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.

Logan: Hugh Jackman and James Mangold Share New Pictures


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


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

Spider-Man Tom Holland

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

World War Z

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...]

Ridley Scott: Modern Cinema “Pretty Bad,” Takes Aim At Superhero Movies


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Legendary filmmaker Sir Ridley Scott has branded modern cinema “pretty bad” and revealed why he has never directed a superhero movie. While promoting his next project, Alien: Covenant, the 79-year-old insisted he wants to "keep making smart films” as he goes … [Read more...]

Ben Affleck Claims The Batman Has ‘No Script,’ And Won’t Direct Unless It’s ‘Great’


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Ben Affleck has revealed The Batman still has “no script” and that he won't direct the picture if the screenplay isn't “really great.” The Oscar winning director is scheduled to helm the first standalone Dark Knight movie since Christopher Nolan's seminal … [Read more...]

Director: Jurassic World 2 Bigger, Will Take Franchise In New Direction

jurassic world 2

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Director J.A. Bayona insists Jurassic World 2 will take the monster franchise in a new direction and leave fans wanting more. The last installment, which was helmed by Colin Trevorrow, brought the series back from extinction, grossing over $1.67 billion at the … [Read more...]

The Irishman: Scorsese Will Use Visual Effects To ‘De-Age’ Robert De Niro


By MARK HODGE (DoddleNEWS) Robert De Niro will be given a Rogue One-style CGI makeover to make him look 40 years younger in Martin Scorsese's The Irishman. The technology was used in the latest Star Wars film to bring acting legend Peter Cushing back to life – despite the British star dying … [Read more...]

Scorsese Moving To DiCaprio Serial Killer Drama ‘The Devil in the White City’

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Martin Scorsese has confirmed he will resume development on serial killer drama The Devil in the White City in January. The legendary director had to break off from the project while he worked on current release Silence, which is tipped to win big at the upcoming … [Read more...]

Rogue One Box Office: Second Biggest Domestic December Opening


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) As expected, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story enjoyed a massive opening weekend around the world – raking in $290.5 million in global box office receipts. Disney's first standalone Star Wars film since buying Lucasfilm also earned an enormous $155 million in North … [Read more...]

Production Company Which Sued Scorsese Over ‘Silence’ Threatens More Legal Action


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The production company which took Martin Scorsese to court over his latest film Silence – is now threatening more legal action against Hollywood power brokers. In a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing on Wednesday, the troubled Cecchi Gori Pictures declared it would bring … [Read more...]

Trailer: Gold, Starring Matthew McConaughey


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Matthew McConaughey helped prove his acting chops when he dropped some serious weight for his Oscar winning turn as an AIDs sufferer in The Dallas Buyers Club. Now, the True Detective star has piled on the pounds in his latest picture Gold directed by Stephen … [Read more...]

First Full Trailer: Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Christopher Nolan's latest blockbuster Dunkirk looks set to take audiences through the nerve-shredding horrors of war. After mind-bending thrill-rides such as Inception and Interstellar, The Dark Knight director brings the action back down to earth with a harrowing … [Read more...]