The D23 Expo has come and gone but the content just keeps on flowing. Marvel has posted videos of their presentations from the Live Action event, featuring cast members from Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, as well as some discussion of Guardians of the Galaxy.
Unfortunately for people who weren’t in the room, the actual footage from the movies isn’t included. But you can get a good sense of how Marvel is selling their upcoming films to the Disney audience, and see stars like Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Evans and Anthony Mackie along the way. Read More »
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Ask Marvel President Kevin Feige why his Cinematic Universe has worked so well and he’ll say “planning.” It was planning that put Nick Fury at the end of Iron Man, had S.H.I.E.L.D. become a big part of Iron Man 2 and put an Avengers trailer at the end of Captain America: The First Avenger. It’s planning that has Phase 2 of the Universe all but set. Iron Man 3 is out and Thor: The Dark World is next, to be followed by next year’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy. The current phase culminates in May 2015 with Avengers: Age of Ultron, which will be followed by Ant-Man. That’s a lot of planning.
But, according to Feige, those three years are literally not the half of it. In a revealing new piece in Wired Magazine, the man with the plan says Marvel has movies laid out through about 2021. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, July 25th, 2013 by Angie Han
Part of the reason Marvel’s done so fantastically well with their Cinematic Universe is that they’ve been very good about planning ahead. Remember, the first seeds for 2012′s The Avengers were sown all the way back in 2008′s Iron Man. But there’s a limit to how far even they want to think ahead, or at least what they’re willing to talk about.
We know exactly what’s coming in Phase Two, which will culminate in 2015 with Avengers: Age of Ultron. For Phase Three, on the other hand, only Ant-Man has been confirmed so far. And studio head Kevin Feige says it’ll stay that way for at least another year. Hit the jump to read his comments.
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So just how long has Marvel President Kevin Feige known that Avengers: Age of Ultron would be the title of his 2015 tentpole? In a new, post-Hall H interview with Empire Magazine, the man with the plan answered that question. He also cleared up any misconceptions about the use of the title. Finally, he teased that Loki would remain part of the equation, even though we know Ultron will be the main villain. Read, and watch, the full interview below. Read More »
Doctor Strange, the most powerful mystic among the Marvel characters, has been high on Marvel Studio’s list of possible new characters to anchor a film. But at this point there’s no official announcement that the project will actually happen. At least one script has been commissioned, however, by Thomas Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer, and while we wait to see whether or not Marvel will give it a thumbs-up, we can talk about who might be involved in the story.
After the break, today’s rumor concerns three villainous presences reported to play big roles in the film. Read More »
When do Man of Steel tickets go on sale to the general public? What did Kevin Feige have to say about possible Phase Three films Doctor Strange, Inhumans, Runaways and more? Which character does Dwayne Johnson want to play in the Marvel Universe? Where can you see a live Iron Man 3 art discussion? What are the best superhero board games? Are S.H.I.E.L.D. and Pulp Fiction related in anyway? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Two pretty big rumors regarding The Avengers 2 are whipping around the Web today, so we figured they were worth a look. The first one seems most plausible. It concerns the possible inclusion of the Black Panther in the sequel and the hint comes from the chairman of South Africa’s Cape Town Film Studios. He said Marvel has been in contact about filming the Joss Whedon sequel there.
The second rumor is that Hawkeye could be recast. Jeremy Renner played the character in Thor as well as The Avengers, but citing a lack of activity in Phase Two and his negative comments about his role in The Avengers, one source believes the character could become the next War Machine or Hulk. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 by Angie Han
In theory, there’s no reason a DC Cinematic Universe shouldn’t work every bit as well as — perhaps better, even — than a Marvel Cinematic Universe. In practice, however, we’ve seen Marvel dominate while Warner Bros. struggles mightily to get their non-Batman and non-Superman properties to take flight. The rumors surrounding the planned Justice League movie haven’t been terribly encouraging so far, either.
Plenty of fans and pundits have put forth ideas on why exactly Warner Bros. is flubbing so badly, and today two prominent industry figures have a bit of advice on how the studio could turn things around. After the jump, read Kevin Feige and Damon Lindelof‘s comments on how to solve a problem like the Justice League.
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