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.

Is This The Title Of Star Wars: Episode VIII?

Star Wars: Fall of the Resistance

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Star Wars: Episode VIII may be 19 months away, but that hasn't stopped the internet going into meltdown over an apparently leaked official title. A video posted on Reddit (via Games Radar) shows a small screen with graphics which says Star Wars: Fall of the … [Read more...]

Elton John Cast In Kingsman: The Golden Circle

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Pop star Elton John has joined the cast of blockbuster sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle. There is still no word on what role the Rocket Man singer will play in Matthew Vaughn's follow-up to his 2014 smash hit Kingsman: The Secret Service. John tweeted out a … [Read more...]

Trainspotting 2 Will Be Called ‘T2,’ Arrives January 2017

Trainspotting

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The sequel to 90s cult classic Trainspotting finally has an official title – T2. Production house Film4 tweeted a teaser for the movie, which was entirely made up of clips from the 1996 original – however it did reveal the new name and release date, which is … [Read more...]

Leaked Rogue One: A Star Wars Film Guide Teases Darth Vader

Darth Vader

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) While it has yet to be officially confirmed that Darth Vader will appear in the upcoming prequel Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – we've just had the biggest hint yet. A 164 page visual guide to Gareth Edwards' (Godzilla) standalone film has been leaked online by … [Read more...]

First Teaser From Trainspotting 2 Production

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Principal photography on the long awaited Trainspotting 2 has started, and the studio has released a teaser. Video footage of Ewen Bremner's beloved Spud has been posted on Twitter by an eagle eyed/lucky Scottish film fan. The clip is very short and shows Spud … [Read more...]

The Simpsons Live Segment Via Mo-Cap & Adobe Character Animator

The Simpsons - Homer Live

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Sunday's episode of The Simpsons will include a 'live' segment at the end. The conclusion of the show titled "Simprovised" will feature Homer answering audience questions in real-time. This groundbreaking idea will be made possible by state of the art motion … [Read more...]

Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan To Co-Star In Marvel’s Black Panther

Lupita Nyong'o (Image: Gordon Correll)

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o is negotiating to join the cast of upcoming Marvel blockbuster, Black Panther. Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station, Fantastic Four) is also in talks to join the cast. The Force Awakens actress, who won an Academy Award for her role in 12 … [Read more...]

Tim Burton: Beetlejuice 2 Will Only Happen In Right Circumstances

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Tim Burton says he is interested in directing Beetlejuice 2, but only if the circumstances are right. The filmmaker, who is currently promoting Alice Through the Looking Glass which he produced, seemed to pour cold water on the talk of the sequel to his 1988 comedy … [Read more...]

Gael García Bernal Cast Zorro In Futuristic Reboot

Gael Garcia Bernal in Rosewater

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Gael García Bernal has been officially cast as swashbuckling hero Zorro in futuristic reboot Z. Deadline reports that the Rosewater actor will re-team with director Jonás Cuarón, whom he worked with on indie flick Desierto – which will be released later this … [Read more...]

Ben Affleck Will Act As Executive Producer On Justice League

Image: Warner Bros. via Empire

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Warner Bros. has promoted Ben Affleck to the role of executive producer on the upcoming Justice League movie. Alongside his role as Batman, the actor will assist director Zack Snyder (Batman V Superman, 300), and Argo writer Chris Terrio, after the divisive response … [Read more...]

Irredeemable: Fox Hires Adam McKay To Direct Dark Superhero Movie

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Adam McKay has joined forces with 20th Century Fox to direct little known comic book adaptation Irredeemable. McKay, who made his name directing broad comedies such as Anchorman, won critical acclaim for his Oscar winning drama The Big Short, which detailed the build … [Read more...]

Alden Ehrenreich Lands Young Han Solo Role

Alden Ehrenreich

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Actor Alden Ehrenreich has been cast as the new Han Solo – ending months of speculation. Numerous reports, including Deadline, have confirmed the news that Disney owned Lucasfilm has signed the Hail, Caesar! star to appear in the 2018 standalone movie. The … [Read more...]

Summer Movies: May 2016 Preview

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The summer movie season has officially started. In fact, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice jumped the gun a bit with Warner Bros. opting for a March release (originally to open May 6 against Civil War). And while director Zack Snyder enjoyed a huge opening weekend, the … [Read more...]

Terrence Malick’s IMAX Doc Voyage of Time Gets Fall Release

Terrence Malick and Christian Bale (image: Haeden-mind)

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Terrence Malick's IMAX documentary Voyage of Time is hitting the jumbo sized screens this fall. The Badlands director, whose latest film Knight of Cups is released in the UK this week following mixed reviews in the U.S., has been working on the picture for the past … [Read more...]

Prequel The First Omen In Development At Fox

The Omen

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Fox is producing a prequel to The Omen in a bid to resurrect a horror icon and former box office heavyweight. Titled The First Omen, filmmaker Antonio Campos (Christine) is in advanced talks to direct the picture which will be set before the birth of the … [Read more...]

Tomb Raider Reboot: Alicia Vikander Is The New Lara Croft

Alicia Vikander in Ex Machina

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Academy award winner Alicia Vikander has landed the lead role of Lara Croft in blockbuster reboot Tomb Raider. The Swedish star will play video game icon Lara Croft taking over the role from fellow A-lister Angelina Jolie. The two previous screen adaptations of … [Read more...]