Black Panther director

Director Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station) is probably fielding all sorts of offers at the moment. The filmmaker is hot off the success of Creed, so, understandably, Marvel is currently eyeing him to direct Black Panther.

Learn more about the project and Coogler’s involvement after the jump.

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black panther civil war

We’ve known for well over a year now that Captain America: Civil War would feature the Marvel Cinematic Universe debut of Black Panther and that he would be played by Chadwick Boseman. However, we have only been able to speculate on how this character, a prince from the fictional African nation of Wakanda who has inherited the powers and abilities of his royal family, fits into the quickly escalating beef between Steve Rogers and Tony Stark.

Now, the details have been revealed! It turns out that Black Panther, a.k.a. T’Challa, is a neutral party with his own interests… and that his allegiance may shift between Team Iron Man and Team Captain America, depending on who will best help him achieve his goals.

Hit the jump for all of the necessary Black Panther Civil War details.

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Captain America Civil War header

Last week’s Captain America: Civil War trailer was our first good look at the movie, but it’s really just the first drop in what’s sure to be a flood of marketing material. Today, we have another new look at the Marvel superhero showdown, in the form of an Entertainment Weekly cover featuring Captain America (Chris Evans), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), and the mysterious Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman, or a pile of pixels arranged to look like him). Check out the Civil War EW cover after the jump.  Read More »

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The Captain America: Civil War trailer was unleashed last night, and now that we’ve watched the teaser a few times we’re ready to assess the damages. Hit the jump to find out what we learned as we breakdown the details of the first trailer.

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gods of egypt character posters

Alex Proyas doesn’t make as many movies as we’d like to see from him. The director of Dark City and Knowing is a selective filmmaker. By studio filmmaking standards, he’s an ambitious director. Knowing may not be everyone’s favorite movie, but it does end with the destruction of Earth and the lead character dying, not saving the world. Proyas’ new film, Gods of Egypt, may be his biggest one yet, based on the plot synopsis, but our first glimpse at the project doesn’t exactly inspire confidence. Then again, these are just character posters.

Check out the Gods of Egypt character posters after the jump.

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Captain America Civil War promo art

Production on Captain America: Civil War just wrapped over the weekend, and while some footage from the film was recently shown at D23 Expo, I wouldn’t count on the first official trailer for the Marvel Studios sequel arriving until later this year, maybe with Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

In the meantime, there have been a lot of rumors floating around, including word on which superheroes align themselves with Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) when they end up at odds. The aforementioned footage from D23 essentially confirmed those rumors, but in case you needed more substantial evidence, some Captain America Civil War promo art has surfaced showing each of the teams, but beware of spoilers below. Read More »

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Captain America: Civil War promo art

Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War is currently shooting in Germany with one week of production left, and while Marvel Studios stayed home from San Diego Comic Con International 2015, they did show up to Disney’s fan convention D23 Expo 2015 with Captain America (Chris Evans, who got a standing ovation), Falcon (Anthony Mackie), and perhaps most importantly, footage from the 2016 release.

Check out our Captain America Civil War D23 footage description after the jump!

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black panther photo

When Marvel announced the Black Panther movie and revealed the character would first debut in the third Captain America film, Captain America: Civil War, they also released a concept art image of what the costumed superhero would look like in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And now that Captain America: Civil War is filming on location, we have our first look at revealed  Chadwick Boseman in the Black Panther costume. Hit the jump to see the first Black Panther photo.

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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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