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Though Daniel Bruhl has briefly alluded to his involvement in next year’s Captain America: Civil War in the past, the Rush actor confirmed to The Independent that he will be playing one Baron Helmut Zemo in the Russo brothers’ hotly-anticipated sequel.
As the son of Heinrich Zemo, Bruhl’s character has a long history within the Marvel comics, first appearing all the way back in 1973. His origin story reveals that, after falling into a boiling hot broth of his father’s Adhesive X chemical compound, Helmut is mutated beyond recognition. If Marvel remains true to this interpretation, it’s likely that the actor will don extensive make-up in the final film, though any questions of cosmetics doesn’t dampen Bruhl’s excitement in the slightest.
Here he is talking to The Independent in relation to his part in Civil War.
“I think I can tell you that without being thrown into Marvel prison, »
- Michael Briers
Though he’s no longer affiliated with Latino Review, scoopster extraordinaire El Mayimbe (aka Umberto Gonzales) is still working hard to break comic-book news for impatient superhero aficionados the world over. And yesterday, he emerged with a rather interesting rumor about Sony’s upcoming Spider-Man reboot, which will bring the wall-crawler into the Marvel Cinematic Universe under the watchful eye of Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige. According to El Mayimbe, the title of the pic is not Spectacular Spider-Man, as previously rumored, but Spider-Man: The New Avenger.
Now, clunky as it is, that subtitle would allow Feige to bring Spidey closer to the McU and distance him from Marc Webb’s Amazing Spider-Man films. It would also confirm what many already suspect – that Spider-Man will become a member of the second Avengers lineup, which will be formed following the cataclysmic events of Captain America: Civil War. A separate rumor »
- Isaac Feldberg
Benedict Cumberbatch is feeling the pressure to gain weight for his next movie role. The 38-year-old actor - who starred in 'The Imitation Game' in 2014, and also appears in the BBC show 'Sherlock' - is said to be struggling to build muscle for his superhero role, as Doctor Strange, in the forthcoming Marvel film. An insider told The Sun newspaper: ''Doctor Strange was always muscly in the cartoons so Benedict has to look the part when they start filming in the autumn. ''Skinny Sherlock Holmes will be the last thing anyone thinks about.'' Benedict had to undergo a similarly grueling fitness regime in preparation for his starring role in the 2013 hit 'Star Trek Into Darkness', which he subsequently described as the most physically demanding role of his career. He said: ''I had to do a lot of training and I did a lot of eating. »
Spider-Man: The New Avenger? According to Umberto Gonzales (who is no longer part of Latino-Review and is instead creating his own site), that might be the title of Marvel's Spider-Man reboot. It's strictly a rumour for now, and chances are that those previous reports about the movie being called Spectacular Spider-Man were correct. However, Spider-Man: The New Avenger works a lot better, especially as it will make it clear to regular moviegoers that this version of the wall-crawler exists in the same world as The Avengers, and not the one created by The Amazing Spider-Man movies. Kevin Feige will want to do everything possible to distance this franchise from that one. This title would also confirm that Spidey will be a member of the team which rumour has it will be led by Doctor Strange in the Marvel Cinematic Universe following the events of Captain America: Civil War. »
A new rumour from Bleeding Cool, which has fairly accurately broken some Marvel scoops in the past, says that Marvel could be introducing the character in "Iron Fist" - one of their upcoming Netflix TV shows.
