How many damn clips from Batman: Year of the Dragon will we see before the movie comes out? Ready to see Crossbones again on Marvel’s What If…? animated series? When will Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe end? Does Kevin Feige read fan theories on the web? Which Marvel star likes Avengers: Infinity War more than Endgame? Want to know more about Nebula from Guardians of the Galaxy? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
One of Marvel Studios‘ biggest achievements is the meticulous planning that has gone into its cinematic universe right from the start. It’s why other studios’ attempts to replicate that success have failed (RIP Dark Universe), and why Marvel is going strong even after it reached its, well, Endgame. Already, Marvel has the next few years lined up with theatrical releases and Disney+ shows. But with the pandemic throwing a wrench in the carefully curated works, how much of a buffer could Marvel Studios have? At least 5 to 6 years worth, according to Marvel chief Kevin Feige.
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We’ve heard some variation of Deadpool 3 still being rated R and being in development at Marvel Studios over the years, but there’s still always a patina of disbelief to the idea that the Merc with a Mouth and his bloody, bloody antics could make his way to the family-friendly Marvel Cinematic Universe. But Marvel chief Kevin Feige is here to confirm: Deadpool 3 will be a part of the MCU.
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Kevin Feige, that master of deception, that ace of spies, that international man of mystery, is very good at not giving anything away. As the head honcho over at Marvel Studios, part of Feige’s job includes deftly dancing around rumors about upcoming Marvel projects to keep an air of mystery and surprise intact. While 2020 was free of the MCU, 2021 is kicking-off with WandaVision, which means Feige is making the rounds, giving interviews, and stopping short of confirming various rumors. Case in point: when Feige was recently asked about the many surprising Spider-Man 3 casting rumors, he punted – but also gave us all a clue as to what’s going on.
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Releasing a television series weekly isn’t a new concept, since that’s basically how programs on the small screen have been distributed since the advent of the little flickering box. However, in the streaming era of television, it’s much more common for a series to drop an entire season for audiences to binge at their leisure. But when The Mandalorian came along on Disney+ at the end of 2019, episodes were released weekly, and that continued with with the second season last year. When it comes to Marvel’s upcoming Disney+ shows, Kevin Feige has confirmed they’re following suit in order to make the series feel like an event every single week.
WandaVision has already been confirmed to be released weekly, starting with a two-episode premiere on January 15 followed by a new episode released weekly after that until the series run has concluded. It sounds like this is something Marvel Studios will continue doing with all their shows, and we can thank The Mandalorian for that. Read More »
The Marvel Studios schedule was shaken up in a major way when the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic hit, forcing theatrical releases like Black Widow into the next year, and reshuffling the release dates of highly anticipated Disney+ series like WandaVision, Loki, and Falcon and the Winter Soldier. But as we near the debut of the first Marvel project in a long time – WandaVision on Disney+ – Marvel chief Kevin Feige unveiled the plans for upcoming Marvel movies as theaters and major markets remain closed amid the pandemic.
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When Disney held their big investor day presentation back in December, it came with the announcement of a slew of new Marvel Studios projects that will be coming exclusively to Disney+. One of the new titles that piqued the interest of Marvel fans was Secret Invasion, an adaptation of the comic event of the same name that sees the shapeshifting alien Skrulls invading Earth, posing as Avengers, and creating plenty of chaos with surprising twists and turns. However, fans may want to keep their expectations in check, because it sounds like the story won’t be quite as big as it was in the comics. Read More »
Kevin Feige couldn’t have anticipated back in 2017 that the little TV experiment that he dreamed up – a send-up of classic sitcoms revolving around Elizabeth Olsen‘s Wanda Maximoff and Paul Bettany‘s Vision – would become the auspicious introduction to Marvel Studios’ “Phase 4,” the next era of stories after the decade-long “Infinity Saga.” But perhaps it’s appropriate that “Marvel Studios’ first foray into longform narrative storytelling TV is an homage to TV, [and] is something that could not have been done as a movie,” Feige told /Film in an interview ahead of the Disney+ debut of WandaVision.
“And…I hope all of the shows we’re doing currently for Disney+, and all the movies we’ve ever made, try to showcase an advancement and a progression in storytelling, to the types of stories that we can tell with these characters in Marvel Studios,” Feige added.
Those stories may lead into more Marvel Cinematic Universe films — it has been confirmed WandaVision will lead into Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, with the confirmed appearance of Olsen’s Wanda in the Doctor Strange sequel — or into further seasons of these Disney+ shows.
“It’s a combination of both of those things just based on where the story is taking us,” Feige said.
Read on for our full interview with Feige on WandaVision.
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Though Black Widow was originally intended to kick off the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the coronavirus pandemic has made it so that the first Marvel Studios series on Disney+ ushers in the next era of comic book storytelling. That series is WandaVision, and if the early buzz is any indicator, it’s a series that will be unlike anything we’ve seen in the MCU, and that’s what Marvel boss Kevin Feige is striving for with their upcoming slate of new movies and TV shows. Read More »
Remember 2020? I’m sure you do since it was only a few days ago and also a nightmare. In addition to all the other crazy shit that happened last year, 2020 was also the first time in 11 years that moviegoers were denied a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie. The delay was due to COVID-19, and, as of now, Marvel hopes to release at least four new MCU films in 2021, along with the MCU show WandaVision, which is hitting Disney+, all of which are part of Phase Four of the MCU. Marvel plans their films out in advance, so you might think the coronavirus delay would screw up Phase Four, but according to Marvel Studios’ big cheese Kevin Feige, the studio got lucky.
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