Benedict Wong Says ‘Doctor Strange’ Sequel Could Start Filming Next Year

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According to Avengers: Endgame star Benedict Wong, Doctor Strange 2 may start filming next year.

Avengers: Endgame featured many different Marvel Cinematic Universe characters. Two that really stood out from the pack were Wong and Doctor Strange. The two essentially helped save the day by coming to the aid of the Avengers before they faced off against the Mad Titan Thanos. However, it has been almost three years since the two characters made their introduction to the MCU with the film Doctor Strange.

Fans and critics praised Doctor Strange for being different and bold, something that set the film apart from other MCU installments. While Wong and Doctor Strange Strange both made their debut in that movie, fans really fell in love with the characters thanks to Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. Now, fans can look forward to seeing Wong and Doctor Strange again soon. This past weekend, Benedict Wong was asked about the Doctor Strange sequel at Denver Pop Culture Con. Here’s what he had to say about it:

“I know they’ve now got a writer on board who I met at the Endgame premiere, so I think that may be happening some time next year.”

Currently, we still know very little about the film other than that original Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson will be back in the director’s chair. Derrickson has previously said he would like to use the Marvel character Nightmare as one of the villains for the sequel. Additionally, Derrickson has also talked about possibly introducing fan-favorite comic book characters Jericho Drumm and Clea.

With no official word, it seems that Doctor Strange 2 will remain a mystery until Marvel Studios reveals its Phase 4 lineup. Many fans are expecting the studio’s lineup to be revealed at San Diego Comic-Con or Disney’s D23 Expo.Are you excited for Doctor Strange 2? Who do you think the villain of Doctor Strange 2 will be? Let us know in the comments!

You can currently see Benedict Cumberbatch and Benedict Wong in Avengers: Endgame. Here’s the film’s synopsis:

“A culmination of 22 interconnected films the fourth installment of the Avengers saga will draw audiences to witness the turning point of this epic journey. Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it.”

Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame is expected to star Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Benedict Wong, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Paul Rudd, Jeremy Renner, Brie Larson, Josh Brolin and Chris Pratt.

Source: LRM Online

Disney Unveils New Character Posters For ‘The Lion King’ Remake

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The Lion King DisneyDisney released several new character posters for the remake of The Lion King.

Disney's remake The Lion King is next in the studios' line-up of live-action retellings of their animated classics and now several new character posters for the film have been unveiled. These new posters for The Lion King may offer the best look yet at the photo-realistic versions of Simba, Nala, Mufasa, Scar, Timon, Pumbaa, Sarabi, young Simba, young Nala, Sarabi, Rafiki, and Zazu.

Check out the Lion King poster for Simba below and click "next" to view the rest of the gallery!

The Lion King Disney SimbaWhat do you think of the new posters from Disney? Are you among those who are excited to see the beloved film retold in a realistic setting or do you agree with the others who are growing weary of Disney's live-action remakes? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

Here is the official synopsis for The Lion King:

Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.

Directed by Jon Favreau from a script written by Jeff Nathanson, The Lion Kingstars Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.

The Lion King will be released in theaters on July 19, 2019.

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