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The first official synopsis has been released for Avengers: Age Of Ultron has been released, and it suggests that even the best laid plans of Tony Stark sometimes go awry. What will the team of Marvel heroes do when a robotic menace rises up and threatens the world? Find out inside!
Those of you who have watched Captain America: The Winter Soldier with a real eagle eye for detail may have noticed that there is an extra hero in the film who never gets any mention or acclaim - and he drives a big yellow truck.
If you're like me, you've spent the last month-and-a-half continually jamming out to the sounds of James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack. But did you know that there was originally going to be an additional music sequence that wound up getting cut from the film?
Building its cinematic presence since 2008, Marvel Studios has created one of the most successful formulas in blockbuster history, and that success is expected to continue for many years to come. What's more, it has inspired other studios to try and copy it. Now, however, it appears that that Marvel's influence is stretching to other divisions of Disney, as now even the folks behind Star Wars are trying to take pages out of the comic book giant's book.
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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.