It's unclear if Cumberbatch will actually play the character in the flesh on the series, though it sounds like he may lend his voice talents. The only previous suggestion of the character was a brief mention in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" last year. »
- Garth Franklin
Great news for Big Hero 6 fans.and who isn.t.the characters will be back for another animated adventure. We can thank Stan Lee for the tip, as the comic book legend recently spilled the beans on that a sequel is in the works in an interview while talking up all things Marvel. Talking to the Toronto Sun, Lee had quite a bit to say Marvel's upcoming slate of movies. He said: After Ant-Man, we.re going to start playing around with Doctor Strange, the Black Panther, the Inhumans, and then we have to come back for Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Big Hero 6, the Avengers, Captain America. Stan Lee, who was on hand to help Gillette introduce "concept" razors based on Avengers characters at the World Shave Headquarters in South Boston, revealed that Marvel will be quite busy making movies for the foreseeable future. That.s 2028 to be exact, »
Later this year, Scott Derrickson will be directing Benedict Cumberbatch in Doctor Strange for a 2016 film. If rumor proves true, however, we might see the character in another setting, too. There’s a report that Doctor Strange will appear on the Marvel Netflix series Iron Fist. Below, read more details about this potential Doctor Strange Iron Fist cameo, and […]
The post Rumor: Doctor Strange to Appear on ‘Iron Fist,’ Plus Daredevil Wants in on ‘Civil War’ appeared first on /Film. »
- Germain Lussier
Like any rumor we'll have to take this with the requisite pinch of salt, but Bleeding Cool have been on point with some of their Marvel related scoops recently (we won't say which ones, but if you've seen Avengers: Age Of Ultron you'll know) so it's probably best to pay attention at least. According to their sources, Marvel plans to introduce the character of Doctor Strange in one of their upcoming Netflix TV shows; specifically Iron Fist. They're not sure whether Benedict Cumberbatch will actually play the character in the flesh, but reckon it's a good bet that he'll "at least do the voice." We know Marvel like to lay the groundwork before introducing a new character to the McU whenever possible, and aside from a brief mention in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, it's been all quiet on the Strange front. Granted introducing a major player on TV before »
Here's a tasty rumor to start your day: Bleeding Cool has heard Doctor Strange will first debut on Netflix's Iron Fist series before his solo movie. The site doesn't know if star Benedict Cumberbatch will actually appear on the show (e.g. filming the character in shadows so you can't tell it's not the actor), but they believe it's very likely Cumberbatch will "at least do the voice." This would make sense since both Doctor »
- Jesse Giroux
And the Marvel rumors just keep on coming. Over the past couple of weeks, speculation has been flying at a furious pace around the internet, with everyone claiming that they have some kind of scoop on Marvel’s ever expanding cinematic universe. Now, as Avengers: Age of Ultron gears up to hit theatres in the Us, we have another intriguing bit of news that involves one of the studio’s phase 3 films: Doctor Strange.
According to Bleeding Cool, the sorcerer supreme will be making his debut on Iron Fist, one of Marvel’s Netflix shows that’s coming down the pipeline. Does this mean that Benedict Cumberbatch will be putting in some face time as well? The website’s sources weren’t clear on that matter, as the studio may just choose to show the character in a way where we don’t see his full face. However, as Bleeding Cool notes, »
- James Garcia
Gary Collinson previews Avengers: Age of Ultron…
“I was designed to save the world. People would look to the sky, and see hope… I’ll take that from them first.”
There’s little doubt that – on paper, at least – 2015 is shaping up to be one of the biggest years in memory when it comes to blockbuster cinema, with the likes of Mad Max: Fury Road, Tomorrowland, San Andreas, Jurassic World, Terminator Genisys, Ant-Man, Mission: Impossible 5, The Fantastic Four and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. are all set to grace the big screen over the next few months. But before then Marvel Studios will kick-start the summer movie season in April (or early May, for those in the States) with what is perhaps the most anticipated of all the summer releases, as Joss Whedon reassembles Earth’s Mightiest Heroes for Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Age of Ultron.
