Will Doctor Strange be in Thor Ragnarok?

Screen Shot 2016-08-24 at 17.18.46Thor Ragnarok has been filming in Brisbane this week with stars Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston entertaining the crowds. Director Taika Waititi (What We Do in The Shadows which you should go watch immediately – it’s on UK Netflix) shared some interesting photos (taken by Daley Pearson (@daley_pearson) on his twitter which included a shot of Chris Hemsworth’s Thor holding a card with Doctor Strange’s New York address on it! Will Benedict Cumberbatch’s Thor be putting in an appearance? Thor Ragnarok is due to be released in 2017

doctor-strange-main-boxDoctor Strange also features in the next Marvel Collectors Corp box. Collectors Corp boxes feature a t-shirt and exclusive Funkos which can’t be found anywhere else. The box is $25 and you can subscribe for just one (although note after you have received your box if you don’t wish to receive anymore you will need to turn off auto renew). You have until 15 October to sign up if you want a box.

Finally we have updated our Doctor Strange gallery with new stills released by Marvel.

Benedict Cumberbatch to star in Rogue Male

tca1According to The Hollywood Reporter Benedict Cumberbatch is starring in and producing an adaptation of Rogue Male by author Geoffrey Household. Produced by SunnyMarch Rogue Male is a survivalist thriller detailing a hunter who attempts to assassinate a dictator but is caught, tortured and left for dead. When he escapes back home to England, he must hide out in a harsh countryside with the enemy agents as well as the police in hot pursuit.

The script is being written by Michael Leslie (Assassins Creed, Macbeth).

Rogue Male is the second film to be produced by Benedict’s production company SunnyMarch after the upcoming The War Magician.

New Sherlock series 4 trailer drops at San Diego Comic Con

CoJjMnCWEAAYcIRA brand new trailer for Sherlock series 4 has dropped at San Diego Comic Con. Featuring Moriarty, new villain Toby Jones and lots of exciting action it’s a thrilling look at what the cast have promised is the darkest season of Sherlock yet!

At the Sherlock panel the cast teased 3 words for Sherlock series 4 – Thatcher, Smith and Sherrinford!

Doctor Strange drops new trailer and poster at Comic Con

CoF-W9rXgAEG-auMarvel held their presentation today at Hall H at San Diego Comic Con. Amongst the films featured was Doctor Strange. Cast members Benedict Cumberbatch, Mads Mikkelsen, Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Tilda Swinton were all in attendance with Benedict appearing on stage in a flash of light and smoke! During the panel a brand new trailer was dropped for the film which you can see below. A new poster was also released.

The film looks fantastic! Can’t wait to see more footage.

Benedict Cumberbatch fans raise over £24,000 for charity

PBSThanks to all the wonderful people who contributed to our birthday fundraiser in honour of Benedict Cumberbatch’s 40th birthday. Fans raised an astonishing £24,000+ for charity in Benedict’s honour.

The three charities that will benefit from the funds raised are:

MOAS – a charity dedicated to preventing loss of life by providing professional search-and-rescue assistance to refugees and migrants in distress at sea.

Refugee Support Network – an organisation which helps young refugees and survivors of trafficking to build more hopeful futures through education.

Lesvos Solidarity – an open refugee camp based in ex- Pikpa camp in Mytilene, Lesvos. It is a self-organised, autonomous space run by volunteers and is built on the principle of solidarity.

The money raised will no doubt be put to great use by these fantastic charities! Thanks so much to all who donated or spread the word about the fundraiser.

Doctor Strange and Sherlock at San Diego Comic Con

Doctor-Strange-Painting_1200_745_81_sIt’s San Diego Comic Con next weekend and there should be plenty to keep Benedict Cumberbatch fans entertained!

The key draw is of course the Marvel presentation which will take place in Hall H at SDCC on Saturday 23rd July at 5:30 pm (1:30 am UK time). The panel will cover Doctor Strange and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2. A new trailer is promised for Doctor Strange. Fingers crossed that the trailer isn’t a convention exclusive and is released on line soon after! Marvel will also be giving away a new poster (pictured).

