In February 2016, I traveled to London to get a glimpse at another dimension and visit the set of Marvel’s Doctor Strange. While on set we got a chance to have a long chat with Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige, who as always, provided us with a lot of hints at what to expect from the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Feige talks about Doctor Strange’s origin story, how the movie will be different from the comics, rooting crazy concepts in real science, does Steven Strange know about The Avengers, how the film is more respectful to other cultures than the original source material may have been, how this movie was inspired by The Oath, which characters might connect with the Runaways, Mads Mikkelsen‘s character Kaecilius, multiple dimensions, the trouble with writing magic action, how Mordo is different in the movie, Rachel McAdams‘ character Christine Palmer, is the eye of agamotto an infinity stone, the genre of the film, how this film will defy expectations, Steven Strange’s role in the larger MCU, will we see cameos from the other Marvel characters, and much more.
If you’re a Marvel fan and have ever read a Kevin Feige interview before then, you know this is well worth your time. Hit the jump to open the portal.
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Posted on Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 by Angie Han
Marvel’s small-screen universe is continuing to expand, this time to Hulu. Marvel Television has announced a brand new Runaways TV series, based on Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona‘s comic book series about six teenagers who discover their parents are bad guys. Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, of The O.C. and Gossip Girl fame, will serve as showrunners. Read More »
Posted on Monday, June 29th, 2015 by Angie Han
Want to watch Ben Affleck declare “I’m Batman“? Or check out Funko’s Batman v Superman Comic-Con exclusive? Where did The Thing‘s pants go? Which Boardwalk Empire actor is Marvel eyeing for a role? How did David Ayer‘s Suicide Squad cast deal with their demons? Which shows will be on your Comic-Con bags this year? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Has the May 2016 Marvel movie been revealed? Did the Fantastic Four director comment on recent rumors? Who has been cast in Max Steel? Can you now get tickets to Marvel Universe Live? What did Kevin Smith have to say about Ben Affleck‘s Batsuit? Does Drew Pearce have an update on Runaways? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Both Shane Black and Kevin Feige know how important Iron Man 3 is. Not only is it a sequel to two successful Iron Man films, it’s a sequel to one of the biggest movies of all time, The Avengers, and the first prequel to a slew of other films, such as The Avengers 2 and Guardians of the Galaxy. That meant lots and lots of care was taken in preparing not only the script, but the connections within the Marvel Cinematic Universe as well as balancing the action in regards to the other films.
A few months ago, we were among a group of journalists who sat down with Black and Feige to discuss all those things related to Iron Man 3, and more. Below, you can read quotes about the development, filming and context of Iron Man 3 as well as the mystery of post-credits sequences, Black Panther, Runaways, the S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show and PG-13 vs. R-ratings. Read More »
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As Disney has penciled in dates for new Marvel Studios films in 2014, one of the films that has been on the shortlist of suspected possible occupying projects has been Runaways. That’s a project that Marvel has had at the script stage for some time, based on a comic about five LA teens who forms their own fringe super-team when they discover their parents are actually members of a big-time supervillain cadre called The Pride.
Runaways seemed last year like a project that was starting to take off at Marvel, but it has been relatively quiet in the past few months. That’s been the case, says screenwriter Drew Pearce, because The Avengers became the all-consuming ‘team movie’ priority at Marvel. But Runaways might not be dead yet. Read More »
We’ve talked a bit recently about the fact that Marvel Studios’ post-Iron Man 3 plans have been unknown to the general public. We’ve known that Thor 2 is a 2013 release, and the news late last week that Brian Kirk is likely to direct Thor 2 helped solidify Marvel’s slate a bit. And now Disney has staked out two mystery Marvel movie release dates for 2014. As it planted those flags, Disney also claimed another 2014 date for a new Pixar film. A few more details, and some speculation, are after the break. Read More »
With four wide releases opening this post-Oscar weekend, Hollywood news is predictably pretty slow. So we decided to throw together three smaller stories into one article just so you can get your weekend fix all in one place.
First up, Brian K. Vaughan, former writer on Lost and creator of Y: The Last Man and Ex Machina signed with a new agency: Verve. And while agency turnover is boring, buried in the Hollywood Reporter’s story about it is a nugget about Vaughan working on a screenplay he plans to direct and an update on Runaways. Interesting. Second, legendary Disney animator Glen Keane is reportedly not too happy with Disney’s upcoming slate of animated films and is being actively wooed by DreamWorks Animation. Also interesting. And finally, Paramount has set a release date for the Jon Chu-directed G.I. Joe sequel: August 10, 2012. Kind of interesting. Read more about all of this after the break.
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You can probably disregard any casting rumors (like these) that have cropped up about the Marvel Studios big-screen adaptation of Runaways. Deadline reports that, while director Peter Sollett is still on board, Marvel has “invited [him] to take another film first,” as the studio “has too much going on” and will take a little more time to develop Runaways as it moves full speed ahead on The Avengers and Iron Man 3. Read More »