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Marvel Studios Will Be At San Diego Comic-Con

Marvel Studios is confirmed for next month’s big San Diego Comic-Con convention. Kevin Feige confirmed the appearance for the SDCC at the Red Carpet premiere for Thor: Love and Thunder. “We’ll be at Comic-Con next month, which we’re excited about,” said Feige. “So yes, we’re excited to go and talk about the future.” Regarding the …

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Marvel Studios, DC Sitting Out Of Comic-Con At Home

Despite having a slew of upcoming content, Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios are said to be sitting out of the upcoming Comic-Con At Home virtual convention. Marvel.com recently released the Marvel schedule for the Comic-Con, which didn’t include anything from Marvel Studios, and now Deadline offers a further update. “We hear Marvel is sitting on …

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Spider-Man: Far From Home Box Office Estimates Drop

With sequelitis and the slump continuing at the box office, Sony has revised its estimates for the Spider-Man: Far From Home box office to be lower than they initially estimated. A month ago saw Sony offer that Spider-Man: Far From Home is tracking to an estimated $154 million domestic opening for its first 6 days …

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Feige Answers Hulk Avengers: Endgame Question; Teases More

The Avengers: Endgame saw it learned that during the five-year time jump, Banner had spent time in a lab (?) which combined his personality with that of the Hulk’s and saw them become the Professor Hulk (or something like that). The flick then saw the Hulk use the Infinity Gauntlet to bring back all the …

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Thor: Ragnarok: Dumbing Down Of Marvel

Marvel Studios third Thor movie, Thor: Ragnarok, debuted this weekend in theaters and judging from the positive reviews and box office revenue, it’s a major hit. It has a whopping 93% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and its box office currently sits at $427 million worldwide with a $121 million domestic haul, which beat expectations and …

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Marvel Studios Could Do Their Own Comic-Con Says Kevin Feige

Thor: Ragnarok will mark the seventeenth MCU movie to date, with lots more to come including the highly anticipated Avengers: Infinity War movies. So how about Marvel Studios having their own version of Comic-Con?! Disney actually already does it with their Star Wars movies as there is Star Wars Celebration and even the D23 Expo. …

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Still Sounds Like No Marvel TV For Avengers: Infinity War

Though Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige recently seemed to be teasing the possibility of the Marvel TV characters in the MCU, in his latest interview, now it doesn’t seem as if Daredevil, Ghost Rider, Punisher etc. will be appearing in Avengers: Infinity War or any other Marvel movie, as Feige tells Collider: “It all depends …

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Thor: Ragnarok: Crazy 70/80s Sci-Fi Fantasy Movie

Director Taika Waititi particpated in a Reddit Q&A with fans and talked about Thor: Ragnarok. Below you can check out the relevant portions where Waititi mentions Thor: Ragnarok will be crazy as well as closer to a 70/80s sci-fi fantasy and more. “Thor: Raganarok” has a November 3, 2017 release directed by Taika Waititi starring Chris …

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McG Talks He-Man, Skeletor, Kellan Lutz & More

Following Twilight‘s Kellan Lutz having revealed he took a meeeting for the live action Masters of the Universe He-Man movie, earlier today saw the director on the project, McG, taking questions about the film while at FOX’s Television Critics Association.

McG stated He-Man hasn’t been cast, but offered Kellan Lutz is in the running.

We haven’t cast the role yet, but I like Kellan very much. Obviously, we need a talented entertainer, but we also need a certain physicality, which he embodies. He’ll be considered very, very closely. We haven’t gotten to the casting process yet. Kellan’s a good guy, and we had a great meeting, and he’s passionate about He-Man, he’s passionate about the Adam story. He really knows a lot about it. I was charmed by his focus and intensity. He’ll be considered very, very carefully. We’re just not there yet. We’ve got to get the movie on its feet, then we’ll cast the movie.

McG also talked about casting Skeletor and confirmed the He-Man bad guy to heavyweight villains such as Star Wars‘ Darth Vader and Die Hard‘s Hans Gruber (which means they are taking a serious take on the characters and He-Man movie).

As Skeletor? I think the characters are bigger than any given actor. I think the right actor is going to be what’s most important. I’m not really hung up on, “Oh, it’s got to be a star.” I just want someone who’s right for it. I enjoy working with big movie stars. I enjoy working with discoveries. We’re going to do what’s right, so it embodies the energy. Skeletor needs to be an incredible menace. I really think — again — I mean it when I say Vader, Gruber, Skeletor.

McG confirmed Battle Cat and Evil Lyn for He-Man and offered an update where they are with the movie.

We have a big meeting with Sony regarding prep of the movie on Wednesday. And we’re in the middle of a bit of a script polish, and it’s my absolute passion. I’m laser-focused on that being my next film. 

