This week brought the news that Benedict Cumberbatch will definitely be donning the lab coat of Marvel’s Doctor Strange. The Sherlock star, who had been linked to the project earlier this year, will be playing Stephen Strange – the surgeon who receives a harsh reality check after a car crash takes away his ability to work. Doctor Strange will be released on July 18, 2016.
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Further across the Marvel universe, Ryan Reynolds has also confirmed months of speculation by reprising his role as Deadpool. Some five years after originally playing Wade Wilson in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Reynolds returns with newcomer Tim Miller directing and Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick penning the script. The film is set to be released in 2016.
Bond fans the world over huddled around their computers on Thursday as a live presentation from London’s Pinewood studios announced the new cast members of Bond 24. Sam Mendes’ latest entry in the franchise, to be named Spectre, will feature Christoph Waltz as Bond’s latest nemesis, with Monica Belluci joining Léa Seydoux as the latest Bond Girls. Sherlock’s Andrew Scott joins the secret service as Denbigh and Ralph Fiennes replaces Judi Dench as M. Spectre will be released in the UK on November 5, 2016.
Arnie is back in the first trailer for Terminator: Genisys. Starring Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor and Jai Courtney as Kyle Reese, who travels back in time to save her, the film promises much of the iconic machines that were brought to our screens in the original instalments. Terminator: Genisys will arrive on July 3, 2015.
Finally, Noah Baumbach brings back Ben Stiller and Adam Driver for While We’re Young, his new comedy about a middle-aged couple reliving their youth with a pair of 25 year-olds (Driver and Amanda Seyfried.) The follow-up to Frances Ha will arrive in the UK on April 3, 2015.