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DuVernay confirmed today (July 3) that she has passed on the superhero movie, which will introduce the African nation of Wakanda into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
"I'm not signing on to direct Black Panther," she told Essence. "I think I'll just say we had different ideas about what the story would be."
The filmmaker continued: "Marvel has a certain way of doing things and I think they're fantastic and a lot of people love what they do. I loved that they reached out to me."
The discussions between DuVernay and Marvel Studios apparently broke down well into the creative process.
"I loved meeting Chadwick and writers and all the Marvel execs," she explained. "In the end, it comes down to story and perspective. And we just didn't see eye to eye. Better for me to realise that now than cite creative differences later. »
As a part of Entertainment Weekly's extensive Comic-Con preview, Fantastic Four director Josh Trank has offered new details about his upcoming superhero movie reboot. Marvel's first family is much younger in this version, with Miles Teller portraying Mr. Fantastic, Michael B. Jordan as The Human Torch, Kate Mara as The Invisible Woman and Jamie Bell as The Thing. The director burst onto the scene with 2012's Chronicle, and he reveals that, while his first movie explored a group of youngsters discovering their powers, Fantastic Four takes a very different approach.
"The audience should expect an epic, »
Illustrator Andy Park has given us a peek at some of his early concept designs for the titular villain in Marvel’s blockbuster sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron, posting the following images to his Facebook page…
“These are some initial passes done for the big baddie, Ultron. What a crazy fun project to work on,” states Park. “I don’t get to do the more robotic designs that often here given our resident robot experts in Ryan Meinerding, Phil Saunders, along with Josh Nizzi and Josh Herman. But when I do get a chance I just savor the moment. Too much fun!”
Avengers: Age of Ultron is out now and sees Joss Whedon directing a cast that includes Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Mark Ruffalo (The Incredible Hulk), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill »
- Gary Collinson
"These are some initial passes done for the big baddie, Ultron. What a crazy fun project to work on," Avengers: Age of Ultron artist Andy Park says on his Facebook page about the following pieces of artwork. "I don't get to do the more robotic designs that often here given our resident robot experts in Ryan Meinerding, Phil Saunders, along with Josh Nizzi and Josh Herman. But when I do get a chance I just savor the moment. Too much fun!" Do you think these designs are better than what ended up in the sequel? As always, be sure to let us know your thoughts in the usual place. Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Cobie Smulders, Don Cheadle, Paul Bettany, James Spader, and Samuel L. Jackson and hits DVD and Blu-ray this year. »
2017 is going to be a big year for Marvel Studios, serving as the first year the studio will release three films. For the last few years, Marvel has been content with two films a year, but with fan enthusiasm and ticket sales at an all time high, might as well go to three, rightc That means Marvel Studios head, Kevin Feige, is going to be a very busy man. During the press junket for Ant-Man, Collider asked him about the upcoming production schedule and he said, "We literally just crossed the halfway mark on Captain America: Civil War last week, it's day 42 or 43 of 80. We start filming Doctor Strange in London in November. We start shooting Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in February-March 2016. We start filming Thor: Ragnarok and Spider-Man around the same time, around June of next year." Considering he can't be in two different places at the same time, »
- Charles Dean
There’s certainly a lot of excitement about next year’s Phase Three-launching Captain Amercia: Civil War. Not only is it adapting one of Marvel’s most acclaimed story arcs, but it’s also bringing together pretty much every character from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as introducing Spider-Man!
However, the wall-crawler won’t be the only new addition to the McU in Civil War, as Chadwick Boseman is set to make his debut as T’Challa, a.k.a. the Black Panther, aheaqd of his solo movie in 2018. Speaking to Birth.Movies.Death, Marvel chief Kevin Feige has offered up a few details about the Wakandan’s role in the threequel, and why they decided to introduce him in the movie.
“[Black Panther] is a role that he is still in the beginning phases of taking on, it’s a mantle he is only beginning to take on because his father is older… »
- Gary Collinson
Captain America: Civil War picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain. Captain America: Civil War stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Chadwick Boseman, Emily VanCamp, Daniel Brühl, Frank Grillo, William Hurt, and Martin Freeman, and is set to be released on May 6th, 2016. More of this artist's work can be found by clicking below »
"It is a role that he is still in the beginning phases of taking on," Feige told Birth Movies Death. "It's a mantle he is only beginning to take on because his father is older."
