Kevin Feige on Marvel vs DC Rivalry

The Marvel-DC rivalry has long spiraled out of control, and there’s probably little that Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige can say to douse the flames of the ongoing online war. But hey, at least he tried.

In an extensive Facebook Live Q&A, Feige talked about how the Marvel vs. DC Comics feud doesn’t extend to the people working at the studios. He also talked about the possibility of the Marvel Cinematic Universe tackling an R-rated movie in the vein of Deadpool or Logan.

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wonder woman spoiler review

(In our Spoiler Reviews, we take a deep dive into a new release and get to the heart of what makes it tick…and every story point is up for discussion. In this entry: Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman.)

It’s astounding that in this day and age, when superheroes are either disillusioned or self-deprecating, that we can have a hero like Wonder Woman. In the bleak DC Cinematic Universe, where nihilism reigns supreme, here we have a hero who champions the ideas of hope, compassion, and goodness.

Diana (Gal Gadot) is not dissimilar from the Disney princesses, who have long been heroes of overwhelming empathy. They are aspirational figures who exist in an elevated reality — fairy tales themselves are metaphorical by nature, and rarely depict anything other than a black and white reality. This is Diana at the beginning of the film, the embodiment of the ultimate Disney princess, for all the gifts and faults that they have — though thankfully without the frequently troublesome depiction of an “evil” mother or stepmother figure commonly seen in fairy tales.

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wonder woman reviews

Anticipation is high for Wonder Woman, not simply because it is the first female superhero movie of the modern age of comic book films, but also because it is a ray of hope for the abysmally-reviewed DC Extended Universe movies, stretching from Man of Steel to Suicide Squad. With not a fresh tomato rating in sight for any of the past DCEU movies, could Wonder Woman break the trend? The glass ceiling, so to speak?

Critics have spoken: Wonder Woman is quite simply, wonderful. Director Patty Jenkins‘ first foray into the DCEU and Wonder Woman’s (played by Gal Gadot) first solo foray onto the big screen is a runaway success, presenting an earnest and thrilling superhero movie with old-school charms that everyone seems to agree is the DCEU’s best movie yet.

Find out more in our Wonder Woman reviews round-up below.

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new wonder woman photos

After the dearth of marketing materials for Wonder Woman, we have suddenly been blessed with a surge of TV spots, stills and advertising for the upcoming movie about the female superhero and goddess.

Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment released six never-before-seen stills, both in front of and behind the camera, of Gal Gadot‘s Diana on Themyscira, Chris Pine‘s dashing Steve Trevor, a stern-looking Sameer (Saïd Taghmaoui) and a few behind-the-scenes photos with director Patty Jenkins.

Check out the new Wonder Woman photos and TV spot below.

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warner bros world theme park

Always wanted to see Gotham City and Metropolis but found it was too obscured by dark lighting and a desaturated color scheme in Batman v. Superman or Man of Steel? Well you’re in luck, because Warner Bros. World, the $1 billion theme park planned by Warner Bros. Studios and Abu Dhabi’s Miral, is featuring both the beloved cities of Batman and Superman live, and in color.

The theme park will feature an array of areas inspired by Batman’s Gotham, Superman’s Metropolis as well as Hanna-Barbera and Looney Tunes. Above is the concept art for the Batman-themed Gotham City. Read on to see the concept art for the rest of the “worlds” from Warner Bros World theme park.

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joss whedon on batgirl casting

Joss Whedon all but confirmed that he is helming Warner Bros.’ Batgirl film, going so far as to humor the inquisitive reporter asking him about casting for Barbara Gordon.

In the midst of his media-trained reply, Whedon implied that he won’t be looking at a “name” actress, but rather an unknown actress to embody the police commissioner’s daughter-turned-vigilante.

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Did X-Men: Apocalypse beat the Thursday box office total Days of Future Past had in 2014? Who are the 100 greatest X-Men of all time? Did you know Deadpool reused some footage from X-Men: The Last Stand? What’s so great about Samsung’s Galaxy S7 special Batman edition phone? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Which DC’s Legends of Tomorrow cast member won’t be back as a series regular? What cool modification is rumored to be added to Spider-Man‘s suit in his first solo movie? Which Avenger wants to appear in the solo Black Widow movie? What do you need to know before DC Comics Rebirth begins? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Whenever superheroes and supervillains throw down, there’s going to be collateral damage. Sometimes there’s more, sometimes it’s less, but at best we’re talking about millions if not billions in property damage and countless ruined days for ordinary civilians unlucky enough to live in a superpowered universe. While the superheroes get to return to Asgard or hole up in their secret Batcaves or whatever it is they do, these folks are left to sweep up the dust. Now a new comedy promises to tell their stories.

NBC has given a series order to Powerless, a DC Comics comedy about an insurance claims adjuster (Vanessa Hudgens) who has had it with the crime-fighting superheroes messing up her daily commute. Geek favorites Danny Pudi and Alan Tudyk also star, along with Christina Kirk. The show itself won’t premiere for another several months, but the first photos have arrived to give you a little taste of this non-superhero superhero series.  Read More »

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Who are the best female superheroes in DC Comics history? How far along is the script for the reboot of Spawn? Do we have confirmation of the roles Jena Malone and Scoot McNairy have in Batman v Superman? What cool comic toys were unveiled at Toy Fair 2016? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »