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A whole bunch of Marvel news came out at this past weekend at Comic-Con, so in case you missed it:
Marvel Studios came back to Hall H after skipping Comic Con altogether in 2015. Moderator Chris Hardwick asked Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige why they didn't show up last year, to which Feige said they only come to Comic Con if they didn't have a lot to share. This year, they absolutely did. Before anything began, they showed off a new Marvel Studios logo. The studio's graphic that comes before their movies now includes clips from the (now) 13 films in the MCU in addition to comics panels.
As a side note, FOX got really upset their X-Men: Apocalypse trailer leaked after their showing at SDCC 2015, so they decided to skip this year. If you …
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All things considered, 2015 didn't have all that many superhero movies. Yes, they were highly-publicized releases, but there were still only three of them: Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, and Fant4stic. Four if you want to count Kingsman: The Secret Service, which is based on a Mark Millar series but is more of a spoof on James Bond and spy fiction than anything else.
But now it's 2016, and the deluge of superhero movies is here. This is the year where one shared universe begins a new phase while another comes to fruition; where the X-Men franchise closes out one trilogy of prequel movies while launching two spin-offs, and where we find out if superhero movies can still exist outside of a shared universe. This is the year where we find out if …Read more >
Title kind of says it all, I suppose. Despite earlier claims that it would will debut in December and/or with The Force Awakens, the trailer for the upcoming film Captain America: Civil War was unveiled on Jimmy Kimmel Live! with the movie's stars Chris Evans (Captain America) and Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man). Enjoy the video, and feel free to share your thoughts on the trailer (and any expectations for the film) below.Read more >
A little less than a year after the rest were announced, we have yet another addition to Phase 3: Scott Lang and Hope van Dyne will be back in Ant-Man and the Wasp.
When Kevin Feige first revealed the then-nine movies that were to make up the third phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a sequel to Ant-Man was mysteriously lacking. Many assumed Marvel simply didn't have enough faith in the movie to give them a sequel to far in advance. Numerous controversies surrounding the film - from initial director Edgar Wright's less-than-amicable departure from the project to a different take on Janet van Dyne that some prematurely called "fridging" - combined with Avengers: Age of Ultron hogging the spotlight prior to the movie's release held Marvel bac…Read more >
Marvel and Sony have officially announced that Tom Holland has been cast as Spider-Man / Peter Parker for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This comes after months of waiting and speculation after Marvel Studios announced they would be working with Sony Entertainment to bring Spider-Man into the MCU with a movie scheduled for July 2017. Holland was one of many young actors who were up for the role, a few of which were Asa Butterfield, Charlie Plummer, Charlie Rowe, Matthew Lintz and Judah Lewis. Butterfield was the presumed frontrunner until a few weeks ago when news broke that Sony wanted Holland in the role while Marvel favored Plummer. Keep in mind: Sony still owns the license to Spider-Man, but Marvel are acting as the creative leads. Tha…Read more >