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The Marvel President is "very happy" to be in a place where people are asking for a solo flick, however.
When it comes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there are a lot of big players and superheroes that have become household names, thanks to the hugely successful films they've all been a part of. As one of the biggest juggernauts in the movie world, the MCU shows no signs of slowing down, but that doesn't mean each of the characters will get solo outings.
Mark Ruffalo stars as Hulk in 'Thor: Ragnarok'
Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and even Black Panther have been given the opportunity to tell their stories on the big screen away from collaborative 'Avengers' releases, but that isn't a courtesy that will definitely be extended to Mark Ruffalo's adaptation of the Hulk.
Feige wisely avoided igniting a rivalry between the two companies.
The DC Extended Universe is without a doubt going through a major uplift as of late, following the hugely successful release, critical and commercial response to 'Wonder Woman'. Taking in over $800 million in the box office across the globe, the film quickly became the DCEU's most-loved flick, largely in part to its lead in Gal Gadot and female director Patty Jenkins.
Kevin Feige has nothing but praise for DC
'Wonder Woman' came just at the right time for the DCEU, which was facing critical negativity following the release of 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' and 'Suicide Squad', despite both making hundreds of millions of dollars in the box office and being enjoyed by fans.
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The Marvel boss is clear in that Phase 3 is coming to an end, and 'Thor: Ragnarok' plays a huge part in that.
The impact that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has had on the world of movies is something astronomical. Ploughing on through what they call their third phase, they've got a big screen release this weekend with 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' and another a little later in the year in the form of third solo Thor movie, 'Thor: Ragnarok'.
Chris Hemsworth returns as Thor in 'Thor: Ragnarok'
Chris Hemsworth is the man leading the charge as the titular hero, but finds himself here held captive on a different planet entirely, without his hammer and forced into battle against former friend the Hulk. Will he be able to make it back to his home planet of Asgard and prevent the impending doom of Ragnarok? That's something we'll find out when it hits the big screen, but for now, Marvel Head Kevin Feige has been teasing a little bit of what we should expect.
Continue reading: Kevin Feige: 'Thor: Ragnarok' Builds Directly Into 'Infinity War'
This may be the third reboot of this franchise in 15 years, risking audience exhaustion, but there are plenty of reasons not to miss this one. Most notably, this is the first Spider-Man movie that's part of Marvel's Avengers franchise, which places it in a larger story with lots of cameo possibilities. But more importantly, young British actor Tom Holland seems to have been born to play the role, infusing the entire film with cheeky teenage energy. And it's also one of the funniest, most complex blockbusters of the year.
The film opens with overexcited home videos Peter Parker (Holland) made of his adventure with the Avengers in Civil War. Now he's plunged back to the dull reality of being a high school student living with his sparky Aunt May (Marisa Tomei). He has a crush on classmate Liz (Laura Harrier), but faces rivalry from the school's alpha male Flash (Tony Revolori). And after a night out playing superhero in his Spider-Man costume, his nerdy best pal Ned (Jacob Batalon) is a bit too thrilled to discover his secret alter-ego. Meanwhile, Peter is annoyed that Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and his assistant Happy (Jon Favreau) are ignoring his calls, especially after he warns them that he has seen winged bad guy Toomes (Michael Keaton) dealing illegal alien weapons around New York while plotting something nefarious.
Director Jon Watts (Cop Car) cleverly maintains a nimble teen perspective throughout the film, which makes it feel more like a comedy than an action movie. And instead of snarky one-liners, the laughs come from character-based humour, most notably Holland's brilliant reactions to everything that comes along. One memorable sequence, which kicks off the final onslaught of action, is both hilarious and terrifying at the same time, perfectly balanced thanks to a knowing revelation, Watts' subtle direction and Holland's hugely engaging performance. And each breathtaking action set-piece pushes the character forward in positive ways.
Continue reading: Spider-Man: Homecoming Review
The Marvel Studios head was blunt in his answer.
There's no denying the incredible success the Marvel Cinematic Universe has seen. Whether you're a huge fan of Captain America, an Iron Man loyalist or something in-between, you'd be hard-pressed to say you've never sat down and enjoyed at least one of the instalments in the current version of the MCU.
Kevin Feige doesn't reveal TOO much about the upcoming 'Infinity War' movie
Introducing an Avengers team like no other, the MCU has served to deliver action-packed films in the past few years for both children and adults; movies injected with humour that still allow a great storyline to flow through them. Now, as we move ahead, talk turns to next year's release, 'Avengers: Infinity War'.
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The Head of Marvel Studios thinks "something" will happen at some point.
