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The Ana de Armas-starring Marilyn Monroe biopic "Blonde" is director Andrew Dominik's fictional take on the superstar's life, but since it's still based at least partially in history, there are real versions of many of the film's characters. Just as Monroe herself was a real, living human, many of the people she encounters in "Blonde" are also based on real people. The first teaser trailer showed off some stunning footage of de Armas as Monroe, so it's not hard to imagine that they other performers will take their interpretations of these famous faces as seriously.

It's a match made in heaven. One of the most recognizable movie stars of the last several years will be taking on the immense responsibility of portraying one of the most famous celebrities to ever live. And after months and months of waiting, today we're getting our first look at what "Blonde" has in store for us.Director Andrew Dominik, best known for his work on 2007's "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford," "Killing Them Softly," and two episodes of "Mindhunter," is making his long-awaited return to feature films with a biopic about Marilyn Monroe's tumultuous life.

On the May 16, 2022 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editorial director Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film news writer Ryan Scott to talk about the latest film and TV news, including "Doctor Strange" box office, Pixar's next movie, and Netflix going live.Opening Banter: The wonders of TeleDoc.In The News:Ryan: Doctor Strange 2 Reigns Supreme At The Box Office, Firestarter Flames OutHow are sites claiming Strange is a disappointment?Does Peter's summer movie wager look less strong now?Plug: Tales From The Box Office: 20 Years Ago, Attack Of The Clones Set A Low Bar For Star WarsPeter (og Jeremy): E

This was one of those weekends at the box office where everything seemed pre-determined on some level. "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" was absolutely going to come out on top following its gigantic opening the previous weekend. "Firestarter" never stood a chance and, on that level, it perhaps seemed unexciting as there wasn't going to be any drama in terms of how things shook out. However, reading between the lines, we might be starting to see some cracks in Marvel's armor and that is worth looking at.

It is almost unavoidable for anyone who pays attention to movies even a little bit, but "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" is in theaters as of today. Perhaps not at all surprisingly, the latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is expected to make a lot of money this weekend, and it's already off to an incredibly strong start. So much so that we're now looking at one of the biggest opening weekends of the pandemic era at the box office. As reported The Numbers, director Sam Raimi's "Doctor Strange" sequel took in $36 million in Thursday preview screenings.

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Showrunner On Reinventing A Classic Villain And Letting Spock Be Sexy [Interview] "Star Trek: Strange New Worlds" is a breath of fresh air. The episodic, optimistic, and yes, even sexy new series is both a throwback to classic "Trek" and a bold swing at something different. It's the live-action "Star Trek" show fans have been waiting for, and also a perfect jumping-on point for new viewers wondering what the fuss is all about. It loves franchise history (The Easter eggs! The in-jokes!), but it stands on its own, ready to transform a legion of newbies into die-hard Trekkies.

"Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" scribe Michael Waldron is no stranger to magical chaos or alternate MCU timelines. Along with penning the latest adventure from Benedict Cumberbatch's sarcastic wizard — the one that hits theaters tonight (!) — Waldron also served as head writer for the debut season of "Loki," where the Asgardian prince accidentally had a hand in breaking reality and unleashing utter chaos.

One of the best characters in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe is Wong. This may sound like a weird thing to say, especially to long-time fans that know the character's comic book history, but it's true. With each appearance from "Doctor Strange" in early Phase Three to the recent hit "Spider-Man: No Way Home," Benedict Wong's Master of the Mystic Arts and current Sorcerer Supreme has carved out a very special place in our hearts as he kicks major ass, takes no guff from nobody (particularly Dr. Stephen Strange), and is one hell of a singer at the karaoke bar.

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