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While we often lament some of the films that end up stuck in development Hell, never to become realized on the big screen, there are some films we should all be glad never came to fruition.
Sometimes they don’t get it! We all know that the film industry is a business and they want to make money, but Hollywood doesn’t always realize that the best way to do that is to make a good film. Sometimes, Hollywood’s habit of taking a known property and stretching them out to absurd proportions proves that they just don’t get the point. Fortunately, there are times when someone recognizes a bad idea and puts on the brakes. Below is a list of 14 films where someone was smart enough to notice that they were making a pile of trash and threw in the towel.
Beetlejuice Goes Hawaiian
Due to the success of Beetlejuice, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Rob Young)
New details about the upcoming “Spider-Man” reboot continue to emerge.
He added that Spidey’s age will set him apart from other Marvel characters. “Some of my favorite Spider-Man arcs and Spider-Man stories, he’s in high school for a lot of it. We want to explore that. That also makes him very, very different from any of our other characters in the McU, which is something else we want to explore: how unique he is when now put against all these other characters.”
In an interview with Collider, Feige elaborated on the idea of pitting Parker against the other superheroes. Holland read against Robert Downey, »
- Marianne Zumberge
Next week, some of the biggest movies and TV shows Hollywood has to offer will head a few hours south to San Diego for Comic-Con 2015, which runs from Thursday, July 9 to Sunday, July 12. Last week, before the official Comic-Con schedule was released, we tried to break down some of the surprises that the studios and networks may have in store for fans, since many of the big events at every Con aren't found on the official schedule. This year will surely be no exception, and several of the studios are even feeding into this, with the lineups for Open Road Films and 20th Century Fox still shrouded in mystery. We can speculate on what movies these studios will showcase until the cows come home, but we won't know for sure what exactly will be on display until everyone has been seated in Hall H for each presentation. Last year, the »
When Marvel and Sony announced the new star and director of the solo Spider-Man movie, the non-initiated were collectively floored by these randos making waves. Chances are if they didn.t know Tom Holland, then they certainly didn.t know who Jon Watts was, either. As we all keep learning more about these new faces, Marvel.s head honcho Kevin Feige has been speaking about their qualifications, but he recently shed light on what specifically made the studios choose Watts to direct. Feige told Collider in an interview that he sat down with Sony.s Amy Pascal and Tom Rothman and Marvel.s Jeremy Latcham and Louis D.Esposito to pick the candidates. As he said, there were a couple "very, very, very good" final round hopefuls, but they were ultimately impressed with Watt.s growth as a filmmaker. We really liked his movie Cop Car, we met with him »
Marvel is in Atlanta right now about half-way through filming Captain America: Civil War, but talk as of right now isn't about Captain America. The talk isn't even about Robert Downey Jr. co-starring in the film as Iron Man. Nope, the talk is all about Tom Holland who was just cast as Peter Parker aka Spider-Man. We don't know exactly how much of a role Spider-Man plays in Civil War, but we know this will be the first time we see the character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As a result, all eyes are going to be on Tom Holland, and IGN spoke to the cast of Marvel's Ant-Man to see if they might have some advice for him. Michael Pena, who plays Luis in the film, says, "I think it's just, like, being relatable. I think Tobey Maguire did an absolutely fantastic job where he just played like a »
- Charles Dean
The most exciting thing about a new Marvel movie being released isn’t the movie itself; it’s the press tour that the actors – and more specifically Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige – embark on a few weeks before it reaches the big screen. Ant-Man, the studio’s latest venture is no different, with the Us press tour resulting in some fascinating (and spoilery) Marvel movie details being revealed.
It’s almost as if Feige uses these press junkets as a chance to also promote Marvel’s upcoming releases.
That’s good news for fans, especially as new details about the future of the Ant-Man franchise, Black Panther, Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, and Spider-Man have all been revealed. From major plot details to simple hints and teases about what’s to come, Feige has been generating headlines all week, creating buzz for Ant-Man and Phase 3. Here, you will »
- Josh Wilding
Jon Watts was something of an unexpected choice when it came to Marvel and Sony's decision of director for 2017's Spider-Man reboot. In a recent interview with Collider however, Kevin Feige explained both why he's the right man for the job and how the two studios ended up picking him. "It was myself and Amy Pascal and Tom Rothman, and also Jeremy Latchamand Louis D’Esposito at Marvel where involved in that," he revealed. "We met with a lot of people and came down to a couple of very, very, very good finals candidates. Jon just—we really liked his movie Cop Car, we met with him four, five, or six times, and each time he had more and more interesting things to say. And at Marvel, it always comes down to ultimately, “We can make a movie with this person for two years, we could spend almost every day »
It’s still kind of hard to believe that Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios are sharing the character of Spider-Man. Comic-book properties are among the most valuable IP’s in any studio’s arsenal, and while Sony was suffering diminishing returns with each successive Spider-Man movie, the films weren’t total bombs by any means. But by some miracle, former Sony head and producer Amy Pascal and Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige were able to come to terms on a deal that sees Marvel producing and having heavy creative input on a series of standalone Spider-Man movies, distributed by Sony, while Marvel is able to use the same iteration of the character in its Marvel Cinematic Universe. But hammering out the contract details of the deal was only the beginning. Early this year, Marvel and Sony had to get to work on finding their new Spider-Man, as well as a »
- Adam Chitwood
Has Warner Bros. revealed their new Batman v Superman toys? Want to see the first Agent Carter Season 2 poster? What does Stan Lee think of Tom Holland as Spider-Man? Who just arrived on the set of X-Men: Apocalypse? Does Kevin Feige want more Marvel One-Shots? Which superhero movies have just been confirmed for Comic-Con? Read about all this and […]
- Angie Han
Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige must be exhausted this week. Having been on the press tour for the upcoming Ant-Man, he’s been talking about Edgar Wright’s departure from the project [see here], the studio’s “big plans” for The Wasp [see here], gender-swapping The Ancient One in Doctor Strange [see here], introducing an Lgbt character into the McU [see here], Black Panther’s role in Captain America: Civil War [see here], the chances of The Hulk appearing in the Phase Three threequel [see here], integrating Spider-Man into the Cinematic Universe [see here], and the “John Hughes vibe” of the reboot [see here].
