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'Doctor Strange' screenwriter clarifies statements on Ancient One casting Doctor Strange cowriter C. Robert Cargill has clarified his comments over the casting of Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One in Marvel Studios’ new superhero movie (out Nov. 4). Cargill had previously said on the Double Toasted podcast that the decision to cast the actress as a...

Marvel Releases Statement Regarding Tilda Swinton's Casting in 'DOCTOR STRANGE' Mashable.com has posted an official statement from Marvel Studios regarding actress Tilda Swinton controversial casting as “The Ancient One” in DOCTOR STRANGE. The actress is seen in the trailer of the film as a white female but the character is depicted in the Marvel Comics as an aged Asian man. Marvel has released the following statement regarding the backlash:“Marvel has a very strong record of diversity in its casting of films and regularly departs from stereotypes and source material to bring its MCU to life.

Warcraft’s Robert Kazinsky Takes Viewers To The Lion’s Pride In New Featurette Warcraft‘s Robert Kazinsky, who plays Orgrim in the film, posted a short video to his Twitter account (via Slashfilm) in which he takes viewers on a tour of The Lion’s Pride, one of the busiest inns in World of Warcraft. In the video, Kazinsky says he has played for the game for years and notes the attention to detail in recreating the location for the film. Check out my exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of The Lion’s Pride Inn set from #WarcraftMovie.

DOCTOR STRANGE Writer Addresses Casting Controversy Hollywood "whitewashing" has become a rather hot-button issue as of late, with films like Gods of Egypt and the upcoming Ghost in the Shell receiving widespread criticism for casting white actors to play people of colour. Upcoming Marvel film Doctor Strange has also received some of this criticism for casting the Scottish Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One, who in the comics is Tibetan. During a recent interview on the Double Toasted podcast, Strange screenwriter C.

Tilda Swinton explains her casting in Doctor Strange There's certainly been some intriguing casting from Marvel Studios and director Scott Derrickson as they put together the pieces to make the Marvel Cinematic Universe a bit more mystical for DOCTOR STRANGE, and each bit has had some degree of bellyaching to go along with it. Couldn't they get anyone less Cumberbatch-y than Benedict Cumberbatch? Since when is Baron Mordo a black... Read More...

Tilda Swinton explains her casting in Doctor Strange There's certainly been some intriguing casting from Marvel Studios and director Scott Derrickson as they put together the pieces to make the Marvel Cinematic Universe a bit more mystical for DOCTOR STRANGE, and each bit has had some degree of bellyaching to go along with it. Couldn't they get anyone less Cumberbatch-y than Benedict Cumberbatch? Since when is Baron Mordo a black... Read More...

Box Office Prediction: The Huntsman: Winter’s War vs. The Jungle Book Welcome to the Screen Rant Box Office Prediction. Every week we put together an informal list of box office picks for the upcoming weekend to offer readers a rough estimate of how new releases (and returning holdovers) will perform in theaters. For a recap of last week’s box office totals, read our box office wrap-up from The Jungle Book‘s opening weekend and scroll to the bottom of this post to see how our previous picks measured up. Full disclosure: Box office predictions are not an exact science. We acknowledge our picks may not always be correct.

By now, we've all heard that Marvel Studios plans on going in new and strange directions with their slates for Phases 3 and 4. While they've been criticized for being somewhat safe for the last few years, Kevin Feige and the folks at Marvel look like they want to switch things up. The first big indication of that was the dark, humor-free, INCEPTION-esque trailer for DOCTOR STRANGE. Now screenwriter C. Robert Carghill is letting the world know that the trailer was nothing compared to what the film is going to end up being.

Watch the trailer for “Elvis & Nixon.” Go on, scroll down. Give it a quick peek. This isn’t so much a demand as it is a dare, because experiencing 2 minutes and 28 seconds of this film is already about two minutes too much of your time stolen away from you.

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