Spider-Man Homecoming 2 MCU connection

If you’ve even remotely been paying attention, it’s impossible to miss the fact that Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man has a big role in Sony’s upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming. He’s been a central part of all of the marketing, and it’s clear that the studio – who was disappointed with the financial performance of The Amazing Spider-Man movies – isn’t taking any chances with this entry and is hoping Downey’s star power will draw in regular audiences.

But that tactic won’t work forever. As we mentioned in another Spider-Man-related piece this morning, Downey’s Iron Man won’t be appearing in the film’s sequel (probably because they can’t afford him). So what will the Spider-Man Homecoming 2 MCU connection be? Let’s take a look at some likely candidates who could show up instead.
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Kevin Feige on Marvel vs DC Rivalry

The Marvel-DC rivalry has long spiraled out of control, and there’s probably little that Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige can say to douse the flames of the ongoing online war. But hey, at least he tried.

In an extensive Facebook Live Q&A, Feige talked about how the Marvel vs. DC Comics feud doesn’t extend to the people working at the studios. He also talked about the possibility of the Marvel Cinematic Universe tackling an R-rated movie in the vein of Deadpool or Logan.

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Venom won't be in a Marvel Studios movie

Earlier today, Spider-Man star Tom Holland confirmed that two more Spidey sequels are in the works, and I’m sure speculation has already begun about which villains the ol’ webhead might end up facing off against in the years to come. But there’s one character it seems like fans can safely take off the table: the alien symbiote Venom.

In a new interview, Marvel mega-producer and creative guru Kevin Feige explains why Venom won’t be in a Marvel Studios anytime soon. Hit the jump to learn what Feige said about the Venom MCU possibilities.
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Stan Lee Doctor Strange cameo

Lately, filmmaker James Gunn has been using his social media accounts to share behind-the-scenes photos from the set of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 with fans and to give us a fun look into some little pieces of trivia that didn’t make the cut in his movie. But now that fandom’s collective attention has shifted away from the Guardians sequel, Gunn has revealed another amusing glimpse into the inner workings of the Marvel Cinematic Universe by explaining some alternate cameo options he shot involving Marvel legend Stan Lee for Doctor Strange.
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Aaron Sorkin is Taking Meetings With DC and Marvel

Aaron Sorkin superhero movie

Can you imagine Bruce Wayne and Diana Prince doing a classic walk and talk through the hallways of Wayne Enterprises? How about Spider-Man and Hawkeye exchanging not just a throwaway line or two, but having an epic back-and-forth conversation full of quotable one-liners? Well, the future is wide open, because Oscar-winning writer Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network, A Few Good Men) says he has meetings scheduled with both Marvel Studios and DC Films to discuss the possibility of writing a superhero movie. But which property would he tackle? Read More »

Wolverine Avengers

Although Hugh Jackman has made it very clear that Logan will be his last movie as Wolverine, he’s not above indulging in some what-ifs. He hedged his bets when asked about a potential Wolverine / Deadpool movie, and now he’s entertaining the hypothetical possibility of a Wolverine / Avengers movie. No, it’s never going to happen — but Jackman admits that he might have been tempted to stick around if it had been an option.  Read More »

Agents of SHIELD Marvel Movies Crossover

Even though the television series Agents of SHIELD takes place in the Marvel cinematic universe, there has still be a significant disconnect between the Marvel Studios show on ABC and their feature films. The biggest piece of evidence pointing to a lack of cooperation between the two Marvel entities is the fact that Agents of SHIELD probably won’t cross over with the Inhumans movie (which has been pulled from Marvel’s schedule, but will still get made eventually), even though they share an entire species of superpowered characters from Marvel Comics. And it sounds like one of Marvel’s TV stars is a bit annoyed by that.

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Marvel cinematic universe breakdown

Even if you’re a fan of Marvel Studios movies since they created their own cinematic universe that began with Iron Man in 2008, there’s still some pretty confusing elements that have surfaced throughout the first two phases of these interconnected comic book franchises, especially if you’re not a die hard Marvel fan.

Thankfully, YouTube user Garcatch has decided to put together an unhelpful, overly snarky, breakdown of the entire Marvel cinematic universe so far. If you’ve been watching the Marvel movies so far, you won’t find any new information here. But you will find a series of quips trying to describe the motion picture phenomenon in eight minutes.

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marvel cinematic univese

In reality, if someone was actually a superhero, they probably wouldn’t have a cheery demeanor. There’s nothing funny about killing someone or putting your life on the line for others. Yet in the movies, and specifically the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the superheroes almost always go about their jobs with a sense of humor. From Iron Man to Age of Ultron, the Marvel Movies are generally light and sometimes downright hilarious. That’s one of the many ways Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has distinguished his films from decidedly darker superhero films like Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy.

And while the MCU has certainly carved out its own unique niche, the cloud of Nolan is always hovering. Will the Marvel Cinematic Universe ever take a turn that puts it on a path of darkness? According to Feige, no. Read his quote and more below. Read More »

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daredevil netflix

As other film studios race to catch up to Marvel, Marvel is moving ahead. One of their most exciting announcements last year was the fact they’d be bringing four TV shows direct to Netflix, culminating in a fifth team-up series. The first of those will be the New York-set Daredevil, run and written by Drew Goddard. For the most part, details on the series have been sketchy, but Marvel Entertainment’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada recently cleared up a few things about the show.

First, as expected, all the shows will exist in the same universe as all the films and other TV shows. He also suggested the shows would all arrive on Netflix all at once, instead of following a more staggered release pattern. Below, read Quesada’s quotes about the Daredevil Netflix series. Read More »