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  • ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ ‘Captain Marvel’ Rated By Atom Tickets As Most Anticipated 2019 Film Releases

    12/31/2018 10:25:14 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 32 replies
    Deadline ^ | December 31, 2018 | Dade Hayes
    Avengers: Endgame came out on top in Atom Tickets’ ranking of the most anticipated 2019 film releases. The survey by the social movie ticketing app, whose backers include Lionsgate, Disney and Fox, placed Captain Marvel and Toy Story 4 second and third, respectively. Endgame, though, finished on top of several lists (for most anticipated overall movie, ensemble cast and superhero movie) by “wide margins,” the company said. The preview list follows a forecast last week from Fandango, which also had Avengers leading the pack. “Although we expect to see some movement in preferences as release dates near and studios ramp...
  • Comic Fans Revolt Against Too Much Diversity, Want Their Beloved Characters Back

    12/22/2017 6:26:42 AM PST · by Bon of Babble · 84 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 12/22/2017 | Trey Sanchez
    l“Any character that was diverse, any character that was new, our female characters, anything that was not a core Marvel character, people were turning their nose up,” Marvel’s David Gabriel said. At October’s Comic Con in New York, Marvel was confronted by comic book retailers who blamed the diversity push for killing sales.
  • Forever 21 Issues Apology For Hiring White Model To Sell ‘Black Panther’ Wakanda Sweater

    12/24/2018 8:16:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | December 19, 2018 | Daryl Nelson
    The clothing chain Forever 21 said they were sorry for hiring a white model to sell its new “Black Panther” sweater, which has the words “Wakanda Forever” on the front. Of course, the film “Black Panther” broke ground, not only in the box office, but for being the first Black superhero movie to get major studio backing. The predominantly Black cast was also a different look for a superhero film, so many believed the person who modeled the sweater should’ve been Black....
  • Avengers: Endgame trailer breaks records with an amazing 289 million views in just 24 hours [tr]

    12/09/2018 5:08:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 8, 2018 | Staff
    The first Avengers: Endgame trailer hit the Internet on Friday morning, swiftly becoming the most-viewed movie trailer ever in just 24 hours. According to The Walt Disney Company, which owns Marvel Studios, the preview garnered a stunning 289 million views the first day. It beat the previous record holder — Avengers: Infinity War — by more than 50 million views.
  • Marvel Studios' Avengers [End Game] - Official Trailer [ed]

    12/07/2018 6:31:43 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Marvel Entertainment ^ | December 7, 2018 | Staff
    Part of the journey is the end.
  • Fu Manchu fury in China over Marvel’s Asian superhero origin

    12/06/2018 9:05:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Today Online ^ | 12/06/2018
    HONG KONG — An angry Chinese public is accusing Marvel Studios of “insulting China” after learning that its first Asian superhero on the big screen will be the son of Fu Manchu, the offensive fictional character who has become a shorthand for racial stereotyping. Chinese-American screenwriter Mr Dave Callaham, whose movie credits include 1984’s Wonder Woman and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2, is working on a script for a film showcasing Shang-Chi, who first appeared in Marvel’s comics in the 1970s. According to Hollywood Reporter, Marvel is expecting Shang-Chi, also known as the Master of Kung Fu in the Marvel...
  • Shang-Chi’ Marvel’s First Asian Film Superhero Franchise, Search For Director Of Asian Descent (tr)

    12/03/2018 3:06:33 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 18 replies
    Deadline ^ | December 3, 2018 | Mike Fleming Jr.
    Marvel Studios is fast-tracking Shang-Chi to be its first superhero movie tentpole franchise with an Asian protagonist. The studio has set Chinese-American scribe Dave Callaham to write the screenplay, and Deadline hears Marvel is already looking at a number of Asian and Asian-American directors who want to do something as potentially monumental as was accomplished in Marvel’s first viable Best Picture candidate, Black Panther. That film tied into African and African American cultures and the sensibilities of its nearly all-black cast, with a black director in Ryan Coogler and writer in Joe Robert Cole. The goal here is to do...
  • Spider-Women, Captain Marvel & Harley Quinn: Females Fly In The Face Of Old Hollywood Perceptions

