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Sacha Baron Cohen is… Mandrake the Magician!

June 8th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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Well, this came out of nowhere…

It seems that Borat star Sacha Baron Cohen is set to play one of the oldest comicbook heroes around, Mandrake the Magician under Get Hard director Etan Cohen.

“The story centers around the adventures of Mandrake, the illusionist and escape artist with the power to hypnotize his foes. With his companion Lothar, he travels the globe solving mysteries and fighting evildoers – including his twin brother who uses his powers for evil instead than good. Sources say that the plan is to update the character for the 21st century, with Mandrake being recruited by the United States government for a secret mission.”

Mandrake, described as America’s first superhero, has been a character in the Defenders of the Earth cartoon series, but hasn’t been in a movie since 1954’s TV movie.

There’s no word on the expected tone of the movie but we anticipate it having a very humorous slant.

Are you excited for a Mandrake movie? Let us know, guys…

Source: The Tracking Board

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….