Benedict Cumberbatch revealed he nearly missed out on playing Doctor Strange, but director Scott Derrickson and producer Kevin Feige wanted him so much, they moved the film’s release to accommodate his schedule. He was too busy treading the boards for Hamlet, which is a live-action theatre version of Disney’s 1994 animated classic The Lion King.To hakuna matata, or not to hakuna matata.
In that interview with Empire, he also confirmed Strange will be appearing in Avengers: Infinity War. And if that wasn’t enough to make you go watch his solo film later this month, Rogue One’s final trailer will be attached to the movie.Doctor Stranger Things.
Spider-Man is another fresh character in the MCU, but Tom Holland had to websling off some tough competition to get the role. We spoke to Asa Butterfield about just missing out, while Daniel Radcliffe has revealed he very much wanted the part.You’re a spider, Harry!
Solo Agent Carter movie or not, we’re definitely getting a solo Batman film – which Warner Bros. seem intent on releasing it as soon as possible. Time-Warner’s CEO has said the film is “a year and a half out”. But whether he means ‘from release’ or ‘from starting to production’ remains to be seen.“Must…save…the DC Extended Universe…”
Joe Manganiello’s research into playing Deathstroke for the Batman movie looks like just as much fun – reading comics and playing with action figures.By that logic, I’ve been researching for a role as Optimus Prime since I was seven.
Happy birthday, Wonder Woman! She looks great for 75. In celebration, her DC comic’s current writer Greg Rucka has confirmed the character is bisexual and has “obviously” had relationships with women in the past.Go diversity!
There is a rare space outside the Circle of Life, though. It’s a magical place where the Circle’s concepts are born. Films most prove themselves there first before being accepted into Hollywood’s grand recycling wheel – the original movie.
May the Movies be with you.
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