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Marvel Confirms Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange

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After Marvel was unable to reach an agreement with Joaquin Phoenix to headline their upcoming Doctor Strange film, the studio began considering other names for the role, with Benedict Cumberbatch emerging as the top prospect. We were actually surprised when the studio neglected not to reveal any casting news for the film during their huge Phase Three announcement, but now ... Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Big Hero 6′

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Ever since the Disney acquisition of Marvel in 2009, fans of both entities have been awaiting the first true collaborative effort between the companies, and that effort finally arrives in the form of Big Hero 6. Loosely based on a limited series of Marvel comic books, the film is the story of 14-year-old genius Hiro Hamada (Ryan Potter), whose considerable intellect is ... Read More »

Chadwick Boseman is Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’

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During Marvel’s huge press event today at the El Capitan Theatre, the studio finally confirmed that a Black Panther movie was forthcoming. That news would have been good enough, but the studio decided to up the ante by confirming that Chadwick Boseman has been cast in the role, and that he would make his first appearance in Captain America: Civil ... Read More »

‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Trailer Will Debut on October 28th

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Fans who attended Marvel’s annual Hall H panel at Comic-Con were treated to the very first look at Avengers: Age of Ultron, while the rest of the general public has been forced to survive on detailed descriptions of the footage, and the handful of production photos that have been released. That all changes next week, as Marvel has confirmed that ... Read More »

Rumor: Ewan McGregor Being “Looked At” for Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’

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Update: According to Variety, other names on Marvel’s shortlist also include Matthew McConaughey, Jake Gyllenhaal, Oscar Isaac, Ethan Hawke, and Jared Leto. The outlet expects an announcement “very soon.” Original: As we reported back in August, Marvel had entered into advanced talks with Joaquin Phoenix to headline Doctor Strange, which is expected to be released on July 8, 2016. Unfortunately, it ... Read More »

Robert Downey Jr. to Join ‘Captain America 3,’ Launch “Civil War” Storyline

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As we noted last week, Robert Downey Jr.’s current Marvel contract only calls for one more appearance as Tony Stark, but he admitted to being involved in ongoing discussions with the studio to extend his deal. Today, Variety and THR confirmed the actor was in final negotiations to reprise the role, but not for another Iron Man film – instead, Downey will be joining ... Read More »

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Animated Series Confirmed for 2015

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Guardians of the Galaxy was the surprise runaway smash movie of the year, so it’s no surprise that Marvel’s cosmic team will have further adventures with an animated treatment in 2015. Disney XD announced at New York Comic-Con that Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy will be part of their “Marvel Universe” block of programming. The show will focus on Peter Quill aka ... Read More »

Robert Downey Jr. Confirms ‘Iron Man 4′

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The image of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark has become an iconic part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and despite rumors that Iron Man 3 would be closing the book on the series and limiting the character to appearances in Avengers: Age of Ultron and the eventual sequel, it looks like that may not be the case. Officially, Downey’s ... Read More »

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