It’s fair to say »
- Gary Collinson
We are coming to the end of Marvel.s Phase 2 and heading into Phase 3, where we.ll get to see the likes of Doctor Strange, Black Panther, Captain Marvel and the Inhumans get their own standalone movies. But, after all this time, we still haven.t seen a solo Black Widow film. Marvel.s Kevin Feige heard our cries for more Natasha Romanoff, and he is taking action. According to Scarlett Johansson, her contract with the studio has drastically changed to respond to the success of her character. The actress, who will appear as the ass-kicking Avenger in Age of Ultron, spoke with Collider at the press junket for the film. During a discussion pertaining to the future of Black Widow and whether we might still see a movie of her own, Johansson said that her contract is changing with the tides. My contract has changed. Marvel and myself didn »
The neurosurgeon-turned-cosmic sorcerer has traditionally been depicted as being American through the 52-year history of the Marvel comic book.
British actor Benedict Cumberbatch has called for people to “keep supporting independent cinema” after being confirmed as a patron of the Phoenix Cinema in the East Finchley area of London.
“We are all so lucky to be part of the magic that is cinema (on both sides of the screen) and it’s so important that we all work to preserve and develop it for generations to come,” he added.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
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Thankfully, Feige is an old hand at handling this sort of pseudo-interview. You can see him on good form in this video from MTV where, essentially, he’s just asked to provide news on a series of Marvel projects, one by one, as if the interviewer were reading from a list. Which he is.
For those who cannot listen to the audio in that video, here are the bullet points.
Right now, they’re looking for writers for Captain Marvel, not cast.
Feige says the field is wide with Spider-Man casting, though they »
- Brendon Connelly
Back in October, Marvel finally confirmed that Benedict Cumberbatch will play the title character in Doctor Strange. We haven't heard much about the project since then, but we reported in January that actor Chiwetel Ejiofor was being eyed for a supporting role, although no details about his character were revealed. Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige recently spoke with MTV, where he was asked if Benedict Cumberbatch will use his native British accent when portraying Stephen Strange. Here's what the producer had to say below.
"It's a good question. We have not discussed the accent with him yet, but he's Benedict Cumberbatch, so I think he can do anything we ask him."
"I've been talking about it for a long, long, long, long time, as »
With Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man bringing a close to Phase Two this year, 2016 ushers in Marvel’s massive plans for Phase Three. It starts with Captain America: Civil War, continues with Doctor Strange, moves into Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Spider-Man and beyond all leading to Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and 2. […]
- Germain Lussier
During the press event for Marvel’s latest movie Avengers: Age of Ultron, Feige confirmed that November 2015 is when shooting on the Phase Three film will begin, and stated that he was ‘excited’ about Benedict Cumberbatch playing the titular character.
Doctor Strange is set for release November 4th, 2016 and will be directed by Scott Derrickson (Sinister), with Benedict Cumberbatch as the Sorcerer Supreme. So far no other cast members have been confirmed, although Chiwetel Ejiofor has been rumoured to be attached to the project in an unknown role.
- Thomas Roach
In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Daredevil, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Avengers: Infinity War, Captain America: Civil War, Ant-Man, Black Panther, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Spider-Man, Deadpool, X-Men: Apocalypse, The Fantastic Four, Suicide Squad, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Aquaman, The Flash, Arrow, Gotham, Supergirl, Batman vs. Robin, Justice League: Gods and Monsters, Jupiter’s Legacy, The Incredibles 2, Heroes Reborn and more……
Avengers: Age of Ultron may kick off the big screen superhero season later this month, but yesterday saw Marvel unleashing a 13-part treat for fans as Netflix unveiled its first Marvel series, Daredevil. If you’re yet to start watching the show, you can check out a TV spot [see here], a couple of clips [see here] and a behind-the-scenes featurette [see here], as well as a first-look image of Bob Gunton as Leland Owlsley / The Owl [see here] and a one-sheet and motion poster which reveal Matt Murdock’s »
- Gary Collinson
A terrifying full-length trailer for the horror film Sinister 2 has debuted.
The trio soon discover that they are not alone, as the ancient demon known as Mr Boogie unleashes hell in trying to claim his next victims.
Sinister 2 opens on August 21 in the Us and the UK. »
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