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Martial Artist Scott Adkins Joins Marvel’s 'Doctor Strange' The Wrap reports that martial artist turned actor Scott Adkins has joined the cast of Marvel Studios and director Scott Derrickson's "Doctor Strange" starring Benedict Cumberbatch ("The Imitation Game"). Sources close to the production say Adkins will be filming multiple action sequences including hand-to-hand combat.  Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is producing "Doctor Strange" with a script written by "Prometheus" screenwriter Jon Spaihts.

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.

Morgan Freeman, Bill Nighy & More Up for Role in 'Doctor Strange' Now that Marvel Studios has officially confirmed "Sherlock" star Benedict Cumberbatch as the title mystical hero in Doctor Strange, the focus has shifted to the supporting roles. So far nobody else has been cast in the film that will be directed by Scott Derrickson (Deliver Us from Evil) and written by Jon Spaihts (Prometheus), though there have been rumblings (and potentially confused details) about Daniel Bruhl's character from Captain America: Civil War potentially crossing over into Doctor Strange.

Things May Be Heating Up On Doctor Strange Movie We have an interesting report from Screen Daily about a release date for and shooting time for Marvel’s upcoming film Doctor Strange. The report says that Marvel is in negotiations to film the movie at Pinewood Studios in May 2015 with a planned release date of July 8, 2016. The film has a director in Scott Derrickson and Jon Spaihts is working on the latest version of the screenplay.

Alex Kurtzman to Direct 'Mummy' Reboot

5:35 PM 7/30/2014 by Jeff Giles
Shortly after being hired to shepherd the new "shared universe" that's being stitched together for Universal's monster movie properties, it appears as though Alex Kurtzman is just a signature or two away from getting the green light to direct the studio's upcoming reboot of The Mummy.

Joaquin Phoenix in Talks for 'Doctor Strange'

1:51 PM 7/25/2014 by Jeff Giles
Joaquin Phoenix
Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hardy were previously rumored to be in the running for the role, but it appears that Joaquin Phoenix is Marvel's top choice to play the title role in its upcoming comic book adaptation Doctor Strange.

'Doctor Strange' Has a Screenwriter

5:10 PM 6/18/2014 by Jeff Giles
Dr Strange
Marvel's Doctor Strange adaptation is inching closer to reality. Shortly after hiring director Scott Derrickson to helm the project, the studio has reportedly entered talks with screenwriter Jon Spaihts, who's said to be "in negotiations" to write the script.

Marvel Setting Jon Spaihts To Script ‘Doctor Strange’ – EXCLUSIVE: Marvel Studios is negotiating with Jon Spaihts to write the script for Doctor Strange, the franchise-launching film which will be directed by Scott Derrickson. Doctor Strange was hatched by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko during that Marvel Comics heyday of the early 1960s. He’s a neurosurgeon who becomes Sorcerer Supreme, protecting Earth against magical and mystical threats with powers of sorcery, mysticism, and martial arts. 5 years 42 weeks ago via donnieyen

'Mama' Director Andy Muschetti Exits Universal's 'Mummy' Reboot

6:41 PM 5/7/2014 by Binh Ngo
Andy Muschietti
Universal's effort to resurrect The Mummy for the big screen has hit another snag when Mama director Andy Muschetti dropped out of the project due to disagreement with the studio over its direction.

Universal's ‘Mummy’ Reboot Loses ‘Mama’ Director Andy Muschetti (Exclusive) – “Mama” director Andy Muschetti has exited Universal's reboot of “The Mummy” due to creative differences, TheWrap has learned. Jon Spaihts wrote the current draft of the script, which reimagined “The Mummy” franchise in modern day with new characters not seen in previous iterations and a protagonist imbued with a human personality. 5 years 48 weeks ago via jetli
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