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The production company will formally launch next year after the brothers complete their work directing Marvel-Disney’s “Avengers: Infinity War” and the untitled sequel. “Avengers: Infinity War” will open May 4, 2018, and the sequel is set for May 3, 2019.
The Russo brothers directed 2014’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and 2016’s “Captain America: Civil War” for Marvel-Disney. The team first gained notice for their work on the 2002 film “Welcome to Collinwood” and then turned to television with work on the series “Arrested Development” and “Community.” They also produced the 2006 Owen Wilson comedy “You, Me and Dupree.”
Under the non-exclusive multi-year deal with Fox, the Russo brothers venture will provide half of the »
- Dave McNary
The California Film Commission announced on Monday the eight films that will receive a share of $68 million in tax credits as part of the state’s Film & TV Tax Credit Program 2.0, and leading the list is Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel,” which will be released in 2019. “Captain Marvel” will be the first Marvel movie shot primarily in California since “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” It is one of three films with budgets of over $75 million receiving tax breaks in this round, along with the Mark Gordon Company’s “Midway” and Paramount’s “Island Plaza.” The original tax credit program »
- Jeremy Fuster
To date, Marvel Studios has 16 released films in their shared universe. And while I have an affinity for all of them (truly, there isn’t a bad one in the bunch) it’s fair now to see the cream rise to the top. Having just finished Spider-Man: Homecoming this past weekend – yes I’m a suburban dad who no longer prioritizes movies as a need-to-see-on-release-day – I think I’m within bounds to pluck out my top five… until I mentioned this idea to Eic Mike Gold who denoted “We have a logo” for picking six. Natch. So, without any further preamble, here are (ranked from bottom to top) my most favoritest Marvel(ous) movies.
Definition time: I’m specifying movies only within the “Marvel Cinematic Universe.” This excludes the X-Men movies, the Fantastic Four movies, the Blade trilogy (which was awesome, honestly) any previous Spider-Man flicks, and sadly Deadpool who »
- Marc Alan Fishman
Having been handed the keys to the Avengers franchise following the critical and commercial success of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War, directors Anthony and Joe Russo have revealed to Variety that they are keen to swap one Disney mega-franchise for another.
“I sat in a theater when I was 11 years old and watched The Empire Strikes Back from 10 in the morning until 10 at night the day it came out,” said Joe Russo in an interview with Variety. “To say we’re obsessed with Star Wars is an understatement. We’d absolutely love to do a Star Wars film.”
Considering the brothers’ work with Marvel so far, and the fact that Avengers: Infinity War and its as-yet-untitled sequel are expected to do enormous business, it must surely be music to the ears of Disney – and to fans – that the Russos are keen to venture to the galaxy far, »
- Gary Collinson
Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm and subsequent restart of the Star Wars movie universe has allowed for a few fans who’ve grown up now to enter the film industry and realize their dreams of helming a feature set in that galaxy far, far away. So far, J. J. Abrams (The Force Awakens), Gareth Evans (Rogue One), Rian Johnson (The Last Jedi) and others have been lucky enough to nab the job of a lifetime. But who might be next?
Well, if they have it their way, it might just be the Russo brothers, as they recently mentioned that they’d love to direct a Star Wars film. The pair are most well known for their work in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with two phenomenally popular movies, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War, already under their belt. Not to mention the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War.
- Christian Bone
After making their acclaimed McU debut with Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the brothers have taken on more and more ambitious projects within the shared universe. But would they ever be interested in dipping their toes into the Star Wars franchise? »
Joe and Anthony Russo are Marvel’s favorite directors. The brothers have teamed up on four comic-book adventures and have arguably done more than any other filmmakers to shape the trajectory of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
The Russos began their run with 2014’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and oversaw last summer’s smash hit “Captain America: Civil War.” They’re sliding behind the camera on next year’s “Avengers: Infinity War,” which will introduce the Guardians of the Galaxy to the world of Iron Man and Hulk. The brothers also have been tapped to run point on a yet untitled Avengers movie scheduled to hit theaters in 2019. The Russos took a break from shooting to talk about the political messages of their films, their love of “Star Wars” and how they avoid sibling rivalry.
Do your comic-book films comment on real-world issues?
