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.

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...]

Director Leaves The Flash Movie Over “Creative Differences”

The Flash comic

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Director Seth Grahame-Smith has left Warner Bros.' The Flash project due to "creative differences." The blockbuster, which is part of the studio's huge DC Comics Cinematic Universe, is set for release in March 2018. According to THR, Grahame-Smith has left over a … [Read more...]

Robert Downey Jr. Interested In Doing Iron Man 4


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) It's been on again, off again, and now Robert Downey Jr. has revealed that he is open to starring in Iron Man 4, if it were to happen. While appearing on Nightline, promoting Captain America: Civil War, the actor said: "I feel like I could do one more,” RDJ's … [Read more...]

Sherlock Holmes 3 Gets New Writer, Robert Downey Jr. Interested In Returning

Sherlock Holmes Robert Downey Jr. Jude Law

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The mystery surrounding Warner Bros. dormant Sherlock Holmes 3 is about to solved by new writer James Coyne. According to Deadline, Coyne worked with producer Lionel Wigram on a shelved adaptation of Treasure Island and is now taking over script duties from Drew … [Read more...]

Blade Runner 2: Sylvia Hoeks Lands Leading Role

Sylvia Hoeks

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Dutch actress Sylvia Hoeks is the latest star to join the eclectic cast of Blade Runner 2. The 32-year-old will play an unspecified leading role alongside Ryan Gosling (Drive), Robin Wright (House of Cards) and Harrison Ford (Star Wars) - who is reprising his role … [Read more...]

Leaked Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Images Show Nathan Fillion Cameo


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Actor Nathan Fillion will have a cameo in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. This is potential spoiler territory, so look away if you don't want it ruined for you. Still here? Fillion will be playing Simon Williams, aka, Wonder Man. Guardians of the … [Read more...]

Trailer: Independence Day: Resurgence


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The latest trailer for Independence Day: Resurgence has dropped and resembles something dreamt up by the deformed love child of Michael Bay and Zack Snyder. Take a look at the new Independence Day: Resurgence … [Read more...]

First Trailer: The Founder Starring Michael Keaton

The Founder

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The Weinstein Company has served up the first trailer for The Founder, which tells the story of how fast food chain McDonald's became a worldwide phenomenon. Directed by John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side), the movie stars Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc, the ruthlessly … [Read more...]

Robert Downey Jr. Joins Spider-Man: Homecoming In Lucrative Deal


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Robert Downey Jr. will appear as Iron Man in the upcoming Spider-Man Homecoming. According to THR, the actor has signed a huge deal which will see him star in the first Spidey standalone picture to be produced by Marvel Studios in partnership with Sony … [Read more...]

Full Trailer: Jason Bourne Directed By Greengrass


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The trailer for action sequel Jason Bourne has landed, and promises to gives fans exactly what they've been missing. This is the fifth installment in the long running franchise, and reunites star Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass after the disappointing spinoff … [Read more...]

Trailer: The Magnificent Seven With Denzel Washington & Chris Pratt


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The trailer for the remake of one of the most famous remake ever, The Magnificent Seven, has arrived. Directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) and boasting a stellar cast including Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke and Chris Pratt, the preview does have a hint of … [Read more...]

Director Juan Antonio Bayona Joins Jurassic World 2

jurassic world 2

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Universal has landed their number one target to direct sequel Jurassic World 2 - Juan Antonio Bayona. The Spanish filmmaker recently backed out of helming another blockbuster follow-up, World War Z 2, and is now free to take over the dino-chaos from Colin … [Read more...]

Trailer: Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The trailer for Nicolas Winding Refn's dark and mysterious horror The Neon Demon has arrived and poses more questions and answers. The film stars Elle Fanning as a young girl who moves to Los Angeles eager to pursue a career as a model. Here's The Neon Demon … [Read more...]

Michael Fassbender Unleashes Assassin’s Creed Preview At CinemaCon


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Fans at CinemaCon were treated to exclusive footage of video game adaptation Assassin's Creed. Actor Michael Fassbender was unable to attend the event however he introduced the clip via a pre-recorded message and vowed to “unleash” the picture in … [Read more...]