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Benedict Cumberbatch Is DOCTOR STRANGE. What Say You? So, the news is short and sweet: According to Deadline, Benedict Cumberbatch has emerged victorious from the Doctor Strange sweepstakes and will take the title role in the Scott Derrickson directed film for Marvel Studios. Having never picked up one of the comics in my life I have absolutely zero opinion on this but am curious what those of you who know the character think. So have it. And if I were to pick up the books is there a particularly good place to start?... [Read the whole post on twitchfilm.com...]

‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ Battle is 45 Minutes Long; See Battle Plans Peter Jackson doesn’t shy away from the idea of making epic-length stories, and of creating conflicts within them that match the overall scope of his Middle-Earth films. The Lord of the Rings films are known for absolutely massive battles, but the final Hobbit film, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is the only one which actually features the word “battle” in its title.

‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ Battle is 45 Minutes Long; See Battle Plans Peter Jackson doesn’t shy away from the idea of making epic-length stories, and of creating conflicts within them that match the overall scope of his Middle-Earth films. The Lord of the Rings films are known for absolutely massive battles, but the final Hobbit film, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is the only one which actually features the word “battle” in its title.

'Into the Woods' Featurette Actually Features the Cast Doing Some Singing When we saw the initial teaser for Disney's 'Into the Woods' movie, the thing that was missing from our first peek at the upcoming musical was the actual, you know, musical part. But thanks to this new featurette on the film, we can hear bits and pieces of the songs from the adaptation of the classic musical, from the mouths of stars like Meryl Streep and Anna Kendrick. Continue reading…

THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES Ending Features a 45-Minute Battle Sequence; Billy Boyd to Write and Perform End Credits Song With a title like The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, there are pretty high expectations for a rather epic-looking battle sequence.  Indeed, Peter Jackson has revealed that the film concludes with a 45-minute fight during the climax, as the various armies of Middle-earth all descend upon the Lonely Mountain now that the dwarven treasure of Erebor is no longer being guarded by that fearsome dragon Smaug.  Jackson is currently putting the finishing touches on the film during post-production in anticipation of its December 17th release, but he recently talked a bit about planning the final

Extended INTO THE WOODS Featurette Provides Plenty of New Footage from the Upcoming Musical Following yesterday's EW covers and new images, Disney has now released an extended featurette for Rob Marshall's adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's classic musical Into the Woods.  The Disney production stars James Corden and Emily Blunt as a Baker and his wife who venture into the woods to confront the witch (Meryl Streep) responsible for putting a curse on the childless couple.  Along the way, they run into a number of familiar fairy tale characters, all of whom have wishes to change their lives.  While I'll admit that Johnny Depp's costume and makeup for the Big Bad Wolf continue to plunge t

First Look: Johnny Depp As The Dapper Wolf In Rob Marshall's ‘Into The Woods’ With Meryl Streep & More “I’ve been offered many witches over the years, starting when I was 40, and I said no to all of them,” the venerable Meryl Streep told Entertainment Weekly in this week’s issue of the magazine where here new movie “Into The Woods” graces the cover. Clearly she changed her mind for Rob Marshall’s dark adaptation of Stephen Sondheim beloved musical. “But this was really fun because it played with the notion of what witches mean. They represented age and ugliness and scary powers we don’t understand.

‘Doctor Strange’: Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Farrell & Keanu Reeves in the Running Ever since Joaquin Phoenix turned down the role of Doctor Strange for Marvel Studios, director Scott Derrickson has been on the hunt for a replacement.  With production set to begin early next year, Marvel’s leaving no stone unturned in their search. On practically a daily basis, it seems we’re seeing new reports on who’s in the running – whether it be Ewan McGregor, Ryan Gosling, or an extensive Click to continue reading ‘Doctor Strange’: Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Farrell & Keanu Reeves in the Running

Hey Supergirl: Ryan Gosling Eyes Two Comic Book Movies The 'Gangster Squad' star is being eyed for Marvel's 'Doctor Strange' and DC's 'Suicide Squad,' but which film will he pick — if either of them?

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