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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!

What's Popping: 'Star Wars: Episode VII,' 'Doctor Strange,' 'Underworld,' 'Blade Runner 2,' 'Inferno'

11:59 PM 8/29/2014 by Binh Ngo
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After taking a short break to allow Harrison Ford to heal up, Star Wars: Episode VII has resumed production, and the movie still expected to make its release date on December 18, 2015.
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Stan Lee Gets Fit for Kevin Smith's Yoga Hosers

dreadcentral.com – As he recently announced, Yoga Hosers will be the second film in Kevin Smith's Canada-set 'True North Trilogy,' which kicks off this year with Tusk. Now that principal photography is underway, Smith has revealed that an old friend is along for the ride. Read on! Earlier this week, Kevin Smith took to his Twitter account to confirm the Yoga Hosers involvement of the legendary Stan Lee, who he had previously directed in Mallrats. 2 days 12 hours ago via donnieyen
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Are these the frontrunners to play Snake in the Escape from New York remake?

joblo.com – As much as you (or Kurt Russell) may vehemently dislike the fact that an ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK reboot is in the works, it looks like it may happen sooner or later (although at this rate, it looks like the latter). Last we heard the film was actually inspired by the fantastic Arkham games, the second of which features a walled-in prison-like city. 2 days 15 hours ago via jackiechan
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Joaquin Phoenix In Final Negotiations To Play ‘Doctor Strange’

screenrant.com – At San Diego Comic-Con last month, Marvel Studios held back on announcing any upcoming projects outside of Guardians of the Galaxy 2 despite having – at the time – just added six release dates for untitled theatrical releases. It was strange but perhaps not when considering that rival comic book movie studios Twentieth Century Fox and Warner Bros. 3 days 11 hours ago via brucelee
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Joaquin Phoenix Still In The Mix For DOCTOR STRANGE… But For How Long?

feedproxy.google.com – Here's why the negotiations have taken so long.... 3 days 11 hours ago via jackiechan
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Doctor Strange Casting Rumor

bleedingcool.com – I’ve hesitated to post this one, but it doesn’t seem to be going away. This is Infamous is saying that Marvel has found their man to be the Sorcerer Supreme. The reason I hesitate is that so far Marvel has found their man in Johnny Depp, Jon Hamm, Benedict Cumberbatch and Joaquin Phoenix… so I’m going to hold back a little before jumping in again.

4 days 9 hours ago via brucelee

Ron Howard And Tom Hanks Reunite For Inferno It’s once again time to dive into the world of symbologist Robert Langdon as director Ron Howard and actor Tom Hanks adapt the Dan Brown novel Inferno. According to Deadline, filming will start in April with a script by David Koepp and Brian Grazer returning to produce. In Inferno, Langdon awakens in an Italian hospital with amnesia.

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Participant Joining DreamWorks on ‘The Light Between Oceans,’ Untitled Steven Spielberg Thriller

thewrap.com – articipant has signed on to partner with Dreamworks Studios on Steven Spielberg‘s upcoming untitled Cold War thriller, and the period drama “The Light Between Oceans,” it was announced on Tuesday. DreamWorks Studios President and COO Jeff Small commented, “We have had a successful and rewarding partnership with Participant on six total films over the past years. 5 days 9 hours ago via jetli
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Ellen Burstyn will make directorial debut with ‘Bathing Flo’

insidemovies.ew.com – Eighty-two-year-old actress Ellen Burstyn will direct and star in Bathing Flo. The movie, which has nothing to do with the esteemed spokeswoman. 5 days 17 hours ago via theothersenhman
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