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The rumors are true, Samuel L. Jackson is all set to reprise his role as Nick Fury in the upcoming Captain Marvel movie. Nick Fury helped form the original Avengers team and he has made numerous appearances in the McU since his first sighting in 2008's Iron Man. Jackson will also participate in Avengers: Infinity War and the untitled sequel in addition to popping up in Captain Marvel, which is set to open in 2019. The last time we saw Nick Fury on screen was for Avengers: Age of Ultron and before that we saw him get shot and hospitalized in Captain America: Winter Soldier.
Rumors sprung up over the past week that Samuel L. Jackson will be returning as Nick Fury for Captain Marvel and now Deadline is reporting that it is indeed official. But that's about as far as the news goes regarding Nick Fury's involvement in the upcoming movie, »
Captain Marvel, the upcoming Marvel movie starring Brie Larson, is about to get a tie into Marvel's Ant-Man. It has been relatively quiet on the Captain Marvel news front lately. We are not sure what the major plot points are going to be and we definitively don't know how Carol Danvers will obtain her superpowers in the movie, which is understandable because the movie is still a year half from being officially released. But we do know that production is expected to start sometime in February of 2018 and that it will be an origin story that differs from the original comics. We now also know that Captain Marvel will be linked to Ant-Man through the Quantum Realm.
Dr. Spiros Michalakis is a quantum physicist at the California Institute of Technology and he recently sat down for an interview with Inverse to discuss his role in working with Marvel Comics as a consult on Ant-Man. »
Sales were also scored for Australia (Madman), Canada (Mile End) and Brazil (Imovision).
“Lgbt films are sometimes hard to sell in Asia so the fact that sold in three key Asian territories underscore the strength and universality of this film,” said Films Distribution’s co-founder Nicolas Brigaud-Robert, who added that the film is now sold nearly worldwide and will be able to reach well beyond the Lgbt niche.
One of the best-received films in this year’s official competition at Cannes, “Bpm” was acquired for the U.S. (The Orchards), Italy (Teodora), Spain (Avalon), Turkey (Bir Films), Sweden »
- Elsa Keslassy
Netflix and the Jim Henson Company are prepping a prequel series to Henson and Frank Oz's 1982 fantasy classic, The Dark Crystal. The new series, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, will comprise 10 episodes and is scheduled to begin filming this fall. A release date has yet to be announced.
Age of Resistance will be set many years before The Dark Crystal, which chronicled the journey of Jen, a Gelfling, who's tasked with repairing the Dark Crystal to prevent the evil Skeksis from ruling the planet Thra forever. In the new series, »
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” looks like a global box office hit.
The sequel to 2014’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” is approaching its domestic opening this weekend already having earned well over $100 million overseas — it made more than $106 million in its first weekend at 58% of overseas territories, and has picked up more since then. But with international holdover, and new territories abroad and in North America, the super hero flick should kick off the summer box office this weekend to the tune of at least $250 million. Its anticipated domestic earnings alone should make up between $140 million and $170 million of the total if not more.
‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’ to Blast Off to Massive $150 Million-Plus Opening
Last weekend “Guardians 2” made good money from overseas territories including the U.K. ($15.5 million), Australia ($11.6 million) and Germany ($8.3 million). But several key locations will be added to the roster this go-around including »
- Seth Kelley
“Fate of the Furious” will hit the road after three weekends in first place.
Enter “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” which is set to kick off the summer box office with a bang. The latest from Disney and Marvel should blast off to a domestic opening in the range of $150 million to $170 million. A more conservative estimate from the studio pegged the opening at $140 million and change. Globally, the film should break $250 million this weekend.
The sequel to 2014’s smash hit “Guardians of the Galaxy” will open in 4,300 locations domestically, including 388 Imax screens. As an extra promotion through RealD, 558 spots will offer a 3D double feature starting with the first “Guardians” film and leading into a 7 p.m. screening of the sequel.
“Guardians 2” comes into the weekend with well over $100 million in the bank from international ticket sales. It made more than $106 million in its first weekend at 58% of overseas territories. »
- Seth Kelley
As one of the warring step-daughters of the mighty Thanos, Karen Gillan’s Nebula quickly established a presence in the McU, and the Scottish actress has already lined up roles in both Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and next year’s Avengers: Infinity War.
Had James Gunn and Co. stuck to the original script, though, Nebula wouldn’t have made it off Xander alive. At least, that’s according to Gillan herself, who spoke to Digital Spy about her involvement in Guardians 2, Nebula’s sisterly spat with Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and how her character was initially earmarked to bite the bullet three years ago.
It’s worth pointing out that Karen Gillan is likely referring to the early Guardians script written by Nicole Perlman (Captain Marvel), one which James Gunn fine-tuned upon climbing on board. Based on her comments here, one of those revisions was to alter the fate »
- Michael Briers
During last year's San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel announced that Academy Award winning actress Brie Larson would be starring as Captain Marvel, which many had suspected for months. It was just recently announced that Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck will officially direct the new McU film. Captain Marvel will be McU's first female lead superhero movie and that comes with a lot of pressure for all involved.