Joe: My brother and I are politically minded guys. We »
- Brent Lang
Noah Hawley is kind of a big deal in the world of television. Hawley has created two critical hits for FX, Fargo and Legion, in addition to directing episodes and serving as the showrunner for both series.
Joe and Anthony Russo are no strangers to must-see TV, either. You may know them best from directing Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War, as well as the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4, but the brothers got their start in television. They directed numerous episodes of the critically acclaimed series Arrested Development, as well as key episodes of Community.
Variety is reporting that FX is now developing a crime drama with Hawley And the Russo brothers serving as executive producers. The Mastermind will be based on the investigative stories of Atavist Magazine co-founder and CEO Evan Ratliff. It will tell the true story of Paul Le Roux, a »
- Nick Doll
Crime drama series based on Atavist Magazine investigative articles.
The series is based on a string of investigative articles written by Atavist’s Evan Ratliff and will centre on Paul Le Roux, a brilliant programmer and criminal cartel boss who becomes a Drug Enforcement Administration informant.
One of the most exciting moments for comic book fans in Spider-Man: Homecoming wasn’t one of the big action scenes but rather just a quick (sort of) namedrop of an important character in the Marvel mythos. When Peter Parker speaks to Donald Glover’s character at one point, the low-level criminal mentions that he has a nephew living locally. Cue dozens of heads metaphorically exploding in cinemas everywhere.
You see, Glover plays Aaron Davis, a character whose nephew in the comics is… Miles Morales, the second Spider-Man! The hero has been a massive hit with fans since he debuted in 2011 and many have been calling for the character to make his appearance in the movies, too. With this brief exchange, we now have confirmation that Miles exists in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and could potentially appear in a future film.
Though he wouldn’t be drawn on the matter too much, »
- Christian Bone
The answer, I hope we can agree, is obvious: Superhero movies should be light. And dark. And everything in between. There’s no rule or formula, no one-cape-and-spandex-suit-fits-all way to do it. Yet when I go into a new comic-book superhero movie, even though I know that it’s a franchise product designed to sell tickets (and toys) around the globe, and that it’s now just a small piece in a larger “universe,” I have a prejudice, or at least a stubborn desire, and it is this: I want it to be great. Not just okay, not just “a respectable sequel” or a diverting time-passer, but something that sweeps you up and leaves an indelible imprint, the way that the greatest comic-book movies have done.
A lot of people seem to feel that “Spider-Man: Homecoming” delivers on that promise. I’d say it’s a perfectly decent reboot/Marvel fable (though not as exciting as the »
- Owen Gleiberman
With all this talk of Spider-Man: Homecoming, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers 4, Black Panther, and even Captain Marvel, it's easy to forget about Ant-Man and the Wasp, due out July 6, 2018, between the two Avengers titles. Which is a shame, because the first Ant-Man is a fantastic film, and though it gets harder and harder to rank these Marvel Cinematic Universe films with each release, I'd consider it among my favorites. Ant-Man used the heist genre in a killer way and and made the most of its astonishing cast including Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, and, of course, the surprisingly hilarious Michael Pena.
To be fair, little is known about Ant-Man and the Wasp. Peyton Reed is returning to helm the film, and Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly are confirmed to return, as you can't make Ant-Man and the Wasp without, well, Ant-Man and the Wasp. Michael Douglas and »
- Nick Doll
Following the events of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4, when the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization became legitimized again, we'll finally see a S.H.I.E.L.D. presence on the movie side of the McU again. Randall Park has signed on to star in the upcoming Marvel sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp, portraying S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Jimmy Woo from the Marvel comics. It isn't clear how large or small a role he will have, or if he will have any interactions with Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) or Hope Van Dyne, a.k.a. The Wasp (Evangeline Lilly).
This report from The Tracking Board comes exactly one month after Black Mirror star Hannah John-Kamen signed on to star in this superhero sequel, although her role was not revealed quite yet. While Jimmy Woo may not be a household name for many Marvel Comics fans, »
Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures rolled out their highly-anticipated Spider-Man: Homecoming in Thursday previews last night, and it got off to quite the impressive box office start. The superhero adventure starring Tom Holland opened with $15.4 million, which puts it on track for a first weekend that is tracking between $90 million and $100 million. Given the positive critical and fan response thus far, it's certainly possible that Spidey could in fact exceed those projections, since it opened higher than both Deadpool and Wonder Woman.
