Matt Lanter

The Must List: Doctor Strange, The Crown, Charli XCX, more

Doctor Strange 

Fans waited over 50 years to see a major Doctor Strange film hit the big screen, and Marvel Studios has delivered in a huge way. Benedict Cumberbatch fronts an all-star ensemble (Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor) as the titular comic book character, a neurosurgeon who, after losing the ability to use his hands following a car accident, is drawn into a world of mystical arts as he attempts to heal both emotionally and physically.

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Timeless: See a script page from the James Bond-inspired episode

The Timeless crew is about to meet Fleming, Ian Fleming.

Showrunners Eric Kripke and Shawn Ryan were looking for a suitable historical figure to be the special guest star in their Nazi Germany episode, “Party at Castle Varlar,” when the action drama’s in-house historian, David Hoffman, proposed the James Bond author. Turns out, the spy novelist was operating behind enemy lines as an intelligence officer at the time, years before his literary career took off. “We were like, ‘You gotta be kidding! That’s the most amazing thing ever!’” Ryan recalls.

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Timeless: What did you think?

A history professor, a soldier, and a scientist walk into a time machine… 

NBC’s latest show, Timeless, sees its core team of characters visit different points in American history as they attempt to stop Flynn, a time-traveling fugitive (played by Goran Visnjic) from rewriting it. Unfortunately for the intrepid trio, not only are they stuck trying to leave events unchanged (even from themselves), but they are also tasked with trying to figure out Flynn’s motives for meddling with history. 

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Timeless stars deal with time travel physics

Move over Doctor Who, a new time-travel series is headed to the airwaves, and this one is Timeless.

The stars of the upcoming series —​ Goran Visnjic, Matt Lanter, and Malcolm Barrett — stopped by EW’s studio at San Diego Comic-Con Saturday to tease the time-traveling drama, explain the physics of the show, and talk the great wardrobe.

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