The cinematic adaptation of Justice League Dark has been floundering after Doug Liman left the project earlier this year. The studio has been unable to find a replacement director, and treatments have been sub-par at best, leading to the studio sending the project back to the drawing board.
Now, The Hashtag Show is reporting that Doctor Strange and Prometheus writer, Jon Spaihts, has joined the project to pen a new draft of the screenplay. With his experience in the world of magic and mystics, over in the Marvel Universe, this spells good news for the project, as it still remains a fan-favorite, ripe with anticipation.
Mads Mikkelsen has been an actor on the rise for quite some time, now. The last few years have been a boon for him with prominent roles in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and Doctor Strange, the cult-hit television show, Hannibal, and the much anticipated video game Death Stranding from director Hideo Kojima.
Now, an interview with Screen Geek shows he’s circling the newly announced role of Victor Von Doom in Noah Hawley’s (Legion, Fargo) upcoming solo adaptation. Mikkelsen famously auditioned for the role of Reed Richards in Josh Trank’s disastrous Fantastic Four reboot, with no lines and ridiculous movements expected, he walked out on the audition in frustration.
Yeah, it’s always interesting. They are experimenting with doing some of the villain’s stories as well. Let’s see if they do that. I’m not familiar that they’ve done it with anyone yet. They haven’t done it with The Joker [and] they haven’t done it with The Penguin. So we’ll see when that day comes. Well, I hope that all characters have a little more rounded shape in the sense that they have two sides of the coin. Yes, they are villains. Hannibal is a baddie – but at the same time, we kind of like him. I think all characters – goodies or baddies, should have a little of both and I think that every actor looks for that in a character.
Marvel Studios has released a new trailer for Thor: Ragnarok, unveiled during their Hall H presentation. The new trailer is filled with new footage, as well as better looks at the new Hulk, whom, after being in that form for so long, has developed an increased intelligence and more of an ability to speak!
The trailer even gives us more story, and what to expect as far as Loki’s role in all of this. Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters on November 3rd.
While we can’t honestly expect Marvel to put the D23 Infinity War footage online, as it’s likely to show next weekend at SDCC, as well. Descriptions of the footage have been running rampant, and it seems Marvel is pulling no punches in crafting an awe-inspiring finale to this massive 22-film arc they’ve crafted.
You can hit the jump for a full description of the incredible footage shown for Avengers: Infinity War at D23.
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