August isn’t traditionally the strongest month of the summer for movies. But with titles like Sausage Party and Pete’s Dragon out there, as well as War Dogs and Kubo and the Two Strings opening this weekend, this August is shaping up to be as rich as June or July. Still, if you’re eager to see what autumn and winter will bring, then we’ve got you covered in today’s Movie Morsels. Because we have the latest photos from Rogue One and Doctor Strange! Plus some intriguing casting info on Deadpool 2, new clips from Kubo, and more…
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
In the Age of the Internet, few magazines besides Entertainment Weekly and Empire regularly seem to debut exclusive images from upcoming genre films on their covers. Fortunately for Star Wars fans, the latter has a new photo from Rogue One adorning the front of its October issue, featuring the rebel task force at the heart of the film…
For the uninitiated, the above folks are, from left to right: Donnie Yen as Chirrut Imwe, Jiang Wen as Baze Malbus, Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso, Diego Luna as Cassian Andor, and Riz Ahmed as Bodhi Rook. While the droid holding up the rear is Alan Tudyk’s mo-capped K-2SO.
And speaking of new pics… Wanna see a ton of fresh photos from Marvel’s Doctor Strange? Check out the gallery at the bottom of this page, which has bold new shots of everyone from Benedict Cumberbatch’s titular Sorcerer Supreme to Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Karl Mordo to Mads Mikkelsen’s Kaecilius to Benedict Wong’s, well, Wong!
In other Marvel movie news, according to The Wrap reporter Umberto Gonzalez, Fox currently disagrees with Deadpool director Tim Miller over the casting of cybernetic, time-traveling mutant Cable in the sequel to this year’s blockbuster hit Deadpool. Miller, as was recently reported, wants Friday Night Lights star Kyle Chandler in the role, while the studio apparently wants action superstar Liam Neeson (pictured above in The Grey). Start placing those bets now on who will win the coveted role!
Chandler was indeed Tim Miller’s first choice but again, the studio wants a movie star.
— Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe) August 13, 2016
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Tim Burton’s adaptation of Ransom Riggs’ bestselling YA novel series Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is set to hit theaters on September 30. And to help get you stoked for what looks like the director’s most visually exciting film in quite some time, we’ve got a brand-new behind-the-scenes featurette on its making, featuring star Eva Green…
Kubo and the Two Strings
Finally today, we’ve got two clips as well as a new featurette from Laika’s latest stop-motion-animated fantasy Kubo and the Two Strings, opening everywhere this weekend. With Charlize Theron as the voice of a monkey and Matthew McConaughey as the voice of a beetle, as well as George Takei, Rooney Mara, and Ralph Fiennes lending their vocal talents, this epic set in ancient Japan would seem to have a little something to offer just about everyone…
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