civil war

Captain America: Civil War does a pretty great job of getting audiences pumped for the coming onslaught of Marvel Phase Three movies, capped off by Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1 and Part 2 in 2018 and 2019. But prepare to adjust your expectations ever so slightly. Directors Joe and Anthony Russo say the films will probably change their titles, to reflect the fact that they’re two completely different movies and not a single movie broken into two parts.  Read More »

marvel phase 4

Marvel Studios made some pretty big Phase Three announcements this morning. Ant-Man is getting a sequel starring The Wasp, forcing Black Panther and Captain Marvel to shift their dates. In addition, Marvel has announced three Phase Four films for 2020. Learn more about the Marvel Phase 4 movies after the jump.
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Did you like the first Captain America movie? How about the second? Did you say especially the second? Well, if that’s true – and you’re excited for Captain America: Civil War – you’re going to be really excited for both parts of Avengers: Infinity War.

After the directors of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Civil War, the Russo Brothers, have already signed to direct the two part Avengers epic. Now the writers behind the entire Captain America trilogy, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, have signed to write them. Markus and McFeely also wrote Thor: The Dark World so they’re pretty much as essential to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as anyone. Read more about the Avengers Infinity War writers below.

Update: This has been confirmed by a report from Marvel.

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Avengers Infinity War Logo

As exciting as going to the movies is, making one is often the opposite. It’s a slow, meticulous process that is more often than not boring instead of fun. There are so many moving parts, and so many people are invested mentally and financially, filmmakers just need to make sure everything is done right. The bigger a movie gets, the longer it takes to make sure that’s the case.

Movies don’t get bigger than Avengers: Infinity War. It’s a two part epic that is expected to feature an interplaterary battle between Thanos, The Avengers and maybe even the Guardians of the Galaxy. On paper, it’s everything the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been building to since 2008. A movie that big will necessitate a very long shoot. That’s exactly what’s happening, according to star Chris Evans. He says he’ll be shooting both Infinity War parts for about 9 months, starting late next year. Read about the Avengers Infinity War filming below. Read More »

Avengers Infinity War Logo

While Marvel’s TV shows are definitely part of the same universe as Marvel’s movies, the characters overlap only occasionally. And when they do, it tends to be movie characters dropping by the show, not the other way around.

But it sounds like some of the MCU’s upcoming small-screen stars will get the chance to crash the big-screen party. According to a new rumor, Netflix’s Defenders team will show up in an upcoming Avengers movie. After the jump, read up on the Defenders Avengers rumor. Plus, get an update on the Agent Carter renewal odds.  Read More »

Avengers Infinity War directors

Update: Marvel has now confirmed this story from March 23. Read the press release here. Original story follows.

Big news coming out of Marvel Studios. Badass Digest reports that Anthony and Joe Russo have just closed their deal to direct Avengers: Infinity War Parts 1 and 2. They’re about to go into production on Captain America: Civil War and will do back to back Avengers films after that. The latter set of films are scheduled for release in May 2018 and May 2019, as the handy image above shows.

But where does that leave Spider-Man and Ghostbusters, two properties the Russos have also been mentioned for? We’ll discuss those, and the Avengers Infinity War directors below. Read More »

Joss Whedon avengers 3

Joss Whedon is currently working very hard on giving audiences a worthy follow-up to one of the biggest films of all time, The Avengers. Avengers: Age of Ultron is a few short months away and the new issue of Empire Magazine had a bunch of new images about that film. They also asked Whedon about his future in the Marvel Universe, specifically whether or not he’ll be back for Avengers: Infinity War Parts 1 and 2. We’d heard that the Russo Brothers would be helming those films after Captain America: Civil War so Whedon’s quote probably won’t surprise you, but you can read it and see the new images below. Read More »

Josh Brolin Thanos

We don’t know much about the plot of Marvel’s Phase Three, but we know how it’s going to end. Ever since the end of Joss Whedon’s The Avengers, we knew the mad titan Thanos was going to become a factor. The most powerful villain in the Marvel Universe was on the hunt for the Infinity Stones he so famously acquired in the classic comic story, Infinity Gauntlet. Putting all of the gems together would give Thanos all the power in the universe, which isn’t a good thing for the universe.

So through a bunch of Marvel movies we saw these gems and their terrible destructive powers. Then in this year’s Guardians of the Galaxy, we finally heard from Thanos himself. He’s played by Josh Brolin and will play a big factor going ahead. Unfortunately, as of this moment, Thanos has a grand total of zero Infinity gems, but that’s going to change by the time Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 hits theaters May 2018. The title alone suggests Thanos will finally have what he desires and, in a new interview, Brolin all but confirmed that. Read the new Josh Brolin Thanos quotes below. Read More »

avengers 3 director

UPDATE: This original story ran on October 13. Now Deadline has heard the same thing, making it even more likely. Original story follows with minor updates.

The massive news that Robert Downey Jr. will play Tony Stark in Captain America: Civil War answered a bunch of burning questions about the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It gave us our overall storyline for Phase 3: Civil War. It tells us when Marvel will bring Iron Man back again: not Iron Man 4, but in Cap 3. And it tells us the directors of Captain America 3, Joe and Anthony Russo, are very well liked and trusted at Marvel Studios.

Which is why, along with the Downey Jr. news, rumors began to swirl that the Russo Brothers are in line to direct Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and maybe even Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 if Joss Whedon decides not to return. Below, read more about the Avengers 3 director news and how Phase 3 and 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are shaping up, Read More »

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Marvel Phase 3 International Release Dates Revealed

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Living in the United States, it’s easy to look at our release calendar and see it as the be-all, end-all. But these days, international audiences make up far more of the audience for a film than the US release does. International box office dollars are increasingly important to studios, including Marvel Studios. For example, Guardians of the Galaxy was a big hit in the United States, but it grossed more overseas. Same for The Avengers and Iron Man 3.

So, while last week U.S. audiences got release dates for all of Marvel’s Phase Three, those essential international audiences were left in the dark. Now, the Marvel Phase 3 International release dates have been revealed. As usual of late, most of them take place before we get the films in the US. Read More »