Production has officially begun on Marvel’s Doctor Strange, with director Scott Derrickson at the helm and Benedict Cumberbatch as the Sorcerer Supreme in what promises to be a truly unique and, well, strange offering from the MCU. Marvel has formally announced the start of production and confirmed the central cast, including former Hannibal star Mads Mikkelsen, who had previously been in talks for a role.
Doctor Strange boasts an excellent cast and promises to take the MCU in a very weird, very mystical direction — but will there be, you know, any action? For those who were concerned that Marvel’s latest might not be as action-heavy as its predecessors, fear not, as director Scott Derrickson has tapped martial arts pro and action star Scott Adkins, ensuring that Doctor Strange will come with a little kick.
It looks like Dr. Strange is going to have an old friend over for dinner. (Creepy slurping noise.)
Several months after we first learned he was being eyed for a role in Marvel’s Doctor Strange, we finally know who Oscar nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor will play in the upcoming superhero adventure. And yes, everyone guessed right: the 12 Years a Slave star will take on the role of Baron Mordo, Stephen Strange’s arch-nemesis and fellow student of the mystic arts.
With the Marvel Cinematic Universe about to enter “Phase Three,” expect things to get a little weird. The arrival of a Doctor Strange movie signifies just how weird, since the mere thought of a dimension-hopping sorcerer inhabiting the same world as Steve Rogers and Tony Stark seemed impossible just a few years ago. In fact, the debut adventure of Marvel’s Sorcerer Supreme may very well be the film that smuggles one of the wildest comic book concepts of all time into the MCU. Is Stephen Strange ready to grapple with Death itself?
Sinister was one of the most successful horror films of 2012, which made the notion of a sequel inevitable. While director Scott Derrickson is busy preparing for Marvel’s Doctor Strange, he’s also producing Sinister 2, with Citadel director Ciaran Foy at the helm. The first images from the upcoming sequel have arrived, and they’ve brought back our old pal Bughuul. Oh, that wacky Bughuul, always terrorizing families wherever he goes.
After months of negotiations, Joaquin Phoenix still hasn't accepted the title role in Marvel's 'Doctor Strange' and if you want to believe that latest rumor floating around the internet, Phoenix's hesitation and resistance is Ethan Hawke's gain. Yep, according to at least one source, Hawke is now the new frontrunner to play Marvel's cinematic Sorcerer Supreme.
During Comic-Con, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige told ScreenCrush that he wasn't ready to announce anything with regards to 'Doctor Strange' at the time, and now a new report may help shed a bit more light on its status. The latest word to leak out of the MCU is that Marvel is sick of all the origin stories and, starting with 'Doctor Strange,' won't be featuring them in the future.
'Sinister 2,' the sequel to the horror film made popular by star Ethan Hawke and director Scott Derrickson, set up shop in Chicago, where production is currently underway. But does Blumhouse Productions have another hit on its hands? While details on the film were pretty scarce, the production announcement finally unmasked its sinister plot and casting details.
One of the worst kept secrets over in the Marvel world for some time was the development of a Doctor Strange movie. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige had expressed his desire to bring the Master of the Mystic Arts from the comics to the screen...