‘Fargo’ and ‘Legion’ Showrunner Noah Hawley Developing ‘Doctor Doom’ Movie

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Noah Hawley, the Emmy Award-winning showrunner of Fargo dropped a bomb at the end of his Legion panel in Ballroom 20 at San Diego Comic-Con International: “I’m developing a film for Fox, and I’ll just say two words. Doctor. Doom.” Read on for more info on Hawley’s Doctor Doom movie.

The announcement of a Doctor Doom movie by Noah Hawley certainly comes as a surprise to fans. The character, who is part of Marvel’s Fantastic Four family, recently appeared in Josh Trank’s failed 2015 film Fantastic Four, portrayed by Toby Kebbell.

Created by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby, Doctor Victor Von Doom first appeared in Fantastic Four #5, published on July 1962. Doom is both a genius inventor and a sorcerer, wearing a trademark metal mask and green cloak. He is often listed as one of the greatest comic book villains of all time and is Stan Lee’s favorite bad guy. Doom has appeared in previous movies such as Roger Corman’s unreleased 1994 The Fantastic Four played by Joseph Culp, and the 2005 film Fantastic Four and its 2007 sequel Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer played by Julian McMahon.

After the 2015 reboot of the Fantastic Four failed to excite audiences and critics, Fox was said to be going back to the drawing board to reboot the team yet again, but this time more geared towards younger audiences. Seth Grahame-Smith reportedly penned a script for the Fantastic Four reboot, but we knew nothing more about the developing project. It’s unclear if this is the same project or something else, but I don’t expect a creator like Noah Hawley to be involved in any kind of kid-centric take.

As for what a Doctor Doom movie would be about…I’m not sure. The character has primarily been a villain of the Fantastic Four. Stan Lee has been quoted as saying that “it’s unfair that [Doom is] considered a villain” because “he just wants to rule the world and maybe he could do a better job of it.” I doubt that Fox will approach the baddie from the Despicable Me Gru angle.

There is also the possibility that Hawley is not making a Doctor Doom movie, but a Fantastic Four reboot. Remember, he only teased that he was developing a film project that had to do with Doctor Doom, not that he was developing a Doctor Doom-focused feature film. There is also the possibility that Fox is trying to fill a quota to retain the film rights to Marvel’s Fantastic Four universe, and doing another Fantastic Four branded film is probably a strikeout before going to bat.

I’ve been extremely impressed by everything that Noah Hawley has produced thus far, and I’m on board to see any project he’s involved with. A bad guy focused Marvel movie is also very appealing. However, it’s being produced by 20th Century Fox, who retain the movie rights to the Fantastic Four universe of characters. Besides, Marvel Studios is too her- based to even consider a villain focused film (I say, less than a year before before Infinity War hits theaters).

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The next Doctor in ‘Doctor Who’ is a woman, and all the cool humans on the internet are thrilled

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The next Doctor in Doctor Who is going to be played by a woman, and before we examine the reactions of the trolls, let’s spend a little quality time with the nice humans first. 

According to the BBC, British actress Jodie Whittaker is scheduled to be the next Doctor in the long-running science fiction series. She’ll be the first woman in the role and (some) fans couldn’t be more pleased.

Whittaker is a fan favorite in the UK, and in some places in the U.S., for her role in the Netflix mystery series Broadchurch. If you haven’t seen the series yet, I recommend you take time out of your boring end-of-work-day Google searching and watch an episodeShe’s fantastic. Read more…

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Who’s she! Jodie Whittaker is the first female Doctor and it makes total sense

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The BBC has made it official: Jodie Whittaker will be the 13th actor to play the lead role in ‘Doctor Who’ full-time. She’ll take over the TARDIS from Peter Capaldi this December, when everyone’s favorite Time Lord from Gallifrey finally undergoes his much-delayed regeneration. 

Whittaker, the first woman to play the Doctor in the show’s 54-year history, has already spent three seasons working with incoming showrunner Chris Chibnall (plus former Doctor David Tennant) on Chibnall’s moody murder-mystery show Broadchurch. And that’s not the only reason she’s perfect for the role.

