Way back in 2012, Disney struck a deal with Netflix to make the streaming service the exclusive home to tons of movies from the House of Mouse. That included films from Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar Animation. However, the deal didn’t begin until 2016. Thankfully, that year is now, which means we’re on the brink of getting a bunch of Disney movies at our disposal. More specifically, Disney’s exclusive Netflix deal begins in September. Find out more about the Disney Netflix deal after the jump. Read More »
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Marvel and Disney have officially confirmed the cast of Thor: Ragnarok, which includes Cate Blanchett, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, and Mark Ruffalo. Read the full press release after the jump which confirms the Thor Ragnarok cast and also get a glimpse at new Thor: Ragnarok concept art.
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UPDATE #2: On April 13th, 2016 it was reported that Michael Keaton was in early talks to join Spider-Man: Homecoming. A week later we learned that the talks had fallen through. Well, it’s a month later and things have changed once again.
According to THR, Michael Keaton is now in final negotiations to join Spider-Man: Homecoming as a villain. Apparently Marvel’s “initial overtures towards Keaton didn’t get past the offer stage” and the company “moved on to other actors before returning to Keaton.” It’s unclear which villain Keaton will play in the new film although BDM had previously reported that the Vulture will be one of the film’s bad guys and that doesn’t seem like a stretch for the former Birdman/Batman star.
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At one time, it was believed to be nearly impossible for Spider-Man to end up on the big screen in the same movie with the Avengers. Thankfully, Sony Pictures struck a deal with Marvel Studios to share our friendly neighborhood wallcrawler so that he was able to appear in Captain America: Civil War before getting his own new franchise.
But one Marvel property that’s unlikely to be shared with Marvel Studios in the future is the X-Men. The franchise is going strong at 20th Century Fox (even though the early buzz on X-Men: Apocalypse isn’t very good), and they’re going to ride that wave as long as they can. Thankfully, one fan decided to imagine what it would be like if we got to see an Avengers vs X-Men movie thanks to some very clever editing.
Watch the Avengers vs X-Men trailer mash-up after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, May 19th, 2016 by Angie Han
UPDATE: John Boyega will not be in Black Panther, according to his agent.
Well, at least the film still has all those other incredible stars. Our original story follows.
As it is, the cast for Ryan Coogler‘s Black Panther is almost staggeringly great. In addition to Chadwick Boseman as the title character, it’s got Lupita Nyong’o as a possible love interest and Michael B. Jordan as a potential villain. Plus, there’s a decent chance Andy Serkis, Martin Freeman, and Florence Kasumba could reprise their roles from previous Marvel movies.
But Coogler’s not done. A new rumor going around this week suggests Star Wars: The Force Awakens star John Boyega could also be up for a part in Black Panther. Read More »
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Even though the television series Agents of SHIELD takes place in the Marvel cinematic universe, there has still be a significant disconnect between the Marvel Studios show on ABC and their feature films. The biggest piece of evidence pointing to a lack of cooperation between the two Marvel entities is the fact that Agents of SHIELD probably won’t cross over with the Inhumans movie (which has been pulled from Marvel’s schedule, but will still get made eventually), even though they share an entire species of superpowered characters from Marvel Comics. And it sounds like one of Marvel’s TV stars is a bit annoyed by that.
Find out more about the Agents of SHIELD Marvel movies crossover frustration after the jump. Read More »
Did you know that Clark Gregg‘s appearance as SHIELD Agent Phil Coulson was never meant to be a recurring role, never mind a role that would be central to Marvel’s first television series? Find out how Agent Coulson ended up in Thor, which cemented his prominent role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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If I could go back in time and rewrite my top ten films of 2015 list, I would find room for Creed. Ryan Coogler‘s film may technically be a Rocky sequel, but it plays by its own rules. Repeat viewings have drove home that it is a masterpiece, a film that operates within the chronology of a beloved series while never being afraid to express a unique voice, to be its own unique beast.
So I get why people were frustrated that he signed on to direct Black Panther for Marvel Studios. I love the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but the continuity between films can be a restraint. After Creed, I wanted to see Coogler shake off the franchise thing and do whatever he wanted to do. However, he revealed in a new interview that Black Panther is exactly what he wanted to do.
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Posted on Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 by Angie Han
Thor: Ragnarok is building up a cast to die for, with Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Mark Ruffalo, Tessa Thompson, and Cate Blanchett all on board. But one Marvel star who’ll be sitting out this trip is Natalie Portman. After playing Jane Foster in Thor and Thor: The Dark World, Portman will not reprise her role for Thor: Ragnarok, as confirmed by Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige. Find out why after the jump. Read More »