Sony Marvel Spider-Man Deal Ending

Update: io9 spoke with Sony about this situation, and a representative told them “it’s their belief this dispute is simply over a producer credit and negotiations are ongoing,” and confirmed that “Feige has contributed to other Spider-centric movies that he did not receive a producer credit on.” Our original story follows.

Update #2: A new twist in the story has arrived regarding Jon Watts’ involvement in the future of the Spider-Man franchise. We’ve included the new information in our full story below.

Update #3: A new story at The Hollywood Reporter says that Disney was seeking a 30% stake when when the deal fell through.

It was just a few years ago that Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios struck a surprising deal to share the character of Spider-Man, all so the superhero could swing into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Unfortunately, it appears that deal was short-lived, because a dispute between Sony and Disney has resulted in a failure to reach new terms to continue the lucrative partnership that allowed Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige to produce the Spider-Man movies. Find out more about the Sony Marvel Spider-Man deal ending below. Read More »

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What sort of embarrassing, unseen footage lurks in the editing bays at Marvel Studios? Mega-producer and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige knows all too well what works and what doesn’t, and his ability to delineate between those two categories has been a key factor in the success of Marvel Studios’ first three phases, collectively known as the “Infinity Saga.”

You may have assumed that those never-before-seen moments would never see the light of day, but in a recent interview, Feige teases that the company will soon unveil “some things that we’ve been too humiliated to show” thus far. Read his full comments below. Read More »

Scarlet Witch Thanos fight

In Avengers: Infinity War, Thanos (Josh Brolin) put Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) through the emotional wringer. The Mad Titan portals over to Wakanda and essentially forces Scarlet Witch to kill Vision, the man (android) she loves in order to ensure that Thanos doesn’t get the Mind Stone from his forehead. Thanos watches as she goes through an emotionally devastating decision…only to then spin back the clock and kill Vision anyway, taking the stone and ultimately completing his mission of destroying half of all life in the universe.

So when Wanda encounters Thanos again in Avengers: Endgame, she’s pissed. And in a recent interview, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige confirms something the film itself implies: that Scarlet Witch could have kicked Thanos’s purple ass all by herself if Thanos didn’t call his armies in for backup.
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The Eternals Details

The Eternals will be the second and final film that Marvel Studios releases in 2020, and it’s also the second film of Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Following in the footsteps of Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain Marvel, the film will dig deeper into the cosmic side of the MCU than we’ve ever gone before. That’s because The Eternals are a group of immortals who have been around forever, and the Celestials who have tasked them with protecting Earth have been around even longer. And Marvel boss Kevin Feige says The Eternals movie will explore what they’ve been up to. But what about Fantastic Four and X-Men? What can we expect from their eventual arrival in the MCU? Find out Read More »

LGBTQ Marvel

On the Hall H stage during the Marvel Studios panel last Saturday night, actress Tessa Thompson got a big cheer when she said that as the king of New Asgard, her character, Valkyrie, “needs to find her queen” in the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder. That was confirmation that we’ll get to see deeper aspects of her life explored on screen in the new sequel, and specifically that the movie will address her bisexuality after a scene that alluded to it was cut from Thor: Ragnarok.

And Valkyrie isn’t the only LGBTQ Marvel Studios character on the horizon: Kevin Feige confirmed that more were on the way, and we won’t have to wait long to see them.
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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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Avengers 5

Fans are undoubtedly excited and curious about how the Marvel Cinematic Universe will continue to expand with the 10 new projects that Marvel Studios announced for release over the next two years during their presentation at San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend. However, one significant announcement was missing from the line-up of movies teased for the future, and that’s Avengers 5. What is going on with Earth’s mightiest heroes? Thankfully, Kevin Feige has an answer for you. Read More »

Avengers Endgame

Even though it seemed like the numbers wouldn’t add up for Avengers: Endgame to surpass James Cameron’s Avatar as the highest grossing movie of all-time, Kevin Feige announced that Marvel Studios would soon be taking the crown during their presentation at Comic-Con yesterday. But Walt Disney Studios chairman and chief creative officer Alan Horn made it even more official by releasing a statement announcing that Avengers: Endgame was taking the top spot. Read More »

Who Are The Eternals

We’re less than a week out from San Diego Comic-Con, and even though we know Marvel Studios will have their own panel at the convention, that’s not stopping rampant speculation about upcoming casting announcements that could be revealed.

One of Marvel’s upcoming films, although not officially announced, will be The Eternals. The movie focuses on more characters from the cosmic side of the Marvel Comics universe, and in recent months, there have been several reports of who is being brought in to star in the movie. Now some of those cast members, and Marvel Studios mastermind Kevin Feige himself, have chimed in about these reports and rumors. Find out what everyone is saying about The Eternals cast below. Read More »

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