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Yesterday it was reported that Benedict Cumberbatch is in negotiations to play the title role in Marvel Studio’s ‘Doctor Strange,’ and while today’s massive Marvel announcement didn’t mention casting for the film, they did reveal that the film will open on November 4th, 2016. The Cumberbatch casting news comes after talks with Joaquin Phoenix around the time of Comic-Con went south, and Marvel went back to the drawing board. The likes of Tom Hardy, Oscar Isaac, Justin Theroux, Matthew McConaughey, Colin Farrell, Jake Gyllenhall, Keanu Reeves, Ethan Hawke and Jared Leto had all been linked to the role of the “Master of the Mystic Arts” with Cumberbatch.
Chadwick Boseman To Play Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’! ‘Captain Marvel’, ‘Inhumans’ & Two-Part ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Movies Also Announced
Finally! Long rumored to be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the studio has just officially confirmed that a ‘Black Panther’ movie will be a part of their “Phase 3″ lineup. Marvel also announced that rising star Chadwick Boseman (42, Get on Up) will play the title role, and the film will arrive on November 3rd, 2017. ‘Black Panther’ will feature the first black superhero to anchor a studio film since 2004’s ‘Blade: Trinity.’
Additionally, Marvel has announced ‘Captain Marvel,’ a two-part ‘Avengers’ film, and an ‘Inhumans’ movie, as well as titles for some previously announced movies. The studios upcoming slate after 2015’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ and ‘Ant-Man’ is as follows: The third ‘Captain America’ movie, set for May 6th, 2016, has been titled ‘Captain America: Civil War.’ ‘Doctor Strange’ will arrive on November 4th, 2016 (there was no confirmation in regards to whether or not Benedict Cumberbatch will indeed play the title role). ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2′ is pegged for May 5th, 2017. The third ‘Thor’ movie has been titled ‘Thor: Ragnarok,’ and will hits theaters on July 28th, 2017. As mentioned above ‘Black Panther’ arrives on November 3rd, 2017. ‘Captain Marvel’ follows that on July 6th, 2018. ‘Inhumans’ is set for November 2nd, 2018. Finally ‘Avengers: Infinity War – Part I’ hits cinemas on May 4th, 2018, followed by Part II on May 3rd, 2019.
This first trailer has arrived online for the romantic comedy ‘Comet,’ starring Emmy Rossum and Justin Long. The film, directed and written by Sam Esmail, follows Kimberly (Rossum) and Dell (Long), from their first meeting in a cemetery all the way through their unlikely 6-year relationship, leaping back and forth in time through five pivotal moments: their meeting; a fight at a friend’s wedding in Paris; a break up conversation after Dell has moved to New York; a reconnection on a train ride in California; and when Dell pops in on Kimberly unexpectedly in her home in the Hollywood Hills.
16-Minute “Queen Anne Street Gallery” Featurette For Mike Leigh’s ‘Mr Turner’ – Starring Timothy Spall As J. M. W. Turner
Entertainment One has debuted this new behind-the-scenes featurette for Mike Leigh’s masterpiece of a film ‘Mr Turner,’ showing how the production team recreated Turner’s Queen Street Gallery for the big screen. This biopic of the iconic British painter J. M. W. Turner stars Timothy Spall in the title role, as well as Dorothy Atkinson, Marion Bailey, Paul Jesson, Lesley Manville, Martin Savage, Ruth Sheen and David Horovitch. ‘Mr Turner’ arrives in UK cinemas on October 31st and in the US on December 19th. Look out for my interviews with Mike Leigh and Timothy Spall tomorrow (October 29th).
Metrodome has picked up UK right for writer-director Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy’s acclaimed Ukrainian drama ‘The Tribe,’ which won four prizes at the Cannes Film Festival, including the Critics’ Week Grand Prize. The film also recently won the “Sutherland Award” at the BFI London Film Festival, which is presented to the director of the “most original and imaginative first feature” at the Festival.
‘The Tribe’ charts the story of a deaf mute teenager who enters a specialized boarding school where, to survive, he becomes part of a wild organization – the tribe. His love for one of the concubines will unwillingly lead him to break all the unwritten rules within the Tribe’s hierarchy. The story is told purely through sign language without the use of subtitles or voiceover and features a cast comprised entirely of non-professional, deaf actors including leads Grigory Fesenko as Sergey and Yana Novikova as Anna. Expect word on a release date shortly.
Warner Bros. Pictures has teamed up with the Organization for Bat Conservation for National Save the Bats Week. The video below shows director Zack Snyder, Amy Adams, and Batman himself, Ben Affleck, telling us why it’s important to ave the Bats and how the production of ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ is helping out. Check out the video below and head on over to SaveBats.org and Facebook.com/savebats for more information. Save the Bats is a public action campaign aimed at preventing the decline of this important and beloved animal in our ecosystem.