If superhero fatigue is a real thing, the tipping point happened this Summer. Avengers: Age of Ultron’s box office returns were very strong but not strong enough to overtake the grosses for the original film. The initial gimmick of seeing the team assemble for the first time was spent and movie-goers’ reactions were more mixed, leading to less return business. Ant-Man had a… Continue reading Marvel Studios Countdown: Superhero Fatigue and What Marvel Is Doing to Fight It
While promoting the home video release of Avengers: Age of Ultron this week, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige addressed a number of topics regarding the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Here are the most notable bits:
Captain America: Civil War ends an era
It’ll have been a brief “era,” spanning only five years, from 2011 to 2016, but the end of the… Continue reading Marvel Studios Chief Teases 'Captain America,' 'Spider-Man' and TV's 'Daredevil'
This week, Captain America: Civil War set photos revealed Frank Grillo in costume as Captain America villain Crossbones. We last saw Grillo as disgraced SHIELD agent Brock Rumlow with his broken body loaded into an ambulance during the finale of Winter Soldier. Astute Marvel fans knew that wouldn’t be the last we’d see of Rumlow and Civil War looks to deliver on the… Continue reading Marvel Studios Countdown: Meet the Bad Guys of 'Captain America: Civil War'
A lot has happened in the three years between Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron. SHIELD has gone down in flames and Nick Fury has gone into hiding, leaving the Avengers, if they exist as a unit at all, as freelancers in the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe. Some of the team have gone through profound changes since we last saw them in an… Continue reading Marvel Studios Countdown: Who Enters 'Age of Ultron' the Most Changed??