why Ava DuVernay turned down Black Panther

There were plenty of people who were excited when reports surfaced of Selma director Ava DuVernay being in the running for either Captain Marvel or Black Panther. But sadly, even after Kevin Feige confirmed talks with the filmmaker, she ended up turning down the job to direct Chadwick Boseman as the latter superhero from Wakanda.

Rumors had swirled about Marvel overbearing with their directors in order to keep their cinematic universe on the track that they have planned, which also seemed to be one potential reason Edgar Wright left Ant-Man. Now DuVernay has seemingly confirmed those rumors, saying that too much compromise made her think she wouldn’t be able to make the film she wanted to make.

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Black Panther director rumor

Kevin Feige said last weekend that Marvel will soon choose directors for Black Panther and, most likely, Captain Marvel. He also confirmed that Marvel had talked with Selma director Ava DuVernay about making one of the studio’s films. Now, however, DuVernay has said that she won’t make Black Panther, and it sounds like she’s probably not going to make any Marvel film at all.  Read More »

Marvel Studios update

With Marvel’s Ant-Man hitting theaters soon, the studio kicked the publicity machine into high gear this past weekend with the Ant-Man junket. That means studio president Kevin Feige is out doing interviews, which means we have quite a few bits of new information about upcoming Marvel movies.

In addition to talking about the tone of the new Spider-Man film, which Marvel is producing for Sony, and the question of the introduction of LGBT characters to Marvel movies, Feige has dropped comments about Doctor Strange, Black Panther, Civil War, and put to bed one rumor about the Thor: Ragnarok director. Read More »

Black Panther and Captain Marvel directors

Even though Marvel Studios may not be bringing a panel to Hall H for the San Diego Comic-Con in a couple of weeks, that doesn’t mean they won’t have some big news to reveal this summer.

In addition to Ant-Man expanding the Marvel cinematic universe (don’t forget that Paul Rudd has a role in Captain America: Civil War, too), Marvel’s head honcho Kevin Feige has confirmed they’re planning to have directors locked down for Black Panther and Captain Marvel very soon, and he even confirmed one of the names in the running for one of those jobs.

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Best Stories of the Week

We’re always thankful when it’s Friday. Not only is it the beginning of the weekend, but that’s when new movies are in theaters everywhere. And now Friday will also be when you can catch up on all the important stories from the week before. Starting with this post, every Friday, we’ll recap some of the best stories of the week, from the biggest trailers to the most buzzed about movie news to our own features and editorials.

This week was chock full of big stories, from a new trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak to a sneak peek at the return of The Muppets to television. We also had a glowing review of Mad Max: Fury Road (in theaters now), news of a new project at Fox expanding the X-Men universe and much more. Check out all the best stories of the week after the jump! Read More »

Ava DuVernay directing Selma

Marvel Studios has its eye on another fantastic filmmaker. Selma director Ava DuVernay is reportedly being courted for an upcoming feature. What’s not clear is which film they want her for — Black Panther or Captain Marvel. More details on the possible Marvel Ava DuVernay deal after the jump.  Read More »

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Kevin Feige Phase 3

With Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man bringing a close to Phase Two this year, 2016 ushers in Marvel’s massive plans for Phase Three. It starts with Captain America: Civil War, continues with Doctor Strange, moves into Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Spider-Man and beyond all leading to Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and 2.

We know who is writing and directing all of those movies. As for the rest of the Phase three films, things are a bit more murky. So we asked Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige about them. Feige gave us updates on Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, Inhumans and Captain Marvel. Some updates are more significant than others. Below, read the Kevin Feige Phase 3 updates. Read More »

Marvel Phase Three incorrect

The information in the graphic above is now incorrect. After the landmark deal between Sony and Marvel late Monday night bringing Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including a new movie on July 28, 2017, Disney has announced they’ve pushed the third Thor film, Thor: Ragnarok, to November 3, 2017. That’s the day Black Panther was coming out. So that film has moved, too, as have Inhumans and Captain Marvel. Find out the new Marvel release dates below. Read More »

Guardians Hollywood Film Awards

What award did Chadwick Boseman present to the Guardians of the Galaxy team? Want to see an extended dance-off from the film? How did Benedict Cumberbatch react to being asked about Doctor Strange? Would Chris Pratt play Star-Lord on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D? Who are the main villains in Captain America: Civil War? Was there a relation between Marvel canceling the Fantastic Four comic and the upcoming Fox movie? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »