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Late last week, the folks over at Bleeding Cool announced that their sources at Marvel had told them that the studio was looking to shut down Inhumans as it was only put in place so Kevin Feige could get his pet projects Black Panther and Captain Marvel off the ground. Well, they’ve now got a new rumour that Iron Fist is going to meet the same fate as Inhumans.
According to Bleeding Cool, Iron Fist is being micro managed by Marvel Studios, and the copious amounts of notes being sent back to the TV team (which they still have final sign off for) is “killing” the show. There were reports earlier in the year that Marvel were struggling to work out how to incorporate Iron Fist into the Netflix side of the McU, because his supernatural powers didn’t fit with Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage. Although in »
- Luke Owen
Although he’s listed as “NYPD Cop” on IMDb, Will Travel has revealed at the New York Comic Con that his role is seemingly much larger in Jessica Jones than originally let on.
Speaking with IGN, Travel said that his character is called Simpson, and that he’s a Vietnam war vet who was part of the Super Soldier experiments the government attempted to recreate Captain America. Here’s his exact quote:
“People may recognise him from the comics. His last name is Simpson, if that gives you any indication. He comes from that period in the 70s where they had post-Vietnam War and psycho super soldiers… so that’s his origin point.”
With the American flag painted on his face, Frank Simpson (also known as Nuke) still believes he is fighting the Vietnam War and is easily manipulated into following orders. Daredevil fans will likely remember him from Frank Miller »
- Luke Owen
The first panel at New York Comic Con’s main stage on Friday, October 9 marked the triumphant return of an old favorite as DC Comics editors and creators gathered to celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Dark Knight Returns. They also previewed the upcoming The Dark Knight 3: The Master Race. This miniseries is co-written by original Dark Knight creator Frank Miller and seasoned comics veteran Brian Azzarello (100 Bullets) with pencils from Andy Kubert (Flashpoint) and inks from the legendary Klaus Janson (Daredevil). All of these creators were present at the panel with Miller making a surprise entrance in his trademark fedora to thunderous applause. They were joined by DC editor and moderator Brian Cunningham and publisher Jim Lee, who worked with Miller on the controversial All-Star Batman and Robin.
Cunningham opened the panel by giving the history of The Dark Knight Returns, and how it deconstructed superhero mythology while also pioneering storytelling techniques, »
- Logan Dalton
This weekend is the New York Comic-Con, and while Marvel is expected to make their mark felt with the likes of Daredevil and Jessica Jones, it’s become apparent that Warner Bros. are hoping to be the ones to steal the show. After revealing that Lex Luthor himself will be providing those who attend with free Wi-Fi, a huge display for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice has been erected, which is sure to draw the attention of fans.
Following the release of a very cool video highlighting concept art from the movie, Batman V Superman photographer Clay Enos (who is responsible for all the official character images we’ve seen from both this movie and Suicide Squad) has Tweeted out a very neat shot of Ben Affleck suited up and ready for action as Gotham City’s Dark Knight.
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- Josh Wilding
Marvel has announced that writer Mark Waid, artist Chris Samnee, colorist Matt Wilson and letterer Joe Caramagna – the creative team behind the critically-acclaimed Daredevil – are set to reunite for a new Black Widow ongoing series.
“I think Mark and I are crafting a really fun, exciting spy story, unlike anything that’s ever been in comics,” says series artist & co-writer Chris Samnee. “And honestly, I think the entire team is giving their absolute all here. I’m pushing myself harder than ever to make these pages my best yet and I think [colorist] Matt Wilson is doing the best work of his career here. I can’t wait for folks to get a look at this stuff.”
Natasha has spent years gathering secrets. Knowledge and intel on friends and enemies alike. But when some of those dark secrets begin mysteriously going public, no one is safe. Now, Natasha has become the »
- Gary Collinson
This year, I will be attending my first ever New York Comic Con with a press pass from Popoptiq.com. I am very excited and a little nervous about getting the chance to rub shoulders with 150,000+ comics, sci-fi, fantasy, anime, and video game fans. (Sorry if I forgot your specific niche.) This year, New York Comic Con is really bringing their A-game as far as panels, guests, and even afterparty opportunities. This year’s guests range from Naruto creator Masashi Kishimoto to the casts and writers of upcoming genre TV shows like Sword of Shannara, Ash vs. the Evil Dead, and Legends of Tomorrow and of course, a stacked comics creator lineup from living legends like Chris Claremont and Brian K. Vaughan and relatively new stars like Batgirl artist Babs Tarr and Unbeatable Squirrel Girl and Jughead artist Erica Henderson.
In preparation for this article, I’ve sifted through mounds of press emails, »
- Logan Dalton
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, »
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