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Why Marvel May Start Killing Off Major Heroes In Phase Three
Marvel Studios have, in some ways, changed the industry with their practice of signing actors to massive multi-picture deals. But they’ve also been burning through those options like crazy: the core group of Avengers signed six film deals, with Chris Evans’ appearance in the just-announced Captain America 3 to be his fifth.
Star Wars: Episode VII, Marvel Sequels Confirmed For IMAX Release
With a December 2015 release date, it’s full power on Lucasfilms’ first Disney-distributed effort. You’ll get to see the relatives and descendants of Luke, Han, Leia and (hopefully) Chewbacca in the IMAX format next holiday season, a real treat for those who appreciate JJ Abrams’ widescreen vistas.
Marvel Might Start Giving Us More Superhero Movies
In the comics, there was always a wave of characters to stand in for popular mainstays. U.S. Agent and Nomad filled the Captain America position, War Machine stepped in for Iron Man, Beta Ray Bill served as Thor, and there’s an entire family of Hulks. But those were always placeholders, ones that allowed fans the sliver of hope that their heroes would always return, and they always did. Will the movies simply recast and move ahead with Captain America and Iron Man films in perpetuity?
Kevin Feige Puts The Kibosh On Female-Led Superhero Movies For Now
The Avengers counts one female among the core group, as does Guardians Of The Galaxy. And the lineup is basically sequel-reliant: six of the thirteen films are sequels, a full seven if you count The Incredible Hulk. That doesn’t leave a whole lot of space for risk-taking.
Captain America 3 To Square Off With Batman Vs. Superman In May 2016
It's no secret that Marvel Studios is very happy with how the upcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier turned out. We are still a couple weeks away from the film hitting theaters nationwide, but already directors Joe and Anthony Russo have signed on to direct the next sequel in the Captain America solo franchise and scribes Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely are coming back to write the script.
The Avengers: Age Of Ultron Won't Have Quicksilver And Scarlet Witch As Inhumans
Yesterday it seemed as though there was a chance that we had solved one of the most interesting riddles surrounding The Avengers: Age of Ultron, but it turns out that what we "learned" was just more misinformed rumor.
The Avengers Initially Earned An R Rating From The MPAA?
Can you imagine what kind of box office success a film like Joss Whedon’s The Avengers would have had if it wasn’t PG-13, or how much different the marketing campaign might have gone? You might be surprised to find out that the MPAA actually did brand the superhero flick with an R for a short amount of time. And no, it wasn’t because Tony Stark told his version of the Aristocrats joke during the post-credits shawarma scene, but that would have been amazing.
Get To Know Captain America's Black Widow With This Fascinating Featurette
Mixing it up from the first film by throwing the Widow in the mix makes this essentially a two-hander, with Cap’s idealism bouncing off the Widow’s more contemporary cynicism and opportunism. Cap comes from a world where the most valuable asset was another man. Today, the prime asset is information.
Avengers: Age Of Ultron Preview To Air During Marvel's 'Assembling A Universe'
This is synergy, at its peak. Marvel and ABC fall under the much larger Disney umbrella, and if the parent company wants to use its television arm to help promote the film side of the company, it strikes us as a win-win.
Disney Launches Digital Streaming Service With Exclusive Thor And Frozen Content
The title essentially says it all. Disney Movie Anywhere is a new, cloud-based digital movie service launched by The Walt Disney Studios that will allow subscribers to access Disney, Pixar and Marvel movies on the go using their favorite iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
10 Great Actors Marvel Needs To Screen Test For Doctor Strange
We decided to round up a list of people that Marvel might be considering for the role, with the note that the project is probably still in the writing stages and subject to change. That being said, it’s probably a massive pool that Marvel is choosing from. No doubt they have a list that is miles long, and once they scratch off those ten, there’ll be another fifty more names to consider.
Marvel Studios Looking At Four Filmmakers To Helm Doctor Strange
It has been more than a full year since Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige promised comic book fans that Doctor Strange would be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Phase Three, but only now is the studio starting to make some major headway on the project.
Marvel And Stan Lee Media Continue To Battle In Court Over Spider-Man
Turn Off The Dark enters the picture with Broadway: Now And Forever, a Pennsylvania-area revue of popular Broadway shows that Marvel attacked for not having the rights to their beloved Spidey musical. It seems like after this suit was raised, SLMI swept in and illegally struck a licensing deal with the show to use Turn Off The Dark material it legally did not own.
5 Amazing Things You Possibly Missed In The Guardians Of The Galaxy Trailer
While the trailer probably looks familiar to those of you who attended San Diego Comic-Con last year, as the preview is about 90% the same as the footage that was shown there, there is still a lot to take in. This trailer introduces audiences to a whole new gang of characters most know nothing about, but perhaps the coolest things about it are the smaller details that are packed within.
So, Which Movie Studio Owns Your Favorite Superhero?
The folks at The Geek Twins, however, have designed this helpful info-graphic to streamline this material completely, explaining where all characters reside.