Well, just incase that’s not enough Marvel for you for one week, Feige has now shared a few more thoughts on the new Spider-Man – set to be played by Tom Holland – and how a younger version of the character will stand out from what we’ve already seen from Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield:
“[Tom Holland’s] younger by I think five or »
- Gary Collinson
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
Well, you can tell a new Marvel film is imminent. The last few days, as Kevin Feige has been on the promotional trail for Ant-Man, has meant we've had no shortage of stories surrounding other Marvel ventures as more and more interviews are published.
"He's younger by I think five or six or seven or eight years than either Tobey [Maguire] or Andrew [Garfield] when they were cast and that's very intentional". he added.
As the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues, it also expands. What began as a geeky experiment with Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk in 2008 has turned into the most lucrative film franchises of all-time. That’s a feat that wasn’t accomplished simply by making popular movies – it was done by making a lot of popular movies, and making them often.
In 2013, Marvel Studios began releasing two films a year, and soon that number will increase to three. 2017 sees the arrival of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man and Thor: Ragnarok, while 2018 will be occupied by Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1, Black Panther and Captain Marvel. The logistics behind running such an expansive franchise are daunting. Luckily, we fans don’t have to worry about the minutia of scheduling three superhero movies a year – but that doesn’t mean we don’t want to remain in the loop at each and every turn. »
- James Garcia
The new face of Spider-Man was announced just last week and Tom Holland already has one big supporter in his corner; Stan Lee, who created the hero with Steve Ditko back in 1962, spoke with Entertainment Tonight at the premiere of Ant-man where he was asked what he thought of Tom Holland stepping into the role he helped create. He’s good to me! I can’t see anything wrong with... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
Marvel's next few years will be very busy indeed, with the Russo brothers-directed Captain America: Civil War due for release in May 2016, Doctor Strange to follow, then a trio of films arriving in 2017 (Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2, Spider-Man and Thor: Ragnarok). Kevin Feige was recently quizzed on the current production slate for their upcoming movies, revealing that they "literally just crossed the halfway mark of 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: Volume 2 in February-March . We start filming Thor: Ragnarok and Spider-Man around the same time, around June of next year." It was previously confirmed that James Gunn's Gotg: Vol 2 will be shot at the new Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, though there's no word on where the Spider-Man reboot or Thor threequel will host production. Which of »
In the past few weeks, further intel scraped up from the depths of the archive of leaked Sony emails revealed that in their contracts for Spider-Man, among other things, Peter Parker must remain white and heterosexual in his big screen incarnations. This means we're not going to see the Miles Morales incarnation of the character in movie theaters anytime soon, and Stan Lee has shared why he too believes this is the way to go. "I'm just not too happy changing what has already been established," he told E!, when asked about the possibility of Spider-Man with a different sexual orientation or ethnic background. "For example, I'd like Spider-Man to stay as he is, but I have no problem creating a superhero who's homosexual," Lee continued. "I have no problem with having a black one, a Latino one, a Chinese one, anything—the whole world is our playground. The whole »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Marvel v DC: Dawn of the Fanboys: Justice has nothing to do with what goes on in a courtroom; Justice is about what comes out of a courtroom. Your honor, may I approach the bench? Marvel Studios, the plaintiff, claims the appelant 'DC cinematic universe' poses no real threat to their reign over the filmmaking industry, and says that being a fan of the Dccu is like being a fan of the spacestation on Mars, that it technically doesn't even exist yet beyond a concept. Marvel's co-architect Stan Lee alleges that this rival publisher has been riding his coattails since the late 1960s, whereby imbuing some of their Golden Age heroes from a bygone era with enough nuance and pathos to compete with the surprise success of pop art characters like Spider-Man, DC had infringed upon Marvel's brand and then reaped all the benefits of a resurgence in popularity. The defendant, »
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
The Marvel Studios train is a busy one, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. Back in 2007, the studio was forging ahead with its first two films, Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk. Now, in the post-Avengers world, Marvel is juggling a schedule that sees the studio amping up to releasing three films a year starting in 2017, where we’ll get Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Spider-Man, and Thor: Ragnarok within the span of six months. With such enticing projects on the horizon, fans are understandably curious about when and where everything starts filming. Steve recently spoke with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige at the press day for Ant-Man, and he revealed the studio’s production plans for the next few films: “We literally just crossed the halfway mark of [Captain America:] Civil War last week, it’s day 42 or 43 of 80. We start filming Doctor Strange in London in November. We »
- Adam Chitwood
It's been all but official that Spider-Man will be making his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in Captain America: Civil War next year, but the L.A Times recently asked Kevin Feige whether or not he could tease the Webslinger's role in the superhero-packed movie. "No," he replied before adding that, "Everyone takes for granted that he's in it, but I don't want people to have false expectations." The Marvel Studios president then discussed how the new Spider-Man incarnation will be different from the previous. "Well, you see the casting right away," he said, referring to the recently announced English actor Tom Holland. "He's younger by I think five or six or seven or eight years than either Tobey [Maguire] or Andrew [Garfield] when they were cast and that's very intentional. You look at the early comic books of Spider-Man and what was so great about what Stan Lee and Steve Ditko did »
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