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After starring in the blockbuster Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies for Peter Jackson, Hugo Weaving is reuniting with the filmmaker once again. The actor has signed on to star in Universal Pictures and Media Rights Capital's highly-anticipated adaptation of Mortal Engines, joining a cast that includes Robbie Sheehan, Rohan Raftery, Hera Hilmar and Stephen Lang. Peter Jackson is only writing and producing this adaptation though, with his longtime visual effects collaborator Christian Rivers set to make his feature directorial debut.
Variety broke the news on this casting earlier today, although there was no word on who the actor is playing. Subsequent reports have revealed that Hugo Weaving is playing Valentine, which is likely the Thaddeus Valentine character from the original Philip Reeve novels. In the books, Thaddeus Valentine is a Historian, who, in serves this post-apocalyptic world by collecting and preserving artifacts, which most often can be incredibly dangerous. »
Doctor Strange was one of the biggest movies of 2016, as scores of people flocked to theatres to see the latest addition to the Marvel Universe. The film also featured a number of "easter eggs": lightning-quick references, cameos, and asides that act as a sort of homage to previous or upcoming movies. This is standard operating procedure for Marvel movies, as their source material is so rich, and is one of the great reasons why Marvel movies are always worth a re-watch. Here are just a few that we saw. But don’t worry, we’re not giving away anything really juicy here – this is a spoiler-free zone!
Blink and you might have missed it, but in certain aerial shots of the New York skyline, »
- Jenny Bullough
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