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‘Sherlock’ Season 4 Release Date, Plot News, Update: Third Holmes Brother To Be Played by ‘Thor’ Actor Tom Hiddleston? Benedict Cumberbatch Shares Sherlock Family Background
**No one scream just yet, I imagine it’s just speculation right now.
Thousands of fans of the series are excited for the release date of Sherlock Season 4 with the surrounding rumors of the third Holmes brother to be played by Tom Hiddleston famous for his role as Loki in the movie “Thor.”
It was clearly stated in the last episode of Sherlock Season 3 that the Holmes brothers have “the other one” which seemed to be another sibling.
According to Latin Times, during an interview with Benedict Cumberbatch, he somewhat gave a hint to the fans that they will see more of Sherlock’s family background in the upcoming season.
“You find out about Sherlock’s background. You find out that he comes from a truly ?stab? (stab? I wonder if they meant sad) family,” he said.
Sherlock is known in releasing new season every two years with just three to four “full length movie” types of episodes because of its casts’ busy schedule.
Nonetheless, it is confirmed that Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman will be returning together with Amanda Abbington as Mary Watson, Jonathan Aris as Anderson and Louise Brealey as Molly Hopper.
According to Mark Gatiss, co-producer of “Sherlock,” the recently-released Holiday Special episode in a Victorian Era entitled “The Abominable Bride,” has no connection and has nothing to do with the story line of the Season 4.
“We wouldn’t have done the story we’re doing, and the way we’re doing it, if we didn’t have this special. It’s not part of the run of three episodes.”
In an interview of Steven Moffat with Entertainment Weekly, he mentioned that this upcoming season will be way more different than the previous ones. He said that the episodes will be darker in certain ways, more exhilarating and will deal with a lot of consequences that will make the fans desperate for Season 5.
“Sherlock” viewers and fans will now have to start playing the waiting game as usual as Season 4 is reportedly not expected to air until January 2017.
Is Mads Mikkelsen going to be a villain in Marvel’s Doctor Strange?
Doctor Strange already has a hero in the form of Benedict Cumberbatch, and he might just have a new villain to face.
Variety say Hannibal star Mads Mikkelsen is ‘in talks’ to play a baddie in the Marvel blockbuster. Anyone who has seen Hannibal will know this is a capital idea.
‘While sources say no offer has been delivered, one is expected shortly’ they write. Details about the part offered are unknown, but it will reportedly be another nemesis.
The studio is yet to comment.
Cumberbatch plays neurosurgeon Steven Strange, who becomes the next Sorcerer Supreme and protects the Earth from magical dangers.
Tilda Swinton will star as The Ancient One, who is known in the comics as a Himalayan healer who teaches Doctor Strange how to use his psychic powers.
The Sherlock star has reportedly enlisted the help of a personal trainer to help him get in shape like fellow Marvel heroes Chris Pratt, Chris Evans and most recently Paul Rudd.
The Sun say the Oscar-nominated actor is ‘wolfing double the daily amount of calories’ so he can look the part.
Doctor Strange, directed by Scott Derrickson, is set for release on November 4, 2016.
May his force be with us? Benedict Cumberbatch rumoured to be secretly cast as mystery figure with lightsaber in new Star Wars Episode VII teaser
Ever since Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens went into production, it’s been speculated – and denied by the actor himself – that Benedict Cumberbatch would be a part of the production.
And while it appeared to be all but confirmed that he had not been cast in the highly-anticipated JJ Abrams-helmed project, the release of a teaser has reignited questions about his involvement.
In particular, observant fans are pointing to the voice-over and the mystery villain in a hooded cloak, who carries a lightsaber and speaks in tones not dissimilar to those of the 38-year-old actor.
Within moments of the clip’s release, Star Wars fans took to Twitter in droves to speculate – and more or less assert – that Benedict is, indeed, a part of the project.
‘Anyone know who’s doing voice over in the STAR WARS trailer? Sounds a hell of a lot like Benedict Cumberbatch,’ wrote one.
Another tweeted: ‘That voice at the start of the Star Wars trailer? Is Benedict Cumberbatch still claiming he’s not in it? Aye, right.’
However, Steven Weintraub, editor-in-chief of movie site Collider, declared on the mirco-blogging site: ‘The voice in the new STAR WARS trailer is Andy Serkis.’
There has also been speculation that Adam Driver has been cast in the mysterious role, as he is believed to be playing a baddie in the film.
In the brief clip, a mystery voice is heard saying: ‘There has been an awakening – have you felt it? The dark side – and the light.’
While Benedict has denied that he will be appearing in the movie, he did admit that he’d visited the set of the movie, during an appearance on The Graham Norton Show last month.
After branding the colossal set ‘incredible’, he quickly added: ‘I probably shouldn’t be saying these things.’
While the new 88-second trailer doesn’t feature returning stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, fans are given a first look at the younger generation of cast-members to feature in this, the first of three planned sequels.
Opening some 30-years after Return of the Jedi, the teaser kicks off with British actor John Boyega racing across a desert landscape dressed in full Stormtrooper regalia.
