Kevin Feige Captain Marvel interview

A couple of weeks ago, I got an opportunity to chat with Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige about Captain Marvel. We discussed the Avengers: Infinity War after credits scene, if Captain Marvel was originally supposed to appear in that movie, how Carol’s powers won’t break the MCU, Stan Lee‘s tribute and cameo, the whereabouts of Goose, why Nick Fury hasn’t used the pager before Infinity War, and the upcoming live-action Marvel television series for Disney+.

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Rise of the Resistance concept art galaxys edge

On the March 1, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in Chief Peter Sciretta is joined by io9/Gizmodo entertainment reporter Germain Lussier to talk about his visit to Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge for a preview of the upcoming Star Wars land inside Disneyland Resort.

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spider-man: into the spider-verse

On the February 26, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in Chief Peter Sciretta is joined by senior writer Ben Pearson, and writer Hoai-Tran Bui to talk about the latest film and tv news, including a Gremlins animated series, Rotten Tomatoes, A Quiet Place 2, The Eternals and the future of the MCU. And in Our Feature Presentation, Peter sits down with the filmmakers behind Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse to talk about deleted and alternate scenes.

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dean deblois and how to train your draon
A couple of weeks back, I was able to visit the DreamWorks Animation campus in Glendale California, an oasis hidden amongst the Los Angeles concrete. There, I had a chance to visit Dean DeBlois‘ new office and talk to the filmmaker about How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. As you may know, DeBlois wrote and directed the modern Disney Animation classic Lilo & Stitch with Chris Sanders, before moving to DreamWorks to direct all three installments of the now completed How to Train Your Dragon trilogy.

In our interview, we talk about the evolution of the story from the beginning of the trilogy to the conclusion, comparisons to Star Wars, the trouble with sequels, an animation franchise where the characters physically grow and age, the original idea for the second movie that was abandoned, how he feels about making audiences cry, what it was like to work with Guillermo Del Toro and Drew Struzan, his hopes to make a live-action film next, a possible Dragons theme park ride, and the challenge of making a mythical based franchise in the age of Avatar.

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Umbrella Academy Showrunner Interview

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: a group of kids with extraordinary powers are raised together to save the world. No, no, it’s not the X-Men. It’s The Umbrella Academy, Netflix’s new series based on the Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba comic book.

One day, women around the world give birth to super-powered children. Sir Reginald Hargreaves (Colm Feore) collects seven of them to raise in his mansion. They learn to use their powers for good, but when they reunite as adults after Hargreaves’ funeral, they have some lingering trauma to work out. Then Number Five (Aidan Gallagher) reappears with some bad news about the end of the world.

Jeremy Slater began work on The Umbrella Academy streaming series, but Steve Blackman took over and produced the current version. Blackman spoke with /Film by phone about The Umbrella Academy, which is currently streaming on Netflix. And a spoiler warning for some of the comics and first batch of episodes.

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