Movie News: Colin Farrell May Be Marvel's 'Doctor Strange'; Tom Hardy Courted for 'X-Men: Apocalypse'

Movie News: Colin Farrell May Be Marvel's 'Doctor Strange'; Tom Hardy Courted for 'X-Men: Apocalypse'

Oct 20, 2014

Saving Mr. Banks

Doctor Strange: With Joaquin Phoenix apparently out of the mix, Marvel is still searching for the right actor to star as Doctor Strange. Reportedly, Colin Farrell (above in Saving Mr. Banks) is the latest possibility, joining Benedict Cumberbatch, along with the recently touted Keanu Reeves, as the leading candidates for the role. Supposedly, others being considered include Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto, Justin Theroux and Oscar Isaac. The movie is scheduled for release in 2016. [The Wrap]


The Drop

X-Men: Apocalypse: Tom Hardy (in The Drop, above), who played the villainous Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, is now being "courted" to star as a villainous, extremely powerful mutant named En Sabah Nur in Bryan Singer's upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse. The character was featured in the closing credits of this year's X-Men: Days of Future Past, set in ancient Egypt. The sequel is due to hit theaters on May 27, 2016. [Cinema Blend]


George Lucas

Lucas Museum of Narrative Art: George Lucas provided more details about the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, which will be constructed in Chicago. He credited his wife, Mellody Hobson, for talking to Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who sparked to the idea. Lucas wants to showcase his popular-art collection and the work of visual effects companies, such as his own Industrial Light and Magic. Lucas says he will pay for the museum's construction and an endowment to maintain it. [Heat Vision]


John Wick

John Wick Clip: Keanu Reeves gets an unexpected visitor in a new clip from John Wick. The movie, which opens in theaters on October 24, follows the titular character (Reeves) as he seeks vengeance against a powerful criminal organization, which, in turn, puts out a bounty on his head. In the clip, Adrianne Palicki is an assassin who seeks to collect the bounty on the already-wounded Wick. [Movies Coming Soon]




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