Marvel Still Hasn’t Hooked Joaquin Phoenix for Doctor Strange Movie

Doctor-StrangeMarvel has been after Joaquin Phoenix to play the role of Doctor Strange in their upcoming movie scheduled to begin filming in 2015. Unfortunately, they haven’t been able to get a commitment out of the actor.

As you might imagine, shooting a major Marvel movie isn’t easy. Green screen, special effects, and extensive reshoots take up a lot of the actors’ time. Couple that with the fact that Marvel requires multi-movie contracts and becoming a superhero can be a huge time commitment.

Joaquin Phoenix is famous for roles in movies such as Gladiator, Walk the Line, and Her. He is certainly no stranger to blockbuster movies, but Marvel is certainly on a higher level and requires more strenuous physical and time commitments from its actors.

News should be coming along soon about the final actor selection, as Doctor Strange will start production early next year.

TV Show Based on Minority Report to Air on Fox

Minority-Report-618x400Fox announced today that they have picked up rights to a Minority Report TV show based on the 2002 film.

The Steven Spielberg movie was based on a Washington DC-based organization that arrests people based on visions of the future from psychics. These psychics – called “precogs” in the movie – could see crimes not-yet-committed and send officers to arrest the would-be perpetrators before the crimes take place. The film starred Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, and Samantha Morton.

The show will take place ten years after the events of the movie, and Fox has stated that it will focus on one of the former precogs who was forced to experience crimes before they happened. The secondary character will be a female mentor who will help the precog use his special skills.

The show is to be written by Max Borenstein, writer of this year’s Godzilla screenplay.

It is common knowledge among fans of a certain show that Fox isn’t the best at sticking with their science fiction shows, but with the proven success of the movie, perhaps the Minority Report production will have a chance.

 

5 Blizzard cinematic trailers better than Frozen

Let’s be honest here: Blizzard is the company that makes THE best cinematic promos/cut-scenes/trailers, period. In spite of that and the anticipation of the new World of Warcraft movie, prepare to be blown away by these cinematic experiences that put a dunce cap over Frozen’s excuse of a cartoon:

5. World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

At a certain point, I stopped caring about the game this trailer tried to promote, and instead planned on how many times will I re-watch the awesome Kung-Fu moves made by a giant Panda fighting an Orc and a Pirate.

4. World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor

The latest expansion from Blizzard… ah, but who cares. Yet another gorgeous looking (their best animation up to date) cinematic experience shows an alternate timeline (multiverse!) in which the warrior Gromash refuses to subdue his will to a poisonous vial offered by a Warlock named Gul’dan to him. Just hearing those names reminds me of something bloody, mystical, yet interesting enough to watch.

3. Diablo III: Reaper of Souls

And while closely resembling an incarnation of Peter Jackson’s adaptation of Tolkien’s Witch King of Angmar, the main antagonist in the short/cinematic shows more character in 3 minutes than Elsa of Arendelle in an hour and a plus! For those intrigued enough, there’s also a backstory of how everything came to be (not me).

2. Heroes of the Storm

It’s like the ultimate Blizzard good VS evil battle-royale event, full with awesome confrontations of epic proportions. And you thought reading the Iliad was interesting?

1. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm

I would really, really like to see this developed into a feature movie.

Actually, I would like all of these to be developed into a feature movie! You hear me Blizzard?