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After months of speculation, Deadline are reporting that Benedict Cumberbatch is in negotiations to play the title role in Marvel Studio’s ‘Doctor Strange.’ The 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.
‘Sinister’ and ‘The Exorcism of Emily Rose’ helmer Scott Derrickson is set to direct ‘Doctor Strange,’ and while unconfirmed, it seems that the film will arrive in cinemas on July 8th, 2016. Last month it was reported that Marvel Studios is in advanced negotiations to shoot ‘Doctor Strange’ at Pinewood-Shepperton. Prep is set to start at Shepperton in late 2014/early 2015, and a tentative shoot date has been mooted for May 2015. If this deal comes together, it would further reinforce the strong ties between Pinewood, Marvel and parent company Disney. Disney’s ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ is currently shooting at Pinewood, and ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ recently wrapped at Shepperton. Two of Marvel’s most recent movies, ‘Thor: The Dark World’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ also shot at Pinewood-Shepperton.
Last week it was announced that writer-director David Ayer’s DC Entertainment flick ‘Suicide Squad’ will open on August 5th, 2016. Ayer was the writer of ‘Training Day,’ and he both penned the script and directed ‘End of Watch’ and ‘Fury.’ Closely following that official announcement, a report indicated that Ryan Gosling, Tom Hardy, Margot Robbie and Will Smith had all been approached for roles in the film, although nothing has been confirmed at this moment in time.
And while ‘Suicide Squad’ is still in early development and the script is being worked on, that is not stopping the filmmaker and the studio from making overtures for what will seemingly be an A-list ensemble piece filled with colorful anti-heroes. Now, during the promotional campaign for ‘Fury,’ David Ayer said the following to Empire about his upcoming ‘Suicide Squad’ adaptation, “‘Fury’ whetted my appetite for a bigger canvas and this idea of world creation. You can do amazing things as a filmmaker if you have the proper tools, and those are time and money…I can say that it’s a Dirty Dozen with supervillains. Then I can ask the question, ‘Does a movie really need good guys?'”
Colin Farrell Enters The ‘Doctor Strange’ Mix; Benedict Cumberbatch & Keanu Reeves Still Said To Be Considered
Linked to the role since Comic-Con, earlier this month it was revealed that Marvel Studios‘ talks with Joaquin Phoenix to play Doctor Strange have fallen through. And while previous online rumors have linked the likes of Tom Hardy, Oscar Isaac, Justin Theroux, Matthew McConaughey, Jake Gyllenhall, Keanu Reeves, Ethan Hawke, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jared Leto to the “Master of the Mystic Arts”, and you can now add another name to that diverse list: Colin Farrell.
Colin Farrell is currently preparing to shoot the second season of HBO’s ‘True Detective,’ and Marvel has always gravitated towards actors with heat, and the lead in ‘True Detective’ is considered one of the hottest roles on television. Farrell is scheduled to wrap the second season of ‘True Detective’ early next year, and could move right into “Doctor Strange” should he be tapped to play the title role. The Wrap also point out that Cumberbatch remains high on the Marvel’s list. Furthermore, comic book fans have urged Marvel to consider Keanu Reeves, whose ‘John Wick’ has been getting stellar reviews from the fanboy press, and the studio has been paying attention. Fingers crossed we get more concrete word about this role shortly.
Today it was announced that writer-director David Ayer’s DC Entertainment flick ‘Suicide Squad’ will open on August 5th, 2016. Ayer was the writer of ‘Training Day,’ and he both penned the script and directed ‘End of Watch’ and the upcoming war film ‘Fury,’ starring Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Jon Bernthal, Michael Peña, Jason Isaacs, and Scott Eastwood.
In the comics, the ‘Suicide Squad’ team, also known as Task Force X, was created by Robert Kanigher and Ross Andru, and first appeared in ‘Brave and the Bold’ #25. It centered on the characters Deadshot, King Shark, Captain Boomerang and Harley Quinn. The modern Suicide Squad is an antihero team of incarcerated supervillains who act as deniable assets for the United States government, undertaking high-risk black ops missions in exchange for commuted prison sentences. The current team in the comics includes Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Deathstroke, Black Manta, and Duela Dent (aka Joker’s Daughter).
‘The Drop’ is a crime drama from Michaël R. Roskam, the Academy Award-nominated director of ‘Bullhead.’ Based on a screenplay from Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone), ‘The Drop’ follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) through a covert scheme of funneling cash to local gangsters – “money drops” – in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv (James Gandolfini), Bob finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood’s past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living – no matter the cost. The film, set for September 12th in the US and a November 14th bow in the UK and Ireland, also stars Noomi Rapace, Matthias Schoenaerts, John Ortiz and James Frecheville.
Your character Bob is the emotional center of the film, yet he demonstrates little overt emotion himself – so much of what is going on with him is under the surface. On his best day, Bob is not a terribly articulate guy, which is compounded by the fact that he has pushed everything down deep inside. What was it about Bob that intrigued you and sparked your interest?
Tom Hardy: I’m always fascinated by characters that don’t get the opportunity to speak their voice. I find that the most interesting characters are normally hidden under rocks and pushed into small corners of society where they don’t often have their voice heard. I like to look into characters that don’t normally get looked into. He’s unassuming and therefore underestimated. You never see him coming. The guy’s an Everyman with a big heart and a long story that he would never burden you with, because he prefers silence. He leads an ordinary life. And Michaël R. Roskam is a great bloke and a fantastic director. For an actor, he creates an environment that allows you to develop and facilitate the character and story by encouraging specificity and volition. The best idea always wins with Michaël. He wants to make great films with great characters and he delivers.
Fox Searchlight has unveiled this latest behind-the-scenes featurette for Michael R. Roskam’s (Bullhead) much-anticipated ‘The Drop,’ which is set for a September 19th release date in the US and a November 14th bow in the UK and Ireland (it will premiere at the 58th London Film Festival in October). The film, formerly known as ‘Animal Rescue,’ stars Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Matthias Schoenaerts, James Gandolfini, John Ortiz and James Frecheville.
‘The Drop’ focuses on a man (Tom Hardy) who wants to shed his criminal path but somehow gets mixed up in a bad heist and a killing resulting from a lost and contested pit bull. Rapace will play Nadia, a woman who crosses paths with the protagonist when he finds a wounded puppy outside her home. Author Dennis Lehane adapted the film from his own short story that first appeared in ‘Boston Noir.’ Previous Lehane movie adaptations include ‘Mystic River,’ ‘Shutter Island’ and ‘Gone Baby Gone.’