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  • Jason Blum Predicts Marvel Movies and Studio Tentpoles Won’t Film Until 2021

    04/30/2020 2:27:22 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 13 replies
    Indiewire ^ | April 30, 2020 | Zack Sharf
    Jason Blum doesn’t think Hollywood tentpoles with currently suspended productions will resume filming until 2021. Every major studio movie that was in production went on hiatus in March amid the coronavirus pandemic, from Disney’s “Shang-Chi” to Warner Bros.’ “The Batman” and “The Matrix 4.” Blum told the Los Angeles Times things might be different for small-scale productions, but he maintained that getting studio productions up and running will be near impossible without widespread coronavirus testing. “I do think smaller productions will start sooner, but I don’t think we’re going to see Marvel movies shooting, or big expensive movies, until 2021,”...
  • Marvel’s New Warriors author previously wrote a children’s book featuring a gay "married" Santa

    03/25/2020 8:53:54 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 14 replies
    One Angry Gamer ^ | March 25th 2020 | Billy D
    One day there will be a dark unending abyss. One without beginning or end, without time or space. A mere black void, of intention and as I gaze upon it, peering into its endless depth I will realize it will have nothing more perverse than what I’ve seen during the great clown age. Make no mistake the headline is not an attempt to compete with the Babylon Bee for the most outrageous satirical piece. The book in question is very much real. Marvel’s recent attempt to cash in on the step-sibling trend on Pornhub has hilarious and massively backfired in...
  • New Marvel Comic Series Features ‘Nonbinary’ Superhero Named ‘Snowflake’

    03/18/2020 2:20:37 PM PDT · by kevcol · 18 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 18, 2020 | Gabriel Hays
    Of course, this means we are getting characters like “Snowflake” and “Safespace,” who are twins. Kibblesmith described how he came up with the names for this duo: “It’s this idea that these are terms that get thrown around on the internet that they don’t see as derogatory -- to take those words and wear them as badges of honor.” He then described “Snowflake” who in addition to being poorly named, is “nonbinary and goes by they/them.” The writer added, “Snowflake has the power to generate individual crystallized snowflake-shaped shurikens.
  • Bob Iger to step down as Disney CEO, effective immediately

    02/25/2020 2:06:17 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 32 replies
    CNBC ^ | February 25, 2020 | Lauren Feiner
    Bob Iger will step down as Disney CEO and assume the role of executive chairman, Disney announced on Tuesday. Bob Chapek, who most recently served as chairman of Disney parks, experiences and products, will assume the role of CEO, effective immediately, Disney announced. Shares of Disney fell about 2.5% after hours. Iger will remain executive chairman of Disney through the end of 2021, according to the company. He has been instrumental in making Disney a media powerhouse with key acquisitions and content plays. He launched Disney+, immediately making Disney a popular streaming service provider. Disney said the service had 26.5...
  • New Marvel superhero film to feature ‘beautiful,’ ‘moving’ homosexual kiss

    02/18/2020 6:13:51 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 88 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | February 18th 2020 | Martin Bürger
    The next superhero movie made by Marvel, called The Eternals, will feature a kiss between two men. Actor Haaz Sleiman mentioned that it is important “to show how loving and beautiful a queer family can be.” Sleiman, who came to the United States from Lebanon when he was 21, boasted of the kiss between two men: “It’s a beautiful, very moving kiss. Everyone cried on set.” “I just shot a Marvel film with the first openly gay superhero, The Eternals. I’m married to the gay superhero Phastos, played by Atlanta’s Brian Tyree Henry, and we represent a gay family and...
  • ‘The Eternals’ Actor Says Crew Cried on Set While Filming MCU’s First Gay Kiss

    02/13/2020 7:21:21 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 76 replies
    IndieWire ^ | February 13, 2020 | Zack Sharf
    Marvel Studios has made no secret that its upcoming fall tentpole “The Eternals” will feature its first openly gay superhero. In a new interview with Logo, “Eternals” actor Haaz Sleiman reveals his character is one half of the gay couple that appears in the movie. Sleiman says his character is “married to the gay superhero Phastos, played by ‘Atlanta’s’ Brian Tyree Henry, and we represent a gay family and have a child.” Marvel’s parent company Disney has promised significant gay moments in past tentpoles only for them to not be too explicit (who can forget the live-action “Beauty and the...
  • U.S. Government Recognizes Wakanda as a Trade Partner (by Accident)

