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.

WGA Strike Latest: Entertainment Industry Facing Possible Shutdown

WGA Strike, 2007 (Image: Jengod)

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Film and TV writers are deep in negotiations with industry leaders to try and stop a strike which would bring the world of entertainment to a grinding halt. Members of the Writers Guild of America (WGA) have voted 96.3% in favour of striking if the bargaining process … [Read more...]

Thanos Actor Josh Brolin Will Play Cable In Deapool 2

Josh Brolin as Cable, art by BossLogic (via Comic Book)

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Josh Brolin has landed the coveted role of Cable in the upcoming Deadpool 2, starring alongside Ryan Reynolds. The Oscar nominated actor beat off competition from Michael Shannon (Boardwalk Empire) and David Harbour (Stranger Things) to play the cult Marvel Comics … [Read more...]

Robert Rodriguez To Direct Escape From New York Remake

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Fox has turned to the tried-and-trusted talents of the 'one man film crew' Robert Rodriguez to direct the remake of John Carpenter's cult classic Escape From New York. Development of the project stretches back 10 years, but has gained serious traction after 20th … [Read more...]

First Trailer: Stephen King’s It

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The first full trailer for the big screen adaptation of Stephen King's It has arrived and looks set to terrify a whole new generation of movie goers. Horror icon King's 1986 novel was previously adapted into a two-part mini-series in 1990, which became a cult … [Read more...]

Mark Duplass: How To Become A Director In Five Tweets

Mark Duplass

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) All over the world, aspiring filmmakers are dreaming of one day forging a career in Hollywood. And, while there is no guaranteed handbook for success, established directors are often more than willing to offer advice on how to make a career in the industry. One … [Read more...]

The Worst Sequels Ever – Part 2

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Here is the second part of our Worst Sequels series, which details some of the most infamous crimes ever committed against the art of cinema. Click here for part 1! Below are two movies which were actually follow-ups to a pair of all time classics – but ended up … [Read more...]

The Worst Sequels Ever – Part 1

Jaws: The Revenge

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The news that Harrison Ford will reprise his role as Deckard in a sequel to Blade Runner has proved once and for all that nothing is sacred in Hollywood. Ridley Scott has been developing the follow-up to his science fiction classic for some time now, following his … [Read more...]

Sony Takes A Staggering $1 Billion Writedown On Movie Business

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Sony has announced it will take a writedown of nearly $1 billion on its movie business, two weeks after losing its chief executive officer. The Japanese company has blamed the move on the decline of the DVD and Blu-ray market, and the every-changing landscape of … [Read more...]

Robert Carlyle: There Have Been Talks About Trainspotting 3

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Robert Carlyle has revealed there could be a third Trainspotting film following the critical buzz around T2. With Danny Boyle's sequel set to hit UK cinemas this weekend, actor Carlyle, who plays character Frank Begbie, said there have been 'talks' about adapting … [Read more...]

Logan: Hugh Jackman and James Mangold Share New Pictures

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Wolverine actor Hugh Jackman and director James Mangold have been sharing new pictures from the much anticipated Logan. The third and final Wolverine standalone movie starring Jackman in the title role centers on the former X-Men member in the near future – at a … [Read more...]

If Tom Hardy Were Cast As James Bond, He Wants Christopher Nolan Directing

Tom Hardy in This Means War

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Tom Hardy would like Christopher Nolan to direct the next James Bond movie, if he were to land the coveted role. The Mad Max: Fury Road actor has previously hinted that he would be keen to play Ian Fleming's superspy character, which may or may not be vacated by … [Read more...]

X-Men: Supernova May See Mutants Going To Outer Space

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The direct sequel to X-Men: Apocalypse will reportedly be titled X-Men: Supernova, and could see the mutants battling in outer space. That title has been circulating since December, but was thought to be the name of a spinoff picture centering around teenage … [Read more...]

Tom Holland Confirms Spider-Man Will Appear In Avengers: Infinity War

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Actor Tom Holland has revealed that Spider-Man will indeed appear in Avengers: Infinity War, which hits screens in 2018. The British actor made his screen debut as the iconic web-slinger in the hugely successful Captain America: Civil War. Now with his first … [Read more...]

The Shape of Water: Actor Believes New ‘Fish Man’ Movie Oscar Worthy

Guillermo del Toro directing Doug Jones as Abe Sapien, Hellboy II (Universal)

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Guillermo del Toro has ditched monster movie sequel Pacific Rim: Uprising in favor of the Pan's Labyrinth-style awards contender, The Shape of Water. Character actor Doug Jones, who is a regular fixture in the acclaimed filmmaker's screen projects, has dished the … [Read more...]

Terrence Malick’s Song to Song To Open SXSW Film Festival

Song to Song (Terrence Malick)

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) After forty years of making spell-binding cinema, American auteur Terrence Malick is premiering his next feature Song to Song in his hometown of Austin, Texas. And it's a happy coincidence that the city is also home to SXSW – one of the world's biggest media … [Read more...]

World War Z 2 Still Without Director Despite Talks With David Fincher

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) After losing its director early last year, World War Z 2 is still hanging in limbo despite originally having a June 2017 release date. Last August, it was reported that Brad Pitt, who is producing the sequel under his Plan B Entertainment banner, had approached … [Read more...]