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Marvel Cinematic Universe Screenwriters Give Their Advice on Fixing the DC Extended Universe

Marvel Cinematic Universe Screenwriters Give Their Advice on Fixing the DC Extended Universe
The DC Extended Universe (Dceu) has seen its fair share of critical misfires, from “Batman v. Superman” to “Suicide Squad” and “Justice League,” but all hope isn’t lost. During an appearance on Kevin Smith’s podcast “Fat Man on Batman,” Marvel Cinematic Universe screenwriters Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus offered their advice on how the Dceu can be saved, and it turns out less is more when it comes to building a gigantic movie universe.

“I would look at what Marvel did, out of necessity, in that they didn’t have their A-list characters [at the beginning],” Markus said. “They didn’t have Spider-Man, they didn’t have the X-Men, and they went down the line and found [other characters].”

Markus pointed to Iron Man kicking off the McU a decade ago. While the character has since become one of the most popular superheroes in the world, Iron Man wasn’t a guarantee for
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Avengers: Infinity War Writers Says They Fought To Get Hired By Marvel

Screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have written some of the most acclaimed entries in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to date, having penned all three Captain America movies and the recent record-breaking blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War. It’s interesting to think, then, that they almost never got to contribute to the franchise at all, as they had to fight to get the gig on Captain America: The First Avenger.

While speaking to Kevin Smith on his Fat Man on Batman podcast, Markus and McFeely talked about the long process that led to them providing their first script for the McU. The latter revealed that it all started when they were removed from Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader, after penning the first two movies in the fantasy series.

“We had done the first three Narnias, right, and that third one was troubled, and the Writer’s Guild went on strike,
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Avengers: Infinity War Writers Reveal The One Scene They Had To Have In The Film

Aside from Kevin Feige, obviously, there’s arguably no one more instrumental in the success of the McU than the screenwriting dream team of Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.

During the most recent episode of the Fat Man on Batman podcast, hosted by Kevin Smith, the dynamic dramatist duo discussed several of the most defining McU moments for them, including how the Bucky and Falcon rivalry came into existence, and the emotional impact left in the wake of their fifth collaboration together, Avengers: Infinity War, surpassing the $2 billion pinnacle at the worldwide box office.

All in all, Markus and McFeely have collaborated on six McU entries thus far, in the form of Captain America: The First Avenger, Thor: The Dark World, The Winter Soldier, Civil War, Infinity War and the forthcoming Avengers 4. However, seeing as the pair are screenwriters, they don’t typically get the final say on what actually makes it into the movie.
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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom takes Jurassic Park franchise beyond $4 billion with huge China opening

It doesn’t open in the U.S. until this coming Friday, but Universal Pictures continued its international roll out for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom this past weekend, with the J.A. Bayona-directed sequel pushing the Jurassic Park franchise beyond the $4 billion mark worldwide.

The film opened internationally to $151.1 million last weekend, and added a further $173.6 million this frame, including a hefty $111.8 million launch in China. Globally, Fallen Kingdom has now pulled in $370 million, and is tracking a $150 million opening in North America this coming weekend.

The franchise, which originally launches back in 1993 with Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park, has now grossed $4.013 billion across its five instalments, with 2015’s Jurassic World leading the series with $1.672 billion in total.

A third Jurassic World movie has already been announced for June 11th 2021, with Jurassic World helmer Colin Trevorrow set to return to the director’s chair.

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Does Anyone Else Think Marvel Movies are Extremely Overrated?