    12/19/2019 8:01:29 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 56 replies
    Newsarama ^ | 12.19.19 | By Chris Arrant, Editor
    The United States' Department of Agriculture accidentally listed the the fictional Kingdom of Wakanda as a free-trade partner on an online resource... The department's online tariff tracker listed Wakanda as among its free-trade partners, even listing the types of goods commonly traded (Ducks, donkeys, and dairy cows, were among those listed). A spokesperson for the USDA said the fictional Marvel country was "added to the list by accident during a staff test" "The Wakanda information should have been removed after testing and has now been taken down," USDA spokesperson Miek Illenberg said
  • How ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Fell From Grace At The Box Office With An $8M+ Opening

    11/16/2019 9:18:49 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 169 replies
    Deadline ^ | November 16, 2019 | Anthony D'Alessandro
    In the wake of Terminator: Dark Fate’s failure at the B.O., and Paramount’s recent decision to make Beverly Cops 4 for Netflix, we have the further breakdown of cinema IP in Sony’s Charlie’s Angels reboot, which is tanking with a God-awful $8.2M opening, 3 Stars on Screen Engine-Comscore’s PostTrak, and a B+ Cinemascore. The Elizabeth Banks-directed-written and produced pic is also opening in 27 offshore markets, China being one where it’s also bombing, with a $6M two-day take in second place behind local title Somewhere Winter ($8.8M). All of this is primed to further spur a WTF reaction and anxiety...
  • Elizabeth Banks Wants ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Reboot to Send a Message: “Believe Women”

    07/06/2019 11:29:42 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 109 replies
    Collider ^ | 1 week ago | By Sydney Bucksbaum
    In 2019, we can’t afford to not get political, even with escapist entertainment. So even though Elizabeth Banks’ Charlie’s Angels reboot is a high-stakes, globe-trotting spy thriller comedy, she still made sure to send a message with extreme real-world ties within the story about female spies: “Believe women.” Letting female rage express itself was one of the most important aspects of the new installment of the Charlie’s Angels franchise, Banks, who directed, wrote and co-stars, tells Collider along with a small group of journalists. “One of the ingredients of this movie was supporting and believing women,” she says. “We literally...
  • Elizabeth Banks suggests her 'Charlie's Angels' box office bomb is because men 'don't go see'...

    11/18/2019 6:48:28 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 140 replies
    Fox ^ | 11/18/2019
    Charlie's Angels" lost its wings over the weekend, earning just $8.6 million while the racing drama "Ford v Ferarri" topped the box office with a $31 million debut and the war film "Midway" came in second earning $8.75 million, according to Box Office Mojo. Banks -- who wrote, produced, directed, and starred as Bosley in the reboot -- hinted to the Herald Sun prior to the film's release that a form of sexism from a male-dominated audience may be to blame for its current lack of financial success. “Look, people have to buy tickets to this movie too. This movie...
  • Brie Larson Says Marvel Women Have ‘Passionately’ Told Kevin Feige They Want All-Female Movie

    10/09/2019 8:29:50 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 63 replies
    Variety ^ | October 9, 2019 | Lorraine Wheat
    Long before the women of the Marvel Cinematic Universe joined forces for the epic female scene in “Avengers: Endgame, Marvel had expressed interest in an all-women Marvel mashup movie. But after that scene in “Endgame,” fans have been asking when they’ll see the female movie hit theaters. Now, Brie Larson, one of Variety’s Power of Women honorees, confirms to Variety that she, along with her Marvel co-stars, have had talks with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige about making that film a reality. During a sit-down interview at her Power of Women cover shoot, Captain Marvel herself was asked if the...
  • In era of mass murder, Warner Bros' JOKER will be too much for many

    09/11/2019 2:44:34 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 49 replies
    SF Gate ^ | Sep 11, 2019 | Steven Zeitchik
    The film is "Joker," and while it comes in the form of a comic-book movie, it is the opposite of light. The movie focuses on the pre-Joker Arthur Fleck, circa early 1980s Gotham - a sad-sack clown slowly unraveling u At the Venice premiere, a moviegoer approached Phillips and said he thought Paris would burn as a result of the movie. Stephanie Zacharek wrote that Phoenix's character "could easily be adopted as the patron saint of incels," referring to the "involuntary celibates" group of frustrated males whose beliefs have come up in several mass killings. "In America, there's a mass...
  • DIVERSITY IS DESTROYING THE MCU; MARVEL PRODUCER CONFIRMS IT'S THE FUTURE

    09/09/2019 6:52:39 PM PDT · by be-baw · 40 replies
    Cosmic Book News ^ | September 8, 2019 | Matt McGloin
    Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige have taken a drastic and different approach to the MCU when they released Captain Marvel and cast Brie Larson, as the films no longer care about telling a quality story, but instead, only care about pushing a politically correct agenda. That agenda came to a full realisation with the announcement of Marvel's Phase 4 plans at the recent San Diego Comic-Con which includes Black Widow, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Eternals, Shang-Chi, WandaVision, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Loki, What If?, Hawkeye, Thor: Love and Thunder, She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel and Moon Knight....
  • Marvel’s ‘The Eternals’ Will Introduce the MCU’s First Openly Gay Character

