Doctor Strange Movie

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Marvel Studios Exec Shoots Down Doctor Strange Rumor; Viggo Mortensen Not Working Anymore?

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:3055:]]Now, I don’t really know what to think about this.

It’s either a case of someone trying to steer everybody away from the fact that Viggo Mortensen is Doctor Strange, or — ?

To bring you up to speed, a rumor hit the net that Doctor Strange is going to appear in Thor 2, “The Dark World,” with it said that Viggo Mortensen is in talks with Marvel Studios, meaning for the role of Doctor Strange.

Well, apparently a Marvel Studios executive, Victoria Alonso (relation to Marvel Comics EIC Axel Alonso?), shoots down the notion that Viggo Mortensen is playing Doctor Strange — by citing that she didn’t know the actor was still working.

Now, you read that right.

Here’s the quote (via The Collider translated from the Omlette):

We would love to work with Viggo Mortensen. I’ve been trying that for years. But I don’t know if Viggo is even acting anymore. I thought he wasn’t acting anymore. It would be great to work with him in the future, but we don’t have him signed, no.

Thought he wasn’t acting anymore?

Viggo Mortensen has a new movie coming out August 30th, Everybody Has A Plan. In addition, he is currently involved with two more movies, The Two Faces of January and The Last Voyage of Demeter.

Are we really supposed to buy that a Marvel Studios exec didn’t know Viggo Mortensen was acting?

Hmmm…something strange is going on here, eh?!

Thor 2: The Dark World hammers into theaters November 8th, 2013 directed by Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones), starring Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Idris Elba as Heimidall, Zachary Levi as Fandral and Jaimie Alexander as Sif, Christopher Eccleston as Malekith the Accursed, Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Kurse.

Head on over to the Cosmic Book News Thor movie hub for images, news and more.

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Watch Maybe Doctor Strange Viggo Mortensen In The Trailer For “Everybody Has A Plan”

Yep, you read the title correctly. The Lord Of The Rings Viggo Mortensen is rumored to not only play Doctor Strange, but to appear in Thor 2, “The Dark World” as well.

His latest movie, Everybody Has A Plan, sees the actor playing two parts  – twins – with one of the brother’s replacing the other after a death.

You can check out the trailer for that below, but fittingly enough, a still from the movie seems to feature Viggo Mortensen as — a doctor.

Just add the goatee and we’re all set.

Everybody Has A Plan comes out August 30th.

Let us know in the comments below your thoughts on Viggo Mortensen playing Doctor Strange.

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Synopsis:

EVERYBODY HAS A PLAN tells the story of Agustín (Viggo Mortensen), a man desperate to abandon what for him has become, after years of living in Buenos Aires, a very frustrating existence. After the death of his twin brother, Pedro, Agustín decides to start a new life, adopting the identity of his brother and returning to the mysterious region of the Delta, in the Tigre, where they lived when they were boys. However, shortly after his return, Agustín will find himself unwillingly involved in the dangerous criminal world that was a part of his brother’s life.

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Is The Doctor Strange Movie Script Set?

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Hmmm…various sites across the net seem to be reporting that the Doctor Strange movie script, first mentioned back in August of 2011, has been finalized.

They are referencing the website Fansshare.com, which has an article posted that says the script has been completed; however, I think Fansshare is just referencing the original August 2011 article found at Twitchfilm.

While Twitchfilm’s article did state the script was indeed completed by Oppenheimer and Donnelly, it was far from finalized, as the article states:

Twitch has learned that Oppenheimer and Donnelly have now turned in their script and Marvel is pushing forward with the property. Marvel has drafted a short list of directors to approach on the title and is forwarding the current script to each to try and sign someone up to ‘oversee continued development’.

You can read that ‘continued development’ comment a couple ways. Either Marvel is basically happy with the draft that they have now but want to give the eventual director a chance to make their mark on it before considering things locked down or they are looking for a director who can also re-tool the script from the ground up.

A quick check of the Fansshare front page reveals similar stories, in that they are “old” news, which is reposted, and with no author or source listed.

Furthermore, it has come out that a consultant has been hired to work on the science behind the Doctor Strange movie, which could suggest that the script is not completed as well.

I’ll certainly make a correction if the news, indeed does turn out to be true, but for now I have to dismiss it.

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Neal McDonough Talks Captain America 2 and Nick Fury Movie

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Neal McDonough, who played Dum Dugan in Captain America: The First Avenger, briefly commented on returning to that role in Cap 2, as well as a tidbit about the post-Avengers Nick Fury movie.

McDonough says that Captain America 2 will start production at the end of the year, after Thor 2.

Yeah, they’re planning (to go into production for) Captain America 2 for the end of this year, because Marvel does one film at a time. So they’re going to do Thor 2 and as soon as Thor has wrapped, they’ll do Cap 2. Hopefully right after that, we’ll jump into Nick Fury because that’s the one I’m looking forward to more than anything.

He also mentions why he is so excited for the Nick Fury movie. 

Because it’ll be me and Sam Jackson. In the real Marvel universe, Dum Dum Dugan is Nick Fury’s right hand man.

…And  I just pray that they have a 1970s setting, because I want to see Sam Jackson with lambchops kicking people’s asses for Marvel universe. It would just be awesome. And to work with Sam would be a treat. We’ve become friendly over the years.

While McDonough states that Marvel does just one movie at a time, Doctor Strange is currently being worked on as well. It will be interesting to see how everything fits. From the sound of McDonough, I would guess Strange would begin after Nick Fury; however, I don’t think as many details have come out in regards to a Fury movie compared to Doctor Strange.

Guess, we’ll see.

(Via IMDB Blog)

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Doctor Strange Movie: Physicist Sean Carroll On As Consultant

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When Disney recently announced a release date for a new unnamed Marvel Studios movie, I had hoped it was for Guardians of the Galaxy.

While nothing is confirmed for that April 4, 2014 date, it could actually be for the Doctor Strange movie. 

Still good news if so, of course.

We know Doctor Strange on the big screen has been given the green light as the script is currently underway, as well as a director being sought.

Now, we get confirmation that the Sorcerer Supreme gets his Scientist Supreme.

No, not Hanky Pym, but Sean Carroll, a theoretical physicist at the California Institute of Technology, who consults for movie studios.

Carroll offers up his expertise when the studios inquire as to the realness of the movie. For instance, Caroll consulted on Thor, and when it came up that the realm of the Frost Giants was to be essentially flat, Carroll objected as it wouldn’t make sense from a gravity standpoint. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige agreed, and Jotunheim became round. Another example is that Feige didn’t want the bridge between Asgard and Midgard (Earth) to be called a wormhole, as he thought it too “90s” (most likely too Star Trek: Deep Space 9), so Carroll suggested using the actual scientific name, the Einstein-Rosen bridge.

In an article that first appeared in Popular Science, and re-posted on io9, we learn that Carroll will be consulting on the Doctor Strange movie.

Now that Carroll’s done with Thor, he’s moved on to Doctor Strange, about a surgeon who becomes earth’s Sorcerer Supreme. Carroll’s job is to apply limits to Strange’s powers. “You need constraints to provide tension,” he says.

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Disney Registers “Doctor Strange” Domain Names

picLooks like things may be underway for a “Doctor Strange” movie.

Disney Music Group has registered a number of domain names related to upcoming Marvel Studios movies, with three being “Doctor Strange” related.