Boseman will debut in the film which - if it follows the thrust of the Civil War comic - will see Tony Stark and Steve Rogers going to war over their conflicting views of superheroes' roles in America.
"The reason we introduced him in Captain America: Civil War is »
Since the announcement of the massive cast of Captain America: Civil War (that includes the likes of Iron Man, Black Panther, Spider-Man and the rest of the New Avengers), many fans were starting to worry that this would not be a “Captain America movie”. Well fear not, because Kevin Feige is putting those worries to rest.
“Certainly at the end of Civil War it’s a whole new ball game,” Feige told io9. “What’s fun about Civil War though is, as you know from the comics, it’s a very simple story. And it really has to be, to accommodate that many players. It’s very much a Captain America movie and it’s very much a sequel to The Winter Soldier in ways I don’t think people [will expect]…. It’s a very simple structure that allows you to have these amazing character interactions in a way that I don’t think becomes overwhelming. »
- Luke Owen
We.ve known for some time that Black Panther (played by Chadwick Boseman) would make his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in next summer.s Captain America: Civil War. Boseman even took the stage with Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans at Marvel.s massive Phase 3 announcement, cementing the deal. But we didn.t know how the hero would be utilized in the Civil War plot, or why Marvel chose to use him, until now. While out promoting the studio.s upcoming Ant-Man, Marvel President Kevin Feige was asked by Birth.Movies.Death about why Black Panther was necessary to the plot of Civil War. And Feige, always one for a candid explanation, told them: "The reason we introduced him in Civil War is because we needed a third party. We needed fresh eyes, who wasn.t embedded with the Avengers and who has a very different point of view than »
When Marvel confirmed its Phase Three slate in October, producer Kevin Feige revealed that Chadwick Boseman is portraying Black Panther, and he will make his debut in Captain America: Civil War, which is currently shooting in Atlanta. Very little is known about how Black Panther fits into this massive story, which pits Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) against each other. But today we get new details from Kevin Feige, who is promoting Ant-Man. When asked if we will see Chadwick Boseman's T'challa as Black Panther right away in Captain America: Civil War, the producer had this to say.
"I don't know how to answer that question without spoiling it! It is a role that he is still in the beginning phases of taking on, it's a mantle he is only beginning to take on because his father is older."
In the comics, Black Panther »
Spider-Man isn't the only superhero of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that will make his debut in next year's "Captain America: Civil War" as Chadwick Boseman's Black Panther is set to have a much larger role in events within the third film about Steve Rogers (Chris Evans).
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige was asked this week by Birth Movies Death about how Black Panther starts out in the film and ultimately fits into the action, with the events of 'Ultron' coming into play:
"It is a role that he is still in the beginning phases of taking on, it's a mantle he is only beginning to take on because his father is older. The reason we introduced him in 'Civil War' is because we needed a third party. We needed fresh eyes who wasn't embedded with the Avengers and who has a very different point of view than either Tony or Steve. »
- Garth Franklin
In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Spider-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Ant-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Ultron Revolution, Ultimate Spider-Man vs. The Sinister 6, Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., X-Men: Apocalypse, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Fantastic Four, Batman, Green Lantern, Gotham, Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Justice League: Gods and Monsters, Hellboy III, Heroes Reborn and more…
Well, the speculation is finally over. Marvel and Sony have cast their new Spider-Man! The two studios announced this week that young British actor Tom Holland (The Impossible) has secured the role of Peter Parker for the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s incarnation of the wall-crawler, while up-and-coming director Jon Watts (Cop Car) will also helm the as-yet-untitled Spider-Man reboot set for release in July 2017. Sony chairman »
- Gary Collinson
You'll need to save up a lot of money to assemble the entire roster of Hot Toys Avengers: Age of Ultron figures, but as with the rest, it's hard to resist this one! Packaged with a light up Mjolnir and a number of other accessories, the 1/6 scale figurine is incredibly detailed, and you can check out a full gallery of images below. Will you buy this one? As always, let us know your thoughts below... Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Cobie Smulders, Don Cheadle, Paul Bettany, James Spader, and Samuel L. Jackson and hits DVD and Blu-ray this year. »
A lot of critics got a sneak peak of Ant-Man, they had a lot of things to say about it and some news about post credits scenes! Come inside to find out more!