    12/01/2018 7:48:59 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 47 replies
    Deadline ^ | December 1, 2018 | Geoff Boucher
    Forty years ago the big holiday hit was Superman, Hollywood’s very first superhero blockbuster. Warner Bros marketed the movie by promising the sky to moviegoers: “You’ll believe a man can fly.” Now, four decades later, that promise should be rewritten to reflect a new era of superhero blockbusters: “You better believe a woman can fly, too.” Deadline broke the news this week that Sony is ramping up a Spider-Women film that will feature three female iterations of Marvel’s wall-crawling Spider-Man and a script by Bek Smith. The project joins a growing wave of female superhero projects in the works that...
  • Stan Lee Dead at 95

    11/12/2018 10:54:51 AM PST · by LostInBayport · 66 replies
    TMZ ^ | November 12, 2018 | TMZ
    Stan Lee, the man who co-created Marvel Comics, has died ... Stan's daughter tells TMZ. We're told an ambulance rushed to Lee's Hollywood Hills home early Monday morning and he was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. We're told that's where he died. Lee had suffered several illnesses over the last year or so -- he had a bout of pneumonia and vision issues. Stan started Marvel with Jack Kirby in 1961 with The Fantastic Four. He went on to create Spider-Man, Black Panther, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men, Iron Man and The Avengers. Stan made cameo appearances in all of the...
  • Potent Summer Movies Propel Total Box Office 9% Ahead Of 2017 Levels

    10/15/2018 5:21:07 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 9 replies
    Deadline ^ | October 15, 2018 | Dade Hayes
    Hollywood rode a powerhouse summer lineup to post double-digit gains in box office and attendance, setting itself up to hit a new full-year record haul in 2018 as long as the holiday season delivers. According to figures just out from the National Association of Theatre Owners, summer box office totaled $4.398 billion, up more than 14% over the previous year. Admissions hit nearly 483 million, up 12%. Each of the top five grossers in the third quarter qualifies as an upside surprise: Mission: Impossible – Fallout; Ant-Man and the Wasp; Crazy Rich Asians; Hotel Transylvania 3; and The Meg. For...
  • Star Wars author Chuck Wendig says he was fired by Marvel over ‘vulgar’ tweet

    10/12/2018 4:22:12 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 41 replies
    The Verge ^ | October 12, 2018 | Andrew Liptak
    Just a week after Marvel announced at New York Comic Con that Star Wars author Chuck Wendig would be penning a Darth Vader miniseries, Wendig says that he’s been removed from the series as well as from an unannounced Star Wars book after he was temporarily suspended from Twitter earlier this week. In a series of tweets, Wendig noted that he was fired from the remainder of the series “because of the negativity and vulgarity that my tweets bring... It was too much politics, too much vulgarity, too much negativity on my part.” A Marvel spokesperson confirmed that Wendig had...
  • Tom Hardy's Spider Man spin-off Venom branded a 'complete failure' and a 'total mess' [tr]

    10/02/2018 8:46:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 2, 2018 | Lily Waddell
    Tom Hardy's Spider Man spin-off movie Venom was labelled a 'complete failure' by critics and audiences alike following the world premiere in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Critics scathingly tore into the movie as they claimed it felt 'dated', with one reviewer warning other people to steer clear of the film at the cinema. Starring Hardy as the lead, the superhero flick tells the story of journalist Eddie Brock who becomes infected with an alien symbiote that gives him powers.
  • Box Office: 'Captain Marvel' Is Being Set Up To Fail

    09/25/2018 11:52:23 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 62 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 25, 2018 | Scott Mendelson
    [Snip] Captain Marvel could be another $1 billion+ worldwide grosser. However, that’s not remotely a guarantee at this premature juncture. It may not even match the domestic ($413 million) and worldwide ($821m) totals of Wonder Woman. Unless Marvel and Walt Disney went uncharacteristically over budget, it won’t have to. Should Captain Marvel find itself on the defensive when it “only” earns about what Ant-Man and the Wasp ($621m) pulled in? Wonder Woman benefited from rave reviews and a narrative of Gal Gadot’s female superhero “saving” the DCEU after the critically-slammed Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad. It offered a solo...
  • First ‘Captain Marvel’ Trailer Sends the MCU’s Strongest Superhero into Action

