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.
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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 »
There have been some disappointing decisions on the merchandise side of things from Disney and Marvel Studios, specifically with regards to their treatment of female characters. Black Widow, once the only female member of the Avengers, had a rather disappointing shortage of toys, so much that Avengers star Mark Ruffalo lamented that his daughters and nieces couldn’t find many at the store. In fact, Black Widow was even left out of an action figure playset inspired by a key scene for the character in The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Now some more upsetting details from behind the Marvel machine have been revealed.
Director Shane Black has been out promoting The Nice Guys (in theaters this weekend), and a recent interview saw part of the discussion steer towards Iron Man 3 and some of the difficulties he had on the production. One surprising revelation that came from the discussion was that the primary villain in the movie, played by Guy Pearce, was originally slated to be a female character. But Marvel forced a change in the character’s gender because they believed a female villain action figure wouldn’t sell as well. Wow.
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Posted on Friday, May 13th, 2016 by Angie Han
Marvel’s Inhumans movie has been dogged by cancellation rumors for months, and when the project was recently yanked from Disney’s release calendar altogether, many fans assumed that was the end. But that’s not the case, insists Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige. It just means it’s no longer part of the franchise’s Phase Three plans, which run through 2019. Read More »
Michael B. Jordan has signed on to appear in Marvel’s Black Panther, reuniting with director Ryan Coogler who worked with him on both Fruitvale Station and Creed. Find out more details about the Michael B. Jordan Black Panther casting, after the jump.
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Just last week, news surfaced that the chances of Agent Carter getting renewed for a third season were not looking good. In addition, the developing new show Marvel’s Most Wanted was no longer considered a lock for a series order. Today ABC brought the official word on both of the Marvel Studios television shows, and sadly, there’s no good news for either one.
ABC has confirmed the reports on Agent Carter canceled and they’re also not moving forward with Marvel’s Most Wanted. Find out more after the jump. Read More »
If you’ve seen Captain America: Civil War, then you know that Spider-Man takes notice of how Cap’s shield doesn’t really follow the rules of physics. The shield effortlessly bounces off walls and foes and somehow always manages to make it right back into the hands of Steve Rogers. And now one fan has made some of the magic of Captain America’s shield a reality with the use of electromagnets.
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