Deadline reports that the $15.4 million tally for Spider-Man: Homecoming, directed by Jon Watts, easily beat the Thursday tallies for Deadpool ($12.7 million), Guardians of the Galaxy ($11.2 million) and Wonder Woman ($11 million), along with Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($10.2 million), Spider-Man 3 ($10 million), Doctor Strange ($9.4 million) and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ($8.7 million). It did come up just short of this summer's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which took in $17 million in Thursday screenings, »
A couple days ago, we reported a rumor from Omega Underground’s Christopher M, who stated that Samuel L. Jackson would be reprising his role as the fan favorite Nick Fury in next year’s standalone Captain Marvel flick. This would mark the first time we’ve seen the eye-patched former director of Shield since 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron (assuming he doesn’t show up in Avengers: Infinity War). That would mean, when all said and done, it will have been nearly four years since Jackson taken on the moniker of Nick Fury. But is it true?
It sounds like it may very well be. According to Deadline, Jackson will indeed be in Captain Marvel. However, while the original report stated that Jackson would be “co-starring” (which implies a bigger role), Deadline only states that Jackson will be “making an appearance.” That doesn’t really help us a whole lot, »
- Joseph Medina
Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been entirely absent of Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury thus far, but it looks like the latter of half of Marvel’s upcoming slate of films will feature the eye-patch-wearing former S.H.I.E.L.D. director more prominently, especially if a new report is to be trusted.
While Jackson has already signed on to make his McU return with next year’s superhero extravaganza Avengers: Infinity War and will likely pop up in the untitled Avengers film set to follow it, months ago the actor teased that Fury might have a role in Marvel’s first solo female-led film, Captain Marvel. Now, Christopher Marc of Omega Underground has revealed on Twitter that Jackson wasn’t lying, as it looks like he will be co-starring alongside Brie Larson’s titular superhero in the 2019 film.
Marc did clarify that the casting news isn’t official, »
- Justin Cook
Spider-Man: Homecoming, 2017.
Directed by Jon Watts.
Starring Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr., Michael Keaton, Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Bokeem Woodbine, Tyne Daly, Michael Barbieri, Abraham Attah, Hannibal Buress, Kenneth Choi, Angourie Rice, Michael Chernus, Michael Mando, Logan Marshall-Green, Jennifer Connelly, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Chris Evans.
Following his Avengers experience in Germany Peter Parker must go back to school and learn to juggle his secret identity and learn how to be a superhero.
Marvel Studios managed to do the near impossible over these last nine years of films, making a wider audience care enough to watch a bunch of its more second tier characters and make it the biggest franchise in movie history. These films have become more and more about huge, planet saving situations so I’m glad to say that in Spider-Man: Homecoming the stakes are character »
- Amie Cranswick
Ryan Lambie Jun 29, 2017
Universal’s Dark Universe. Transformers. Are audiences and filmmakers alike starting to grow weary of cinematic universes, we wonder...
When Marvel made Iron Man in 2007, it didn’t just release a new superhero movie; it also embarked on something quite new in cinema. While we’ve all seen sequels, prequels, spin-offs and remakes before, the notion of a movie universe was different: a series of interlinked films, all building up to the summer blockbuster equivalent of a team-up comic.
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With each subsequent entry - well, apart from The Incredible Hulk, which people don’t really talk about much anymore - Marvel’s movies built up anticipation for the main event, so that by the time The Avengers came out in 2012, it brought with it a »
Marvel illistrator Andy Park has shared a piece of concept art for Captain America: Civil War which gives us a look at an early alternate design for Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther costume; take a look below…
See Also: Watch the teaser trailer for Black Panther here
Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.
- Amie Cranswick
Marvel superhero movies are some of the most entertaining, commercially successful, and critically acclaimed movies in today’s film industry. While some of this success can be attributed to the great source material, much of it has to do with directing. Some of the franchise’s most successful films, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War were directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. The brothers are set to direct the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War and its sequel. Although fans understandably know the duo best for their work with these blockbuster superhero films, their background is actually highly interesting. Here
Five Things You Didn’t Know About The Russo Brothers »
- Nat Berman
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