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Deadline has revealed that Chiwetel Ejiofor is set to play Baron Mordo in Doctor Strange. The villain first appeared in Strange Tales in 1963, and is an accomplished user of magic who was trained by the Ancient One. He's a long time foe of Dr. Strange who sided with Dormammu. However, the site adds that while the 12 Years A Slave star is playing Mordo, he may not be a full baddie.

Eddie Redmayne Cast As Newt Scamander Warner Bros has officially announced that Oscar Winner Eddie Redmayne will be Newt Scamander in their upcoming film Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. Based in the world of Harry Potter, Scamander is the Wizarding World’s preeminent magizoologist, who in his travels has encountered and documented a myriad of magical creatures, ultimately leading to his penning the Hogwarts School textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. J.K.

Weekend Box Office Wrap-up: May 31, 2015 Audiences preferred to sit through an earthquake rather than visit Hawaii this week at the box office, giving fan-favorite Dwayne Johnson a major hit in the process.Coming in first this weekend is the new disaster film San Andreas (read our review), which scored an impressive $53.2 million during its first three days. That figure is far above the modest expectations analysts had going into the weekend, making San Andreas The Rock’s first real solo smash he’s had in his career.

Tilda Swinton in Talks to Join Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’ Opposite Benedict Cumberbatch Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton is in talks to star opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in Marvel’s “Doctor Strange,” TheWrap has learned. The role up for grabs is of The Ancient One, a Tibetan sage who serves as mentor for Cumberbatch’s Dr. Stephen Strange. The character is male in the comic book universe, but at present it’s unclear if Swinton would play the part as such. Scott Derrickson will direct from a script by Jon Spaihts, and the film will hit theaters on Nov.

First Official Images From World Of Warcraft Meet Orgrim Doomhammer – For The Horde!The world at large has been waiting a long time for a proper gander at Duncan Jones’ Warcraft movie. Despite a first look at Comic-Con last year, and logos and props on display, the characters have been tantalisingly out of reach. Until now, that is, with Wired magazine debuting images of orc warchief Orgrim Doomhammer  played in the movie by Robert Kazinsky.

Eddie Redmayne in Talks for 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' Oscar winning actor Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”) is in talks with Warner Bros. Pictures to star in J.K. Rowlings Harry Potter prequel, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”. Warner Bros. has been developing the project with author J.K. Rowling ever since the Harry Potter franchise ended with “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2”.“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” takes place seventy years before the Harry Potter films and focuses on Newt Scamander. Redmayne had been Warner Bros.

Lily James In The Passenger Seat For Baby Driver Edgar Wright's next filmWith Ansel Elgort in place for one of the leads in Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver, another main role has gone to Cinderella’s Lily James.Baby Driver will chronicle the high-speed, musically influenced life of a young getaway driver (Elgort), who grooves to his personal soundtrack on jobs to keep him at the top of his game (think Drive meets Wright's stylish filmmaking).

Any fan of Vin Diesel will tell you that the man delivers, whether it be performance or promotional material. In the case of THE LAST WITCH HUNTER, Vin just dropped a new teaser for the flick showing a bit of his character's past. If you were wondering where that sweet beard went to in the previous teaser trailer, look no further than this video! It's no secret that Vin is a huge... Read More...

Sam Claflin Returning for ‘The Huntsman’, Without Snow White Kristen Stewart‘s Snow White may not be returning for The Huntsman, but it seems like everyone else is. Sam Claflin is the latest to board the fantasy spinoff, joining Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, Emily Blunt, Jessica Chastain, and Nick Frost. Get all the latest updates on The Huntsman after the jump.  The Sam Claflin The Huntsman casting was reported by TheWrap. Claflin starred in the first film as William, Snow White’s childhood friend. He basically fills the prince role from the classic Snow White fairy tale.

First Teaser Trailer & Poster For Vin Diesel's THE LAST WITCH HUNTER The modern world holds many secrets, but the most astounding secret of all is that witches still live amongst us; vicious supernatural creatures intent on unleashing the Black Death upon the world. Armies of witch hunters battled the unnatural enemy across the globe for centuries, including KAULDER, a valiant warrior who managed to slay the all-powerful QUEEN WITCH, decimating her followers in the process. In the moments right before her death, the QUEEN curses KAULDER with her own immortality, forever separating him from his beloved wife and daughter in the afterlife.

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