Doctor Strange may have said that they are at the endgame, but for Marvel Studios that is hardly the case.Although it has almost been two months since the final Avengers film (that we know so far) premiered, it will surprisingly return to the big screen for a short while.Not just for those who haven’t seen the film yet but for those willing to pay and sit for three hours again just to catch the new post-credits scenes.Marvel Studios has become both famous and notorious for its mid-credits and post-credits scenes.Those have been praised and lambasted for what is basically marketing for the next film.Regardless, moviegoers have expected such things from Marve movies that they were both shocked and disappointed at Endgame’s lack of a single one.
With$44 million separating it from the worldwide box office record, Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame is heading back to theaters with new footage.The studio is clearly hoping to knock current record-holder Avatar out of the top spot and top the James Cameron film’s $2.78 billion run.Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige indicated that the film will return to theaters June 28 with some new footage to reward anyone who helps make it the world’s highest-grossing movie of all time.During a Spider-Man: Far From Home press event, Feige described the extra elements that the re-release of Avengers: Endgame will feature.“[It’s] not an extended cut, but there will be a version going into theaters with a bit of a marketing push with a few new things at the end of the movie,” he told ScreenRant.“If you stay and watch the movie, after the credits, there’ll be a deleted scene, a little tribute, and a few surprises.
Pain heals, and chicks dig scars, but glory lasts forever, Keanu Reeves once told us in The Replacements.Sounds like the perfect motto for a Marvel superhero.And Reeves, who's having a most excellent and not at all bogus 2019, could join that super-powered universe.A reporter for CNET sister site ComicBook.com asked Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige if the company was planning anything involving Reeves, and indeed, strange things are afoot at the Circle K."We talk to him for almost every film we make," Feige said."I don't know when, if, or ever he'll join the MCU, but we very much want to figure out the right way to do it."
Avengers: Endgame is heading back to theaters.In an interview with Comicbook.com, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said the re-released movie would also include new scenes."I don't know if it's been announced.And I don't know how much... Yeah, we're doing it next weekend," Feige said.Avengers: Endgame, which came out in April, broke box office records and became the no.2 movie of all time in the US in terms of ticket sales.
Not all number fours are created equal.No other details were mentioned, but fans drew the obvious conclusion that it was Spider-Man related.Anyway, from there things got wild.Others, deliberately ignoring that the tease came from Marvel Comics and not Marvel Studios, salivated at the idea of some sort of Fantastic Four presence in the MCU.And then there was the wildest prevailing rumour: Marvel was secretly planning to adapt Sam Raimi’s unfilmed ideas for his fourth and final Spider-Man movie into a comic book.The evidence, weirdly enough, started making a modicum of sense, in a sort of “Charlie Day in front of conspiracy whiteboard” way when you started working back from the assumption that Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 4: The Movie: The Comic Book was A Thing That Was Happening.
With Galaxy’s Edge a success, it’s time for Disney to move forward on its next franchise-incorporating theme park project: a Marvel park.According to the Los Angeles Times, Disney has begun work building the park, which will be at Disney’s California Adventure park, in a location previously used for an area dedicated to the (frankly underrated) A Bug’s Life.As the LA Times reports, Disney has secured permits for the construction to get underway, including allowances for a character meet-and-greet area, a store bigger than most houses, and a microbrewery, which I’m seriously hoping is Thor-branded.Presently, the area where construction is happening is blocked by a large temporary wall, upon which is written “Stark Industries.” Looks like Tony’s getting into the theme park business.
A huge new "Avengers" game is in the works, and it was detailed on Monday night in Los Angeles at E3 2019.The game stars characters like Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor, but none of them look like their movie versions.Since the "Avengers" movie franchise is by far the most popular version of the characters, millions of people around the world associate Iron Man with Robert Downey Jr., Captain America with Chris Evans, and Thor with Chris Hemsworth.(In fact, recent news of Downey Jr. working on climate change led to dozens of headlines claiming he wanted to be " the real life Tony Stark.")And that's why so many people were taken aback when the huge new "Avengers" game was finally shown off on Monday night— the game features a cast that looks and sounds completely different from the version of the characters known around the world from the films.It indicates an expandable section or menu, or sometimes previous / next navigation options.
