There’s no mystery about the fact that superhero films have become one of the dominant forms of the movie business in the US, but the success of Marvel’s universe-building approach is still resounding as other studios race to catch up. Two rumors today are directly concerned with the ways in which other companies are trying to get a piece of Marvel’s success. One says that Fox is developing an X-Men TV series, while another report claims that Sony and Marvel are knocking together a way in which Spider-Man could end up in a Marvel film. Read More »
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The Fantastic Four is finished at Marvel Comics. At least for a while. A new report reveals the company will do a a final story arc called “The End Is Fourever” in 2015, serving as the “closing act” of the long-running comic book series. This happens after rumors began to spread of Marvel shunning the superhero team, and months before a 20th Century Fox reboot is set to hit theaters.
Read about Fantastic Four being canceled, as well as some new quotes from star Michael B. Jordan about some of the costumes in the Josh Trank film, below. Read More »
We don’t know when The Avengers 3 is going to be released. We don’t know who’s going to write it, who’s going to direct it, but we always thought we know who’d star. Now, even that may be up in the air.
A new rumor says that whatever Marvel Studios has planned for the eventual third Avengers film isn’t what we think at all. It may not even feature many of the big stars of Phase 1 and 2. Stars like Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor or Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow. According to the rumor, Marvel might be packing Avengers 3 with the new stars of their universe. Characters like the Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man and Doctor Strange setting up some kind of even bigger event after that. Read more about this Avengers 3 rumor below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, October 3rd, 2014 by Angie Han
One of the most epic will-they-won’t-they storylines currently playing out in pop culture isn’t a TV romance, but Robert Downey Jr.‘s back-and-forth regarding Iron Man 4. He suggests he’s done with the franchise, then clarifies he’s “open” to returning. He says there’s “no plan,” then hints that he wants to keep riding that wave.
Now, Downey’s latest comments add an interesting wrinkle to the plot. Downey says he’ll do Iron Man 4 if Mel Gibson directs it. Hey, it worked for Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass. Get on the Iron Man 4 Mel Gibson talk after the jump.
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Next weekend, the cast and crew of Daredevil are taking over New York Comic-Con. It’ll be the first time they face the public and answer questions about the highly anticipated show, which will hit Netflix in 2015. To commemmorate the occasion, Marvel revealed a bunch of information about the appearance, along with the show’s official logo. It’s a little more sleek and modernized from the one you’re used to. Check it out below. Read More »
Guardians of the Galaxy has been in theaters for months now — long enough to have come and gone from most markets. But it is still going strong as a force. Just look at the sales of the soundtrack, which is now hitting vinyl. Avengers: Age of Ultron probably doesn’t need a push from Guardians, but Marvel is going to use interest in the space opera to pitch the Avengers sequel regardless. There will be an Age of Ultron preview on the Guardians of the Galaxy Blu-ray and DVD, which hit in December. In addition to info on that detail, we’ve also got a Guardians VFX breakdown and some great effects images. Read More »
The fact that Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy was such a big box office hit was a huge surprise on its own. It was only eclipsed by the success of its soundtrack. The Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack hit #1 on the Billboard charts and is certified Gold, with sales over 500,000. Pretty impressive for an album consisting only of previously released songs. In fact, it’s the first such album to ever hit #1.
Now, the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack gets taken up a notch. Mondo is releasing it on vinyl with art by the awesome Tyler Stout. The Guardians of the Galaxy vinyl is currently available for pre-order and comes with a randomly inserted handbill.
Below, see the front and back cover art as well as all the handbills. Read More »
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Back to the drawing board. Marvel Studios has been working to sign a deal with Joaquin Phoenix to put the actor in costume as Doctor Strange, but those talks have now ended with no deal made. We first started to hear rumblings of that casting choice over the summer, and there was a point where it seemed like Marvel might even be able to announce Phoenix as Strange at Comic Con. But that never happened, and now months later the talks have ended. With Phoenix out, who will play Doctor Strange? Read More »