For years, fans of Marvel comic books have been able to get their live action adaptation kicks both from the big and small screens, with the release of a variety of films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and beyond, as well as television series such as 'Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.' and Netflix originals like 'Jessica Jones'. It's fair to say that the entertainment industry is hugely saturated with Marvel content.
Finn Jones returns as Danny Rand aka Iron Fist for 'The Defenders' / Cr: Sarah Shatz
What hasn't happened just yet however is a crossover between the film and TV universes, even though events that have taken place in the various 'Avengers' movies have been alluded to in some of the TV shows available.
Continue reading: Kevin Feige Thinks Marvel TV And Movies Will Eventually Crossover
It was never going to be easy to match the impact of 2014's Guardians of the Galaxy, which jolted the Marvel franchise to life with its fresh comedy and freewheeling adventure. This sequel is still a lot of fun, but it's also far more controlled, a conventional, plot-based step of the Marvel universe. And all of the characters are angry about everything and everyone. Thankfully, there's also an emotionality that sneaks into the final act.
Now working as a team, the bickering Guardians just manage to complete their latest mission when Rocket (Bradley Cooper) makes an enemy of a tenacious high priestess (Elizabeth Debicki). Her fleet chases them into an encounter with Ego (Kurt Russell), a god-like being who claims to be the father of Guardian leader Peter (Chris Pratt). So Peter takes Gamora and Drax (Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista) to check out Ego's planet, while Rocket and Baby Groot (Vin Diesel) fend off both the priestess and Peter's old mentor Yondu (Michael Rooker), who arrives with a large posse. And then there's Gamora's perpetually furious sister Nebula (Karen Gillan), who's on the rampage, determined to get revenge against everyone who has slighted her.
There's an underlying rage that drives everyone's actions, and the constant screaming matches become exhausting as the film progresses. The worst offender is Rocket, who expresses his perpetual aggravation in a stream of tetchy tirades. Thankfully, the dialogue is sharply written, with wicked insults to keep the audience smirking along. And there's also a nice sense that all of this fury is masking a deeper affection these misfits have for each other, which boils over in some remarkably strong dramatic scenes. Pratt and Russell are both terrific, seizing every chance to play with the comedic and dramatic notes. There are nice moments for Rooker, Saldana and Gillan, plus some witty cameos. And while Baby Groot is almost painfully adorable, it's Bautista's hilariously open-hearted Drax who steals the show.
Continue reading: Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Review
Feige thinks a "new thing" could be on the horizon.
Kevin Feige, the creative boss at Marvel has some big plans for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Heading up the studio that pushes out some of the biggest movies in existence, he has a clear vision of what the next few years will look like when it comes to the current era, otherwise known as Phase 4.
Scarlett Johansson stars as Black Widow in the 'Avengers' series
Now though he seems to have confirmed that by the time 'Avengers 4' hits the big screen in 2019, fans will have a whole other "new thing" to look forward to. In bringing this Phase to an end, major plans are going to have to be put in place to reel everybody back in when a whole new era begins.
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Despite Deadpool and Logan's success, there are no major plans for future R-rated Marvel movies.
For many years, the prospect of an R-rated movie set within the Marvel universe was hugely unlikely. Then came along the anti-hero Deadpool and, upon claiming his own solo film with Ryan Reynolds in the titular role, the movie was slapped with the highest certification and Hollywood was officially shaken up.
Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart starred in R-rated movie 'Logan'
There was no telling whether or not 'Deadpool' would be a success, but fans voted with their cash in the box office and delivered record-breaking numbers for the R-rated release. Now fast-forward to today and we've just seen the hugely successful release of 'Logan', with the planned 'Deadpool 2' sequel set for release in 2018.
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Shane Black has revealed that the original script contained a female villain instead of Guy Pearce’s Killian.
Iron Man 3 director Shane Black has shed new light on the sexism in the movie industry, by describing how the villain in the 2013 Marvel film had to be changed from female to male, to help toy sales. Speaking to Uproxx, Black said that after the draft of the film’s script was finished, he received a memo saying the villain’s gender had to be changed to male, because a female toy wouldn't sell as well.
Shane Black has revealed how Iron Man 3’s villain was changed from male to female.
“All I’ll say is this, on the record: There was an early draft of Iron Man 3 where we had an inkling of a problem,” Black began. “Which is that we had a female character who was the villain in the draft.” The character is thought to be Rebecca Hall’s Maya Hansen, who ended up having a much smaller part.
Kevin Feige, president of the studio, was interviewed by two publications over the weekend and addressed the issue on both occasions.
The President of Marvel Studios has revealed that the movies franchise will feature a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender character “in the next decade or sooner”.