The pressure of taking that leading role was not lost on Brie Larson. This is a big jump for anybody's career with a multi-film deal that will have the actress playing Captain Marvel across McU films for the foreseeable future. Vanity Fair recently sat down to talk with Larson about her decision to join the Marvel Universe. And she wasn't so sure at first that this was the right fit.
"It took me a really long time. I had to sit with myself, think »
How many times have you read that it’s really hard to duplicate the success of the first film in a sequel? Probably more than you can remember. Well, here’s a newsflash: “Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2” pulls that feat off with only a little strain and a belly of genuine emotion.
Marvel Studios’ space-faring superhero-team-that-isn’t-really-a-superhero-team came together in 2014’s “Guardians Of The Galaxy.” James Gunn, along with a screenplay assist from Nicole Perlman, wonderfully demonstrated how a band of characters that were barely known beyond hardcore comic-book fans could transform into a band of charismatic and colorful characters that felt strikingly original.
Continue reading ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’ Is A Worthy, Surprisingly Emotional Follow-Up To A Superhero Classic [Review] at The Playlist. »
- Gregory Ellwood
Peyton Reed had let it slip earlier in the day, but Marvel and Disney officially announced Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Mississippi Grind) are set to helm Captain Marvel. The script for the movie, written by Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Meg LeFauve (Inside Out), has been praised by Marvel Studios and it was deemed good enough to seek out someone to direct. Read more here.
We also got word on what Captain Marvel’s costume will look like, which you can read here.
From A Certain Point Of View
Since Disney purchased Lucasfilm and announced a series of Star Wars spin-off movies, there have been various reports and rumours that Ewan McGregor would be returning to the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi for a solo outing. Some news outlets claimed there would be a trilogy of movies, and one even went as far as to »
- Luke Owen
Not five hours ago, we reported on Ant-Man and the Wasp director Peyton Reed letting slip that Marvel Studios had locked down a director for their upcoming female-centric superhero film, Captain Marvel.
For years now, we’ve known that Captain Marvel would be showing up in 2019, but one mystery that eluded us was that almighty director. Of course, given the sheer number of films on their Phase 3 slate, there was no way they’d have anyone in mind to direct back when they first announced it. As one of the last films on this slate, they had a ton of other films to get through first. However, being that it’s 2017, there was no mistaking that now was around the time they’d need to have someone locked down.
Now, thanks to Variety, we officially know who it is. According to the outlet, we’re not getting one, but Two directors for Captain Marvel. »
- Joseph Medina
Yesterday Ant-Man helmer Peyton Reed revealed that Marvel had found its director for the Brie Larson-headlined Captain Marvel movie, and now Variety has revealed that we’ll have not one but two people behind the camera, with Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Mississippi Grind) set to direct the studio’s first female-led superhero movie.
According to the site, Marvel wanted to make sure that the script from Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Meg LeFauve (Inside Out) was on track before enlisting a director. Studio execs apparently met with multiple candidates, but were impressed by the vision of Boden and Fleck, whose other directorial credits include Half Nelson and episodes of The Affair and Billions.
- Gary Collinson
After months of speculation, Marvel has finally chosen its directors for Captain Marvel, bringing in a pair of indie filmmakers who weren't mentioned as front runners in the past. Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, who most recently directed the A24 dramatic comedy Mississippi Grind starring Ryan Reynolds and Ben Mendelsohn, have signed on to take the helm of this superhero adventure, which has Brie Larson set to star as the title character. While this news has yet to be confirmed by Marvel Studios itself, the studio reportedly took its time in finding the right director, while also making sure that the script was in great shape.
Variety reports that Marvel met with multiple contenders for the job before selecting Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. The studio met with the directing pair multiple times and were thoroughly impressed with their approach to the title character, a.k.a. Carol Danvers. Nicole Perlman »
We finally know who’s going to helm “Captain Marvel.” After months of speculation and rumors, Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck have been announced as the directors of the highly anticipated Marvel project starring Oscar winner Brie Larson. Variety broke the news.
Best known for writing and directing critically acclaimed indies “Mississippi Grind” and “Half Nelson,” Boden and Fleck have been collaborating for over a decade. The biggest production budget they’ve worked with is probably $8 million for 2010’s “It’s Kind of a Funny Story,” and “Captain Marvel’s” budget is sure to exceed $100 million, so this is a big step up for the twosome. The married couple has historically gravitated towards intimate character-driven dramas, so it will be very interesting to see their take on a special effects-laden blockbuster.
“Marvel made it clear they wanted a female guiding the ship on this film’s voyage,” Variety writes. Last summer, The Hollywood Reporter revealed the shortlist of directors being considered for the gig: Niki Caro (“The Zookeeper’s Wife”), Lesli Linka Glatter (“Homeland”), and Lorene Scafaria (“The Meddler”).