Luckily, with July right around the corner, we aren't far from the theatrical release of Ant-Man! While many of us are saying our prayers, and taking our vitamins, that we'll get to see an early screening of Ant-Man, many critics received a very early screening of the movie, courtesy of Marvel Studios.
The good news is that most of the reviews were positive. Many critics labeled Ant-Man as a comedic Heist film with a nice amount of action. What's even better is that a few thought it was just as weird as Guardians of the Galaxy. You compare anything to Guardians and you have my undivided attention. As with any movie, though, there were some critics who didn't enjoy it so much, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Matt Malliaros)
It's been a while since we got a star sighting on the set of Captain America: Civil War as filming continues in Atlanta, Georgia, but it seems the paparazzi has spotted Robert Downey Jr. while leaving his trailer yesterday. Although he's not in the Iron Man armor, the Avengers star was seen sporting Tony Stark's casuals and goatee, beside longtime driver Jimmy Rich. What do you think? Directed by Anthony & Joe Russo from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, Captain America: Civil War picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left off, as Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures »
As soon as it was revealed that the third Captain America film would follow the beloved “Civil War” storyline, everyone understood the incredible magnitude of the Joe and Anthony Russo-directed tentpole. Civil War is essentially an Avengers-sized event, complete with dozens of familiar faces from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man and the entire Avengers lineup formed at the end of Age of Ultron. Even more surprising was another announcement: that William Hurt would be reprising the role of General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross, last seen in The Incredible Hulk (not really considered canon in the McU given Edward Norton’s quick ouster from the title role).
Nevertheless, Hurt is getting back into uniform to play Ross, who will again be on the trail of the Hulk as the Civil War heats up – though the actor has told IGN that fans can expect to see a very »
- Isaac Feldberg
As anyone who followed the arduous casting process held by Marvel and Sony in the search for their new Spider-Man knows, locking in a Peter Parker for the 2017 reboot wasn't an easy task. But earlier this week, the two collaborating studios finally announced that Tom Holland had won the job. And almost immediately after being hired, the actor is being flown to Atlanta, where he will film his first ever scenes opposite the cast of Captain America: Civil War. He will make his Marvel debut alongside the likes of Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans. But he shouldn't be nervous. He already tested on set with both actors. And now, Chris Evans shares his reaction to the news, congratulating the newly anointed Spider-Man.
"Huge congrats to @TomHolland1996!!! Well deserved. We're lucky to have you."
Tom Holland is only 19 years old, and will play a Peter Parker that is still in High School. »
Tom Holland is expected to spend only around a week on the Atlanta set of Captain America: Civil War, so it's clear that the new Peter Parker/Spider-Man isn't going to have a massive role when he makes his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut. It does however sound like he will be sharing scenes with both Chris Evans' Captain America and Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man (and if the "Sony Hack" is to be believed, it will be Tony Stark who presents the young Spidey with his Iron Spider costume). Chris Evans has sent out a Tweet congratulating the actor, while Ron Howard has also weighed in on the casting both on Twitter and in an interview with BBC Radio 5. In that, he talks in depth about what makes Holland the right choice for Spider-Man, and you weren't already on board with the casting...you will be after listening to this! »
While the cast list for Captain America: Civil War released a few weeks back confirmed that the movie would be pretty much Avengers 2.5, with Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, and other members of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes all making an appearance, I think we were all surprised at the inclusion of William Hurt’s General Thaddeus ‘Thunderbolt’ Ross, not seen since 2008’s The Incredible Hulk, a movie I’d say we all thought was pretty much forgotten in the grand scheme of the McU (though the Abomination does get a mention in the first of the Marvel One-Shot series of shorts). And it seems the actor is pretty happy to be returning to the fold, saying in an interview with IGN, “I loved playing Ross the first time, because I was able to try and create an ego as big as the monster he was chasing. »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
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