Want to see the first trailer for Superman: Red Son? Do you have your DVR set to record Celebrating Stan Lee on Friday? Did HBO’s Watchmen series actually throw shade at Zack Snyder? Why did director Boots Riley call Joker and The Dark Knight “cop movies” recently? How did Kumail Nanjiani respond to being featured on an adult website for his Marvel superhero physique? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Back in 2015, 20th Century Fox wasn’t worrying about being purchased by The Walt Disney Company. But they were worried about the release of their new take on Marvel’s first family, Fantastic Four. The studio was rebooting the franchise in an effort to capitalize on the love for Marvel Studios movies, and rather than going in the goofy family action comedy direction of the first franchise, they got dark and gritty with Chronicle director Josh Trank at the helm. But things did not go well.
Josh Trank’s vision for Fantastic Four did not pan out as he hoped. Studio executives demanded reshoots, and it was clear that they completely crippled whatever Trank had in mind. Well, four years later, Trank decided to revisit his box office bomb that stopped any hopes of revamping the franchise dead in its tracks. The director even took the time to post a movie review to Letterboxd, in which he reflects on that time in his life and hints at the production woes behind the scenes. Read More »
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After tackling the back-to-back Marvel Studios sequels Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, the directing duo of Anthony & Joe Russo felt like it was time to venture out on their own to produce films under their new AGBO Films production banner. But will they ever be enticed to return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the future after leaving it with such a bang? There are two possibilities that might be enough to see Anthony and Joe Russo returning to Marvel Studios. Read More »
Who won in the latest rematch of Hulk and The Thing? Is Tom Welling coming to Crisis on Infinite Earths? How can you get your hands on a Mark Begley sketch of Carnage? How was the Cap vs Cap fight created for Avengers: Endgame? Which of the X-Men would Joe Russo have snapped away? Could Heimdall still be alive after Avengers: Infinity War? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
The Marvel Studios panel at San Diego Comic-Con revealed Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, unlike the previous phases, this one didn’t culminate with a big event movie like The Avengers. Kevin Feige explained why that’s the case not long after the panel concluded, and part of the reason might be to allow for a bigger lead-up to what’s coming in Phase 5.
Following the panel, Kevin Feige confirmed that Phase 5 is already planned as part of Marvel Studios’ previously teased five-year plan. And it sounds like that will end up leading to a very different iteration of The Avengers than we’ve seen before. Read More »
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There may be no one more controlled at handling press than Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige. He’s a total pro who’s fully aware that every word he says is going to be pored over and dissected, so he would never do anything as brazen as trash another movie in public. But in a new interview, Feige did his version of that: by which I mean he – in a subtle, classy way – dissed the previous cinematic iterations of the Fantastic Four and promised that those characters would be taken care of in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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