About Mark Hodge

Mark Hodge is a journalist and copywriter from Glasgow, Scotland. As well as being involved in film festivals in the UK, Mark has also worked as a sports reporter covering soccer matches in his home country. In fact, he even attended the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, helping to document the cultural impact of the event on the city. He also writes for The Huffington Post covering topics such as film, sports and politics.

First Trailer: Black Mass Starring Johnny Depp

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The stylish first trailer for gangster flick Black Mass starring Johnny Depp had landed online. Directed by Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart), the movie centres on real life Boston crime lord Whitey Bulger (Depp), whose incredible life story inspired Jack Nicholson's … [Read more...]

SPECTRE: New Plot Details Revealed


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Some key plot details for the upcoming James Bond movie, SPECTRE, have been revealed to a select audience. The screening was shown at CinemaCon and featured Daniel Craig (Bond) and Naomie Harris (Moneypenny) discussing an incident in Mexico, in which 007 "went too … [Read more...]

Scarlett Johansson Confirms Ghost in the Shell, Will Film In 2016

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By Mark Hodge (DoddleNEWS) Scarlett Johansson has confirmed that the live-action feature of anime classic Ghost in the Shell will shoot next year. The picture has been in and out of development for years, but is apparently now going forward, most likely helped by the Lost in Translation star's … [Read more...]

Henry Cavill: Batman V Superman Is Not Sequel To Man Of Steel


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Actor Henry Cavill has insisted that Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is not a sequel to Man of Steel. The star was speaking at CinemaCon about Zack Snyder's 2016 film, which will see both DC Comics icons meet on the silver screen for the first time. Cavill also … [Read more...]

Pictures: Jared Leto As The Joker, Full Batman Suit

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Jared Leto has been snapped brandishing a picture of himself dressed as The Joker. The Oscar winning actor was pictured on the set of David Ayer's Suicide Squad showing a friend an image on his smartphone which showed himself dressed as the iconic … [Read more...]

Ryan Gosling In Talks For Blade Runner 2

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Drive actor Ryan Gosling is on the verge of being cast in Blade Runner 2. Variety has reported that the Notebook heartthrob is in the talks over a starring role in the project, which is being directed by Prisoners helmer Denis Villeneuve. There is still no news as … [Read more...]

Harvey Weinstein Calls The Hateful Eight “Special And Edgy,” Plus Teaser Trailer

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By Mark Hodge (DoddleNEWS) Longtime Quentin Tarantino collaborator Harvey Weinstein has called The Hateful Eight, “special, fun, sharp and edgy.” The Oscar winning producer was taking part in a Q&A this week at the Tribeca Film Festival, where he spoke about the director's decision to … [Read more...]

Star Wars: Rogue One Spinoff Set Before Episode IV

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Gareth Edward's Star Wars: Rogue One will be set between Episodes 3 and 4. The Godzilla director attended a panel today at the Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, where he showed the excited audience a brief teaser. Edwards spoke at length about the spinoff movie, which … [Read more...]

New Images, Posters: Jurassic World Starring Chris Pratt

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Universal has released some new stills and poster for Jurassic World – the dark horse of this summer's blockbuster race. Updated with new posters, new trailer due Monday! Take a look at the posters and stills: But while the appetite for another dinosaur … [Read more...]

Dominic Cooper Officially Cast In Seth Rogen’s Preacher

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Dominic Cooper has landed the lead role in AMC's TV adaptation of cult comic book Preacher. Produced by Seth Rogen and his creative partner Evan Goldberg, the show will centre on character Jesse Custer (Cooper), a Texas preacher who merges with a heavenly creature … [Read more...]

Update: Patty Jenkins Steps In After Director Michelle MacLaren Leaves Wonder Woman

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Update: Per THR, director Patty Jenkins, once attached to Marvel's Thor: The Dark World (2013), has stepped in to helm Wonder Woman. We'll have more soon. The original story is below. By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Director Michelle MacLaren has officially left Wonder Woman, following creative … [Read more...]

LEGO Movie Directors Scripting The Flash Movie

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The big screen version of popular DC Comic's hero The Flash is moving ahead at light speed over at Warner Bros. Deadline has reported that The LEGO Movie directing duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller (21 Jump Street) have been tasked with developing the … [Read more...]

Ryan Gosling Set To Join Guillermo del Toro’s The Haunted Mansion

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Ryan Gosling is in talks to star in Guillermo del Toro's screen version of Disney attraction The Haunted Mansion. The Pan's Labyrinth director moderated a panel at SWSX in March which discussed Gosling's directorial debut Lost River. Now reports suggest the Drive … [Read more...]

Dailymotion Launches Its First Scripted Original Series, Portal


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Dailymotion, a popular video-sharing website, has launched its first scripted original series, science fiction thriller Portal. Produced and directed by Mark Ashmore, the show evolves around virtual legal highs, where people get kicks from escaping reality – a … [Read more...]

The New Ant-Man Trailer


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The world's smallest superhero, Ant-Man, just got a really big trailer, courtesy of the geniuses at Marvel Studios. Take a look: Ant-Man stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang who is hand-picked by Michael Douglas, aka Hank Pym to become the miniature hero. And the trailer … [Read more...]

Kevin Feige Talks Ant-Man’s Key Place Within Marvel’s Cinematic Universe


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) With the first official trailer for Marvel's Ant-Man about to drop on Monday (see the teaser below), Kevin Feige spoke about the film's place within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Directed by Peyton Reed, the film stars Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas, who will play … [Read more...]

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