With three films in The Dark Knight trilogy, there have been plenty of trailers and TV spots around the world advertising Christopher Nolan‘s acclaimed take on Batman. However, one marketing tactic that was never used to promote any of the films in the comic book trilogy was the use of modern music to drive those trailers and TV spots. But co-writer Jonathan Nolan tried desperately to convince his brother to use one specific classic rock song in The Dark Knight trilogy marketing materials. Unfortunately for him, he was always shut down. So what was the song? Read More »
There were plenty of people who didn’t survive the mighty snap of Thanos at the end of Avengers: Infinity War, but as time has gone on, we’ve learned about some of the people who didn’t turn to dust when the mad titan snapped his fingers and wiped out half of life in the entire universe. Now one more survivor has been confirmed thanks to a lovely birthday greeting.
You might remember that during the events of Captain America: Civil War, the mighty Thor found himself displaced in Australia, forcing him to crash with an office worker named Darryl (Daley Pearson). Now the god of thunder’s former roommate has emerged as a survivor of the snap of Thanos to wish Thor a happy birthday. Read More »
The future slate of Marvel Studios is mostly unclear. Right now, the only projects officially on the calendar are Captain Marvel in March of 2019, Avengers 4 a couple months later in May, and Spider-Man: Far From Home a couple months after that in July. But beyond that, fans are wondering what the future holds. One answer might lie in the director of The Equalizer.
Director Antoine Fuqua has been making the publicity rounds as The Equalizer 2 has been rolling into theaters around the world, and the filmmaker confirmed that he has an upcoming meeting with Marvel Studios boss man Kevin Feige to discuss the possibility of heading into comic book territory. Read More »
Does Adam Pally think his Iron Man 3 character survived the snap of Thanos? When is Peter Parker‘s birthday in the MCU and what does it reference from his comic history? What does Ray Fisher have to say about rumors that he’s leaving the DCEU as Cyborg? Why did Agents of SHIELD move to summer for the show’s sixth season? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
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We all know Marvel Studios is currently celebrating the 10th anniversary of the launch of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And while Avengers: Infinity War was one hell of a way to celebrate the unprecedented crossover of all these film franchises, the comic book movie studio has another treat for fans to enjoy this year.
Marvel Studios has announced that all 20 of their movies, from Iron Man to this year’s Avengers: Infinity War and Ant-Man and the Wasp, will return to IMAX screens for a limited run at the end of August through the first week of September. But there’s a specific schedule for the movies that will make it rather difficult for even the most hardcore Marvel fan to see all of them. Find out more below. Read More »
Why is Grant Gustin upset with how some fans of The Flash reacted to a leaked costume photo? Did you notice the Red Lotus reference in Deadpool 2? Who will play cyborg in the DC Universe streaming series Doom Patrol? Did you notice a little Captain America: The First Avenger Easter egg in a certain Iron Man scene in Avengers: Infinity War? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, August 9th, 2018 by Fred Topel
Matt Nix was at the Fox party for the Television Critics Association ,so I got to speak with him about season 2 of his X-Men series The Gifted. We’ll bring you the full interview with Nix before the season premiere of the show, but there were a few items that needed to be shared right away.
The Gifted is set in a world where the X-Men have disbanded after rampant mutant persecution. The story revolves around the Strucker family, who found the Mutant Underground after their children manifested powers. In the season finale, Polaris (Emma Dumont) turned full Magneto and brought down a passenger plane to get to an evil senator, and the rest of the underground had to split up and run.
In our conversation, I learned about a new mutant character Nix is creating in season 2 and what’s next for Trask Industries.
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When Sony first announced that it was developing a Venom movie, the descriptor “R-rated” immediately followed. Venom was touted as Sony’s first R-rated Marvel film, an intriguing draw for the infamous antihero character. Without the kid-friendly Spider-Man dragging Venom down, the comic book movie was to be Sony’s grasp at being taken seriously. And coming off the heels of the success of Fox’s Logan, it seemed like a perfectly reasonable goal.
But a new report suggests that the highly-promoted Venom rating may not be set in stone. Concerns from high up in Sony may push the Venom rating down to PG-13. And like that, the Venom R-rating may disappear, like a turd in the wind.
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Another day, another detail regarding the uncertain status of director James Gunn and the future of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise that he shepherded to success. And this one at least has some semblance of hope.
There are currently “back channel conversations” happening between Marvel Studios and The Walt Disney Company as the comic book movie studio tries to convince the House of Mouse to hire back James Gunn as the director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Read More »
What is happening with Sony’s Spider-Man adjacent Marvel movie universe? Tom Hardy’s Venom looks like a disaster, and the studio’s planned female-fronted Silver and Black movie, which would have followed the comic book characters of Black Cat and Silver Sable, was taken off the release calendar earlier this summer.
Now a new report says that instead of a team-up project, the latter film is being split into two entirely separate movies, and they may be looking for new directors. Not only that, but Sony is also developing a standalone movie about the Marvel hero Jackpot. Learn more about all of this below.
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