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Early this morning, Robert Downey Jr. teased that thereís a big announcement coming next week. Here are the five likeliest possibilities for next weekís announcement might be, whether itís Marvel related or something completely different.
By jumping the gun, perhaps in competition with DC, and by showing all of their Phase Three cards much sooner than they had to, I wonder if Marvel Studios created a planning and scheduling headache that easily could have been contained to the boardrooms of the massively successful studio?
While the news of the Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios working together on Spider-Man is exciting, how will his inclusion in the MCU affect what Marvel originally had planned for Black Panther?
Now that Spider-Man is coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we can expect a lot of change in the world of comic book movies. The first big alteration that has come as a result, however, is in the release dates of future Marvel movies.
Because Black Panther isnít being released until 2017, it will be awhile until we learn who the main players will be - but that isnít stopping Lance Reddick from cluing Marvel in on a role heíd like to play in the movie.
Chadwick Boseman may have recently won himself the coveted role of Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but the 38-year-old actor doesnít have a Golden Globe or an Oscar under his belt. After playing James Brown in Get On Up, his performance was one of those that got snubbed. But heís not letting that get him down, because being a superhero is way better, according to him.
Are we surprised by this news? Not in the least. If you are going to introduce Black Panther and Wakanda, this character is a natural foe to have on screen.
As if Captain America: Civil War wasn't already hyped enough, the writers have provided some word on who might be coming back and/or joining the cast. Find out where Peggy Carter and Black Panther might fit into the mix, after the jump.
When those Sony emails leaked and teased an appearance from Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, fans went into a tizzy. Will he show up in Captain America: Civil War? Doubt had been cast on whether this deal actually went through. But you can rest assured now, because apparently it did! The only thing is, we might have to wait a long time before seeing the web-slinger swing in to meet the Avengers.
Even though 2015 doesnít have as many comic book movies coming out, thereís still plenty of exciting news and revelations that will come out. Check out the superhero movie questions that we think will be answered over the next 12 months.
Most people are familiar with the standard operating procedure when it comes to auditions in Hollywood. An actor prepares a scene or is given pages of a script to work from, sits or stands in front of group of people (director, producers, casting director, etc.) in a room, and performs in hopes of being seen as the perfect fit for a particular character or film. This has been the process used by studios and filmmakers for decades - but it's apparently not the method used by the folks over at Marvel Studios.
Tony Starkís role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is about to get even bigger, and if Marvel is wise, theyíll make sure to include him in the Black Panther movie to show him traveling farther down his new path.
There are weeks that I struggle to decide what the subject of Hero Blend should be. Do I check in to see whatís happening with the X-Men, or are the developments with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice more interesting? This week there was no struggle.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has big plans for the coming years. To keep it all straight, we've laid out the next few years worth of Marvel Studios films, which encompass the remainder of Phase 2 and the officially announced Phase 3 lineup.
Itís still a strong possibility that Marvel will figure some way to get Spider-Man into its MCU. What Marvel wants, Marvel tends to get. But seeing the aftermath of the El Capitan party, it also seems like Marvel has a backup plan.
Earlier today we met the newest member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Of course, whenever an actor agrees to a contract with Marvel, it's never for just one film, which leads us to wonder exactly how many movies Chardick Boseman is signed on for. It turns out that we didn't have to wait that long for an answer to this burning question.
Marvel is offering up some major updates today, among which are the planned release dates for their hugely anticipated upcoming projects, specifically in Phase 3. Here's the list of movies they announced with release dates and some excellent title art...
Remember during the aftermath of the Avengers: Age Of Ultron when everyone started speculating that Black Panther would make an appearance in the movie? Well, it turns out the speculation was right, at least on a vague level. We still donít know whether TíChalla will show up in the upcoming film, but we do know he will be getting his own movie!
The Avengers 2 is being titled The Avengers: Age of Ultron. The sequel will add new superheroes to the returning group of Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, and Hawkeye. Find out who those new superheroes are, and more, right here.
Weíve been hearing whispers about Black Pantherís arrival in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for years and years now, and while he hasnít shown up yet, it may not be long before the character makes his live-action feature debut. After all, the brand new Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer has what appear to be some rather big hints that Black Panther is coming sooner rather than later.
Avengers: Age of Ultron is adding three more superheroes to its lineup, adding up to nine Avengers for 2015. One notable Avenger from the comics that hasnít been announced for the movie is Black Panther, but Marvel may have something up its sleeve for the ruler of Wakanda next year.
One of the newest Marvel Cinematic Universe rumors is that Captain America, Thor and possibly Black Widow wonít appear in Avengers 3. Instead, they will be saved for another film down the line. If this proves to be true, Marvel needs to make sure that these secondary supeheroes to form the new Avengers team in the threequel.
The time is right for actors looking to make their way into the Marvel Cinematic Universe to speak up if interested. And first to say it loud and proud is Michael K. Williams of The Wire and Board Walk Empire.
When I asked Washington if heíd even been approached by Marvel to play a hero, he told me the answer. When I followed up and asked if it was something heíd even be interested in, he confessed a major truth.
We have been hearing that the menacing Ultron will have to travel to Black Pantherís home land of Wakanda to pick up valuable resources in Joss Whedonís sequel. But itís unclear if an actor will have been cast to play the hero TíChalla in a Marvel movie for this potential cameo.