Patrick Wilson is joining Ant-Man, to be directed by Edgar Wright, in a role that is yet to be revealed. He was often brought up by speculators as a good choice for Hank Pym, the originator of the Ant-Man technology, but he won’t have that role in the film.
Wilson adds to the existing roster of Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, and Michael Pena. Rudd is playing Scott Lang, at one point a thief and eventually the second Ant-Man, while Douglas is playing Pym. Read More »
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Joss Whedon‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron won’t be out for 14 months, but audiences will get their first sneak peak on TV in 3 weeks. ABC will air a one-hour special called Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe on March 18 at 8 p.m. In it, fans will get an inside look at the studio, including sneak peaks of their next three films: Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy and, yes, Avengers: Age of Ultron. Read More »
Filming in the biggest U.S. cities can be incredibly expensive. Thanks to the costs of permits, security, and simple logistics, to actually film on location in New York City or Los Angeles is not financially feasible for many major productions. But most major productions aren’t backed by Marvel or Disney. Wednesday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a special, multi-million dollar incentive program created specifically to lure Marvel Studios to New York to film the entirety of its Netflix series of shows, That’s 60 one-hour episodes total, which will now be shot in NYC.
UPDATE: We updated with the full press release.
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Marvel President Kevin Feige has to be careful when he appears in public. Every single time he shows up somewhere, he’s bombarded with questions about the Marvel rumor mill. The latest inquiries all center on Doctor Strange. Feige was on hand at the premiere of All Hail the King in Los Angeles, CA and was questioned about the director short list that’s been making the rounds, as well as potential casting for the film.
Feige said the central role doesn’t necessarily need to be played by a movie star, but a movie star would be good. As for the directors, he said Marvel is taking meetings, but those reported names were incorrect. Read his full quotes below. Read More »
Marvel loves to leave fans wanting more. Thats the reason the credits of every satisfying-on-it’s-own movie from the company contains a tease of what’s next. In that grand tradition, during a fan screening of the new Marvel One Shot: All Hail the King in Los Angeles, CA Monday night, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige thanked attendees by screening the first 10 minutes of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. As if the film and Q&A with he, Sir Ben Kingsley and Drew Pearce wasn’t enough.
Below, we’ll describe the footage in some detail so if you are wary of spoilers, be warned. But there are no significant plot points below, just some jokes and action in an extremely promising opening. Read More »
There’s a conversation going on now about spoilers for Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The identity of the second character in the film’s title is at the center of it — most comics fans know the history of the Winter Soldier, but general movie audiences don’t. Is his origin a spoiler, or simply something that Cap has to discover, while not being a big reveal for the audience?
There have also been (mostly debunked) concerns about spoilers for the film showing up via toys and a faked set of cue titles from the score.
Now a new TV spot has shown up, and one line in the middle of the thing has people calling “spoiler” once more. One simple argument says that anything chosen for official marketing can’t possibly be a spoiler — keep in mind how Marvel dealt with the Mandarin for Iron Man 3 — but there’s no question that the line in question is in this spot for a reason. Read More »
Guardians of the Galaxy is well on its way to theaters, Avengers: Age of Ultron is now filming, and Ant-Man is almost fully cast. Next on the Marvel checklist is potential Phase Three film Doctor Strange. Now Kevin Feige‘s company has reportedly begun to take meetings with directors as they consider choices to helm the film. Read the list below. Read More »
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This week has been the public coming-out party for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. First a trailer, then five character introductions letting fans know who these brand new superheroes are. And now, the exclamation point: the first poster for James Gunn‘s August 1 film. Check it out below. Read More »