Endgame poster

Well, this has to be a first. After online backlash arose surrounding the absence of Danai Gurira‘s name on the top of the Avengers: Endgame poster, Marvel put together a new poster to include her. This is not something that typically happens, so it’s worth bringing attention to. The question is: will this now be the real, official poster, or is it something Marvel did for use online to stymie more backlash?

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Marvel Shows on Disney streaming service

Where is the Marvel Cinematic Universe going? Anywhere it wants, because it makes all the money. But it’s also going to Disney+, the new Disney streaming service set to debut in 2019. We already knew that Marvel shows are being planned for the service, and now Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige has underlined the importance of Disney+ regarding future plans for the MCU.

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Marvel Fox Properties

There are a lot of moving parts and potential hazards with the huge Disney-Fox deal expected to close at the end of January, but the one thing most people seem to care most about is seeing Fox’s Marvel characters interacting with the Disney’s Marvel characters. There’s still no official word on when we might see one of these highly-anticipated crossovers, but we now know when the planning is set to begin. According to Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, development on bringing the Fox characters into the MCU will likely start in early 2019.

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Black Panther featurette wakanda

Marvel and Disney want Black Pantherto land some Oscar nominations, and they’re not being shy about it. As we head into Oscar season, the studios have already begun the process of campaigning for the film, including hosting new screening for prospective voters. They’ve also just released a featurette called “Welcome to Wakanda”, where director Ryan Coogler and the cast discuss the film’s “utopian vision of what an uncolonized Africa might look like.” Watch the Black Panther featurette below.

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doctor strange 2 director

By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth! Marvel Studios has found its Doctor Strange 2 director, and it’s a familiar face: Scott Derrickson, the filmmaker behind the 2016 Doctor Strange movie, will return behind the camera once again for the sequel. Read More »

Shang-Chi movie

Avengers: Infinity War was a financial smash for Marvel Studios this year, but Black Panther actually made more money in the United States and currently sits at #3 on the all-time box office domestic grosses list. Any studio would love to replicate that kind of success, and it looks like Marvel is taking steps to attempt to catch lightning in a bottle again.

Kevin Feige and his team are reportedly developing a Shang-Chi movie, which is centered on the martial arts master first created in the comics in the 1970s. The film will feature the studio’s first Asian protagonist. Learn more about Shang-Chi below. Read More »

mcu timeline

If you’ve wanted official confirmation regarding the MCU timeline, you’re in luck. The book Marvel Studios: The First 10 Years offers up a timeline that firmly places the majority of Marvel Cinematic Universe films in distinct years – but there’s a catch. Obsessive (some would even say nerdy) fans have already begun to pick this timeline apart and comment that some of it doesn’t add up. See the official MCU timeline below. Plus: learn when Avengers: Infinity War is coming to Netflix.

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Stan Lee Transformation

(Welcome to Role Call, where we examine two performances from an actor – their first defining role and their most recent/last – to get a sense of who they are.)

My Stan Lee story is the same as everyone else’s. I was milling around the Marriott Marquis at one of a hundred sponsored parties at Comic-Con when the Marvel legend walked up to me, struck up a conversation, and chit chatted for a few minutes before moseying along to a comfy lobby couch nearby. I don’t remember if he had a drink. I don’t remember what we talked about. I remember that I shook his hand.

I also remember that there was no force field between Stan Lee the persona and Stan Lee and person. He’s the celebrity most comfortable with celebrity that I’ve ever met – at once energized by the attention without being desperate for it or to avoid it. He was treated like oxygen at Comic-Con: some people gasped and flailed for him while others took him as a casual component of the atmosphere.

Obviously he wasn’t an actor so much as a person hired to play himself in movies. Yet his on-screen personality fascinates because of its singularity. Famous people have been hired to drop in as themselves with a wink and nod since Hollywood’s early days, but Lee created a story engine that would, half a century later, morph into a cinematic powerhouse that held him as its mascot, good luck charm, and ever-present unnamed character. Read More »

daredevil season 4

Netflix cancelled Iron Fist and Luke Cage, and now it looks like the Man Without Fear might be next. New data is hinting that Daredevil season 4 likely won’t happen. Netflix doesn’t release ratings, but interest in a show is often tracked via social media engagement. Trends suggest that Daredevil season 3 is pulling in less-than-desirable numbers on social media, which could spell the end for the series. But there’s still some hope.

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daredevil season 3 review

The new season of Daredevil picks up after the events of The Defenders, and finds Matt Murdock in the midst of a spiritual and emotional crisis. The results are mixed. Can the Marvel Netflix show continue to thrive, or is it time to exorcise this series for good? Read our Daredevil season 3 review below.

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