    09/18/2018 5:58:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    Colider ^ | September 18, 2018 | Adam Chitwood
    Marvel Studios has unveiled the first full trailer for the MCU’s upcoming and highly anticipated installment, Captain Marvel. The 1990s-set film serves as Marvel Studios’ first prequel, as well as its first superhero movie with a female lead as Oscar-winner Brie Larson plays Carol Danvers, a pilot with superhuman powers who gets caught up in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races Larson is joined by Samuel L. Jackson and Clark Gregg as S.H.I.E.L.D. members Nick Fury and Phil Coulson, both of whom will be getting the digital de-aging treatment in the 90s-set storyline. Other familiar faces...
  • Caitlyn Jenner Wants to Play a Marvel Villain (tr)

    08/07/2018 2:37:58 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 35 replies
    Variety ^ | August 7, 2018 | RAMIN SETOODEH
    In this week’s special Variety issue on transgender Hollywood, Caitlyn Jenner talked about how she’s secretly meeting with members of Congress to fight for equality. But just as surprisingly, she also revealed that she might be open to acting. Jenner said that her dream role would be a comic-book villainess. “In a Marvel movie, I want to play the baddest-ass lady you’ve ever seen in your life,” Jenner said. “They got the wicked queen or the wicked lady. Just do the makeup and the outfit. And I got the deep voice.” Before she transitioned, Jenner co-starred on TV’s “CHiPs” and...
  • Director James Gunn Apologizes for ‘Offensive’ Old Tweets Joking About Rape, Pedophilia

    07/20/2018 8:08:13 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 21 replies
    The Wrap ^ | July 20, 2018 | Thom Geier
    James Gunn, the writer-director of Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise, apologized late Thursday after a series of old (now deleted) tweets resurfaced in which the filmmaker made what he admitted were “offensive” jokes about taboo topics like rape and pedophilia. “Many people who have followed my career know when I started, I viewed myself as a provocateur, making movies and telling jokes that were outrageous and taboo,” Gunn wrote in a series of tweets. “As I have discussed publicly many times, as I’ve developed as a person, so has my work and my humor.” Gunn, who apparently deactivated his...
  • Captain America: Donald Trump is 'Putin's puppet'

    07/17/2018 3:36:40 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 46 replies
    BBC News ^ | July 17, 2018 | BBC
    Captain America has called Donald Trump a "puppet" following a summit between the US leader and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Well, the actor who plays him has anyway. Chris Evans was reacting to Mr Trump's decision to defend Russia over allegations it interfered in the US election that made Donald Trump president - contradicting what his own intelligence agencies say. The Avenger called it a "disgrace". "Politics aside", the Democrat said on Twitter, "This is 100% un-American".
  • Jurassic World's lesbian vet and other LGBT characters that are all talk

    07/02/2018 7:14:31 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 39 replies
    BBC News ^ | 20th June 2018 | BBC News
    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom star Daniella Pineda says her character in the film is gay - not that you would know from watching it. She told Build that the line with the reveal was cut from the movie "for the sake of time". In the scene, she's talking to Chris Pratt's character. "I look at Chris and I'm like: 'Square jaw, good bone structure, tall, muscles - I don't date men, but if I did, it would be you'," she said. Daniella continued: "I love that I'm looking at Chris Pratt, like the hottest guy in the world and I'm...

    06/27/2018 5:45:19 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 68 replies
    One Angry Gamer ^ | June 27th 2018 | Billy D
    After the media decided to take Marvel executives to task for not having enough LGBTQIA representation in their live-action films, Marvel Studios runner Kevin Feige was pressured into confirming that there will be more out and about characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a means of attempting to assuage the Rainbow Reich. Speaking with The Playlist, the outlet practically coerced Feige into confirming that LGBTQ heroes or heroines will be featured in upcoming movies after they complained that Ant-Man and The Wasp didn’t feature any flamboyantly gay characters, with the outlet writing…. “The context for the interview was for...
  • Marvel Cinematic Universe will soon include two openly LGBTQ characters

    06/26/2018 6:13:22 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 33 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | June 25, 2018 | ANTHONY BREZNICAN
    Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige says there will be two LGBTQ characters in future films — and we already know one of them. We just don’t know exactly who he means. In an interview about with Gregory Ellwood of The Playlist, Feige answer “yes” to the question: “When are we getting a Gay, Bi, LGBTQ, out character in the MCU? Is it even in the works?” When asked if they’re characters we’ve already seen, or characters who will be new to the story line, Feige replied: “Both… Both ones you’ve seen and ones you haven’t seen.” The answers were tight-lipped,...