McG also said they are inspired by and are trying to emulate what Kevin Feige did with Marvel; what James Gunn did with the Guardians of the Galxy movie, and what Margot Robbie did with Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad.

“I want to make sure our Evil-Lyn is the standard bearer. That’s a tall order, isn’t it?” McG said referencing both Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn and Cara Delevingne’s Enchantress.

(via IGN)

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No Marvel Marvel Movie & TV Crossover Because Of Marvel Creative Committee

Fans have been asking (begging?) for their favorite television personalities to appear in the Marvel movies.

While you may have heard the reason being that the Marvel TV and movies schedules don’t sync up, the real reason is because of the Marvel Creative Committee.

The Marvel Creative Committee consists of Marvel CEO billionaire Ike Perlmutter’s boy’s club of: Alan Fine, who came with Perlmutter to Marvel through Toy Biz; Marvel Comics writer Brian Michael Michael Bendis, Marvel Comics publisher Dan Buckley, and Joe Quesada, the former editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics and the current Chief Creative Officer of Marvel.

To add to that they are all good buddies with head of Marvel TV Jeph Loeb.

Long story short, last year saw Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige part ways with both Perlmutter and the Marvel Creative Committee over interference in the movies and creative differences. Captain America and Avengers: Infinity War director Joe Russo stated the following back in May:

“We’ve been on that [Marvel] journey from Winter Soldier, and it may have been some story points from Civil War that caused the civil war within Marvel. I think that there were years when Kevin was absorbing the pain inflicted on the company. [Marvel Studios is] much healthier, happier” [and is paving the way for] “really compelling choices.” 

Regarding the crossover between Marvel Studios and TV not happening, head of Marvel TV Jeph Loeb recently appeared on Nerdist’s Comic Book Club podcast where he was asked about The Defenders appearing in the movies with mention there’s friction because of the Marvel Creative Committee. Via reddit:

When asked if The Defenders would be in the movies, he scoffed and went on and on about how Marvel Television is a 3 year old company and how they want to do their own thing, but specifically mentioned that they’ll see where the company is in 2019.

He then mentioned that Marvel Television projects are still all under the thumb of the Marvel Creative Committee, so that could also cause some friction between the possibility of television and movie crossovers.

Adding in my own two cents, if you have been a fan of this website or any of the Marvel COSMIC comic books, you know the Marvel Creative Committee aren’t fans of COSMIC-type stories. With the upcoming Marvel Studios movies looking like they’re heavy cosmic flicks (Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Thor: Ragnarok, Captain Marvel, Avengers Infinity War, Avengers 4, Inhumans, rumored Richard Rider Nova movie), it’s no wonder Feige booted them from being involved (in addition to whatever trouble they caused). 

It’s also apparent the Marvel Creative Committee and Marvel TV like to use their comic book creator-driven work as: Agents Of SHIELD is heavily influenced by the Bendis comics; Netflix is heavily influenced by Quesada’s favorites, and Jeph Loeb went so far as to cancel the 2007 Nova comic book and replace the character he now uses in his animated TV series. There’s also the fact that Bendis cancelled and took over the 2008 Guardians of the Galaxy comic book series when word of the movie getting green lit became known (and fired the writers on the Nova and GOTG comics that inspired the movie and new billion dollar Disney franchise).

It also recently became known that Kevin Feige is introducing the Marvel Cinematic Multiverse in Doctor Strange. Is Kevin Feige going to make Marvel TV a part of the multiverse and directly disconnect it from the movies, which would enable Feige to use the same characters, but with different actors?

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Marvel Studios May Be Introducing Same Characters As Marvel TV Through Multiverse & Doctor Strange

We know Marvel Studios recently broke away from Ike Perlmutter and the Marvel TV/Comics goons.

This weekend at Comic-Con also saw Marvel Studios launch their own social networks and change their movie intro from comic book footage to film footage (further distancing themselves from Marvel TV/Comics).

Now it’s learned the Doctor Strange movie will be introducing the Multiverse, which is Marvel’s collection of alternate timelines and universes.

Could this be Kevin Feige’s way to use the same characters in the Marvel movies that are currently on TV?

For example, Marvel TV recently announced the car version of Ghost Rider (that no one’s thrilled about) will be on Agents Of SHIELD. Possibly going the “Multiverse,” route would mean Marvel Studios could use Dan Ketch or even Johnny Blaze. Likewise, Marvel Studios could then use a different Daredevil (etc.) in the movies. Update: Another possibility is that Feige could simply be sticking Marvel TV in the multiverse, which would free up the characters for movie use.

Another bonus with the Multiverse is that Marvel Studios could use already existing movie characters (i.e. Iron Man) using different actors and costumes (similar to what WB and DC are now doing).

