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Benedict Cumberbatch to Play Doctor Strange In Upcoming Marvel Superhero Film

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It looks like Marvel Studios has found there Sorcerer Supreme in 38-year-old English actor Benedict Cumberbatch, Deadline reports:

The news comes after talks with Joaquin Phoenix around the time of Comic-Con went south, and Marvel went back to the drawing board. With names like Jared Leto and Tom Hardy also in the mix, this is obviously a coveted role. [...]

Scott Derrickson is directing Doctor Strange and Jon Spaihts is writing the script for the pic (the first draft was penned by Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer). Doctor Strange was hatched by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko during that Marvel Comics heyday of the early 1960s. He’s a neurosurgeon who becomes Sorcerer Supreme, protecting Earth against magical and mystical threats with powers of sorcery, mysticism, and martial arts. Marvel’s Kevin Feige is producing.

A release date for the film hasn't been announced, but you can catch Cumberbatch as gay World War II codebreaker Alan Turing in The Imitation Game out November 14.


Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer Set to Celine Dion's 'My Heart Will Go On' Is Internet Perfection - WATCH

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By now you're more than likely one of the 40+ million people who has watched the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer that debuted earlier this week. But now you have a reason to watch it again after one fan discovered the trailer syncs up surprisingly well with Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On."

From Captain America (Chris Evans) kicking open an entryway while Celine sings "Once more you open the door," to Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) falling down on her knees screaming as Celine belts out "You're here, there's nothing I fear," the mash up is pure internet perfection. 

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'Applications', The Tale of a Guy, a Phone, and a Dating App: Part 3

Here's Part 3 of our weekly comic Applications, by Josh Trujillo and Dave Valeza.

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The Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer Has Finally Arrived: WATCH

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For those of you who somehow missed it, the Avengers: Age of Ultron debut trailer dropped last night, having already racked up over 6 million views on YouTube. 

The superhero blockbuster, which arrives in theaters next May, has Earth's mightiest heroes teaming up once again - this time to face off against the maniacal artificial intelligence known as Ultron (voiced and motion captured by James Spader)

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Avengers: Age of Ultron also stars Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Mark Ruffalo (The Hulk), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), and Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Quicksilver).

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'Applications', the Tale of a Guy, a Phone, and a Dating App: Part 2

Here's Part 2 of our weekly comic Applications, by Josh Trujillo and Dave Valeza.

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Out Queer Actor Ezra Miller To Play 'The Flash' In Warner Bros. Franchise

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Ezra Miller (The Perks of Being A Wallflower, We Need To Talk About Kevin) will play comics character The Flash in Warner Brothers/DC Comics' superhero franchise that will include a solo feature coming in 2018. BuzzFeed reports:

Miller will star in a stand-alone movie of The Flash in 2018, after presumably appearing in Justice League Part One in 2017 from director by Zack Snyder, who is also helming 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. (This is not to be confused with The CW’s television series The Flash, which stars Grant Gustin and exists in a separate fictional universe.)

Warner Bros. also announced a full slate of feature films based on DC Comics, including a 2020 stand-alone film for Cyborg, starring Broadway actor Ray Fisher. In the current ecosystem of officially announced superhero movies, it would be the first time a black actor has headlined his own superhero movie based on a comic book since 2004’s Blade: Trinity. (To be fair, Michael B. Jordan is part of the ensemble in 20th Century Fox’s reboot of The Fantastic Four, but Fisher would be his film’s ostensible solo star.)

Miller came out as queer back in 2012 to Out Magazine, saying

“I’m queer. I have a lot of really wonderful friends who are of very different sexes and genders. I am very much in love with no one in particular. I’ve been trying to figure out relationships, you know? I don’t know if it’s responsible for kids of my age to be so aggressively pursuing monogamous binds, because I don’t think we’re ready for them. The romanticism within our culture dictates that that’s what you’re supposed to be looking for. Then [when] we find what we think is love -- even if it is love -- we do not yet have the tools. I do feel that it’s possible to be at this age unintentionally hurtful, just by being irresponsible -- which is fine. I’m super down with being irresponsible. I’m just trying to make sure my lack of responsibility no longer hurts people. That’s where I’m at in the boyfriend/girlfriend/zefriend type of question.”

The CW's iteration of The Flash is currently in its first season and stars Grant Gustin as the eponymous hero (formerly the promiscuous gay warbler on Glee).


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