    08/27/2019 12:07:04 PM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Entertainment Tonight ^ | August 27, 2019 | Scott Baumgartner‍
    The upcoming Marvel film, The Eternals, is going to include the Marvel Cinematic Universe's first openly gay character. Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, confirmed the news during a recent interview with Good Morning America while not clarifying which character it's going to be. "He's married, he's got a family, and that is just part of who he is," Feige states in a segment of the interview, which was shared online.
  • The MCU’s First Gay Superhero Will Be Married With A Family

    08/25/2019 6:57:43 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 32 replies
    We Got This Covered ^ | August 25, 2019 | Christian Bone
    Something we’ve known for a while about The Eternals is that it’ll introduce the MCU’s first ever openly gay hero. We’re not sure which of the movie’s starry ensemble will take that role, but Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has now shared some fresh details about the mystery character, saying the following: “The Eternals will feature Marvel’s first openly gay character. He’s married and has a family and it’s part of who he is.” The full ensemble for The Eternals was revealed at D23 yesterday and we now know that Angelina Jolie is Thena, Richard Madden is Ikaris, Salma Hayek...
  • Marvel's All-Female Villain Team Takes Aim at Toxic Masculinity

    08/24/2019 9:29:34 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 27 replies
    Comic Book Resources ^ | August 19, 2019 | Renaldo Matadeen
    Marvel's The Amazing Spider-Man is changing the dynamic of Peter Parker's social circle in a huge way as he's been forced to defend his roommate, Boomerang, from the new incarnation of the Syndicate, an all-female crew sent by Wilson Fisk to kidnap him. But while the latest chapter sees the team pursuing Boomerang to undoubtedly score a major payday, we eventually discover a common ambition the members share: They want to bring down the patriarchy and, more so, take a shot against toxic masculinity in a New York that they believe should have more women in power. When the women...
  • Why Is Hollywood So Scared of Climate Change?

    08/20/2019 2:18:04 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 19 replies
    NY Times ^ | Aug. 14, 2019 | Cara Buckley
    Humans ruined everything. They bred too much and choked the life out of the land, air and sea. And so they must be vaporized by half, or attacked by towering monsters, or vanquished by irate dwellers from the oceans’ polluted depths. Barring that, they face hardscrabble, desperate lives on a once verdant Earth now consumed by ice or drought. That is how many recent superhero and sci-fi movies — among them the latest Avengers and Godzilla pictures as well as “Aquaman,” “Snowpiercer,” “Blade Runner 2049,” “Interstellar” and “Mad Max: Fury Road” — have invoked the climate crisis. They imagine postapocalyptic...
  • Marvel announces lesbian subplot of next ‘Thor,’ teases future LGBT content in movies

    07/24/2019 7:01:59 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 80 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | July 23rd 2019 | Calvin Freiburger
    The wildly-popular Marvel Cinematic Universe, previously one of Hollywood’s last bastions of entertainment that stayed mostly above the political and cultural fray, dipped its toe in LGBT “representation” with April’s Avengers: Endgame, and is slated to introduce a lesbian subplot with the next sequel for one of the team’s founding superheroes, the mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth). Marvel Studios announced its next two years’ worth of films and streaming series this weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, concluding with Thor: Love and Thunder in November 2021. The film will see Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) continue as ruler of the titular hero’s surviving Asgardian...
  • Marvel Just Announced Black Widow, The First Trans Superhero Film

    07/24/2019 6:22:06 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 31 replies
    Out ^ | 07/22/19 | ROSE DOMMU
    Sure, we were excited when Marvel announced that Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie would become Marvel’s first openly queer superhero in the upcoming film Thor: Love and Thunder, but we have some even more exciting news from this weekend’s San Diego Comic Con. Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige has officially announced that the first trans-led superhero film is coming next year. That’s right, Black Widow is here, she’s queer, get used to it!At Marvel’s epic Comic Con panel, Feige announced that Black Widow — starring legendary trans actress Scarlett Johansson, who recently made headlines for rightfully asserting she should be able to “play any person, or any tree” she wants, will...
  • Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie FINALLY confirmed as MCU's first LGBTQ hero [tr]

    07/22/2019 7:16:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 21, 2019 | Staff
    It appears that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is finally granting us with its first openly LGBTQ superhero. Although Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie has been considered to be bisexual, the character's sexuality has not yet been addressed in the films. Thompson and MCU president Kevin Feige seemed to confirm Saturday that she'll have a romantic interest in the upcoming fourth Thor film.