GRUDGE MATCH: A Challenge for Benedict Cumberbatch

GRUDGE MATCH: A Challenge for Benedict Cumberbatch

In this feature, GRUDGE MATCH, I or another writer on the Capeless Team will issue a satirical challenge to duel someone in the comics/adaptations industry.  The challenge is delivered in old-school epistolary format.  Basically, this is “Your Obedient Servant” meets the comics industry. This week, I challenge Benedict Cumberbatch. My Dear Mr. Benedict Cumberbatch: No one in my life has ever bothered to call me ‘slow to anger’ or some such nonsense.  However, this grievance…

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REVIEW: Marvel’s Doctor Strange – Stunning Visuals, Familiar Story

REVIEW: Marvel’s Doctor Strange – Stunning Visuals, Familiar Story

With the release of Marvel’s Doctor Strange, Marvel Studios has crafted and woven over a dozen films, from different separate franchises, into a single cohesive cinematic universe. It’s an achievement that has never come close to being duplicated in film before. It’s all the result of an elegant if stunningly simple idea; let’s recreate the world of Marvel Comics on screen. The ease and commonplace interaction between characters is part of what made Marvel Comics…

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New Featurette for Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” Takes You Inside the Magic

New Featurette for Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” Takes You Inside the Magic

Yesterday, Marvel released a short featurette focusing on the next instalment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Doctor Strange. Featuring footage from the film, the video also includes interviews with stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams and Chiwetel Ejiofor, as well as Marvel Studios big-wig Kevin Feige. Cumberbatch calls Strange “incredibly arrogant” and “brilliant”. The video also gives a greater sense of what motivates Strange to head to Nepal and how it embroils the surgeon…

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Doctor Strange Teaser Trailer Released

Doctor Strange Teaser Trailer Released

Marvel has unveiled the first trailer for Doctor Strange, which was introduced and showcased on Jimmy Kimmel Live! by Benedict Cumberbatch. Along with the trailer, Marvel also released a couple of posters for the film as well. Doctor Strange follows the story of neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a horrific car accident, discovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions. Doctor Strange will be directed by Scott Derrickson (Sinister, Deliver Us From Evil) and stars Cumberbatch as Doctor Stephen…

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First Look At Benedict Cumberbatch As Doctor Strange

First Look At Benedict Cumberbatch As Doctor Strange

Even though several on set images of next year’s Doctor Strange was leaked online a few weeks ago, we couldn’t get a clear idea of what Benedict Cumberbatch would look like as the Sorcerer Supreme. Thankfully we do now thanks to the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly which has finally given us the first official look at Cumberbatch in costume as Doctor Strange. According to the article, the photo shoot was one of the first times that Cumberbatch has actually worn the full costume. Filming only…

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Nobody Surprised by Casting Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, And That’s a Good Thing

Nobody Surprised by Casting Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, And That’s a Good Thing

It seems that Hydra, fresh off of their victorious exposure of the trailer for Age of Ultron, has reared yet another of its many heads. The Internet erupted today over the leaking of the announcement that actor Benedict Cumberbatch would be joining the ranks of Disney’s super-heroic behemoth as The MCU’s resident Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Strange. While the announcement was met with unfettered glee from the majority of online fandom, there has been a soft…

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