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Earlier this week, we reported that a scene from 20th Century Fox's X-Men: Days of Future Past will be attached as an end credits scene in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which got many fans excited for possible Marvel crossovers between Sony, 20th Century Fox and even Marvel Studios. It was later revealed that director Marc Webb is still under contract at 20th Century Fox, and the studio would only let him make the sequel if Sony promoted X-Men: Days of Future Past for free.
When asked about the possibility of Sony joining forces with Marvel Studios and 20th Century Fox, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 producer Avi Arad revealed that a cross-over will only happen when the studios have run out of other ideas, although that likely won't happen anytime soon.
"I think I'm probably a little bit of the militant here. I think it will take a moment in which we've run out of ideas. »
This year is an incredibly busy one for Marvel and as a result it’s a great time to be either a geek or film fan, as 2014 will see the release of four different Marvel productions on the big screen (not to mention a whole host of television projects). We have already caught up with Steve Rogers in the excellent Captain America: The Winter Soldier and next month we will be travelling back to the seventies to prevent a cataclysmic future in X-men: Days Of Future Past.
This week UK theatres has seen the highly anticipated return of our favourite web-slinger in Sony’s The Amazing Spider-man 2 and to celebrate the release, Thn will count down the top five cameos made by the man who started it all…I am of course referring to the creative genius and superhero godfather that is Stan Lee.
It’s now a treat »
- Ben Read
"We have been discussing after 'Avengers' what that would be, what that would look like", said Feige.
"...all of the effort related to Hulk right know is going to 'Age of Ultron'. It’s exciting, because he hasn’t been in any other film, so you can expect to have a lot of 'Bruce Banner' and 'Hulk' in 'Age of Ultron'. Where do we go after that ?
"We’ll see. It will be a little while before we figure that out but, we do think there’s plenty of opportunities with the 'Ruffalo Banner'."
In the animated feature "Planet Hulk »
- Michael Stevens
Interview Simon Brew 16 Apr 2014 - 06:23
At the press junket for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, held in London last week, we started by chatting to the thoroughly lovely and amazingly calm director of the film, Marc Webb (you can read that interview here). In fact, so calm and warm was Webb, that it seemed a logical place to start when talking to the two men behind the scenes guiding the Spider-Man movie universe - producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach.
I've just come to you from interviewing Marc Webb, and I don't think I've ever interviewed a more relaxed film director! Does he ever get angry?
Matt: He's dangerous, dangerous!
He seems the calmest, quietest person. Just reassure me that he has a rage moment in there somewhere? »
There have been plenty of movies made about football but none made about draft day -- a seemingly mythical occurrence when the major football franchises make bids for the hottest college players. Well, thankfully "Ghostbusters" director Ivan Reitman and former Robin Hood Kevin Costner are about to right that wrong with "Draft Day," a drama set in the high stakes world of the NFL draft.
"Draft Day" takes place over a single 24-hour period, where a frazzled general manager (played by Costner) is running around, trying to restore glory to his team (the Cleveland Browns) and sort out his personal life (his girlfriend has just told him that she's pregnant and his dad recently died). If anyone was wondering about the analytical nitty gritty that went into the behind-the-scenes lead-up to the NFL draft, then this is the movie for you.
But what about those (like myself) who only have »
- Drew Taylor
It seems hard to believe that there could even be 25 films in the superhero genre that would be worth putting on a list at this point, much less enough that there are worthy titles I feel were left off, but that's where we are in 2014. As the reviews started rolling in for "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," with many people calling it the best superhero movie ever made, we decided to throw the question out to the entire HitFix staff to ask people to rank their favorite films in the genre. We did this several years ago with the top ten, but at this point, we felt like the roster was deep enough to ask people to vote for their favorite 25. What surprised me is just how much variety there were in the answers. There are many films that were on my list that didn't make the final tally, and that was true with everyone. »
- Drew McWeeny
It's no secret that women have been neglected in comic book movies. Certainly, only a tiny number of female superheroes have so far made it to the big screen. Female leads are still shockingly rare, and even Joss Whedon only managed one out of six in his Avengers ensemble movie.
Things are looking up, with Scarlet Witch and Gamora coming to Avengers: Age of Ultron and Guardians of the Galaxy respectively, hints at a Black Widow solo outing, and Wonder Woman due to feature in the Batman vs Superman film - although, tellingly, not in her own movie.
It's time that the women of comics got some recognition. Here are our top picks from the many worthy candidates that we want to see in their own solo movies:
Who is she?