We like to think Larson played a part in ensuring “Captain Marvel” has a woman at its helm. The “Room” actress was recently asked how she thinks that depictions of female characters can improve, and she emphasized the need to focus on who works behind the scenes. Larson observed, “I think the best place to start would be more female film directors.”
According to Variety, Marvel “met with multiple contenders for the directing job, and sources say that [they] not only wanted to make sure that the search was thorough, but that the script was in the right shape before signing a director.” Boden and Fleck reportedly impressed Marvel “with their vision for the heroine.”
Meg LeFauve (“Inside Out”) and Nicole Perlman (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) are currently penning “Captain Marvel’s” script, “which follows Carol Danvers, an Air Force pilot whose DNA is fused with that of an alien during an accident. The resulting alteration imbues her with the superpowers of strength, energy projection, and flight.”
When we asked Boden her advice for other female directors, she said, “I guess the first thing that comes to mind would go for any director, which is to try to be yourselves as directors — whether you’re in the room with a potential financier or on set with your actors.” The two-time Independent Spirit Award nominee continued, “Sometimes there can be the tendency to imagine the qualities that a director is supposed to possess and try to act in the way that perfect director would act, but I always find people respond to me best when I put away those ideas of who I should be and start embracing who I am, complete with all my strengths as well as my vulnerabilities.”
“Captain Marvel” is expected to hit theaters March 8, 2019.
Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck to Direct “Captain Marvel” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Laura Berger
Captain Marvel has been sparse on announcements, since the reveal of Brie Larson as the titular character last July at Sdcc 2016, but recently word has started to surface of concept art and even a date of August 2018 for filming! Now, Vanity Fair is reporting that Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Sugar, Half Nelson) will be on director duties for the upcoming Marvel movie. The two have worked on projects before and have previously won Sundance Film Festival awards for their work. A script is being penned by Meg Lafauve and Nicole Perlman with Kevin Fiege producing.
Captain Marvel previously Ms. Marvel is Airforce trained Carol Danvers. Possessing superhuman strength, flight, and energy manipulation abilities due to her Kree physiology. »
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Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, whose credits together include 2006’s Half Nelson and writing and directing 2015’s Mississippi Grind, have been tapped to direct Captain Marvel. Marvel’s first female-driven superhero movie stars Oscar-winner Brie Larson and already has a March 8, 2019 release date. Guardians Of The Galaxy co-writer Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauve penned the screenplay, which tells the story of U.S. Air Force Maj. Carol Danvers, who first appeared in Marvel… »
Author: Scott Davis
As Marvel prepare for the release of their highly-anticipated summer sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the attention of fans will soon turn to some of it’s future projects as they begin their journey to the big screen. Black Panther has finished filming, Avengers: Infinity War is knee-deep into its huge production and now Captain Marvel has found it’s director. Or should we say directors.
As with many of the other films, Kevin Feige has scoured the film world for his director’s of the latest big-screen adaptation and again has chosen from independent filmmakers to take on one of their juggernaut properties. His choices: Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, the directing duo who have collaborated for the past decade, Variety reports.
- Scott Davis
Has Marvel’s hunt for a “Captain Marvel” director come to an end? According to Variety, yes, thanks to a report that “Half Nelson” and “Mississippi Grind” filmmakers Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck have been tapped to direct the Brie Larson-starring superhero feature.
The outlet reports that “the studio had met with several contenders and sources say the studio not only wanted to make sure that the search was thorough but that the script was in the right shape before tapping who would direct it.” Marvel made it clear early on that it was a priority for the film to be directed by a woman. The film’s script, focused on Air-Force-pilot-turned-superhero Carol Danvers, is currently being written by Meg LeFauve and Nicole Perlman.
Variety adds, “The studio was looking for a unique point of »
- Kate Erbland
“Mississippi Grind” directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck will direct Marvel’s “Captain Marvel,” TheWrap has learned. Brie Larson will star in the titular role, which was announced last July at Comic-Con. Rumors that Larson was in very early talks for the role — air force pilot Carol Danvers, who is blessed with half-alien DNA — first surfaced the month prior. Meg LeFauve (“Inside Out”) is currently writing the script with Nicole Perlman (“Guardians of the Galaxy”), which follows Carol Danvers, who has superpowers of strength, energy project and flight. Kevin Feige is producing. Also Read: Marvel Teases Captain Marvel Costume, 'Thor: Ragnarok' Director's Cameo. »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
19 April 2017 10:07 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Boden and Fleck landed the job after an extensive search. Last summer, Marvel had whittled down its list of contenders to Niki Caro, Lesli Linka Glatter and Lorene Scafaria for the highly coveted helming gig, which will mark Marvel's first female-centric tentpole. The studio was making the hiring of »
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