In the sort of nerdy debate over who would win between the cosmic fury of the Phoenix Force and a cyborg warrior from Mars, you never thought the answer “whichever was backed by James Cameron” would be the deciding factor.And yet, here we potentially are?The aggressively mediocre Dark Phoenix only did half of a Phoenix’s job at the box office this weekend.Sadly for Fox, it was the “going out in a sputter of flames” part and not the whole “rebirth” aspect of the mythical being, because it’s opened as the worst performing X-Men movie in the franchise’s entire history, pulling in just $33 million (£26m) in the U.S.Even Apocalypse, which is straight up a bad movie compared to the middling nothingness of Dark Phoenix, did better.Amid the poor reviews and a general lack of wider public interest in the final voyage of Fox’s X-Franchise before the Disney buyout leads to the inevitable reboot of the characters under Marvel Studios’ auspices, a new report from the Hollywood Reporter attempts to pin down just what went wrong with the movie.
When he escaped with the Tesseract in Avengers: Endgame, there was no telling what Loki might do next.Turns out, he may have just gone to see Jaws.Photos have finally emerged from that presentation back in April when Disney unveiled all the details on its upcoming streaming service, Disney+.Everyone covered the news at the time, but it wasn’t until recently that the internet found the photos.One of those photos is of Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige standing in front of a piece of concept art from the Loki series.It’s blurry, but damned if it’s not still awesome.
Earlier this decade, as Marvel Studios was building toward its own mega-movie crossover, Fox was doing the same thing.Fantastic Four crossover movie, and now details have emerged on what that might have looked like.The latest edition of The Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision newsletter explains that back in 2010, Fox hired Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz (who co-wrote X-Men: First Class) to write a script and were potentially looking at Jason Bourne’s Paul Greengrass to direct.Johnny blows a hole in Manhattan and sparks the superhero registration act in response to the carnage.The heroes are split on opposing sides, and among the key matchups was a Wolverine vs. Mr.Fantastic battle that ended with Reed Richards pinning Wolverine down, extending his hands until they’re one molecule wide, and using them as scissors to cut the mutant’s arms off.
Season three pulls you right back into Jessica’s morally grey world, and while there’s a certain kind of comfortable familiarity to it all, that familiarity often leads to Jessica Jones’ third outing feeling like the rehashing of a story we’ve already seen.There’s a moment early in this season when a character mentions Captain America by name in conversation, and while no one in the scene bats an eye, it’s surprising given the lengths that all of Netflix’s Marvel series went to in order to talk about the rest of the MCU without being too explicit.Even though Jessica Jones’ cast of characters is a universe unto itself that we were smack dab in the middle of just last year, significant developments in the larger MCU and changes at Disney/Marvel Studios make this season feel much more like an island, which is both a great and disappointing thing.Rather than bothering to address Avengers: Infinity War or Endgame, Jessica Jones’ third season picks up relatively soon after its second and drops us into a time in Jessica’s (Krysten Ritter) life when she’s hit rock bottom once more.The only thing really keeping her tethered to the world is her unrelenting personal sense of justice (which also happens to pay the bills, when she’s lucky.)As dark as it might sometimes seem from the outside, it’s also a necessary, cathartic release for her; even though she’s always had a small, but loyal, emotional support network, she’s never been great about resisting her natural instincts to alienate people.
Even the Batman saga, which Tim Burton had kicked off with such promise, sputtered into garish weirdness.By 1999, moviegoers looking for something adapted from sequential art had their choice of exactly one film: Mystery Men, an ensemble comedy with a peripheral connection to an oddity called Flaming Carrot Comics.It wasn't that the movies were terrible, though some of them certainly were.These were properties steeped in lore, with years or even decades' worth of legacy informing their characters, yet watching their celluloid versions gave no sense of the larger universes they sprang from.There was no rescue mission, no jut-jawed stoicism, no swooping vigilante.Poland, 1944; detained Jews being marched inside by Nazi guards.
Deleted scenes are often moments that, in isolation, are good ideas.But in the broader framework of the movie, where it’s going, how much time it has to get there, they just don’t work.But some deleted scenes deserve their due.Talking to Cinema Blend, Captain Marvel directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck reveal a deleted scene that they wish they had found a way to include in the final cut.“I think the scene where Jude visits his Supreme Intelligence is really fun—I think it’s on the deleted scenes—and it’s just one of those delicious after scenes where Jude Law is playing both characters and being both brutal and vulnerable in the same space,” Boden said.“Yon-Rogg, of course he’s himself when he visits the Supreme Intelligence,” Fleck added.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe kickstarted a trend and changed the way studios think about blockbuster filmmaking.When "Iron Man" hit theaters in 2008, it kickstarted what had never been done before: a cinematic universe of connected superhero movies that would eventually culminate in events like "Avengers: Endgame."The MCU proved what a successful cinematic universe could do, and others tried to follow in its footsteps.Their efforts have seen mixed results.But after several critical misfires and the franchise's answer to "The Avengers," "Justice League," disappointing at the box office, Warner Bros. has course corrected with successes like "Aquaman" and "Shazam!"Universal's "Dark Universe," based on its classic monsters like Frankenstein's monster and the Wolfman, began and died with 2017's "The Mummy," which tanked with audiences and critics alike.
