Four Great Marvel Movie Audio Commentaries

Marvel commentaries

Marvel has been a giant machine conquering the global box-office ever since they kicked down Hollywood’s door a decade ago with Iron Man. In less than 10 years, Marvel President Kevin Feige and all involved made the Marvel logo mean something to audiences everywhere. It’s quite an extraordinary feat, one that couldn’t have been pulled off without the long, long list of great talent they’ve hired. That talent also produces some fun audio commentaries.

Marvel’s finest movies, like this weekend’s Black Panther, have struck a balance between art and commerce, and that’s a running theme throughout the commentaries for Marvel’s movies: trying to make a popcorn movie with taste, substance, and above all, character. There’s very little talk of special effects, as most of the conversations revolve around character, but maybe that’s not surprising since the Disney-owned studio has always maintained the characters are the stars of these movies. Years of work went into getting these superheroes right, which you can hear all about in some of the Marvel commentaries recommended below.

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Billion Brick Race

The latest Lego Movie spin-off has lost one of its key pieces: the director. Jorge R. Gutierrez was set to helm The Billion Brick Race, but has departed the project. Now, Lego and Warner Bros. will need a new master builder for their latest Lego title..

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Billion Brick Race

In the wake of the success of The LEGO Movie, the folks at Warner Bros. Pictures decided to go crazy for building brick movies by scheduling a sequel to the imaginative hit, as well as spin-offs in the form of The LEGO Batman Movie and The LEGO Ninjago Movie. But there’s one more LEGO movie in development that you might have forgotten about.

The Billion Brick Race is a project we first heard about back in the spring of 2015, but no new details have emerged since then. That changes today with word that The Book of Life director Jorge Gutierrez has come aboard the animated movie to help develop the film. Find out more below. Read More »

Jodie Foster directing Money Monster

Elysium was the last movie we saw actress Jodie Foster in. In the three years since Neill Blomkamp’s sci-fi action film hit theaters, Foster has directed a few episodes of Orange is the New Black and House of Cards and recently helmed Money Monster. She’s now getting back in front of the camera with screenwriter Drew Pearce (co-writer of Iron Man 3) for his feature directorial debut, Hotel Artemis.

Below, get more details on the Jodie Foster Hotel Artemis casting news.

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Drew Pearce pic

In 2013, it was reported Iron Man 3 co-writer Drew Pearce would make his feature directorial debut with The Long Run, an original action comedy. We’ve yet to hear more about that project since its announcement, but Pearce is now working on another film, titled Hotel Artemis, which he intends on directing. Pearce also wrote the script, which is described as having shades of LooperEx Machina, and Drive.

Below, learn more about the project.

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Ghostbusters spin-off

This month has been chock full of new details about Paul Feig‘s reboot of Ghostbusters. We’ve seen the new proton packs (with added specs to help cosplayers), the new Ecto-1, and a shot of Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones all suited up and ready to bust ghosts, not to mention learning about a cameo from Dan Aykroyd and the character names of the new female paranormal exterminators.

But today we have an update regarding the Ghostbusters spin-off that was first reported back in March with ties to Captain America: the Winter Soldier directors Anthony & Joe Russo. At the time Chris Pratt and Channing Tatum were said to be eyed as stars of the film, but Pratt denied the rumors and Tatum’s producing partner Reid Carolin said it wasn’t happening anymore.

However, if Iron Man 3 writer Drew Pearce is to be believed, then the Ghostbusters spin-off may still happen. Find out more below! Read More »

Billion Brick Race

Warner Bros. is Lego crazy. The studio did so well with The Lego Movie that a sequel has been set, and that film’s version of Batman is being spun off into his own movie. Plus there’s the Lego Ninjago movie already set for release in 2016. Now Warners is developing yet another Lego spin-off movie, called Billion Brick Race.

We don’t know the plot of the film, but it sounds like a Lego version of The Cannonball Run, or of The Amazing Race. But we do know that Jason Segel and Drew Pearce will write and co-direct it.  Read More »

Ghostbusters shared universe

Today’s announcement of a second new Ghostbusters film, scripted by Drew Pearce, possibly directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, and with Channing Tatum anchoring a supposedly “guy-centric” cast, threw a lot of people for a loop. Sony doesn’t even have Paul Feig‘s new Ghostbusters film out yet, so wouldn’t this overshadow that upcoming movie?

But as it turns out, some details were exaggerated in that first report — reportedly, people at Sony say they don’t know where the “guy-centric” description came from — and other background stuff didn’t make it online at all. A new report says the second film would be part of a shared universe with Feig’s movie, with a third team-up film and a possible prequel all designed as part of the package.  Read More »

Drew Pearce long run

Drew Pearce had a pretty amazing 2013. He co-wrote the biggest film of the year, Iron Man 3, directed the Marvel One Shot All Hail The King, and signed on to write Mission: Impossible 5. That’s a pretty great set of resume items. Pearce’s reward? He’s getting to direct his own spec script. It’s called The Long Run and while the plot is being kept under wraps, it’s described as an “original crime action comedy.”  Read More »

Iron Man 3 Mandarin header

On first watch, this latest clip from Drew Pearce‘s Marvel One Shot: All Hail The King, is just a funny gimmick. It shows how Trevor Slattery (Ben Kingsley) is completely adored in prison. But the real stuff is all in the details. First of all, this is Seagate Prison, which is the prison in which Luke Cage is confined, and from which he eventually breaks out. Second of all, another prisoner has a mysterious tattoo that ties into another Iron Man storyline. Does this one minute clip of the short, which will be out in its entirety next Tuesday on the Thor: The Dark World Blu-ray, set up something huge? Check it out below. Read More »