Marvel don’t announce the guests for their panels in advance but given that Doctor Strange is featured we would be very surprised if Benedict were not in attendance. Hall H panels are being uploaded by SDCC after the event but are not live streamed.

Sherlock is also going to be featured at SDCC and there are lots of Sherlock panels/activities to keep you entertained. The schedule is below:

Thursday 21 July – 5:30 pm (1:30 am UK) Room 6A – Nerdist SDCC panel with Steven Moffat, Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, American Gods) and Michael Green (American Gods)

Friday 22 July – 7:30 pm – San Diego Central Library – SherlockeDCC party – last few tickets remaining

Saturday 23 July – 3:15 pm to 3:30 pm  (11:15 pm UK) Nerdist Camp Conival Main Stage – Steven Moffat, Sue Vertue, Amanda Abbington and Mark Gatiss.

Sunday 24 July – 10:00 am (6pm UK) – Hall H – Sherlock panel featuring Steven Moffat, Sue Vertue, Amanda Abbington and Mark Gatiss and moderated by Chris Hardwick.

Sunday 24 July – 1pm (9pm UK) – Nerd HQ Conversation featuring Steven Moffat, Sue Vertue, Amanda Abbington and Mark Gatiss. Note all Nerd HQ panels are livestreamed free of charge. You can livestream on their youtube (You can watch the 2015 panel free now)

Benedict Cumberbatch nominated for an Emmy Award

p0393nyrCongratulations to Benedict Cumberbatch who has been nominated for an Emmy Award for best actor in a mini series or movie for Sherlock: The Abominable Bride. This is the third Emmy nomination for Benedict (all for Sherlock) and he previously won the award back in 2014.

Benedict is nominated alongside fellow Brits Tom Hiddleston (The Night Manager) and Idris Elba (Luther). Also nominated are Cuba Gooding Jr (The People vs O.J Simpson), Bryan Cranston (All The Way) and Courtney B. Vance for (The People vs O.J Simpson).

Sherlock was nominated for 6 Emmys overall including best TV Movie, cinematography, sound editing, sound mixing and visual effects.

The ceremony will be on Sunday September 18th and broadcast on ABC.

Fundraising Update

With 13 days to go before Benedict’s birthday the Birthday Fundraiser has raised more than £5300 so far! Thank you so so much to everyone who has donated so far. The money will make a huge difference to the three charities being supported.

14In other news Benedict continues to film Sherlock series 4. SDCC is soon and we’re eagerly looking forward to the Marvel presentation in Hall H which is due to feature Guardians of the Galaxy and Doctor Strange. Hopefully we’ll get some more footage that we can all enjoy.

The Hollow Crown: The War of the Roses is now available to buy on dvd from Amazon for £17.99. You can also buy it on blu-ray for £19.99 or buy a combined blu-ray pack of series 1 and two for £29.99 (Series one featured Tom Hiddleston and Ben Whishaw).

Altervatively you can buy the series from BBC Store for £7.99 or just pick up Richard III for £2.99

For US fans while PBS are not airing the series until December (!) you can buy the dvd now for $24.96 or blu ray for $28.37

Fundraising Update & Doctor Strange Synopsis revealed

Thanks to all who have donated so far to the fundraiser in honour of Benedict Cumberbatch’s birthday. The total so far with some time to go is an impressive £3734.

You can donate here

If you would prefer to donate by paypal you can send the funds to me (along with your name and a message for Benedict) and I will automatically transfer these payments to the funding page.

You can donate by paypal here

Donated funds at the end will be split between three charities – MOAS, Lesvos Solidarity and the Refugee Support Network.

In other news Marvel have released the synopsis for Doctor Strange which stars Benedict as Doctor Stephen Strange.

Marvel’s Doctor Strange follows the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilizing a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel cinematic universe.

Doctor Strange is set to be released in the UK on 28 October.