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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.

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.

When it came time for Marvel to realize the full potential of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with 2012’s “The Avengers,” they couldn’t have chosen a better director than Joss Whedon. Whedon’s deep knowledge of comic book storylines – he had previously helped Marvel launch their “Astonishing X-Men” series and had successfully turned “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” into a minor institution at Dark Horse Comics – gave the studio the street cred needed to reassure fans that the ambitious crossover event was in good hands.  Continue reading Joss Whedon Called Marvel’s Kevin Feige About ‘Batgirl’ at The Playlist.

BURBANK, CA – When it was revealed the assembled press on the Disney lot were about to take a real tour of Marvel Studios Monday afternoon it was easy to guess at least one filmmaker or star would be part o the mix. That turned out to be none other than “Thor: Ragnarok” director Taikia Waititi. The New Zealand filmmaker who is best known for helming the indies “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” and “What We Do In Shadows” appeared in a large editing room where he screened a scene from “Ragnarok.”  The third installment of the “Thor” franchise finds our God of Thunder (Chris Hemsworth) forced to fight his old friend the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) in a gladiator-type showdown run by the ruthless Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum). Continue reading Taika Waititi Reveals He’s Playing The Planet Hulk Alien Korg In ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ at The Playlist.

Since the unexpected box office success of “Deadpool” – and the more predictable success of “Logan” – studio executives have spent the past few months openly wondering if they could slap an R-rating on any of their biggest properties. Back in March, a source at DC Films admitted that the studio would “100 percent” make an R-rated superhero movie if matched the characters. Simililarly, Warner Bros. Continue reading Marvel’s Kevin Feige Has No Interest In Making R-Rated Superhero Movies at The Playlist.

BURBANK, CA – Walt Disney Studios invited select members of the press for what was billed as an open house for Marvel Studios. The blockbuster Disney division has taken over a few floors in the Frank G. Wells building on the Disney lot and, unbeknownst to many, it’s been re-decorated with concept art, costumes, and props that show the history of the company. There were a number of interesting revelations regarding films such as Ryan Coogler’s “Black Panther” and Taika Waititi’s “Thor: Ragnarok” during the 90-minute tour, but during one stop concept art for “Ant-Man and the Wasp” and “Captain Marvel” were on display. Continue reading The Design For ‘Captain Marvel’s’ Costume Will Make Fans Gasp at The Playlist.

If you liked the trailer for “Thor: Ragnarok,” odds are you have James Gunn to thank. The director’s idiosyncratic vision for the Marvel universe helped nudge the studio into new and more interesting directions, with oddball humor and over-the-top imagery sliding in nicely alongside the franchise’s action sequences and slick production. And fans who worried that Gunn had not officially committed to a third ‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘ movie can rest easy: the director announced via Facebook this afternoon, in his typically humorous and insightful manner, that he had closed the deal to join our lovable space a-holes for one more journey. Continue reading James Gunn Announces He’s Returning For ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3’ at The Playlist.