News Roundup: North Korea hacks Sony and Suicide Squad and Dr Strange Cast

Benedict Cumberbatch has been cast as Dr Strange

It had been rumoured for ages, but now it has finally been confirmed. Benedict Cumberbatch will play the title character in the 2016 Dr Strange film. This is sure to be a huge success with Cumberbatch being one of the most sought-after actors in Hollywood with his performances in the Imitation Game and the BBC’s Sherlock.

News Roundup: North Korea hacks Sony and Suicide Squad and Dr Strange Cast

Suicide Squad Cast finalised

In more casting news, the 2016 film Suicide Squad, set to be directed by David Ayer, has also found it’s cast. Will Smith is set to play Deadshot with Tom Hardy playing group leader Rick Flag. As rumoured before, Jared Leto will play The Joker and Margot Robbie will play Harley Quinn. Also joining the squad will be Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang and Cara Delevingne as Enchantress.

News Roundup: North Korea hacks Sony and Suicide Squad and Dr Strange Cast

The end of Middle Earth?

Peter Jackson, the director of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, has gone on record to say they probably won’t be revisiting Middle Earth without the Tolkien family’s consent. I’m sure a healthy sum of money could help change the minds of the Tolkien estate.

News Roundup: North Korea hacks Sony and Suicide Squad and Dr Strange Cast

Independence Day 2 confirmed

The original director of Independence Day, Roland Emmerich, will return to direct. However, Will Smith will apparently not return to the franchise.

News Roundup: North Korea hacks Sony and Suicide Squad and Dr Strange Cast

North Korea apparently hacked Sony

Sony recently had five of their films leaked online before DVD release, including Fury and Annie. Sony believes this was an attack in retaliation to their upcoming film release The Interview. In the The Interview, James Franco and Seth Rogen are given the task to interview and assassinate Kim Jon-un, the leader of North Korea. Sony believes because of this, North Korea has hacked their servers and leaked the content.

Trailer Roundup

This week we only have a few trailers.

Terminator: Genisys Trailer

He’s back. And they’ve changed quite a few things.

Strange Magic Trailer

This is what George Lucas has been doing with his time lately.

 

That’s it for this weeks’ roundup. Are you excited for Dr Strange even more now?