As if you need to be told. DC Comics's foremost heroine, she is a feminist icon »
Spoilers ahead if you haven't seen the movie.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier kicked box office ass over the weekend, and I'm sure most of you have seen it by now. This is my favorite Marvel movie so far, and it had a few easter eggs in it that you probably noticed. In a recent interview with Crave Online, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige discussed an easter egg involving Doctor Strange. It's no secret that Marvel is developing a Doctor Strange film, and the character was introduced into the Marvel cinematic universe in The Winter Soldier.
When Captain America and Black Widow are interrogating Agent Jasper Sitwell, Sitwell mentions a list of potential future threats to Hydra. On that list is "Stephen Strange," which is the name of the sorcerer supreme. When asked about the inclusion of the character's name, Feige replied,
"Well, 'we' know what it means and where »
- Joey Paur
Our weekly round up of all the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Amazing Spider-Man 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Fantastic Four, Chronicle 2, Batman vs. Superman, Arrow, Gotham, Son of Batman, Batman: Strange Days, The Incredibles 2, Lucy and more...
We'll jump straight this week with Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which opened in the States yesterday and is currently tracking a domestic opening in the region of $93 million, which would put it above Marvel Studios' last release, Thor: The Dark World and overtake the $86.2 million debut of Fast Five to set a new April record. This comes after a solid $75 million international opening weekend (including a £6 million, first-placed opening here in the UK), meaning that Marvel has yet another smash hit on its hands with its third Phase Two offering. »
- Gary Collinson
With "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" now out worldwide, it's time to talk about where the Marvel Cinematic Universe goes from here following the events of that film.
Spoilers Ahead - Do Not Read Unless You Have Seen "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"
Whilst doing press rounds for the film, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige answered some spoiler-related questions and his answers are now being published following the release of the film in North America.
First up - the name dropping of Stephen Strange (aka Doctor Strange) as a target of Project Insight. Asked about the reference, Feige tells Crave Online:
"Well, 'we' know what it means and where we want to head with it, but we were comfortable with keeping it in there and leaving it in there because there are a few different ways to interpret it.
The whole thing, what Agent Sitwell's saying is, this algorithm is »
- Garth Franklin
Be warned, if you haven't seen Captain America: The Winter Soldier yet, there will be Heavy Spoilers contained below, so read on at your own risk. If you have seen the latest Marvel Phase Two adventure, producer Kevin Feige revealed new information about how this movie ties into upcoming movies Doctor Strange and Avengers: Age of Ultron in an interview with Crave Online.
There is a brief scene in Captain America: The Winter Soldier where Agent Sitwell (Maximiliano Hernández) mentions Dr. Stephen Strange a.k.a. Doctor Strange, as one of the targets of Project Insight, which uses an advanced algorithm to determine which individuals with certain talents need to be spied on by the government. Of course, a Doctor Strange movie has been in development for quite some time, and when asked what this reference meant, Kevin Feige had this to say.
"Well, 'we' know what it means »
Thunderstorms and tornado warnings were no match for the heroes and their rabid fans who came out to the Mx Movie Theater Thursday night. To kick off this weekend’s Wizard World convention held at America’s Center in downtown St. Louis, a red-carpet event was held for Marvel’s next superhero blockbuster – Captain America: The Winter Soldier. And it wouldn’t be a red carpet without a big star.
Fans lined-up to take photos of former Hulk actor Lou Ferrigno. For five seasons, Ferrigno was mean and green as the title character in The Incredible Hulk. Even though the show aired from 1978 -1982 on CBS, the show and its star continue to garner new fans both young and old year after year as the popularity of comic-books exponentially soar. Ferrigno posed for photos and even struck a menacing iconic pose or two. To show that he wasn’t just a muscular brute, »
- Michael Haffner
Kevin Feige admits studio has identified over 8,000 characters in comic-book universe who could have their own films
Marvel's ambitious plan for new superhero movies extends all the way until 2028, according to a new profile of the Disney-owned studio's president, Kevin Feige.
Marvel Studios has seen huge success since debuting six years ago with the Robert Downey Jr-starring Iron Man. In 2012 The Avengers, which unites the character with Earth-defending pals Thor, The Hulk and Captain America, became the third-highest-grossing film of all time with $1.5bn at the global box office. So far Marvel has put out nine movies, including current release Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and there are at least three more in pre-production.
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- Ben Child
News Simon Brew 4 Apr 2014 - 07:07
Captain America: The Winter Soldier finally makes it to Us cinemas this weekend, and it's expected to do huge business. Furthermore, it pretty much officially marks the beginning of summer blockbuster season again.
It's no secret that Marvel has several movies planned ahead, with the next five years bringing us two sequels to The Avengers, and one apiece to Captain America and Thor. Furthermore, Ant-Man is confirmed, and Doctor Strange - while unannounced - is widely assumed to be getting the green light too.
