“Sorcerer Supreme’s sidekick” — say that one five times fast. Anyhow, that’s the latest role that’s been cast in Doctor Strange, and although many of the major roles have been filled, Marvel isn’t quite done casting up the for the upcoming film. The Martian star Benedict Wong is the most recent addition to the cast, playing the part of Benedict Cumberbatch’s sidekick.
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Earlier this month, Mark Ruffalo may have accidentally let slip that Cate Blanchett is playing a “baddie” in Thor: Ragnarok, and although the actress has yet to be officially confirmed for the sequel, we may have some new intel on just which baddie she’ll be playing. A new report suggests the identity of Blanchett’s character — and it’s one that has potential to play a huge part in the future of the MCU.
Mark Ruffalo loves to talk about Thor: Ragnarok.
The first season of Marvel’s Daredevil separated itself from dim shades of Batman Begins or Arrow with some of the most practical, extended fight choreography ever put to screen, and Season 2 will be no different. Following the legendary hallway fight, Charlie Cox says Season 2 has at least one epic fight that’s “almost like that scene on crack.”
Many a Marvel fan are on pins and needles until the Season 2 premiere of Netflix’s Daredevil, though we’ve always had to wonder if Marvel’s movie and TV branches would bridge the gulf in time for Avengers: Infinity War. Even Charlie Cox doesn’t think himself safe from Marvel recasting Daredevil for the movies, but nobody panic just yet.
James Gunn recently took to Facebook to let fans know that he’s done addressing crazy rumors about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which is totally fair — but it also means he won’t be tweeting or Facebook-posting about this latest rumor, which potentially reveals the identity of the villain in the upcoming sequel. And it’s a big one. Bigger than Thanos…in size, anyway.
If there’s one thing both TV and movie branches of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have taken to heart, it’s that no costume shall be worn without some functionality. We certainly saw that with Netflix’s Daredevil, saving Matt Murdock’s comic-costume for the very end, but should we expect the same Season 2 treatment for Punisher and Elektra?
As much as Rosario Dawson’s Claire Temple has been confirmed as a go-between for Netflix’s Defenders, the superhero nurse’s Jessica Jones role proved far-less significant than Daredevil prior. We’ve seen Rosario shooting Luke Cage already, but star Mike Colter confirms Claire Temple will have a much more significant role this time around.
Our long national nightmare abated this morning with news that Jessica Jones would indeed return for a Netflix Season 2, though given the prolonged announcement, it remained unclear if we could expect Krysten Ritter’s continuing misadventures in 2016. Now, a new report seemingly confirms that Jessica Season 2 would take a backseat to Netflix teamup The Defenders, perhaps premiering in 2017 or later.
Netflix and Marvel delivered one hell of a perfect story with Jessica Jones’ debut season, exploring trauma, consent, rape culture and empowerment via a narrative in which Krysten Ritter’s eponymous hero faces her past demons in the form of David Tennant’s sleazy super-villain Kilgrave. As many fans have pointed out, Season 1 is such a contained, perfect story that many felt they’d be satisfied if Netflix didn’t renew the series. But with the company officially announcing Season 2, we can’t help but wonder where that might take our hero next. We have a few ideas.