Virtually every major Hollywood production has shut down or been delayed in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. But some productions are finding a way to forge ahead through virtual means. Two Marvel productions still going are Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and The Eternals, which are getting pre-production and VFX work done, respectively, through remote means.
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2013’s Thor: The Dark World is widely regarded as one of the worst movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s currently the lowest-rated MCU film on Rotten Tomatoes, even coming up short of 2008’s The Incredible Hulk. (That’s genuinely impressive!) Thankfully, though, the movie’s reputation is only as the MCU’s punching bag and not as a career-ruiner for its one-time director Patty Jenkins, who went on to great success as the filmmaker behind DC’s Wonder Woman movies. In a new interview, Jenkins reflects on her brief stint at Marvel, and explains why she’s “super grateful” that she didn’t end up directing Thor: The Dark World. Read More »
Marvel Studios’ Black Widow has been delayed indefinitely due to the coronavirus, but that doesn’t mean the passion has abated for fans who have been wanting a Natasha Romanoff solo film for years. Now a detail about one of the movie’s supporting characters has made its way online, and it turns out that the Ray Winstone Black Widow character has a connection to Joss Whedon’s groundbreaking 2012 team-up movie The Avengers. Read More »
Disney has officially delayed the release of Marvel’s Black Widow. The Marvel comic book movie was initially set to hit theaters on May 1, but has now been postponed indefinitely amidst growing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.
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While many movies and TV shows are halting production and some of the spring’s biggest blockbuster movies are being delayed as the threat of the coronavirus pandemic spreads, Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios are still hoping they’ll be able to begin production on Spider-Man 3 this summer.
Spider-Man franchise star Tom Holland recently confirmed that production on the still untitled sequel to Spider-Man: Far From Home is looking to begin production in July. That’s still a good few months away, but depending on how things play out with the coronavirus concerns, that schedule could end up being in jeopardy. But that’s not all Tom Holland revealed about the sequel. Read More »
Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is shutting down production due to coronavirus concerns. Director Destin Daniel Cretton has gone into self-isolation under the recommendation of a doctor and is currently awaiting results after being tested for coronavirus (aka COVID-19). Marvel and Disney have decided to suspend first unit production until Cretton’s results come back.
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Today brought a massive update on the forthcoming Disneyland theme park expansion Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure. The Marvel Cinematic Universe-inspired world will open to the public this July, but a major sneak preview of what’s to come was unveiled today. While the rides and the land itself is still being kept under wraps, a first look at the food that will be offered was unveiled, and it looks delicious and fun.
Avengers Campus will primarily bring food to families by way of Pym’s Test Kitchen, a dining experience inspired by the shrinking and growing powers of Ant-Man, thanks to technology created by Hank Pym. This also includes a bar called Pym’s Test Lab for adults who need a little extra spirit for the day. But you’ll also find some “Terran Treats” near the Guardians of the Galaxy ride, and a specific food inspired by a certain credits scene from The Avengers. Get the lowdown on the Disneyland Avengers Campus food below. Read More »
Avengers Campus will officially open at Disney California Adventure (right next to Disneyland) on July 18, 2020. Along with news of the official release date, new details on the park expansion from Marvel have come to light after an early press preview, including details on the following:
- Web Slingers: A Spider-Man Adventure ride
- Doctor Strange’s sanctum
- Pym’s Test Kitchen and more treats
- Training with the Dora Milaje
- Taskmaster’s stunt show
- Story-driven character encounters
Get all the new Disneyland Avengers Campus details and see some new concept art below. Read More »
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Disney Park-goers, assemble. Avengers Campus will open to the public this summer, and finally, Disney has revealed an official opening date for the Marvel Cinematic Universe-themed land in Disneyland. At the annual Disney shareholders meeting, the company announced that the Avengers Campus opening date has been set for July 2020.
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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier has halted production in Prague due to concerns over the coronavirus outbreak. The government of Prague has closed down schools and placed restrictions on events and travel, and the Disney+ series is abiding by those rules, shutting down the short shoot that had been planned in the Czech Republic city.
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