Beyond that? Well, in a piece over at Bloomberg, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige has revealed that the current plans go as far forward as 2028 at the moment. Specifically, "there's a map of films reaching far into the next decade »
Well, the big day is finally here! After leading the Avengers in stopping an alien invasion Summer before last, our favorite shield-slinger returns to the multiplexes in an all new solo adventure (well, he’s got some help from the Black Widow and the high-flyin’ Falcon)! Before you head out, you may want to brush up on all things Steve Rogers (don’t worry, this won’t be on the final!)! Have fun and buy bonds!
Read my original review of Captain America Here.
Here’s my original article that ran on Wamg before Captain America: The First Avenger was released in 2011.
The very first appearance of the sentinel of liberty.
Okay fellow movie geeks! Ready for a bit of pop culture history? Before you head out to the multiplex this weekend to see Paramount’s Captain America: The First Avenger, let’s get better acquainted with the story of this star-spangled superhero. »
- Jim Batts
In an earlier interview, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige said that the Black Widow, played by Scarlett Johansson, would be heavily featured in Avengers: Age of Ultron because director Joss Whedon wants to focus on characters who do not have their own franchises. Now, Feige has let us in on another plot revelation…that the Hulk and Hawkeye would also have large roles in the Avengers sequel, for the same reason.
Feige says, “Part of the fun of Age of Ultron was saying, 'You’ve seen another Iron Man adventure before, you see another Thor adventure and another Cap adventure, but we haven’t seen the Green Goliath again.' So that was important in the characters »
- email@example.com (Rob Young)
Nothing can stop this Marvel juggernaut from happening.
In a Business Week article, it highlighted some future goals and plans for the movie franchises. Since Disney purchased Marvel for $4 billion more than four years ago, Marvel proved to be a gold mine for the House of Mouse.
Besides the obvious “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” opening this Friday and “Guardians of the Galaxy” for August 1st, there are plenty more Marvel movies in the works since his plan is to issue multiple Marvel movies a year.
According to Disney Presdient Bob Iger, Marvel “could potentially spin off members of the Guardians of the Galaxy, which include Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Groot, and Rocket Raccoon, in their own features.” Wow, individual spin-off movies for these characters? Marvel definitely expects it to be a huge Blockbuster this summer.
In addition, Iger and Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn met with the Marvel team »
- Gig Patta
Despite being unable to utilise the likes of Spider-Man, the X-Men and Fantastic Four, Kevin Feige has taken characters like Captain America, Thor and Iron Man and turned them into household names even bigger than those listed above. In 2012, Avengers Assemble grossed over $1.5 billion worldwide, and each of the movies produced by the Disney owned Marvel Studios continues to find critical and commercial success.
Of course, Feige’s plans don’t stop with those characters, and with the likes of Ant-Man, Doctor Strange and the Guardians of the Galaxy on the way, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is about to get a whole lot bigger!
In a lengthy piece over at Bloomberg, it’s revealed that Feige has a map of films on his office wall which reaches as right into the next decade, with the Marvel Studios President quotes as saying, “It’s like looking through the Hubble telescope. You go, »
- Josh Wilding
We know that both the Hulk and Hawkeye will have a much larger presence in Avengers: Age of Ultron, but neither of them are exactly new additions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. A Black Widow spin-off is another possibility, but based on the excerpt below from a piece on Kevin Feige in Bloomsberg, Marvel and Disney are currently putting some serious consideration into giving a newly introduced character from the Joss Whedon helmed sequel their own movie. Iger and Alan Horn, chairman of Walt Disney Studios, recently met with the Marvel team to talk about new heroes who will be introduced in Age of Ultron and could be spun off in their own films as well. Iger declines to name them. “The possibilities are endless,” he says. So, who could we be looking at here? Well, Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch are two of the biggest additions in this movie, »
During an interview with Joblo to promote the release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Marvel chief Kevin Feige has opened up a little about Joss Whedon's upcoming sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron, which as we've seen is currently shooting ahead of a release in May 2015. Responding to a question about when we might get to see a second solo outing for The Incredible Hulk, Feige stated that fans of the Jade Giant will get to see plenty of Mark Ruffalo's mo-capped alter-ego when the Avengers reassemble...
"I would love to do that with Mark Ruffalo. But part of the fun of Age of Ultron was saying, you’ve seen another Iron Man adventure before, you see another Thor adventure and another Cap adventure, but we haven’t seen the Green Goliath again. So that was important in the characters you haven’t seen – Hulk being one of »
- Gary Collinson
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