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Morgan Freeman, Bill Nighy & Ken Watanabe Rumored For Doctor Strange

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Marvel Studios has cast Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, and now three rumored names for the role of the Ancient One have hit the net.

According to the website Latino Review, Morgan Freeman, Bill Nighy and Ken Watanabe are being considered for the role of the mentor of Stephen Strange.

No other information is given and it remains unclear how the Ancient One would fit into the movie as reportedly Doctor Strange will not be an origin film.

In the Marvel Comics, the Ancient One is responisble for passing on the mantle of the Sorceror Supreme to Stephen Strange.

Doctor Strange has a November 4, 2016 release directed by Scott Derrickson.

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Transformers: Age Of Extinction Voice Actors Announced: John Goodman, Ken Watanabe, Peter Cullen, Frank Welker & More

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Michael Bay announced the voice actors for Transformers: Age of Extinction with John Goodman and Ken Watanabe in addition to the return of Frank Welker and Peter Cullen.

John Goodman will voice the Autobot Hound, and Ken Watanabe will voice Drift.

The below press release also states Peter Cullen will return as Optimus Prime and that Frank Welker will be the voice of Galvatron. Welker voiced Galvatron in the 1980s Transfomers animated series as well.

See below for more.

 

Press Release

John Goodman And Ken Watanabe Join The Autobot Voice Cast in Michael Bay’s ‘Transformers: Age Of Extinction

PETER CULLEN AND FRANK WELKER RETURN TO THE FRANCHISE

 

HOLLYWOOD, CA (May 8, 2014) – Director Michael Bay has tapped John Goodman and Ken Watanabe to voice two all new Autobots in his highly anticipated film “TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION,” the fourth film in the global blockbuster franchise from Paramount Pictures.

Goodman and Watanabe will join legendary voice actors Peter Cullen and Frank Welker.

Goodman will play Autobot Hound, Watanabe will play Drift, while Cullen reprises his role as the voice of Optimus Prime, and Welker takes on another new character, Galvatron.

“I am pleased to welcome two gifted and versatile actors, John Goodman and Ken Watanabe, to the world of Transformers,” said Bay. “And to reteam with Peter and Frank, who have brought Transformers characters alive from the beginning. I’ve been fortunate to work with some of the best voice talent in the business, and together we will introduce several exciting new robots to fans of the franchise around the world.”

Rounding out the voice-over cast are actors John DiMaggio, Mark Ryan, Robert Foxworth and Reno Wilson. DiMaggio and Ryan will take on the new characters Crosshairs and Lockdown respectively, while Foxworth reprises the role of Ratchet and Wilson returns as Brains. 

 

Transformers: Age Of Extinction has a June 27, 2014 release directed by Michael Bay starring Mark Wahlberg, Jack Reynor, Nicola Peltz, Sophia Myles, Li Bingbing, T.J. Miller, Stanley Tucci, Titus Welliver and Kelsey Grammar.

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Godzilla 2014 Cast Announced & Production Begins

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:6174:]]Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment have confirmed the cast for the new Gareth Edwards-directed Godzilla movie as all as announced production has officially begun in Vancouver.

Aaron Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, and Bryan Cranston have all been cast in the new Godzilla, which has a May 16, 2014 release in 3D.

See details below for more.

 

Press Release

 

WARNER BROS. PICTURES AND LEGENDARY PICTURES ANNOUNCE CAST AND START OF PRODUCTION FOR “GODZILLA”

 

BURBANK, CA, March 18, 2013 – Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures announced today the final principal cast for the upcoming tent pole “Godzilla.” Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, and Juliette Binoche are starring in the film, with David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston.

The companies also announced that principal photography began today on location in Vancouver.

Gareth Edwards is directing the film from a screenplay by Max Borenstein, Frank Darabont and Dave Callaham. Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni are producing with Mary Parent and Brian Rogers. Alex Garcia and Patricia Whitcher are serving as executive producers alongside Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira.

A presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, “Godzilla” will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, except in Japan, where it will be distributed by Toho Co., Ltd. Legendary Pictures is a division of Legendary Entertainment.

Slated to open on May 16, 2014, the film is expected to be presented in 3D. 

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