The Simpsons is getting its first taste of corporate synergy this season. Several newly announced guest stars for an upcoming episode of its currently-airing 31st season are the first big sign of the long-running animated Fox comedy series’ new ownership. Springfield is about to meet some of Earth’s mightiest Marvel names, with Kevin Feige and the Russo Brothers set to make an appearance in the animated suburb.
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Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige already has one of the most impressive resumes in Hollywood history, shaping the Marvel Cinematic Universe from the ground up and becoming one of the most successful producers of all time in the process. But now he’s become even more powerful, because a new report says he will serve as Marvel Entertainment’s Chief Creative Officer, overseeing all of the company’s film, TV, and publishing. That’s a huge increase in responsibility for him, and now he has the power to cause even bigger ripple effects across the industry. Read More »
After Star Wars, Ghostbusters and Wreck-It Ralph came to the virtual reality experience known as The VOID in previous years, ILMxLAB and Marvel Studios are bringing the Marvel Cinematic Universe to life with an Avengers VR experience of their own.
Avengers: Damage Control will let fans step into the MCU to team up with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, and the first trailer has arrived, revealing what appear to be Wakandan vibranium Iron Man suits that you’ll be wearing within the Avengers VR experience. Check it out below! Read More »
It’s been one month since the disappointing news surfaced that Walt Disney Studios and Sony Pictures could not come to a new agreement on sharing the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man. After negotiations for a new deal went stale, the two studios reached an impasse and Spider-Man was going to leave the Marvel Cinematic Universe and continue the franchise without any help from Marvel Studios and their president and producer Kevin Feige. Thankfully, that all changed today.
Sony Pictures Entertainment and The Walt Disney Studios have reached a new agreement that will have Kevin Feige producing a third film in the new Spider-Man franchise, and it has been set for release on July 16, 2021 with Tom Holland back as the webslinger. Furthermore, Spider-Man will appear in a future Marvel Studios film. Whew! That was a close one. Read More »
Kevin Feige pitched a new Star Wars film to Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, Disney head Bob Iger, and studio co-chairmen Alan Horn and Alan Bergman.
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What would Guardians of the Galaxy have been like if James Gunn wasn’t involved? Filmmakers like Peyton Reed (Ant-Man) and Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Captain Marvel) were vying for that directing gig at the time, but there’s another filmmaker who was also in contention that we didn’t know about until now: Colin Trevorrow, the director of Jurassic World.
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Last night, Kevin Feige was given the Stan Lee World Builder Award at the 2019 Saturn Awards, honoring the best in sci-fi, fantasy and horror. Feige wasn’t on-hand to accept the award in-person, but he did send along a heartfelt thank you, and he included a special surprise for everyone in attendance and tuning in online.
During his acceptance speech, Kevin Feige announced that there will be a box set released later this year that contains all 23 films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that make up what is now called The Infinity Saga. That might not sound like a big deal since all of those movies are available on home video, but this box set will sweeten the collection with deleted scenes and other footage that has been locked up in Marvel’s vault. To tease the kind of footage he’s talking about, Feige introduced an alternate, never-before-seen alternate credits scene for Iron Man, which references Spider-Man, Hulk and X-Men. Watch it below. Read More »
This past week, fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe were hit with the bomb that Disney and Sony Pictures might not be able to finalize a new deal to keep sharing the movie rights to Spider-Man. That means we may not see Spidey swinging around with The Avengers anymore, and that means Peter Parker would be playing in a much different sandbox in the creative control of Sony Pictures instead of Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios. In short, it stinks, and now two of the key figures involved have responded.
Tom Holland has played the new Spider-Man through two solo wallcrawler movies, as well as Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame. Kevin Feige produced all of those movies. Now the two have spoken out for the first time about the Spider-Man deal debacle that has engulfed entertainment news all week. Find out what they had to say below. Read More »
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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 »
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 »