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You may have noticed the recent (Cumber)batch of on-set pictures featuring the mighty Benedict sporting some wicked facial hair. This may come as a shock to some of you, but Marvel Studios has announced that Doctor Strange has gone into production! How about that?!? The film, being directed by Scott Derrickson (Sinister, The Exorcism Of Emily Rose), will follow neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange... Read More »
- Sean Wist
You can officially change the status for Marvel's Doctor Strange film to "In Production"! Today, Disney/Marvel announced that the production of the Sorcerer Supreme's origin story has officially begun and we can't be more excited!
Doctor Strange, part of the McU Phase 3, stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Baron Mordo, Michael Stuhlberg as Nicodemus West, Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One and Rachel McAdams and Mads Mikkelson with roles yet to be officially revealed. Directed by Scott Derrickson, mostly known for his work on Sinister, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, and Deliver Us From Evil.
While we have known about this cast for quite some time, the casting of Mads Mikkelson seems to have slipped through the cracks. If you're unfamiliar with him, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Matt Malliaros)
Marvel announced the final cast for "Doctor Strange" today, as well as the official start of production, in a new press release. The movie has been filming for a few weeks, but it's nice to have final confirmation on some heavily speculated cast members. While Benedict Cumberbatch's casting as the surgeon-turned-sorcerer, Stephen Strange, was confirmed last December, there has been a lot of speculation surrounding his supporting cast since then. Various sites have listed Rachel McAdams as Cumberbatch's possible love interest, Tilda Swinton as possibly playing the Ancient One, and "Hannibal's" Mads Mikkelsen as potentially playing the villain, but nothing was official yet. Marvel confirmed today that Rachel McAdams will indeed be joining Benedict Cumberbatch in the film, along with Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tilda Swinton, Mads Mikkelsen, and Michael Stuhlbarg. Production on "Doctor Strange" began earlier this month, when Cumberbatch and Ejiofor were seen filming in Nepal. Set photos hit social media very quickly, »
- Lauren Gallaway
Benedict Cumberbatch is discovering the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions, as production on his new adventure fantasy film, ‘Doctor Strange,’ began today. The Academy Award-nominated actor is being joined by fellow Oscar nominee, Chiwetel Ejiofor, as well as Rachel McAdams, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mads Mikkelsen and Academy Award-winning actress, Tilda Swinton. The superhero film is being directed by Scott Derrickson, who’s known for helming such hit horror movies as ‘Sinister’ and ‘The Exorcism of Emily Rose.’ ‘Doctor Strange’ will be shot in several locations around the world, including London, New York, Hong Kong and Kathmandu, Nepal. Once filming is completed, the drama will then be released in U.S. theaters [ Read More ]
- Karen Benardello
Burbank, Calif. (November 24, 2015)—Marvel Studios announced today that production has begun on “Doctor Strange,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch (“Black Mass,” “The Imitation Game”), Chiwetel Ejiofor (“12 Years a Slave,” “The Martian”), Rachel McAdams (“Southpaw,” “Sherlock Holmes”) and Michael Stuhlbarg (“Steve Jobs,” “A Serious Man”) with Mads Mikkelsen (“Clash of the Titans,” “Casino Royale”) and Academy Award® winner Tilda Swinton (“Michael Clayton,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel”). The film, which opens in U.S. theaters on November 4, 2016, is directed by Scott Derrickson (“Sinister,” “The Exorcism of Emily Rose”). The film will be shot in several locations around the world, including London, New York, Hong Kong and Kathmandu, Nepal.
“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. »
- Jonathan James
Marvel Studios announced today that production has begun on “Doctor Strange,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch (“Black Mass,” “The Imitation Game”), Chiwetel Ejiofor (“12 Years a Slave,” “The Martian”), Rachel McAdams (“Southpaw,” “Sherlock Holmes”) and Michael Stuhlbarg (“Steve Jobs,” “A Serious Man”) with Mads Mikkelsen (“Clash of the Titans,” “Casino Royale”) and Academy Award® winner Tilda Swinton (“Michael Clayton,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel”). The film, which opens in U.S. theaters on November 4, 2016, is directed by Scott Derrickson (“Sinister,” “The Exorcism of Emily Rose”).
The film will be shot in several locations around the world, including London, New York, Hong Kong and Kathmandu, Nepal.
“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 the latest film in Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Phase 3’s goal—over the course of four years and nine »
- Kellvin Chavez
Marvel Studios announced today that production has begun on Doctor Strange, starring Benedict Cumberbatch (“Black Mass,” “The Imitation Game”), Chiwetel Ejiofor (“12 Years a Slave,” “The Martian”), Rachel McAdams (“Southpaw,” “Sherlock Holmes”) and Michael Stuhlbarg (“Steve Jobs,” “A Serious Man”) with Mads Mikkelsen (“Clash of the Titans,” “Casino Royale”) and Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton (“Michael Clayton,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel”).
