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The final Defender has been cast. Look forward to Finn Jones starring in the Netflix adaptation of Iron Fist. 

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The cast to Marvel's next new super hero franchise is getting bigger and better. Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Tilda Swinton are already confirmed to star in Marvel's psychadelic, magical movie, Doctor Strange. Now, confirming her casting as the female lead, True Detective star, Rachel McAdams will head to the Scott Derrickson project.

While we still don't know who she'll play, the most likely candidates are Clea, a mystical ruler of a parallel dimension:



Or Morgana Blessing, author and occasional subject of possession by the Sorcerer Supreme:



Both are potential love interests and/or antagonists to Benedict Cumberbatch's former surgeon turned super Sorcerer. 

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French actress Léa Seydoux from Blue is the Warmest Color and the upcoming 24th James Bond pic, Spectre, is reported to have been offered the female lead in Fox's upcoming Gambit solo film. Something of a passion project for Channing Tatum, the actor has been attached to star since the movie was nothing more than a rumor floating around Hollywood.

Léa will reportedly be playing Bella Donna Boudreaux, the daughter of the leader of a New Orleans' assassin's guild, and Gambit's first love. The two are married to unite her father's guild and the theives' guild to which Gambit belongs. Things quickly turn south and after the nuptials the card throwing cajun must flee.



Bella Donna, of course, has her own mutant powers similar to Gambit's, plasma blasts. Will she be an aide to or antagonist of Tatum's anti-hero? The best bet is on a little of both.

We'll see how Channing's cajun accent compares to the natural accent of the French actress. If she accepts the role, this movie could sound weirder than Costner's Robin Hood.

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Hugh Jackman's final performance as mutant bad-ass Logan is coming in the third Wolverine solo film, but it looks like he'll be getting a hand from another X-Men cast member, Sir Patrick Stewart.

“There is a project in development. I understand that Professor Xavier will be making more than an appearance, however, and that intrigues me.”


The movie is reportedly exploring the Old-Man Logan storyline that's been popular in the comic books lately. Sir Patrick also seems to confirm that news.

“The idea of an old Wolverine – I’m really looking forward to Hugh Jackman getting old. You know, damn him. He looks so great! So I’m hoping to see him covered in prosthetics, you know? And then he’ll make me look better if that’s the case.”



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All The Spider-Man Rumors The Internet Currently Hates

It's not news that people care passionately about Spider-Man. With the X-Men, the wall crawler is easily Marvel's most famous hero, so his inclusion in the successful MCU is a win by any standards. Unfortunately, when Tom Holland takes over, it'll be the third incarnation of Spidey since 2002, and people are getting a weary of the reboot glut.

In response to this dread, the internet has responded by releasing endless rumors, seemingly just to rustle nerd's jimmies. Here's the rundown.

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The rumor mill can officially shut down production. Chris Pine is NOT playing Hal Jordan's Green Lantern in the DC universe. Instead, the Star Trek actor has signed on to a different DC franchise, Wonder Woman. Pine will be playing Steve Trevor, soldier and love interest to Wonder Woman's secret identity, Diana Prince. 



Hopefully they can stay on good terms. We'd hate to see such a good looking couple fell apart.

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In an interview with the folks running Daredevil on Netflix, /Film uncovered this neat tidbit of information:

Daredevil fans might appreciate one trivia tidbit about why Rosario Dawson’s character on the show is Claire Temple, rather than Linda Carter, aka Night Nurse. The simple reason is that we might see Night Nurse in a Marvel movie! “The feature side had plans for her down the road so that was the only time we ran into a conflict,” DeKnight said. “So we just used another name.”
With Marvel's slate of movies between now and 2019 already announced, it's not hard to figure out which upcoming Marvel hero she'd most likely be hanging out with, btw... it's Doctor Strange.



And since we know Rachel McAdams is in talks for the female lead, we can only cross our fingers and hope for the best!


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Ant-Man may be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe soon, but we've got another classic Marvel hero on deck eyeballing his own spot on The Avengers. Doctor Strange, The Sorcerer Supreme (Benedict Cumberbatch), is getting his own movie late in 2016, and Tilda Swinton is coming along for the ride.

We've known for a while that she was in talks to play The Ancient One, mystical mentor to Strange and his nemesis, Baron Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor). Now, in an interview with ScreenCrush, she's confirmed the casting.

