News Nuggets: Marvel unveils ambitious new slate of superhero films through 2020

Marvel Studios unveils its third phase of their ambitious superhero slate of films for 2016 and beyond. “Doctor Strange” will star Emmy winner Benedict Cumberbatch (“Sherlock: His Last Vow“). The lead of “Black Panther” will be Chadwick Boseman (“Get On Up“). Others will include a female “Captain Marvel” and “The Inhumans.” Sequels to “Captain America” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” will also be part of the plan. The final “Avengers” film with Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, and Mark Ruffalo will actually be broken into two parts for 2018 and 2019. Variety

Liz Raftery offers up 10 things to be learned about Amy Poehler in her new memoir “Yes Please.” She devotes a good bit of ink telling readers she “had no business” writing a book in the first place with her grueling schedule for “Parks and Recreation.” She does not give up any “salacious” details about her divorce from Will Arnett. Poehler does discuss her years on “Saturday Night Live” and a long-running accidental feud with Oscar winner Chris Cooper. TV Guide

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In a new interview with Tim Goodman, actor Bob Odenkirk says his “Breaking Bad” spin-off series will be 85 percent drama and 15 percent comedy. He reprises his character of sleazy attorney Saul Goodman in “Better Call Saul.” Even though they started filming last summer, he admits, “I haven’t seen a frame of it.” The new program will be set in 2002 as a prequel and will debut on AMC in February. Hollywood Reporter

Taylor Swift is already on her way to selling over one million copies of her new album “1989” in her first week. That would make her the first artist to have three million-selling weeks for their career. It would be the 19th overall album to sell that amount in a week. Swift is far overperforming from initial forecasts from weeks ago. Billboard

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Gritty FX drama series “Sons of Anarchy” is currently wrapping production on its final episode with some behind-the-scenes drama. Creator Kurt Sutter was directing the final episode on Monday when he was rushed to the hospital for an appendectomy. Executive producer Paris Barclay stepped in to helm part of the episode until Sutter could return. Barclay is an Emmy winner for “NYPD Blue” and the current Director’s Guild president. Deadline

Comedy Central will feature live midterm elections coverage with its two biggest stars. Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart will host the live coverage on two separate late night specials on Tuesday, November 4. Stewart’s guest will be Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee. Colbert’s guest is Andrew Sullivan of The Daily Dish. The Wrap

Jada Yuan interviews actress and producer Lisa Kudrow in advance of her comeback on the HBO comedy series “The Comeback.” The network never officially cancelled the show back in 2005 but also never offered them a second season. That season will begin on November 9 with Kudrow returning as struggling sitcom actress Valerie Cherish. Vulture

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