The film, which opens in U.S. theaters on November 4, 2016, is directed by Scott Derrickson (“Sinister,” “The Exorcism of Emily Rose”). The film will be shot in several locations around the world, including London, New York, Hong Kong and Kathmandu, Nepal.
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 the latest film in Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Phase 3’s goal—over the course of four years and nine »
- Michelle McCue
Scott Derrickson's films up to this point have mainly been in the horror genre; in addition to directing such box-office hits as "The Exorcism of Emily Rose," "Sinister" and "Deliver Us from Evil," he wrote the scripts the 2000 slasher sequel "Urban Legends: Final Cut" and the Pang Brothers' 2007 supernatural horror film "Messengers," among others. Which leads one to wonder: will the director's work on Marvel's "Doctor Strange" lead the McU in a more macabre direction than we've previously seen? Try to garner some clues, if you can, from Derrickson's picks for the 10 greatest horror films of all time, submitted to us as part of this month's Ultimate Horror Movie Poll, which ranked the 100 greatest horror films of all time based on votes sent in by more than 100 horror movie professionals. Will the comic book hero's feature-film debut give us a dash of surrealistic color, a la Dario Argento's most-heralded film? »
- Chris Eggertsen
In our ongoing recap of last week's Ultimate Horror Poll -- in which over 100 genre experts helped determine the 100 greatest horror movies of all time by voting for their personal "ten best" -- the time has come to take stock of every honorable mention and clarification given by the survey's participants that weren't included in the original piece. To be clear, voters weren't asked for honorable mentions specifically; but a handful felt strongly enough about their "bubbling under" choices to list them anyway (which proved extraordinarily useful in helping break ties on the Top 100). See below for a full listing, as well as explanations from Bloody-Disgusting founder/editor-in-chief Brad Miska and director Corin Hardy ("The Hallow") on why they voted the way they did. Honorable Mentions: Barbara Crampton (Actor, "Re-Animator") Dracula (1931) Jaws (1975) Nosferatu (1922) Poltergeist (1982) Vampyr (1932) Brad Miska (Founder/Editor-in-Chief, Bloody-Disgusting.com; Producer) -- See Full Explanations Below Beetlejuice (1988) Bill & Ted's »
- Chris Eggertsen
While lots of young actresses pay their dues in a horror movie or two before breaking out into something more mainstream, Sophie Cookson is doing it the other way round. Having turned heads in Kingsman: The Secret Service, she's now signed up for The Crucifixion, a supernatural thriller from genre staple Xavier Gens.It's another project that comes courtesy of screenwriters Carey and Chad Hayes (see also The Conjuring and its sequel). This one involves an investigation into the death of a nun. Did the priest responsible simply murder a woman with a mental illness, or did he genuinely lose a battle with a demonic entity during an exorcism-gone-wrong?Shades of the real-life story of Anneliese Michel there, previously filmed as both the German Requiem and Scott Derrickson's The Exorcism Of Emily Rose. But with the director of the bonkers Frontier(s) and The Divide at the helm, we »
We've all heard plenty about Captain America: Civil War, which will kick off Phase Three, but what of the movie that will follow in its sizable footsteps?
Below, Digital Spy rounds up everything we know so far about Doctor Strange.
When's it out?
Doctor Strange is scheduled for release on October 28, 2016 in the UK, and a week later in the Us on November 4. Principal photography is due to start in November in London.
The release date has already been pushed back from the previously-announced July slot, presumably to accommodate the star's notoriously packed schedule.
What's it about?
Disjointed, incohesive, and psychologically ridiculous. And actually repulsive on multiple levels in ways that the first film was not. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
The only good thing about Sinister was Ethan Hawke’s portrayal of a writer having what looked like a mental breakdown, to the degree that it was easy to suspect that perhaps he was the perpetrator of the family murder he was investigating for a true-crime book. Before that film was half over, however, such a potentially intriguing scenario was rendered impossible, and Sinister became yet another by-the-numbers demon-haunted funhouse. And here’s Sinister 2, which doesn’t have anything so minimally compelling going for it.
Another family has been targeted for ritual killings by the devil Bhughul, which is just a fancy name for the Boogeyman, and he’s »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Hollywood is one interesting place. You take meetings for projects, you shop your projects around and getting your next gig typically happens that way…and then there’s Sinister 2. How many people can thank Twitter for their next big directorial project? Ciaran Foy can. The Citadel director was approached via Twitter by Sinister co-writer/director Scott Derrickson just to say that he enjoyed Ciaran’s awesome agoraphobic thriller, and one thing led to another, and faster than you can “you’re hired”, the Irish filmmaker was hired by Blumhouse to helm the follow-up to Derrickson’s 2012 horror hit, dealing with a malevolent spirit that targets children and typically leaves the rest of the family brutally murdered.
