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Here’s a semi-interesting twist in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, its upcoming “Captain Marvel” film will be set in the 1990s essentially making it a prequel to every MCU film thus far beginning with “Iron Man” in 2007. The reasoning for this is unclear immediately, though fan theories are already sprouting, but at San Diego Comic Con yesterday several key details were revealed. Continue reading ‘Captain Marvel’s Pre ‘Iron Man’ Era & Villains Revealed at The Playlist.
ANAHEIM – Even after debuting live action “Lion King,” “Mary Poppins Returns” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” behind-the-scenes reel Walt Disney Studios left a major surprise for the end of its D23 film presentation. Many assumed Marvel Studios would debut a new trailer for “Thor: Ragnarok” or potentially new footage from “Black Panther. Continue reading ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Footage Teases The Blockbuster To End All Blockbusters at The Playlist.
Why did Marvel Studios want to work with Sony to bring Spider-Man to the big screen (again)? Because imagine a DC Films Universe without Superman or Batman. Spider-Man is Marvel’s flagship character and to someone like Kevin Feige, having the webslinger in the universe was better than not having him in there at all (plus it sure doesn’t hurt movies like ‘Civil War’ and ‘Infinity War’ to have the character swinging into the collective action). Continue reading Ranking The Best ‘Spider-Man’ Movie Characters at The Playlist.
It’s been something of Playlist water cooler chatter of late: “Spider-Man: Homecoming” didn’t look great and many of us speculated that the super hero comic book movie could be Marvel’s first dud in ages— arguably since “The Incredible Hulk” which only made $263 million worldwide in 2008. But it’s sounds like we’ll be happily wrong and pleasantly surprised. “Spider-Man: Homecoming” screened last night for some critics and the teen drama/comedy/super hero movie seems to be garnering unanimous praise. Continue reading Early ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Reviews Forecast Another Marvel Hit at The Playlist.
You’ll remember when Chris Evans was first approached to play “Captain America” for Marvel, the star originally turned the role down. The reason? A six-film commitment and the trepidation of getting stuck in a franchise. “One of my biggest fears was that the movies were going to be good,” he told the English paper The Telegraph recently. “Because if things worked out, I’d have to do all six of them. Continue reading Chris Evans Says He Agreed To Star In ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Because It “Wraps Everything Up” at The Playlist.
“Black Panther” is coming and the times they are slowly a changin.’ We’ve had female-led, African American-starring super hero films before (“Elektra,” “Blade,” “Catwoman”), but only the Wesley Snipes vehicle really made much traction (and spawned a trilogy no less). Yet it’s been a while. Up until the release of “Wonder Woman,” neither a female or black-led super hero had been released in over 10 years. Continue reading Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ Unleashes The Claws In First Trailer at The Playlist.
Kevin Feige has been particularly chatty as of late. Marvel‘s movie boss has taken on a string of interviews in the past few weeks, taking the opportunity to provide updates on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including some particularly juicy comments about the ‘Avengers’ movies and where the Marvel universe as a whole might head at the conclusion of Phase 3. And while that might be the more enticing storyline, let’s begin with the (relatively) smaller piece of news. Continue reading Marvel’s ‘Avengers 4’ Won’t Shoot Alongside ‘Avengers: Infinity War,’ May End the Modern MCU at The Playlist.
It’s Friday, which means one last chance to cram as many “Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2“ rumors into the calendar as humanly possible. With critics and select fans getting a first look at the film this past week, and Entertainment Weekly sharing some big updates on the movie in its Summer Movie Preview, the floodgates have opened on talking about James Gunn‘s highly anticipated sequel. Continue reading Marvel Hints At A Different ‘Guardians’ Roster In ‘Vol. 3,’ James Gunn’s Expanding Role at The Playlist.
When it was announced yesterday that Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck would direct upcoming the “Captain Marvel” movie, diehard Marvel fans were a bit taken aback. After months of speculation with some pretty big names thrown out there — including Kathryn Bigelow and Angelina Jolie — fans were surprised to see the studio select two directors with a considerably quieter body of work. Continue reading Kevin Feige Explains Why Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck Were The Right Fit For ‘Captain Marvel’ at The Playlist.
Marvel’s Kevin Feige Says Loss Of Theatrical Experience Would Be “Sad”; Wants To Make Movies People ‘Obsess’ Over
Anytime Marvel boss Kevin Feige sits down to talk about the state of the industry, people tend to sit up and take notice. Feige’s films are the new gold standard of Hollywood blockbusters; any list of the highest-grossing movies of all time is littered with Marvel productions, from the original ‘Avengers‘ movie to last year’s “Captain America: Civil War.” So it’s no surprise to find out that Feige is a big proponent of the theatrical experience, arguing that VOD cannot replace the communal spirit found at your local multiplex. Continue reading Marvel’s Kevin Feige Says Loss Of Theatrical Experience Would Be “Sad”; Wants To Make Movies People ‘Obsess’ Over at The Playlist.