The rumors finally became reality. Marvel Studios can use Spider-Man in an upcoming movie, and Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige and former Sony chairman Amy Pascal will work together as producers to bring the next Spider-Man solo film to the big screen. Though the Marc Webb films have their moments, there was a lot of ill-informed franchise building, where random pieces were being set up… Continue reading Marvel Studios Countdown: Three Things Marvel Should Do with Spider-Man
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You might’ve seen the first trailer for 2015’s Fantastic Four and thought some of the same things we thought; namely, that it doesn’t quite look like the wild and wooly world that Stan Lee and Jack Kirby kicked off the Marvel universe with way back in 1961. It’s a deadly serious trailer, mostly devoid of FX money shots, selling an overall adult tone… Continue reading Marvel Countdown: How Fox Put the "Ultimate" in 'Fantastic Four'
Most of the big Marvel movie news last week concerned properties that Disney and Marvel Studios do not directly control. There was news of reshoots on Fantastic Four, a confirmation from Patrick Stewart that he and Ian McKellen have been fully replaced by James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender in X-Men: Apocalypse, and a continuation of the “will they/won’t they” dance between Sony’s Spider-Man
I’m beginning to think of Marvel TV as frozen-dinner lasagna to Marvel Studios’ carefully homemade lasagna. They’re sort of the same dish, but they’re not. One is noticeably cheaper. It does a serviceable job reminding you of the good stuff. Sometimes it hits the spot, sometimes it doesn’t, but it never ever beats the real thing. Agent Carter, an eight-episode miniseries that shines… Continue reading Marvel Studios Countdown: How TV's 'Agent Carter' Connects to the Big-Screen Cinematic Universe
Maybe we should just let Marvel Studios run the country? Ditch our current government and just live in a world where wars are fought with casting announcements and release dates? Until that eventual day, we’ll look back at 2014 as the most important year for Marvel Studios since it exploded onto the scene in 2008. What were the most shocking moments? Glad I… Continue reading Marvel Studios Countdown: Marvel's Most Shocking Moments of 2014