Want to watch the entire Captain Marvel red carpet premiere? Would you like to see Clark Gregg directing a Marvel show for Disney +? Is Marvel Studios looking for an openly gay lead actor for The Eternals? How screentime have ladies had in the first decade of the Marvel Cinematic Universe? How did the Captain Marvel premiere interrupt Ben McKenzie‘s Gotham interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Marvel Studios set a new precedent when it announced literally years of movies in advance. But the studio weathered scoffs and skepticism to become one of the most lucrative companies today, and the originator of the modern cinematic universe.
But as that 10-year plan comes to an end with the upcoming Avengers: Endgame, the Marvel future slate remains curiously blank. The next wave, commonly called Phase 4, has not yet been announced by Marvel chief Kevin Feige, and it seems like it will stay that way for a few more months.
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Which member of Congress is getting their own comic book? Want to watch Goose the cat from Captain Marvel on a live cam? What’s happening in the sequel to the Batman/Elmer Fudd crossover comic? Want to see the latest TV spot for Captain Marvel? Who is the mystery character who might be part of Marvel’s The Eternals movie? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
What is Doom Patrol‘s score on Rotten Tomatoes as of now? What award did PETA give to Black Panther? Which Batman actor actually appreciates George Clooney‘s performance in Batman & Robin? What is Captain Marvel‘s final runtime? What was Shazam rated by the MPAA? When will Marvel’s The Eternals start shooting? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
What’s up with the new dinosaur named after Thanos? How much has Venom made at the global box office? Will characters from Eternals appear in Captain Marvel or Avengers 4? Did Zack Snyder throw shade at Justice League on Thanksgiving? Is T.J. Miller going to appear in Deadpool 3? What did Kevin Feige have to say about his final meeting with Stan Lee? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
What kind of DC Comics attractions are at the Warner Bros. theme park in Abu Dhabi? Will there be public memorials for Stan Lee? When does Birds of Prey start shooting? Want a first look at Quake in the new season of Agents of SHIELD? What stupid thing did Bill Maher say about comic book over the weekend? Which characters might be in The Eternals movie? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Want to win an Incredibles 2 branded Xbox One X? Which DC characters are coming to PlayerUnknown’s Battleground? Have you heard the amazing Arabic theme song for Batman: The Animated Series? Will the success of Venom keep more Spider-Man characters from going to Marvel Studios? When might Marvel’s The Eternals start shooting? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
When Marvel was eyeing Chloé Zhao to direct Black Widow back in April (among others like Amma Asante and Deniz Gamze Ergüven; the job eventually went to Cate Shortland), the pairing seemed like a long-shot. A unique voice like Zhao’s doesn’t immediately seem like it would gel with the Hollywood studio system. We’ve seen Edgar Wrights and Lord & Millers a-plenty — Ant-Man and Solo would go on to be directed by Peyton Reed and Ron Howard respectively — but on the other hand, Disney’s own recent efforts like Black Panther (Ryan Coogler) and Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Rian Johnson), which both fit the mold of blockbuster filmmaking while allowing their creators a personal stamp, make speculating from this side of the studio gates a fool’s errand.
When it was announced on Friday that Zhao would not only be tasked with a Marvel movie, but with cosmic opera The Eternals of all things, reactions were understandably mixed. Some were enthusiastic, while others lamented a distinct eye being lost to the Marvel machine (this writer is optimistic, albeit cautiously) because alas, speculation is all we have in this 24×7 Disney-dominated news cycle. One can hardly begrudge anyone their extreme responses — for every Patty Jenkins leaving Thor: The Dark World due to creative differences, there’s Patty Jenkins knocking Wonder Woman out of the park and negotiation a seven-figure salary on the sequel — so the best we can do is look at the what’s what and the who’s who and hope for the best behind-the-scenes. Every creative partnership is different, after all. Read More »
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Chloe Zhao has been tapped to direct Marvel’s The Eternals.
Zhao, the director of the acclaimed indie Western film The Rider, was initially on the short list to direct Marvel’s Black Widow movie, which ultimately went to Cate Shortland. Now as The Eternals director, Zhao will be helming Marvel’s next potential franchise that could help shepherd the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmic realm.
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