Now we have word that another mysterious being is being added to the cosmic line-up.
Hannibal star Mads Mikkelsen seems to be ditching his cannibal ways for Disney. It was reported earlier this month, during the studio's big D23 presentation, that the actor had joined the Rebel Alliance for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Now comes word that he is taking on a role in Doctor Strange. While Mads Mikkelsen has confirmed the unexpected, that he will actually be playing a hero in Rogue One, it seems that he'll »
With Hannibal looking like it’s officially over and done with, the cast is moving on and lining up any number of different projects. Things are looking particularly good for Mads Mikkelsen as not only was he recently confirmed as a member of the Star Wars: Rogue One cast, but a new report reveals that he’s now in
- Josh Wilding
There’s been an awakening alright, and I don’t care that it’s just 16 seconds, you owe it to yourself to watch this thing right now. Hopefully the full thing will drop soon. So Disney posted this to their Star Wars Instagram account and while there are some youtube links out there, they keep vanishing. In […]
Read Here’s a Very Short Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser on Filmonic.
Marvel is about to break the Internet – or at least Tumblr.
In the upcoming Marvel film, Dr. Stephen Strange, a neurosurgeon, becomes involved in the mystical arts and starts jumping into alternate dimensions after a career-ending car accident. Under the tutelage of the “Sorcerer Supreme,” the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton), Strange becomes Earth’s protector against all mystical enemies.
Chiwetel Ejiofor is already cast as Strange’s main foe, Karl Amadeus Mordo (a.k.a. Baron Mordon), the former “Sorcerer Supreme” disciple who eventually betrays Strange and the Ancient One.
Marvel’s Doctor Strange is slated for late 2016.
- Sasha James
As of now, Jurassic World is the biggest movie of the year. That might change this winter once Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters, but for now Universal Pictures is having a huge year at the box office, so we’ll let the studio bask in that glory for awhile. This fall, fans will be […]
The post Eight Featurettes Look at the Making of ‘Jurassic World’ appeared first on /Film. »
- Ethan Anderton
Will Mads Mikkelsen be adding another Disney tentpole to his resume soon? The Hannibal star is in talks to join Marvel's Doctor Strange pic as one of the baddies, that much is true. But those talks are at a very very preliminary stage, sources tell Deadline. In fact, right now, Mikkelsen, who is also in the next year’s Star Wars: Rogue One, is but one of a number of actors being considered for the unspecified villianous role. Long story short – this may be a long shot at… »
We may still not know a ton, but as time passes, we.re slowly learning more about Star Wars: The Force Awakens, including where the brain trust drew inspiration from, the true nature of certain characters, and more. We.re traveling to a new world this time around, the desert planet Jakku, and just so we.re familiar with this place, the video game Star Wars: Battlefront will introduce it in advance. Just a heads up, we may stray in to Spoiler territory beyond this point. You.ve been warned. We.ve seen pieces and glimpses of Jakku in the two trailers for The Force Awakens, that.s the arid planet where Rey (Daisy Ridley) lives at the beginning of the film, and where we see her, Finn (John Boyega), and the spunky new droid Bb-8 running for their lives. There.s also wreckage from a large battle strewn about, »
It's a new day, and of course that means there's new Star Wars info to share. Here's the latest. New images from Star Wars: The Force Awakens As part of Empire Magazine's behind-the-scenes look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens, they have released two new images featuring John Boyega's Finn and a beautiful cover of the film's new droid, Bb-8. Check 'em out, and click on the images to enlarge. Will Joseph Gordon-Levitt snag a role in Star Wars: Episode VIII? We've still got a couple years before Rian Johnson's (Looper) Force Awakens sequel hits theaters, but fans are already buzzing that Johnson has saved a role for his Looper and Brick star Joseph Gordon-Levitt. While speaking to Vulture about his upcoming movies...
- Erik Davis
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