Marvel Studios just lost a director for Ant-Man, but it appears they’ve found a director to bring another beloved off-mainstream superhero to the big screen. Variety reports that Marvel is looking to sign Scott Derrickson to make Doctor Strange, a film about the Master of the Mystic Arts and his battles with various magical, psychedelically-dressed villains. Derrickson is a horror director best known for Sinister and The Exorcism of Emily Rose, plus the upcoming Deliver Us from Evil (a.k.a. “the movie with the scary stuffed owl.”) Derrickson also directed Keanu Reeves’ The Day The Earth Stood Still. READ FULL STORY
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Considering he’s a superhero who made his bones fighting Nazis in World War II, Captain America was perhaps the most unlikely Avenger to star in an adventure that captures the paranoia and technology of the 21st century. But with The Winter Soldier, directors Anthony and Joe Russo tapped into something more than good guys versus bad guys. “To build a better world sometimes means tearing the old one down,” says Alexander Pierce, the calculating intelligence bureaucrat played by Robert Redford. “And that makes enemies.”
Captain America: The Winter Soldier will likely be the year’s biggest box-office hit (so far) by the time you read this. (It’s poised to pass The LEGO Movie.) Starring in The Avengers certainly boosted Cap’s profile, but that’s not the only reason that the superhero’s sequel nearly doubled the global box-office of his 2011 franchise-starter. While the 2012 superfriends blockbuster took place in a world where the primary threats are external — Shakespearean villains and angry aliens — The Winter Soldier turned inward, holding up a mirror to the military-industrial complex S.H.I.E.L.D. had created. It was more layered and complex, and some smart people anointed it Marvel’s best film yet. As a result, Cap is feeling kind of chesty. His next standalone film is slated for May 6, 2016 — the same date as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
The Winter Soldier arrives on digital Aug. 19 and then Blu-ray on Sept. 9. Clip below for the exclusive trailer: READ FULL STORY
Numerous reports over the weekend said Adam McKay was in early talks to helm Marvel Studio’s Ant-Man adaptation, or was close to signing a deal, or was already in the director’s chair. So the Anchorman director took to Twitter on Saturday to clear up the rumors:
And yes, met w/Marvel. Kirby & Lee r my Lennon Mccartney so it was awesome. But have other projects I’m committed to. Not sure it can work.
— Adam McKay (@GhostPanther) May 31, 2014
The unconventional superhero tale starring Paul Rudd is in need of a director since Edgar Wright left the film last week. Wright — known for the Cornetto Trilogy and his adaptation of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World — issued a joint statement with Marvel announcing his departure over creative differences. READ FULL STORY
Bad news, Marvel fans: The studio has put a hold on its popular One-Shot series of short films, and won’t be including one on the Blu-ray release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Sources close to the studio confirm that the omission of a short in the new list of bonus features for the Aug. 19 release is no accident — and it’s not a bit of H.Y.D.R.A.-like misdirection, either.
This isn’t necessarily the ultimate end of the One-Shot movies, but fans may have to wait until at least the home video debut of Guardians of the Galaxy before seeing another (if Marvel Studios decides to keep the series going). It’s a surprising move, given that the One-Shots have only been growing in scale, and have inspired two prime-time ABC television series.
Edgar Wright will no longer be directing Ant-Man.
Marvel Studios and Wright issued a joint statement Friday announcing the news: “Marvel and Edgar Wright jointly announced today that the studio and director have parted ways on Ant-Man due to differences in their vision of the film. The decision to move on is amicable and does not impact the release date on July 17, 2015. A new director will be announced shortly.”
These days, Marvel seems to be smashing its Hulk fist into every entertainment medium: movies (Captain America 2 broke April box office records), television (ABC will be premiering Agent Carter this fall, along with a second season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), even amusement parks (visit Disneyland’s Tomorrowland and you can see Iron Man, Captain America and Thor.) Oh yeah, and there are also those Netflix shows. So it should come as no surprise that Disney Animation is now stepping into the world with the trailer debut for its futuristic film, Big Hero 6.
More gun fights. More spaceship explosions. More Peter Quill swagger. And more Groot.
Since last week, fans have been eagerly anticipating the release of the newest trailer for Marvel’s upcoming intergalactic adventure, Guardians of the Galaxy — and its arrival did not disappoint. In addition to extended looks of our ragtag team in action (and do I mean action — check out those fights!) the trailer also gave us our first look at Glenn Close as Prime Rael, commander of the Nova forces, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, as well as another glimpse of Benicio Del Toro’s The Collector. (Still no glimpse of Thanos, though…) Watch the trailer below:
'Guardians of the Galaxy': Chris Pratt's muscles and his team of space misfits star in the second teaser -- VIDEO
Marvel Studios is offering another peek at what space saga Guardians of the Galaxy will deliver when it hits theaters on Aug. 1. And by peek, we mean a blink-and-you-miss-it teaser.
The 24-second clip is a preview of the film’s second trailer, scheduled for release Monday at 1 p.m. ET on Facebook. A live Q&A with cast members Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, and Karen Gillan and director James Gunn will accompany the world premiere of the new trailer.
Until then, enjoy Pratt’s crazy-ripped physique, which appears to get as much screen time as any character in the new teaser: READ FULL STORY
ORIGINAL POST: As kryptonite is to Superman, so a kegger is to Spider-Man. That seems to be the lesson of this weekend’s box office, anyway.
Seth Rogen and Zac Efron’s new frat comedy Neighbors drank in an estimated $19.6 million at the box office on Friday, almost twice as much as the $10.1m which was caught in the web of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Sony is projecting its superhero sequel will gross $37 million for the weekend, which would give it a cumulative domestic take of $147m by the end of Sunday.
Samuel L. Jackson has been in most of the blockbuster Avengers-universe movies, but even Nick Fury can’t compete with the superhero ubiquity of Stan Lee. The comic book legend has had winking cameos in 18 different Marvel movies since X-Men premiered in 2000, but he’s usually limited himself to movies based on characters he helped create. Well, that’s about to change. READ FULL STORY
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