marvel contingency plans

I attended a Q&A with Marvel head Kevin Feige last night which you can read about elsewhere on the site (Infinity Stones/Infinity War and the future of the Marvel Universe). One quote in particular no one seems to be focusing on is something Feige said when answering my question about how they can insert a character like Spider-Man into the long-term arc leading to Infinity War, which has clearly already been plotted far in advance.

His answer contained a little nugget of information: Marvel has contingency story plans in the far-off case the company is able to get back the movie character rights for some of the properties they don’t currently control. As you know, this currently stands at the X-Men and Fantastic Four universes, which includes Wolverine, Silver Surfer, Deadpool, Cable and others. Find out exactly what Feige said about the Marvel contingency plans, after the jump.

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Last night I attended an event where Marvel head Kevin Feige and Avengers producer Jeremy Latchem were in attendance answering questions about Avengers: Age of Ultron and the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  You can read everything they said about plotting the Infinity Stones in the first two and upcoming phase three of the MCU, and where they are headed in The Avengers: Infinity War Parts 1 and 2 in our other post. In this post you can find all the interesting answers that didn’t fit thematically in the other post:

  • How does it feel to be able to include Spider-Man in the MCU?
  • How was Spider-Man inserted into the plan they already had leading towards The Avengers: Infinity War?
  • Does Marvel have plans for Fantastic Four and X-Men in the chance they get the rights back?
  • Will The Marvel television characters or storylines ever appear in the Marvel movies? Would characters be recast?
  • Why didn’t Captain Marvel and other Marvel character have a cameo at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron?
  • When will Guardians of the Galaxy cross over with the earth bound Marvel heroes?
  • When will we get more casting announcements for Doctor Strange and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2?
  • How does Howard The Duck make it back to Earth?
  • When will Marvel One Shots short films return?

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How Well Do Today’s Teens Know 90s Cartoons?

Do Teens Know 90s Cartoons

We’ve seen how clueless some teens can be when it comes to the original animated iteration of Transformers, but also how excited they get about something like The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2. Now we get a mixed batch of reactions as the folks over at the React YouTube channel sets out to answer the question, “Do teens know 90s cartoons?

However, it’s a little more complicated than just showing them footage of the cartoon as the video has them trying to guess the 90s cartoons just by hearing their respective theme songs. Read More »

Tom Hardy as Wolverine

As we all know by now, Wolverine 3 is going to be the last time Hugh Jackman steps into the shoes of the adamantium-clawed mutant who has become the crux of the X-Men franchise. He’s supposed to pop up in X-Men: Apocalypse before that, and there have been rumblings that he might have a cameo in Deadpool early next year too.

But sadly, fans will have to accept that sometime in the near future, Hugh Jackman will no longer be Wolverine. However, since the character doesn’t age the same as everyone else, he doesn’t have to be killed off. Jackman could merely be replaced by someone younger than him (though not too much younger), and the Australian actor would like to see Inception and The Dark Knight Rises star Tom Hardy as Wolverine next.

Update from editor Peter Sciretta: Bosslogic created a cool mock-up of what Tom Hardy might look like as Wolverine. See the piece of fan art after the jump followed by Ethan’s original story from September 24th 2015.

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Marvel Is Having Inhumans Kill Off X-Men in the Comics

Extraordinary X-Men 1 (header)

Over the past year, Marvel Studios has plucked the Inhumans from relative obscurity to give them prime placement in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Not only are they getting their own feature film in 2019, they’re the subject of a major ongoing arc on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Essentially, they serve as a stand-in for the X-Men, since 20th Century Fox still holds the rights to Marvel’s mutant roster.

But replacing the X-Men with Inhumans in the movies and TV shows is one thing; now, that offscreen rivalry appears to be spilling over into the comics. Previews of the upcoming Extraordinary X-Men #1 tease a storyline in which the Inhumans’ expansion is literally killing the X-Men. More about the Inhumans killing X-Men after the jump. Read More »

Marvel movies ranked

Since we’ve had two releases from Marvel Studios this year, there’s been plenty of talk about ranking the movies in the Marvel cinematic universe. But with 20th Century Fox’s reboot of Fantastic Four hitting theaters this weekend (for better or worse), we thought it was a good time to rank all the Marvel movies that exist outside of the MCU, which include Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy, all the X-Men films and more.

Check out all the other non-MCU Marvel movies ranked after the jump! Read More »

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X-Men TV series

With the success of comic book TV shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Arrow, The Flash, and Daredevil, it was no surprise that Fox announced plans to develop an X-Men TV series. After a Television Critics Association executive session today, Fox Television Group Chairman and CEO Dana Walden told reporters that negotiations are underway with Marvel to get the series moving forward. Read More »

Channing Tatum signed on for Gambit

Just a few days ago, fans looking forward to seeing Channing Tatum join the mutant ranks of the X-Men with the spin-off Gambit got some bad news. The Magic Mike and 21 Jump Street star was considering dropping out of the project set up at 20th Century Fox.

But we can all breathe a sigh of relief now as Tatum has officially closed his deal to play the title role in the X-Men spin-off, though negotiations did get a little shaky there for a bit. Find out more about how Channing Tatum signed on for Gambit below! Read More »

X-Men Days of Future Past comic book movie comparison

In an exciting meshing of old and new franchise stars, X-Men: Days of Future Past effectively rebooted the comic book franchise again, complete with a new timeline that retconned the old one, and brought all your favorite characters who died in the original trilogy back from the dead.

And while the title and basic storyline is lifted directly from a Marvel story arc in the mutant comic book series, there are a significant number of differences between the comic book and the movie, and we’re not just talking little nitpick details here and there. For example, perhaps the biggest change is sending Wolverine back in time in the movie instead of the time-traveler being Kitty Pryde as it is in the comics.

If you want to know more about how the movie differs from the comic book, check out the latest 15-minute installment of What’s the Difference?, an X-Men Days of Future Past comic book movie comparison. Watch below! Read More »