Posted on Thursday, November 6th, 2014 by Angie Han
Marvel announced last week that not only was a Black Panther movie finally coming, they’d already hired Chadwick Boseman to play him. Which is great news for comic book fans, who’d been begging the studio to make a Black Panther film for years. For those less familiar with the comic book universe, though, that just makes things more confusing. Who is the Black Panther? Why are people so excited about him? And what’s he doing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
Good thing those non-comic-geeks have us to explain. Learn all about the Black Panther after the jump.
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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 »
The biggest news that came out of the recent Marvel Studios event was the addition of Black Panther to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Sure, we knew it was coming. Unlike many other films revealed, however we found out not only the solo film release date, we found out which film would introduce the character (Captain America: Civil War) and the actor playing him, Chadwick Boseman. They also released a piece of concept art to the crowd. The other films revealed were cool, but sheer volume made Black Panther the king of the event.
Boseman purposely disappeared for a few days after the huge announcement, but recently discussed the event and his excitement. During his talk, he said the way Marvel is presenting the character has “never been done.” Read the full Chadwick Boseman Black Panther quote below. Read More »
We’re all curious to see just what Marvel has planned for the next couple films in its current cycle, and then for the nine-film Phase Three. And we’ve resisted learning too much about Avengers: Age of Ultron, so we’re happily in the speculation camp with most of you. And for those who haven’t been Marvel Comics fans for a long time, the films announced this week might seem like a disparate bunch of stories. How do all these movies tell one unified story thread?
My friend Jackson is a comic book writer, an editor, and screenwriter, and he’s got a pretty compelling vision of what Marvel might have planned. After I read his unified theory of Marvel’s Phase Three plan I showed it to Peter, and he loved it enough that we’re presenting it to you now.
Nothing that you’ll find below is confirmed — this is speculation, but well-informed speculation. If you already know these comics and characters, take it as a jumping-off point for your own discussions about what Marvel might be doing. If you don’t consider this a second-level primer as to what Marvel might be up to. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 by David Chen
In this bonus episode of the /Filmcast, David, Jeff, and Peter Sciretta discuss today’s big announcements from Marvel. Read all of /Film’s coverage of today’s news and watch Kevin Feige answer all your Phase Three questions.
You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Also, like us on Facebook!
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Today in Hollywood Disney held a Marvel Event to announce their plans for phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I was in attendance at the El Capitan Theatre on Hollywood Blvd for the announcements, which have already been covered elsewhere on the site.
After the event was over and the fans in attendance were escorted out of the theatre, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige gave a 20 minute question and answer session answering all of the press’ questions about the newly revealed Marvel Phase 3 slate and even some answers that extend beyond that (phase 4, 5…etc). I was able to record the entire question and answer session on video using my IPhone, and have uploaded the entire thing for you to watch. So hit the jump now to watch Kevin Feige answer all your questions about Marvel Phase 3 and beyond.
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Posted on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 by Angie Han
It’s been one hell of a day for Marvel fans. At a press event today the studio unveiled its full Phase 3 calendar, consisting of nine films. In order, they are:
Click any of the above titles to learn everything we know about the newly announced projects. More details on the Marvel Phase 3 calendar after the jump. Read More »
It’s been rumored for years but it’s finally happening. Marvel has announced the Black Panther release date: the film will hit theaters on November 3, 2017. Chadwick Boseman has been cast as the character, and he will make his debut in costume in the third Captain America film, Captain America: Civil War. See some official concept art, tweets and the full press release below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 by Angie Han
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is a really big one, containing more talented actors than we can count. But it’s only getting bigger, and that means there’s still room for other exciting additions. Like, Michael K. Williams hopes, Michael K. Williams. The Wire star confessed his desire to play Black Panther in a recent interview.
Meanwhile, another The Wire alum, Idris Elba, is stomping out rumors that he may play Luke Cage in the planned Netflix series. In fact, according to him, the role has already been cast with someone else. Hit the jump for more on the Michael K Williams Black Panther hopes and the Idris Elba Luke Cage denials.
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