Toby Kebbell, Domhnall Gleeson, Eddie Redmayne & Sam Riley Up For Dr. Doom Role In The ‘Fantastic Four’ Reboot?
It was recently revealed that the lead quartet for 20th Century Fox’s upcoming reboot of ‘The Fantastic Four’ has been set, with Miles Teller cast as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch, Kate Mara as Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman, and Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm/The Thing. Today, The Wrap are reporting that director Josh Trank and 20th Century Fox have turned their attention to casting the film’s villain, Doctor Doom. According to outlet, four rising stars are in the running: Domhnall Gleeson, Toby Kebbell, Eddie Redmayne and Sam Riley. Jack Huston was also said to be in the mix weeks ago, but his involvement is unclear at this point.
The son of gypsy witch Cynthia Von Doom, Doctor Doom is a recurring supervillain, archenemy of the Fantastic Four, and leader of the fictional nation of Latveria. He is both a genius inventor and a sorcerer. In the comics, while his chief opponents have been the Fantastic Four, he has also frequently battled Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, the Avengers, the X-Men, the Punisher, Blade, Iron Man, and the Silver Surfer, among others. He was ranked as the 4th Greatest Villain by Wizard on its 100 Greatest Villains of All Time list. IGN’s list of the Top 100 Comic Book Villains of All Time ranked Doctor Doom as #3.
“Clear Shot”: First Clip From ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Features Andrew Garfield, Jamie Foxx & Emma Stone
Columbia Pictures has set loose this first clip from ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2,’ showcasing Spider-Man’s (Andrew Garfield) first encounter with Electro (Jamie Foxx) in Times Square, New York. ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ is the second in a planned four-film series that will further expand to include spin-offs for The Sinister Six and Venom. From director Marc Webb, the film will be released in the US on May 2nd and in the UK on April 18th. ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ also stars Emma Stone, Dane DeHaan, Campbell Scott, Embeth Davidtz, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field, Colm Feore, Chris Cooper, Felicity Jones, B.J. Novak and Sarah Gadon, among others. The official synopsis for the superhero sequel is as follows.
We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead.
Yahoo! Movies has debuted the theatrical trailer for Liza Johnson’s ‘Hateship Loveship,’ which stars Kristen Wiig, Hailee Steinfeld, Guy Pearce, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Nick Nolte. The film is based on Alice Munro’s 2002 collection of short stories, ‘Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage.’ Mark Poirier penned the script. Opening on April 11th, the collection of short stories are described as follows.
In the nine breathtaking stories that make up her celebrated tenth collection, Alice Munro achieves new heights, creating narratives that loop and swerve like memory, and conjuring up characters as thorny and contradictory as people we know ourselves.
Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’ Director Shortlist Down To 3 Names? ‘Sinister’ Helmer Scott Derrickson In The Mix
With Disney and Marvel having three mystery projects set for May 6th, 2016, July 8th, 2016 and May 5th, 2017, fans have long speculated that one of these “Phase 3″ films will focus on Doctor Strange. While the three dates could be for a sequel for an ongoing property – or even a solo movie for Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk, the likes of Doctor Strange, The Inhumans and Black Panther have previously been rumored to be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
With that in mind, late last month it was reported that Mark Andrews (Pixar’s Brave), Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies), Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair), and Dean Israelite (Welcome to Yesterday) were all in the mix to direct Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’ movie. And now, according to The Hollywood Reporter’s Borys Kit, ‘Sinister’ and ‘The Exorcism of Emily Rose’ helmer Scott Derrickson is also in contention. The writer adds that Andrews and Levine are still on the shortlist, without mentioning Arcel and Israelite – so I’m wondering if that means Arcel and Israelite are out. Derrickson’s next film, ‘Deliver Us From Evil,’ hits cinemas this summer and stars Eric Bana, Édgar Ramírez and Olivia Munn.
‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’: Karen Gillan Speaks On Her Character Nebula & A Fight Scene With Zoe Saldana’s Gamora
In a recent chinwag at SXSW for her new horror/thriller ‘Oculus,’ Karen Gillan (Doctor Who) opened up to MTV about her upcoming role as the villainous Nebula in Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’ While the much anticipated film is injected with humor, the deadly Nebula is far from a laugh-a-minute. ”Okay, so Nebula does not find herself funny,” Gillan said, laughing. “I find her hilarious. But she can’t find herself hilarious, that’s not scary.”
According to Variety, Jamie Foxx and Kevin Hart are in talks to lead ‘Black Phantom,’ which has Hart’s ‘Ride Along’ director Tim Story in discussions to helm. If pen is put to paper, ‘Black Phantom’ would reteam Hart and Story with their ‘Ride Along’ producer Will Packer, who is producing the film along with Will Gluck. The outlet report that Packer has long wanted to do the film and, after the enormous box office success of ‘Ride Along’ and Foxx’s interest to work with Hart, the project seemed like the perfect match for all four men.
The story follows a double-crossed mob hitman who enlists the help of the Black Phantom, the same hitman who had been sent to kill him. Dave Lease and Megan Hinds penned the original spec. Jamie Foxx has ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ and ‘Annie’ set for release later this year. Kevin Hart can currently be seen in ’About Last Night,’ and has ‘Think Like a Man Too’ on the horizon. Hopefully we hear more about ‘Black Phantom’ shortly, as the combination of Foxx and Hart is certainly a formidable pairing.