Marvel has been looking for someone to play Doctor Strange even before the film was announced by Kevin Feige. Now after numerous names such as Joaquin Phoenix and Joseph Gordon-Levitt being linked to the role, Marvel has announced that the role has officially gone to Benedict Cumberbatch. “Stephen Strange’s story requires an actor capable of great depth and sincerity. In 2016, Benedict will show audiences what makes Doctor Strange such a unique and compelling character,” said Feige during the announcement. The film is scheduled for a release in November 2016.
Got that song out of your head yet? No? Ok, well then some of you should be stoked to hear that there will be a new Frozen short heading your way soon. According to Walt Disney Animation Studios, the new short, titled Frozen Fever will premiere with Cinderella next year. The short will see key characters from the film namely Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf return in a story that’s set around Anna’s birthday.
THAT WALKING DEAD SPIN-OFF
If you hadn’t had your fill of zombies yet, then you’ll be glad to know that The Walking Dead is getting its own spin-off series. The Walking Dead Companion Series: Cobalt is the working title given to the series, which will follow another group of survivors after the zombie apocalypse wipes out America. Frank Dillane who previously starred in Harry Potter and Alycia Debnam Carey, who was last seen in Into the Storm are the first two actors to officially join the production.
FIRST LOOK AT THE VISION
He was omitted from the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer but it looks like The Vision is set to make his big motion picture debut next year. A recent promo art has surfaced that offers the best look yet of the android superhero. Although the picture quality isn’t stellar, it does show how Paul Bettany looks as the newest addition to The Avengers, and frankly it’s pretty close to the comics as it can be.
OPRAH AS WALLER?
The big news this week is the Suicide Squad. Warner Bros. has put together an ensemble cast made up of Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney and Tom Hardy already and it looks like they’re not stopping there. According to Variety, it seems that the studio is currently scouting Oprah Winfrey for the role of Amanda Waller, the government agent who is in charge of the Suicide Squad. The report claims Oprah as the preferred choice for the role with Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer also being eyed by Warner Bros.