Marvel Studios‘ massive Phase Three announcement earlier this year laid out an incredibly ambitious and huge multi-year story that will cross numerous films, through franchises new and old, all culminating in the two-part film Avengers: Infinity War. Well, on Tuesday’s Winter finale of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, that story quietly began. How and why? We’ll save those spoilers for after the jump.
In addition, it was confirmed the ABC show will tie-in with May’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. Below, read the Marvel Phase Three Agents of SHIELD connection below. Read More »
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Though I gave up on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D very early in season one, I hear from lots of people it gets better every single week. And this past week, it sounded like things took a potentially very significant step forward from even that. There were two specific references to upcoming and past Marvel Studios movies that may hint at what’s to come not only in Phase Two, but Phase Three. One possibly links to Guardians of the Galaxy and the other definitely suggests Inhumans. Read the Agents of SHIELD spoilers below. Read More »
What’s up with these Inhumans and could it have anything to do with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D? How can you get a choose your own adventure Batman comic book? Which actress is the latest rumored to play Supergirl? Want to see the full cast of Powers? Would Rebecca Romijn play Mystique again? Was Christian Bale ever asked to return as Batman? Is Warner Bros. happy with the status of Sandman? And what does Mark Hamill have to do with Spider-Man? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 Thursday, October 30th, 2014 by Angie Han
Did Marvel’s announcement of an Inhumans movie leave you scratching your head? You’re not the only one. The Inhumans are a relatively obscure group of characters from Marvel comics, though like everyone else from the comics they have their share of devoted fans. After the jump, we’ll cover all your basic questions about the superpowered team — starting with “Who are the Inhumans?”
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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.
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