San Diego Comic Con is upon us once again, and that means it's as good a time as any to rampantly speculate about what we'll see from Marvel.
Despite the name, Comic Con has become known in recent years as the best time for movie announcements and updates, and after a flurry of announcements, postponements and other shuffling this week, surely we will get some good stuff from Marvel, Sony and Fox.
Firstly, Marvel Studios. Aside from the multiple upcoming films we already know about (and will likely receive details about), including Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Captain America 3 and next week's Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel is going into Comic Con with record eight unannounced films scheduled between July 2016 and May 2019, which should come a…
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Marvel has issued a press release today announcing multiple new release dates for unnamed films.
Previously, Marvel had 6 Cinematic Universe films planned for future release:
- Guardians of the Galaxy (August 1, 2014)
- Avengers: Age of Ultron (May 1, 2015)
- Ant-Man (July 17, 2015)
- Captain America 3 (May 6, 2016)
- Two unnamed films (July 8, 2016 & May 5, 2017)
Today's announcement adds another 5 dates to the list:
- July 28, 2017
- November 3, 2017
- July 6, 2018
- November 2, 2018
- May 3, 2019
Marvel released no film names with these new dates, but we can expect to see films assigned to at least some of them come San Diego Comic Con later this month.
Additionally, while not mentioned by Marvel, multiple news sites including Variety and Empire Online have reported that th…Read more >
At the London premiere of X-Men: Days of Future Past, long-time X-Men series producer Lauren Shuler Donner revealed that Channing Tatum had been cast as Gambit in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse, which is due out in May 2016.
This comes after Donner expressed interest in casting Tatum for the role back in January, and Tatum expressed interest in portraying the character in September 2013. Tatum, star of films such as G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, 21 Jump Street, and Magic Mike, takes over the role from actor Taylor Kitsch, who played Gambit in 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
In addition to his appearance in Apocalypse, Tatum will reportedly portray the character in a possible solo film that is currently in production. Details about the solo film, incl…Read more >
Marvel Studios confirmed today that Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is being renewed for a second season, as well as announcing that Marvel's Agent Carter series had been greenlit by ABC.
According to Deadline.com, Agent Carter will feature the return of actress Hayley Atwell, who previously portrayed Carter in 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger as well as the 2013 Agent Carter one-shot. The series will reportedly follow Carter's exploits with the Strategic Scientific Reserve, or S.S.R., after the end of World War II, as well as her continuing covert work with Howard Stark.
The series is being overseen by Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters, a duo best known as the creators of the CW series Reaper, with Marvel Cinematic Universe veterans Christophe…Read more >
I'd seen mention of this before in long-defunct message boards, but was unconvinced that it was a real thing until I read of it in a licensed Marvel Encyclopedia, which led me to dig around for it. And here it is; I (proudly?) present to you...Marvel Comics toilet paper.
In the late 1970s (I've found sources online that say 1978 and 1979, the encyclopedia I read about it in says 1977) a company named Oh Dawn! released Marvel Comics toilet paper, featuring a number of full length reprints of Spider-Man and Incredible Hulk issues, along with an all-new original strip called The Gamma Gambit, where Spidey and the Hulk team up to take on the Leader.
Now, as goofy as this is, I think I'd be cool to have, although I feel like this is something you'…Read more >