Kevin Feige was interviewed by Collider and Slash over the weekend, within days of the historic federal ruling which legalised same sex marriage across the entirety of the United States, and inevitably the portrayal of homosexuality in the Marvel universe cropped up on both occasions.
While there are no concrete plans in place to include such a character in any of the movies scheduled – basically, up until the end of the decade – Feige suggested that it would be a certainty at some stage. “Well in the drawing board going up to 2019 it remains to be seen,” he told Collider.
Al Pacino could potentially appear in 'Guardians of the Galaxy 2'.
Al Pacino has revealed that he has met with Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige about a potential project. Though the meetings don't appear to have amounted to much yet, Pacino thinks Feige has something on his mind.
Al Pacino could be set to star in Guardians of the Galaxy 2
In an interview on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Pacino confirmed the meeting with Feige, joking, "It's a Marvel how these things happen," he joked.
Continue reading: Al Pacino Meets With Marvel's Kevin Feige - But What's The Project?
The biggest hint yet that Black Panther and Captain Marvel are on their way
Kevin Fiege opened up on the sheer amount of fan demand for both Black Panther and Captain Marvel, confirming that, behind Iron Man 4 and Avengers 3, it’s what the Marvel fanatics are pining for the most.
“They're both characters that we like, that development work has been done, it's continuing to be done on, and certainly it's the question I get asked more than anything else, more than Iron Man 4, more than Avengers 3,” he explained. “That's sort of the first time that's really happened to us, so I think that makes a difference.”
Scarlett Johansson could be leading her own 'Black Widow' movies. Yes, yes, yes.
Scarlett Johansson has added her name to the list of those wanting a Black Widow spin-off movie. Considering the actress has starred as Natasha Romanoff and her alter ego in Iron Man 2, The Avengers and most recently Captain America: The Winter Soldier - we'd consider that a pretty strong recommendation.
Scarlett Johansson in 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'
President Kevin Feige recently revealed that Marvel Studios is developing early ideas for a Black Widow spinoff and Johansson backed those plans at the UK premiere of the Captain America sequel on Thursday (March 20, 2014).
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Scarlett Johansson adds her voice to the rumours of a 'Black Widow' standalone.
Scarlett Johansson has openly addressed the rumour of a standalone movie for her Marvel character, Black Widow. The 29-year-old told reporters at last night's Captain America: The Winter Soldier premiere: "If you want to see a Black Widow spin-off movie, then I want to see it. We'll see. We will put the request in to Marvel tomorrow," via Digital Spy.
Scarlett Johansson Has Openly Embraced The Notion Of A Black Widow Spin-Off Movie.
Scarlett's embrace of her many fans' wish for her to take centre-stage in her own superhero movie echoes Marvel Studios' president Kevin Feige's announcement that Johansson's character is to be explored further in Captain America and The Avengers: Age of Ultron, and that a standalone movie may also be in the works.
Continue reading: A 'Black Widow' Spin-Off? "I Want To See It," Says Scarlett Johansson
Could The Punisher gatecrash a possible Daredevil film?
Kevin Feige may have been talking about Thor to Bleeding Cool, but such is his reach in the Marvel universe, it wasn’t long before talk turned to other characters and their futures. The Punisher and Daredevil fans, pay attention.
Chris Hemsworth as Thor
“We’re trying to figure out what to do with Daredevil now,” explains Feige, adding that “Punisher could show up at one point.”
The Avengers 2 official title was finally revealed at Comic-Con 2013, with an unexpected visitor coming to take over Hall H to herald the news.
OK, so it probably wasn't completely unexpected - someone will have known than Tom Hiddlestone as Loki was going to come and take over from Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige. Mid-way through announcing that his production company was in post-production of new movie Thor: The Dark World, Feige's microphone was cut off and the lights went off. Over the PA system came a rather familiar venomous voice: "Humanity! Look how far you've fallen. Lining up in the Sweltering heat for hours, huddling together in the dark, like beasts!"
Joss Whedon Has A Lot Of Secrets Up His Sleeve With New Avengers Movie.
Like a storm the lights flashed back on, revealing supervillain Loki clad in full costume as he embraced the deafening screams from the Comic-Con masses. Loki (AKA Tom Hiddlestone) smiled a wicked smile as fans began chanting his name. "I am burdened with glorious purpose," bellowed Loki, striding over to dismiss Feige before he conducted the hoardes to scream his name once more. "It seems I have an army," the British-born Hiddlestone, indicating to one of the massive screens, "Feast your eyes!" What ensued what footage from Marvel's upcoming movie Thor: The Dark World, which offers a lot more CGI fantasy excitement that the first movie as Chris Hemsworth's Thor battles his adoptive brother and arch nemesis, along with plenty more supernatural enemies.
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