While we’ve gotten some leaked images from the Doctor Strange set, we hadn’t yet seen anything official. Well, all that has changed as Entertainment Weekly has put out a gallery of official images in anticipation of Tuesday’s issue, which will go in detail about the forthcoming Marvel picture.
So while we’ll still have to wait until late 2016 to actually watch the movie, enjoy the photos to get a real taste for Doctor Strange:
Doctor Strange hits theaters November 4, 2016.
So over the last couple of days a bunch of photos from the forthcoming Doctor Strange movie have shown up online. It all started yesterday with a simple tweet that shows star Benedict Cumberbatch on set in costume:
Besides that initial image, a bunch more have hit the web as well. All of them feature Cumberbatch in what is likely Strange’s pre-Superhero (or at least civilian) appearance. Here are our favorites:
Doctor Strange comes out November 4, 2016.
Via Twitter, ComicBookMovie.com
Entertainment Weekly is reporting that the upcoming Sherlock Christmas episode will be set in Victorian London.
Sherlock, of course, is the much lauded modern adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes. So this special is sort of a Victorian adaptation of the modern adaptation of a Victorian character… or not, depending on how you think about it.
According to Steven Moffat, the special (which returns the show to its original time period) will be a one off, set in its own continuity – so don’t worry about any attempts to justify it with a dream sequence… just sit back and enjoy Martin Freeman with a ridiculous mustache.
I know I will.
So this week has seen two big pieces of casting news in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. First off, as we reported back in October, Benedict Cumberbatch has long been rumored to play Doctor Strange in the forthcoming film. Well, Marvel confirmed yesterday that this is actually happening. To everyone who doubted the rumor and said we were premature in reporting it? Neener, neener, neener.
We’re super mature here at Nerd & Tie.
In completely different Marvel Cinematic Universe news, Deadline is reporting that Krysten Ritter has been cast as Jessica Jones in the upcoming eponymous Netflix series. Marvel hasn’t confirmed this yet, but Ritter was one of five actresses testing for the part.
Ritter is best known for her roles on Don’t Trust the B and Breaking Bad, and has a pretty good range. Is she the conventional choice for superhero casting? No, but neither was Chris Pratt and that worked out well. Frankly, Ritter has phenomenal comedic timing, but has the chops to do serious drama — I don’t know if we could have asked for a better choice.
Via Marvel and Deadline
It was announced earlier today that, after months of rumors and dumb fan posters, Benedict Cumberbatch has been cast as the lead in Marvel’s Doctor Strange, because why the heck not.
Cumberbatch, who was somehow chosen over Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Oded Fehr, is reportedly close to signing an actual piece of paper that says he’s going to play the starring role in one of Marvel’s Phase 3 films.
Marvel Studios’ executives made the announcement today, presumably after they were asked for the five millionth time whether or not they had thought about casting Cumberbatch for the role. Said one Marvel Studios representative, “FINE. FINE. CUMBERBATCH IS STRANGE. NOW FOR THE LOVE OF CAPTAIN AMERICA’S SHIELD WILL YOU LEAVE US ALONE ABOUT IT.”
Doctor Strange, which, again, is going to actually star Benedict Cumberbatch, has a rumored release date of July 8, 2016.
On this episode of Nerd & Tie we talk about Marvels (lack of) plans for an Iron Man 4, the return of The Tick live action series, DashCon rebranding to “EmotiCon”, a Supergirl TV series being developed, the DC Carnival of Sadness being official policy, Dwayne Johnson and Benedict Cumberbatch’s future with DC, and our thoughts on Geek.kon.
Oh, and Nick kept losing his connection. Podcasting is fun!
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Look, the rumor that Benedict Cumberbatch would appear in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is probably completely bunk. It was some baseless speculation that got overhyped, really. But for some reason, it managed to pick up a little more steam as Benedict Cumberbatch, when directly approached by someone from BBC News and asked about it, actually didn’t deny it.
Now, I think Mr. Cumberbatch is just messing with people because he can, but some have taken this as proof the rumor is true.
Which it probably isn’t.
Please remember that it isn’t.
Oh hell, Benedict Cumberbatch is just going to end up being in everything, isn’t he…