Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is chock-full of characters and cameos, but there was one planned cameo that never came to fruition. Doctor Strange was originally set to make an appearance in Sony’s acclaimed animated superhero movie, but never made it past the first draft.
Producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the former of which co-wrote the screenplay alongside Rodney Rothman, explained why the Doctor Strange Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse cameo never came to be.
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By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth! Marvel Studios has found its Doctor Strange 2 director, and it’s a familiar face: Scott Derrickson, the filmmaker behind the 2016 Doctor Strange movie, will return behind the camera once again for the sequel. Read More »
(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, political, and opinionated about anything and everything. In this edition: let’s read between the lines of Marvel’s statement about Daredevil and learn how to speak publicist.)
Every few years, something happens in the world of superhero entertainment that requires…massaging. Maybe a rumor crops up about casting or a character’s fate. Maybe a director or a writer drops out of a project. Maybe an entire series implodes unexpectedly. But the very nature of superhero films being based on decades of source material that is easily accessible means studios have had to thread a very small needle to keep their secrets.
Enter the publicist. Ostensibly a job that is half herding cats and half schmoozer, the true core of being a great publicist is to be an accomplished liar. This is a compliment. The words publicists put forth are in the public forever and will be parsed immediately by fans and journalists alike. Good PR hugs the wall of truth as it slides past a chasm of bald-faced lies.
Marvel, in particular, in all of their various forms and studios and divisions, is a master of lies. They lied about the title of Avengers: Endgame for months. They even went so far as to put a whole fake Hulk in the trailer for Infinity War rather than let on that Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) would be in the Hulkbuster suit. So when they released a statement about the cancellation of Netflix’s Daredevil, it helps to have a Publicist-Whisperer on deck to explain what they really mean.
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The Avengers Initiative is spreading from movie theaters into the real world, and soon fans will be able to interact with their favorite cinematic and comic book superheroes in Disney theme parks across the globe. The studio has confirmed several details about its Marvel theme park characters, and below you can find a breakdown of which characters are getting specialized rides or attractions at each Disney park.
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The first trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home was expected to arrive online over the weekend, but Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures decided to hold off until a bit later, maybe sometime this week before Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse hits theaters. However, the first trailer still played down in Brazil’s CCXP comic convention, so details about the film’s plot have emerged.
Get the basic details on the Spider-Man Far From Home plot below, but if you don’t want to know anything about the upcoming trailer, you might want to avoid reading any further. Read More »
This morning, the Avengers 4 trailer finally arrived, and it came with the reveal of the title: Avengers: Endgame. And honestly, that’s probably the biggest revelation to come from the teaser trailer that the internet has been demanding for months now. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t details to pore over instead of getting mad about the fact that Anthony & Joe Russo flat out lied to us about the title of the movie.
Anyway, let’s dig in with our Avengers Endgame trailer breakdown. Read More »
Marvel superheroes aren’t used to losing, but the end of Avengers: Infinity War handed the surviving players their biggest loss in nineteen movies. Half of the universe faded away with the snap of Thanos’s purple fingers, including some key members of the team. But the heroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe aren’t quite ready to give up.
Disney and Marvel have released the first Avengers 4 trailer, and despite Infinity War being marketed as the culmination of the MCU, this is the movie that everything has truly been building toward. Now we’ve finally learned that the title is Avengers: Endgame. Watch the Avengers: Endgame trailer below. Read More »
The most recent Captain Marvel trailer was packed full of new footage, but it didn’t really give us much in the way plot details. We know the movie finds Carol Danvers (Brie Larson), a human turned Kree, as she’s caught up in a war with the shapeshifting alien race known as Skrulls. That battle ends up making its way to Earth, and it’s up to her to do something about it.
However, the Captain Marvel trailer might give us a little more insight than we previous thought, because one little detail creates a connection to The Avengers that might explain what this war between the Kree and Skrulls is all about. Read More »
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The moment in Avengers: Infinity War when Thanos turns half the universe to dust is commonly referred to as the snap. After all, it was the snap of Thanos’ gauntlet-clad fingers that did the trick. But rather than just settle for that common label, Marvel has created not one, but two different official names for the event. And neither of them are very good! Will anyone in Avengers 4 refer to the moment by these names? Will you? Read More »
In case you haven’t heard, there’s a new Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer arriving this Saturday after it premieres at CCXP, the comic convention down in Sao Paulo, Brazil. But before we get a first look at the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming, the two new suits Spidey will be wearing in the movie have been revealed on the showfloor from CCXP. We’ve reported on both of them before, but this is the first time we’ve been able to get up close and personal with each of the suits and really see their details.
Check out the new Spider-Man Far From Home suits below. Read More »