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“So much has happened since I last saw you! I lost my hammer…” Indeed, so much has happened! Let’s find out! Disney + Marvel have revealed the new full-length trailer for Thor: Ragnarok, the next sequel in the Thor series, at Comic-Con today during their Hall H presentation. It looks like hiring Taika Waititi to direct this is one of the best decisions Marvel has ever made, as this looks seriously badass and entertaining in 100 different ways. Chris Hemsworth is back as Thor, with a seriously kick ass cast: Cate Blanchett as Hela, Jeff Goldblum as the Grandmaster, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Karl Urban as Skurge, plus all of the others from Asgard before including Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Idris Elba as Heimdall, and Jaimie Alexander. I’m insanely excited for this, it looks so frickin’ good, even all the sci-fi stuff looks like it works perfectly. I’m so there opening night. Between this and Black Panther, Marvel is lookin’ …

Enthusiasm for Marvel properties on TV are usually never low despite how middling their shows can get. ABC’s “Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D,” isn’t good, but it’s still on air. “Agent Carter” is/was a great character and everyone loves Hayley Atwell, but sorry, it was pretty unwatchable. Netflix shows for Marvel can be really sketchy too (“Luke Cage,” “Iron Fist”), but fans seem to love them nonetheless. Continue reading New ‘Inhumans’ Trailer Met With Derision & Scorn At Comic-Con at The Playlist.

With $472 million worldwide and counting, it’s safe to say that Marvel and Sony‘s teamup on “Spider-Man: Homecoming” is a success. Now, of course, attention is turning to the sequel which is already penciled in for 2019, and they aren’t messing with a good thing. THR reports that director Jon Watts is in talks to return and sling his cinematic web behind the camera. Continue reading ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Sequel Lands Director, Isn’t Messing With What Works at The Playlist.

Some perspective: not three years ago, the idea of Spider-Man existing within the Marvel Cinematic Universe was being described as a “‘cold-day-in-hell’ type scenario.” Sony owned the rights to the character, and there was no way that two gargantuan corporations like Sony and Marvel could ever work out a deal to share him. And yet, as of this writing, Marvel’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming” is in its second week of release, following a wildly successful opening weekend at the box office. Continue reading Mark Ruffalo Is Not Optimistic About The Prospects Of A Standalone Hulk Film at The Playlist.

Kevin Feige must be wondering how many times he has to say that Fantastic Four aren’t coming back to Marvel. Last fall he said it was an “impossibility,” and just last month he once again said there were zero plans on the table for the superheroes, whose big screen rights still belong to 20th Century Fox. However, with San Diego Comic Con on the horizon, some fresh rumors have sprung up. Continue reading Kevin Feige Once Again Says Fantastic Four Not Returning To Marvel at The Playlist.

Spider-Man finally swung home. Back in February of 2015, I wrote about why Spider-Man swinging back to Marvel Studios would be a good thing for the famed webslinger. Now, two years later, we have Spider-Man: Homecoming, the sixth Spider-Man film that actually feels like the first. The film, which stars Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Michael Keaton as The Vulture, is exhilarating, extremely well-made and most excitingly of all, refreshing. It shows how you properly reboot a character like Spider-Man, cementing Kevin Fiege and Marvel Studios as creative powerhouses who truly care about these characters. Let’s take a look at why Homecoming was the perfect Spidey reboot – and what’s in store for him after this. To understand why Homecoming works so well means investigating why the last couple of movies didn’t. That’s why over the last few weeks I looked back at the previous six Spider-Man films ranging from Sam Raimi’s original Spider-Man from 2002, to its two sequels …

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.

With D23 and San Diego Comic Con coming up, Marvel fans are likely about to receive a bounty of news and trailers and all sorts of goodies. It’s also a pretty intriguing time at Marvel right now, as the studio is gearing up to end Phase 3 of their Cinematic Universe, one that now sees a possible new future with Spider-Man swinging into things. However, it appears we should be paying attention to “Thor: Ragnarok” because it could be seismically altering the course of the things to come. Continue reading ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Will “Drastically” Change MCU, Lead Into ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ at The Playlist.