If you've been missing the science hijinks of MythBusters, the former host Adam Savage has returned to TV with a new maker series called Savage Builds.The eight-episode Science Channel series features Savage making epic creations like a 3D-printed titanium suit of armor inspired by the Iron Man films and actually flies.Each Savage Builds episode will focus on one project as Savage collaborates with experts, colleagues and friends who include filmmaker Peter Jackson, actor Gary Oldman, and former MythBusters cast member Tory Belleci, to name a few.In the premiere episode, Savage calls on Richard Browning, the inventor and chief test pilot of the Gravity Jet Suit, which is powered by five 1,000-horsepower mini jet engines, to help get Savage's titanium Marvel Studios' Iron Man-inspired suit to actually fly.In another episode, Savage will attempt to create a working version of one of history's most notorious engineering failures -- the British military's World War II rocket-propelled explosive weapon, the Great Panjandrum.NASA engineer Adam Steltzner is on hand to help Savage with the design.
But think about a team-up, comic book movie on this scale coming to cinemas, sight unseen.Logistically, that feels like a nightmare for a ton of reasons, especially if a company (or several) was tasked with first conceptualising, then designing, crafting, and eventually digitally creating all of those characters, all from scratch, for a single movie.ILM has worked on more than half of the films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to date and, when we talked to visual effects supervisor Russell Earl (who also had that job for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Ant-Man and the Wasp before Endgame), he said while that backlog of work was helpful, it’s not as useful as one may assume.“It’s always good having done the work but, that said, every time [the filmmakers and the studio] want it to be different or better,” he said, “In this case, it was helpful that we had done [Marvel movies] before so we had some good targets and we knew what we needed to do.”ILM may know what it needs to do, but the company can’t just go into its hard drives, download the most recent Iron Man suit and pop it into Endgame.What it can do is utilise people who’ve previously worked with those assets and solved problems for them, making things run smoother.
Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced a new production studio called PlayStation Productions that will focus exclusively on adapting the company’s hit videogame franchises into TV shows and movies.The new production studio will be headed by PlayStation’s former VP of Marketing, Asad Qizilbash, and overseen by PlayStation boss Shawn Layden.According to Layden, a number of titles are already in production, though he says that the new studio won’t follow a set cadence for releasing those films like you’ve come to expect from, say, Marvel Studios.In an exclusive interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Qizilbash said the team has spoken to a number of Hollywood producers including Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Kevin Feige to get an understanding about the production process and what to expect.That said, according to Layden, what the PlayStation Productions doesn’t want to do is simply make a shot-for-shot retelling of a game.Instead, it has to be a vision of the game written by someone who understands the franchise and can adapt it for movie-going audiences.
That’s the theme of an exclusive deleted scene Gizmodo is excited to share from Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel.The billion-dollar grosser comes to Blu-ray formats on 15th July along with six deleted scenes.Maybe they’ll play into Captain Marvel 2?Again, Captain Marvel comes home on May 28 digital and Blu-ray June 11.Movie with Intro – An introduction by directors/screenwriters Anna Boden & Ryan FleckMovie with Commentary – Commentary by directors/screenwriters Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck.
It’s time for the real heroes to show up.One of the most rousing moments of Avengers: Endgame was when all of its women grouped up for one heroic charge.Even if that moment was, in the larger scale of the MCU (or even of the film) unearned, there’s still something iconic about the imagery itself; these beloved heroes, all gathered in one place, with one cause.Ready to break the baddie’s stuff.To commemorate that moment, Marvel Studios has released a set photo from that sequence, featuring all the ladies lined up with the Russos, all dressed up for combat.Maybe next time, they can all have their own movie.
Warning: Possible Marvel Universe spoilers ahead.It's tough now to imagine any other actor in the role of Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.But in a Reddit Ask Me Anything question-and-answer session online Wednesday night, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said he had to fight hard for the casting.Feige actually answered that question twice.First, Reddit user JokerFaces2 asked Feige, what his hardest sell to executives was, the one thing "that you fought for most, that others tried to shut down?"And the second time, Reddit user WhoDey42 just flat-out asked, "What casting did you have to fight the hardest for?"