There seems to be a huge debate between hardcore fans and casual fans of Marvel as to how overrated the movies they’ve pushed really are. In many cases the movies have been absolutely epic, though the sequels have left a lot to be desired. Introducing each hero has been something grand for fans of all kind to see. With Iron Man it was a welcome to the McU as it began to build momentum, while with Captain America: The First Avenger it was a promise of things to come. When the Incredible Hulk came on the scene it was more

Does Anyone Else Think Marvel Movies are Extremely Overrated?
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John Travolta's Gotti Opens with a 0% Rating on Rotten Tomatoes

Three new movies arrive in wide release this weekend, lead by Disney Pixar's The Incredibles 2, Warner Bros.' R-rated comedy Tag and Sony's drama remake Superfly hitting theaters, but another film debuting in limited release, Gotti, is making headlines for another reason. Gotti, which stars John Travolta as infamous crime boss John Gotti, debuted with a 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with no positive reviews out of 14, as of today. While this is certainly a rare distinction, it was the third Travolta movie to get 0%, following 1983's Staying Alive and 1993's Look Who's Talking Now.

Gotti earned a slightly better distinction on the Rotten Tomatoes competitor MetaCritic, where it earned a 27 rating out of 100, based on five reviews. The movie was trashed by New York Times critic Glenn Kenny, who called the movie a "dismal mess," adding he was shocked at how "multifaceted a dismal mess. The Hollywood Reporter's Jordan Mintzer added,
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Captain America Screenwriters Explain How The Bucky And Falcon Rivalry Came To Be

Although we’ve still got a ways to go before Avengers 4 can provide some semblance of closure – whatever form that may take – there’s still quite the lengthy list of unanswered queries regarding the McU. Granted, following the disastrous climax of Infinity War, there isn’t much the Powers That Be can say to console those heartbroken by the Snap of Doom, but the screenwriting dream team of Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have at least eased some of the suffering, even if it’s only temporarily.

During the Fatman on Batman podcast hosted by Kevin Smith, Markus and McFeely – who’ve collaborated on six McU entries thus far in the form of Captain America: The First Avenger, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, Infinity War and Avengers 4 – revealed the origin of the Bucky/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) and Sam/Falcon (Anthony Mackie) rivalry.
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Avengers: Infinity War Writers Say They Got Really Emotional When The Film Hit $2 Billion

The Marvel Cinematic Universe began its decade-long march to box office superiority with the moderately successful superhero flick Iron Man. Nineteen movies and nearly $17 billion later, and the Marvel Studios brainchild is now the highest-grossing film franchise of all-time, which was punctuated earlier this week with yet another ticket booth touchstone.

Having earned an unprecedented $250 million-plus opening weekend stateside, and subsequently becoming the fastest film to reach the $1 billion plateau, Avengers: Infinity War once again made box office history when it finally smashed through the $2 billion barrier – a feat only ever achieved thrice before: Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($2.068B), Titanic ($2.187B) and Avatar ($2.788B).

What does the writing team behind the film have to say about the accomplishment, though? Well, quite a lot. “It’s nuts,” said one half of the McU dream team, Christopher Markus. “I will say on the Sunday morning when it’s like 10 or something
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The Russos say “don’t expect everything to move forward in a linear fashion in the Marvel universe” after Avengers: Infinity War

As we already know, the next batch of Marvel movies will include Spider-Man: Homecoming 2, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and Black Panther 2, so although Marvel Studios wiped out half of its roster of superheroes in Avengers: Infinity War with Thanos’ snap, the expectation is that most – if not all – of the characters who turned to dust will be back next year for Avengers 4.

However, speaking to The Huffington Post, directors Anthony and Joe Russo have suggested that may not be the case after all, and that the aforementioned sequels may well take place prior to Infinity War.

“Here’s the thing, I think it’s important to remember anything is possible in the McU [Marvel Cinematic Universe],” said Anthony. “Just because there’s a sequel on the books doesn’t mean … people become accustomed to time moving linearly in the McU. That doesn’t necessarily have to be the case. There’s
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25 Hilarious Memes That Show Captain America Makes No Sense

The world originally met Captain America in 1941. Created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, the Captain soon became a favorite of comic book fans all over the world. With his unfailing devotion to his country, along with his super strength, Captain America has spent his history fighting fascists and defeating bad guys all over the world in the name of freedom.

