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Marvel Studios is gearing up to go into production on its hugely-ambitious Avengers: Infinity War, bringing together the majority of the characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Earth’s Mightiest Heroes do battle against the Mad Titan Thanos.
One of the newcomers to the Avengers roster will be Doctor Strange, and if a new rumour from The Daily Mail is to be believed, Marvel will be employing some movie magic to insert Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sorcerer Supreme into the superhero epic.
It seems that scheduling difficulties will prevent Cumberbatch from shooting the film alongside the rest of the cast, given that he is currently in London shooting The Current War, which sees him starring as Thomas Edison. Instead, Marvel has reportedly hired Aaron Lazar (The Wolf of Wall Street) to serve as a stand-in on set, with Cumberbatch then reshooting all close-ups and recording his dialogue after the rest of the cast have wrapped. »
- Gary Collinson
Given the expansive list of characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’s undoubtedly a huge nightmare for the producers to align all the schedules for their A-list cast for their standalone pictures. We can only imagine how much more difficult it is for a film like Avengers: Infinity War, which will, as far as we know, bring together pretty much every superhero under the sun introduced in this world thus far. This includes the more recent addition to this world, Doctor Strange, who was portrayed by British thespian Benedict Cumberbatch in the recent standalone film of the same name. While Cumberbatch is set to appear in multiple films in the future, including in Infinity War, it sounds as though his appearance may not be as extensive as one would think.
According to a recent report from Page Six, Cumberbatch’s body double, Aaron Lazar is in Georgia right now, »
- Joseph Medina
If you cast your mind back a year or two ago, you’ll probably remember that the name Doctor Strange didn’t mean much to you. Unless you were a longtime Marvel Comics fan, you may not have even heard of the Sorcerer Supreme. It was really only once the promotional campaign for his cinematic solo outing began that the general public became familiar with him. Though he was never an A-list character like Iron Man or Captain America, Marvel did a great job of marketing Strange in the lead-up to his film and turned him into a near-household name.
By all accounts, Doctor Strange was a tremendous hit for the studio, putting the hero on the map and right into the hearts of fans. As such, it’s no surprise that Benedict Cumberbatch will be returning to reprise the role at several points in the future. First up, we »
- Michael Briers
If Avengers: Infinity War ends up feeling slightly disjointed, we'll know why. It's being reported this morning that star Benedict Cumberbatch, who will be reprising his role as Doctor Strange, is getting a stand-in for the early part of the shoot. We're not sure if this is the only actor getting such treatment. But it all makes perfect sense.
Avengers: Infinity War is the most mammoth undertaking Marvel has ever set out to accomplish. And the production will span nearly the entire year of 2017, as the Russo Bros. shoot it with Avengers 4 back-to-back. There are a reported 67 main characters. Doing the math, that's a lot of schedules to juggle. And some of the actors aren't going to be ready when production starts in just a few weeks.
BAFTA has announced this morning that Laia Costa, Lucas Hedges, Tom Holland, Ruth Negga and Anya Taylor-Joy have been nominated for the Ee Rising Star Award at this year’s British Academy Film Awards.
The Rising Star Award is designed to honour actors and actresses who have shown truly outstanding talent on the big screen in the past year and captured the attention of both the public and the film industry and is the only award to be decided by a public vote.
Laia Costa starred in Sebastian Schipper’s critically-acclaimed Victoria, a film which was almost entirely improvised by the actors and shot in one single take – in turn landing her a series of awards wins. Prior to this, she played the lead role of Lucià in the Russian film Fort Ross, directed by Russian director Yuriy Moroz, and also starred in Palm Trees in the Snow. Costa has »
- Gary Collinson
Author: David Sztypuljak
Every year, Ee sponsor the BAFTA Rising Star Award at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards here in London town. The award is always a fascinating one since it’s voted for by the public.
The nominations have just been announced from BAFTA HQ are in the running for the 2017 spot are all listed below. It’s going to be very interesting to see who takes the win this year with the likes of Tom Holland as Spider-Man being so mainstream and Anya Taylor-Joy appearing in the likes of The Witch.
Previous winners of the award include James McAvoy, Eva Green, Shia Labeouf, Noel Clarke, Tom Hardy, Juno Temple, Will Poulter, Jack O’Connell and last year the award was taken by Star Wars star John Boyega.
This year the nominations are as strong as every with Laia Costa, »
- David Sztypuljak
More on The Current War film below.
We posted some news earlier on today that Benedict Cumberbatch is definitely heading back to the Marvel universe as Doctor Strange in Thor: Ragnarok, and now we have confirmation that shooting has kicked off on his next big project, The Current War, which is set-up over at The Weinstein Company.
The film sees Cumberbatch star as Thomas Edison alongside Michael Shannon’s George Westinghouse, Katherine Waterston (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Inherent Vice), Tom Holland (Captain America: Civil War, the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming), Matthew Macfadyen (‘Ripper Street’, Anna Karenina), and Tuppence Middleton (‘War & Peace’, The Imitation Game).
Set in the late 1880s, The Current War details the rivalry between »
- Paul Heath
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