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Chiwetel Ejiofor near deal to star in Marvel's Doctor Strange

Chiwetel Ejiofor could be in line for his first comic book movie. The Oscar nominated actor is being eyed by Marvel to take on a role in the upcoming DOCTOR STRANGE film. He would join his 12 YEARS A SLAVE co-star Benedict Cumberbatch , who is starring as supreme Stephen Strange, aka Doctor Strange. It’s in early stages and Marvel hasn’t announced anything, so fingers...

Benedict Cumberbatch talks meditation and comics to prep for Doctor Strange

I think it's safe to say that few people have any qualms with Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch playing the Sorcerer Supreme in Scott Derickson's DOCTOR STRANGE. While the news that he would be taking on the role hit about this time last month , Cumberbatch has been caught up in publicity for THE IMITATION GAME, which is receiving some great word of mouth regarding his...

Scott Derrickson shares image of Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange

Director Scott Derrickson tweeted out a rather cryptic image last night that has a lot of Marvel fans talking today. It’s an image of what many say to be Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange. It’s accompanied by the quote "Strange but not a stranger," from the Talking Heads song “Burning Down the House.” Derrickson hasn’t verified what it...

Rumor: Nighy, Watanabe & Freeman eyed to play Ancient One in Doctor Strange

Now that we know Benedict Cumberbatch will be playing Doctor Strange in the upcoming Marvel movie, which actors might be up for the role of The Ancient One, Strange's mentor? It's not clear how big of a part it will be since the film reportedly won't be an origin story , but according to LR, Bill Nighy , Ken Watanabe and Morgan Freeman have been approached to...

Benedict Cumberbatch will officially play Doctor Strange!

It's finally official! After rumors and more rumors, Marvel confirmed that Benedict Cumberbatch has been cast as DOCTOR STRANGE. It was back at the end of October that when we shared with you reports that Cumberbatch was in final negotiations to play the Sorceror Supreme and now we know it's the real deal. The film, directed by Scott Derrickson ( SINISTER ) with Jon Spaihts (...

Uncharted still needs lead; The Hurt Locker's Mark Boal working on script

The last news item we had on Sony’s adaptation of the video game UNCHARTED was back in June when they set a release date of June 10, 2016. Seth Gordon (HORRIBLE BOSSES) was to start filming in early 2015; that’s likely a best case scenario at this point as it looks like the script for the film isn’t ready. Oscar-winning screenwriter Mark Boal (THE HURT LOCKER) is...

Benedict Cumberbatch in final talks to play Doctor Strange

After months of back and forth, denials and rumors , we now have confirmation that Marvel has found their lead for DOCTOR STRANGE. Deadline is reporting that Benedict Cumberbatch is in final negotiations to play the Sorceror Supreme for director Scott Derrickson . Despite playing coy back at San Diego Comic Con, Cumberbatch was one of the actors consistently on Marvel's shortlist...

Tom Hardy up for X-Men: Apocalypse? Plus more Doctor Strange casting rumors

Ok, so things are getting a little out of hand with Scott Derrickson 's DOCTOR STRANGE. At this point, it would almost be easier to list the actors Marvel hasn't been rumored to be interested in to play the Sorcerer Supreme, all because Joaquin Phoenix decided to pass on the project . Tom Hardy was reportedly one of the actors Marvel was considering, however...

Ryan Gosling has met with Marvel about playing Doctor Strange

Marvel may have been aiming for the stars when they pursued Joaquin Phoenix to play DOCTOR STRANGE, but it has succeeded in opening the door for more top talent to consider taking the superhero role. Namely, Ryan Gosling . The Hollywood Reporter says that Gosling took a meeting with Marvel Studios regarding DOCTOR STRANGE as well as meeting with Summit regarding the lead in their...

5 actors join Ewan McGregor on Marvel's shortlist to play Doctor Strange

Ewan McGregor might be in the running to play Doctor Strange, but of course he's not the only actor Marvel is considering for the role. Variety is reporting that besides McGregor, there are also five other actors currently on Marvel's shortlist to play the Sorcerer Supreme. According to the site, Jared Leto and Ethan Hawke are being eyed for Doctor Strange, and...

Rumor: Ewan McGregor in the running for Doctor Strange

CAPTAIN AMERICA 3 can’t have the entire spotlight now can it? Earlier this month we learned that Joaquin Phoenix was no longer up for the title role in Scott Derrickson 's DOCTOR STRANGE. We also had the Ethan Hawke rumor and heard Keanu Reeves 's thoughts on the whole idea. It was only a matter of time before a new name was thrown out there and this time...

Keanu Reeves discusses whether or not he would play Doctor Strange

Everyone loves a good redemption story from their movie stars. Robert Downey Jr and Matthew McConaughey both saw their careers stalled before a major event (IRON MAN for RDJ, Best Actor for Matthew McConaughey ) shook them up and drove them back to the top of the Hollywood A-list. With the buzz surrounding his latest movie JOHN WICK, why can't Keanu Reeves have that same...
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