Although Marvel created him as a patriotic symbol during World War II, Captain America continued to capture the imaginations of fans way after that. Marvel even gave him his own movie, Captain America: The First Avenger, in 2011. Although that film intended to set up the concept of the Avengers for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America became one of the more popular members of that particular team.

In that movie, Steve Rogers becomes a super soldier after undergoing an experimental treatment. He then goes on to fight with the Allies in World War II,
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Ant-Man and the Wasp Projected for $75 Million Box Office Debut

In just under a month, Marvel will release its third and final movie of the year, Ant-Man and the Wasp, and today we have the first box office tracking data, indicating a much more modest result than Black Panther or Avengers: Infinity War. Early tracking data suggests that Ant-Man and the Wasp will pull in $75 million in its opening weekend, a solid jump over the $57.2 million earned by 2015's Ant-Man in its debut. Ant-Man and the Wasp won't have too much competition either, with only Universal's The First Purge opening on July 4, two days ahead of its July 6 opening.

While this debut would certainly be a welcomed one for Marvel, it still pales in comparison to the massive numbers put up by Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War. Regardless, no one was expecting Ant-Man and the Wasp to break the bank at the box office, but it may also do better than expected,
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Superhero Bits: Death Threats for Hawkeye Exclusion, Fan’s Marvel Tattoos Set a World Record & More

Superhero Bits: Death Threats for Hawkeye Exclusion, Fan’s Marvel Tattoos Set a World Record & More
How much did Cesar Romero‘s Joker costume from Batman fetch at auction? How many Marvel tattoos does it take to set a Guinness World Record? How did the Cloak & Dagger premiere fare in the ratings? Want to see a Red Skull portrait that was meant to be in Captain America: The First Avenger? Would […]

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Unused Red Skull Art From Captain America: The First Avenger Surfaces

Some never before seen concept art of Red Skull from Captain America: The First Avenger has arrived online today, courtesy of artist Ryan Meinerding, Head of Visual Development for Marvel Studios. He shared the awesome piece below, which sees Hugo Weaving’s Johann Schmidt in elaborate Nazi regalia, on his Twitter account, and revealed that it should’ve featured in the movie during the scene in which Red Skull gets his portrait painted.

Red Skull’s always been one of the most popular supervillains in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with the character being among the more faithful lifts from the comics. Despite fans’ wishes, however, he never returned to the McU. That is, until earlier this year when Avengers: Infinity War finally saw the Hydra leader make his long-awaited comeback.

The recent blockbuster revealed that Red Skull had been transported to the planet Vormir after the events of The First Avenger.
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Jurassic World Evolution now available, watch the launch trailer here

Gamers can now take charge of Jurassic World with the launch of Jurassic World Evolution, which xepands on the original mythology and puts players in charge of the Park, where they will have the opportunity to create and manage their very own dinosaur theme park.

“Jurassic World Evolution immerses players and fans of the movies in the Jurassic World universe,” said Jonny Watts, Frontier’s Chief Creative Officer. “With masses of rich franchise lore, iconic characters, incredible living dinosaurs and islands you can reshape and construct however you choose,Jurassic World Evolution brings the dream of building and running your own Isla Nublar to life. This is Your Jurassic World, and we can’t wait to see what players create.”

“Our collaboration with Frontier introduces a deeply rich, thrilling and fun gameplay experience that lets players engage withJurassic Worldin ways they never imagined,” said Chris Heatherly, Executive Vice President of Games and Digital Platforms,
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Did the DC Extended Universe introduce too many characters too quickly?

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The DC Extended Universe came late to the comic book universe party and faced an uphill struggle in competing with the well-established Marvel Cinematic Universe. Warner Bros. Pictures saw the huge box office takings of the McU and realised that creating a massive franchise in a similar way could be the future of film production. The distribution company certainly had the characters available to help them challenge Marvel but, up to this point, its model has been nowhere near as sound as that of the industry leaders. Did they introduce too many different faces too early?

