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Last month, we reported that actor Joaquin Phoenix was in negotiations with Marvel Studios to play the title role in Doctor Strange, with a new report emerging this week that the actor is close to finalizing his deal.

Karen Gillan Reveals Video Of Her Shaving Head For GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY When you think of beautiful redheads, it's likely that former Doctor Who star Karen Gillan will come to mind almost instantly. It was a shock then when the Scottish actress revealed at last year's San Diego Comic-Con that she had shaved her head for the role of Nebula in Marvel and James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy, and a video of her doing just that has now found its way online.  You have to imagine that Gillan could have got away with NOT shaving her head for the role, but the fact that she was willing to is pretty damn cool.

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Summer 2014 Box Office Wrap-up!

JoBlo - 4 hours 10 min ago

Summer 2014 Box Office Wrap-up! Every year powering up in May and grinding down on Labor Day weekend comes the multiplex onslaught of detonations, thrills, beautiful people and computer-generated creatures. Of sequels, reboots, and sequels of reboots. Of prepackaged blockbusters and pleasant surprises. All for your viewing enjoyment... or occasionally not. Here's how things shook out for the Summer of 2014: 1.... Read More...

Details On Why Joaquin Phoenix May Be Reluctant To Play DOCTOR STRANGE For Marvel Contrary to recent reports, many just can't see Joaquin Phoenix - who apparently passed on the Lex Luthor role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - starring in Doctor Strange for Marvel Studios. He first became what sounded like a frontrunner for the Scott Derrickson helmed movie during Comic-Con, and it appeared as if he would be announced at the event just like Mark Ruffalo was for The Avengers a few years ago. That obviously didn't happen, but according to Badass Digest (via IGN), that was the plan!

Box Office: 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Takes Long Weekend Top Spot Labor Day tends to be a slow one on the box office calendar, and accordingly, none of the new contenders managed to break through to the top spot this weekend. Everyone is doing something other than going to the movies, but for those that they did, they chose one of the biggest movies of the year. Disney and Marvel closed off the summer on a high note, with "Guardians Of The Galaxy" arriving at number one. The superhero flick took $17 million at home, and continues to make serious coin, with the worldwide total now approaching $550 million.

BOX OFFICE: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY To Stay At #1 During Labor Day Weekend This summer has not been good in North America in terms of box office takings, but that's working well for Guardians of the Galaxy as it looks set to take advantage of a quiet August by storming to the #1 spot again this weekend. The movie has been pegged as the clear winner of the Labor Day weekend, and after taking $3.5 million today, it looks set to earn $19 million in total during its fifth week of release. The Marvel Studios movie faces little competition from The November Man (starring Pierce Brosnan) which will open in second with $15 million.

Avengers 2's Elizabeth Olsen Up for King Arthur Godzilla and Oldboy actress Elizabeth Olsen is reportedly circling director Guy Ritchie's King Arthur movie. Variety says Olsen -- soon to be seen as Scarlet Witch in Marvel's The Avengers: Age of Ultron -- "is the frontrunner for the female lead." Curiously, they don't say whether or not that character is Queen Guinevere. Charlie Hunnam is in line to play the title role and Idris Elba is on board to play a Merlin-like mentor to Arthur.

Joaquin Phoenix in Final Talks for 'Doctor Strange'? Marvel is reportedly close to finalizing a deal with Joaquin Phoenix to play Doctor Strange, according to a new report from Collider.We reported just over a month ago that Joaquin Phoenix had entered negotiations to play Doctor Steven Strange, but the fact that his deal still hasn't been finalized lead to a number of other casting rumors, including this week's report that Jack Huston is in contention for the coveted role.

Michael Fassbender wants to contribute to the story of X-Men: Apocalypse As Michael Fassbender's career continues, he's becoming more and more invested in his work. Aside from starring in, he'll also be producing the upcoming video game adaptation of ASSASSIN'S CREED that's to be helmed by Justin Kurzel, on which he recently worked with on MACBETH. While he wont have so strong a behind-the-scenes role in regards to X-MEN:... Read More...

Robert Downey Jr. Says 'Guardians of the Galaxy' is the Best Marvel Movie Yet Marvel Studios and the character of Tony Stark/Iron Man transformed Robert Downey Jr. from a has-been into one of the biggest movie stars on the planet, so it's not surprising that he'll sing their praises outside the context of the movies he stars in. However, he recently took it a big step further, declaring 'Guardians of the Galaxy' to be the best Marvel movie yet. Yep, even the ones that he's not in. Continue reading…

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