The trailer also delivers what was initially suggested during the forthcoming film’s development – a a clear departure from the over-indulgent use of CGI that blighted parts one, two and three of the science fiction saga.
It also confirms the welcome return of the iconic Millennium Falcon, and it is seen dodging laser blasts in a brief battle sequence.
**Fanmade international trailer. Not the real thing**
The new trailer will play in 30 selected cinemas across the United States from Friday until Sunday November 30 – after which it will screen in cinemas across the globe.
Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens goes on general release nationwide on December 15, 2015.
In one of the weirder rumors we’ve seen for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice so far, The Hobbit and Star Trek Into Darkness villain Benedict Cumberbatch apparently has refused to deny rumors that he will appear as the bad guy in the upcoming Zack Snyder film.
This could well be a joke, given the phrasing and the fact that he just signed on to play the villain in The Jungle Book as well, suddenly making him one of the most frequent villains in Hollywood tentpoles, but Twitter — as you might expect — is taking it quite seriously.
In fairness, that’s because while the Twitter account above is full of gushing praise for the actors and actresses that makes it self-evidently somebody’s personal account, it is the personal account of a BBC Radio 1 and BBC Three presenter, meaning that his tag of Newsbeat and his seemingly-credulous interpretation of the quote both carry some weight.
Cumberbatch has long been a fan favorite to play Brainiac, the living computer who has in his possession a city in a bottle stolen from Superman’s homeworld of Krypton. There has been no formal indication that Brainiac would appear in the film, but he has often been considered as a film villain for Superman. The character initially appeared in the script for Superman Lives! and was also reportedly Bryan Singer’s choice for the bad guy in a prospective sequel to Superman Returns that never got made.
Recently, rumors began circulating that he could be considered to play either Brainiac or Martian Manhunter in this and/or the Justice League film, but they had not been taken particularly seriously until now.
While Marvel Studios runs down the clock searching for a director to fill the void left behind by Edgar Wright’s departure from Ant-Man – a film that was supposed to begin shooting right around now – they’re also already on the hunt for another franchise star. Joining Ant-Man in Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be Doctor Strange, a movie that found a director in Scott Derrickson (Sinister) this week despite not having a release date.
Given that Marvel has locked down a summer date in July 2016 and will undoubtedly have a pair of features in 2017, the easy assumption is to say that that master of mysticism will have his big screen debut in 2016, two months after Captain America 3. We’ll find out for certainthis July at San Diego Comic-Con, where Marvel Studios president of production Kevin Feige tends to make major announcements, and this year we can expect to find out the full Phase 3 slate.
We can also expect to see the first footage for The Avengers: Age of Ultron, and if they’re especially ambitious, maybe they’ll bring out some actors for their upcoming movies- maybe even Doctor Strange himself. We’ve known for sometime that Marvel was in talks and looking at a few actors for the part, and according to Deadline, two of the names Marvel is looking are are Tom Hardy and Benedict Cumberbatch.
If the decision were to come down to just these two names you can count on Cumberbatch being the top choice. He’s ripe for the picking when it comes to the mightily coveted comic book superhero role (and the lengthy multi-picture contract that comes with it) and he brings a unique charm and quirkiness (see: Sherlock) that would add flavor to The Avengers. There’s also the fact that Hardy has a big potential franchises in development in Mad Max and Ubisoft’s Splinter Cell and he still has fans impersonating his Bane voice from The Dark Knight Rises.
Cumberbatch has been a common staple among fan wishlists for Marvel movie castings (including our own for Doctor Strange) and he even visited Marvel HQ last year and appeared on their podcast. He was a frequently rumored and reported name of interest for Disney’s Star Wars: Episode VII but maybe that was for Disney’s Marvel branch instead?
Scott Derrickson will direct Doctor Strange from a screenplay by Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer. No release date has been set.
Guardians of the Galaxy opens August 1, 2014, The Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1, 2015, Ant-Man on July 17, 2015, Captain America 3 on May 6 2016, and unannounced films for July 8 2016 and May 5 2017.
**Not new news, but sounds true..
Sorry ladies, you may need to sit down for this: Benedict Cumberbatch is reportedly now off the market.
In an interview with Page Six, Masterpiece Theatre producer Rebecca Eaton makes the shock admission as she reveals that she has been moonlighting as a matchmaker for the 37-year-old.
‘She wouldn’t say whom the “Sherlock” actor has met, but she said it’s time for all those “Cumberbitches” — the name used by his huge base of female followers — to move on.’
‘Move on,’ what!? Never.
In the words of Beyonce, ‘if you liked it then you shoulda put a ring on it,’ and until we see said ring, in all of its big, sparkling, gazillion carat glory, there’s still hope, right…?
In the mean time, who could this mystery woman be?
Perhaps it’s the one he was pictured with in Monaco last month…
Where’s Doctor Watson when you need him.
