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
Like any year, 2014 was filled with hits and disappointments, and winners and losers. For every bomb, there was a hit. For every actor who broke through, there was one who fell through the cracks. But also like any year, some people stood out from the pack. Some actors, actresses, movies and studios simply owned the year and emerged from it… Continue reading The 10 Biggest "Winners" of 2014: Marvel Studios, Shailene Woodley, Channing Tatum and More
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
With the casting of Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange it’s hard to tell if it was wishful fans who willed the casting to life or if it was the Marvel folks expertly whipping fans into a frenzy to make it seem as if they were responsible. The date is set; on November 4, 2016, Cumberbatch will carry his first blockbuster as Marvel’s Master… Continue reading Marvel Studios Countdown: Where Else Might We See Benedict Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange?