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It’s not hard to see why there’s so much love for Marvel’s various TV series. As well as being massively entertaining shows in their own right, they bring the hugely-popular McU to the small screen, habitually referencing the films and even featuring some surprise appearances (I’m looking at you, Nick Fury!)
Yet despite all their success, Marvel’s TV shows must have felt left out of the McU from time to time, with their big-name movie siblings failing to ever truly acknowledge them. Well not anymore, if Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige’s comments are anything to go by:
“I think that’s inevitable at some point as we’re plotting the movies going forward and they’re doing the shows,” he explained when asked during the Avengers: Age of Ultron event in La. Apparently it’s simply an issue of scheduling:
“It’s easier for them. »
- Mike McCarthy
Comic book fans rejoiced earlier this year when it was announced that Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures had come to an agreement to allow the Friendly Neighbourhood Spider-Man to join the ranks of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which will kick off when he appears in Captain America: Civil War. And clearly it wasn’t just comic book fans that were happy, as Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige was pretty pleased too.
“Making that deal with Amy [Pascal] and Michael Lynton and Tom Rothman at Sony was just great,” Feige told guests at an Avengers: Age of Ultron home entertainment release party. “It was really amazing. On a personal level, making these movies, it means a lot because I think that we can do great things with Spider-Man. I think Spider-Man can serve a great purpose in our universe and that’s where he belongs. That’s what’s unique about him in the comics. »
- Luke Owen
It’s “inevitable”: Marvel movies will ultimately reference the TV shows in the Cinematic Universe.
“I think that’s inevitable at some point as we’re plotting the movies going forward and they’re doing the shows,” Feige said, per IGN.
In addition to ABC’s “Agents of Shield” (Marvel’s first live-action TV series) and “Agent Carter,” the studio has also produced a slew of Netflix series. “Daredevil” premiered last year to rave reviews and “Jessica Jones,” “Luke Cage,” “Iron Fist” and “The Defenders” are all on the horizon. The studio is also developing an “Agents of Shield” companion series, “Mockingbird.”
- Maane Khatchatourian
Despite some very important plot developments going on in Marvel's Agents of Shield (Inhumans and the like), the ABC series has been neglected by the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far, but this could change soon.
Speaking at an Avengers event last night, Feige said: "I think that's inevitable at some point as we're plotting the movies going forward and they're doing the shows."
With Marvel's movie slate sorted until summer 2019, the studio can now plan for which TV series or characters could be brought into the movie world.
Feige explained that TV episodes can be made much quicker than films, and so can react to the stories far easier than the other way around.
"It's easier for them," he said. "They're more nimble and faster and »
Despite the fact that Marvel’s recent restructure saw the feature film and television sides of the Marvel Cinematic Universe falling under different areas of control, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige has confirmed to IGN that it’s inevitable that the big screen side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will make reference to the various TV shows.
“I think that’s inevitable at some point as we’re plotting the movies going forward and they’re doing the shows. It’s easier for [the TV side],” states Feige. “They’re more nimble and faster and produce things quicker than we do, which is one of the main reasons you see the repercussions of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Avengers: Age of Ultron in [Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
“Going forward and certainly as they begin to do more shows and cast them with such great actors as they have — particularly Daredevil — that that may occur,” he continues. »
- Gary Collinson
When it comes to the relationship between Marvel Studios films and television shows, things have really only flowed in one direction: the small screen stories have functioned as preambles and consequences for the big screen stories (in addition to borrowing characters), but we have not yet seen movies reflect what.s going on in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter or Daredevil. Many fans have wondered exactly why this is, but now Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has delivered a pretty cut and dry answer: it all has to do with production speeds. Feige recently participated in a question and answer session during an event promoting the home video release of The Avengers: Age of Ultron, and according to IGN, he took part of the time to address why we haven.t seen characters or plotlines from Marvel Cinematic Universe shows effect the various films. He »
For those who like to compare Marvel and DC and pretend like they aren't both selling the same thing to audiences in different packaging (one is shiny, the other is gritty, both are mass produced), here's another issue they can debate: the crossover of the brands' movie and television worlds. Marvel has sort of flirted with it, particularly from a narrative perspective, with their films and programs taking place in the same realm, and referencing events from each (see the nod to "Avengers: Age Of Ultron" in "Daredevil"). And according to Kevin Feige, it's only a matter of time until major characters start making the shift between the big and small screen. "I think that's inevitable at some point as we're plotting the movies going forward and they're doing the shows," he said during a recent Q&A (via IGN). However, the big factor right now is scheduling, with Marvel's »
- Kevin Jagernauth
With the release this week of "Avengers: Age of Ultron" on Blu-ray and DVD, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige has given a lengthy interview with several outlets regarding the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. All sorts of topics were covered so here are the key basics:
Feige says the third film isn't just another entry in a series - rather:
"It's very much, in a certain way, the completion of a Captain America trilogy. I think one day you'll look back and watch and it'll be one of the most unique and different trilogies ever around a single character."
Small Screen Crossovers
We've seen some of the big screen Marvel film characters making appearances on the small screen universe such as Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), Sif (Jaimie Alexander) and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) showing up on "Agents of Shield". Will we ever see the reverse? »
- Garth Franklin
In the past, it’s been rumoured that Kevin Feige isn’t a huge fan of Disney’s insistence on the Marvel Cinematic Universe stretching to the small screen. Whether or not that’s true is unclear, but we’ve yet to see too many characters from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. show up in a Marvel movie, and fans are still desperate for news on Daredevil‘s big screen debut (Captain America: Civil War is looking unlikely, so now everyone’s fingers are crossed for The Defenders to show up in Avengers: Infinity War).
Regardless, in a recent Q&A session to promote the DVD and Blu-ray release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Feige explained that he does hope for more crossovers between their movie and TV projects in future:
“I think that’s inevitable at some point as we’re plotting the movies going forward and they’re doing the shows. »
- Josh Wilding
If you're a Marvel TV fan you'll have picked up several nods to the major events in the likes of The Avengers and Captain America: The Winter Soldier in Daredevil and Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., and that will no doubt continue as Netflix gears up to unleash Jessica Jones and the rest of its small screen output in the buildup to The Defenders - but will we ever see the reverse happen? During a Q&A promoting the home video release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said that was "inevitable," but it was all a matter of getting the schedules in line. "I think that's inevitable at some point as we're plotting the movies going forward and they're doing the shows. It's easier for them. They're more nimble and faster and produce things quicker than we do, which is one of the main reasons you see »
Matt Damon would make a 'Daredevil' movie - but only if Christopher Nolan agreed to direct. The 44-year-old actor - who stars in the Ridley Scott-directed sci-fi film 'The Martian' - has revealed he would be willing to follow in the footsteps of his long-time friend Ben Affleck by appearing as the comic book superhero, provided Nolan agrees to the project. Matt shared: ''For [Ben Affleck and me] it was always 'Daredevil' - that's the comic we read when we were kids. ''But when that one came along I chickened out, because I couldn't tell. I hadn't seen the director work and I didn't know. So I just said, 'No.' Ben was like, 'I gotta do it.' ''And the movie ended up doing very well, even though I don't think Ben was ultimately very proud of it.'' Despite this, Matt said he would be happy to assume the role »
Matt Damon recently said that he doesn't feel the need to follow in Ben Affleck's footsteps and play a superhero because he considers Jason Bourne the ultimate superhero. But in a new interview, he revealed that the one comic book hero he would consider playing is actually the one that Affleck already played, Daredevil. "I'd consider it if the right thing came along," he explained. "For us it was always 'Daredevil' — that's the comic we read when we were kids. But when that one came along [in 2003], I chickened out because I couldn't tell [whether it would be agreat movie]. I hadn't seen [director Mark Steven Johnson's] work and I didn't know. So I just said, 'No.' Ben was like, 'I gotta do it.' And the movie ended up doing very well, even though I don't think Ben was ultimately very proud of it." When asked if he would consider playing the superhero again if another opportunity came along, »
Damon opened up in a new interview about the much-panned 2003 Daredevil movie starring his friend Ben Affleck, which he admitted he "chickened out" of even though both read the comic when they were children.