CBR reports Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson confirms the Multiverse:

“What the comics did was, they brought with Doctor Strange an extra dimension into psychadelia, mysticism, and spirituality and all these very 60’s things and broke open the Marvel comic book universe into the Marvel multiverse. I think ‘Doctor Strange’ is going to be the beginning of the Marvel Cinematic Multiverse. It’s really serving the same function that the comic did.”

Back a few months ago even saw Charlie Cox, the Daredevil actor in the Netflix series, hint there could be a Marvel Multiverse where Marvel Studios would use a different Daredevil actor for the films:

“Marvel TV and Marvel Studios are two very different things. Even if the character were to appear in that film, that doesn’t necessarily mean that I would appear in that film.

Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn even confirmed the divide between Marvel Studios and Marvel TV a while back stating there is no connection between the two:

“There is Marvel TV who is pretty disconnected from Marvel Film, which is owned by Disney, and that’s really not connected at all.”

So hopefully that means we could still see Norma Reedus as Ghost Rider after all.

“Hell yeah. It would be a blast,” Reedus said about potentially playing Marvel’s Spirit of Vengeance. “Do I get a skull face that’s on fire and all that stuff? F–k yeah. I’m down.”

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No Agents Of SHIELD Marvel Netflix Crossover Going To Happen

With Marvel TV being responsible for Agents Of SHIELD as well as the Marvel Netflix shows, you would think a crossover could happen at some point (even DC managed Flash and Supergirl with two different networks).

However, outside a venue at Comic-Con, it’s learned a crossover isn’t going to happen any time soon, as apparently, there happens to be some corporate mumbo jumo at Marvel TV that’s not going to allow it.

The cast of Agents Of SHIELD is asked which Marvel character they would like to “chase after” in the below video with the mention of a crossover coming up in the discussion.

Clark Gregg talks about the possibility of Agent Coulson meeting Iron Fist offering he would love to see it happen, but due to red tape, it’s not.

Because it was one of my favorite comics as a teen, I would have said Daniel Rand, Iron Fist, but suddenly there’s a gigantic invisible force-field barrier called “Corporate Stuff,” unless who knows, maybe we will develop a weapon to break through that, and get me over to Netflix for a minute. I would like that. But if that barrier came down, then God knows I’d want to talk to Luke Cage. After seeing the footage… Oh, yeah. [Mike] Colter is a beast.

Maybe this shouldn’t be all that surprising as it’s already known the “Marvel” brand at Disney is rather divided. There’s Marvel Studios, who recently feueded with the TV/comics people over the movies and parted ways. Now we even see there is some sort of divide within Marvel TV? Perhaps the contract with Netflix and/or ABC states the characters can’t appear elsewhere?

I’m surprised Disney is actually letting this happen within Marvel — that everything is so divided — which is opposite what Warner Bros. and DC are doing (Geoff Johns is the glue that binds DC). Marvel Studios also launched their own social networks and did away with their comic book opening for their movies, instead using film footage. Honestly, I can’t help but wonder if Marvel Studios will start to make more original stories (similar to Guardians of the Galaxy) and adapt less of the Marvel Comics, especially considering a lot of the comic book stories from the past 10-20 years were headed by the Marvel TV guys. With Marvel Studios being such a success (and TV/Comics no so much), I wouldn’t mind if Disney would bring everything at Marvel under Feige’s fold.

You know what they say about a house divided, right, Bob Iger? 

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Marvel Studios Debuts New Logo & Opening Intro For Movies

Starting with November’s Doctor Strange, Marvel Studios will be using the following video to introduce their movies.

The video and a new Marvel Studios logo were revealed earlier today at Comic-Con by Kevin Feige.

Doctor Strange opens November 4th starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

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Skrulls Are Owned By Both Marvel Studios & Fox Says James Gunn

Just in case you didn’t know, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn says the Skrulls are co-owned by both Marvel Studios and Fox Studios (similar to Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver).

Gunn took to Twitter to answer a fan’s question about the Skrulls where he also reveals certain members of the shape-changing alien reptilian race are specificially owned by Fox.

“Some specific Skrulls are at Fox. But the Skrulls as a whole are co-owned,” Gunn said.

While James Gunn didn’t mention the specific Skrulls, we can probably assume those Skrulls with names are owned by Fox, such as the Super-Skrull Kl’rt.

Whether or not Marvel ever uses the Skrulls in a movie is probaby doubtful as Marvel used the Ultimate Comics version of the Skrulls in The Avengers with the Chitauri.

It’s also probably a safe bet Marvel Studios won’t be adapting the Marvel Comics “Secret Invasion” storyline any time soon as it was written by Brian Bendis, a member of the Marvel Comics creative committee that Kevin Feige recently booted from having any involvement in the Marvel movies. Bendis also took the Guardians of the Galaxy comic book away from Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning when word of the movie getting green lit became known.

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