Want to watch Benedict Cumberbatch try to deny he’s playing Doctor Strange? Where can you eat a Superman fast food meal? Would Matthew McConaughey play a superhero? Did you miss anything in the Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man footage? Which Iron Man 2 cast member joined Agent Carter? Who does Holly Hunter share a scene with in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits.
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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 »
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 »
At today’s Marvel Studios event, they announced that Doctor Strange will be released November 4, 2016. Scott Derrickson will direct but Benedict Cumberbatch was not confirmed to star. After the event ended, Kevin Feige said that when someone is confirmed, Marvel will announce the deal. We have more below. Read More »
Posted on Monday, October 27th, 2014 by Angie Han
After cycling through seemingly every notable actor in town, Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange may have finally zeroed in on a lead. Benedict Cumberbatch is reportedly in talks to play the Sorcerer Supreme in the superhero pic, which is expected out in 2016. Scott Derrickson is directing.
Hit the jump for more on the possible Benedict Cumberbatch Doctor Strange casting.
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We’re back here again. It’s been a week full of rumors, as talk swirls about who will be in WB’s next DC movie, Suicide Squad, and whether or not Jena Malone is in Batman v Superman. (As it turns out, she is.) On the Marvel side the talk has all been about Doctor Strange. While we once thought Joaquin Phoenix might sign to star in the picture, he moved on. Other names have been floated, with Keanu Reeves coming up more and more often. Another new one is in the mix: Colin Farrell. How could Farrell be Strange if he also has a full season of True Detective to shoot? Timing is everything.
Update: Like John Wick going after his enemies, Keanu Reeves has started to kill rumor talk about Doctor Strange, saying he hasn’t been approached. We have his quotes after the original story below.
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