Netflix is probably the likely medium where people have grown fond of actor Benedict Wong as of late. Aside from starring in films like last year’s space epic The Martian and in Steven DeKnight’s Redemption with Jason Statham, the actor came to fruition in 2014 when he commanded the role of Kublai Khan in the hit series, Marco Polo.
Yes, it’s a good time to be Wong for the credit he’s gotten for that performance thusfar, and it’s continuing later this year with the current run of the One Hundred Eyes spin-off ahead of season two of the hit show. However, you can now chalk another to his credentials with word making the rounds of his addition to the cast of Scott Derrickson’s newest veture into Marvel territory, Doctor Strange, according to THR.
Wong, funny enough, will play “Wong” Strange’s sidekick who has been a Marvel staple since the 60’s. Wong is the descendant of a long line of Chinese Monks and is the first-born of Hamir the Hermit, dedicated from childhood to the teachings of the Ancient One as he learned martial arts, healing and all the essentials needed to serve a master sorceror.
Actor Wong joins Benedict Cumberbatch starring in the title role whose hands succumb to a deadly accident prior to seeking out a remedy and ultimately discovering the power of magic and alternate dimensions. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Tilda Swinton, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mads Mikkelsen and martial arts star Scott Adkins also star for the film’s November 4 release.
November 3, 2017 is the day the Marvel Cinematic Universe finally meets “the end of all things” for the forthcoming production of Thor: Ragnarok. The MCU has been consistently stirring excitement among fans who have been following the movies and Netflix shows with Marvel’s own Kevin Feige stepping in and out to lend his fruitful opinions about what lies ahead on both ends.
For now though, we still have a couple of trilogies to finish with Captain America: Civil War looming for next year in May along with Thor: Ragnarok with Chris Hemsworth returning to star, no less. As slow as things have been to develop though, we finally have a director in talks with Green Lantern (2011) co-star and What We Do In The Shadows helmer, director Taika Waititi in the chair, ultimately beating out Reuben Fleischer.
Jaimie Alexander, fresh off to a successful start as a kickass lead in the NBC series, Blindspot, is reprising her role as Lady Sif along with Tom Hiddleston as the franchise villain favorite, Loki, according to The Wrap.
Details ahead. All hands on deck!
November 20, 2015 is the day when Netflix premieres the second of its Marvel serial package, Jessica Jones, and with a teaser finally circulating, we now have new stills which you can check out below!
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Melissa Rosenberg serves as showrunner for the 13-episode series which stars Krysten Ritter in the title role who retires her superhero alias in the wake of tragedy and begins work as a private investigator helping other heroes while battling personal demons of her own.
Jessica Jones not only follows the success of Daredevil prior to its second season airing next year which introduces Jon Berenthal as The Punisher, but will also serve as the precursor for future shows, including featuring actor Mike Colter as Luke Cage, the forthcoming Iron Fist series, and The Defenders thereafter.
Jessica Jones also stars Colter along with David Tennant while filming for Colter‘s Luke Cage series is already underway for a late 2016 premiere. Stay tuned for more info