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Mondasian Cybermen Return in Doctor Who’s New Season

The Mondasian Cybermen will appear in the 11th and 12th episodes of Peter Capaldi's final season of Doctor Who

Mondasian Cybermen return in Doctor Who’s new season

Doctor Who returns this spring, marking the tenth season of the reimagined series on BBC and BBC America. Filming has begun on the final two episodes of the season, according to the network, and today they tweeted out the news of a villain who’s returning for the first time in over 50 years. The Mondasian Cybermen have not appeared since the final episode of First Doctor William Hartnell, called “The Tenth Planet.” Check out the tweet along with the first look picture below.

The Cybermen have been seen quite a number of times in the reimagined series, but the Mondasian Cybermen (a race of artificially modified humans from the planet Mondas) have a rather different look. Take a look at a still from “The Tenth Planet” below.

The Mondasian Cybermen will appear in the 11th and 12th episodes of Peter Capaldi's final season of Doctor Who

This will be Twelfth Doctor’s (Peter Capaldi) final season on the show. The Mondasian Cybermen are Capaldi’s “long time favourite foe,” according to the network. They’ll appear in the 11th and 12th episodes of the season. Pearl Mackie will join Capaldi as Bill Potts and Matt Lucas will return as Nardole. We’ll also see the return of Michelle Gomez as Missy. Both episodes are written and directed by showrunner Steven Moffat and directed by Rachel Talalay, and are currently filming in Cardiff.

Doctor Who will return to BBC and BBC America with its tenth season on April 10, 2017. Are you guys excited for the new season? Are you sad to see Peter Capaldi go? Who’s your favorite Doctor? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @ComingSoonnet!

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Superhero Bits: Doctor Strange Science, X-23’s Claws, Bob Hoskins as Wolverine & More

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Has Trevante Rhodes had talks about potentially playing Green Lantern? Do movie goers want to see more R-rated superhero movies? How much real science went into the recreation of the Doctor Strange multiverse? Who did X-Men comics writer Chris Claremont envision as playing Wolverine in the 1980s? Why are X-23‘s claws more deadly than Wolverine‘s? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits.

Couch Tomato counts down some reasons that Green Lantern and Doctor Strange are almost the same movie.

Marvel Studios ranks all of the post-credits scenes from their MCU movies, going all the way back to Iron Man.

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ScreenRant dives into the backstory and details about X-23 from the comics as she makes her film debut in Logan.

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The Danvers sisters look ready to kick ass on a new poster for episodes of Supergirl available on The CW app.

Logan pulled in $ 9.5 million from early Thursday night preview screenings, on track to land around $ 72 million.

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Superhero Bits: Ra’s Al Ghul Coming to Gotham, Toby Kebbell Talks Botched Doctor Doom & More

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Who’s the latest character confirmed for the fighting roster in Injustice 2? Which Game of Thrones star has been cast as Ra’s Al Ghul in Gotham? What do Avengers: Infinity War extras casting call details tell us about the movie? Which Stranger Things star would like to play Spider-Man at some point? What does Toby Kebbell think about how Doctor Doom was handled in Fantastic Four? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits.

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Gal Gadot sings the praises of Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins in a new post from the actress on Facebook.

See Wolverine age before your very eyes in this cool little promotional video Logan, playing in theaters starting tonight.

Supergirl ratings hit a new series ratings low with this week’s episode that debuted opposite The Voice season premiere.

A new Injustice 2 gameplay trailer confirms that Doctor Fate will be a playable character in the video game sequel.

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Superhero Bits: Doctor Strange Mixtape, Deadpool 2 Production Schedule, Logan Global Box Office & More

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What would be on Doctor Strange‘s mixtape? Will Cat Grant come back to Supergirl this season? How long will Deadpool 2 be shooting? How much will Logan make worldwide in its opening weekend? Which The Dark Knight actor is playing a villain on The Flash? Does the X-Men: Apocalypse credits scene link to Logan? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits.

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Benedict Cumberbatch tries to imagine what would be on Doctor Strange‘s mixtape, if he ever made one.

Check out a new featurette for this week’s episode of Arrow, entitled “Fighting Fire with Fire”, from The CW.

Scarlett Johansson says she texts Joss Whedon about the Black Widow movie, but she seems to be joking.

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Teri Hatcher will debut on Supergirl in next week’s episode entitle “Exodus”, but Cat Grant won’t be back this season.

One gamer decided to place a mod on Injustice so that Batman performed each characters’ fight introduction move.

