avengers infinity war score

Here’s your rhetorical question of the day: could Marvel Studios be looking to directly confront its music problem? There are thirteen films set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but you’d only need a few fingers to count the memorable scores that have come out of these movies. This is one area where Warner Bros. and DC have Marvel throughly beaten. Say what you want about Man of Steel and Batman v Superman (I’ve certainly said plenty), but Hans Zimmer’s Superman score is triumphant and bold in a way that Marvel scores simply are not.

So take from this what you will: Alan Silvestri, the composer behind the only memorable MCU musical scores so far, is returning for both Avengers: Infinity War films.

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Captain America Steve and Peggy

Steve and Peggy’s romance was one of the very best things about Captain America: The First Avenger, a bittersweet subplot that humanized one of Marvel’s most unfailingly noble heroes and gave us one of the franchise’s greatest heroines. Alas, their love story ended when Cap crashed his plane into the ocean. By the time he emerged from his Capsicle coma 70 years later, she was an old woman with a failing memory.

So in Captain America: Civil War, he finally moves on… with her much, much younger niece Sharon (played by Emily VanCamp). Their romance is possibly the worst thing about Captain America: Civil War, a half-hearted flirtation that culminates in a tepid kiss. And it turns out Aunt Peggy doesn’t approve either. Recently, Peggy Carter herself — well, actress Hayley Atwell — joked that this was the kind of “disrespectful” relationship could drive her character to supervillainy.  Read More »

Marvel's Captain America: Civil War Spider-Man/Peter Parker (Tom Holland) Photo Credit: Film Frame © Marvel 2016

Two geek-friendly properties are casting up. Over in Sony’s little corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Spider-Man: Homecoming has added Little Men breakout Michael Barbieri to its growing roster, alongside Tom Holland and Zendaya. Meanwhile, Steven Spielberg‘s Ready Player One has a new player in the form of Japanese actor and musician Win MorisakiRead More »

Namor rights

It may feel at times like Marvel Studios is slowly taking over the world, but the truth is even their cinematic universe has its limits. The X-Men and the Fantastic Four remain off-limits, for example, because they’re still set up at Fox, and it was only recently that they were able to work out a deal with Sony to share Spider-Man.

And then there’s Namor. The Sub-Mariner has been off by himself at Universal, cursed to tread water for years while his planned film keeps falling apart. But the spell may finally be broken. According to Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, the Namor rights have reverted to Marvel, meaning he can finally join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That is, if they’ll have him.  Read More »

Captain Marvel director

It looks like Captain Marvel is preparing to take some big leaps forward. Yesterday Brie Larson emerged as the frontrunner for the title role, and now we have word on which filmmakers could take charge behind the scenes. While Marvel has yet to announce anything official, a new report says Niki Caro (Whale Rider) and Jennifer Kent (The Babadook) are among the directors being eyed for the gig.  Read More »

captain marvel brie larson

If a new rumor is to be believed, Marvel Studios has finally found its Captain Marvel. It seems that newly minted Oscar winner Brie Larson is the frontrunner for the coveted role, although it’s not clear just how close she is to signing on the dotted line. In any case, if this is the quality of performer Marvel is pursuing for the star of their first solo female superhero movie, it certainly looks like everything is in good hands.

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Planet Hulk Movie

A few years ago, there was a rumor going around that the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron would see Hulk blasted into space after posing too much of a threat to humanity. This would have opened the gates for a solo Hulk movie based on the popular Planet Hulk storyline, one that would end with Hulk heading back to Earth and becoming a potential villain for the Avengers to deal with in their third film together.

However, none of that came to fruition. Sure, Hulk ended up exiled at the end of Age of Ultron, but that was of his own doing, and it wasn’t in space. And as we know now, The Avengers 3 will instead be focusing on the Infinity War. But Hulk will have plenty to do in Thor: Ragnarok, the movie that Mark Ruffalo describes as an intergalactic buddy movie that teams up the big guy with the God of Thunder. Now new details indicate that part of the Thor sequel will stand-in for a Planet Hulk movie.

Find out more below, but beware of potential spoilers for Thor: Ragnarok. Read More »

Miles Morales Spider-Man animated movie

Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man: Homecoming is gearing up for production, but that’s not the only Spider-Man project in the works. Yes, the yet-to-be-titled Spider-Man animated movie from Sony Pictures Animation is scheduled to hit theaters in 2018, a year after Jon Watts’ live-action movie.

I’m sure The LEGO Movie/21 Jump Street helmers Phil Lord and Chris Miller have tried in many ways to differentiate their animated movie from the MCU entry coming in 2017. Now a new rumor claims that one of the ways they are approaching the franchise differently is in the identity of the webslinger. That’s right, the latest claim is that the animated Spider-Man movie will not focus on Peter Parker but instead Miles Morales, the teenage half-black half-Puerto Rican Spider-Man who was created in 2011. More details on the possible Miles Morales Spider-Man animated movie after the jump.
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Mel Gibson Turned Down Thor

The Marvel cinematic universe is growing so much that nearly every actor in Hollywood will have appeared in a Marvel Studios movie before all is said and done. For most actors and actresses, a role in a Marvel movie is a good move. But apparently taking a key role in a Marvel movie wasn’t something that Mel Gibson was particularly interested in, because he turned one down.

Mel Gibson made some publicity rounds at the Cannes Film Festival for the premiere of Blood Father, the latest film from Jean-François Richet, and one interview brought the revelation that Mel Gibson turned down Thor. Specifically, Gibson would have played the role of Odin in Thor, the God of Thunder’s moody father who ended up being played by Anthony Hopkins. In addition, Gibson had some thoughts about superhero movies in general and the state of motion pictures. Read More »