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If you leave a movie theater talking and thinking about a film, it was probably a good one. That certainly happened this weekend with Captain America: The Winter Soldier. In addition to all the crazy happenings early in the film, it leaves its characters in a jaw-dropping spot. A spot that not only has ramifications on Avengers: Age of Ultron and the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but on ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as well.

Which raises the question, where did the idea for the Captain America: The Winter Soldier ending come from? Whose wild idea was it to pull the plug on something so major? Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige told us the whole story, and you can read it below. Major spoilers, obviously. Read More »

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In the past seven months, Kevin Feige has tentatively planned out another seven years of Marvel movies.

Last August, the president of Marvel Studios was quoted as saying he had a tentative plan for the Marvel Cinematic Universe through 2021. That’s a lot of movies. Now, a new report says that plan has expanded through 2028. Plus, depending on the potential success of Guardians of the Galaxy this summer, that plan might include spinoffs into solo movies focusing on either Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista), Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper) or Groot (Vin Diesel). They’ve also discussed spinning the new characters introduced in Avengers: Age of Ultron off into their own movies.

Read about these potential Age of Ultron and Guardians of the Galaxy spinoffs, plus the new 14-year Marvel plan, below. Read More »

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After a few days off, Superhero Bits is back! How can you get this exclusive Captain America poster by Dave Perillo? Want to see Cap’s new suit from the set of Avengers: Age of Ultron? What new details have been revealed from Guardians of the Galaxy? Is there a new Quicksilver photo from X-Men: Days of Future Past? Do babies play a part in Amazing Spider-Man 2? Will Russell Crowe return for Batman vs. Superman? Could Captain America: The Winter Soldier break $100 million this weekend? Want to see Patton Oswalt in Agents of S.H.I.E.L..D? Will Chadwick Boseman play Black Panther? Read about all this and much more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Making one good movie is hard enough. Since 2008, Marvel Studios has been making one or two per year. If the films continue to be successful, company president Kevin Feige says that number could potentially double. In a new interview, Feige suggests that depending on the next several years of Marvel films, there’s a chance the current model of two films per year could expand to three or maybe even four. Read More »

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Fans have long wondered when Marvel Studios would get around to giving a female superhero her own standalone film. Black Widow seems like the natural candidate to go first, since the character has already proven popular in The Avengers and has a meaty supporting role in next month’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

But in a recent interview, Marvel’s Kevin Feige suggested that Black Widow may work too well as a part of the ensemble, to the extent that he’s wondering if moving ahead with another superheroine would make more sense. And while he’s not naming names yet, he acknowledged that there have been “a lot” of discussions about a Captain Marvel picture — which would fit with the rumor that the character will appear in the MCU by 2016. Hit the jump for the latest dirt.

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At the junket for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige offered updates Avengers: Age of Ultron, Doctor Strange, Black Widow, Captain America 3 and more. You might think that’s more than enough information on the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe but it’s not. Not even close. Feige has been asked, and commented, on many, many other things as well.

To make due, we’ve compiled the first ever “Kevin Feige Bits,” quotes that are interesting but maybe not quite revealing enough for their own story. There’s one on the potential connection between Avengers: Age of Ultron and Inhumans,  conversations about linking the Netflix shows with the MCU, and if the Thor 3 villain was teased on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Read them below. Read More »

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(NOTE: That image above is not from Cap 2, it’s from The Avengers.)

When Captain America: The Winter Soldier hits theaters April 4, be on the look out for Tony Stark’s Avengers Tower. As a hidden Easter Egg.

At the end of The Avengers, the Stark Tower was decimated, leaving only the “A” as a tease of what’s to come. There was also a brief scene where Stark is clearly seen working on an Avengers Tower. In Iron Man 3, Stark never visits New York as he’s plenty busy in California, Tennessee and Florida but that doesn’t mean the tower hasn’t been under construction. Speaking to /Film, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige told us the completed tower makes a brief cameo in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Read More »

Trivia: ‘The Avengers’ Almost Got an R Rating

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To date, every single Marvel Cinematic Universe has been rated PG-13. That’s the sweet spot for big-budget four-quadrant tentpoles like these; a PG-13 lets a movie be edgy enough to attract the grown-ups but not so hardcore it keeps out kids. But as Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige recently revealed, getting that rating has been a trickier task for some films than others.

While the latest Marvel outing, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, easily made the PG-13 cut, Feige revealed that 2012′s The Avengers initially got an R rating from the MPAA. The filmmakers recut the movie and submitted it again — only to get another R rating. Hit the jump to find out which specific scene was the sticking point.

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