The McU began in 2008 with Jon Favreau’s Iron Man and, since then, there have been another eighteen instalments in the huge series. The movies have brought in an astonishing combined total of more than $6.6 billion at the box office, and they have mostly been met with favourable reviews as well.
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‘In the Envelope’ Podcast: Hayley Atwell on Starz’s ‘Howards End’ & When to Cry Onscreen

“In the Envelope: An Awards Podcast” features intimate interviews with award-winning actors and other creatives. Join host and Awards Editor Jack Smart for a front row seat to the industry’s most exciting awards races, and valuable acting and career advice from contenders! This episode is brought to you by Starz’s limited series “Howards End.” “We as actors, we act,” says Hayley Atwell. “We are finding ways to deliver a line in order to affect change in a scene, whether that’s big or small.” Atwell knows how to go big or small whenever she commits to a character, a process she discusses in fascinating detail on this episode of “In the Envelope.” An actor of stage and screen with roots in both England and America, Atwell trained as a performer in her native London before breaking into Hollywood as Peggy Carter in “Captain America: The First Avenger” and
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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom opens to $151.1 million internationally

Universal Pictures got a head start on the World Cup this weekend by releasing the blockbuster dino-sequel Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in 48 international markets, and the J.A. Bayona-directed sequel has got off to a healthy start box office-wise with $151.1 million.

The film topped the box office in all 48 territories, with South Korea delivering the biggest haul with $27.2 million, followed by the UK ($19.9 million), France ($10 million), Spain ($9.5 million) and Germany ($9.1 million).

Jurassic World is a genre of one, and each film within this franchise is engineered as a global event,” said Universal’s president of international distribution Duncan Clark. “Audiences gravitate to the nostalgia, storytelling and spectacle.”

Fallen Kingdom will make its way to China on June 15th before opening on June 22nd in the States, where it is tracking a domestic debut of $150 million.

See Also: Read our reviews of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom here and here

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Chronicle Collectibles’ Owen and Blue Jurassic World statue available to pre-order

With Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom rolling out around the globe this month, Sideshow and Chronicle Collectibles have unveiled the upcoming 1/9th scale Owen and Blue statue which is based on the likeness of Chris Pratt and his Velociraptor buddy in the blockbuster sequel Jurassic World. Limited to 300 pieces, it is available to pre-order now, priced at $400 and is expected to ship between July and September 2018; check it out here…

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It’s been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles.

When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his
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Captain Marvel Fan Art Imagines Brie Larson In The Classic Costume

Fans can’t wait for next year’s Captain Marvel to arrive, as it’ll give us our first chance to meet Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers, who’s said to be the most powerful hero we’ve yet seen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Still, there’s one thing that’s annoying comic book lovers: set photos have shown Larson decked out in a unique green, grey and silver costume rather than the character’s iconic red, blue and gold threads.

Clearly, Captain Marvel will eventually don her usual costume. After all, many other McU origins movies like Iron Man, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Captain America: The First Avenger and more have seen their respective heroes wear rudimentary versions of their outfits before they get an upgrade.

But what could the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s iteration of Carol’s classic costume look like? Well, one talented fan, Instagram user @ryans.reviews,
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How has Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom fared at the international box office?

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom opened in 30 international territories this week, and with love-it or hate-it reviews streaming in like out-of-control CGI volcanic lava – read both our ★★ review and our ★★★★ review – it’s going to be interesting to see how that translates to box-office.

Variety is reporting that the J.A. Bayona directed sequel to the record breaking Jurassic World ($1.67 billion worldwide) has taken in $39.9 million during its first two days of release.

Ahead of its June 22nd North American release, where industry experts are predicting an opening in the region of $140-150 million, Universal Pictures rolled out the monster mash to a record breaking bow in South Korea, where it earned $9.6 million on day one, with the UK and Ireland accounting for $4.6 million dino dollars since Wednesday. This weekend will see Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom expand into a total of 48 markets.

If you’ve already seen the film, and think it
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