We've been hearing rumors regarding a possible role for Katee Sackhoff at Marvel Studios for months and months now. Ever since it became clear that the company is getting serious about a female superhero movie, fans of the Battlestar Galactica actress have been vocal about the idea of her getting a part (the most popular suggestion being a movie about Captain Marvel a.k.a. Ms. Marvel).
Above is a neat-o little video regarding the history of the onscreen Marvel universe, and the various nods and Easter Eggs regarding each film thus far - from the studio's first (Iron Man) to its tenth, this weekend's Guardians Of The Galaxy. Well, technically its eighth, since it stops before Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which doesn't hit Blu-ray/ DVD until September 9th.
Admittedly, it is a surprise that more titles weren't announced – specifically the July 2016 date, which would have to be for a film soon to enter the pre-production phase – though believing Marvel would give up their whole plan is foolish.
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige held serve over the Hall H panel, introducing press time with such massive celebs as Michael Douglas, Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly and Corey Stoll for the Ant-Man portion of the panel.
In the world of comic book movies, there is perhaps no bigger event in the world than San Diego Comic-Con. Every year, the major studios arrive in the coastal Southern California city to present previews of their biggest genre and fan-driven projects – and perhaps the most anticipated ones are the big blockbuster superhero films coming out over the next few years.
Which movie character will Marvel slot into this ideal weekend? And does it matter? Can Marvel drop virtually anything into a slot and dominate?
One of the key elements in running a film studio is release date management. If you have a slate of films, you want to capitalize on the momentum of a hit, but you don't want to flood the market with nothing but sequels. And when it comes to Marvel, who exclusively makes superhero films, you don't want to alienate people who want to avoid seeing the same product over and over again.
Marvel Studios is well known for planning way into the future. While their next movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, isn't out until August 1st, the company already has The Avengers: Age of Ultron set for next May, Ant-Man coming out next July, Captain America 3 debuting in May 2016, and two mystery projects scheduled for July 2016 and May 2017. That's a lot of films to have in development at one time, but in reality that's only the tip of the iceberg.
While the first 25 episodes of Hero Blend focused solely largely on superhero adaptations both at the movies and on television, this week we’re going back to the source. Marvel has made two huge announcements about a couple of their biggest characters, and it has sent a shockwave through the entire comic book-appreciating world.
In the past we’ve heard producers from Marvel Studios talk about making more female-driven stories (with Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel considered to be a prime candidate for a solo film). It's hard to say how the future will play out or even when - but for now Marvel appears to be on the heels of making a big announcement for their female characters - either in live-action or in the comics.
The Cinema Blend offices have been buzzing these past few days as we all get ready for one of the biggest events of the year in our industry: San Diego Comic-Con. The massive geek-fest will be kicking off on July 23rd, and just like every year we will once again have a team on the ground (including myself) covering the expo.
As successful as Marvel Studios has become building their own huge big screen franchise with heroes like Iron Man, Captain America and Thor, the future of the Hulk remains a big question mark. Released in 2008, The Incredible Hulk has, to date, been the biggest box office disappointment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and as a result is the only movie thus far that doesn’t have either an existing sequel or in active production.
Thanks to some unbridled critical and box office success, practically everyone in the world knows the big stars of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Iron Man, Thor, Hulk and Captain America (and the actors who play them) are all not only true blue household names, and the same can be said for their females leads and villains. But what about the supporting players of the big screen comic book world?
When it comes to the goings-on at Marvel Studios, nobody knows more than President Kevin Feige. One of the original architects of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he’s the one pulling the strings of just about every move the company makes. His authority makes it so that when he speaks, geeks listen – and this week he spoke A LOT.
The comic book movie world was shocked late last week when it was revealed that director Edgar Wright and Marvel Studios would no longer be working together on the 2015 superhero blockbuster Ant-Man. In the days since, we've read many reports and heard plenty of speculation as to exactly what happened between the filmmaker and the studio, but in the mind's of many fans the big question isn't about what has happened, but instead what will happen.