"I’m a Marvel fan and I think this particular world that Doctor Strange goes into is really, really, really exciting. I’m really interested as both an actor and a fan to see what’s done in this particular world. It’s all about creativity. It’s not about everything exploding at the end. It’s about something very different. The idea of playing The Ancient One is really just too tickling. I can’t say no to that!"


Casting Tilda Swinton for The Ancient One isa pretty radical choice. Traditionally, the mystic has been portrayed as an older, Asian man which Swinton is not.

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Marisa Tomei is Marvel's First Choice For Aunt May, How Does She Stack Up to Her Predecessors


Another incarnation of Spider-Man is coming in 2017, and Marvel is sharing the creative control alongside Sony. With Tom Holland playing the youngest version of Peter Parker to date, this new Spidey will more than likely remain in High School for a while.

So, it's no surprise that Marvel is looking for a different kind of Aunt May. Variety is reporting that Marisa Tomei is the first choice, but is she too young? Let's do the math:

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You may remember a couple weeks ago when Jon Bernthal was officially announced as The Punisher for Netflix's Daredevil, season 2. Now, another classic Marvel hero, Elektra appears to be joining the crew in Hell's Kitchen as well.

Played by Élodie Yung, Elektra is a trained assassin and former college girlfriend of Matt Murdock. She's also a long running romantic interest for the blind vigilante.



The Marvel Cinematic Universe on Netflix is getting bigger and bigger.

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A couple days ago, Latino Review released a rumor that Chris Pine would play classic Justice League hero, Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), and in addition DC was looking for someone to play John Stewart, another human hero with a Green Lantern power ring. Fast and the Furious alumnus, Tyrese Gibson almost immediately started campaigning on his Instagram.

And it looks like it worked, cause he just posted this:

#TheOath has been taken.....

A photo posted by TYRESE (@tyrese) on


As it stands now, Chris Pine and Tyrese Gibson will be joining Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Jason Momoa as Aquaman and Ray Fisher as Cyborg as DC's Justice League.

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Remember last month when the rumor mill thought Chris Pine would be playing Steve Trevor in an upcoming Wonder Woman movie? Well that may be a smoke screen to hide an even bigger announcment: Pine is the Green Lantern, Hal Jordan.

The full rumor is even crazier. Apparently the Green Lantern Corps, that acts as an intergalactic police force, will be active on Earth when the first Justice League movie is released in 2017, and two Green Lanterns will be joining Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman in their fight. That's right, both classic Lanterns, Hal Jordan and John Stewart, will be active simultaneously in DC's movie universe.

The question remains, who will play John Stewart?

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Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) will take on Benedict Cumberbatch in a sorcerer's duel next November in Marvel's next comic to movie property, Doctor Strange. Stephen Strange (Cumberbatch) is a former surgeon, who after a serious injury to his hands, discovers a secret world of arcane arts and demons. Ejiofor will play Baron Mordo, his rival and former student of The Ancient One (Tilda Swinton) who seeks power over all else.

Much like last year's Guardians of the Galaxy, Strange will open up Marvel's movie universe to a new realm. While Guardians showed audiences the galactic side to Marvel, Strange will introduce the magical/supernatural aspects. Hopefully, there's room for Blade or Ghost Rider in the near future.

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Marvel anti-hero, vigilante, and torture pr0n enthusiast, The Punisher is coming to the Netflix Original Series Daredevil in Season 2, and he's already been cast.

The Walking Dead alumnus, Jon Bernthal who played violent sociopath Shane, will take over as Frank Castle (so we know he'll do it perfectly). No word yet on whether he'll help or hinder the Devil of Hell's Kitchen, but chances are it'll be somewhere in the middle.

Still no word on classic Daredevil characters Elektra or Bullseye, but we're holding out hope.

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Though famous for his role as James T. Kirk in the Star Trek reboot franchise, Chris Pine is apparently looking to expand his summer blockbuster resume by joining the DC Movie Universe as Steve Trevor, long-time romantic interest to Wonder Woman. Trevor has been rebooted and re-written several times through the history of the comic, but in his first incarnation, he was an Air Force pilot who crash landed on Paradise Island, exposing Diana and her crew of Amazon warriors.