It was quite the bombshell (in nerd terms) when it was announced yesterday that 20th Century Fox would be releasing another X-Men film so fast on the heels of next summer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, and it will be called X-Men: Apocalypse. So that was huge, but what can we gather now in terms of details about what this new film project will look like? One of our fellow nerd news websites thinks that they know they answer. (more…)
Last month I reported that Paul Rudd and Rashida Jones were close to being officially announced as the leads (Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne, respectively) in Edgar Wright‘s Ant-Man. But however reasonable these choices appear, they remain technically only rumors.
Rumors have been floating around regarding British-born actor Idris Elba (The Thor films, Pacific Rim) possibly being cast as Marvel superhero Luke Cage.
Now, for the first time Elba has admitted (in an interview with The Huffington Post) that talks with Marvel Studios regarding the role did actually take place.
Director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, The World’s End, Scott Pilgrim) understands that audiences unfamiliar with the Marvel superhero his upcoming film is based on may not “get” Ant-Man right away. However, the acclaimed British filmmaker and Nerd luminary is convinced that he can make the somewhat lesser-known hero “badass”, as he put it in a recent interview with ET:
Now that the dust has begun to settle on the internet shattering announcement that Disney/Marvel Studios will be teaming up with Netflix to bring an astonishing four Marvel properties to the small-on-demand screen it looks like the TV shows are starting to take shape. Well one at least.
The $87 million that Thor: The Dark World made at the box office over the weekend, shows that the Marvel Cinematic Universe still has what it takes to pack them in at the local multiplex. In fact, it made more money opening weekend than the original Thor. That’s good news for Marvel Studios, who have projects in the pipe through 2014, 2015 and beyond. The future of Marvel movies is a topic that Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige can’t stop talking about (or being asked about) during the promotion of any Marvel film. So obviously, as Thor: The Dark World goes global, Feige let some more hints about the future of the MCU drop.
But first a word of warning, if you haven’t seen Thor: The Dark World yet, particularly the tags at the end, be careful what you read below. (more…)
Fandango has just revealed that Marvel Studios will be including about five minutes of Captain America: The Winter Soldier footage with every North American 3D screening of Thor: The Dark World. (Sorry, rest of the planet.) (more…)
After making an attractive pair with solid chemistry in the romantic comedy I Love You, Man–Paul Rudd and Rashida Jones (below), according to Schmoes Know, are set to possibly take on the roles of Marvel‘s favorite dysfunctional couple: Hank Pym and Janet van Dyne in Edgar Wright‘s Ant-Man.
It’s the midst of all this promotion for Thor: The Dark World, it seems that we’re getting a lot of news and insight about movies that are not called “Thor: The Dark World.” To wit, in new interviews with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, the el hefe of all things cinematic at Marvel talks about the far future of his studio: specifically, the development of 2015′s Ant Man and the indeterminant release of a little project called Black Panther. (more…)
Expect a lot of these pieces over the next couple of weeks as Marvel Studios rolls out promotion for Thor: The Dark World, and in today’s installment of “Kevin Feige Says…,” the Marvel Studios head honcho discusses latter Phase 2 and Phase 3 details such as the threat of Ultron, the future of Loki, and when we might learn more details about what movies will be a part of the next wave of Marvel productions. (more…)