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Easter Eggs, Surprise Cameos And A Punisher Hint: Our Interview With Marvel Studios' Drew Pearce
Both written and directed by Drew Pearce, who co-wrote Iron Man 3 with Shane Back, the new short film catches up with Trevor Slattery (Sir Ben Kingsley), the drug addicted British actor who pretended to be the terrorist leader known as The Mandarin.
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.
Ben Kingsley Is A Hit With Prisoners In New Clip From Marvel's All Hail The King
He's back! After being the big plot twist in Iron Man 3, the Marvel menace known as Trevor Slattery is returning in the Marvel One Shot All Hail The King. He was subdued by Tony Stark, and sent to prison as part of a major conspiracy of terrorism, but what's prison like when you're not the world's most feared criminal, but rather a fraud whose been called out? Not too bad it seems!
How Do These Thor And Captain America Sequels Fit Into Marvel's Phase Three?
On Wednesday, it was revealed that Marvel is super-psyched about Captain America: The Winter Soldier, enough to welcome back directors Joe and Anthony Russo for a third film in the series. And yesterday, Marvel went ahead and hired writers for a third Thor.
10 Directors Who Should Helm Marvel's Doctor Strange
Marvel's likely moving ahead with this mystical franchise sooner rather than later. We decided to put together a list of people perfect for the job of directing Doctor Strange. Let us know if you agree.
The Year In Movies: A Gif Look-Back At 2013
I'll be recapping the highs and lows of the movie business experienced over the past 12 months. 2013 has been a pretty fascinating time for film, full of reversals of fortune, dizzying successes and even some truly polarizing pictures. So let's look back and GIF out!
Thor: The Dark World Has Made More Than $500 Million Internationally
Since hitting US theaters on November 8h, the action movie has pulled in a strong $152 million, but the bulk of the receipts come from overseas where the movie has made over $352 million in ticket sales. It's a big payoff for Marvel, which gave the production a $170 million budget - $20 million more than what Kenneth Branagh got to make the first Thor movie in 2011.
Natalie Portman Says A Female Superhero Movie Is In The Works At Marvel Studios
In a recent interview with the UK site Sci-Fi Now, the actress not only revealed her own passion to see a female-led superhero movie, but also that she's heard plans of a project that could start putting pieces together in the near future. "There are definitely many strong women, but it will be exciting when there is a central female character which I think is coming – I have heard is coming," she said.
Marvel Studios Moves Edgar Wright's Ant-Man To Summer 2015
We've been excited for Edgar Wright's Ant-Man ever since it was announced all the way back in 2006. Naturally, we were absolutely elated when Marvel Studios finally announced a release date for the film last October, dating it for November 6, 2015, but now we have some even better news: about three months have been cut off of that wait time.
Marvel Considering A Female-Led Superhero Movie, Katee Sackhoff Confirms Talks With The Studio
While Marvel Studios films have had a number of strong female characters in their first seven films, what they have yet to do is give one of their female superheroes a real chance in the spotlight. The comic book giant has a remarkable stock of terrific, popular characters, but have yet to give any of them their own solo movie. That trend, however, may soon be coming to an end.
Vin Diesel Met With Marvel About A Phase 3 Film Before Guardians Of The Galaxy Casting
When it was announced earlier this month that Vin Diesel would be voicing Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy it was met with some mixed reactions. While many agree that Diesel's deep voice is likely perfect for an alien that is essentially a walking tree, many of the star's biggest fans were disappointed that the actor wouldn't be playing a larger role in the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Avengers: Age Of Ultron Is The New Title For Avengers 2
As though tonight’s Marvel Panel at San Diego Comic-Con wasn’t exciting enough, with amazing footage screened from Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy (the last being my favorite), the panel ended with Joss Whedon stepping on stage to introduce a video presentation revealing that the title of the highly anticipated sequel to The Avengers will be The Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Thor & Captain America Concept Art To Be Available At Comic-Con, Iron Man 3 Blu-ray Specs Revealed
The week of San Diego Comic-Con is always a big one for Marvel Studios, and 2013 is no different. Not only has it been announced that concept art for both Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Thor: The Dark World will be available as posters at the studio’s booth on the convention floor, today we also have all of the awesome specs for the upcoming home video release of Iron Man 3.
Marvel Announces New Untitled 2016 Film, Kenneth Branagh's Cinderella Gets A Release Date
Both films will be part of Marvel's Phase 3 plans (a.k.a. post-Avengers 2), but what's unknown at this time is which characters the stories will center on. Doctor Strange, for one, is officially going to be a part of the studio's plans going forward, but we have yet to hear an answer to "when." Both Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans are attached to make three solo movies as Thor and Cap, so it's possible that one or two of the 2016 spots belongs to them.
Iron Man 3 Now The Fifth-Highest-Grossing Movie Of All Time
Shane Black’s Iron Man sequel has earned an estimated $1.18 billion in worldwide ticket sales. It joins Marvel’s The Avengers, which sits at number three on the all-time charts with $1.51 billion. Can the third Iron Man surpass Joss Whedon’s ensemble drama? Probably not.