'Underworld: Blood Wars' And 'Doctor Strange' Are Almost Here!

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For all the Underworld fanatics out there, Movie Web confirms the newest installment in this movie series finally has an official title and a new teaser poster that, while revealing nothing, is enough to excite all the eager viewers who are now anxiously awaiting the movie's release just before Halloween of this year. Underworld: Blood Wars continues the ages-old battle between werewolves and vampires. Why can't we all just get along? Because it wouldn't sell as many tickets.

The battle theme is not a new one — humans vs inhumans, Batman vs Superman, werewolves vs vampires, Army vs Navy, peanut butter vs chocolate —the idea has been around for quite some time. It's all in how it's presented that makes us sit on the edge of our seats and watch, enraptured, wondering who will win out in the end.

Kate Beckinsale is back as Selene in the fifth Underworld, a driving force for the vampire side in this self-described horror thriller. Also returning are Theo James as Selene's trusted vampire ally, David, who is much more well known now from his time in the Divergent movies, and Charles Dance as Thomas. Dance is more recognizable this time around also from his time on Game of Thrones. Other familiar Game alum will be joining the cast of this Underworld installment such as Tobias Menzies and James Faulkner.
There will be other new faces as well, representing a new generation from both the lycans and vampires, bringing their version of right and wrong to the battle between the sides. It is speculated, Slashfilm reports, that James might be taking over the lead role of the franchise to lead "a new and younger generation of vampires and werewolves who are locked in a seemingly never-ending battle between supernatural races."

Anna Foerster, who is well known for her experience with television shows such as Criminal Minds and Outlander, as well as the movies Independence Day and White House Down, will be directing.

As Movie Newz refreshes our memory, the first Underworld film came out in 2003 and there has been one about every three years since: Underworld: Evolution in 2006, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans in 2009, and Underworld: Awakening in 2012. No wonder viewers are chomping at the bit for this latest installment in the movie franchise. It's been over three years!

Doctor Strange

Not only does the new Doctor Strange movie have its official title, but there is also a trailer! Check out the official trailer from the upcoming Doctor Strange movie:
For those not familiar with the Doctor Strange story, Stephen Strange is a Marvel character who was born in 1930. At 8 years old, his character was "beset by demons" and rescued by a sorcerer. At 11, his sister was injured and that prompted him to want to go into the medical field. Just after high school, he entered pre-med, and a year later his sister died. It hit him hard but he concentrated on his medical training, excelling with super efficiency, and had such quick success over the next few years, becoming a renowned neurosurgeon, that it grew his arrogance and ego. Through life's trials and errors, he eventually learned what it meant to be humble, and he became a "world-protecting" Sorcerer Supreme.

Benedict Cumberbatch will be playing the role of Doctor Strange, which is due to be released just after Underworld: Blood Wars. The cast will also include costars Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Mads Mikkelsen. Viewers are excited to see what kind of special effects will be used to create the "previously unexplored" Doctor Strange universe. We'll see them when it opens in November of this year.

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