**There has been some speculation as to whether or not Benedict will play Dr. Strange in the upcoming Marvel movie of the same name:
Here’s some hot superhero dish to take into the weekend. There are reports tonight that Peyton Reed and David Wain are being considered for Ant-Man, but man, we are progressing down the comedy director food chain, and this is starting to feel stale. So how about Doctor Strange? Marvel isputting together its cast list, and I’m hearing that Tom Hardy and Benedict Cumberbatch are on it. While Marvel has teased this property with mentions in films including Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the film solidified and felt urgent when Scott Derrickson tweeted this week that he will direct the script by Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer.
The character has been around since the early 1960s, during that crazy period where just about all the spandex-clad heroes in all the Hollywood blockbusters were hatched at Marvel Comics headquarters (that might be a movie). Stan Lee and Steve Ditko created the character in 1963 as a neurosurgeon who serves as the Sorcerer Supreme, protecting Earth against magical and mystical threats with powers of sorcery, mysticism, and martial arts. Marvel’s Kevin Feige is producing. These two guys aren’t the only ones in the mix, but let’s face it, they are both poised to become major stars. Hardy, by way of playing Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, is closer. He just starred in the superb Steven Knight-directed drama Locke, and he wrapped Child 44 and Mad Max: Fury Road. Cumberbatch, coming off August: Osage County and 12 Years A Slave, next will be seen starring in the Morten Tyldum-directed Imitation Game,which The Weinstein Company opens on November 21 during Oscar season. Both of them have been lining up movies left and right, so scheduling might be an issue. We’ll see who Marvel ultimately lands, but it’s hard to go wrong either way here if one of these guys get the job.
Here is some fan-tastic fanart of Benedict as Dr. Strange. I pick him!
Benedict Cumberbatch has been tipped for a lead role for a proposed First World War movie based on RC Sherriff’s Journey’s End.
The Sherlock star, 37, is being considered to play hero Captain Stanhope in the film about a group of officers fighting in the trenches, the Sunday Times reports.
In the original 1928 play, Stanhope is looked up to as a father figure by his men despite despising war with a powerful bitterness.
Cumberbatch has starred in a war drama before, as Christopher Tietjens in the BBC’s Parade’s End.
Other British actors rumored for a part include Tom Hiddleston, remembered for his role as the doomed Captain James Nicholls in Steven Spielberg’s War Horse, and Eddie Redmayne, who took the lead as officer Stephen Wraysford in the BBC adaptation of Sebastian Faulks’ Birdsong.
The project, in the pipeline with Fluidity Films, has been delayed for years due to complications surrounding deals made as far back as 1929.
A movie was made in 1930 but banned by the Nazis in 1933, before a TV adaptation followed in 1988 starring Jeremy Northam as Stanhope.
Interest has been freshly sparked after Prince Andrew sent a letter to Warner Bros asking them to reconsider reclaiming the film rights ahead of the 100th anniversary of the First World War later this summer.
**TheOneRing.net posted the the upcoming film could be called, “The Hobbit: Into The Fire..”
The third film in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy could be renamed, according to reports.
The final installment in Jackson’s Middle Earth saga is currently titled The Hobbit: There And Back Again but, according to OneRing.net via Total Film, studio New Line has now registered the alternative title of The Hobbit: Into The Fire.
As Total Film notes, New Line may have registered the title for another project such as a computer game, but ‘Into The Fire’ is the name of a chapter in JRR Tolkien’s fantasy novel.
The series of films, which tell the story of Bilbo Baggins and a gang of dwarves eager to reclaim their homeland, star Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage and Benedict Cumberbatch. The first film in the trilogy, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was released in December 2012 and took over $1 billion (£670 million) at the box office worldwide. Follow-up The Desolation Of Smaug was released last December (2013), with the third film in the series set to open this December (2014).
**Just reporting stories that are already out there, but don’t believe everything you read, unless it comes from Benedict himself…
BRITISH movie hunk Benedict Cumberbatch was this week said to be “furious” that details of his secret girlfriend leaked online.
Earlier this week, Showbiz Spy reported that the Sherlock star has been romancing a mystery woman for the past few months, and is desperate to keep it under wraps.
“Benedict has a girlfriend,” said one insider. “He’s keeping it very hush-hush. But it’s safe to say he’s smitten!
“He’s been seeing the lady in question for the past few months. She isn’t in the public eye, and has quite a serious career, so is keen to remain anonymous for as long as possible.”
When Cumberbatch saw news had leaked online, and that his friends were speaking to the press about his private life – he wasn’t happy.
“Ben knows people are interested in his personal life,” a source said. “And he’s happy to discuss certain aspects of it with the media.
“But he was furious when he found out that someone from his inner circle had been gossiping to the press. He thinks he knows who it was, and is trying to plug the leaks!”
Cumberbatch, 37, keeps his love life notoriously private.
“Every time I’m seen at a bar with a girl, I get photographed,” Benedict told Time magazine last year. “Anyone with a computer knows my entire dating history.
“I get it,” he added. “Paparazzi is an inescapable, immovable obstacle.”
The star has previously dated Olivia Poulet, whom he met at university. They amicably broke up in 2010 after 12 years together. After Poulet, he dated London-based artist Anna James in 2011 but the couple separated a year later.