"I hadn't seen the director [Mark Steven Johnson's] work and I didn't know. So I just said, 'No'. Ben was like, 'I gotta do it,'" he told the New York Daily News.
"The movie ended up doing very well, even though I don't think Ben was ultimately very proud of it."
Damon also revealed that he would rather direct a superhero movie than star in one, »
In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Aquaman, Gotham, Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Vixen, Teen Titans, Justice League Unlimited, Captain America: Civil War, Ant-Man, Blade, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, The Sinister Six, Fantastic Four, Deadpool, X-Men: Apocalypse, Wolverine 3, The Incredibles 2, Heroes Reborn, SuperMansion and more…
Over the past few weeks we’ve heard a lot of speculation regarding Warner Bros.’ plans for a sequel to Man of Steel, and now Zack Snyder has confirmed that Man of Steel 2 is happening, and it’s title is… Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Yes, Snyder has now backtracked on his previous comments, stating that: “I think in a way Batman v Superman is Man of Steel 2. Justice League is kind of the transcendent, knights-of-the-round-table of the story. »
- Gary Collinson
Every week the entertainment world provides us with the unfortunate, the inexcusable, and the questionable. Here are this week’s disappointments.
None of this is surprising or even worthy of mention. When they figure out how to get Harold Ramis to appear in the film, wake me up.
Hugh Jackman played Wolverine in seven movies. One and a half of those movies were good. Maybe we should stop pretending his Wolverine was some kind of genre defining role and that we’ll all be lamenting his departure. Tom Hardy is already a better Wolverine than Jackman based on the grunting he did in Fury Road.
Apparently Damon does not have a Netflix subscription. »
- Anghus Houvouras
Longtime friends Matt Damon and Ben Affleck became international stars after writing and starring in the 1997 drama Good Will Hunting. Just a few years later, Matt Damon became a bona fide action star in The Bourne Identity, although Ben Affleck suffered a temporary career setback, or sorts, by starring in the comic book adaptation Daredevil, which wasn't received too well by fans and critics alike. Both Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are at the top of their game now, with the former starring in the critically-acclaimed sci-fi drama The Martian and the latter taking on the iconic role of Batman in next year's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. While promoting The Martian, Matt Damon revealed he was actually offered the Daredevil role first, but he passed because he wasn't familiar enough with director Mark Steven Johnson's work.
Would Matt Damon ever star in a superhero movie? The actor reveals that he turned down the Daredevil role that his friend Ben Affleck ended up taking over a decade ago. The reason he turned it down was not because he didn’t believe in the property, but instead because he wasn’t sure of director Mark […]
- Peter Sciretta
Much like Stephen King's novella A Good Marriage, Donald Cammell's White of the Eye asks the question, "How well do you really know your spouse?" On November 17th, Scream Factory will release the 1987 thriller on Blu-ray and DVD, and we have a look at the film's cover art and list of bonus features.
Press Release: A twisted killer is on the loose. He tortures and dissects his victims as part of a primitive ritual. If you’re a wealthy, attractive woman, stay out of isolated desert community, because you are fair game. Housewife Joan White gradually comes to suspect that her opera-loving husband Paul might know more than he’s letting on... All the clues lead to one man who is clearly innocent. But nothing is as simple as black and white in Donald Cammell’s 1987 suspense thriller White Of The Eye, arriving for the first time »
- Derek Anderson
Matt Damon doesn’t envision himself playing a superhero in the near future, but came close to fighting crime in Hell’s Kitchen.
“For us, it was always “Daredevil” — that’s the comic we read when we were kids,” Damon said. “But when that one came along (in 2003) I chickened out, because I couldn’t tell. I hadn’t seen the director (Mark Steven Johnson’s) work and I didn’t know. So I just said, ‘no,’ Ben was like, ‘I ‘gotta do it.'”
“And the movie ended up doing very well, even though I don’t think Ben was ultimately very proud of it,” Damon added.
“It just kills me. I love that story, that character. »
- Jacob Bryant
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