While we were eternally happy to sit down with Foy at Sinister 2‘s press junket and chat with the director about the film, a last minute bump left Icons somewhat high and dry, »
- Jerry Smith
You know the one about the young girl who gets possessed, nobody believes it, and someone of power has to perform an exorcism in the 3rd act? Sure you do. We get this movie or some variation therein, a few times a year. Sometimes it’s a demon, sometimes it’s a ghost, but it always ends up being roughly the same film outline. Popping bones and inhuman movement or contortion is a given, speaking in lounges, and there’s a fake out where you think the entity has left…But Not Yet! Before going any further I should say that yes, The Vatican Tapes is precisely one of these movies. The last time I caught one before this was last year’s Deliver Us from Evil, which came from Scott Derrickson. I didn’t care for that, but coincidentally Derrickson’s The Exorcism of Emily Rose was the last theatrical one I really enjoyed. »
- Mike Hassler
What Asmodexia does very well is create the sensation that were viewing an original exorcism movie. Thats an extremely difficult feat that quality films like The Exorcism of Emily Rose Exorcismus and The Rite failed to manage while a few rarities like Burnt Offerings The Conjuring and The Last Exorcism somehow pulled it off. Asmodexia is no Burnt Offerings The Conjuring or The Last Exorcism but its not a shabby film and the passion poured into the production does successfully register with viewers. »
Director Marcus Nispel might be primarily known for helming 2003’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and 2009’s Friday The 13th remakes, as well as being in my opinion, one of the best music video directors of all time, but this week sees the release of Exeter, a film that has went through three years of shuffled release dates and name changes. Originally titled Backmask, Exeter is a breath of fresh air when it comes to the exorcism subgenre, a film that knows what its audience is, and revels in that self aware approach.
Nispel was nice enough to chat with us for a bit, regarding the long journey of Exeter and its do it yourself approach, the difference between a film like this and a big studio reboot, and…Charles Manson? Read on for one entertaining conversation with one of the nicest filmmakers working today, and catch Exeter when it hits »
- Jerry Smith
Marvel Studios is poised to make its first foray into the realm of the mystical with 2016’s Doctor Strange, and while the initial casting process for the comics adaptation was rather lengthy, things are now barreling towards a late 2015 start-date for production. The Exorcism of Emily Rose and Sinister director Scott Derrickson is helming the picture, with Benedict Cumberbatch starring in the lead role of Doctor Strange, a Tony Stark-esque cocky surgeon who loses the use of his hands in an accident and, while on a subsequent quest to heal himself, stumbles across magic. Casting is underway, with Tilda Swinton in negotiations to play Strange’s mentor the Ancient One and Chiwetel Ejiofor in talks to reportedly play the villainous Baron Mordo, but we’re still about a year and a half away from the film’s release. With Marvel skipping Comic-Con this summer, we shouldn’t expect to see »
- Adam Chitwood
Now this is how to get people excited about a new Marvel movie. More action? New villains? Nope, Tilda Freaking Swinton. Per THR, the unbelievably talented actress/chameleon is in talks to join the cast of Marvel Studios’ superhero film Doctor Strange opposite Benedict Cumberbatch. The lynchpin here is that Swinton isn’t being eyed to play Cumberbatch’s female co-star or love interest. No, she’s in line to fill the role of the Ancient One, the Tibetan mystic who serves as Doctor Strange’s mentor and trains him to become the next Sorcerer Supreme. For those unfamiliar with the comics, Strange is a Tony Stark-esque cocky surgeon who loses the use of his hands in an accident, and while on a subsequent quest to heal himself, stumbles across magic. Cumberbatch is set to play the title character for director Scott Derrickson (Sinister, The Exorcism of Emily Rose), and »
- Adam Chitwood
The image is from Uncanny X-Men writer and artist Brandon Peterson, and was originally one of the covers from his run on the Doctor Strange comics. The image hints that Doctor Strange’s origin – a surgeon involved in a car accident that leaves his hands badly damaged – will remain in the movie adaptation. In the comic lore, Stephen Strange then travels to the Himalayas to be healed by the mysterious Ancient One, who teaches him magic.
It has been previously reported that Doctor Strange will not be an origin story, but – much in the same way as Man of Steel’s flashback structure – could reveal details of how he received his powers through the course of the film.
Doctor Strange is set to hit cinemas on November 17th »
- Oli Davis
While it is certainly the case that a female-led film is always welcome, it is somewhat unfortunate that most supernatural thrillers follow the tried and tested formula of having the sinister supernatural aspects centre on a woman. Whether it be demonic possession (Drag Me To Hell, The Exorcism Of Emily Rose), hauntings (Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark, Amityville: The Awakening, It Follows) or psychic phenomenon (Premonition, The Gift) – women just seem to be Hollywood magnets for unexplained forces of darkness. Now we have another title to add to that list, and it is Black Lung.
Black Lung is a supernatural thriller that is set to star Amanda Seyfried (A Million Way To Die In The West) and Theo James (Divergent), with Cary Fukunaga (True Detective) on board as executive producer. It is the feature-length directorial debut of short-film writer-director Chase Palmer (Neo-Noir), and centres on a young miner »
- Sarah Myles
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