Benedict Cumberbatch is set to return as sorcerer supreme Doctor Strange in the upcoming “Spider-Man 3” opposite Tom Holland, according to an individual with knowledge of the project.Cumberbatch is expected to play the mentor role that was played in previous Spider-Man films by Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark in “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury in “Spider-Man: Far From Home.”With the multiverse being all the rage in superhero movies these days, the biggest clue so far that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is heading in a similar direction like DC is the news last week that Jamie Foxx is in talks to reprise his Spider-Man villain Electro in the next “Spider-Man” film as well. Foxx played the character in the 2014 “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” which starred Andrew Garfield as the web-slinger before the character was brought into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.Also Read: 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' Pushed Back 4 Months to 2022Sony has dated the third film for Nov. 5, 2021. Jon Watts, who directed “Homecoming” and last year’s “Far From Home,” will also direct the newest film.The most recent Spider-Man film, “Far From Home” from 2019, brought back another popular character from a previous iteration of the franchise, having J.K. Simmons reprise his role as J. Jonah Jameson from the original trilogy of films with Tobey Maguire.It’s expected that other franchise regulars, including Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, Jacob Batalon and Tony Revolori, will likewise return for the sequel. Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal are producing the third film in the franchise.Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange first met Tom Holland’s MCU “Spider-Man” in 2018’s “Avengers: Infinity War.”Production on the third “Spider-Man” film is expected to got before cameras in Atlanta this fall, while “Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness” is expected to begin production in London this month.Cumberbatch is repped by UTA, UK’s Conway van Gelder and Sloane Offer.The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.Sony and Marvel had no comment.Read original story Benedict Cumberbatch to Return as Doctor Strange in ‘Spider-Man 3’ At TheWrap
Hollywood studios are shuffling more release dates as a result of the coronavirus, including sequels to “Doctor Strange," “Spider-Man: Far From Home" and “Into the Spider-Verse.” Late Friday, both Sony Pictures and The Walt Disney Co. announced updated theatrical release schedules that significantly delay some of their marquee superhero films. Marvel's “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness," the sequel to the 2016 Benedict Cumberbatch film, has been pushed back from November 2021 to March 2022.
Comic book fans have been beside themselves with excitement at rumours that Sam Raimi was circling the director's chair for the Doctor Strange sequel.
Scott Derrickson is stepping down as director of Marvel's "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness," Variety has learned. The studio confirmed his departure in a statement, attributing it to "creative differences." Derrickson, who oversaw the first "Doctor Strange," will remain as an executive producer. "Marvel Studios and Scott Derrickson have amicably parted ways on […]
Marvel Studios unveiled its most ambitious and diverse phase yet at San Diego Comic-Con.
Marvel Studios propmaster has launched a limited collection of high-end hand-crafted replicas using the molds, materials, and fabrication techniques from the movies. Get the first look now.
Steve Ditko, comic book artist and co-creator with Stan Lee of such legendary comic book characters as Spider-Man and Doctor Strange, has died. He was 90 years old. The New York Police Department confirmed to Variety he was found dead in his apartment in Manhattan in late June. His death only came to light on Friday. Among […]
If you stayed for the credits of last year's “Doctor Strange,” you may remember Thor requesting the help of the magician. Well, wouldn’t you know it — that wasn‘t the superheroes’ last encounter.
Tilda Swinton has been known to love the avant-garde, including when it comes to inspiration for her acting. The actress visited The Late Show and told Stephen Colbert, “The best performance I have ever seen and continues to be an inspiration for me is a donkey in a great film by Robert Bresson called Au Hasard Balthazar. And I’m not joking, actually.”
British thespian and otter doppelgänger Benedict Cumberbatch will executive produce and star in an adaptation of The Patrick Melrose Novels, a five-book series of semi-autobiographical tales about author Edward St. Aubyn’s traumatic childhood, heroin abuse and recovery as an adult. Melrose, the five-part limited series, will air on Showtime with Far From The Madding Crowd writer David Nicholls adapting and directing. In 2013, Cumberbatch did a Reddit AMA in which he was asked, “if you could choose to be any other literary character in an upcoming role who would it be and why?” He responded, “Patrick Melrose” but never answered the why, leaving Reddit user dayofthedead204 to twist in the wind.
Bryan Cranston, Eddie Redmayne, and Benedict Cumberbatch were guests on "The Graham Norton Show" and chatted about a job Cranston had back in the day.
Mads Mikkelsen is having a big 2016. The Danish actor, maybe best known for Casino Royale or, if you’re so inclined, Hannibal, has wound up in two gigantic movie franchises, Marvel and Star Wars. In the just-released Doctor Strange, Mikkelsen plays Kaecilius, a powerful sorcerer and leader of the Zealots. In the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, he plays Galen Erso, a brilliant scientist abducted by the Empire to help build their Death Star.
You don’t have to speak fluent sorcerer to enjoy Doctor Strange, but it helps. The latest Marvel would-be blockbuster (opening on Friday) pulls a surfeit of magical words out of its proverbial hat, from Cloaks of Levitation to Sanctums Sanctorum. To help all those amateur magicians out there, we’ve assembled this Strange Glossary to provide a comic-book primer for all the weird characters, objects, and places that pop up in Doctor Strange. Where we’re going, you won’t need magic wands.
In August, The Hollywood Reporter shared that Doctor Strange had enlisted the help of Community and Rick and Morty showrunner Dan Harmon to help out after the highly-anticipated Marvel film had finished their initial production. When Yahoo Movies sent Khail Anonymous to chat with the film’s director, Scott Derrickson, he elaborated on what exactly Harmon’s role was.
Back in 2015, Yahoo Movies asked Stan Lee which of his “lesser-known” heroes he wished had a higher profile. The Marvel maestro didn’t hesitate: Doctor Strange. “I like him as much as all the others, but for some reason he isn’t as popular now,” Lee said.
With the addition of Doctor Strange to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, magic is suddenly a force to be reckoned with. When Yahoo Movies had the chance to sit down with the film’s star, Benedict Cumberbatch, our own Khail Anonymous asked him for his thoughts on this new wrinkle being added to the mix.
Out of the three newer Star Trek movies, Into Darkness has been easily the most maligned. People had a problem with the plot, how characters like Bones were underutilized, and that Paramount tried making the Khan reveal a twist when we all knew that Benedict Cumberbatch was Khan.
Rachel McAdams and Ellen DeGeneres got sidetracked when talking about McAdams’s new movie, Doctor Strange, particularly regarding co-star Benedict Cumberbatch.
Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams and Tilda Swinton will bring their Oscar nominations (and win, in Swinton’s case) to mega-franchise land on November 4. Leading the way of course, is Hannibal and Casino Royale star Mads Mikkelsen. Anyway, Marvel grand poobah Kevin Feige himself appears in the video to discuss the excitement surrounding the villains of Doctor Strange, who are known as “the zealots,” and “become seduced by what they find on the other side.” Mikkelsen plays Kaecilius, who we see in a variety of concept renderings, and explains that his character, “is part of this temple” and notes that “if the majority is looking for the truth here” then Kaecilius is looking for it “over there.” That’s very deep, Mads.