It’s been a long, satisfying 10 years to Avengers: Infinity War, but it wasn’t only the 18 films that helped shape the Marvel Cinematic Universe. At the beginning, when Marvel Studios was still finding its footing, there were the Marvel One Shots.
The Marvel One-Shots were self-contained short films included on the Blu-ray and home video releases of the early Marvel films, up until Thor: The Dark World. They were fun little stories that let us revisit some fan-favorite characters — and provide a back-door pilot for a few ABC TV shows — but most importantly, they also helped expand the world of the MCU. But since “All Hail the King” was released in 2014, the Marvel One-Shots have gone silent. And from the looks of the jam-packed slate of the MCU, we may not get any more for the foreseeable future.
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Posted on Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 by Angie Han
Tom Hiddleston has had a very busy summer, wowing critics with The Night Manager, winning over Hall H for Kong: Skull Island, and, in his rare free time, wooing Taylor Swift. Now he’s capping off this crazy season with a return to one of his signature roles. Hiddleston shared a photo of himself in character as Loki for Thor: Ragnarok, which is shooting now under director Taika Waititi. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Every superhero has a place where they can take a load off, put up their feet, and get away from the world for a little while. Batman has the Batcave, Superman the Fortress of Solitude. Across the aisle, Thor can chill out in Asgard, Tony Stark in Avengers Tower, and Spider-Man in Aunt May’s second bedroom. However, the coolest secret lair/base of operations in all of Marvel-dom has always been Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum, a house that is filled with countless magical items and magical artifacts and all of the perils that accompany keeping those items in one place.
We already received one glimpse of what this place will look like in Scott Derrickson‘s upcoming Doctor Strange movie back when the first photos of Benedict Cumberbatch as the Sorcerer Supreme were released. Now, Marvel has released another glimpse at this mystical manor and it may look a little familiar to seasoned comic book fans.
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Posted on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 by Angie Han
To put it mildly, the MCU has not had a great track record with female superheroes. Their idea of “diversity” seems to be offering countless variations on white, male superheroes, and based on the current schedule that won’t change until the release of 2018’s Black Panther and Captain Marvel. (Which are Marvel movies #19 and #20, respectively.) But now some of the roadblocks to highlighting female characters may have disappeared.
In addition to Monday’s news that Ike Perlmutter will no longer control Marvel Studios, we now have word that the Marvel Creative Committee has been dissolved. Find out why that could be a great thing for Marvel female superheroes. Read More »
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We don’t know much about the plot of Marvel’s Phase Three, but we know how it’s going to end. Ever since the end of Joss Whedon’s The Avengers, we knew the mad titan Thanos was going to become a factor. The most powerful villain in the Marvel Universe was on the hunt for the Infinity Stones he so famously acquired in the classic comic story, Infinity Gauntlet. Putting all of the gems together would give Thanos all the power in the universe, which isn’t a good thing for the universe.
So through a bunch of Marvel movies we saw these gems and their terrible destructive powers. Then in this year’s Guardians of the Galaxy, we finally heard from Thanos himself. He’s played by Josh Brolin and will play a big factor going ahead. Unfortunately, as of this moment, Thanos has a grand total of zero Infinity gems, but that’s going to change by the time Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 hits theaters May 2018. The title alone suggests Thanos will finally have what he desires and, in a new interview, Brolin all but confirmed that. Read the new Josh Brolin Thanos quotes below. Read More »
At today’s Marvel Television panel, the first four directors for ABC’s upcoming Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D prequel series Agent Carter were revealed. The four filmmakers all hail from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, both feature and short, and include some names you might not expect to be directing television. Find out who the Agent Carter directors will be after the jump.
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After several male dominated films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, more attention is turning to women. Besides the inclusion of Scarlet Witch in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel director/producer Louis D’Esposito was recently quoted saying the company wants to make a female lead superhero movie. He even offered up the character Captain Marvel as a possibility.
So who could play a role like that? Well someone at Marvel must really like the cast of Riddick. Dave Bautista and Vin Diesel were both cast in Guardians of the Galaxy and now it’s come out that Marvel has had discussions with Katee Sackhoff. The Riddick and Battlestar Galactica star revealed as much on a recent podcast, stating Marvel inquired about her availability during the first quarter of 2014.
D’Esposito also revealed one of their already strong female heroes, Hayley Atwell‘s Peggy Carter, would certainly return. Read More »
A couple big interviews with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige have shown up over the past week as The Avengers races to US theaters, and we’ve pointed out some of the good bits of info in each one. But we missed something in one interview: a note that Marvel co-president Louis D’Esposito, exec producer on Marvel’s films, has directed something the studio will reveal in the near future. The assumption is that he shot a short along the lines of the ones that featured Clark Gregg and helped tie previous Marvel films together. Read More »