Last year Marvel put out a short, three and a half minute film called “Team Thor.” It supposedly detailed what Thor was off doing during Captain America: Civil War. It was a massive hit with fans, so Marvel decided to do what they do best: make a sequel.
The full video accompanies both the Doctor Strange Blu-ray release and digital version, but Marvel has put out a one minute clip from the film. In it, Thor’s suffering roommate Darryl is trying to get the Asgardian to financially contribute to their living situation. Needless to say, it doesn’t go so well.
The digital version of Doctor Strange is available today, with the Blu-ray coming February 28th.
The films in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe are pretty well known for their post-credits tags. While there are exceptions, they appear in almost every film set in the MCU, usually to tease what’s coming next in the massive shared universe. Last year’s Doctor Strange was no exception, including a small scene with the titular Sorcerer Supreme and Thor.
And what we’ve now learned, thanks to a behind the scenes featurette, is that these scenes often have their dialogue largely improvised.
I can say I’m always amused when people are surprised by Benedict Cumberbatch’s comic abilities, because clearly they’re unfamiliar with Cabin Pressure or Fortysomething. Likewise, Hemsworth’s Thor has had some of the best comedic moments in the MCU films thus far.
Doctor Strange hits Digital HD today and Blu-ray February 28th.
So San Diego Comic Con is one of the biggest weekends of the year for Pop Culture, and that means one thing: a crap ton of new movie trailers. While we normally post these sorts of things one by one, we thought we’d instead put together a single massive post — sharing our picks for the most notable trailers from this year’s event.
So come with me, and journey down the rabbit hole of whatever footage was available for these upcoming films that could be hastily cut together for a hungry audience of fanboys and fangirls desperate for morsels from their favorite franchises. It’ll be fun, I promise. Continue reading The Most Notable Trailers From This Year’s SDCC→
Ever since Benedict Cumberbatch was cast as the titular role in Doctor Strange, I’ve had one ongoing fear. You see, there’s this thing where Hollywood likes to give educated characters British accents. I mean, Fox’s X-Men franchise turned Professor X from an East Coast American in to the British Patrick Stewart, and I was afraid the normally American Stephen Strange was going to suffer the same fate.
But I can finally let out a sigh of relief. You see, the first Doctor Strange teaser trailer is out… and I’m happy to say Mr. Cumberbatch’s low, resonating tones sound distinctly non-British in it.
I mean, I know it’s a weird thing to fixate on. There’s so much more to the character than his nationality — and there are other weird race issues with this film too. But when it comes down to it, that’s all I cared about for some reason. It’s entirely possible there’s something wrong with me.
In any case, Doctor Strange comes out November 4, 2016.
While we’ve gotten some leakedimages 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:
Last week we got a bunch of images of Benedict Cumberbatch on set as the title role in Doctor Strange. Well, now twitter has kindly given us the first look at Chiwetel Ejiofor as the movie’s villain Baron Mordo.
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:
For the last several weeks, rumors have circulated that Rachel McAdams may be joining the cast of Marvel’s Doctor Strange. Well, according to The Wrap, those rumors are true — and McAdams has definitely signed on to the project.
It isn’t known who McAdams will be playing in the film yet, but I’m sure that will be revealed soon(ish). She joins a cast that already includes Benedict Cumberbatch (who is playing the title role), Tilda Swinton, and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Scott Derrickson is directing, with production expected to begin in November of this year.
From all accounts, the film is a passion project of Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige, and it’s obvious that he’s putting everything he can into it. Whether or not the mystic side of the Marvel cinematic universe will be as popular with audiences as the normal superhero or cosmic sides have been remains to be seen, but if it fails it won’t be because the right talent wasn’t put behind the movie.
We’ve known for a while that Chiwetel Ejiofor was cast in Marvel’s forthcoming adaptation of Doctor Strange, but it’s been a mystery who exactly he was playing in the film. We’ve had a lot of questions about this whole thing: Was he a good guy? Was he going to play the villain? Where are my car keys?
Well, it looks like we finally know the answers (except the whole car keys thing – those are still missing) as Deadline now reports that Ejiofor will be playing Baron Mordo.
Baron Mordo first appeared in 1963, and (like Doctor Strange) was mentored by The Ancient One (who is being played by Tilda Swinton in the film), and later tried to kill him… or in this case her? Who knows how closely we’re going with the source material here.
In any case, I guess we’ll all find out when Doctor Strange hits theaters November 4, 2016.
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.