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 »

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Joss Whedon universe

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 »

Emily Blunt in Edge of Tomorrow

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 »

Christian Bale Dark Knight Rises

When Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens in 2016, Ben Affleck will be only the fifth actor to portray the Caped Crusader on the big screen. He’ll also be the first new Batman since Christian Bale‘s reign from 2005-2012, and Bale admits he felt a bit “jealous” seeing his signature role go to someone else at first.

Eventually, though, he came around and even offered Affleck some advice. Hit the jump to read the Christian Bale Ben Affleck comments — plus Emily Blunt‘s response to the Captain Marvel fan-casting.

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Jessica Chastain is one of the most popular and talented actresses working today. She’s in Interstellar this week, A Most Violent Year after that, then Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak and Ridley Scott’s The Martian next year. And those are just the confirmed ones.

When an actress has that much buzz surrounding her, you know the big guns come calling. And in Hollywood, these days, Marvel Studios has the biggest gun. Chastain confirmed in a new interview she’s spoken to Marvel about some possible things in the future, but she doesn’t want to play a secondary character. She wants to be a kick-ass hero with a costume and action scenes. However, even though she knows the Captain Marvel release year off the top of her head, she later said that was not the role she talked to them about.

But she did talk to them. So below, watch Chastain’s video interview talking about potentially working for Marvel and run through a few possible Jessica Chastain Marvel roles she could go. Read More »

marvel phase 3 theory

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 »

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captain marvel casting

When we offered you our Captain Marvel primer, we left out one important and obvious question: Who should play Captain Marvel? It’s something we’ll be asking ourselves until Marvel officially confirms a lead. Considering Captain Marvel doesn’t arrive until 2018, that may not be for some time yet. In the meantime, here’s who we’d choose if we had our say. Hit the jump for our Captain Marvel casting picks.

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Who Is Captain Marvel?

One of the many new superheroes announced for the Marvel Cinematic Universe this week was Captain Marvel. To comic book readers, that name is a big deal — she’s a fan favorite character that people have been asking Kevin Feige about for years. But to everyone else, the name may not ring a bell.

To get you better acquainted with her in time for her 2018 debut, we’ve put together a primer explaining who she is, how she got here, and what her introduction might mean for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. If you’re going “Who is Captain Marvel?” you’ll get all the answers after the jump.

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Kevin Feige

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.

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