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Movie Morsels: Scarlett Johansson May Star in Gamergate Movie CRASH OVERRIDE

Happy Monday, folks! We’ve got a full slate of Morsels for you to start your work week with. Starting with word that America’s leading action heroine Scarlett Johansson may play Gamergate target Zoe Quinn in Crash Override, based on Quinn’s upcoming autobiography. Plus, the latest on Doctor Strange and Disneyland’s plans for Star Wars, seven (!) clips from Creed, and more!

Crash Override


Former Sony chief Amy Pascal is producing Crash Override, based on video game developer Zoe Quinn’s upcoming memoir (due out in 2016) about her experiences as a target of Gamergate. No less a star than Scarlett Johansson has expressed keen interest in starring in the film. Internet, prepare to explode.


Doctor Strange

ENVELOPE STORY FOR DECEMBER 12, 2013. DO NOT USE PRIOR TO PUBLICATION**********SANTA MONICA, CA -- AUGUST 30, 2013--Chiwetel Ejiofor of the movie 12 YEARS A SLAVE, was photographed at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica, CA. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

By the hoary hosts of Hoggoth! (Sorry, I never get tired of saying that.) Last week we got our first look at Benedict Cumberbatch in Marvel’s upcoming Doctor Strange. And now we’ve got a sneak peek at Strange’s archenemy, Baron Mordo, as played by Chiwetel Ejiofor, in the first feature film adaptation of the Sorcerer Supreme’s adventures. You can check out the pics over at

Directed by Deliver Us from Evil helmer Scott Derrickson, Doctor Strange co-stars Tilda Swinton as Strange’s mentor, the Ancient One.


Star Wars

Disney theme parks’ “Season of the Force” begins this month, and with it comes a bold new Star Wars makeover for Disneyland’s roller coaster in the dark, Space Mountain. The attraction is getting renamed Hyperspace Mountain; and, thanks to one sharp-eyed park attendee, we’ve got our first look at Hyperspace Mountain’s signage…



Jason Bateman

It looks like Jason Bateman is joining the cast of Felt, the upcoming thriller about FBI Deputy Director Mark Felt, better known as Deep Throat, the informant who spilled the beans on Watergate, which ultimately led to Richard Nixon’s resignation. Directed by Peter Landesman, the film will co-star Liam Neeson and Diane Lane. Bateman will play FBI agent Charlie Bates. Shooting begins in March 2016.

[Coming Soon]


A whopping seven clips from the Rocky spinoff Creed, about the son of boxer Apollo Creed, as played by Michael B. Jordan, have arrived online, and our good friends at Collider have stitched them together into one mammoth video. Sylvester Stallone co-stars as the Italian Stallion, who trains his one-time rival and friend’s offsping. Directed by Ryan Coogler, the film arrives on November 25th. Check out the clips below.


Image Credits: Universal, Sony

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