Marvel Studios


Yesterday, we posted a story about how the guys in charge at Marvel Studios do sometimes check out social media and other online postings where fans post their passionate and thought out casting suggestions for their movies, the reference in this case was specifically Captain Marvel. In the case of the super-strong, superheroine, no one’s pushed harder for the part, it seems, than Rhonda Rousey, the MMA fighter-turned-aspiring actress who recently said in a Reddit AMA that she would love to play Captain Marvel. It’s not an official casting notice, but the head of Marvel Studios says that if nothing else, he admires Rousey’s moxie. (more…)


There’s a lot of interest in Captain Marvel, and why not? It will be Marvel Studios‘ first movie featuring a female superhero lead. Captain Marvel won’t arrive in theaters for another three years, heck, it doesn’t even have a director yet although the script is currently being written, but that hasn’t stopped armchair casting sessions from taking place on the keyboards, smartphones and tablets of the international fraternity/sorority of nerds. Everyone has their pick, with Katee Sackhoff and Rhonda Rousey being primary candidates, and believe it or not, the people that decide these things for Marvel sometimes check out your suggestions, and even think about them… (more…)


It’s a big week for Marvel Studios. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returned for its third season last night, and Avengers: Age of Ultron hits store shelves on DVD and Blu-ray this Friday. That means it’s time again for another round of “Kevin Feige talks about Marvel movies.” You can almost call it, the State of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. At an event at the Hero Complex Gallery in Los Angeles last night, the head of Marvel Studios and Avengers producer Jeremy Latchem, talked about the future of the franchise, and other burning questions in regards to Captain Marvel, Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, and that fancy gauntlet that everyone wants the stones for. (more…)


Remember Fantastic Four? I know it was terrible, but it came out barely two months ago, so you must recall just how harshly and disappointingly it was received by critics, fans, and audiences. Considering how horribly the movie went off the rails, it almost seems like Twentieth Century Fox should have somebody – a creative consultant, if you will – to make sure these kind of mistakes don’t happen. Wait a minute, doesn’t Fox have a creative consultant for their Marvel movies? They do, and it’s Mark Millar, a comic book writer that had no small role in creating Ultimate Fantastic Four, which influenced heavily the direction of the recent movie. So Millar, explain. (more…)

Remember ‘Sinister Six’? It Could Still Happen


Hey, remember when Sony was going to create a huge comic book universe based only on Spider-Man characters? Of course you don’t. That was a silly move by studio folk that couldn’t make a single decent Spider-Man movie. Spider-Man?! Anyway, one of the projects that Sony had in mind was Sinister Six, and great pains were taken to set up that project in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but with the rights to Spider-Man, at least partially, going back to Marvel, all that Sinister Six talk dried up. However, the man that was to make the Sinister Six film says that there’s still a chance, however small, that it can still see the light of day. (more…)

It’s that time again, time to get excited about the beginning of another Marvel Netflix series. With Jessica Jones set to debut in November, and Daredevil now filming season two, it looks like Luke Cage is about to start his mission to make the streets safer on the series of the same name. How do we know? Well, the series has a soft release date of 2016 for one thing, but more tellingly, it looks like the cast is starting to shape up. Marvel Studios has announced four new actors cast for Cage, including one who looks like she may end up being the Nick Fury of Marvel’s street level heroes. (more…)


It’s been a rumor almost as old as the existence of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the rumor that the Hulk would be going into space post-Avengers: Age of Ultron and will encounter the Guardians. This rumor has floated out there (in space) in a couple of forms, whether it’s a Planet Hulk movie where the Guardians would enter the story at some point, or whether it was Hulk leaving Earth at the end of Ultron and bumping into the Guardians somewhere in space, it was going down. Except no, no it’s not. And director James Gunn has said so again in an impromptu Twitter Q&A. (more…)


Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. began life as a meditation on what it’s like for ordinary people to be surrounded by a world where the extraordinary is possible, but the upcoming season seems to want to turn all that on its head. For season three, the question is how can the ordinary cope when they’re suddenly extraordinary? ABC has released a 30-second promo for the upcoming new season of S.H.I.E.L.D., which will explore how Coulson and his ragtag crew of world police men and women will help the emerging Inhuman community as they join a world that will likely fear and hate them. (more…)


It’s hard to imagine, although it has occasionally happened, seeing a Marvel movie where Stan Lee doesn’t cameo. About 50 Marvel movies so far, and only a handful haven’t featured a sneaky appearance by the man who created most of the Marvel Universe, in fact it’s part of the fun of seeing a Marvel movie, wondering where Stan the Man might turn up next. From X-Men to the Hulk, Spider-Man to the Avengers, Lee has worked with them all, which begs the question, does Lee have a favorite among the actors that have brought his characters to life to far? It turns out he does, and the hero in question is painted red, white and blue in costume. (more…)

While filming for Captain America: Civil War is almost done, a “civil war” has been going on within the offices of Marvel Studios. However, that may have all come to a conclusion that fans can get behind. According to the latest reports, it seem that Kevin Feige has won more control over at Marvel Studios due to some behind the scenes restructuring. Thanks to the restructuring, Feige now reports directly to Disney chief, Alan horn, rather than Ike Perlmutter, the current CEO of Marvel Studios. (more…)