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 An Obi Wan Kenobi Spin-off Movie In Development?

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) With Star Wars: Episode VII currently in production, speculation surrounding the proposed standalone films is hotting up faster than Princess Leia in a gold bikini. The latest name to be linked with the spin-off treatment is Obi Wan Kenobi, who was played by Alec … [Read more...]

Rare Test Footage For 1983 Version Of Who Framed Roger Rabbit

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Footage has emerged showing Disney's early attempt at producing Who Framed Roger Rabbit, with Paul Reubens voicing the titular character. The video is actually a 1983 episode of Disney Studio Showcase and features animator Mike Giamo and producer Marc Sturdivant. … [Read more...]

Set Photo – Mission: Impossible 5


By Mark Hodge (DoddleNEWS) Tom Cruise is getting ready for Mission: Impossible 5, and has assembled a crack team to help him conquer the worldwide box office. Director Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher) tweeted a picture from the set (see left), which features the Top Gun star alongside … [Read more...]

Andrew Garfield Slams Sony Over The Amazing Spider-Man 2

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Andrew Garfield has admitted that parts of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 “didn't work,” and lays the blame firmly at the door of studio Sony. The Marc Webb directed sequel, which was the fifth Spidey adaptation in 12 years, received mixed reviews and was considered a … [Read more...]

Orlando Bloom Set For Surprise Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 Return

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Orlando Bloom is in talks over a return to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, and reunite with its star Johnny Depp. The British actor revealed, while at Oz Comic-Con in Brisbane, that he is considering returning for the fifth film, titled Dead Men Tell No … [Read more...]

Top Gun 2 Lands New Screenwriter

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Following the tragic death of director Tony Scott, Top Gun 2 is finally ready to launch and has landed a new screenwriter. Justin Marks, who penned Jon Favreau's upcoming The Jungle Book, previously worked with producer Jerry Bruckheimer on shelved Disney project … [Read more...]

Paramount Announces Two New Terminator Sequels


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The Terminator franchise is officially back with a vengeance, with Paramount announcing the dates of two new sequels. Yet, despite the fact that the reboot, titled Terminator Genisys (aka Terminator: Genesis, aka Terminator 5), won't be released until next year, … [Read more...]

Warner Bros. Will Layoff Staff Throughout Company

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Warner Bros. has confirmed that it will “eliminate” employees at every level of the company – following a poor summer box office. Chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara sent a memo last Thursday informing staff that, despite the studio being in a “position of … [Read more...]

Tarantino‘s The Hateful Eight Will Start Shooting In January

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Quentin Tarantino‘s on-off western The Hateful Eight will officially start shooting in January, ahead of a Fall 2015 release. The news comes directly from The Weinstein Company who also confirmed that the movie will be shot on 70mm, indicating once again that the … [Read more...]

Stan Lee Confirms Black Panther Movie IS in Development

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The godfather of Marvel Comics Stan Lee has revealed that a Black Panther standalone movie WILL happen soon. This confirms recent rumors that the character, who was one of the world's first black superhero, is about to hit the big screen. And iconic writer Lee has … [Read more...]

Martin Scorsese Planning Ramones Film

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Hey Ho, Let's Go! A Ramones film is finally hitting the big screen - with Martin Scorsese taking on directing duties. According to Billboard, the Goodfellas filmmaker is aiming for a 2016 release which means he plans to shoot the movie next year. There is no other … [Read more...]

John Stamos Pushing For Full House Revival

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Warner Bros. could be betting big with a revival of sitcom Full House, which may star some of the original cast. Variety reports that actor John Stamos is pushing for the project which will follow other nostalgic reboots such as Disney's Boy Meets World spin-off, … [Read more...]

Gremlins 3 Will Be Part Sequel, Part Reboot

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(By Mark Hodge doddleNEWS) The new Gremlins movie will be a “sequel-style reboot” – and will be set 30-years after the original Steven Spielberg-produced, Joe Dante-directed classic. According to /Film, the project will not be a remake and will be developed by filmmaker Chris Columbus, … [Read more...]

Blade Runner 2 Will Shoot Before Prometheus Sequel

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Ridley Scott has confirmed that he is ready to shoot Blade Runner 2, at the expense of Prometheus 2. The legendary director's next two projects are biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings (which will be released December 2014) and The Martian, starring Matt Damon … [Read more...]

Iconic ‘Jaws’-Style Henchman Wanted for Bond 24

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) James Bond producers are reportedly on the lookout for an iconic henchman – in the vein of classic baddies Oddjob and Jaws. Director Sam Mendes is currently developing the sequel following the critical and commercial success of Skyfall – which grossed over $1 … [Read more...]

Matthew McConaughey In Talks For Stephen King’s The Stand

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Matthew McConaughey is the number one choice to lead The Stand – although the studio and the director have different ideas on how to use the Oscar winner. According to Deadline, Warner Bros. want the True Detective actor to play antagonist Randall Flagg in the … [Read more...]

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