Reportedly, Deadpool 2 production will take place from June to September in order to meet its 2018 release window.

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Benedict Cumberbatch Wants ‘Doctor Strange 2’ Directed by Scott Derrickson Again

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Doctor Strange is officially out of theaters, and it racked up an impressive $ 675.8 million at the worldwide box office. It’s going to make even more now that it’s available to download on Digital HD, and next week it will be available on Blu-ray and DVD too. Despite the film’s success though, Marvel Studios has been quiet about any plans they might have for a sequel. That’s not stopping Benedict Cumberbatch from letting us know who he’d like to direct a follow-up.

Deliver Us from Evil and Sinister director Scott Derrickson made quite the leap in his career by taking on his first blockbuster tentpole with Doctor Strange. Apparently Derrickson’s work on the film was impressive enough to convince Benedict Cumberbatch that the director should be brought back behind the camera for Doctor Strange 2.

In an interview with Cinema Blend, Benedict Cumberbatch explained why Scott Derrickson is his choice for a Doctor Strange 2 director, assuming Marvel ends up moving forward with one:

“[Scott Derrickson is] very good on process, and he’s very good on visuals and he had to cram a lot in. I mean this was a much harder shoot in many ways than I imagine some of the other origin stories had been. They’re all hard, not to detract from the hard work that they put in, but my point is that there was a massively fast turn around. So he was having to edit and approve special effects shots at the same time as setting up these huge sequences live and getting the camera and angles and performances and visuals right on the day. So he was double tasking in a pretty full on way and then he was, for someone who’s done stuff to do with the supernatural before but never, as he’d be the first to admit I’m sure, never quite on this scale. He had to do it all with great skill and the results are on the screen. So yeah I think this film speaks to why Scott would be a great choice to direct it again.”

In addition to directing the movie, Scott Derrickson also helped write the script with Jon Spaihts and C. Robert Cargill, so he was an integral part to the film’s success. Even though it featured some all too familiar elements of a superhero origin story, the trippy visuals and mystical elements of the movie helped made it feel a bit more refreshing than it otherwise might have. Even the climax, which utilized the cliche “portal in the sky” plot device, was given an interesting twist in how Doctor Strange faced off with the ultimate threat to the world.

Again, Marvel hasn’t yet ordered a Doctor Strange sequel that we know of, but they could easily already be developing it behind the scenes. They’re always planning years ahead, so I’m sure they already know what they want to do with the franchise. Scott Derrickson has already expressed his desire to make a visceral sequel in the vein of The Dark Knight, and he already has a villain in mind too. Hopefully he gets a chance to act on those ideas.

Otherwise, Doctor Strange will be featured in Thor: Ragnarok this fall, giving some assistance to Thor in finding his father Odin (as hinted at in one of the credits scenes from Doctor Strange). Then he’ll help out Earth’s mightiest heroes when they face Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War. So even if we have to wait awhile for Doctor Strange 2, the Sorcerer Supreme will be back soon.

Doctor Strange is on Digital HD now and hits Blu-ray and DVD on February 28.

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New Doctor Who Series 10 Promo Arrives

New Doctor Who Series 10 Promo Arrives

New Doctor Who Series 10 Promo Arrives

The BBC has revealed a new Doctor Who Series 10 teaser, which you can watch below! The series will be the third starring Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor and will introduce Pearl Mackie as Bill Potts, the Doctor’s new traveling companion. Matt Lucas also plays Nardole, who previously appeared in the Christmas special “The Husbands of River Song.” The series returns on Saturday, April 15.

The 12-episode series Doctor Who Series 10 was preceded by the 2016 Christmas special, titled “The Return of Doctor Mysterio.

Showrunner Steven Moffat is executive producing Series 10, though it will be his final series with Chris Chibnall set to succeed him.

Doctor Who, which began broadcasting on BBC America in 2005, follows the Doctor, an alien from a race called the Time Lords whose home planet is Gallifrey is created by Sydney Newman (The Avengers), and Executive Produced by Russell T. Davies (Torchwood), Julie Gardner (Torchwood), Steven Moffat (Sherlock), Phil Collinson (Coronation Street), Piers Wenger (How I Live Now), Beth Willis (Doctor Who Confidential), Brian Minchin (Wizards vs. Aliens), Caroline Skinner (Our Girl), and Mal Young (Desperate Scousewives).

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