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Hanks up for 'Inferno'

Could Joseph Gordon-Levitt be the big-screen Dr Strange for Marvel Studios?

Could Joseph Gordon-Levitt be the big-screen Dr Strange for Marvel Studios?

Tom Hanks to play Robert Langdon again.

SONY Pictures has announced that Tom Hanks will take on the role of Robert Langdon for the third film inspired by the bestselling Dan Brown novels.

Filmmaker Ron Howard will also return to direct the adventures of the renowned “Harvard symbologist” in the new film, which follows The Da Vinci Code (2006) and Angels And Demons (2009).

Inferno’s US and Canada release date has been set for Dec 18, 2015. It is based on Brown’s most recent novel, in which Langdon travels to Florence where he deciphers Dante’s poem Inferno to overturn the devious plans of a secret organisation.

This announcement puts a hold on the adaptation of The Lost Symbol, Brown’s 2009 novel in which Langdon tangled with Freemasons in Washington. – AFP Relaxnews

Strange tales for JGL?

MARVEL Studios is eyeing the star of Looper, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, for its next film adaptation of the adventures of the Sorcerer Supreme, Dr Strange, revealed

After his acclaimed performance as the cop who becomes Batman’s ally in The Dark Knight Rises, Gordon-Levitt is said to be in Marvel’s sights for the role of the mystic superhero created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko back in 1963.

The website added that a firm offer has yet to be made, though.

Doctor Stephen Strange is a gifted but cynical surgeon who becomes a sorcerer after losing the use of his hands. It is one of the tentative projects for “Phase 3” of Marvel’s cinematic universe set to hit the big screen from 2016 to 2018. – AFP Relaxnews

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