Captain Marvel screenwriters

UPDATE: Marvel has confirmed this report. Read the official press release below.

We just talked about the fact that Captain Marvel didn’t make an appearance in Avengers: Age of Ultron, in part because the character isn’t cast or quite defined yet, and over the weekend we reported that the Captain Marvel screenwriters would be announced soon. Now we’ve got the names Marvel is trying to lock in, and they make an interesting new team: Nicole Perlman, who wrote the draft of Guardians of the Galaxy that got that movie on track, and Meg LeFauve, who co-wrote Pixar’s Inside Out.

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Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel recently picked up two screenwriters, Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauve, but it still needs a few more pieces before cameras can roll. Like a director. And rumor has it Angelina Jolie could be the one to get that gig. That is, if Warner Bros. doesn’t snap her up for Wonder Woman first.

Update: Just a few minutes after we ran this post, news broke that Patty Jenkins had been set to helm Wonder Woman. So we can rule Jolie out of the running for that one, at least. Original story follows.

Get all the dirt on the Angelina Jolie Captain Marvel rumor after the jump.  Read More »

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 »

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Who are the all-new, all-different Avengers? Where did Ben Affleck make some Batman jokes? What place to sidekicks have in modern comic book movies? Which X-Men favorite is currently being cast for X-Men Apocalypse? What’s the latest on the Captain Marvel movie? Who does Robert Downey Jr. think is the most important character in Avengers: Age of Ultron? Has Donald Glover actually achieved his dream of being Spider-Man? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

Captain Marvel cast

There are still over three years until the Captain Marvel movie hits theaters on November 2, 2018. By that time we’ll have seen Avengers: Infinity War Part 1, a Spider-Man reboot, three new Star Wars movie and even an Avatar sequel. Probably.

That’s a long time before we need to start worrying about a character, but, a new rumor says not only has Marvel Studios secretly cast an actress to play the Captain Marvel, we’ll see her very soon. This is an unconfirmed rumor but, if it’s true, it might be a spoiler for the Marvel Cinematic Universe 2015 movies. Beware and read more below. Read More »

Captain Marvel

After years of chatter, Marvel finally confirmed last year that Captain Marvel would become part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Exactly how and when she’ll make her first appearance is unclear, but we now know one thing for sure: it won’t be in Guardians of the Galaxy 2.

Director James Gunn said as much this weekend. And while we’re at it, he downplayed talk of Venom‘s potential involvement as well. Read the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Captain Marvel comments after the jump.  Read More »

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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 »

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Joss Whedon has spent most of the past several years building the Marvel Cinematic Universe, first with The Avengers, then with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and now Avengers: Age of Ultron. And he’s certainly done great work within that universe. But now he’s sounding ready to move on.

In a new interview, Whedon reveals a desire to create his own universe — maybe something like “turn-of-the-century female Batman,” or “Sam Fuller meets Edward Gorey.” Consider us sold. Read the Joss Whedon universe comments, plus his explanation of why he (probably) won’t direct Captain Marvel, after the jump.  Read More »

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Pretty much the moment Marvel Studios announced Captain Marvel for 2018, Emily Blunt emerged as a fan-favorite pick for the lead. It’s easy to see why. She’s got the wit and strength to play Carol Danvers, and we know Marvel’s noticed her because she’s been considered for other roles before.

Blunt has so far gone along with the fervor, gushing that she “loves” the idea. But don’t get too excited just yet — the actress admits that no offer has “officially” come her way as of now. Read the Emily Blunt Captain Marvel reaction, along with comments on her previous brushes with Marvel.  Read More »